Articles by Assel Satubaldina

President Tokayev Meets Heads of Tech Companies in Astana

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met on Sept. 28 with heads of technological and IT companies who arrived in Astana to attend the two-day Digital Bridge Forum, a key event with a program featuring some of the biggest names in the IT industry, reported the presidential press service. Organized this year under the theme Central…

Turkistan Region Offers Significant Investment Opportunities, Embodies Kazakhstan’s Spiritual Legacy

ASTANA  –  The Turkistan Region has witnessed a 1.5-fold increase in industry and agriculture since 2019, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during his meeting with the region’s public on Sept. 27, reported the presidential press service.  The Turkistan Region located in southern Kazakhstan near the Syr Darya River boasts more than 1,500 years of rich history.…

Social Reforms in Kazakhstan Demand Fundamental Transformation of Broader Management System and Key State Institutions, Say Scholars

ASTANA – The success of social reforms in Kazakhstan is contingent upon its ability to reform the broader management system and key state institutions. That is one of the conclusions made by Albert Barro, a project associate at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, and Svante E. Cornell, director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road…

Kazakhstan to Select Supplier for Nuclear Power Technological Solutions in 2023

ASTANA – A supplier of technological solutions for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan will be selected in the first quarter of 2023, said Timur Zhantikin, general director of Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants company, in an interview with Jibek Joly TV channel.  Zhantikin said that the shortlist includes four companies – Chinese…

Kazakhstan: Upcoming Presidential Elections Offer Chance to Renew Credibility and Public Trust in State Institutions

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced early presidential elections for Nov. 20, kicking off yet another politically important season for the nation. With two months left, experts say that elections can help renew credibility and public trust in key state institutions and minimize risks from the potential deterioration of the economy.  Announcing the date of…

President Tokayev Urges Proactive Approach in Addressing Global Challenges, Stresses Growing Mutual Distrust and Discompliance with UN Charter

ASTANA –  President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev urged world leaders to take a proactive approach in addressing global challenges by trying to prevent them from happening, rather than responding to emerging crises during his address at the General Debates of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 20, reported the presidential press service.  The General Debates, which…

President Tokayev Wraps Up First Day of His Visit to New York, Reaffirms Kazakhstan’s Keen Interest to Forge Ties with US

ASTANA – The first day of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s visit to New York was busy as he met with representatives of dozens of American companies and attended the Kazakh-American business council meeting reaffirming the country’s keen interest in intensifying bilateral ties with the United States, reported the presidential press office.  The program of Tokayev’s visit…

Final Decision on Digital Tenge Still Pending in Kazakhstan, Says Project’s Head

ASTANA – The final decision on the Digital Tenge project has not yet been made, but is expected to be announced by the end of 2022, the project’s head Ainur Kenzhayeva said in an interview with The Astana Times.  The project, which the National Bank of Kazakhstan has been working on with financial market participants,…

Kazakhstan to Host International Education Fair Next Week, Sees Growing Demand for Education Abroad

ASTANA – As Kazakhstan prepares to host the International Education Fair, the largest education exhibition in Central Asia, from Sept. 22 through Sept. 27, the nation witnesses a growing demand for education abroad, said Aizada Koigeldiyeva, director of Univero, one of the organizers and one of Kazakhstan’s leading educational agencies, in an interview with The…

President Tokayev Signs Decree Limiting Presidential Term, Renaming Capital City Back to Astana

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree on constitutional amendments on Sept. 17 that officially restores the former name of the Kazakh capital city – Astana, and limits presidential tenure by a single non-renewable seven-year term, reported the presidential press service. The change is effective immediately. Astana became the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997…