Ustyurt Mountain Ram Returns to Northern Part of Ustyurt Plateau (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – The Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) published a video of the Ustyurt urial, a wild sheep, on Instagram, demonstrating the return of the...


West Kazakhstan’s Akkegershyn Plateau Becomes Nation’s New Natural Wonder

NUR-SULTAN – Among numerous spectacular natural sites of Kazakhstan, the Akkegershyn Plateau located on the border of the Aktobe and Atyrau Regions has certainly reached the top of the...


Dimash Kudaibergen Receives Award from Pope Francis, Announces Premiere of His New Music Video

NUR-SULTAN  –  Pope Francis awarded Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen with a  commemorative medal on the Pope’s visit to the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions on...


SCO Summit: President Tokayev Focuses on Transit and Transport, Food and Energy Security 

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states to expand economic cooperation and in doing so to focus on the transit-transport sphere, food, and...


President Tokayev to Attend UN General Assembly Session in New York

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will pay a working visit to New York to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the presidential press service announced...


Kazakhstan Celebrates 100 Years of Syrbay Maulenov, Great Patriotic War Poet and Warrior

NUR-SULTAN – Syrbay Maulenov, one of the few Kazakh poets and writers, whose life was devastated by World War II, was born 100 years ago on Sept. 17. His...


Seven Days of Search for Peace: Kazakhstan Hosts Record Number of World Leaders in Just One Week

NUR-SULTAN – Seven days of autumn… This week has brought a record number of momentous events both in the life of Kazakhstan and on the world stage. Tragedies and...


Kazakhstan Set to Return Astana as Name of Its Capital

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s capital is set to soon be renamed back from Nur-Sultan to Astana after the Parliament endorsed the draft law on constitutional amendments required to rename the...


Kazakhstan Picks Emir Baigazin’s “Life” as Oscar Entry

NUR-SULTAN – Emir Baigazin’s film “Life” was selected as Kazakhstan’s entry for best international feature at the 95th Academy Awards, reported the State Center for Support of National Cinema...


Kazakh Pop Star Dimash Kudaibergen to Perform National Anthem at GGG-Canelo Fight in Las Vegas

NUR-SULTAN – Dimash Kudaibergen will perform the national anthem before the much-awaited third and final fight between Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez after Golovkin’s personal invitation in...


Kazakhstan Prepares to Host CICA Summit in October

NUR-SULTAN – The working group of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) met in Nur-Sultan on Sept. 13-14 to discuss the preparations for the...


Kazakhstan Develops Digital Family Map to Facilitate Social Support

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Minister of Digital Development, Innovation, and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Musin presented the Digital Family Map, which was designed to facilitate social support to the country’s citizens...


Three Events Highlight Final Day of Seventh Congress of World and Traditional Religions Leaders

NUR-SULTAN – Over the past two days the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan once again served as the platform for dozens of religious leaders to engage in dialogue and seek ways...


SCO to Contribute Significantly to Solving Critical Problems of Today, Says Tokayev

NUR-SULTAN – The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) can substantially contribute to solving today’s most critical problems, said Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during a Sept. 16 meeting of heads of...


Kazakh Parliament Adopts Constitutional Amendments on Single Presidential Term and Renaming of Capital

NUR-SULTAN –  The deputies of the Kazakh Parliament approved amendments to the country’s Constitution on the implementation of a one-time seven-year presidency term and the renaming of the capital...


Kazakh President Tokayev Arrives in Samarkand to Attend SCO Summit

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrived in Samarkand on Sept. 15 to attend the 22nd Summit of the Council of Heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states...


Mazhilis Ratifies Prolongation of Free Trade Zone Between EAEU and Iran

NUR-SULTAN – The Mazhilis, a lower house of the Kazakh Parliament, endorsed the extension of the free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Iran on Sept....


Economic Resilience of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has emerged as the biggest success story in the region, since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991. Transitioning from a central command economy to a market...


EBRD to Support Kazakhstan in Reducing Methane Emissions

NUR-SULTAN – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will help Kazakhstan to accelerate curbing emissions as part of the country’s pledge to achieve its 2060 carbon neutrality...


President Tokayev Calls on Peacemaking Potential of Religions as Contributors to Long-Term Stability, Wraps Up Religious Congress

NUR-SULTAN –  It is vital to put to good use the peacemaking potential of religions and unite the efforts of spiritual leaders to pursue long-term stability, said President of...


Declaration Of VII Congress Of the Leaders Of World And Traditional Religions

We, the participants of the VII Congress – spiritual leaders of world and traditional religions, politicians, heads of international organizations, guided by our shared desire for a just, peaceful,...


Kazakh PM’s Office: EBRD Supports Kazakhstan’s New Economic Reforms, Seeks Greater Cooperation in Renewable Energy Development

NUR-SULTAN – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) supports new economic reforms occurring in Kazakhstan and proposed investing in renewable energy projects, said EBRD Vice President for...


Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions to Hold Four Panels and Sign Declaration

NUR-SULTAN – As the seventh Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions proceeds on the second day, the participants will hold four panels and sign a declaration,...


Kazakhstan: A Bridge Between West and East

Editor’s note: As Kazakhstan hosts on Sept. 14-15 the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, influential U.S. magazine National Interest published an article by President of Kazakhstan...


Nearly 10,000 People Attend Holy Mass of Pope Francis in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – Nearly 10,000 people have attended a holy mass conducted by Pope Francis for Roman Catholics as well as representatives of other religions and their confessions on Sept....


Religion in a Post-Pandemic World Panel and Holy Mass Mark First Day of Congress of World and Traditional Religions Leaders

NUR-SULTAN – The first day of the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions started with an organized panel on the role of religious leaders in the...


President Tokayev Holds Meetings with World Religious Leaders, Thanks Participants For Attending Congress

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a number of bilateral meetings with senior religious figures as part of the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions...


China’s President Xi Jinping Pays State Visit to Kazakhstan, Confirming Excellent Relations Between Neighbouring Countries

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Akorda on Wednesday, who is making his first foreign visit since the start of the pandemic, announced...


Dimash Kudaibergen Performs New Song at Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen performed his new song at the Unity and Diversity concert organized for the participants of the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and...


Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Council Endorses One Seven-Year Presidential Term Norm

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Council recognized the introduction of a single seven-year presidential mandate proposed by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as compliant with the country’s Constitution on Sept. 14,...


World Religious Leaders Address Role of Faith in Post-Pandemic Period

NUR-SULTAN – Egypt’s Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb, Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Anthony Sevryuk of Volokolamsk, and Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Yosef stressed the importance of...


Kazakh President Urges Swift Resolution to Armenia-Azerbaijan Border Conflict at CSTO Extraordinary Session

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev participated in an extraordinary online meeting of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on Sept. 13 convened at Armenia’s...


Tokayev Stresses Role of Religious Principles in Building New System of International Security at Congress of World and Traditional Religions

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed to build a new international security system based on humanistic ideals using world religions as a template as he addressed the seventh...


Kazakhstan, Vatican Agree to Closer Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi and Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher signed an additional agreement to the...


UN Secretary-General Guterres Commends Kazakhstan for Hosting Congress of World and Traditional Religion Leaders

NUR-SULTAN – Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) António Guterres praised the government of Kazakhstan for hosting the seventh Congress of Leaders of the World and Traditional Religions in...


Foreign Media Contest Winners Receive Awards in Kazakh Capital

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the country’s Chief Editors Club, and Kazakh Tourism national company presented awards on Sept. 13 to the winners of the seventh...


Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions Kicks Off in Kazakh Capital

NUR-SULTAN – The Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, Kazakhstan’s major international event since the pandemic, started its work on Sept. 14 in the Kazakh capital....


Pope Francis Stresses World Needs Peace to Recover Its Harmony In Address to Civil Society, Diplomatic Corps in Kazakh Capital

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Pope Francis addressed the representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps on Sept. 13, a few hours after Pope Francis arrived...


Almaty Region Commissions New Wind Power Plant in Partnership with China

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Samruk Energo power holding and Power China corporation launched a 60-megawatt wind power plant in the Almaty Region on Sept. 13, reported Samruk Energo’s press service....


Pope Highlights Kazakhstan’s Role in Promoting Dialogue and Peace During Meeting with President Tokayev

NUR-SULTAN – Pope Francis highlighted the fundamental role of Kazakhstan in promoting inter-ethnic and inter-religious dialogue during his meeting with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Tuesday, reported Akorda’s press...


Nazarbayev Center Chair Briefs Foreign Journalists on Agenda and Peacebuilding Contribution of Congress of World and Traditional Religions Leaders

NUR-SULTAN – Bulat Sarsenbayev, chairman of the board of the Nazarbayev Center for the Development of Interfaith and Inter-Civilization Dialogue, briefed foreign media on the main agenda and the...


President Tokayev Meets With Delegates Arriving for Congress of World and Traditional Religions

NUR-SULTAN – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with representatives of international organizations, religious leaders, and heads of religious universities on Sept. 13 on the eve of the upcoming...


Single Term Limit for Kazakh Presidents Should Be Introduced Before Early Election, Akorda Explains

NUR-SULTAN – The Constitutional Council will convene soon to consider amending norms in the Constitution to introduce a single-term presidential tenure in Kazakhstan before the early presidential elections scheduled...


Kazakh PM Instructs Government to Maintain Country’s Dynamic Economic Growth

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov highlighted the positive dynamics in the key sectors of the economy over the last eight months and instructed his government to keep...


Good Neighbors, Loyal Friends, Reliable Partners: Chinese President Xi Jinping Commends Bilateral Ties with Kazakhstan Ahead of State Visit

NUR-SULTAN – Chinese President Xi Jinping commended relations with Kazakhstan emphasizing the thousand-year history of friendly ties and calling the two countries good neighbors, loyal friends, and reliable partners...


Four Exhibitions and a Festival Open on the Eve of Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions

NUR-SULTAN – Four exhibitions by Kazakh artists and the ethnic festival opened in the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan on the eve of the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and...


Kazakhstan’s Berik Aitzhanov, Daniyar Alshinov Win Best Actors Award at Venice International Film Festival

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh actors Berik Aitzhanov and Daniyar Alshinov won the Premio Bisato d’oro 2022 Best Actors award for their roles in “Goliath” at the 79th Venice International Film...


President Tokayev’s Political Initiatives Receive Wide Support, According to Recent Survey

NUR-SULTAN – 82.4 percent of respondents support the political initiatives of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during his Sept. 1 state-of-the-nation address, according to the Sept. 7 telephone survey conducted by...


Congress of World and Traditional Religions Leaders to Address Social Topics Beyond Religion, Says Senate Chairman Maulen Ashimbayev

NUR-SULTAN – Discussions at the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions will range from religious education and combating extremism to strengthening the status of women and...


Grand Imam of Al-Azhar to Deliver Sermon at Nur-Sultan Grand Mosque

NUR-SULTAN – Egypt’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb will deliver a sermon on Sept. 16 in the Grand Mosque in Nur-Sultan as part of his participation at...