Articles by Artur Abubakirov

Breaking News – Following Attacks on Weapons Shops, Military Facility in Aktobe, City Launches Anti-Terrorism Operations

ASTANA, June 5 – Six people, including two Kazakh soldiers, one shop assistant and three attackers, were killed and 11 were wounded in today’s multiple shootings in the city of Aktobe in the west of Kazakhstan, authorities announced. Authorities were continuing to search for the shooters at press time and have instituted an anti-terrorist operation…

Nazarbayev Calls on Countries to Follow G-Global Principles, Maximise Economic Development

ASTANA – President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan delivered the keynote address to the international seventh Astana Economic Forum on May 23. In his address to more than 3,000 international and domestic participants, President Nazarbayev urged all nations to build their relations on the fundamental principles of trust and openness. He also expressed deep concern for…

Public Perception Largely Positive for Eurasian Integration, Says Panel

ASTANA, May 22 – The presidents of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus are expected to sign a treaty on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) here on May 29. The agreement is expected to come into force on Jan. 1, 2015. In general, according to experts, the perception of the Customs Union and Single…

PM Massimov Visits Russia, Discusses Draft Treaty on Eurasian Economic Union

ASTANA – Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov met with his counterparts from member states of the Customs Union (CU) and Common Economic Space (CES) on April 15 in Moscow to discuss the ongoing process of Eurasian economic integration. During the meeting, Prime Ministers Massimov, Dmitry Medvedev of Russia and Mikhail Myasnikovich of Belarus discussed deepening…

NTI Report Notes Progress in Security of Global Nuclear Materials, Says Major Challenges Remain

ASTANA – The 2014 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, which assesses nuclear materials security conditions in 176 countries and which was released on Jan. 8 by the Washington-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), reported progress in global efforts to reduce and secure nuclear materials while noting main challenges that remain in this area such as creating…

Experts See Technical Prerequisites for Banning Nuclear Weapons Testing, Say Political Will Needed

WASHINGTON, DC – Leading American experts in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation met Sept. 12 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC to discuss the importance of the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT), Kazakhstan’s role in the international non-proliferation movement, as well as next steps to reduce the global threat…

Foreign Minister Campaigns for Non-Permanent UN Security Council Seat

During his visit to New York on Sept. 27-28, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov spoke at the general debate of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly and held meetings with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, First Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, Undersecretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo and Undersecretary…

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Visits Latin America to Boost Ties

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov toured Latin America at the end of September and in early October to promote political and economic ties with perhaps the most distant continent from Astana. He began his tour on Sept. 29 in Santiago, Chile where he reminded Chilean economic officials of Kazakhstan’s twenty-year partnership with their country and…

The ATOM Project Presented at UN

NEW YORK – On Sept. 4 as part of the commemorations of the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information organized the presentation of The ATOM Project and an exhibition of the artwork of the project’s…

UN General Assembly Commemorates International Day Against Nuclear Tests

NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly held a special meeting Sept. 5 to commemorate the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, to remember the victims and survivors of nuclear testing and to use this opportunity to discuss the new steps the UN as an organisation and the member states can take to advance the…