Articles by Assel Satubaldina

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Kazakh, German Companies Sign $200 Million in Agreements at Business Forum in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh and German companies signed 11 agreements in the field of mechanical engineering, industrial automation, petrochemistry, logistics, healthcare and IT worth US$200 million at the Kazakh-German business forum on May 12 in Nur-Sultan.  The agreements envision the creation of a digital competencies laboratory with Siemens, the construction of a machine tool assembly plant…

Kazakhstan, Turkey: 30 Years of Strong Friendship

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s visit to Turkey on May 10-11 has been his first visit since he assumed the presidency in 2019. The visit was more than just a formal commitment to the enhanced strategic partnership, but a testament to 30 years of friendship between the two brotherly states. Turkey was the first country…

Kazakh Diplomat Stresses Role of Astana Process in Resolving Crisis in Syria

NUR-SULTAN – First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Akan Rakhmetullin emphasized the role of the Astana Process in resolving the eleven-year crisis in Syria at the 2022 Brussels Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region on May 10. Organized by the European Union and the United Nations and chaired by the EU…

Kazakhstan and Turkey Determined to Advance Strategic Partnership Through Investment and Business Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and Turkey are ready to advance their cooperation to a strategic partnership, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told a press conference following their meeting in Ankara on May 10, reports the presidential press service.  “Today we had extensive talks on the most important issues. President Erdoğan is a…

Manshuq Mametova: One Hero Out of Many Who Brought Victory in World War II

NUR-SULTAN – When Hitler’s aggression against USSR began in 1941, 19-year-old girl Manshuq Mametova knew her life would never be the same. The heroine of the Soviet Union, Mametova was an example of a fierce female warrior who not only had to face her country’s enemies but also go to war with the strict gender roles…

Kazakhstan, France to Forge Partnership in Hydrogen Energy Development

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Embassy in France and Kazakh Invest national company organized a webinar on April 14 to explore the prospects for cooperation between Kazakhstan and France in hydrogen energy development, reports the Kazakh Invest press service.  The webinar that gathered Kazakh and French government representatives and experts was designed to share the experience…

Constitutional Council Endorses President Tokayev’s Appeal to Amend Constitution

NUR-SULTAN – The Constitutional Council has approved President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s appeal to amend the Constitution saying that it fully complies with the Constitution, the council announced on Wednesday.  On April 22, President Tokayev submitted the draft bill to the council, a procedural move required by the law. The amendments will affect 33 articles, more than…

President Tokayev to Visit Turkey Next Week

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will pay a state visit to Turkey on May 10-11, his presidential office announced on Tuesday. Tokayev’s state visit to Turkey will be an important milestone in expanding a comprehensive strategic partnership between the countries, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This will be Tokayev’s first state visit to…

Expert Round Table in Washington D.C. Focuses on Kazakhstan’s Political Reforms, Stresses Demand for Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Top experts convened for a virtual round table on April 27 organized by the Central Asia Program (CAP) at George Washington University to discuss Kazakhstan’s political reforms. The round table titled Political Reforms in Kazakhstan in the Context of Geopolitical Shifts gathered Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow and Director of the Program on…

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Plan to Double Trade Turnover

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan seek to double their trade turnover, Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov and Chair of Kyrgyzstan’s Cabinet of Ministers Akylbek Japarov announced during the 10th meeting of the Kazakh-Kyrgyz intergovernmental council hosted on April 29 in Bishkek.  Kazakhstan is one of the three major trade and economic partners of Kyrgyzstan. The…