Opening Ceremony

H.E. Kairat Umarov provided the welcome address, followed by remarks from Senator Kay Hagan, Rep. Henry Cuellar, Rep. Stephen Lynch, Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller, Rep. Pete Olson, Senator Serik Nugerbekov of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, Rep. Steve Stockman, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, TAA President Faruk Taban, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Mark Meadows, Rep. Pete Gallego and Rep. Doug Collins. Read More:


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Session I

Introductory remarks were provided by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. Senator Ayotte discussed how the U.S. was the first country to recognize Kazakhstan as an independent nation in 1991. The Senator went on to describe the 1994 bilateral investment treaty between the U.S. and Kazakhstan as the first step to increased facilitation of trade and investment. Read More:


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Session II

Introductory remarks were made by U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt, who is also the Co-Chair of the Kazakh Caucus. According to Representative Aderholt, Kazakhstan plays a growing role in the global economy by allowing companies to expand and invest in the region and by deepening and expanding economic cooperation in the fields of energy, manufacturing and industry development. Read More:

2013 Convention

US – Kazakhstan

The first-ever Kazakh-American Convention took place in Washington D.C. on December 11. The day was a celebration of the strategic partnership and relations between the two nations. The event,  featured about 30 Members Congress, U.S. Administration Officials, Members of the Kazakh Parliament, various business and think-tank leaders were in attendance to help devise a plan for growth of the U.S.-Kazakh relationship. Read More: