Articles by Zhanna Shayakhemtova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan Celebrates International Children’s Day

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan marks the International Children’s Day with major events nationwide on June 1.   President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated the Kazakh people on this day.  “Our strategic task is to give the young generation a happy childhood, good health, and well-being. The future of our country depends on this,” The President wrote on his Twitter.…

Kazakhstan Council on International Relations Publishes Report on Kazakhstan’s Response Measures to COVID-19

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakhstan Council on International Relations released a Feb. 2 analytical report dedicated to Kazakhstan’s response measures to COVID-19 and the implementation of new reforms in 2020, presented by political expert Andrey Chebotarev. Kazakhstan was one of the countries that immediately responded to the COVID-19 outbreak abroad. On Jan. 26, 2020, Kazakh President…

Kazakh Parliamentary Election: Central Election Commission Announces Final Results

NUR-SULTAN – The elections to the Majilis, a lower house of the Kazakh Parliament, ended Jan. 10. Three parties – Kazakhstan’s ruling Nur Otan party, the Ak Zhol party and the People’s Party of Kazakhstan –  will make up the new composition of the Kazakh Majilis, Kazakhstan’s Central Election Commission Deputy Chair Konstantin Petrov announced…

Military Flag Parade Marks 75th Anniversary of World War II Victory in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – A military parade featuring the flags of the Almaty military units that participated in World War II was held on June 24th in Almaty, reported the press service of the Almaty Military Garrison. The special car parade went from the Atakent exhibition facility to The Park of the 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, where the…

British envoy optimistic about future of UK-Kazakhstan strategic partnership after Brexit

NUR-SULTAN – The fundamentals of the United Kingdom’s strategic partnership with Kazakhstan will stay the same as the UK leaves the European Union (EU), British Ambassador to Kazakhstan Michael Gifford said. “British companies will continue to trade and invest here and we will continue to welcome Kazakh businesses which wish to trade with and invest…