Articles by Assem Assaniyaz

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Paving the Way for Kazakh Diplomacy

NUR-SULTAN – Nazir Torekulov, the first Soviet Plenipotentiary Envoy to Saudi Arabia (then the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd), played a key role in establishing friendly relations between the Soviet Union and Saudi Arabia. His professional contribution is significant for independent Kazakhstan, which marks the 30th anniversary of its diplomatic corps this year, said Abdizhapar…

Hungary Supports Kazakhstan’s Reforms, Says Hungarian Foreign Minister

NUR-SULTAN – Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto met with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on May 3 conveying his country’s full support for President Tokayev’s reforms, reports the presidential press service.  During the meeting, Tokayev conveyed greetings to newly elected Hungarian President Katalin Novak and congratulated the Fidesz party led by Hungarian…

Kazakhstan Hosts International Conference on Cooperation With Venice Commission, Marks 10th Anniversary of Accession

NUR-SULTAN – The conference on constitutional and international aspects of the upholding the rule of law took place in Almaty on April 22 to mark the 10th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s accession to the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe and the 30th anniversary of the country’s membership in the United Nations.   The heads…

International Standards Must Be at Heart of Education System, Says President of KIMEP University

NUR-SULTAN – The main mission of any academic institution is to maximize and optimize the well-being of its students towards the sustainable quality in learning with the help of the Ministry of Education, said Chan Young Bang, the Founding President of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP) University, in an interview…

Experts Discuss Kazakhstan’s Initiative to Create Global Agency to Address Biosecurity Issues

NUR-SULTAN – The Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations European Office (UNOG) and the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) hosted an international conference on Kazakhstan’s initiative to establish the International Agency for Biological Safety (IABS) in Geneva on April 12, reported the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kazakh President…

Kazakh Young People Celebrate International Day of Human Space Flight

NUR-SULTAN – The international day of human space flight celebrated on April 12 will be held under the auspices of the Year of Children in Kazakhstan, reported Kazinform.  The international day of human space flight is widely celebrated in the country since the history of space exploration has begun in Kazakhstan. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin…

Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies Opens New Expert Platform, Discusses Political Reforms

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies (KazISS) convened the first meeting of the new KazISS GPS Gylym. Pikir. Sayasat. (“science”, “opinion”, “politics” from Kazakh) expert platform on April 5 to discuss political reforms initiated by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The leaders of the political parties, the expert community, and public figures took part in…

Standard & Poor’s Reaffirms Kazakhstan’s Sovereign Credit Rating, Outlook Stable

NUR-SULTAN – The international rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) affirmed Kazakhstan’s sovereign credit rating at BBB-/A-3 and maintained the stable outlook on Apr. 1, 2022, despite the geopolitical turbulence. The Central Asian nation’s rating is conditioned by the strong government and external balance sheets, along with elevated oil and gold prices to help mitigate…

President Tokayev Congratulates People on Beginning of Ramadan

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated people on the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Akorda press service reported.     “The month of Ramadan carries enduring moral values: humanity, compassion, mercy”, said the President, stressing that the humanistic ideals of Islam play an important role in strengthening the unity of the nation, peace and…

Muslims in Kazakhstan Prepare for the Holy Month of Ramadan

NUR-SULTAN – This year, the Holy Month of Ramadan will begin on April 2 and last through May 1, said the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kazakhstan (SAMK).    Ramadan is a holy month of fasting. For Muslims, it is a period of spiritual renewal and purification. People strive to help those in need, make donations and do good. …