Articles by Elmira Kirgeeva

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 Increases Number of Programmes to Support Small Business

ASTANA – Kazakhstan plans to increase the number of programmes meant to support small- and medium-sized businesses, according to Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament) member Aigul Solovyova. Solovyova said recently that the foundation of economic anti-crisis measures is the new Nurly Zhol economic policy, which includes entrepreneurial development. In addition to the new programmes, the…

Kazakhstan Plans to Reorient Export Produce to New Markets

ASTANA – An export policy that provides direction to reorient domestic products to new markets has been developed bythe Kazakh Ministry for Investment and Development. “Despite the reductionin exportsbased on external factors, exports as a wholeand the reduced supply of raw materials, there is a decline in exports of processed goods, but exports of manufactured…