US Relations

The United States, on December 25, 1991, was the first country to recognize Kazakhstan’s independence following the break up of the Soviet Union. Kazakh - U.S. Relations are built on the cornerstone of nuclear nonproliferation and security, and over the course of 25 years has grown to include strong bilateral cooperation on trade, regional security and the stabilization of Afghanistan, regional economic integration, and development of civil society, rule of law and democracy. The steadfast bilateral relationship between the US and Kazakhstan is built upon a foundation of trust and mutual respect, and at any time exclude no topic or issue.

Progress on mutually prioritized issues is guided by the Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue. The ESPD is described by the White House as An Enhanced Partnership for the 21st Century, to which Kazakhstan agrees. The ESPD is convened annually, and most recently discussed on December 10, 2020, and on December 4, 2019 in Washington, D.C., preceeding a visit by Foreign Minister Tileuberdi.

President Tokayev hosted Secretary of State Pompeo in Nur-Sultan in Feburary 2020 where trade, security and other shared priorities were discussed.

Bilateral Relations Dashboard

The United States and Kazakhstan have a deep and comprehensive bilateral relationship. Rich media and data visualisations help to tell the story of friendship and cooperation between our two nations.

US Strategy for Central Asia 2019-2025

The United States’ primary strategic interest in this region is to build a more stable and prosperous Central Asia that is free to pursue political, economic, and security interests.

Political Cooperation

Kazakhstan considers the U.S. one of its most important diplomatic partners and both countries have shared priorities. Bilateral cooperation was affirmed by President Donald J. Trump and then-President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev at the... Read more

Economic Cooperation

Kazakhstan has attracted significant foreign investment since independence. The U.S. is one of Kazakhstan’s most important economic partners. Bilateral cooperation is affirmed by one-on-one meetings between presidents. Most recently Presidents ... Read more

Security Cooperation

Security and nuclear non-proliferation is a cornerstone of the Kazakhstan - United States relations. Kazakhstan considers the U.S. one of its most important partners in regional and global security. Bilateral cooperation was affirmed by Preside... Read more