Kazakhstan Stands Firm Against Terrorism Following Moscow Attack

ASTANA — President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has strongly denounced the recent terrorist attack targeting civilians in Moscow on March 22, following the terrorist attack in the Crocus City...


Kazakhstan Marks 135 Years of First Novelist Zhusipbek Aimauytov, Amplifying Women’s Voices 

ASTANA – Kazakhstan commemorates the 135th anniversary of Zhusipbek Aimauytov, an esteemed novelist whose modernist vision amplified the voices of women. His birth on March 8, coinciding with International...


Astana Opera Theater Shows Iconic Costume Design Process 

ASTANA – Costume designer Dariga Taishikova spoke about the secrets behind the costume and decoration design at Astana Opera ahead of the Nauryz celebration, reported the theater’s press office...


Malika Igibayeva’s [not] Enough Exhibition Unveils Contemporary Reflections

ASTANA — Art is becoming increasingly reflective and socially significant in the modern world. Each artwork by an artist begins to reflect on current social issues, evoking delight and...


Great Steppe Race Sets Off from Abylai Khan’s Residence

ASTANA — This year, the Great Steppe Race will commence from Abylai Khan’s residence in Petropavlovsk, located in the North Kazakhstan Region, to mark a significant milestone in the...


Economic Growth Fuels Surge in Cargo Transportation Across Central Asia

ASTANA – The economic development of Central Asian countries has led to a significant uptick in cargo transportation, fueled by various factors, Kazinform reported on March 13 in an...


Spinning Water into Gold – Together

Water can be a powerful catalyst for peace, prosperity and collaboration in Central Asia World Water Day is celebrated on March 22, an annual reminder to our world about...


Nauryz Celebrates Cultural Diversity, Promotes Turkic Unity 

ASTANA – Nauryz, an age-old Eastern celebration, marks the advent of spring and the commencement of a new year in accordance with the solar calendar. Beyond its cultural meaning,...


President Tokayev Congratulates Kazakh People on Nauryz Holiday

ASTANA – President  Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated Kazakh citizens on the Nauryz holiday at a grand event on Astana Square during his working visit to Almaty on March 21, reported...


Central Asian Countries Expand Trade with New Transport Corridors

ASTANA — Kazakhstan is poised to become a key player in shaping the future of Eurasian trade and transport by prioritizing infrastructure development and strengthening cooperation with regional partners,...


Astana Hub Presents Innovative Startups Promoting Kazakh Culture and Language

ASTANA — In celebration of the Nauryz holiday, the Astana Hub International Technopark of IT Startups presented innovative projects implemented by its participants to promote national culture and advance...


Kazakhstan’s Non-Oil Exports Reach $35.1 Billion as Nation Diversifies Economy

ASTANA – Increasing non-raw material exports has been a priority for Kazakhstan. In 2023, non-raw material exports reached $35.1 billion out of $78.7 billion in total exports, said Nurlan...


New Approach to Nauryz Celebrations in Kazakhstan Bolsters National Identity

ASTANA – Nauryz celebrations in Kazakhstan serve as a cornerstone for strengthening the national identity. On this festive occasion, the Kazakh government puts forward new initiatives aimed to foster...


Kazakhstan’s Expenditure on IT Services Reaches $2.4 Billion in 2023

ASTANA – The volume of IT services provided in computer programming, consulting, and related services reached 1.1 trillion tenge ($2.4 billion) in 2023, marking a 41.1% increase compared to...


Kazakh Peacekeepers Complete First Exercise in Golan Heights

ASTANA — The rapid reaction forces of the Kazakh peacekeeping company operating in the Golan Heights conducted their first joint medical evacuation training with the Irish counterparts on March...


Discover Nauryz: Cultural Events to Enliven Your Long Weekend

ASTANA — Nauryz, the beloved holiday in Kazakhstan, symbolizes the arrival of spring with open arms, inviting people to immerse themselves in its delights. Kazakh people, as well as...


Manuscripts About Kazakh History Found in UK 

ASTANA – The experts of the National Center for Manuscripts and Rare Books have retrieved 15 manuscripts and approximately 500 archival documents in London, Oxford, and Manchester, reported the...


Radio Stations Worldwide Congratulate Kazakhs on Nauryz Holiday

ASTANA — For the first time, radio stations across five continents congratulated people in Kazakhstan on the Nauryz holiday by playing joyful Kazakh kuis (traditional music), the Foreign Ministry’s...


Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Collaborate on Water Consumption Monitoring

ASTANA – Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have agreed to install meters that will measure the exact volume of water consumed by both countries, the Kazakh Ministry of Water Resources and...


Assembly of People of Kazakhstan to Convene in April

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree convening the next 33d session of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan on April 24-25, reported the Akorda press service....


State Counselor Calls for Action to Combat Social Vices

ASTANA — State Counselor Erlan Karin, in a recent post on March 19 via Telegram, said coordinated efforts from government agencies and active involvement of all segments of society...


Experts Urge Clean Energy Investments from Advanced to Developing Economies at Berlin Energy Dialogue

BERLIN – Global energy experts and policymakers emphasized the critical need for advanced economies to allocate significant investments towards the development of clean energy solutions in developing countries at...


Kazakhstan’s Oil Reserves Reach 4.4 Billion Tons

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s current oil reserves amounted to 4.4 billion tons as of the beginning of the year, said the Energy Ministry in an official response to Tengrinews on...


DOMBRAsadors Unite Cultures Via Music at Nauryz Celebration

ASTANA — As part of the vibrant festivities honoring Nauryz, a celebration synonymous with the rejuvenation of nature, Kazakh diplomats and their counterparts accredited in Kazakhstan have orchestrated the...


Trans-Caspian Route to Become Game Changer in Asia-Europe Connectivity, Says Top European Official

ASTANA – The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) can be a game changer in the connectivity between Asia and Europe, said Henrik Hololei, Hors Classe Adviser, Directorate-General for International...


Kazakh National Sports Day Honors Tradition and Unity

ASTANA – March 20 marks the celebration of National Sports Day in Kazakhstan, dedicated to promoting physical activity and a healthy lifestyle while showcasing its integral role in the...


Air Astana Releases 2023 Annual Results

ASTANA – Kazakh national carrier Air Astana observed strong growth amid volatile market conditions with a total revenue increase of 13.8% last year, according to the company’s report featuring...


EBRD Finances Kazakh Municipal Project, Salt Production Facility

ASTANA – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is helping to address pressing water treatment and environmental issues in Kazakhstan’s fourth-largest municipality, Aktobe, by financing the construction...


AIF 2024: Uniting Nations, Sparking Conversations

ASTANA – This year, the Astana International Forum (AIF) on June 13-14 will reunite the global community by providing a dialogue platform for more than 5,000 attendees from over...


Kazakh Peacekeepers Begin Mission in Golan Heights

ASTANA – Military personnel of the national peacekeeping contingent began their daily activities in the Golan Heights, reported the Kazakh Defense Ministry on March 18. Kazakh peacekeepers take over...


Kazakh Citizens Mark National Clothing Day With Festive Events

ASTANA – As part of the Nauryznama Decade, Kazakhstan citizens marked the National Clothing Day on March 18 by launching challenges, holding exhibitions and shows. Capital’s Youth Policy Department...


Spirit of Cooperation in Central Asia Has Never Been Higher, Says US Scholar

ASTANA—A spirit of cooperation in Central Asia is at an unprecedented high, said a prominent American scholar, Dr. Frederick Starr, in an interview with The Astana Times. Starr, the...


Kazakhstan Needs Own Communication Satellites, Says Minister

ASTANA – Kazakhstan needs to create its own communication satellites, said Kazakh Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Mussin during a March 18 solemn meeting to...


Kazakhstan, Armenia Committed to Deepen Cooperation  

ASTANA – Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Murat Nurtleu and Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan expressed mutual commitment to deepening interstate cooperation based on friendship, mutual respect...


US Delegation to Join Astana’s National Sports Day Celebration

ASTANA – The United States (U.S.) delegation will participate in the National Sports Day celebration on March 20 in Astana to exchange experiences with Kazakh horse riders, reported the...


President Tokayev Meets Creative Leaders, Emphasizes Economic Potential

ASTANA – Following his recent emphasis on creativity and innovation for societal progress, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev convened with representatives from Kazakhstan’s creative sector on March 18, reported the Akorda...


Kazakhstan Leads Regional Venture Financing Growth

ASTANA — Kazakhstan has emerged as the leader in the Central Asia and Caucasus region in venture financing volumes and development rates, according to a recent large-scale study published...


Kazakhstan to Expand Exports to Uzbekistan by Nearly $500 Million

ASTANA – Kazakhstan is ready to expand export supplies to Uzbekistan across 255 items worth approximately $500 million, Prime Minister Olzhas Bektenov said at a March 15 meeting with...


President Prioritizes Country’s Wellbeing, Officials Say

ASTANA—President Kassym–Jomart Tokayev pays close attention to economic growth, improving the quality of citizens’ lives, and integrated regional development, as confirmed in his address at the National Kurultai in...


Kazakhstan Reviews Oil and Gas Projects Execution with Shell

ASTANA — Kazakh Prime Minister Olzhas Bektenov reviewed the progress of joint projects in the oil and gas sector with Shell Executive Vice President Peter Costello on March 18,...


AirAsia X and Kazakh Tourism Forge Strategic Partnership

ASTANA — Following its successful inaugural flight celebration to Almaty, Kazakhstan, AirAsia X signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strategic collaboration with Kazakh Tourism national company on March...


Top Austrian Companies Show Keen Interest in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Murat Nurtleu met with the top management of leading companies in the construction, logistics, and machinery sectors during his visit...


Kazakhstan Advocates for Gradual CICA Transformation Approach

ASTANA – The transformation of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) should be a structured, result-oriented, gradual, but not protracted process, said representatives of...


Kazatomprom Shows Remarkable Financial Performance in 2023

ASTANA – Kazatompom national atomic company showcased exceptional financial resilience in 2023, driven by its strategic market positioning and robust operational efficiency, the company’s press service reported on March...


Kazakhstan Leading SCO: A Balancing Act

The stability of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy is proof that a strategic approach to international relations works. The Shanghai Cooperation Orga­nization (SCO) is a pertinent re­gional organization across the Eurasian...


Mazhilis Meeting Spotlights Measures to Attract Foreign Investment  

ASTANA – Mazhilis Committee on International Affairs, Defense and Security hosted the expanded meeting on attracting foreign investment in Kazakhstan’s economy on March 14, reported the Mazhilis’ press service....


Nauryz Celebration Spotlights Kazakh Traditional Attire 

ASTANA – The new format of the Nauryz celebration in Kazakhstan has introduced the National Clothing Day on March 18 with a wide range of festivities aimed at popularizing...


Kazakh FM Reaffirms Cooperation with Int’l Organizations on Nuclear Security, Fight Against Drugs

ASTANA – Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs Murat Nurtleu held talks with the heads of international organizations on March 15 as part of his working visit...


EU Envoy for CA Joins Tusaukeser Ceremony During Nauryz Festivities

ASTANA—Terhi Hakala, the European Union’s (EU) Special Representative for Central Asia, was honored to participate in a tusau kesu ceremony (a tradition to celebrate a child’s first attempts to...


Nauryz Festivities Continue with Shanyrak Day Honoring Family and Tradition

ASTANA – “May the dome of your yurt remain strong!” With this wish tied to shanyrak, the round crown at the top of the Kazakh yurt, Kazakhstan is celebrating...