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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakh Foreign Ministry Announces Winners of Foreign Media Contest

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the names of seven foreign journalists who won the contest New Kazakhstan Through the Eyes of Foreign Media, the ministry’s press service reports on Aug. 11. International relations, history, culture, tourism, health care, sports, nuclear disarmament, and renewable energy were among the topics covered. This year,…

Kazakh Speedcubing Prodigy Releases Book About Endless Possibilities of the Rubik’s Cube

NUR-SULTAN – Danial Arstambek, a 15-year-old Kazakh prodigy, who won numerous domestic and international competitions for speedcubing, has presented his book about the great possibilities of the small Rubik’s cube at an Aug. 10 press conference in Nur-Sultan, reported Kazinform. In 2019, Arstambek won second place in the championship in Dubai. “When I initially started…

Tokayev Meets with UN General Assembly President in Kazakh Capital

NUR-SULTAN – The ongoing reforms will bring the protection of human rights and the development of civil society in Kazakhstan to a new level, said President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly Abdulla Shahid during the meeting with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Aug. 11, reported the Akorda’s press service. Shahid…

Kazakh Government Takes Major Step Forward to Support Domestic Producers

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan intends to bolster the competitiveness of domestic producers by extending support measures, Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov said at an Aug. 11 meeting addressing the development of mechanical engineering. Smailov stressed the need to increase the share of local content in government purchases. According to Minister of Industry and Infrastructural Development Kairbek…

Kazakh National Team Ranks Third as Islamic Solidarity Games Kick Off in Türkiye

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan ranks third in the early medals table having gained six gold, one silver and five bronze medals as the fifth Islamic Solidarity Games officially started on Aug. 9 in Türkiye’s Konya, reported the Ministry of Culture and Sports’s press service. Sports competitions started on Aug. 5. Around 4,200 athletes from 56 countries…

Help Center For Families of Children With Disabilities Opens in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – The fourth center for families raising children with disabilities has opened in Nur-Sultan, announced the capital’s Akim (mayor) Altai Kulginov on his Instagram page. According to Kulginov, the center is unique in that it assists not only children with disabilities but also their mothers. “Mothers can retrain through advanced training courses, get assistance…

Saudi Arabia Investor ACWA Power Considers Building Wind Farm in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – ACWA Power, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, unveiled plans to build a wind farm in Kazakhstan on Aug. 10, highlighting the country’s vast green power opportunities, said Chief Investment Officer at ACWA Power Clive Turton during the meeting with the Kazakh Invest top management, the national company’s press service reported.…

Updates on Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions Now Available on Official Social Media Accounts

NUR-SULTAN – All updates on the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions are now available on the congress’s official social media accounts, the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament’s press service reported. The official representative of the congress Nazym Zhangazinova asked the public to trust only confirmed official data, which the congress’s social…

UN General Assembly President to Visit Kazakhstan This Week

NUR-SULTAN – The President of the 76th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan on Aug. 11-12. Meetings are planned with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, key officials from the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament, the representatives of non-governmental organizations,…

Michigan State University Among Five Foreign Universities to Open Branches in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – A branch of the Michigan State University will be opened in Nur-Sultan in 2023, among five other renowned foreign universities across Kazakhstan, said Kazakh Minister of Science and Higher Education Sayasat Nurbek at an Aug. 9 government meeting. “We are also working on opening branches of Russian universities, as instructed by the President.…