US official outlines policy toward Kazakhstan

August 24, 2006 – Evan A. Feigenbaum, the new deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, outlined US policy in Central Asia – and particularly in Kazakhstan – during a speech 23 August at a conference entitled “Kazakhstan and the USA: Current State and Prospects for Bilateral Cooperation.” The conference was sponsored by the Institute of World Economy and Policy at the First Kazakhstan President Foundation in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in collaboration with the US Embassy in Almaty and the AES Corporation. Participants discussed the US role in developing Kazakhstan’s energy industry, prospects for supplying oil to the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline, bilateral trade, US support for Kazakhstan’s World Trade Organization accession, US investment outside the energy sector, and promoting security in Central Asia and the Caspian region. Following is the prepared text of Feigenbaum’s remarks on “Kazakhstan and the United States in a Changed World”: ‘Kazakhstan and the United States in a changed world’. (See the whole article on

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