Articles by Aigerim Seisembayeva

Kazakh, British companies, institutions sign agreements to enhance cooperation

LONDON – Various Kazakh and British companies and institutions signed agreements and memoranda Oct. 23-24 during the visit of Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Roman Vassilenko to London. Vassilenko also participated in the sixth meeting of the UK-Kazakhstan Intergovernmental Commission. The visit started with the Kazakhstan Global Investment Forum 2019 organised by Financial Times Live, fDi…

Kazakh FM discusses religious freedom with counterparts in Washington, D.C.

ASTANA – At the invitation of the U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov attended July 25-26 the first Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service reports. In his opening speech, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stated ensuring religious freedom is one…

Kazakh President given right to head National Security Council for life

ASTANA – The Constitutional Council gave final approval June 28 to legislation granting Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev the right to head the country’s Security Council for life. The law stipulating his new status was published July 12 in the Kazakhstanskaya Pravda national newspaper and came into force. The county’s parliament passed the bill May 31.…

Nazarbayev meets with Prince of Abu Dhabi in Astana ahead of AIFC launch

ASTANA – Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan paid an official visit to Kazakhstan July 4-5 to meet with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and participate in the official launch of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). The sides discussed…

Shymkent declared city of national significance, South Kazakhstan region gains new name and administrative centre

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on June 19 declared Shymkent city in Southern Kazakhstan a city of “national significance,” as it joined the other two cities with such status in the country, Astana and Almaty. Another presidential decree, signed publicly at the Akorda presidential residence, changed the name of the Southern Kazakhstan region to…

Nazarbayev visits Tatarstan, meets with president

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and President Rustam Minnikhanov of Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan discussed bilateral ties during Nazarbayev’s June 14-15 visit to Kazan, Akorda reports. Nazarbayev praised Tatarstan’s social development and economic growth and outlined areas to increase bilateral cooperation. The Kazakh President also praised the close relationship and the importance of deepening…

Kazakh FM updates EUROBAK on country’s efforts to improve business climate

ASTANA – Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov briefed members of the European Business Association of Kazakhstan (EUROBAK) and members of the diplomatic corps on Kazakhstan’s efforts to improve the business climate during a June 12 meeting in Astana. EUROBAK includes leaders of business associations and companies operating in Kazakhstan, including Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Siemens, KPMG…

Kazakh government appoints five new vice ministers to oversee digitisation

ASTANA – The Kazakh government appointed June 6-7 five new vice ministers to oversee digitisation within their ministries. They join Deputy Prime Minister Askar Zhumagaliyev who is responsible for overseeing the country’s digitisation process and who is colloquially known as “chief digital officer.” The new appointees, in turn, were immediately dubbed “digitisation commissars” as part…

Foreign Investors Council focuses on modernisation efforts

ASTANA – The 31st plenary session of Kazakhstan’s Foreign Investors’ Council themed “Accelerated modernisation” discussed digital transformation, new technologies and prospects for further economic growth at a June 6 meeting here. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev briefed the session on Kazakhstan’s efforts to ensure the stability of the national economy in the face of global challenges.…

CIS heads of government discuss cooperation in Dushanbe

ASTANA – Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) heads of government, including Kazakh Prime Minster Bakytzhan Sagintayev, discussed economic interaction and cooperation within the Commonwealth in areas such as energy development and intellectual property during a June 1 meeting in Dushanbe. In addition to Sagintayev, the prime ministers of Belarus – Andrei Kobyakov, Kyrgyzstan – Muhammetkaliy…