Articles by Karlygash Ezhenova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Singapore welcomes establishment of AIFC, minister says, as FinTech seems most promising area of cooperation

Singaporean Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Dr. Koh Poh Koon shared his views on relations with Kazakhstan, the prospects of cooperation with AIFC and the future of talks on a free trade agreement between Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union, among other subjects, in this interview. Singapore is seen by Kazakhstan as…

Suleimen: BRI can help Kazakhstan attract investments not only from Singapore, but also from other countries in South-East Asia

Is democracy a prerequisite for economic growth? What is a Singaporean democracy? How can the problem of trilingualism be solved? What are the prospects for cooperation between Kazakhstan and Singapore, given the implementation of initiatives such as the Belt and Road Initiative? Kazakh Ambassador to Singapore Usen Suleimen spoke about these issues in this interview.…

No single state corporation can function successfully for long, says Singaporean Ambassador to Kazakhstan

Singaporean Ambassador to Kazakhstan Zulkifli Bakharudin recently spoke with exclusive.kz, noting the secret of his country’s success is the absence of a “sacred cow.” The nation is always ready to change, even the legacy of the great Lee Kuan Yew. As the Singaporean Ambassador to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, you know Central Asia very well. Your…

Central Asia needs common goals, says Singaporean diplomat

SINGAPORE – In an interview with Exclusive magazine, Bilahari Kausikan, ambassador-at-large and policy advisor for Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said he believes Central Asia needs to come together more, starting from developing better communications within the region.  How do you assess the integration processes that have begun in Central Asia? They are very important,…

Kazakhstan should use Nazarbayev’s influence internationally, says Singaporean diplomat

SINGAPORE – Singaporeans love to complain that their country is small. It is much smaller than Kazakhstan. They believe that the secret of their influence is the neutrality of their positions. They recommend the same to Kazakhstan. An interview with Ong Keng Yong, Ambassador at Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore and…