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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan’s AI-Powered Medical Software Enters World’s Ten Most Innovative MedTech Startups

NUR-SULTAN – Cerebra, Kazakhstan’s AI-powered software for early stroke detection and faster and more accurate treatment, has been included in the list of the world’s ten most innovative projects in the field of medical artificial intelligence, according to Medtronic APAC Innovation Challenge.  This is a platform for startups and businesses run by Medtronic, a Florida-based…

First Deputy Prime Minister Meets with Тоp German Companies, Key Investors Pledge Further Investment

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan seeks to strengthen Kazakh-German relations, economic and investment cooperation and to implement joint projects. This was announced by First Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar at the online meeting with the executives of German companies on Jan. 26, reported the Prime Minister’s Office.  Approximately 90 representatives of German companies and heads of the…

Kazakh Government Implements Plan to Help Businesses and People Recover After January Events

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh government has implemented a package of measures for socio-economic development on President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s instructions, reported the Prime Minister’s Office.   A moratorium on tariffs and prices for utilities (heat supply, water supply, sanitation, electricity, gas supply) was introduced for 180 days from Jan. 5. The Ministry of Internal Affairs plans…

CSTO United Staff to Analyze Measures in Kazakhstan to Improve Crisis Response Mechanisms

NUR-SULTAN – The CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) United Staff will analyze what happened in Kazakhstan to improve its crisis response mechanisms, said Turaly Koyshikulov, deputy chief of the CSTO joint staff at a Jan. 19 press briefing.  The CSTO United Staff is a permanent working body of the organization responsible for preparing proposals on…

President Tokayev Appoints New Minister of Defense, Outlines Priorities for Reforms in Armed Forces

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev dismissed Murat Bektanov from the Minister of Defense’s position and appointed Ruslan Zhaksylykov as the new minister, the Akorda reported on Jan. 19.  Zhaksylykov previously served as the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs – Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard.  Zhaksylykov was born in 1966 in the Almaty region. He started…

Omicron Continues to Spread in Kazakhstan, Top Health Officials Recommend Strict Measures

NUR-SULTAN – On Jan. 18, Kazakh Minister of Healthcare Azhar Giniyat reported that COVID-19 cases have increased by 19.6 times over the past month. Daily laboratory testing has increased by 3.5 times and reached 50,000 tests per day. Despite the incidence rate, the mortality rate has decreased by 2.5 times over the past day.  The…

Nursultan Nazarbayev: “We Must Support the New Program of Reforms Put Forward by President Tokayev”

NUR-SULTAN – The President has put forward a new program of reforms to improve the well-being of people. We must support this program, said Nursultan Nazarbayev in a video addrees on Jan.18 Read the full text of address of Kazakhstan’s First President on Jan.18 Dear people of Kazakhstan! The events of early January shocked the entire…

Kazakhstan’s Human Rights Ombudsperson: State Must Investigate All Reports of Cruel Treatment, Conduct Thorough Legal Investigation

NUR-SULTAN – Peace, order and rule of law in the country depend not only on the legislative and executive authorities but also on every citizen of Kazakhstan. What happened must become a lesson for all, said Elvira Azimova, Kazakhstan’s Human Rights Ombudsperson in Kazakhstan, at an online media briefing at the Central Communications Service. “Human…

Almaty Police Department Releases Details Surrounding Tragic Events in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – The situation has stabilized in Almaty, reported Head of the Almaty Police Department Kanat Taimerdenov at the Jan. 16 Central Communications Center briefing. As a result of the clashes,149 civilians and 11 officers were killed. The police continue to seize stolen firearms. Terrorists damaged and destroyed more than 356 cars including 163 police…

Kazakh Prosecutor’s General Office Releases Statement on Legal Procedures Against Suspects in Events of Tragic January

NUR-SULTAN – Forty-four terrorism cases related to the recent attacks in some regions are under investigation, the General Prosecutor’s Office reported on Jan. 13. As of Jan. 14, the high (orange) level of terrorism threat has been set in the Kazakh capital. The critical (red) level of the terrorism threat has been lifted in 14…