May 27, 2023
Yerzhan Ashikbaev

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States Yerzhan Ashikbayev

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Kazakh Ambassador to the United States Yerzhan Ashikbaev spoke on Tuesday, May 2, at a seminar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. During his speech, he stated that the republic does not intend to help circumvent Western sanctions.

According to him, Kazakhstan remains fully transparent with its American, European and British partners. The country is also committed to enforcing the sanctions, the ambassador added. About it writes TASS.

At the same time, Ashikbayev noted that for the countries of Central Asia, including Kazakhstan, the application of economic sanctions by the West has become “an extremely difficult issue.”

Despite this position, Kazakhstan also does not intend to join the restrictions, since the two countries have close economic relations. This was previously assured by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic.

At the end of April, the authorities of the United States warned Kazakhstan about the risks of applying secondary sanctions to enterprises and financial and credit organizations of the republic for helping Russia.

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