June 16, 2014
Conversation with Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev
By Marquis Brand
This breakfast discussion provided an opportunity to engage with Minister Ashikbayev on his and his country's foreign policy priorities, approach toward Afghanistan, and on challenges and opportunities in Kazakhstan's development. Ashikbayev emphasized the importance of economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and the United States.
Deputy Foreign Minister Ashikbayev was appointed in 2013. Previously, he served as Deputy Head of the Prime Minister's office, Head of Foreign Policy at the office of the President, and Head of the Foreign Minister's Chancellery.