Six Technoparks Within Organization of Turkic States Signed Memorandum of Cooperation During Digital Bridge 2022 Forum

ASTANA – The six technoparks of the various Turkic states signed a memorandum to develop the region’s innovation ecosystem, on the sidelines of the Digital Bridge 2022 forum on...


Kazakhstan to Launch Chess at Schools Project, President Tokayev Says

ASTANA – Kazakhstan will introduce the Chess at Schools nationwide project, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during his Sept. 29 meeting with President of International Chess Federation (FIDE) Arkady Dvorkovich,...


President Tokayev Unveils Monument to Kazakh Legend Mukhtar Auezov and Scientist Kaiym Mukhamedkhanov in Semei

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev unveiled a monument to Kazakh writer Mukhtar Auezov and his student, Kazakh scientist Kaiym Mukhamedkhanov in Semei on Sept. 30, as part of his...


Kazakhstan to Increase Coal Export to Europe

ASTANA – The Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), the world’s largest high-carbon ferrochrome producer, started to export coal to the European Union through Russia, said Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and...


CICA Member States Draft Transformation Road Map Ahead of Sixth Summit in October

ASTANA – The Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Special Working Group (SWG) meeting conducted on Sept. 28-29, has made a major advance in preparing...


Atomic Energy Should Serve to Benefit Nations, Not Act As Destructive Tool of Global Confrontation, Says Kazakh President

ASTANA – As the most outstanding achievement of humanity to date, atomic energy should work for the benefit of the nations rather than serve as a destructive tool of...


Kazakhstan Improves Its Position in UN E-Government Development Index

ASTANA – Kazakhstan moved up one spot to occupy the 28th place in the United Nations (UN) Global E-Government Development Index (EGDI) for the development of electronic government, according...


President Tokayev Highlights Abai Region’s Vast Opportunities in Transit, Mining, and Trade During His Working Visit to Region

ASTANA – Since the beginning of the year, nearly $417.5 million were invested in the Abai region, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during a Sept. 30 meeting with the public...


Türkiye’s President Erdogan Welcomes Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recognized President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s efforts to implement substantial reforms in the country and his initiative to hold early presidential elections during his...


Skills Enbek, Coursera to Develop Online Learning in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – The Center for Human Resources Development, responsible for the operation of the Skills Enbek platform, and Coursera international educational platform signed a memorandum of strategic partnership on...


Kazakh Ministry of Finance Allocates More Than 20 Billion Tenge for Presidential Elections

ASTANA – The Kazakh Ministry of Finance allocated nearly 20.5 billion tenge (US$42.9 million) to conduct an extraordinary presidential election in the country on Nov. 20, reported Vice Minister...


Where to Spend Upcoming Weekend in Astana

ASTANA  – The upcoming weekend after the onset of cold weather and the first snow in Astana promise not only a long-awaited holiday when you will probably want to...


Kazakhtelecom, AzerTelecom to Install Fiber Optic Communication Lines Along Bottom of Caspian Sea

ASTANA –  The Kazakhtelecom and AzerTelecom companies signed a memorandum of a strategic partnership to install fiber optic communication lines (FOCL) along the bottom of the Capsian Sea on...


World Petroleum Council Youth Forum Kicks Off in Almaty, Gathers Leading Oil and Gas Specialists from 37 Countries

ALMATY – The seventh World Petroleum Council (WPC) Youth Forum opens on Sept. 29 in Almaty with the goal of expanding the discussions around energy transition and adoption of...


Caspian Pipeline Consortium, Kashagan Oil Field to Resume Work at Full Capacity by Mid-October

ASTANA – The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) will relaunch the operation of two single-point moorings (SPM) by Oct. 15, reported Kazakh Energy Minister Bolat Akchulakov on Sept. 28 at...


President Tokayev Meets Heads of Tech Companies in Astana

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met on Sept. 28 with heads of technological and IT companies who arrived in Astana to attend the two-day Digital Bridge Forum, a key...


Kazakhstan Plans to Grant Visa-Free Regime to 100 Countries

ASTANA – The Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sports proposes to introduce a visa-free regime for 26 countries to increase tourism inflow, bringing the total number of visa-free countries...


Kazakhstan’s Human Rights Ombudswoman Discusses Cooperation With European Union During Visit to Brussels

ASTANA – Kazakh Commissioner for Human Rights Elvira Azimova addressed the current cooperation agenda with European Union (EU) partners during her working visit to Brussels, reported the Commissioner’s press...


Kazakhstan’s Central Election Commission Sets Campaign Funding Amount for Presidential Election in November

ASTANA – Candidates running for the presidential election in Kazakhstan will receive more than 10 million tenge (US$21,800) from the national budget to conduct their campaigns, reported the Central...


Kazakhstan, UK Set to Increase Flights on Daily Basis This Year

ASTANA – Civil Aviation Committee Chairman Talgat Lastayev and British Ambassador to Kazakhstan Kathy Leach announced plans to increase flight frequency between countries to a daily service starting from...


Shymkent Has Potential to Become Major Southern Hub, Says Kazakh President

ASTANA – Shymkent has the potential to become a major southern hub, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during the meeting with the city’s public on Sept. 27, reported the presidential...


President Tokayev Outlines Five Priorities For Kazakhstan’s Digital Transformation at Digital Bridge Forum in Astana

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev outlined top five priority areas for the country’s digital transformation at the plenary session of the Digital Bridge Forum on Sept. 28, according to...


Turkistan Region Offers Significant Investment Opportunities, Embodies Kazakhstan’s Spiritual Legacy

ASTANA  –  The Turkistan Region has witnessed a 1.5-fold increase in industry and agriculture since 2019, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during his meeting with the region’s public on Sept....


Kazakh Artist Promotes Kazakhstan’s Anti-Nuclear Efforts in Strasbourg

ASTANA – Kazakh artist and anti-nuclear movement activist Karipbek Kuyukov presented an exhibition titled Overcoming at the Council of Europe headquarters in France on Sept. 26, reported the Kazakh...


European Parliament Hosts Exhibition on Kazakhstan’s History and Culture

ASTANA – The exhibition showcasing Kazakhstan’s historical and cultural heritage and its economic and tourism potential opened on Sept. 26 at the European Parliament’s Altiero Spinelli building lobby in...


Kazakhstan to Issue Special Permit to Ethnic Kazakhs Wishing to Open Businesses in the Country

ASTANA – Kazakhstan will issue a special permit dubbed the Card of Kazakh to encourage ethnic Kazakhs to start businesses in the country while maintaining their foreign citizenship, announced...


Interior Ministry Reports on Migration Flow In and Out of Kazakhstan

ASTANA – The incoming and outgoing flow of migrants in Kazakhstan is under control, reported Acting Chair of the Migration Service Committee of the Kazakh Interior Ministry Aslan Atalykov...


Mukhtar Auezov’s Masterpiece on Abai Remains Showcase of Kazakh Culture to World, 125 Years Since Author’s Birth

ASTANA – On the 125th anniversary of a great Kazakh literary figure Mukhtar Auezov, whose talent transcended national borders, it is worth exploring his contribution to the Kazakh and...


President Tokayev’s Three Principles Outline Way to Achieve International Peace

The 77th General Assembly of the United Nations was characterized by a general feeling of anxiety and alarmism. Some speakers limited themselves to accusations, blaming other members of the...


Kazakhstan’s Continues to Adhere to Balanced Foreign Policy, Says President Tokayev During His Visit to Shymkent

ASTANA – A balanced and constructive foreign policy for Kazakhstan is in the nation’s best interests, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his address to the public in Shymkent during...


Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Visits Kazakhstan to Discuss Pilgrimage and Tourism Potential

ASTANA – Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah visited the Kazakh capital on Sept. 26 to discuss ways to improve cooperation in the sphere...


Kazakhstan Favors Neutrality in Current Geopolitical Situation, Says Tokayev

ASTANA – Kazakhstan chooses to stay neutral in the current geopolitical situation, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said during his meeting with the public on Sept. 27 as part of...


One Presidential Term is Bold Step Toward Building Democracy, Says President Tokayev During His Visit to Turkistan Region

ASTANA – The introduction of a single presidential term is a bold step toward greater democratization, said Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during a Sept. 27 meeting with the civilians...


Kazakhstan Announces Its Position on Referendums in DNR and LNR

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s decision proceeds from the principles of territorial integrity, sovereign equality, and peaceful coexistence in regards to the referendums on the issue of joining Russia held by...


Kazakh Foreign Minister Arrives in Tokyo for Shinzo Abe’s Funeral

ASTANA – Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi arrived on Sept. 26 in Tokyo to attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister...


Social Reforms in Kazakhstan Demand Fundamental Transformation of Broader Management System and Key State Institutions, Say Scholars

ASTANA – The success of social reforms in Kazakhstan is contingent upon its ability to reform the broader management system and key state institutions. That is one of the...


Kazakhstan, Italy to Form List of Industrial Projects As Bilateral Trade Turnover Reaches $9.2 billion in Seven Months

ASTANA – Kazakhstan and Italy plan to develop the list of industrial projects as bilateral trade turnover hits $9.2 billion, said Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Marat...


Kazakh Athletes to Take Part in World Nomad Games in Türkiye

ASTANA – Nearly 80 Kazakh athletes will compete at the fourth World Nomad Games from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 in Türkiye’s Iznik, said Sports and Physical Culture Affairs...


Kazakh Delegation Takes Part in Tourism EXPO Japan

ASTANA – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, promoted tourism opportunities of Central Asia at the Tourism EXPO Japan, one of the world’s largest travel trade exhibitions, on Sept....


Kazakh Central Election Commission to Ensure Barrier-Free Access at Polling Stations for People with Disabilities

ASTANA – The Central Election Commission (CEC) approved a document that outlines measures to ensure unhindered and barrier-free access to polling stations for citizens with disabilities during their meeting...


Employed Youth to Make 80 Percent of Labor Force in Kazakhstan by 2030

ASTANA – The employed youth will make up 80 percent of Kazakhstan’s labor force by 2030, said State Social Insurance Fund Managing Director Nursulu Kemel during a Sept. 23...


Women-Owned Businesses Grow in Kazakhstan, Make Up Nearly 45 Percent of Total in 2021

ASTANA – The share of women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises reached 43.3 percent in 2021, increasing significantly by 26 percent since 2010, said Deputy Minister of National Economy Bauyrzhan...


Senate Deputy Chair Emphasizes Importance of Astana Declaration at Helsinki Meeting

ASTANA – Kazakh Senate Deputy Chair and Vice President of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE-PA) Askar Shakirov emphasized the Astana Declaration’s relevance in...


Young Marals Caught on Camera Romping in Zhongar-Alatau National Park

ASTANA – Two marals or red deer were captured by a camera trap in the Zhongar-Alatau National Park in the Almaty Region, while the animals were romping in the...


Ybyrai Mektebi: The Seamless Learning School, Opens Pilot Project in East Kazakhstan Region

ASTANA – Ybyrai mektebi, a rural school dedicated to seamless learning, opened in a pilot mode in the village of Kulynzhon in the East Kazakhstan Region, reported Forbes Kazakhstan...


A Man of Many Talents: Kazakh Writer Mukhtar Auezov’s Underrated Contribution to Kazakh Theater

ASTANA – Kazakhstan celebrates 125 years since the birth of renowned Kazakh writer Mukhtar Auezov on Sept. 28 .  Famous for his book, “The Path of Abai,” which tells...


ALMA Fest Gathers Almaty Residents to Celebrate City Day

ASTANA – Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan and a major business and cultural center, celebrated City Day on Sept. 18, with various festivals, concerts and exhibitions, reported the...


With Astounding Success, Dimash’s Concert Unites People from All Over the World

ASTANA – Nearly 35,000 spectators gathered at the central stadium of Almaty for the most anticipated first solo concert of Kazakh singing sensation Dimash Kudaibergen. According to audience from...


Video of Soyuz Spacecraft Launch in Kazakhstan Goes Viral

ASTANA – The evening of Sept. 21 was memorable for Kazakh social media users as numerous photos and videos showing an amazing celestial body in the sky went viral...


Kazakh Films Celebrated at International Festivals in Germany and Russia

ASTANA – Kazakh film “Paralympian” by Aldiyar Bairakimov premiered in Berlin to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Germany, reported the press service of the Kazakh...