Articles by Azamat Askaruly

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 should take bold steps to grow e-commerce, catch up with global sector leaders

According to estimates, the global e-commerce market will grow from $2.8 trillion in 2018 to $4.9 trillion in 2023.   China is an indisputable leader with $672 billion in sales yearly, in big part due to the Alibaba group.  The share of e-commerce in the national retail turnover is 24 percent. Just the fact that…

Central Asia should capitalise on opportunities for cooperation

Central Asia is a unique place that can be self-sufficient and prosperous. It is a market of 70 million with a young, educated workforce. It has common roots, beliefs and mentality. Deeper integration in the region will only benefit people and economies. Transport and mobility are among the most important elements of a modern economy.…