Articles by Galiaskar Seitzhan

Kazakh short-track team qualifies for 2018 Winter Olympics

ASTANA – Five Kazakh short-track speed skaters have qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea based on the results of the World Cup series, reported zakon.kz. The International Skating Union (ISU) confirmed the quotas Nov. 23 following competitions held Sept. 28-Nov. 19 in Budapest (Hungary), Dordrecht (Holland), Shanghai (China) and Seoul (South…

Kazakhstan, Poland build on 25 years of relations, says Kazakh envoy

As became known, President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda plans to pay a state visit to Astana on Sept. 6-7. On the eve of this major event in bilateral relations development, we asked a few questions from the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Poland Margulan Baimukhan. What is…

EXPO 2017 chance to showcase Kazakh contributions to technology, inventor says

Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, is serving as host this summer for EXPO 2017. Inventors, companies and scientists throughout the world are presenting their research and vision of the way new technologies can change the future. Represented among them are Kazakh nationals, including Blok Shaikenov, who says he has invented a new type of wind…

Kazakh, German partnership is versatile, says Kazakh ambassador

On the eve of the official visit of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to the Kazakh capital on July 11-12, The Astana Times spoke with Kazakhstan’s ambassador in Berlin, Bulat Nussupov. How do you evaluate the current state of Kazakh-German relations? What are the current dynamics of bilateral contacts between our countries? This year our countries…

Kazakhstan’s Senate Speaker Tokayev addresses Munich Conference, urges security cooperation

ASTANA – Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told a panel discussion at the Feb. 18 Munich Security Conference that it is important to build reliable and friendly relations between the countries of Central Asia and Eurasia and the rest of the world. According to a press release from the…

Marathon 2010: Kazakh diplomat’s book reflects on OSCE chairmanship experience

ASTANA – Last month the Almaty-based Institute of World Economics and Politics presented a new book by Talgat Zhumagulov, a Kazakh diplomat, which describes the activities of the nation’s foreign service during the historic chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2010. According to a description by the publisher, “the…

In Historic Win, Kazakhstan Elected to UN Security Council for 2017-2018

NEW YORK – After a gruelling six-year campaign which took Kazakh leaders and diplomats and introduced Kazakhstan to far flung corners of the world, from Europe to the Pacific Islands, from Africa to Latin America, Kazakhstan won on June 28 the right to sit on the United Nations Security Council in 2017-2018. In the second…

At UN, Kazakh FM Urges Support for Idea of Global Anti-Terrorist Coalition

NEW YORK – On May 10, the last day of his visit to New York, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov participated in the High-Level Thematic Debate of the United Nations General Assembly on Global Peace and Security. The event is organised annually under the patronage of the President of the General Assembly. The subject of this…

UN Hosts Religions for Peace Discussion on Kazakhstan Initiative

NEW YORK – Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov represented Kazakhstan at the high-level forum titled Religions for Peace at the United Nations General Assembly (UN GA) May 6. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev put forward the initiative to hold the forum designed to build upon the efforts of the UN to combat violent extremism and promote peace…

Central Election Commission: Nur Otan Party Wins Landslide Again

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s governing party, led by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, won another massive victory while other parties from the legislature’s previous roster also retained their presence in Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament), according to the Central Election Commission (CEC) results of the March 20 parliamentary election. According to data announced by CEC Chairman Kuandyk Turgankulov at…