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Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Visits Kazakhstan to Discuss Pilgrimage and Tourism Potential

ASTANA – Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah visited the Kazakh capital on Sept. 26 to discuss ways to improve cooperation in the sphere of tourism, in particular pilgrimage tourism, reported the press service of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Kazakhstan. The main objective of the minister’s visit was…

Kazakhstan Announces Its Position on Referendums in DNR and LNR

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s decision proceeds from the principles of territorial integrity, sovereign equality, and peaceful coexistence in regards to the referendums on the issue of joining Russia held by the self-proclaimed states of LNR and DNR, and the military administrations of Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, said Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesperson Aibek Smadiyarov on Sept. 26.…

Kazakh Foreign Minister Arrives in Tokyo for Shinzo Abe’s Funeral

ASTANA – Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi arrived on Sept. 26 in Tokyo to attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, reported the ministry’s press service. In July, Abe was assassinated while giving a speech at an election rally. High officials from other countries are…

Kazakhstan, Italy to Form List of Industrial Projects As Bilateral Trade Turnover Reaches $9.2 billion in Seven Months

ASTANA – Kazakhstan and Italy plan to develop the list of industrial projects as bilateral trade turnover hits $9.2 billion, said Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Marat Karabayev during a Sept. 23 meeting with Italy’s delegation on the sidelines of the tenth Forum of Machine-Builders of Kazakhstan, reported the ministry’s press service.  The…

Kazakh Athletes to Take Part in World Nomad Games in Türkiye

ASTANA – Nearly 80 Kazakh athletes will compete at the fourth World Nomad Games from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 in Türkiye’s Iznik, said Sports and Physical Culture Affairs Committee Chair Samat Yergaliyev during a Sept. 26 briefing, reported the Central Communications Service. The World Nomad Games present the Turkic world’s shared values and promote…

Kazakh Delegation Takes Part in Tourism EXPO Japan

ASTANA – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, promoted tourism opportunities of Central Asia at the Tourism EXPO Japan, one of the world’s largest travel trade exhibitions, on Sept. 22-25 in Tokyo, reported the Kazakh Tourism press service.  The exhibition brought together 1,400 participants from 136 countries and welcomed over 200,000 visitors. “It is a…

Employed Youth to Make 80 Percent of Labor Force in Kazakhstan by 2030

ASTANA – The employed youth will make up 80 percent of Kazakhstan’s labor force by 2030, said State Social Insurance Fund Managing Director Nursulu Kemel during a Sept. 23 public awareness campaign in the Zhambyl Region, reported the Kazakh Labor and Social Protection Ministry. According to Kemel, nearly 300,000 young people reach working age each…

Women-Owned Businesses Grow in Kazakhstan, Make Up Nearly 45 Percent of Total in 2021

ASTANA – The share of women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises reached 43.3 percent in 2021, increasing significantly by 26 percent since 2010, said Deputy Minister of National Economy Bauyrzhan Omarbekov at a Sept. 22 International Women’s Entrepreneurship Congress, reported the ministry’s press service.  Omarbekov added that supporting women-owned businesses would help the country achieve its…

Senate Deputy Chair Emphasizes Importance of Astana Declaration at Helsinki Meeting

ASTANA – Kazakh Senate Deputy Chair and Vice President of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE-PA) Askar Shakirov emphasized the Astana Declaration’s relevance in a turbulent geopolitical situation during a Sept. 24 seminar dubbed “Call for Action – Helsinki+50” in Helsinki, reported the Senate’s press service. The Astana Declaration, adopted…

Ybyrai Mektebi: The Seamless Learning School, Opens Pilot Project in East Kazakhstan Region

ASTANA – Ybyrai mektebi, a rural school dedicated to seamless learning, opened in a pilot mode in the village of Kulynzhon in the East Kazakhstan Region, reported Forbes Kazakhstan on Sept. 20. The essence of seamless learning, also known as continuous learning, is to combine all in-class and out-of-class resources, as well as eliminate the…