Articles by Almasbek Zhumadilov

Slovak Prime Minister visits Kazakhstan, attends business forum

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini discussed bilateral trade and economic cooperation Nov. 15 in Astana during Pellegrini’s first official visit to Kazakhstan. “I believe that your visit will give a new impetus to the development of mutual relations,” said Nazarbayev. Pellegrini praised Kazakhstan’s growing international role. “Kazakhstan has…

Estonian Prime Minister’s visit to Kazakhstan focuses heavily on digital agenda

ASTANA – Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas paid a Nov.5-6 official visit to Kazakhstan for the first time. He was invited to take part in the Digital Bridge Forum and the presentation of the Astana Hub – International IT and Startup Hub. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed prospects for strengthening cooperation between Kazakhstan and Estonia…

Astana hosts roundtable on Kazakh non-proliferation strategy, denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula

ASTANA – International and nuclear security experts, Kazakh foreign affairs officials and foreign diplomats in Kazakhstan met in Astana Oct. 24 to discuss Kazakhstan’s nuclear non-proliferation policy and the situation on the Korean Peninsula. The event was organised by the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Kazakhstan (KAZISS) and the South Korean…

EAEU needs shared production, digitisation processes to extend competitive advantage – Kazakh deputy prime minister

ASTANA – First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin called for the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to develop common production processes in order to integrate the competitive advantages of all members of the EAEU and cut costs throughout the value chain, reports primeminister.kz. “A plan for the development of 130 joint cooperation projects in…

Kazakh-Chinese business forum marks fifth anniversary of Belt and Road Initiative

ASTANA – The Kazakh-Chinese business forum, which took place Sept. 7 in Astana, marked the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative, announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping at Nazarbayev University in the city in 2013. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev welcomed the more than 300 Kazakh and 150 Chinese participants in a video message. The head of state…

Eurasian Intergovernmental Council discusses trade, digitisation in St. Petersburg

ASTANA – Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagyntayev participated in the July 27 meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in St. Petersburg, Russia, reported primeminister.kz. The meeting brought together the prime ministers of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, Belarus Andrei Kobyakov, Kyrgyzstan Mukhammetkaly Abulgaziev, the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tigran…

Central Asian foreign ministers discuss regional security

ASTANA – Central Asian foreign ministers discussed regional cooperation and security matters July 21 in Cholpon-Ata (Kyrgyzstan). The meeting included Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov as well as the foreign ministers of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldayev, Tajikistan Sirodzhiddin Mukhriddin, Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov and Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Berdyniyaz Myatiev. Abdrakhmanov told the…

Foreign minister briefs CSTO ministers on Kazakhstan’s priority as CSTO chair

ALMATY – Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov briefed the June 11 ministerial meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Almaty on Kazakhstan’s priorities as CSTO chair. Abdrakhmanov said it is symbolic that Kazakhstan’s CSTO chairmanship coincides with Kazakhstan’s UN Security Council membership and that Kazakhstan is working to converge the two organisations’ agendas.…

Nazarbayev attends Eurasian Economic Union Summit in Sochi, meets with Putin

ASTANA – Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev attended the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council’s meeting in Sochi on May 14 and, while meeting Vladimir Putin, congratulated him on his recent election and praised Kazakh-Russian relations. “On the 18th of March this year, a historic event took place. You have won the confidence of the Russian people with…

Kazakh FM visits Turkey, discusses preparations for presidents’ summer meeting

ASTANA – During a two-day official visit to Ankara April 19-20, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other top officials to discuss preparations for the meeting of the two countries’ leaders in the summer and ways to boost Kazakh-Turkish cooperation. Abdrakhmanov conveyed greetings on behalf of President Nursultan…