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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Budapest Hosts Book Presentation “Akhmet Baitursynuly and Alash” on Kazakh Alphabet’s Founder’s 150th Anniversary

NUR-SULTAN – The Turkic World Educational and Scientific Cooperation Organization (TWESCO) and the Organization of Turkic States in Hungary hosted a presentation of the “Akhmet Baitursynuly and Alash” book on Aug. 12, dedicated to the 150th birth anniversary of an outstanding Kazakh poet and public figure Akhmet Baitursynuly, as well as the book “Journey through…

Passenger Traffic Growth in Kazakhstan: 4.5 Million Passengers Travel in First Half-Year

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh airlines carried more than 4.5 million passengers in the first half of this year, indicating a 7 percent increase compared to the same period in 2021, reported the press service of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development on Aug. 8. To date, Air Astana’s passenger…

Kazakhstan Enters Green Zone as Epidemiological Situation Improves Nationwide

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has entered the low-risk green zone as the epidemiological situation improved across the country, according to the Aug. 12 matrix updated daily by the interdepartmental commission on the prevention and spread of coronavirus. The commission reported 1,643 new daily COVID-19 cases in Kazakhstan on Aug. 11. Most of them were registered in…

Acquittals Surge Sevenfold for Serious Criminal Acts, According to Supreme Court Chairman

NUR-SULTAN – Chairman of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan Zhakyp Assanov noted a seven-fold increase in the number of acquittals for felonies and serious criminal acts during an Aug. 11 meeting with Kazakh President Kassym Jomart Tokayev, reported the Akorda’s press service. According to Assanov, in every fifth case, law enforcement authorities are denied an…

Kazakhstan to Export Meat to Saudi Arabia

NUR-SULTAN – Five Kazakh companies plan to export beef and lamb meat to Saudi Arabia as a result of bilateral cooperation between the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture and the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), reported the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture on Aug. 8. The Kazakh meat-processing companies of Altyn Kazyk from the Akmola Region,…

Three Leading Kazakh Universities to Become Research Institutions, Develop Breakthrough Technologies

NUR-SULTAN – Three Kazakh universities will be transformed into research institutions to spur the development of breakthrough technologies, said Minister of Science and Higher Education Sayasat Nurbek at an Aug. 9 government meeting, reported the Prime Minister’s press service. The Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) has obtained research university status. The L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian…

Bloomberg: Kazakhstan May Become Eurasian Development Bank’s Major Shareholder

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan might become the Eurasian Development Bank’s largest shareholder (EDB), as Russia plans to give up its majority stake to reduce the chance of the institution being sanctioned, according to Bloomberg’s data. Bloomberg assumes that Russia seeks to reduce its combined stake with Belarus to less than half to protect the country’s institutions…

Kazakhstan Celebrates Abai Kunanbayev’s 177th Anniversary

NUR-SULTAN – On Aug. 10, Kazakhstan celebrates the 177th anniversary of the prominent poet and writer Abai Kunanbayev. The Kazakh capital will host a series of cultural events to commemorate the date, reported the Nur-Sultan Akimat’s (city administration) press service on Aug. 9. The Central Library gathers citizens, as well as literary scholars to hear…

Digital Family Map Pilot Project Kicks Off Next Month

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Labor and Social Protection will launch the digital family map’s pilot project on Sept.1, reported the Central Communications Service (CCS). The digital family map is an automated system that will help identify families in difficult life situations to provide timely social assistance without the need for citizens to appeal…

Contest Launched in Nur-Sultan For New Public Space Design to Symbolize Spiritual Unity

NUR-SULTAN – A new public space will be opened in the capital that will symbolize spiritual unity. This was announced on Aug. 7 on the eve of the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, reported the Central Communication Service (CCS). Nazym Zhangazinova, the official representative of the Congress, invited all architects, landscape…