Articles by Meruert Nemerbayeva

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan, Belarus and Russia Sign Historic Treaty Creating Eurasian Economic Union

ASTANA – The leaders of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus met in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on May 29 to sign the treaty establishing the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), a common market of 170 million people and a combined gross domestic product valued at $2.7 trillion. President Nursultan Nazarbayev hosted President Vladimir Putin of Russia and…

Nazarbayev Announces Plans for New Major Incentives for Foreign Investors

ASTANA – Kazakhstan will make a major move to attract more foreign investors this year when it passes a new law to create better conditions for them, President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced at the official opening session of the Asian Development Bank’s 47th annual board of governors meeting here on May 4. Addressing the more than…

President Touts Benefits of Eurasian Integration During Moscow Visit

ASTANA –President Nursultan Nazarbayev delivered his hallmark speech devoted to Eurasian integration at Moscow State University on April 28. Symbolically, the idea of creating a Eurasian Union was initially proposed by President Nazarbayev slightly more than 20 years ago in a lecture at the same university. In his recent speech, Nazarbayev noted that the soon-to-be-established…

New Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan Presents Credentials to UN Secretary General

Kairat Abdrakhmanov, the newly appointed Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Jan. 9. During the meeting, the parties discussed pressing issues on the global agenda, the role of the UN in resolving international problems and Kazakhstan’s contributions to the process.…

Mayor Reports on Astana’s Growth, Challenges in 2013

ASTANA – Akim (Mayor) Imangali Tasmagambetov presented a report on the capital’s development at a Central Communications Service (CCS) briefing at the end of December, describing the city’s development and its challenges in dealing with a population that is growing more quickly than anticipated. According to the mayor, Astana’s achievements are substantial. The city’s gross…

Russian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas, Receive Presidential Greetings

ASTANA – On the 7th of January, together with millions of Orthodox believers around the world, Kazakhstan’s Orthodox Christians celebrated Christmas. Representatives of other religions along with the country’s leaders congratulated them on this revered holiday. “Over the centuries, this holiday has been filling the hearts of people with great feelings of love and benevolence,…