THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
U.S.-KAZAKHSTAN COMMISSION TO MEET IN WASHINGTON
Washington, DC -- Vice President Al Gore today announced that the U.S.-Kazakhstan Commission will meet in Washington on December 20. Vice President Gore and Kazakhstan's President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, will chair the Commission session and review the Commission's work in areas such as security and defense, economic and political reform, and trade and investment. The Vice President and President Nazarbayev will also hold one-on-one meetings on matters of bilateral concern.
The United States and Kazakhstan established the Commission in November, 1994. The Commission meets once per year, alternating between Washington and Almaty. It is composed of working groups on political and security issues, economic reform, defense, environment, science and technology, and business development.
The Commission last met in Kazakhstan in November 1998. The U.S. delegation was led by Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich.
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