Sanat Kushkumbayev, Deputy Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazISS), revealed what problems will be raised next week during President Nursultan Nazarbayev and U.S. President Donald J. Trump at the White House.
The key goal is to propel Kazakhstan-U.S. cooperation to the level of expanded strategic partnership, the expert told Kazinform.
"The U.S. has been our long-standing strategic partner since the early days of our independence. In January, we will celebrate 26 years of Kazakhstan-U.S. diplomatic relations. The U.S. is a major trade and investment partner of Kazakhstan. From the political perspective, we cooperate on solution and promotion of regional and global security,” he said.
Kushkumbaye noted that the meeting will focus on the situation in Afghanistan, the Syrian conflict, relations with Russia in terms of Eurasian integration of the U.S.
He added that Kazakhstan's stance on non-proliferation will also be in the center of negotiations at the White House.