Articles by Assel Satubaldina

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Preserving Kazakhstan’s Historical Legacy and Culture: Tokayev Visits Zhoshy Khan Complex in Ulytau

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited the Zhoshy Khan historical and cultural complex in Ulytau District as part of his working visit to the Karaganda Region, reports the Akorda press service.  The center serves as a tourist destination that takes visitors into the ancient Kazakh past and aims to become a scientific center for studying…

Unity in Diversity is Our Fundamental Principle to Preserve National Unity, Says Tokayev

NUR-SULTAN – Unity in diversity is Kazakhstan’s fundamental principle for preserving and strengthening national unity and a key principle that the country is committed to adhering to in the future, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as he chaired an expanded meeting of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan on Oct. 22, reports the Akorda press service.…

New Polymetallic Enrichment Plant Launched in Karaganda Region, Boosts Regional Industrial Development

NUR-SULTAN – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev launched a new polymetallic enrichment plant at the Zhairemsky mining and processing plant in the Karaganda Region as part of his working visit to the region, reports the Akorda press service.  Nearly 2,500 people were involved in the construction of the plant. For Zhairem, the launch of the…

Sixty Three Percent of Eligible Population Fully Vaccinated in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – As the vaccination effort continues in Kazakhstan, 7.2 million of the country’s 19 million population have been fully immunized against the virus, while 8 million have received at least one dose, reports the Kazakh Healthcare Ministry. The city of Almaty, the Turkistan region, and the East Kazakhstan region are leading in terms of…

Latest Travel Update: Kazakhstan to Launch Direct Flights with Lithuania – and More

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and Lithuania are expected to launch direct flights between the two countries in the first quarter of 2022, reports the Kazakh Civil Aviation Committee.  On Oct. 13, the Lithuanian civil aviation authorities and Kazakhstan’s civil aviation committee met to discuss the opening of regular flights on the Nur-Sultan-Vilnius and Almaty-Vilnius routes. Hungarian-based…

New Theater in Nur-Sultan to Provide Creative Opportunities for People with Special Needs

NUR-SULTAN – A new inclusive theater called Qanattylar opened its doors Oct. 15 in the Zhastar theater in Nur-Sultan, wrote Nur-Sultan Akim (Mayor) Altai Kulginov on his Instagram account.  The theater debuted with a play, also named “Qanattylar”, written by Kazakh poet Gulnara Salykbai and directed by Nurfat Vahitov.  “We try to provide full support…

President Tokayev Addresses Heads of Commonwealth of Independent States  Council Meeting

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addressed the CIS Heads of State Council meeting on Friday, Oct. 15 emphasizing the need for stronger cooperation and assistance to the people of Afghanistan, reports the Akorda press service. In his speech, Tokayev recalled the agreement to establish the CIS back in December 1991, in what he called was…

Kazakhstan’s Delegation Pays Working Visit to Afghanistan

NUR-SULTAN – Special Representative of the President of Kazakhstan for International Cooperation Erzhan Kazykhan visited Kabul on Sunday for a working visit, reports the Akorda press service. During the visit, Kazykhan held meetings with the representatives of the interim government of Afghanistan Abdul Kabir and Amir Khan Muttaqi. At the talks, the two sides discussed…

Calvert Journal Film Festival Explores Diversity of Eurasia Through Local Filmmakers

NUR-SULTAN – A journey across Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia through the lens of the region’s independent filmmakers – this is how the Calvert Journal is framing its film festival, which will begin Oct. 18 and last through Oct. 31.  The festival will screen 35 films across seven categories –…

President Tokayev Calls On Eurasian Economic Union to Address Rising Food Security Issues

NUR-SULTAN – Food security has been at the focus of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s remarks at the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting hosted Oct. 14 in a virtual format, reports the Akorda press service.   The meeting was attended by the heads of states and governments of the Eurasian Economic Union – President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko,…