Kazakh foreign minister visits Washington for talks


WASHINGTON, DC -- Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov arrived in Washington to take part in the first Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry reported Thursday (July 26).

The conference, hosted by the US State Department, was set for July 25-26.

Abdrakhmanov, whom US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo invited to Washington, met US State Department officials ahead of the conference on Wednesday (July 25).

The two sides discussed Kazakh-US relations and the countries' political and economic partnerships. They also reviewed implementation of the agreements reached during the official visit of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Washington in January, said the statement.

Abdrakhmanov conferred with executives of leading US companies, highlighting the favourable business environment in Kazakhstan and increased US investment.

He voiced his government's desire to diversify the country's economy and its interest in attracting American experience and capital for the implementation of joint projects in manufacturing, transport infrastructure, agriculture, communications and information technology.

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