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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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 Experts Assess Readiness of Kazakhstan’s Contingent For Peacekeeping Activities

NUR-SULTAN – The experts of the UN Department of Peace Operations paid a visit to Kazakhstan to assess the readiness of the Kazakh contingent that participates in the UN peacekeeping operations, the press service of the Ministry of Defense reported on May 25.  The experts studied the educational process of peacekeepers, including the teaching of…

Tokayev, Japarov Open Monument to Kazakh Poet Abai, Visit Branch of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Bishkek

NUR-SULTAN – The opening of the monument to the great Kazakh poet Abai Kunanbayev and a branch of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Bishkek have also been scheduled as part of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s official visit to Kyrgyzstan on May 26. The events are marked to celebrate the 30 years of diplomatic relations between…

Kazakhstan’s Reforms to Create Ample Opportunities for Foreign Investors, Says PM Alikhan Smailov

NUR-SULTAN – The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov held an interim meeting of the Foreign Investors’ Council that included the discussion of the activities of permanent working groups, the preparation for the 34th plenary session of the council, as well as acute issues of investors on doing business in Kazakhstan, reports the Prime Minister’s…

State Secretary Karin Explains Constitutional Amendments

NUR-SULTAN – State Secretary of Kazakhstan Erlan Karin published a video on May 17 explaining the constitutional amendments and categorizing them in five key blocks. The video went online on his YouTube channel. The national referendum is scheduled for June 5. According to the preliminary data, nearly 11.8 million people are eligible to vote in…

Learning Losses from COVID-19 School Closures to Affect Future Generations, Warns the World Bank

ALMATY – Learning losses from COVID-19 pandemic-related school closures will be felt for decades to come. This is the forecast of the experts who took part in the discussion of COVID-19 implications for education at the Education Transformation in Central Asia roundtable in Almaty on May 6. Harry Patrinos, the Practice Manager for Europe and…

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan to Cooperate in Space Exploration

NUR-SULTAN – The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev approved the intergovernmental decree between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on space exploration, reports the Uzbek Ministry of Justice. The document was signed in December of 2021 in Nur-Sultan during Mirziyoyev’s state visit to Kazakhstan. It is designed to boost cooperation between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in the exploration and…

Kazakh President Presents Awards to Military Personnel, Honors War Heroes on Eve of Fatherland Defenders’ Day

NUR-SULTAN – The strengthening of the Armed Forces and the defense potential of the country is a priority for the state in the context of geopolitical instability, new challenges and threats, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during the state award ceremony for high ranking military and special officers on May 6, reported Akorda. The President congratulated…

U.S. Company Champion Foods Intends to Invest in Agricultural Product Processing in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Champion Foods, one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of food products, expressed its readiness to invest $100 million in Kazakh production facilities for the processing of fruits and vegetables for subsequent export. This was announced during the recent visit of the company’s management to Kazakhstan.  Champion Foods has been a major supplier…

CICA Hosts Tree Planting Ceremony to Celebrate 30th Anniversary in Kazakh Capital

NUR-SULTAN – Some 30 sakura (cherry blossom) seedlings have been planted to mark the 30th anniversary of the Secretariat of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in the Presidential Park in Nur-Sultan on April 30, reported the organization’s press service.  During the ceremony, Vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural…

Kazakh President Discusses Expansion of Economic Cooperation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan

NUR-SULTAN – The economic dimension plays an important role in Kazakh-Japanese cooperation, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said during the meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi, who paid an official visit to Kazakhstan on April 29, reported Akorda.  The President said that the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan…