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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Year of Khiva – Concert to Celebrate Cultural Capital of Turkic World 2020 Held in Uzbekistan

NUR-SULTAN – The celebratory concert to mark the opening of Year of Khiva – the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2020 was held on Sept.15 in Khiva, reported the press service of International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY). Khiva, an ancient town, was named the cultural capital of the Turkic World on Jan.7 in…

AT Correspondent Wins UN Media Climate Contest in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The United Nations (UN) in Kazakhstan announced winners of the Change for Climate media contest on the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, which is celebrated globally on Sept.7. The contest recognized the best journalists in the print and online media whose stories raise awareness about the threats posed by climate…

US Remains Committed to Close Partnership with Kazakhstan, Says Joseph Biden

NUR-SULTAN – President Joseph Biden congratulated President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, reports the Akorda press service.  “On behalf of the United States of America, I want to extend my best wishes to the people of Kazakhstan as you mark three decades since the closure…

Kazakh President, President of EC Discuss Developments in Afghanistan and Its Impact on Central Asia

NUR-SULTAN – President of the European Council Charles Michel expressed appreciation to Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for his support in the evacuation and hosting of the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNMA) staff in Afghanistan during an Aug. 26 telephone conversation. “Kazakhstan is a key partner in promoting regional stability, combating the risks of terrorism and…

CSTO Member States Release Joint Statement to Mark 30th Anniversary of Closure of Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site

NUR-SULTAN – The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) released a joint statement to mark the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on Aug. 26. The statement was published on the eve of the International Day against Nuclear Tests, which…

Kazakh President Takes Part in CSTO Collective Security Council Meeting

NUR-SULTAN – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took part in an extraordinary session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization on Monday, Aug. 23, Akorda reported. The meeting was held in the format of a video conference. The heads of the countries exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan and its…

New Terminal at Dostyk Station Increases Cargo Traffic through Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Dostyk Trans Terminal will significantly increase its cargo traffic capacity by 2022, reported the press service of the PTC Cargo company.  The terminal, which was launched  more than two months ago on the Chinese border at Dostyk-Alashankou, plans to form and send up to 12 container trains.  The managing company of the…

Kazakh Aviation Issues New Flight Restrictions over Afghanistan

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Aviation Administration issued new flight restrictions  taking into account the situation in Afghanistan, reported Aug. 18 the press service of the committee.  There are risks and threats influencing safety of passengers as well as of aircrafts in the course of flights on the territory of Afghanistan and over its airspace, it…

Kazakhstan Continues to Closely Follow Development of Situation in Afghanistan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan expressed its support for the United Nations Security Council’s statement on the establishment of a new Afghan government through inclusive negotiations, reported on Aug.19 the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.    “Kazakhstan is closely following the development of the situation in Afghanistan… Kazakhstan calls on all parties to ensure the peaceful transfer of…

Kazakh Capital Joins Global C40 Women4Climate Mentorship Program

NUR-SULTAN – Nur-Sultan has become the 17th city in the world and the first in the CIS and Central Asia that joined the C40 Women4Climate Mentorship Program, the city’s administration reported.   The program aims to share knowledge and experiences with the next generation of women leaders in the field of climate issues. Ten women will…