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  • The “Steppe Eagle 2014” international peacekeeping exercise was launched at Kazakhstan’s peacekeeping brigade KAZBRIG on September 24.

    “Steppe Eagle- 2014”

    The “Steppe Eagle 2014” international peacekeeping exercise was launched at Kazakhstan’s peacekeeping brigade KAZBRIG on September 24.

  • President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York, N.Y. September 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    President Obama’s Address to the UN

    President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York, N.Y. September 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama greets participants after remarks to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program, on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps

    President Barack Obama greets participants after remarks to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program, on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 12, 2014.

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  • Speaking from the State Floor in the White House on September 10, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation on the situation in Iraq and the United States’ strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL

    Statement by the President on ISIL

    Speaking from the State Floor in the White House on September 10, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation on the situation in Iraq and the United States’ strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL

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Embassy Highlights

  • Opening of the international peacekeeping exercise “Steppe Eagle- 2014”
    Opening of the international peacekeeping exercise “Steppe Eagle- 2014”

    The “Steppe Eagle 2014” international peacekeeping exercise was launched at Kazakhstan’s peacekeeping brigade KAZBRIG on September 24. Kazakhstani peacekeeping personnel are heading off to Germany, where they will participate in exercises with counterparts from the United States, the UK, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. U.S. Ambassador John Ordway delivered opening remarks..  

  • Timothy Lawrence, Expert in Labor Force Education, to Visit Kazakhstan
    Timothy Lawrence, Expert in Labor Force Education, to Visit Kazakhstan

    The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the U.S. Visiting Speaker Program of Timothy W. Lawrence, Executive Director of SkillsUSA, September 29 – October 7, 2014. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce ..  

  • Growing Opportunities for Kazakhstani Small and Medium Enterprises
    Growing Opportunities for Kazakhstani Small and Medium Enterprises

    Almaty, September 25, 2014 - USAID’s Business Connections project, co-financed by USAID and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, builds the competitiveness Kazakhstani small and medium businesses. It is implemented under the framework of the Kazakhstan-American Program for Economic Development and supports the Government of Kazakhstan’s Business Road Map – 2020.. (PDF, 248KB) 

  • The United States Service Academies Class of 2019
    The United States Service Academies Class of 2019

    The Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is pleased to invite young Kazakhstanis to compete for appointment to the United States Service Academies (U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy) for the Class of 2019, which begins in the summer of 2015 ..  

  • President Barack Obama greets participants after remarks to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program, on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
    Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps

    This morning at the White House, President Obama joined former President Bill Clinton in celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, and welcoming some of the national service program's newest members.Across the country today, thousands of people took the pledge to be AmeriCorps members ..   Video »

  • Speaking from the State Floor in the White House on September 10, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation on the situation in Iraq and the United States’ strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL, a terrorist organization.
    President Obama Addresses the Nation on the ISIL Threat

    Speaking from the State Floor in the White House on September 10, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation on the situation in Iraq and the United States’ strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL, a terrorist organization.  Video »

  • In Astana, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott and Minister Zhanar Aitzhanova sign the MOU on Joint Efforts to Enable the Economic Empowerment of Women and Promote Women’s Entrepreneurship. Witnessing the ceremony are U.S. Congressmen Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Ambassador John Ordway, Prime Minister Karim Massimov, and Ambassador Kairat Umarov
    Promoting Women Entrepreneurs: Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding

    In Astana, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott and Minister Zhanar Aitzhanova sign the MOU on Joint Efforts to Enable the Economic Empowerment of Women and Promote Women’s Entrepreneurship. Witnessing the ceremony are U.S. Congressmen Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Ambassador John Ordway, Prime Minister Karim Massimov, and Ambassador Kairat Umarov.  

  • United States and Kazakhstan Deepen Partnership to Counter Nuclear Smuggling
    United States and Kazakhstan Deepen Partnership to Counter Nuclear Smuggling

    A multiagency delegation of U.S. officials met with their Republic of Kazakhstan counterparts in Astana on September 8-9 to advance U.S.-Kazakhstani mutual efforts to counter nuclear smuggling, a goal both countries have highlighted at the Nuclear Security Summits in Seoul and The Hague. The meeting provided an opportunity to deepen our ongoing bilateral partnership in this area under ..  

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    Interview for Radiotochka.kz

    David Gamble, Information Officer of the U.S. Embassy of Kazakhstan during the interview for Radiotochka.kz  Watch on youtube »

  • Summer Dance Classes
    Summer Dance Classes

    Company E, a contemporary dance group based in Washington DC, will be hosting dance classes at the Yestai Palace of Culture in Pavlodar from August 12-23. Classes will be held Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The week will end with Company E’s performance on stage at 7 pm!  

Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • Town Hall Meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Astana on September 16

    The U.S. Embassy in Astana would like to invite all American citizens in Kazakhstan to a town hall meeting on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. The program includes comments by the Ambassador, updates on consular services by the Consular Section Chief, and information on the current security situation from the Regional Security Office ..  Download (PDF, 126KB) »

  • Visa-Free Travel to Kazakhstan

    On July 15, 2014, Kazakhstan implemented a one-year pilot program that will allow all short-term U.S. citizen travelers to visit Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 15 days for all purposes of travel excluding employment and missionary work ..   Download (PDF, 216KB)  »

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014

  • Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014

Video

  • Recycling program at the U.S. Embassy
    Recycling program at the U.S. Embassy
    U.S. Embassy Astana launched its recycling program in August 2014. We are proud to present you this video of our interns from the Facilities Management Office describing the basic elements of our program. We hope that our program can be an inspiration and a model for other embassies, places of employment, and consumers in Kazakhstan! How do you plan to make your life and work “greener?”
  • Snow Leopards in Summer
    Snow Leopards in Summer
    It’s been cool in Astana recently, but it’s still hot in other parts of Kazakhstan! Watch the video to find out how these snow leopards are dealing with the heat!
  • Statement by Chargé d'Affaires in Kazakhstan John Ordway
    Statement by Chargé d'Affaires in Kazakhstan Ordway
    Statement by Chargé d'Affaires in Kazakhstan John Ordway at a reception in honor of the U.S. Independence Day

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