Articles by Assel Satubaldina

We Seek to Promote a Human Rights Based Approach to Disability, Says Shyrak Association Leader Lyazzat Kaltayeva

NUR-SULTAN  – The Shyrak Association, an NGO supporting the rights of people with disabilities, in particular women, seeks to promote a human rights-based approach to disability issues, said Shyrak Association head Lyazzat Kaltayeva in an interview with The Astana Times.  The association was established in 2001 and now unites nearly 3,000 women with disabilities of…

Kazakh Central Election Commission Encourages Kazakh Citizens to Go Vote

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) released a statement encouraging Kazakh citizens to go vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for Jan. 10 next year, the Kazinform news agency reported.  “If you are a citizen of Kazakhstan who has reached the age of 18 on the day of voting and has a right…

Imanbek Zeikenov’s Remix Nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s rising star Imanbek Zeikenov has been nominated for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards for his remix of Saint Jhn’s “Roses,” as nominations for Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday.   Zeikenov will compete with RAC, Morgan Page, Louie Vega and Haywyre in the Best Remixed Recording category. The full list of nominees in 83…

Coronavirus Cases Growing in Kazakhstan, Officials Remain Cautious But Optimistic

NUR-SULTAN – Coronavirus cases continue increasing in Kazakhstan, Kazakh government officials said during a Nov. 23 meeting of the commission focused to fight the coronavirus infection, the Kazakh Prime Minister’s press service reported. Over the past day, the daily increase in coronavirus cases reached 678 bringing the number of COVID-19 cases to 126,860. As of…

Kazakh, Uzbek Prime Ministers Open Textile Factory in Turkestan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin and Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov participated in the opening of a new textile factory in Turkestan in southern Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Prime Minister’s press service reported. The new Kazakh-Uzbek joint venture, which is located on a two-hectare territory in the Turkistan industrial zone, is expected to create…

Australian Mining Companies See Big Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has huge potential in its mining industry sector and Australian companies are eager to help unlock it, said Austmine Director for International Business Robert Trzebski in an interview to The Astana Times.  “We work with mining companies around the world and our mission is to connect our member companies with opportunities around…

International Turkic Academy and Kazakh Government Sign Cooperation Agreement

NUR-SULTAN – The International Turkic Academy and the Kazakh government signed an agreement on the terms and procedures for the status of the Turkic Academy, reported Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service. Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi and President of the Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali participated in the signing ceremony Nov. 16.  The agreement…

EU and Central Asian Ministers Agree to Forge Closer Relations

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi participated in the 16th EU-Central Asia ministerial meeting held Nov. 17, where European Union and Central Asian countries reaffirmed their commitment to forging closer ties. The virtual meeting also gathered the foreign ministers of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, first deputy foreign minister of Kyrgyzstan, the EU…

Tokayev Addresses Foreign Investors’ Council, Focuses on IT, Pharmaceutical Industry, Oil and Gas

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addressed the meeting of the Foreign Investors’ Council that this year sought solutions to restoring economic and investment activity in Kazakhstan amid the coronavirus pandemic, and developing and boosting the investment attractiveness of the country’s oil and gas sector. The Foreign Investors Council was established in 1998 to ensure…

Epidemiological Situation in Kazakhstan Follows Optimistic Scenario, Says Kazakh Healthcare Minister

NUR-SULTAN – The epidemiological situation in Kazakhstan is currently developing based on the optimistic scenario, said Kazakh Healthcare Minister Alexey Tsoy at the meeting on the country’s fight against coronavirus infection. The meeting was also attended by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. “A comparison between the forecast as of Sept. 7 and as of Nov. 10…