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Acting with the authorities of the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales met with Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister, Mukhtar Tileuberdi, on December 12.  They discussed the U.S. – Kazakhstan counterterrorism partnership and Kazakhstan’s global leadership to repatriate its ISIS-fighter citizens from Iraq and Syria, noting how Kazakhstan’s groundbreaking efforts to repatriate, prosecute, and reintegrate foreign terrorist fighters is an example for the rest of the world to follow.  Ambassador Sales also commended Kazakhstan’s work to share its experiences in the C5+1 format and in other multilateral fora.  Lastly, they discussed Kazakhstan’s efforts to monitor and combat trafficking in persons, and China’s repressive policies against ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang.

U.S. Department of State

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