Articles by Maiya Li

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakh Students Talk about Pandemic and How it Influenced Their Study and Life in Korea

SEOUL – The Astana Times spoke with Kazakh students residing in Korea to know how they perceive the situation with the pandemic, how their life and study changed and why they chose this country for study.  Ramita Suleimenova is a fashion designer and SMM specialist. She has recently started Korean language courses and then plans…

Monument to Kazakh Poet Abai Kunanbayev Opens in Seoul

SEOUL – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took part in the opening ceremony of the 2.2 meters high monument commemorating Kazakh poet and philosopher Abai Kunanbayev on Aug.17 as part of his official visit to South Korea. The original idea to erect the Abai’s monument was initiated by Kazakhstan Ambassador to Korea, Bakyt Dyussenbayev. The Board for…