Articles by Aiman Turebekova 

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

EXPO 2017 to Host Tourism Ministerial Forum

ASTANA – The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and EXPO 2017 plan to hold a joint conference on “Tourism and the Energy of the Future” in late June during the exposition. More than 150 tourism ministers will participate in the event, reported the expo press office. Astana Expo 2017 Board Chairman Akhmetzhan Yessimov and…

ULJANIK to Construct 155-Metre Ferry

ASTANA – On June 3, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) Express and Croatian shipyard ULJANIK signed a shipbuilding contract for the construction of one wagon carrier with a total bearing capacity of 54 wagons, reported the press service of KZT. The 155-metre-long and 17.5-metre-wide ship will be driven by two diesel engines enabling the ship to…

World’s Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturer Confirms EXPO 2017 Participation

ASTANA – On May 11-12, in the framework of the visit of EXPO 2017 Commissioner Rapil Zhoshybayev, Vestas corporation agreed to take part in the Astana exhibition and show Vestas’ innovative wind turbines, reported the press office of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry. According to Morten Dyrholm, global vice president for public affairs at Vestas Wind…

Kazakhstan’s Investment Climate Discussed in London, as EBRD Projects Positive Growth for Its Economy in 2016

ASTANA – Kazakh government officials elaborated on initiatives taken to ensure the country is recognised as an attractive investment destination during the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 2016 annual meeting and business forum in London. “The government’s reform agenda as well as measures taken by the National Bank have been critical to creating a…

Gennady GGG Golovkin Named Ambassador for EXPO 2017

ASTANA – Boxing Superstar and unified middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin, better known in boxing world as GGG, has become an official Ambassador for Astana EXPO 2017. On March 31, in Washington. D.C., Astana EXPO 2017 National Company Chairman Akhmetzhan Yessimov handed over to Golovkin the honour of Ambassador of EXPO 2017. “The Institute of…

Aitys/Aitysh Added to UNESCO’s World List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

ASTANA – The joint Kazakh-Kyrgyz nomination of “Aitys/Aitysh, the art of improvisation,” was inscribed on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity on Dec. 2 in Windhoek, Namibia, during the 10th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the ICH, reported the Kazakh Foreign Ministry. The delegation from Kazakhstan,…

WTO Accession Will Improve Kazakh Investment Climate, Officials Believe

ASTANA – On the eve of the 10th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference, to be held Dec. 15-18 in Nairobi, Kenya, a briefing on Kazakhstan’s accession to the organisation, chaired by Minister for Integration Zhanar Aitzhanova and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aleksey Volkov, was held at the Kazakh Foreign Ministry. Representatives of the…

Paris Forum to Discuss ‘Climate Change and Energy of the Future’

ASTANA – The Future Energy Forum will gather international experts in Paris on Dec. 9 for an event to be held on the sidelines of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, announced the press office of EXPO 2017. Nazarbayev University…

Milan Passes EXPO Flag to Astana at Closing Ceremony

Kazakhstan’s pavilion was ranked in the best three for opening theme and content, it was announced at the closing ceremony for EXPO 2015 in Milan Oct. 31, the press service of the Astana EXPO 2017 National Company reported. “EXPO Milano 2015 is considered a big boost for the future success of EXPO 2017 in Astana.…