Remarks
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
May 5, 2009



Date: 05/05/2009 Description: Secretary Clinton With Kazakh Foreign Minister Marat Tazhin Before Their Meeting. State Dept Photo
SECRETARY CLINTON:
Well, I am very pleased to welcome to the State Department the minister for foreign affairs from Kazakhstan. We have a lot of good work going on between the United States and Kazakhstan. I will explore with the minister some additional ways that we can cooperate. And we’re very appreciative of the support that has been given to the United States in a number of areas. I had a memorable visit to Kazakhstan some years ago, and I am very, very much looking forward to our discussions. Thank you for being here, Mr. Minister.

FOREIGN MINISTER TAZHIN: Thank you very much indeed. First of all, it’s a great honor and pleasure for me to have possibility to meet with you in State Department. Thanks. I remember one phrase that was said many years ago here in Washington, that foreign relations like human relations; they are endless, and usually the solution of one problem leads to another one. But fortunately, we have not any serious problems in relations between United States and Kazakhstan. And I hope, thanks to your activities, thanks to our joint activity, the relations between Kazakhstan and United States will be even more constructive, more stable, and more fruitful. So thank you very much again.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you, sir.

FOREIGN MINISTER TAZHIN: Thank you.



PRN: 2009/418