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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Political Party System – An Institutional Foundation for Statehood

NUR-SULTAN – Last week, prior to Kazakhstan’s 30th Independence Anniversary, a historic congress of the Nur Otan party was held. At the congress Nursultan Nazarbayev, the First President and the chair of the ruling party, announced several important initiatives and decisions for the state and the party.   Nazarbayev outlined fundamental values of the state and…

Kazakh Prime Minister Proposes to Revive Silk Way at 15th ECO Summit in Ashgabat

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has observed growth in trade turnover with the member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), said Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin, who took part in the 15th ECO Summit Nov. 28 in Ashgabat. The trade turnover increased to 31 percent and reached $8.2 billion for the last nine months, which is…

Kazakh Prime Minister Chairs 20th Meeting of SCO Council With Heads of Government

NUR-SULTAN – The mutual trade of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states increased by nearly 40 percent in the first seven months of 2021. This was announced by Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin, who chaired the 20th anniversary meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government on Nov. 25. The event was held…

First President Nursultan Nazarbayev Outlines Seven Key Principles of Kazakhstan’s Statehood

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev presented the principles of the Seven Pillars of Statehood during the recent session of the Political Council of the Nur Otan party, reported Kazinform.  Kazakhstan has been celebrating the 30th anniversary of independence with significant achievements. “We have built a strong and successful state; a unified and consolidated…

World Famous Kazakh Soprano Mudryak and Bulgarian Baritone Stoyanov to Perform at Astana Opera House

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana Opera House will present “For You, My Kazakhstan” concert featuring Kazakh soprano Maria Mudryak and Bulgarian baritone Vladimir Stoyanov on Nov. 27, reported the theater’s press service.  Italian conductor Alvise Casellati will also take part in the concert. Mudryak will perform the arias from the operas by Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Gounod…

Residents of Kazakh Capital Highlight Their Accomplishments to Mark 30th Anniversary of Independence

NUR-SULTAN – A prima ballerina, a champion para-swimmer, an actor, and a teacher. What is one thing that connects such different people? They were all born in the year Kazakhstan gained its sovereignty. On their 30th anniversary the children of independence talked about their achievements, reported Elorda.info. Aigerim Beketayeva is the leading soloist ballerina of…

Nazarbayev Transfers Powers of Nur Otan Party Chair to President Tokayev

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev will hand over the powers  of the Nur Otan party chair to current President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. This was announced by Nazarbayev’s spokesperson Aidos Ukibay. Nazarbayev continued to serve as the chair of the Nur Otan party after he resigned as president in March 2019.  Kazakhstan’s ruling Nur Otan…

International Parliamentary Conference to Mark Day of First President Takes Place in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh capital hosted the International Parliamentary Conference dedicated to the Day of the First President on Nov. 22, reported the press service of the Majilis (lower house of the Parliament).   Kazakhstan has been celebrating the First President’s Day annually on Dec.1 since 2012. On this day in 1991, Nursultan Nazarbayev was elected…

Kazakh President Visits Almaty Combined Green Heat and Power Plant

NUR-SULTAN – Almaty and the Almaty agglomeration will increase the production of renewable energy and heat supply in the next five years, said Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during his visit to the city’s combined heat and power plant #2 on Nov.19 as part of his working visit to Almaty, reported Akorda.  The President’s visit was…

World Bank to Support Kazakhstan on its Path to Decarbonization and Carbon Neutrality, Says World Bank VP for Europe and Central Asia

NUR-SULTAN – World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Anna Bjerde paid a working visit to Kazakhstan to discuss the investment policy issues to achieve carbon neutrality with the government.  According to the Kazakh Prime Minister’s Office, more than 55 projects worth $8 billion have been implemented in finance, infrastructure, housing and communal…