Articles by Aibarshyn Akhmetkali

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

International Conference Dedicated to 30 Years of Kazakhstan’s Diplomatic Service Highlights Major Foreign Policy Achievements

NUR-SULTAN – The conference titled Republic of Kazakhstan in the modern system of international relations was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s diplomatic service and gathered top diplomats and veterans to celebrate the country’s achievements in foreign policy over the past decades in Nur-Sultan on July 1. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev conveyed congratulations to the…

30 Years of Kazakhstan’s Diplomatic Service: Photo Exhibition Capturing Key Milestones Opens in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs unveiled the collection of more than 100 images featuring major political events throughout the years of independence at the exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic service of Kazakhstan on June 30 in Nur-Sultan. Previously unseen formal photographs and archive documents taken over the decades…

Nazarbayev University Experts Discuss Evolution of Political Narratives in Aftermath of January Events

NUR-SULTAN – The Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy (NU GSPP) hosted a panel discussion on Political Instability in Central Asia on June 7 unpacking how the society and government discourse changed in the context of January events and exploring what the policy implications of those changes are. Aziz Burkhanov, Associate Professor of NU…

Kazakhstan Votes by Substantial Margin of 77.18 Percent in Favor of Constitutional Amendments

NUR-SULTAN – By a margin of 77.18 percent of votes in favor and 18.66 percent against, and with a turnout of 68.06 percent, Kazakhstan has voted to accept the amendments to its constitution, Nurlan Abdirov, the Central Referendum Commission (CRC) Chairman, reported the preliminary results by 8 a.m. local time at an early Monday briefing…

Voting at Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Referendum is Over With 68.44 Percent Turnout

NUR-SULTAN – Voting at the national referendum on constitutional amendments has finished with 68.44 percent voter turnout as polling stations close across Kazakhstan by 10 p.m. reported the Central Referendum Commission (CRC). Voting is still underway in 25 polling stations abroad.  More than eight million Kazakh citizens cast their votes on the constitutional amendments. Turnouts…

Kazakhstan’s National Referendum Declared Valid: At Half Mark, Turnout Reaches 53.43 Percent

NUR-SULTAN –- More than six million people turned out on Sunday, June 5 by 2 p.m. of local time to vote in for the national referendum on constitutional amendments, which is 53.43 percent of the eligible population, which deemed the referendum valid, reported the Central Referendum Commission (CRC). “According to the law, a referendum is…

Kazakh Officials Brief Foreign Journalists on Upcoming Referendum and Reforms

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s State Secretary Erlan Karin and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Roman Vassilenko met with a group of foreign journalists to brief them on the major changes that the upcoming national referendum on June 5 will bring to the Constitution and the political and economic outcomes of the reforms, on June 2-3. Karin…

Constitutional Referendum to Test Civic Maturity, Says President Tokayev

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev encouraged citizens to demonstrate their civic activism by voting in the upcoming nationwide referendum on constitutional amendments in his address on June 3.   The referendum is scheduled for June 5. If adopted, the amendments will affect 31 articles of the Constitution and introduction of 2 new articles. “The referendum…

CRC Completes Series of Training Seminars on National Referendum

NUR-SULTAN – A Youth and Referendum seminar organized by the Central Referendum Commission (CRC) completed a series of national-level training seminars aimed at preparing the representatives of public associations, mass media, youth and regional commission members to the upcoming national referendum scheduled for June 5, reported the CRC press service on May 31. In total,…

Kazatomprom Marks 25 Years in Business: CEO Talks Achievements and Efforts to Establish Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities

NUR-SULTAN – Kazatomprom national atomic company, the world’s largest uranium producer, celebrates 25 years that turned it into the world’s leader in both uranium mining and sales. To mark the date, Kazatomprom CEO Mazhit Sharipov spoke about the company’s key achievements, its efforts to establish nuclear fuel cycle production in Kazakhstan, and develop an environmentally…