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In Nur-Sultan, Ambassador Sales will meet with senior government officials October 7 and 8 to discuss the U.S. – Kazakhstan counterterrorism partnership and Kazakhstan’s significant contributions to the worldwide effort to repatriate citizens from territory formerly held by the so-called “Islamic State” in Syria.  Ambassador Sales will discuss Kazakhstan’s groundbreaking work rehabilitating and reintegrating returnees, and the country’s constructive efforts to share its experiences in the C5+1 format and in other multilateral fora.  He will also discuss with senior officials Kazakhstan’s prosecution and incarceration of those responsible for terrorism-related crimes, as well as regional efforts to counter violent extremism.


U.S. Department of State

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