Kazakhstan – U.S. Cooperation

Enhanced Partnership for the 21st Century

Mutual Objectives:

to strengthen cooperation in trade, regional security and nuclear non-proliferation, regional economic integration, and development of civil society, rule of law and democracy.

$48 billion to date; $5.3 billion in 2018

Foreign direct investment into Kazakhstan from US sources in 2018 reached a record level of $5.3 billion, which demonstrates a confidence from US investors.

More than 700 legal entities

More than 700 US companies operate in Kazakhstan. Chevron is the first foreign company to enter Kazakhstan in 1990 and hundreds of American companies have followed across all priority sectors.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Council

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Council (USKZBC) with the goal of advancing economic and commercial cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

$2 billion in annual two-way trade

Promoting Peace and Stability

Bilateral relations are built on the cornerstone of nuclear nonproliferation. Today, Kazakhstan and the U.S. continue to ensure peace and stability in Central Asia and Afghanistan through joint security exercises, development programs and humanitarian aid.

Kazakhstan and the United States elevated cooperation to the framework of an Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue during First President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s visit to the White House in January 2018.

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, visited Kazakhstan in February 2020 to reaffirm the importance of the Kazakhstan-U.S. strategic relationship. The visit focused on trade and investment and ways to expand both nations’ prosperity.

Secretary Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi held a joint news conference on February 2, 2020 in Nur-Sultan. The sides noted the importance of expanding the legislative and regulatory framework with new agreements, to further diversifying the economic partnership, and strengthening the interaction with the United States in the regional format.