Articles by Nurlan Meirmanov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Singapore sees Kazakhstan as regional transport hub, says trade minister

ALMATY — Minister of State for Trade and Industry of Singapore Dr. Koh Poh Koon led a large business delegation to Almaty  April 19-22, as part of the Future China Advanced Leaders Programme. The delegation consisted of the State Minister for Communications and Information and Health of Singapore Chee Hong Tat, IE Singapore (International Enterprise Singapore), Singapore Economic Development Board…

IAEA Assures Kazakh Public Uranium Bank Will Be Safe, Secure Facility

ASTANA – Following the approval by the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of a host-state agreement with Kazakhstan on establishing a low-enriched uranium (LEU) bank in Kazakhstan, IAEA Project Executive on the LEU bank Terry Wood briefed the Kazakh media on June 18 in Astana about the bank. “We have…

IAEA LEU Bank Neither Environmental nor Security Threat, Kazakh Experts Say

ASTANA – Following the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board approving an agreement with Kazakhstan on establishing a low-enriched uranium (LEU) bank in the country, a group of Kazakh experts confirmed that the idea had international support and would not exact a high cost from Kazakhstan, in addition to explaining other details of the project…

KazGeo Expedition Succeeds in Reaching North Pole on Skis

ASTANA – The first Kazakhstan ski expedition to the North Pole has conquered the extreme northern tip of the world on April 15 and planted three flags on the Pole: the national flag of Kazakhstan;the flag of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan, which marks its 20th anniversary this year; and a flag designed…

New School Built by Kazakhstan Opens in Bishkek

Construction on a new school in Bishkek funded by Kazakhstan was completed on March 20 with an opening ceremony attended by Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev. Kazakh Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Beibit Issabayev, the mayor of Bishkek, deputies of the city’s Kenesh (city council), students and teachers of the new School No. 82, located in the Kyrgyz…

Kazakh Flags to be Carried to North Pole

ASTANA – The first Kazakhstan ski expedition to the North Pole will carry three flags – the national flag, the flag of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (APK) which marks its 20th anniversary this year, and the flag designed specifically as part of the country’s bid to win a non-permanent seat on the…

Kazakhstan Announces Winners of International Journalism Competition

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in conjunction with the KazakhstanUnion of Journalists, announced the winners of the first international journalism competition, “Kazakhstan in the eyes of foreign media,” on July 1. The competition, which ran from April 1 to June 15, aimed to encourage, promote and reward high-quality and objective international journalism on…