Jeffrey Birnbaum
Jeffrey Birnbaum

BGR Government Affairs is providing strategic communications and media outreach for Kazakhstan, the oil-rich central Asia state.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country's only leader since it was carved off from the Soviet Union, stepped down in 2019 after thirty years at the helm.

The collapse of oil prices and spread of COVID-19 has hammered Kazakhstan's economy.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in April about joint efforts to address the pandemic and reaffirmed their intent to work closely on bilateral and global affairs.

Pompeo visited Kazakhstan in February.

BGR PR president Jeffrey Birnbaum and VP Jo Maney work on the $160K contract. They report to Erzhan Kazyhanov, Kazakhstan's ambassador to the US.