Articles by Aibarshyn Akhmetkali 

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Tourism is Slowly Recovering in Kazakhstan as Hospitality Sector Shows Increase in Volume in Three Quarters of 2021

NUR-SULTAN – The volume of services provided by accommodation facilities in Kazakhstan has increased by 66.4 percent during the first three quarters of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, reports the Energyprom monitoring agency citing Kazakhstan’s Bureau of National Statistics. Revenues of accommodation service providers rose by 78.9 billion tenge ($US181 million). The…

Seventeenth Round of Talks on Syria Kicks Off in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – Delegations from Syria and the Syrian opposition, the guarantor states of Russia, Iran, Turkey, and representatives of the United Nations (UN) have arrived in Nur-Sultan to participate in the 17th round of talks on the situation in Syria, known as the Astana Process, on Dec. 21-22, reports the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.…