Articles by Aiman Turebekova

EXCLUSIVE: UNIDO will support EXPO 2017 legacy projects, its chief says

ASTANA – It may be argued that industrialization is one of the most important events in the history of humanity. Due to this process, relatively more goods were produced in relatively less time. Average real incomes rose dramatically. Thus, more time was left for education, innovation and recreation. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)…

Kazakh President praises EXPO 2017 preparations

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarvayev praised preparations for EXPO 2017 during an April 21 visit to the Expo site. “Official opening of the exhibition will take place on June 9. The readiness of EXPO 2017 is at a final stage. The excellent holding of the exhibition will demonstrate to the world the community achievements…

Britain to officially unveil its EXPO 2017 pavilion June 26

ASTANA – Britain will unveil its EXPO 2017 pavilion June 26 in Astana as part of the United Kingdom’s National Day, officials announced recently at the presentation of the pavilion at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United Kingdom Erlan Idrissov, Minister of State for Trade and Investment Greg Hands,…

Kazakh President says both economic development, political reforms progressing

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed the duration of his presidential term and other questions during a March 16 meeting with national print and television journalists. Nazarbayev cited former Prime Minister of the UK Margaret Thatcher’s famous quote: “I will stay until I am tired of it. So long as Britain needs me, I…

At UNSC, Kazakh diplomats call for unimpeded food delivery to South Sudan

ASTANA – A Kazakh delegation to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) called for unimpeded access for humanitarian organisations to deliver food to South Sudan and offered recommendations to improve the UN peacekeeping mission there during a Feb. 23 regular UNSC session on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Council members were briefed on…

IRENA to Participate in EXPO 2017

ASTANA – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) officially confirmed its participation in EXPO 2017 during the recent meeting of  IRENA Director General Adnan Amin and EXPO 2017 Commissioner Rapil Zhoshybayev in Abu Dhabi. The sides reviewed Kazakhstan’s current and potential cooperation with IRENA, including the agency’s participation in the expo and the joint promotion…

Public Safety Has Steadily Improved since Independence, Says Prosecutor General

ASTANA – Public safety has steadily improved since independence, Prosecutor General Zhakip Asanov told a Dec. 9 roundtable of the Commission on Human Rights under the President of Kazakhstan. Murders have decreased three and a half times, violent crime three times and robberies five times since independence, he said. The nation’s prison population has also…

Pacific Alliance Countries to Present Joint Pavilion at EXPO 2017

ASTANA – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile recently confirmed that the Pacific Alliance will participate in EXPO 2017. Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico will open a joint pavilion, bringing the tally of participating countries to 111. The theme of the expo is “Future Energy” and the Pacific Alliance is exploring the possibility of…

Integrating Kazakhstan’s Nurly Zhol, China’s Silk Road Economic Belt Will Benefit All, Officials Say

ASTANA – Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov and Minister of Investment and Development Zhenis Kassymbek briefed the country’s diplomatic corps Nov. 30 on common points of Kazakhstan’s Nurly Zhol economic policy and China’s Silk Road Economic Belt initiative. Air Astana President Peter Foster, high officials from the Ministry of National Economy, KazAvtoZhol and Kazakhstan Temir…

FM Idrissov Visits Kabul, Dushanbe, Gathers Concerns to Present on UNSC

ASTANA – The Kazakh Foreign Affairs Ministry continues to prepare a programme of its work as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2017-2018. Along with issues of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, the fight against terrorism and extremism, and the promotion of peacemaking and peace-building, among the country’s priorities will be security and development…