Articles by Murager Sauranbayev

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Latvia Becomes 70th State to Confirm Participation in EXPO 2017, Switzerland Signs Participation Agreement

ASTANA – On Jan. 22, Kazakhstan received a note from Latvia formally confirming its participation in EXPO 2017. This happened during EXPO 2017 Commissioner and Kazakhstan’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Rapil Zhoshybayev’s meeting with the Baltic nation’s Ambassador in Astana Jurijs Pogrebnaks. At the meeting, Zhoshybayev updated the ambassador on progress with practical preparations for…

Netherlands Confirms Intentions to Participate in EXPO 2017

THE HAGUE – The Netherlands confirmed its intention to participate in EXPO 2017 in Astana during a Nov. 19–20 visit to the country by First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and Commissioner of EXPO 2017 Rapil Zhoshybayev. Zhoshybayev also met with government and business leaders and attended the opening of Astana Square in Rotterdam.…

Brazil, Argentina, Chile Say Ready to Participate in EXPO 2017

SANTIAGO – Some of South America’s largest nations, including Brazil, Argentina and Chile, announced this month that they will participate in EXPO 2017 in Astana. The announcements followed a Sept. 14-18 visit to South America by EXPO 2017 Commissioner and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Rapil Zhoshybayev. Zhoshybayev started his South American…

Silicon Valley Companies Demonstrate Strong Interest in EXPO 2017, UNDP Confirms Participation

SAN FRANCISCO –EXPO 2017 Commissioner and Kazakh First Deputy Foreign Minister Rapil Zhoshybayev completed his ten-day trip to the U.S. with visits to New York and San Francisco. If his focus in the Big Apple was on the United Nations family of organisations, he paid much more attention in the Golden Gate City to luring…

U.S. Participation in Astana EXPO 2017 Discussed during Commissioner’s Visit; World Bank Confirms Its Participation

WASHINGTON – Government agencies and private companies discussed opportunities for U.S. participation in EXPO 2017, which will be held in Astana, as Expo National Commissioner and First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Rapil Zhoshybayev began his visit to the U.S. on Sept. 2 with a series of meetings in Washington, D.C. As home of the…

China Officially Confirms Participation in EXPO 2017

BEIJING – China has officially confirmed its participation in EXPO 2017 in Astana, making it the 39th country to confirm that it will take part in the event. The participation documents were signed and handed to EXPO 2017 Commissioner and First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Rapil Zhoshybayev in a meeting with Chairman of the…

Kyrgyzstan Signs Agreement on EXPO 2017 Participation

BISHKEK – On Aug. 21, during a visit by a Kazakh delegation headed by EXPO 2017 Commissioner and First Deputy Foreign Minister Rapil Zhoshybayev, Kyrgyzstan became the first country to sign an official agreement to participate in EXPO 2017 in Astana. Kyrgyzstan had previously confirmed its participation in the beginning of 2015 and appointed an…

India Requests Maximum Area for EXPO 2017 Pavilion

NEW DELHI – Expo 2017 is a national project which is expected to provide long-term social and economic effect, giving a powerful impulse for further diversification and modernisation of the national economy for Kazakhstan’s transition to a green economy. Hosting a successful project is a responsible mission that affects a very wide range of organisational…

Vietnam Confirms Participation in EXPO 2017

HANOI – A visit by EXPO 2017 commissioner and Kazakh First Deputy Foreign Minister Rapil Zhoshybayev July 28-29 was marked by the Vietnamese government’s announcement to present a national pavilion at the event in Astana. The statement was preceded by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Aug. 10, 2014 letter to Vietnamese President Troung Tan Sang inviting…

Kazakhstan Seeks Western European Participation in EXPO 2017

LONDON – EXPO 2017 commissioner and Kazakh First Deputy Foreign Minister Rapil Zhoshybayev visited a number of West European countries in June, negotiating conditions for their participation in the internationally-specialised exhibition with the theme “Future Energy.” To date, 29 governments and four international organisations have confirmed their commitment to participate, according to the Kazakh foreign…