Conference on Kazakhstan’s Constitution Held at Palace of Independence

ASTANA – The international conference “Constitution: unity, stability and prosperity,” dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of Kazakhstan was held at the Palace of Independence in Astana...


Winners of Foreign Media Contest Travel to Borovoe

ASTANA – The five winners of the second “Kazakhstan Through the Eyes of International Media” contest took in views, spa treatments, horseback rides and karaoke on a trip to...


Winners of Foreign Media Contest Travel to Borovoe

ASTANA – The five winners of the second “Kazakhstan Through the Eyes of International Media” contest took in views, spa treatments, horseback rides and karaoke on a trip to...


Air Astana Relaunches Astana-Dubai Route

ASTANA – Air Astana will relaunch direct flights between Astana and Dubai on Oct. 25, the airline announced on Aug. 24. Flights will be operated four times a week,...


Kazakhstan, IAEA Sign Milestone Agreements for Kazakhstan to Host LEU Bank

ASTANA – Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed three agreements on Aug. 27 in Astana that are expected to advance the international effort to place a...


Kazakhstan, Pakistan Sign Investment, Defence and Diplomatic Training Agreements during Sharif’s Visit

ASTANA – Kazakhstan and Pakistan signed memoranda of understanding on trade and investment, defence and strategic studies and foreign services training during the two-day, Aug. 25-26 official visit of...


Airbus to Use Kazakh-Produced Metal in Aircraft Production

Airbus aircrafts will be produced using metal from Kazakhstan. The only titanium magnesium plant in Kazakhstan has received trade financing and has an opportunity to increase export volumes, reported...


IAEA LEU Bank in Kazakhstan Marks a Milestone in Nuclear Cooperation

The agreement between the Government of Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to establish an IAEA low enriched uranium (LEU) Bank in Kazakhstan is a significant milestone...


Foreign Minister Congratulates Winners of Second International Media Contest

ASTANA – A ceremony to honour the five regional winners of the second “Kazakhstan Through the Eyes of Foreign Media” contest took place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...


Kazakh History to be Presented as Cloud Computing Game

ASTANA – A cloud computing gaming strategy developed in Kazakhstan will present Kazakh history in the form of an interactive game, the 24 KZ television news channel reported on...


Kazakh Student Takes Part in WorldSkills Competition in Sao Paulo

ASTANA – Kazakh student Adlet Takezhanov knows his way around a lathe, demonstrating his excellence in turnery at the WorldSkills Competition, an international tournament held Aug. 12-15 in Sao...


Officials Brief Public on Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border Procedures under EAEU

ASTANA – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Security Committee, Ministry for Investment and Development and Ministry of Agriculture officials explained the order and process of Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border operations at...


Pakistani Ambassador to Kazakhstan Focuses on Air and Land Connectivity, Seeks Stronger Economic Ties

ASTANA – Despite the distance, Kazakhstan and Pakistan have much in common. The states are nearly unanimous in virtually all international issues and have great opportunities in the development of...


Nazarbayev University Launches Country’s First US-Style Medical School

ASTANA – Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan’s flagship English-language university, launched its school of medicine on Aug. 17 with an inaugural class of 20 taking the Hippocratic oath and beginning the...


British-Kazakh Society, Air Astana Charity Marathon to Kick Off in September

ASTANA – Runners endurance will be tested Sept. 13 during the marathon organised in the capital by the British-Kazakh Society (BKS) and Air Astana. BKS has been developing races...


ATOM Project Calls for Global Moment of Silence on International Day against Nuclear Tests

ASTANA – The ATOM Project (“Abolish Testing: Our Mission”) is again calling for a worldwide moment of silence to honour the victims of nuclear weapons testing on Aug. 29,...


Cuban Singer and Kazakh Ethnic Rock Band Release ‘Kara Zhorga’ Video

ASTANA – Combining rhythmic Spanish motif with traditional Kazakh sounds, Cuban singer Isaac Real and Kazakh ethnic rock band Aldaspan released a video on “Kara Zhorga,” a Kazakh folk...


China Officially Confirms Participation in EXPO 2017

BEIJING – China has officially confirmed its participation in EXPO 2017 in Astana, making it the 39th country to confirm that it will take part in the event. The...


Kyrgyzstan Signs Agreement on EXPO 2017 Participation

BISHKEK – On Aug. 21, during a visit by a Kazakh delegation headed by EXPO 2017 Commissioner and First Deputy Foreign Minister Rapil Zhoshybayev, Kyrgyzstan became the first country...


Officials Say Low Enriched Uranium Bank Will Benefit World on Eve of IAEA Agreement

ASTANA – On the eve of signing the agreement between Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on establishing a low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel bank in the country...


Modern Challenges Highlight Importance of IAEA LEU Bank in Kazakhstan

At a time of increased global uncertainty and tensions – including sadly among the major nuclear powers – it is even more welcome to be able to mark a...


Kazakhstan’s Constitution Turns 20, Remains Central to Country’s Development

Twenty years in terms of constitutional history is a very short period of time. The American and French constitutions, which are the models for so many which followed, are...


Pakistan Has Always Sought ‘Connectivity with Central Asia,’ PM Sharif Says

Ahead of his visit to Astana Aug. 25-26, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan shared his views on the potential of bilateral cooperation, issues of...


UN Special Rapporteurs’ Recommendations Form Basis of National Human Rights Dialogue

ASTANA – The regular meeting of the Dialogue Platform on Human Dimension, a consultative advisory body, was held on Aug. 21 at the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Chaired...


India Requests Maximum Area for EXPO 2017 Pavilion

NEW DELHI – Expo 2017 is a national project which is expected to provide long-term social and economic effect, giving a powerful impulse for further diversification and modernisation of...


Nazarbayev Discusses Economic Challenges with Exporters

ASTANA – President Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with Kazakhstan’s major exporters and representatives of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs (NCE) “Atameken” and business circles of the country on...


Eight-Year-Old Kazakh Tennis Player Wins Championship in Florida

ASTANA – Zhakas Kozbak from Aralsk city in the Kyzylorda region recently won an international youth tennis championship in Florida, United States, beating an Argentinian player 6:4, 6:3 in...


Samruk Kazyna Launches 11 Industrial Projects

The Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund plans to implement 11 projects worth $24 billion in the second five-year plan of the State Programme of Accelerated Industrial and Innovative Development,...


Astana Barys Wins President’s Cup

ASTANA – With a 3-2 victory over Admiral Vladivostok in the final match, the city’s Barys won the President’s Cup, the annual open ice hockey tournament organised for the...


New Memorandum to Open Better Opportunities for Animal Export to the UAE

The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently signed a memorandum on cooperation in the veterinary...


Kazakh Government Switches to Inflation Targeting as Tenge Drops 26 Percent Against Dollar

ASTANA – Kazakhstan transitioned ahead of schedule to a free-floating exchange rate on Aug. 20 after the currency fell 5 percent against the dollar in commercial exchanges the day...


President Reviews Economic Policies to Counter Negative Impact

ASTANA – President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with the government and other officials on Aug. 19 to discuss the economic policies and directions of the country’s...


New Anti-Aircraft Missile Systems to Boost Kazakhstan’s Air Defences

The Air Defence Forces of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan recently took delivery of five new S-300PS anti-aircraft missile systems, according to the press service of the Kazakh Ministry...


Football Academy to be Launched in Shymkent

The Football Federation of Kazakhstan plans to open a football academy in the South Kazakhstan region, according to otyrar.kz. It has not yet been determined if the academy will...


European Renewables Consultancy Wind Prospect to Work on Yereimentau Wind Farm

ASTANA – The European renewable energy consultancy group Wind Prospect will provide consulting services to the 3E energy company that is building the 50-megawatt Yereimentau Wind Farm in central...


Tenge Falls Against Dollar in Commercial Bank Trading

ASTANA – The dollar rose sharply against the tenge on the morning of Aug. 19, likely the result of the the actions of a major investor on the Kazakh...


Tenge Falls Against Dollar in Commercial Bank Trading

ASTANA – The dollar rose sharply against the tenge on the morning of Aug. 19, likely the result of the the actions of a major investor on the Kazakh...


FC Astana Beats APOEL of Cyprus in First Leg of Champions League Playoffs

ASTANA – FC Astana slipped by APOEL of Cyprus in a narrow 1-0 victory in front of a nearly sold-out home crowd at Astana Arena on Aug. 18. The...


Saudi Ambassador Addresses Daish, Oil Prices, Expanding Relations with Eurasia

ASTANA – Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Ghorm Said Malhan emphasised the importance of deepening relations with the Central Asian country and the Eurasian continent as a whole on...


Astana Pro Team Cyclist Taaramäe Takes Overall Win at Arctic Race of Norway

ASTANA – Astana Pro Team rider Rein Taaramäe snatched the overall win in the Arctic Race of Norway in Narvik on Aug. 17 from race leader Ben Hermans, who...


President’s Special Envoy Visits Cambodia, Laos

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s Special Envoy of the President and Deputy Foreign Minister Askar Mussinov visited Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries Cambodia and Laos Aug. 12-13 in the framework...


New Facilities to Increase Storage of Vegetables in Astana by 2016

ASTANA – New greenhouses and vegetable storehouses are being built in Kazakhstan’s capital to ensure food security, according to astana.gov.kz, the city administration’s official website. Tselinselmash and Astana Food...


Theatrical Performances Mark International Youth Day in Astana

ASTANA – On Aug. 12, International Youth Day was celebrated in the Khan Shatyr shopping mall. To mark the event, young talents of the capital city demonstrated their skills...


New Information Websites to Become Part of the Public Face of Kazakh Tourism

ASTANA – The “3D Tour Across the Country” project will launch by the end of 2015, Director of the Institute of Eurasian Integration and Chairman of the Congress of...


Yessil Riverbed to be Reconstructed to Provide Flood Protection

ASTANA – Beginning this year, the city construction department is planning to implement 18 projects on the reconstruction of the Yessil riverbed to protect the capital from flooding. Completion...


Air Astana Becomes Official Carrier of EXPO 2017

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s largest aviation company, Air Astana, is to be the “Official Air Carrier of EXPO 2017,” following a memorandum of cooperation signed with the Astana EXPO 2017...


Kazakhstan’s Armed Forces Conduct Exercises over Summer

ASTANA – July was traditionally a period of holidays and vacations, but for the military it was a busy month with many engagements in training exercises. As reported by...


Kazakhstan Increases Uranium Production

The physical volume of uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a world leader in uranium production, totalled 5,883 tonnes for April-June compared to 5,650 tonnes mined during the same period in...


Kazakh Women Entrepreneurs Work to Develop Leadership Skills

ASTANA – A public speaking skills seminar was held Aug. 1 within the Women’s Leadership School and supported by the city’s internal policy state management institution. The workshop was...


Astana Arlans Named Top Seed in Group D for Upcoming World Series of Boxing Season

ASTANA – Two-time World Series of Boxing (WSB) champions Kazakhstan’s Astana Arlans were seeded as the top seed of Group D for the upcoming season six group stage on...