Articles by Malika Orazgaliyeva

Japanese, Central Asian ministers discuss how to adapt Japan’s success to Central Asia

Nur-Sultan – Foreign ministers from Central Asia and Japan discussed ways Japan’s economic and technical development could help modernise and diversify Central Asian economies during the May 18 Central Asia plus Japan Dialogue (CAJD) in Dushanbe. “Central Asia is one of the dynamically developing regions of the world, which is strategically situated and has significant…

Kazakh FM meets with Kyrgyz President, FM and attends CSTO, SCO meetings in Kyrgyzstan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov met with Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov as well as participated in the Foreign Ministers’ Council (FMC) of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) and the FMC of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) during a May 20-22 official visit to Bishkek. Atamkulov and Jeenbekov…

European Commission adopts strategy to deepen relations with Central Asia

NUR-SULTAN – The European Commission adopted May 15 a new strategy on relations with Central Asia meant to deepen relations and capitalise on the region’s growing influence. “Central Asia has always been a key region: for its history, for its culture, and for its role of connecting East and West. Today it is becoming more…

Pavlodar Region is attracting investment, further developing industry, says region’s governor

NUR-SULTAN – In this exclusive interview, Pavlodar Region Akim (Governor) Bulat Bakauov talks about industrial development, fields attractive for foreign investments, tourism and infrastructure. What socio-economic issues are on the agenda in your region? What work is planned to improve performance in the coming years? We have been increasing industrial production in the region for…

Kazakhstan evacuates 231 more citizens from Syria

NUR-SULTAN – Two-hundred and thirty-one Kazakh citizens, including 156 children, were evacuated from Syria May 7 and May 9, according to a special announcement by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The evacuations were part of a large-scale humanitarian effort, called Operation Jusan, that began in January under former President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The most recent evacuees included…

Incumbent President, Ak Zhol Democratic Party candidate collect most signatures among presidential candidates

NUR-SULTAN – Incumbent President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Ak Zhol Democratic Party nominee Daniya Yespayeva have collected the most signatures of the seven candidates registered as of May 6 by the Kazakh Central Election Commission for the June 9 presidential election. According to CEC regulations, the candidates are required to collect at least 118,146 signatures, which…

Tokayev collects more than double required signatures, is registered by CEC for presidential election

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Central Electoral Commission (CEC) registered May 3 President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as the Nur Otan party candidate for the June 9 presidential election after Tokayev collected 313,653 signatures from 17 regions of Kazakhstan. Candidates are required to collect at least 118,146 signatures, which is 1 percent of Kazakhstan’s 11,814,019 registered voters, according…

Kazakhstan has turned into ‘competitive transit hub’, Nazarbayev tells Belt and Road forum

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev briefed the April 25-27 Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on the country’s infrastructure development and transport potential. “Over the past ten years, Kazakhstan has invested about $30 billion on infrastructure development, transport and logistics assets and competence. Almost 3,000 kilometres of national railways and…

Kazakh President visits Uzbekistan, assures current bilateral policies will continue

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev paid the state visit to neighbouring Uzbekistan April 14-15. The visit saw a number of intergovernmental documents signed in the area of economy, investment, defence and migration. Tokayev’s visit to Tashkent saw the heads of the two states sign the Joint Statement outlining key priorities for further expansion of…

Atyrau Region is working to improve investment climate, increase foreign investment, says governor

NUR-SULTAN – In this exclusive interview, Atyrau Region Akim (Governor) Nurlan Nogayev talks about continued efforts to develop major industries and SMEs in the region famous for its abundant oil and gas reserves and being home to Tengiz, one of the world’s largest onshore oil fields. What types of social and economic development issues are…