BGR Public Relations inked a contract October 12 to help Kazakhstan celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the US.

Kazakhstan, which was part of the Soviet Union, declared its independence on December 16, 1991 and established ties with the US.

The country renounced its nuclear arsenal, which was the world's 4th largest, and closed a testing site.

George Washington University's Central Asia Program and Kazakhstan's Embassy will hold a virtual conference on December 16 to discuss political, trade, economic, security and cultural ties between the US and Kazakhstan.

BGR's pact runs through the rest of the year. It receives a $30K monthly retainer for the work.

Jeff Birnbaum, president of BGR PR, handles the effort. He's a former Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fortune reporter and longtime Fox News Channel contributor.