Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

UNDP Supports Kazakh Government’s Energy Transition Strategy, Says UN Assistant Secretary-General

NUR-SULTAN – United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Regional Director for Europe and the CIS Mirjana Spoljaric Egger reaffirmed UNDP’s commitment to assist the Kazakh government in implementing its energy transition in an economically viable and socially fair way during her recent visit to the country.  As part of her visit, Spoljaric Egger took part…

COP26 Regional Ambassador Pays Visit to Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – This year, the United Kingdom will host the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) on Oct. 31 – Nov. 12 in Glasgow. The COP26 summit put forward a mission to gather world leaders, civil society pioneers, activists and the youth to implement action towards achieving the goals provided…

Kazakhstan and Singapore Agreed to Develop Smart Cities in Almaty Region

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and Singapore agreed to develop the G4 City project in the Almaty region.  The G4 City project consists of four smart cities located along the Almaty – Ust-Kamenogorsk highway at the section of Almaty – Kapshagay.  The new satellite cities will be built with favorable conditions for business development and for comfort…

Kazakh Scientists Cooperate with International Team on Finding Effective Remedy for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

NUR-SULTAN – The scientists of the Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda University joined an international team to conduct joint research on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases prevention, reported the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science. The Kazakh scientists will work with scientists from Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The joint project titled…

Young Kazakh Pianist Beisembayev Wins Leeds International Piano Competition 2021

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh pianist Alim Beisembayev won first prize in the 20th edition of The Leeds International Piano Competition 2021. Beisembayev is the first prize-winner from Kazakhstan in the history of the Leeds competition.  The Leeds International Piano Competition is a triennial event and is one of the world’s premier piano competitions organized since 1963. …

Kazakhstan Chess Team Leads in FIDE Online Chess Olympiad Before Playoffs

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s chess team took first place in Group A of the Top Division at the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad, reported the press service of the Kazakh chess federation. Now the team will compete in the playoffs, which will be held from Sept.13-15.  One of the sensations so far is Zhansaya Abdumalik’s win over…

Sinopharm Vaccine (Vero Cell) Arrives in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Three million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine (vero cell) was delivered on Sept. 9 to Kazakhstan, Minister of Healthcare Alexey Tsoy wrote on his Facebook. The vaccine will be available in all regions. The vaccine developed by the Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products was listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization…

AIFC Tech Hub Unveils Startup Ecosystem of Kazakhstan Report

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Tech Hub released the “Fintech Startup Landscape in Kazakhstan” report, the first study of Kazakhstan’s startup ecosystem, according to the press service of the AIFC. The AIFC Tech Hub was created to unite global start-ups, entrepreneurs, corporations, investors, experts, and specialists in the field of innovation. The…

S&P Global Ratings Affirms Kazakhstan’s Sovereign Credit Ratings at Stable Outlook

NUR-SULTAN – The S&P Global Ratings international rating agency affirmed the sovereign credit rating of Kazakhstan at the level of stable outlook. This year, the sustained fiscal policies and expectations of economic recovery were the main factors for determining the credit rating, according to the agency. In 2020, fiscal support measures from the government became…

In Focus: President Tokayev’s Address to Nation Sets Goals for Long Term Development of Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh political analysts have observed that the initiatives and instructions laid out in President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s Sept. 1 address-to-the-nation clearly outline the key priorities for further socio-economic development of the country. According to the experts, the implementation of this plan will further increase the stability and competitiveness of the economy, prosperity and improve…