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Tokayev, Heads of Central Asian States Meet with German Chancellor in Berlin

ASTANA – The synergy of Germany’s political influence and economic opportunities with the enormous potential of the Central Asian states can make a great contribution to the region’s sustainable progress, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during a meeting with Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz and heads of Central Asian countries in Berlin on Sept. 29, reported…

Kazakh Boxer Nazym Kyzaibay Triumphantly Kicks Off Asian Games in Hangzhou

ASTANA — Kazakhstan’s boxer Nazym Kyzaibay secured an impressive victory, leaving her opponent, Susma Tamang from Nepal, in a standing knockdown at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou on Sept. 27, Sports.kz reported.  This victory was the second in a row for the Kazakhstan women’s team at this Asian Games and the fourth for Kazakhstan’s…

India’s Low-Cost Airline Launches Direct Flights on Delhi-Almaty Route

ASTANA – India’s largest low-cost airline, IndiGo, launched direct flights to Kazakhstan on the Delhi-Almaty route on Sept. 24, reported the Kazakh Civil Aviation Committee’s press service. The airline will operate flights three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays utilizing the А-320 and А-321 aircraft. The average commercial load on the first Delhi-Almaty…

Aktau Sea Trade Port Regains International Status

ASTANA – The Aktau Sea Trade Port regained the status of a seaport of international significance following a government resolution adopted on Sept. 21, which came into force from its signing date, according to Adilet.zan.kz. The Kazakh Ministries of Transport, National Economy, and Finance have been assigned to take necessary steps per the country’s legislation.…

Kazakh President to Pay Official Visit to Germany This Week

ASTANA — Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will pay an official visit to Germany on Sept. 28-29, reported the Akorda press service. In Berlin, Tokayev will hold talks with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Tokayev will also take part in the meeting of the heads of state of Central Asia and Germany.…

World Bank Proposes Ways to Achieve Sustainable Heating Transition in Europe, Central Asia

ASTANA – The World Bank calls for a major revamp of the heating sector in Europe and Central Asia, reducing reliance on inefficient, carbon-intensive fuels in its Toward a Framework for the Sustainable Heating Transition report released on Sept. 19 to present a comprehensive analysis of the region’s 23 countries. The report said the goal…

Kazakhstan Elected as Vice President of Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Aviation Systems

ASTANA – Director General of the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan (AAK), Catalin Radu, has been elected to the post of the vice chair of Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) for Asia and Australia during a plenary meeting held on Sept. 18-22 in Ottawa, reported the administration’s press service. “JARUS members and representatives…

Kazakhstan Attracts $4 Billion in Tourism Industry in Three Years

ASTANA — Kazakhstan’s tourism sector has witnessed a substantial inflow of investments from 2020 to 2022, reaching a staggering $4 billion, reported the Ministry of Tourism and Sports on Sept. 20. The nation, known for its pristine natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage, has made significant strides in bolstering its tourism industry, with last year…

Dimash Kudaibergen Performs Main Song of China’s First Golden Panda Awards (Video)

ASTANA – Kazakh famous pop singer Dimash Kudaibergen and renowned Chinese singer Wei Wei performed the main song “Join Hands” at the inaugural Golden Panda Awards ceremony on Sept. 20 in Chengdu, Dimash announced on his Instagram page. With a touching and beautiful show, accompanied by the melodies of a symphony orchestra, the two singers…

President Tokayev Tasks New Advisor to Oversee Climate Conference Preparations

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has appointed Zulfiya Suleimenova as his Advisor and Special Representative for International Environmental Cooperation on Sept. 21. She has been tasked with overseeing the preparations for the 28th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference scheduled for November, reported the Akorda press service. During their meeting on Sept. 21, Tokayev and…

Kazakh Lowcoster FlyArystan to Launch Almaty-Delhi Flights

ASTANA – FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s low-cost airline, will launch flights on the Almaty-Delhi route from Sept. 24, reported the airline’s press service. Direct flights from Almaty to Delhi will be operated three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays on comfortable Airbus A320 aircraft. Starting from Oct. 29, the airline will perform flights on Tuesdays,…

Accreditation for 21st Meeting of Secretariat of Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions is Now Open

ASTANA – Accreditation of international media to cover the 21st meeting of the Secretariat of Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, scheduled for Oct. 11, is open until Sept. 29, reported the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service. The meeting, which will take place at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana, is…

Kazatomprom Signs Memorandums on Digitization With Two Tech Giants

ASTANA – Kazatomprom National Atomic Company has signed memorandums of understanding and cooperation with Samsung Electronics Central Eurasia and Honeywell, the company’s press service reported on Sept. 19. The memorandums were signed by Kazatomprom’s Chief Procurement and General Affairs Officer Mukhit Magazhanov with Samsung Electronics Central Eurasia Chair Minka Chu and President of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,…

Kazakhstan Reviews Development of Cooperation with UK

ASTANA – Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Murat Nurtleu discussed the ongoing progress of cooperation with the United Kingdom (UK) at a Sept. 20 meeting with UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs James Cleverly, reported the Foreign Ministry’s press service. Nurtleu noted the potential for broadening mutual trade, totaling…

Kazakh President Congratulates Freestyle World Champion, First for Country

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated Rizabek Aitmukhan, the Kazakh freestyle wrestler, for clinching the gold medal at the World Championship in Belgrade, reported the Akorda press service on its Telegram channel on Sept.19. “Aitmukhan became the first Kazakh world champion in freestyle wrestling. This is a historic achievement. I am confident his remarkable victory…

Air Astana to Launch Daily Flights to Thailand

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s national carrier Air Astana will launch daily flights to Bangkok and Phuket from the end of October, the airline’s press service reported on Sept. 16. The increased frequency will offer passengers a greater choice of flights on comfortable A321LR and B767 aircraft. Before the upcoming fall-winter season, Thailand will introduce temporary visa-free…

Astana to Host Industrial Exhibition This Month

ASTANA – Innoprom Kazakhstan 2023, an industrial exhibition, is set to take place at the EXPO International Exhibition Center in Astana on Sept.25-27, spokesperson of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry Aibek Smadiyarov announced at a Sept. 12 press briefing.  The primary objectives of the exhibition include promoting industrial cooperation, attracting investments, expanding trade partnerships, and fostering…

Thailand Eases Entry Requirements for Kazakh Citizens

ASTANA – Thailand is set to introduce temporary visa-free travel for Kazakh citizens from Sept. 25 to Feb. 29 next year, reported the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kazakh residents will be permitted to stay in Thailand without a visa for a period of up to 30 days. Longer trips will require an appropriate visa.…

Astana Hosts 14th National Delphic Games This Week

ASTANA – The Kazakh capital hosts the 14th National Delphic Games titled Silk Way Creative Games from Sept. 13 to 17, the National Delphic Committee announced on its Instagram page. Five hundred participants aged 10 to 25 compete in 17 nominations, including piano, violin, academic singing, folk instruments, folk singing, folk dance, contemporary dance, photography,…

Crime Rate in Kazakhstan Declines by 15.2%

ASTANA – The crime rate in Kazakhstan has fallen by 15.2 % from 116,101 to 98,454 cases, the Prosecutor General’s Office reported on Sept. 14. The most significant decrease, a 17.9 % fall from 49,762 to 40,857 cases, was recorded in crimes of moderate severity. Violent crimes also saw a decrease of 16.5%, with cases…

Kazakhstan Organizes International Media Contest Ahead of Fifth World Nomad Games

ASTANA – Kazakhstan has announced its first-ever Alaman international media contest among journalists covering national sports, dedicated to the upcoming fifth World Nomad Games 2024, according to the contest’s press service. The competition will run for six months, from Sept. 1 through March 1, 2024. Both domestic journalists and representatives of foreign media will compete…

Kazakhstan Plans to Launch Direct Flights from Aktau and Shymkent to Türkiye

ASTANA – Kazakhstan plans to open new air routes to Türkiye, including from the cities of Aktau and Shymkent, Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Murat Nurtleu said at a Sept. 11 meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, reported Kazinform. According to Nurtleu, the current frequency of flights has reached 93, including established…

Kazakhconcert to Host Alem Saz International Music Festival This Fall

ASTANA – Kazakhconcert state musical organization named after Roza Baglanova will host the second Alem Saz International Music Festival from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, reported the organization’s press office. Distinguished artists from Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Russia, Spain and Türkiye will come together in Astana to showcase their talents to both residents and…

China’s Loong Airlines Launches Hangzhou-Almaty Route

ASTANA – China’s Loong Airlines launched its first passenger flight to Kazakhstan on the Hangzhou-Almaty route on Sept. 7, reported the Civil Aviation Committee’s press service. The airline will operate flights three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays utilizing А321 aircraft. Launched in 2011, China’s Loong Airlines operates over 600 domestic and international…

Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina Qualifies for 2023 WTA Finals

ASTANA – Elena Rybakina became the first Kazakhstan athlete and the third player to qualify for the 2023 Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals, Sports.kz reported on Sept. 7. With 5,476 points, Rybakina exceeded the 5,420 cut-off to move into third place in the WTA race after Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus and Iga Świątek of Poland.…