Ambassador Kairat Umarov biography

   Kairat Umarov

 Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States  

 Term of the appointment: 01/2013 to present           

Ambassador Umarov presented his credentials to President Barack Obama in January 2013 after serving as Kazakhstan’s Deputy Foreign Minister since 2009.  Prior to the Deputy Foreign Minister's post, Dr. Umarov was Ambassador to India & Sri Lanka for five years. 

The cornerstone of the Kazakh – U.S. strategic partnership is nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear security.  Under Ambassador Umarov’s leadership, the Embassy is also active to build political, economic as well as people-to-people ties between the two countries.

Currently, the Kazakh – U.S. relationship is experiencing a new stage of growth driven by common strategic goals: regional security and economic prosperity. Ambassador Umarov focuses on public diplomacy, investment and commercial, science and technology cooperation, as Kazakhstan pursues to be a trade and logistics hub for entire New Silk Road region.

Ambassador Umarov is actively promoting American involvement in the  Astana Economic Forum, EXPO 2017 on the theme Future Energy." He is passionate about further enhancing overall bilateral ties between the two countries.

Ambassador Umarov has a young adult-aged son.

Ambassador Umarov presented his credentials to President Obama in January 2013 after serving as Kazakhstan’s deputy foreign minister since 2009.  Prior to the DFM post, Umarov was for five years ambassador to India & Sri Lanka.  

The cornerstone of the Kazakh – U.S. relationship is nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear security.  Under Umarov’s leadership, Kazakhstan is active to build the economic ties between the two countries. The Kazakh – U.S. relationship is experiencing a new stage of growth driven by common strategic goals: regional security and regional economic integration.  Umarov’s talks to enhance Kazakhstan’s trade relations with the world and the region. We would like to see Kazakhstan as a trade and logistics hub, just as it was during the Great Silk Road.

Ambassador Umarov is actively promoting American involvement in the  Astana Economic Forum and the 2017 world’s fair, Astana EXPO 2017, that will showcase innovative companies and new technologies consistent within the expo’s theme: Future of Energy.  

Umarov is married with a young adult-aged son.

- See more at: http://www.kazakhembus.com/content/ambassador-kairat-umarov-long-form-bi....Ambassador Umarov presented his credentials to President Obama in January 2013 after serving as Kazakhstan’s deputy foreign minister since 2009.  Prior to the DFM post, Umarov was for five years ambassador to India The cornerstone of the Kazakh – U.S. relationship is nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear security.  Under Umarov’s leadership, Kazakhstan is active to build the economic ties between the two countries. The Kazakh – U.S. relationship is experiencing a new stage of growth driven by common strategic goals: regional security and regional economic integration.  Umarov’s talks to enhance Kazakhstan’s trade relations with the world and the region. We would like to see Kazakhstan as a trade and logistics hub, just as it was during the Great Silk Road.