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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan, Russia Consider Increased Industrial Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan seeks to boost industrial cooperation with Russia, said Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov attending the INNOPROM international industrial exhibition taking place July 4-7 in Ekaterinburg, Russia, reports his press office.  INNOPROM is one of the largest industrial exhibitions in Russia. Kazakhstan is the partner country of the event this year, unveiling its…

Kazakh Delegation Focuses on Aral Sea Problem at OSCE Summer Session in Birmingham

NUR-SULTAN – As the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly (PA) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) began in Birmingham, UK, the delegation from the Kazakh Parliament focused on the Aral Sea problem, reports the press service of the Senate. Hosted by the UK Parliament, it is the first in-person annual…

Kazakh Parliament Approves Sending Military Personnel to Further UN Peacekeeping Missions

NUR-SULTAN – The joint session of the chambers of the Kazakh Parliament approved the proposal from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to send a peacekeeping contingent from Kazakhstan to the United Nations missions in Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Mali, reports the Kazakh Defense Ministry. The text of the address by President…

President Tokayev Chairs Supreme Council For Reforms, Addresses Financial Sector Development, Atomic Energy

NUR-SULTAN – The Supreme Council for Reforms, a supreme body for finalizing and adopting the nation’s reform plan, convened their meeting on June 30 to discuss reforms in the financial sector, atomic energy and migration policies, reports the presidential press service. The council is chaired by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The meeting began with a discussion…

EBRD Approves Strategy for Kazakhstan, Focuses on Fostering Private Sector, Economic Inclusivity, and Green Agenda

NUR-SULTAN – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved the new strategy for Kazakhstan for the next five years with a focus on private sector competitiveness, economic inclusivity, and carbon neutrality, the bank’s press service announced on Tuesday. The bank has invested more than US$10.3 billion in the country to date, the largest…

Kazakhstan Has a Vital Interest in Developing Vibrant Partnership with BRICS, Says President Tokayev

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has a vital interest in developing a vibrant partnership with BRICS countries, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told the High-Level Dialogue on Global Development on June 24 on the margins of the 14th BRICS Summit, reports the presidential press service. The 14th summit of BRICS, which owes its name to the initials of its…

Kazakhstan’s Police Celebrates 30 Years of Service, Sets New Tasks Ahead

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev commended the development of the police system in Kazakhstan, an institution that is celebrating its 30th anniversary today. Attending the ceremony, Tokayev stated that there is a lot of work yet to be done to reform the police, reports the presidential press service.  He visited the operational management center, where…

Kazakhstan Completes Chairpersonship at WTO MC-12 with Landmark Agreements on Fishery, Food Security and E-Commerce

NUR-SULTAN – The 12th Ministerial Conference (MC-12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) chaired by Kazakhstan concluded on June 17 with the adoption of major decisions on fisheries, food security, the fight against COVID-19, and electronic commerce, reports the presidential press service.  Kazakhstan, which has been a WTO member since November 2015, co-hosted the conference…

Kazakhstan Proposes to Establish International Trust Fund to Raise Money for People Affected by Nuclear Fallout

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi participated in the first meeting of state parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) taking place June 21-23 in Vienna. He reaffirmed Kazakhstan’s commitment to a nuclear-weapons-free world and proposed several initiatives, where one of them is to…

Kazakh PM Addresses Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, Calls on Member States to Boost Industrial Cooperation, Remove Trade Barriers

NUR-SULTAN – The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), an economic alliance between Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, possesses huge economic potential but lack of industrial cooperation and multiple trade barriers inhibit its growth, said Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov addressing the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council on June 21 in Minsk, reports his press…