Articles by Aida Haidar

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 to a Sept. 29 Facebook post of the Minister of Digital Development, Innovation, and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Mussin.  Previously, Kazakhstan reached its highest position – 28th…

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 a Sept. 27 working visit to the city, reported the Akorda press service.  According to Tokayev, the country will develop “allied relations with Russia, the eternal…

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 of the Turkistan Region, reported the Akorda press service.  On Sept. 17, Tokayev signed a series of constitutional amendments into law, including the initiative to limit…

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 Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev wrapping up the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions on Sept. 15.  President Tokayev thanked the spiritual leaders who attended…

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 his video address to the congress participants on Sept. 14. In the address, Guterres underlined that congress provides a place of interaction for state actors and…

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 contest – New Kazakhstan Through the Eyes of Foreign Media. This year, the systemic changes taking place in the country since the beginning of 2022, including…

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. With more than 100 delegations from more than 50 countries, the congress will focus on the role of religious leaders in spiritual and social development in…

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 seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, reported the Akorda press service. During the meeting with the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance…

Kazakhstan to Welcome 44 Foreign Companies Relocating from Russia

NUR-SULTAN – More than 40 foreign companies are relocating to Kazakhstan from Russia, said Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Almas Aidarov on the sidelines of the Kazakh-German business forum in Nur-Sultan on Sept. 6, Kazinform reported.  According to Aidarov, Kazakhstan is interested in 300 foreign companies from more than 20 countries, with the majority coming…

Kazakh PM Smailov Discusses Government’s Efforts to Make Concept of New Kazakhstan Reality in His Latest Interview

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov spoke about the concept of a New Kazakhstan entails as well as the government’s efforts to make this concept a reality in his Aug. 25 interview with Tenginews. According to Smailov, a New Kazakhstan offers a favorable investment policy that promotes entrepreneurial freedom and competitiveness, among other principles,…