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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Small Businesses Receive Nearly US$168 Million as Part of Economy of Simple Things Lending Program in Two Years 

NUR-SULTAN – In 2019-2020, 1476 agricultural producers received preferential loans worth 71.4 billion tenge (US$168 Million) from the Agrarian Credit Corporation as part of the Economy of Simple Things concessional lending program. The Economy of simple things concessional lending program was implemented in 2019 as one of the government policies aimed at increasing domestic production…

Kostanai Car Manufacturer Launches Production of KIA Car Models

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin took part March 26 in the opening of the KIA car model production line at the SaryarkaAvtoProm plant as part of his working visit to the Kostanai region, PrimeMinister.kz. reported.  It is planned to start production of 20,000 KIA car models per year. The localization will reach up…

Chronicle of President Tokayev’s Term Highlighting the Heroic Covid Response Released

NUR-SULTAN – A chronicle of the activities of the Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev over the last year has been released, reported the Akorda Press service.   “The year 2020 will be remembered by the global fight against COVID-19, which affected the socio-economic development not only of Kazakhstan, but of the whole world. Our country was one…

Kazakh Bike Traveler Stays in Mexico, Meets Mexican Fans of Kazakh Pop Singer Dimash Kudaibergen

NUR-SULTAN — A story about a famous Kazakh bicycle traveler who has been continuing his round the world bicycle tour in Mexico is making the rounds of Kazakh media. As Kazakh traveler Talgat Zhumabekov settled with local people, he says Mexican people know and love Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen. They cherish, listen to and want…

Kyrgyz and Uzbek Presidents Review Bilateral Cooperation in Tashkent

NUR-SULTAN – Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov met with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on March 11 in Tashkent as part of his official visit to Uzbekistan. The heads of state praised the current state of bilateral relations, according to their press services and media reports. They discussed issues around the further development of cooperation in political,…

Young Soloists of Astana Opera House Make Debut in Gala Programs

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana Opera House will present the two-part gala programs on Feb. 20 and 23, the theatre’s press service reported.  The new ballet programs feature six performances that are directed by People’s Artist of Russia and artistic director of the Astana Opera Ballet Company Altynai Asylmuratova.  “How Long Is Now?” one-act ballets staged…

Kazakhstan Marks 100th anniversary of Kazakh Legal Scientist and Scholar Salyk Zimanov 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Kazakh scientist, scholar and politician Salyk Zimanov on Feb. 19.  Zimanov, born in 1921 in Atyrau, is an outstanding scientist, public figure, doctor of law, professor and scholar of the Kazakh national academy of sciences.  Zimanov has devoted more than 45 years to Kazakh legal science.…

Kazakhstan Celebrates 90th Anniversary of Kazakh Poet Mukagali Makatayev

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Kazakh poet, writer and translator Mukagali Makatayev on Feb. 9.  “His poetry touched the hearts of many readers,” wrote Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on his Twitter. “The poet’s anniversary coincides with the 30th anniversary of our independence. This is a holiday for every citizen of Kazakhstan,”…

Kazakhstan’s First President Delivers Remarks at GEEF Forum On Sustainable Development 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev delivered remarks at the Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF) Feb 5, as reported by the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This year, the forum was held Feb. 4-5. in an online format.  The message was delivered by Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime…

Central Election Commission Summarizes Results of Election Campaign in Media, all Parties Given Fair Treatment

NUR-SULTAN –  On the eve of the elections for Majilis (the lower house of the Kazakh Parliament) and the Maslikhats (local executive bodies) to be held on Jan.10, an important meeting of the Central Election Commission took place on Jan.8. Anastasia Schegortsova, a member of the Central Election Commission, said that the pre-election activities of…