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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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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…

Neo-Nomad 2022 Campaign to Be Launched in September to Promote Domestic Tourism

NUR-SULTAN – The Ministry of Culture and Sports announced plans to launch the Neo-Nomad 2022 project on the eve of Capital Day, reported the press service of Kazakh Tourism.  Tourists can now receive a special status of NeoNomad after visiting 20 popular tourist attractions in the country, said Vice Minister of Culture and Sports Yerzhan…

Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkey Seek Ways to Boost Cooperation in Logistics and Transport

NUR-SULTAN – The foreign and transport ministers of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey convened in Baku to explore ways to boost cooperation in logistics and energy as well as to discuss the regional and international agenda in light of the ongoing geo-political changes occuring in the region, reports the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.  Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister…

AIFC Should Strengthen Its Status as Leading Regional Financial Center, Says President Tokayev

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) should strengthen its status as a leading regional financial center, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during the June 27 meeting of the AIFC Management Council, reported the Akorda.   The meeting was held as part of the Astana Financial Days conference, which kicked off on June 27 in…

Iranian Businesses to Invest More than $200 Million in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh and Iranian business communities signed 12 agreements worth more than $200 million during the Kazakh-Iranian Business Forum in Tehran in mid-June, reported the Kazakh Invest national company.  The forum was held during the recent visit of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to Iran when Tokayev and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi agreed to increase…

Kazakhstan’s Chief of General Staff Speaks About Measures to Strengthen Armed Forces

NUR-SULTAN – When Kazakhstan gained independence, the Kazakh military was created practically from scratch, and the army can rightfully be considered a basic element of the foundation of a new statehood, said Lieutenant General Marat Khusainov, First Deputy Minister of Defense – Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan, reports Zakon.kz news…

Kazakh President Meets with Amir of Qatar, Takes Part in Qatar Economic Forum

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani reaffirmed their mutual desire to strengthen trade and economic ties and implement joint investment projects during their June 21 meeting in Doha, reported Akorda.   Tokayev paid a visit to Qatar at the personal invitation of…

Kazakhstan’s Burabay and Markakol Parks Join UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves

NUR-SULTAN – The Burabay National Park and the Markakol State Nature Reserve have been included in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves, reported the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The decision was announced at the 34th session of the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program…

Prime Minister Visits State-of-the-Art IT, Medical, Educational Facilities in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – Developments in information technologies open up new economic opportunities for Kazakh people, said Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov during the visit to the MOST IT Hub Almaty as part of his working trip to Almaty, reported the Prime Minister’s Office.  The MOST IT Hub Almaty was launched in May. It includes offices, coworking spaces,…

President Tokayev Focuses on Reform Agenda in Kazakhstan, Investigation into January Events and Effects of Sanctions in TV Interview

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is in the midst of a major political transformation, having held a referendum on reform of the Constitution, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said during the June 15 interview to Russia 24 TV channel given ahead of his visit to Russia’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Tokayev noted the country has begun a…

Pope Francis Hopes to Meet with Patriarch Kirill at Interreligious Congress in Kazakhstan in September

NUR-SULTAN – Pope Francis expressed hope to meet with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill at the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions scheduled for Sept. 14-15 in Nur-Sultan. This was announced in Pope Francis’s interview with the Jesuit magazine La Civiltà Cattolica published on June 14. “We were supposed to meet on June…