On July 13, 2020, a zoom meeting was organized between the Department of GMPI (Geology and exploration of mineral deposits) Karaganda Techinical University and Department of Geology and environment, Western Michigan University, USA. From Western Michigan University, the meeting was attended by assistant Professor of Geology and environment of Western Michigan University Gouaches of Thakurta. He spoke about his experience of cooperation in Central Asia and Kazakhstan. Vasily Portnov, head of the Department of GRMPI, familiarized the American colleague with the research and scientific interests of the Department. Research areas were identified for which joint developments were planned.