Articles by Gulnaz Kalikhanova

Prosecutor General Daulbayev Seeks Stronger Ties on Legal Issues with Canada

OTTAWA – Kazakhstan’s Prosecutor General Askhat Daulbayev visited Canada on Dec. 4, seeking to promote wider cooperation between the two countries in legal matters. In the Canadian capital, he met Speaker of the Canadian Senate Noel Kinsella, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander and Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General William Pentney,…

Akan Satayev to Direct Canadian Film “Hacker”

Kazakhstan’s director Akan Satayev will lens the Canadian drama thriller “Hacker,” the first official teaser for which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 6. Satayev, who directed Kazakhstan’s Foreign Language Film Oscar entries “Strayed” and “Zhauzhurek Myn Bala,” will start shooting his first foreign project later this fall in various…

Kazakhstan’s Akan Satayev to Direct Canadian Film ‘Hacker’

Kazakhstan’s director Akan Satayev will lens the Canadian drama thriller “Hacker,” the first official teaser for which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 6. Satayev, who directed Kazakhstan’s Foreign Language Film Oscar entries “Strayed” and “Zhauzhurek Myn Bala,” will start shooting his first foreign project later this fall in various…

Foreign Ministry Notes 2013 Achievements, Reveals Plans for Second Half of Year

ASTANA, August 12 – Continuous contribution to global nuclear disarmament, a new model of inter-ethnic and inter-religious dialogue and a successful development path have become key components of Kazakhstan’s international image, according to Kazakhstan Deputy Foreign Minister Kairat Sarybay who highlighted that message during his August 12 one-hour briefing at the Central Communications Service. The…

Message of CCTS Summit: Strengthen Ties, Continue Positive Trends

ASTANA – At the third summit of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic-Speaking States (CCTS) on August 16, presidents of the CCTS’s four founding states, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey, agreed that positive trends achieved through their cooperation over the past year should be strengthened. The summit took place in Gabala, Azerbaijan, from August 15-16.…

New Historic Milestone Approaching for Kazakhstan-China Relations

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s strategic relations with China have always been defined by regular high-level dialogues, which develop their all-round bilateral cooperation. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Astana on August 19 enhanced this development. During his stay, Wang met Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov and Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov. Cooperation across…

Kazakhstan Is “Ideal Venue” for Facilitating Int’l Cooperation, Top Diplomat Says

Kazakhstan is committed to strengthening international relations and its geographical location makes it an ideal venue for facilitating international cooperation, the country’s deputy foreign minister told delegates at an annual Substantive Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva last week. Kazakhstan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexey Volkov took part…

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Holds First Twitter Chat

ASTANA – Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov helped mark the country’s Day of Diplomatic Service on July 2 by conducting his first live Twitter chat. The session lasted for an hour and a half and covered a wide range of topics. These included global issues, such as relations with Russia, the creation of…

Government Works to Address Foreign Investors’ Issues, Establishes Investment Ombudsman

ASTANA, June 18 – Kazakhstan is putting in its best efforts to ensure the continuing improvement of its business and investment climate. The establishment of a task force on the protection of rights of foreign investors, the so-called “investment ombudsman”, is the most recent example of those efforts. And on June 17, the Kazakhstan Ministry…

Kazakhstan Continues Transit Cooperation to Stabilize Afghanistan

ASTANA – Despite the widespread international apprehension regarding Afghanistan’s future once the majority of foreign military forces leave next year, the leadership in Kazakhstan believes that with the right level of foreign assistance and through the creation of a peaceful environment, that country can achieve stability, growth and prosperity. To this end, Kazakhstan is committed…