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In the continuing effort to bolster bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and the United States of America, Kanat Sharlapaev, the Kazakh Minister of industry and construction, conducted a meeting with David Applegate, the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey.

This visit signifies a considerable advancement in the collaborative efforts between the two nations in geology, a field of strategic significance for Kazakhstan’s industrial progression, particularly in the extraction of critical minerals.

The discussion during the meeting focused on the prospects for cooperation in research. A particular focus was placed on the potential use of the U.S. Geological Survey’s advanced technologies and methodologies to improve the efficiency of Kazakhstani geological research and development projects.

«I also want to highlight that our countries have historically established close trade relationships, including in the realm of critical minerals. We have unique capabilities in producing a range of rare and rare-earth metals», noted the Minister.

Moreover, Kanat Sharlapaev emphasized the importance and potential for expanding the existing cooperation, especially in the exploration and development of critical mineral deposits in Kazakhstan, 17 out of 50 types of which are identified by the U.S. Geological Survey as crucial.

The key directions for future collaboration will involve attracting investment in geological exploration, mining, and processing of rare and rare-earth metals, as well as facilitating Kazakhstan’s integration into the global value chain through cutting-edge technologies and expertise.

This meeting paves new avenues for further development and deepening of industrial and scientific ties between Kazakhstan and the USA, affirming a mutual interest in joint exploration and utilization of natural resources for the benefit of both countries.