International Press on President Nazarbayev’s official visit to U.S.

President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev’s official visit to the US has attracted the attention of the international mass media. Darlene Superville from The Washington Post and  Rebecca Ballhaus from The Wall Street Journal,  highlighted that during the visit heads of the two states agreed on strengthening cooperation in security, trade and investments. The journalists also mentioned the agreements made during the meetings. Both authors mention that the countries will start technical consultations as part of the strategic energy dialogue in 2018.


The current-affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific, The Diplomat published an article on Nursultan Nazarbayev’s visit to the US. Catherine Putz, the author of the article says that Washington DC has defined Astana as a strategic partner with a promising future. The US considers Kazakhstan as a guarantor of peace and security in Central Asia.  

“Kazakhstan is a valued partner in our efforts to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. Kazakhstan’s voluntary surrendering of the world’s fourth largest nuclear arsenal shortly after independence gave the country the “moral right” to talk to countries seeking nuclear weapons, such as Iran and North Korea. ”


David Merkel, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs published an article about Nursultan Nazarbayev's visit to America in The Hill, American political newspaper. The expert writes about the incontestable leadership of the Kazakh President in Central Asia. The author attaches special importance to Kazakhstan’s chairmanship in the UN Security Council in addressing global and regional issues.

 “President Nazarbayev’s visit to Washington, as well as his chairing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, demonstrates how far this country has come in the brief time since gaining its independence.”


The leading Russian media reports on the reached agreements and the strengthened strategic partnerships between Kazakhstan and the United States of America.