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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Top Experts Assess President Tokayev’s New Social Initiatives to Address Unrest

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh experts commended President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s initiatives to promote social equality, government transparency, and education that were announced at the plenary session of the Majilis, the lower house of the Parliament, on Jan. 11. A lot of work should be done by the government under the leadership of the newly appointed Prime…

Seventeenth Round of Talks on Syria in Nur-Sultan Emphasizes Need for Continued Fight against Terrorism on Syrian Territory

NUR-SULTAN – The 17th international high-level meeting on Syria, known as the Astana Process, concluded on Dec. 22 in Nur-Sultan with delegations stressing the importance of maintaining the territorial integrity of Syria and stepping up efforts to combat terrorist groups. Delegations from Syria and the Syrian opposition, the guarantor states of Russia, Iran, and Turkey…

Kazakhstan Has Strong Tourism Potential, Says CEO of LOT Polish Airlines

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has strong potential for establishing itself as an attractive tourist destination and LOT Polish Airlines’s intent is to help people to discover Kazakhstan by providing quality service on airline routes, said Rafal Milczarski, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines in an interview to The Astana Times. Milczarski said that the COVID-19 pandemic was…

Foreign Dignitaries Praise Kazakhstan’s Remarkable Nuclear Non-Proliferation Efforts at International Conference in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – Leading foreign politicians praised the initiatives of Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev aimed at international cooperation and his decision to abandon the nuclear arsenal at an international scientific conference titled “Leadership. Stability. Progress” on Dec. 10 in Nur-Sultan.  Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary and President of the Global Green Growth Institute, congratulated all…

Experts Discuss Major Economic and Political Achievements of Kazakhstan Over 30 Years at International Conference in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – During the 30 years of its independence, Kazakhstan was able to improve its economic and social indicators and transform from a peripheral Soviet republic to a modern state with a strong economy. Policies in business and trade, industrialization, and representation of Kazakhstan in world politics that led to such transformation were the main…

Kazakhstan Global Investment Roundtable 2021 Concludes with Agreements Worth Over $2.1 Billion

NUR-SULTAN – Thirty commercial agreements worth $2.1 billion were signed during the fourth Kazakhstan Global Investment Roundtable which took place in Nur-Sultan on Dec. 7. Agriculture, the green economy, IT, healthcare, and non-extraction sectors were noted as high potential investment opportunities for future investors.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi began…

Experts Discuss Challenges and Achievements of Kazakh Political Party System Over the Years of Independence

NUR-SULTAN – Political and economic stability, fair representation of women and young members, and ability to adapt to changes were highlighted as the main achievements of the political system by experts at the international forum, which was held in Nur-Sultan on Nov. 29-30.  The conference titled “The Evolution of Party-Political System of Kazakhstan: Challenges, Achievements…

Kazakh Singer Dimash Kudaibergen Enters Top-10 of Billboard Chart with His Song – “Fly Away”

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen’s song “Fly Away” debuted in Billboard’s Hot Trending Songs chart powered by Twitter at fourth place. Kudaibergen is in the top 10 along with South Korean K-Pop bands BTS, SEVENTEEN, Lisa, and other artists mainly from Asia. The ranking of the chart is based on the most discussed songs…

Kazakh Energy Ministry and Crypto Mining Industry Ready to Cooperate With Legal Miners

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Energy is ready to cooperate with legal miners to ensure an uninterrupted supply of energy, said Energy Minister Magzum Mirzagaliyev during his meeting with the representatives of the National Association of Blockchain and Data Center Industry, the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry, and KEGOC on Nov.…

Kazakh Boxers Win Five Medals at 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championship

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh national boxing team brought home five medals from the 2021 AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championship that took place in Belgrade, Serbia from Oct. 24 till Nov. 6. The team won two gold medals, two silver medals, and one bronze medal, achieving second place in the overall medal tally just after Cuba…