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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

UN General Assembly President to Visit Kazakhstan This Week

NUR-SULTAN – The President of the 76th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan on Aug. 11-12. Meetings are planned with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, key officials from the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament, the representatives of non-governmental organizations,…

Kazakhstan to Redouble Efforts in International Sports, Reach 8 Million Figure in Domestic Tourism, Says Minister of Culture and Sports

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports Dauren Abayev spoke about the preparation process of Kazakh athletes for major international competitions, including the 2024 Olympic Games, as well as efforts being taken to stimulate the tourism industry during his meeting with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Aug.10, reported the presidential press service. “This year the…

Michigan State University Among Five Foreign Universities to Open Branches in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – A branch of the Michigan State University will be opened in Nur-Sultan in 2023, among five other renowned foreign universities across Kazakhstan, said Kazakh Minister of Science and Higher Education Sayasat Nurbek at an Aug. 9 government meeting. “We are also working on opening branches of Russian universities, as instructed by the President.…

Oil Production Resumes at Kashagan Oilfield

NUR-SULTAN – Oil production resumed gradually at the Kashagan oilfield on the night of Aug. 10, reported the North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC). It is expected that there will be limited gas flaring at the offshore and onshore production facilities under appropriate permits. According to NCOC, gas flaring is a standard process for restarting such…

Acclaimed Kazakh Artists Go on Nationwide Tour This Month

NUR-SULTAN – Qazaqconcert state musical organization named after Roza Baglanova announced the start of a tour across 15 single-industry towns. Artists have already arrived in the Abai Region, Qazaqconcert Director Aktoty Raimkulova said at an Aug. 8 press conference in the capital. “Kazakhstan is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with…

Sports Drama by Kazakh Director Enters Selection List of Paladino d’Oro Sport Film Festival in Italy

NUR-SULTAN – “Alga/At the Start” – a sports film by Kazakh director Yernar Nurgaliyev – has been selected for the main program of the world’s oldest (and one of the most prestigious) Paladino d’Oro Sport Film Festival, which will be held Nov. 7-13 in Italy, Forbes Kazakhstan reported on Aug. 8. The film, premiered in…

Usharal Airport to Welcome Visitors Traveling to Alakol Lake From August 15

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Aviation Administration has granted a certificate to the Usharal Airport in the Alakol District of the Almaty Region following the reconstruction of the artificial runway, the Civil Aviation Committee reported on Aug. 9. SCAT airlines will start operating 14 flights per week on the Usharal-Almaty and Usharal-Nur-Sultan routes from Aug. 15.…

Kazakh Female Chess Players Are Among World’s Best at FIDE Women’s Chess Olympiad

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh women’s chess team shares 3-5 places with India-1 and the US, the best result in the history of Kazakhstan, as the FIDE Women’s Chess Olympiad concludes in Mamallapuram, India, announced Vice-President of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation Darmen Sadvakasov in an Aug. 9 Facebook post. “Zhansaya Abdumalik and Bibisara Assaubayeva won the…

Construction, Trade, Transport and Communication Show Highest Growth, Says Kazakh PM

NUR-SULTAN – Construction, trade, processing industry, transport and communication showed the highest growth between January and July, said Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov during his meeting with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Tuesday, reported the presidential press service. Speaking about the results of socio-economic development, less than a month after Tokayev criticized the work of the…

OECD Recognizes AIFC’s Tax Regime to Comply with Global Tax Transparency Standards

NUR-SULTAN – The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced the tax regime of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) complies with global standards of tax transparency in its recent report. “The introduction of Substantial Presence requirements and the resulting OECD recognition lays the foundation for the development of a complete and more transparent…