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Kazakh junior hockey team wins hearts at World Juniors, retains spot in top division

ASTANA – The Kazakh junior hockey team retained its place in the top division at World Juniors after defeating Denmark 4-0 Jan. 4 in Vancouver, Canada. Team captain Sayan Daniyar and David Makutskiy scored first-period goals and Artur Gatiyatov scored a pair of empty-net goals during the last minutes of the …

Kazakh national award highlights prominent public figures in different fields

ASTANA – The eighth annual Khalyktyn Suiiktisi (People’s Favourite) national award ceremony was held Jan. 12 at the Rixos President Astana hotel. Public figures, activists, sportspeople, artists and government servants chosen by online voting were awarded in 27 categories. The award is given in different categories, noted founder and...

Astana clinics introduce health bracelets with patients’ medical records

ASTANA – A pilot project involving health bracelets with QR codes has been introduced at capital clinics Nos. 4, 9 and 10. The bracelets provide information about a patient’s medical records and contacts for relatives. The device should help chronically ill individuals during emergency hospitalisation. The project is part...

Kazakh FM supports stronger regional relationship with India at India-Central Asia-Afghanistan Dialogue

ASTANA – Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Beibut Atamkulov stressed the need to establish a closer relationship between India and Central Asia during the Jan. 13 India-Central Asia-Afghanistan Dialogue in Samarkand. The event included the foreign ministers of Afghanistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the host nation, Uzbekistan. Atamkulov...

Kazakh Culture and Literature Centre opens in Tashkent

ASTANA – The Kazakh Culture and Literature Centre opened at the Alisher Navoi National Library of Uzbekistan in Tashkent Dec. 26 as part of the Ruhani Zhangyru (Modernisation of Kazakhstan’s Identity) programme and the 2019 Year of Kazakhstan in Uzbekistan, reported inform.kz. Visitors can become acquainted with Kazakh traditions,...

Tele2 AB telecom operator to leave Kazakh market

ASTANA – Swedish company Tele2 AB has announced its intention to sell its stake in Mobile Telecom Service (Tele2), the Tele2 Group-Kazakhtelecom joint venture, to Kazakhtelecom. The closing is expected in approximately six months. The Dec. 12 agreement, whereby Kazakhtelecom will purchase 75 percent of Kcell from Telia Company...

Public, private Alakol Lake investment drives tourist boom

ASTANA – Alakol Lake tourists will have an opportunity to enjoy a more comfortable stay in a four-star hotel and new entertainment centre this year. Construction on a hotel worth over half a billion tenge (US$1.32 million) and an entertainment centre worth 230 million tenge (US$607,533.5) is underway. Almost...

Local organisation stimulates Astana’s interest in arts

ASTANA – Art Masters London is a commercial educational organisation that holds one-time and short-term visual arts courses and lectures in the city. The unique educational project aims to engage individuals and develop their interest in art, said founder and art expert Assel Kambalova in an interview with The...

Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin splits with his promoter

ASTANA – Former world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) has parted ways with his promoter, Tom Leffler. Now the Kazakh fighter is a free agent and is negotiating with promoter Eddie Hearn and the DAZN streaming service. The split was announced on Twitter by ESPN television channel...

Kazakh public figures presented with Kazakh People’s Choice Awards for philanthropy

ASTANA – The honorary award Patron of the Year was awarded to philanthropists Sergey Blok, Alibek Semgaliyev and Bekbolat Achibekov at the Dec. 12 national award ceremony Narodnyi Lubimets (People’s Choice) at the Rixos President Astana Hotel. Born in 1969 in the Kostanai region, Blok completed his education at...

Emphasis on economic diplomacy positions Kazakhstan well to attract investment in times of growing competition

In today’s highly competitive global environment, economic and trade ties are an increasingly important part of international diplomacy. Nowadays, official government visits focus not only on international political issues, but also on developing closer economic cooperation, encouraging investment and promoting exports. Embassies deal with diplomatic and consular issues and also increasingly engage with foreign investors,…

Singapore welcomes establishment of AIFC, minister says, as FinTech seems most promising area of cooperation

Singaporean Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Dr. Koh Poh Koon shared his views on relations with Kazakhstan, the prospects of cooperation with AIFC and the future of talks on a free trade agreement between Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union, among other subjects, in this interview. Singapore is seen by Kazakhstan as…