Washington hosts 1st conference of ministries on religious freedom

26 July, 2018, 13:49 284
Washington hosts 1st conference of ministries on religious freedom

The Conference was devoted to the promotion of freedom of religion.

On the invitation of the US State Secretary Michel Pompeo Minister of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan, Kairat Abdrakhmanov is staying on a visit in Washington to take part in the first Conference of ministries on the promotion of the freedom, BNews.kz correspondent reports.

On the eve of the conference, on July 25, Kairat Abdrakhmanov held a number of meetings with the leadership of the US State Department, including First Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and Ambassador for Religious Freedoms Sam Brownback, who in the second half of the 1990s initiated the development of cooperation as the US Senator in the format of the Silk Road Strategy.

The diplomats noted the high dynamics of the development of Kazakh-American relations and the implementation of the agreements reached after the official visit of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Washington in January 2018. Expansion of political and trade and economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and the United States was of great interest as well.

The same day, the Kazakh foreign minister met with the leadership of US companies and corporations who were familiarized with new favorable conditions for doing business in Kazakhstan. The meeting focused due to a successful implementation of agreements between leaders of Kazakhstan and the USA a growth of business activity is observed and there is a US investments’ inflow to the economy of Kazakhstan.

The Minister drew attention to the fact that Kazakhstan is interested in a large-scale attraction of American experience and capital for implementation of large-scale high-tech projects, including in the sphere of processing and manufacturing industry, development of transport infrastructure, agriculture, communications, and IT-technologies. These and many other projects will be worked out during the upcoming visits of Kazakh officials to the United States and American trade missions to Kazakhstan.