Secretary of State, US Ambassador discuss coop in social and humanitarian sphere

June 23. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Secretary of State, US Ambassador discuss coop in social and humanitarian sphereToday Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova has met with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States in Kazakhstan George Albert Krol. Kazinform has learnt from Akorda.

Secretary of State congratulated the US Ambassador on his appointment and expressed confidence that his work will help to further deepen the comprehensive fruitful cooperation between our countries.

During the meeting the parties exchange views on topical issues of social and humanitarian cooperation, prevention of terrorism and extremism, promotion of the values of multi-ethnic, multi-religious tolerant society.

In conclusion, the sides noted the high level of collaboration between Kazakhstan and the United States.

According to statistics, trade turnover between the two countries in 2014 amounted to $2.4 billion. Gross volume of US investments in Kazakhstan exceeded $21 billion. The country has about 470 enterprises with participation of American funds.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2789570

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Kazakhstan’s accession to WTO important for future stabilization of global economy – US Ambassador

June 23. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Kazakhstan’s accession to the WTO is important for future stabilization of the global economy, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the USA to Kazakhstan George Krol said prior to the meeting with Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova.

The Ambassador noted he was glad to hear the news about Kazakhstan’s WTO accession.

“It meets our interests because Kazakhstan plays an important role in the global economy and has to be a member of the WTO. We supported Kazakhstan’s WTO accession and will continue to support Kazakhstan,” G. Krol said.

Besides, Kazakhstan noted that Kazakhstan was one of the biggest economies of the region and had to take its niche in the WTO.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2789581

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US Ambassador G. Krol plans to master Kazakh language

June 23. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Being a diplomat I have to master the Kazakh language to better understand the people of Kazakhstan, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the USA to Kazakhstan George Krol told journalists prior to the meeting with Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova in the Akorda.

“I try to master the Kazakh language. The Kazakh language is nice to near, it sounds musical,” G. Krol said.

The diplomat also emphasized that the language was a soul of the nation. Given Kazakhstan is a multiethnic country, we can easily communicate here using Russian or English. However, it is important for a diplomat to understand the Kazakh language.

The Ambassador also apologized for his pronunciation and said that he tried to improve his Kazakh all the time.

Then, G. Krol wished journalists health and success in the Kazakh language.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2789602

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