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Expanding women’s leadership in business, government discussed at AEF

ASTANA – Challenges and prospects for women’s leadership were discussed by female leaders at a May 18 round table during the 11th Astana Economic Forum in the Kazakh capital. “To date, most developed countries have recognised the importance of an inclusive economy in terms of female capital development. However, according to …

Bolashak programme expands list of international university options

ASTANA – Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science recently expanded its list of leading foreign educational institutions, foreign organisations for training and language schools recommended to the recipients of the Bolashak international scholarship for 2018. Prospective students can apply to leading North American, European and Asian research institutions and...

High-tech yurt-style streetfood restaurant with beshburger, kazy-pizza to open in Astana

ASTANA – A new high-tech yurt-style restaurant with Kazakh-Italian-American cuisine will open June 1 near the Baiterek Tower. “It will be a project with a national flavour. We want to show how unusual and unique the Kazakh culture as a whole is. A united version of three main cuisines,...

India and Kazakhstan have excellent relations, says Indian ambassador

ASTANA – Relations between Kazakhstan and India have a long history. At the beginning of the first millennium, the Sakas went from Central Asia to India and Buddhism from India was introduced in Kazakhstan. The Great Silk and Spice Routes united India and Kazakhstan in the Middle Ages. There...

Kazakh-Uzbek trade grows 50% in Q1 2018, could reach $3 billion by yearend, Mamin says

ASTANA – Kazakh-Uzbek trade grew 50 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year and the countries are working to grow trade to $3 billion by the end of the year, said Kazakh First Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin during a May 4...

Kazakh businesses, Eastern European technology company to cooperate

ASTANA – Kazakh businesses and regional executive bodies signed agreements with Belarus-Russian Galaktika, a leading Eastern European technological company, on the fringes of the Astana Economic Forum. The memoranda, inked by Transtelecom, Zerde, the national info-communications company, Astana Innovations and the West Kazakhstan region akimat (administration), will serve as...

Visit Burabay community unites Astana’s adventurers

ASTANA – The Visit Burabay community group offers Astana residents the opportunity to visit Kazakhstan’s tourism attractions and natural beauty. “Our project was initiated by my friend, Ulan Alimbek. For the first time, we set out on a journey October 31, 2015 and at that time, there were 15...

Deutsches Theatre in Kazakhstan: in sync with times

ASTANA – Deutsches Theatre (Republican German Drama Theatre), the first German diaspora theatre in the Soviet Union, opened in December 1980 in the city of Temirtau. As the troupe celebrates its 38th birthday this year, it remains the only German theatre in the post-Soviet space. The initial and continuing...

Promising Kazakh boxer to fight in Golovkin’s division

ASTANA – Kazakh boxer and 2013 world amateur boxing champion Zhanibek Alimkhanuly has signed up with well-known manager Egis Klimas and will fight professionally in the same division as world champion Kazakh middleweight Gennady Golovkin. He hopes to fight a championship bout in approximately two years. Alimkhanuly has earned...

Math teacher and methodologist among Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces

ASTANA – Tatyana Kucher, one of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces, has devoted more than 45 years to teaching mathematics, nurturing future teachers and developing methodology. She believes a good teacher should be a friend, helping students discover knowledge on their own in order to succeed. “I believe a teacher...

Astana Process talks remain key to eventual diplomatic solution in Syria

Despite the best efforts of the international community, many long-running issues in the Middle East remain unresolved. Just recently, the uncertainty over the future of the Iranian nuclear deal, as well as the decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, have added to the region’s complex challenges. Elsewhere, the long-running conflict…

Wake up! France has changed

Since President Emmanuel Macron was elected in May 2017, France’s economy is transforming at a lightning pace. Elected on an ambitious programme, the President has set about to modernise the French economic landscape. Since May 2017, France has changed. Our country is determined to weigh in on the crucial decisions that the international community will…