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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan to Export Up to 6.5 Million Tons of Grain in 2021

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan may export up to 6.5 million tons of grain in 2021, said Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin at a government meeting on Tuesday. Kazakhstan, which is among the world’s leading grain producers and exporters, has been hit hard by droughts last summer.  “Despite the reduced volume of grain due to drought in…

Kazakhstan Resumes Visa Free Regime with 30 Countries, Increases Air Travel

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will resume a visa-free regime with 30 countries with a stable epidemiological situation and high vaccination rates starting next week on Sept. 27, announced Kazakhstan’s interdepartmental commission working to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection on Monday.  The list of countries includes Italy, Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Japan, the United Arab Emirates,…

More Than Half of Jobs in Kazakhstan at High Risk of Automation, Education Remains a Priority

NUR-SULTAN – Nearly 52 percent of all future jobs in Kazakhstan are at high risk of automation. That is one of the conclusions made in the country’s first national report on the labor market prepared by the Center of Labor Resources Development.  The figure stands at 47 percent in OECD countries.  As the impact of…

Astana Open ATP 250 Kicks Off in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – The first day of the Astana Open ATP 250 finished on Sept. 19, as the Kazakh capital hosts the event through Sept. 26. Nur-Sultan was one of four new ATP 250 events added to the 2020 provisional schedule, as tennis continued its return to schedule following the suspension of the season due to…

President Tokayev Addresses SCO Heads of States Meeting in Dushanbe

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Dushanbe on Sept. 17, reports the Akorda press service.  “Thanks to joint efforts, the SCO has become the most successful and influential regional organization in the world. The SCO possesses vast demographic, financial, and natural resources, as well as powerful technological potential. It…

President Tokayev Attends CSTO Meeting in Dushanbe

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev attended the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) in Dushanbe on Sept. 17, reports the Akorda press service. He joined Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who attended the meeting via videoconference, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Armenian Prime Minister…

Thirty Second Berlin Eurasian Club Meeting in Nur-Sultan Focuses on New Technologies

NUR-SULTAN – Development of new technologies and know-how were at the focus of the 32nd meeting of the Berlin Eurasian Club hosted in Nur-Sultan on Sept. 13, reports the Kazakh Foreign Ministry. The event, which was organized with the support of the Kazakh Ministry and the Eastern Committee of the German Economy, gathered representatives of…

COVID-19 Incidence Decreases 35% Over Two Weeks in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The COVID-19 incidence rate has decreased by 35 percent over the past two weeks in Kazakhstan, said Kazakh Minister of Healthcare Alexei Tsoy at a government meeting on Tuesday. “The global morbidity and mortality for COVID-19 continues to be unstable. More than 224 million cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 300,000…

North Macedonian Foreign Minister Visits Nur-Sultan, Signs Important Agreements

NUR-SULTAN – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Northern Macedonia Bujar Osmani made an official visit to Kazakhstan on Sept. 10, meeting Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi. Welcoming Bujar Osmani to Kazakhstan, Tokayev said that the visit is extremely important in terms of giving an additional impetus to the development of…

Kazakhstan Assumes One-Year Presidency in Islamic Organization for Food Security 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan hosted the two-day Fourth General Assembly of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) that convened in Nur-Sultan on Sept. 8, reports the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture. During the assembly meeting, Turkey handed over the presidency in the organization to Kazakhstan for one year.  Founded in 2018 with its headquarters based in…