Articles by Aidana Yergaliyeva

Kazakhstan and North Macedonia Mark 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and North Macedonia have seen many improvements on the eve of their 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Chargée d’Affaires ad interim of North Macedonia in Kazakhstan Viktorija Chavkoska spoke about the progress in the bilateral relations between the two countries in an exclusive interview with The Astana Times. Kazakhstan and North Macedonia…

President Tokayev Signs New Public Health Code to Provide Extra Legal Protection For Kazakh Medical Workers

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed into law a new Code of Public Health and Healthcare System July 7, as well as the Law On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts on Healthcare Issues, the Akorda press service reported. The new code strengthened legal protection for medical workers, introduced a differentiated approach to…

Russian Medical Professionals Arrive in Nur-Sultan to Assist Kazakh Counterparts in Fight Against COVID-19 

NUR-SULTAN – A group of 32 Russian medical workers arrived July 6 in Nur-Sultan on a special flight of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the MFA) press service reported . The specialists will consult and assist Kazakh colleagues in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kazakh Ministry…

Kazakh Capital’s Emergency Medical Services Handling Increased Pandemic Workload With Utmost Professionalism

NUR-SULTAN – The workload on the emergency medical services (EMS) significantly increased during the pandemic in all parts of the world. Approximately 1,400 Kazakh ambulance teams circulate daily to serve around 18,000 calls in Kazakhstan. The Kazakh government introduced lockdown measures in mid-March and managed to keep the COVID-19 spread low and boasts among the…

Kazakhstan’s Investment Attractiveness Shifts Focus From Oil to Mining Sector, says AIX CEO

NUR-SULTAN – The stock market is facing a highly uncertain economic environment. Although many experts forecasted a decrease in investment flow to developing countries during the pandemic, Kazakhstan might compensate by boosting its investment flow to other economic sectors such as mining, the Astana International Exchange (AIX) administration said during a July 2 press briefing…

Kazakhstan Launches Free Telehealth Service Pilot Program in Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan launched a pilot project that provides free virtual consultation with qualified doctors in three medical institutions in Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Shymkent on June 30th. The service is regarded as a part of the primary health care (PHC) program and is part of  a package of guaranteed volume of free medical care (GOBMP).…

Central Asia – Foreign Ministers Meet With US Secretary of State Pompeo For C5+1 High Level Talks

NUR-SULTAN – Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov, Tajikistan Sirojiddin Mukhriddin, Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov, Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale discussed plans to expand trade and economic ties in a June 30th regular C5 +…

Kazakhstan Celebrates Its Diplomatic Service’s Professional Holiday

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan celebrated its Diplomatic Service Day on July 2nd. Kazakh Ambassador-at-Large Bulat Sarsenbayev spoke to The Astana Times about the history of the diplomatic service, the people who helped forge Kazakh diplomacy and the role of women in diplomacy. Sarsenbayev has himself been a pillar of Kazakh diplomacy for the past 23 years.…

Astana Finance Days Conference Tackles Global Economic Downturn, Discusses Mitigation Strategies

The third annual Astana Finance Days (AFD) five-day conference began on June 29 with virtual discussions, webinars and live panel sessions on support mechanisms to reverse the economic repercussions of the global lockdown. The third conference was named: “Markets in a Disrupted World” and as the name implies, was set up to  discuss the global…

Pop Kazakh Singer Dimash Kudaibergen Performs On Chinese Central Television to Raise Support Wuhan Medical Workers (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Popular Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen sang “Thousands of Miles, a Common Dream” in perfect Chinese on the pilot episode of the “Classical Wings Project” a who that began airing on June 25th on the China Central Television 1 (CCTV 1) state channel. According to Kudaibergen’s Eurasian Fan Club on vk.com, the show is…