Articles by Danat Islambek

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

PACE calls for enhanced co-operation between Council of Europe and Kazakhstan

ASTANA – The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Standing Committee adopted Nov. 24 Resolution 2193 (2017), which calls for enhanced co-operation between Kazakhstan and the Council of Europe. The resolution states that the assembly recognises “the importance of Kazakhstan as one of the pillars of stability in the Euro-Asian region and called…

Kazakhstan set to ease import restrictions at Kyrgyz border

President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov agreed during a Nov. 30 closed-door meeting in Minsk, Belarus that Kazakhstan would loosen border regulations on freight vehicles imposed during recent border tensions between the two countries. In October, Kazakhstan enforced strict controls on freight vehicles at the Kyrgyz border. The restrictions did not affect personal…

Kazakhstan’s Rukhani Janghyru programme unveiled at UNESCO

PARIS – Rukhani Janghryu (Modernisation of Kazakhstan’s Identity), the programme unveiled by President Nursultan Nazarbayev in April, was officially presented Oct. 17 at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) headquarters in the city. In her welcoming remarks, Nada Al-Nashif, Assistant UNESCO Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, said the organisation was excited to…