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A Guide to the United States' History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Kazakhstan

Summary

The United States recognized Kazakhstan’s independence on December 25, 1991, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision in an address to the nation regarding the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Modern Flag of Kazakhstan

Modern Flag of Kazakhstan

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Kazakhstan, 1991.

The United States recognized Kazakhstan’s independence on December 25, 1991, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision in an address to the nation regarding the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Kazakhstan previously had been a constituent republic of the USSR.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, 1991.

Diplomatic relations were established on December 25, 1991, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision in an address to the nation regarding the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Establishment of the American Embassy in Alma-Ata (now Almaty), 1992.

The American Embassy in Alma-Ata (now Almaty) was established on February 3, 1992, with William Harrison Courtney as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

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