Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State
On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Kazakhstan on the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence on December 16, 2021.
The United States greatly appreciates Kazakhstan’s efforts to advance economic connectivity, prosperity and growth, as well as its many contributions to international peace and security. Kazakhstan has been at the heart of Central Asia’s transformation over the past thirty years. It has distinguished itself as a model to other nations for its steadfast commitment to nuclear non-proliferation, and we are heartened by Kazakhstan’s ongoing political and human rights reforms. The United States congratulates Kazakhstan on its election to the United Nations Human Rights Council. We also support Kazakhstan’s efforts to expand the use of renewable energy and improve its climate for foreign investment.
The United States is proud to call Kazakhstan a friend and remains committed to its sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity. We will continue to strengthen our strategic partnership to the benefit of the citizens of both countries.