Articles by Aidar Bekov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Manufacturing Sector Remains Priority

ASTANA – Kazakhstan has entered the top 20 countries in receipt of foreign direct investment. The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) fell sharply in 2008 due to the global financial crisis. Although the volume of financial investments is still showing a negative trend worldwide, in Kazakhstan, the rate of FDI remains stable. “In 2012,…