[Extensions of Remarks]
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HON. DANA ROHRABACHER
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Mr. ROHRABACHER. Mr. Speaker, over the 25 years of Kazakhstan's
independence, that country has become a valued member of the
international community. Its commitment to building a relationship with
the United States has resulted in stronger ties and a strategic
partnership rooted in shared interests.
After the Soviet Union dissolved, Kazakhstan inherited the fourth
largest nuclear stockpile in the world. Through President Nursultan
Nazarbayev's leadership, this nuclear arsenal was decommissioned and
the steadfastness of their government in this matter has become a key
part of our bilateral relations.
Today, I would like to call my colleagues' attention to the
international Expo 2017 which recently opened in the capital city of
Astana. This unique event is focused on addressing the challenging
issues of our time, especially the need for improved energy solutions.
Expo 2017 is expected to draw nearly five million visitors over just a
I congratulate the leaders and the people of Kazakhstan on the
opening of Expo 2017 and wish them success as public audiences visit
the exposition and the nation of Kazakhstan.