Alcee Hastings is a Democratic Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, a Member of House Rules Committee and a Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Issues on strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and U.S. were discussed at the meeting. Special consideration was also given to the significance of strengthening peace and stability in the countries-members of OSCE.
It is a great honor for me to meet with the President of your great country. We have met with Mr Nazarbayev five years ago in Almaty. Today I expressed my appreciation to him for the welcome. And I am grateful to him for the data on building democracy in Kazakhstan.
At the briefing answering the question on Kazakhstan’s bid to chair OSCE in 2009, A. Hastings said:
“I hope the positive decision will be adopted in 2009 in Brussels.
U.S. Congressman also informed that he intended to discuss with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan issues on OSCE reformation and to ask him to “support the reforms in Organization that would be useful both for Kazakhstan and for other 54 countries-members of OSCE”.