Articles by Lilia Syzdykova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

More Work Ahead, Says Central Election Commission Chairman

Since President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the decree Jan. 20 to hold early election for the Mazhilis, Kazakhstan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) has been actively preparing for the electoral process. CEC Chairman Kuandyk Turgankulov shared his views about the progress to date and plans for the near future in a following interview. Three weeks passed since…

International Forum on Ethnic Media Held in Astana

ASTANA – The first international forum on ethnic media, “Tolerance and the Media,” was held on Nov. 15. It was organized by the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (APK). This forum, which coincided with the International Day of Tolerance, was also supported by the Ministries of Culture and Information, Foreign Affairs, Education and Science,…

Chinese Ambassador Says Strategic Partnership Expands Further

ASTANA – The recent visit of President Xi Jinping to Kazakhstan was a historic event in Sino-Kazakh relations and opened up new prospects for bilateral relations, the country’s new ambassador in Astana Le Yucheng said. Addressing a gathering of chief editors of national media in Astana, Le Yucheng summed up the results of the Sept.…