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The joint statement highlighted previous cooperation between the two countries, such as radiological and nuclear detection equipment NNSA loaned to Kazakhstan, and areas for future collaboration, including offers of radiation detection and telecommunications equipment to establish an Emergency Operations Center for CAESC in Astana. NNSA will provide the necessary equipment and resources for the center on long-term loan or as a cost-free donation to help CAESC build its emergency preparedness and response posture.

The NNSA team visited the U.S. Embassy in Astana, where they briefed U.S. representatives on the agency’s efforts in country.

The team later traveled to Almaty to visit Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Security Training Center. While in the city, team experts also examined the previously loaned detection equipment at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, provided hands-on training, and recalibrated the equipment to improve detection capabilities.