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Friday, September 25th, 2020



First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan – Minister of Finance Alikhan Smailov met with US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Kazakhstan, William Moser, Ministry’s press service reported.

Smailov and Moser spoke in praise about the development of Kazakh-American relations, which were raised to a qualitatively new level of expanded strategic partnership following the meeting of Elbasy N. Nazarbayev with US President D. Trump in Washington in 2018.

In addition, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan – Minister of Finance distinguished the meetings of Kazakh President K. Tokayev with political, expert and business circles of the United States as part of his participation in the work of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The parties discussed the pace of development of trade, economic and investment partnership between the two states, noting a significant increase in indicators in these areas over the past two years. They exchanged views on the development of the financial system of Kazakhstan in the current global environment, including modernization of the tax system, reduction of the non-oil deficit and the volume of transfers from the National Fund, as well as the development of the public procurement system.

A. Smailov noted the effective interaction of the governments of the two states in protecting Kazakhstan’s interests in the context of the US sanctions policy. The parties emphasized their readiness to continue regular consultations in this area. The interlocutors also agreed that the removal of the Jackson-Vanik amendment from Kazakhstan will further strengthen economic ties between Kazakhstan and the United States.

Source: Kazakhtan 2050