US State Secretary to pay first visit to Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Astana. December 18. KazTAG - Mike Pompeo, US State Secretary, will be the first head of the US Foreign Ministry to pay visit to Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
"Pompeo accepted an invitation from Tleuberdi (Mukhtar, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan -KazTAG) to pay an official visit to Kazakhstan early next year. We have started preparation to this visit. The program will be highly topical," said Aibek Smadyarov, MFA spokesman.
In his words, Tleuberdi discussed a wide range of issues with his American colleague.
"You know we are developing bilateral relations with the US. The American side has shown big interest. Kazakhstan is the only state in the CIS with which the US has extended strategic partnership with multi-dimensional interaction on all the spectrum of bilateral cooperation," he said.

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