Articles by Altynai Sultan

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Selection of Elite Government Managers Corps Continues

ASTANA – In accordance with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s state-of-the-nation address Strategy Kazakhstan 2050, a new class of professional managers will be formed to implement certain state policies. The selection process to name these managers, who will be collectively known as Corps A, has already begun. According to the president’s order, the selection process must…

Law Forces Neutralize Alleged Terrorist Group, Prevent Attack in Astana

ASTANA, May 21 – Recent court proceedings revealed that Kazakhstan’s law enforcement was able to thwart a planned major terrorist attack on Astana. The plan came to light during recent court proceedings against those accused of planning the attack. The accused include six suspects ranging in age from 22 to 52 years old. They include…

“Destiny” Forum Reaches Second Stage

ASTANA – On April 11, the second regional phase of the national project “My Country’s Destiny is My Destiny!” started in the Almaty region. The second national forum kicked off in February in the Akmola region. During the first stage of the national programme, all districts sent their best representatives to regional events. Speakers have…

Government Seeks Tourism Sector Innovations

ASTANA – “There is a need to create national brands and innovative approaches to attract foreign tourists to Kazakhstan,” the country’s Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev said on March 29. According to Issekeshev, this has already been discussed with artisans and cultural workers. Examples of ways to promote tourism include holding festivals,…

Iran, P5+1 Prepare to Hold April Nuclear Talks in Almaty

ASTANA – Iran and the P5+1 powers are preparing to hold the next round of their negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear programme in Almaty, which already hosted their talks in February. The latest round of P5+1 talks on Iran’s nuclear programme at the expert level was held in Istanbul on March 17-18. The P5+1 (also known…