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ADB Issues First Batch of Green Bonds in Kazakh Tenge

NUR-SULTAN – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised nearly 14 billion tenge ($32.56 million) in the first green bonds auctioned and listed Nov. 17 on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange, the ADB press service reported. The Bond Proceeds, which were issued under the ADB’s Green Bond Framework, will finance ADB’s portfolio of climate change adaptation and…

Stunning Video with Pink Flamingos on Lake Karakol Becomes Popular in Kazakhstan (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Aktau resident Azamat Sarsenbayev recently stunned the Kazakh social media after releasing a video featuring pink flamingos near Lake Karakol in the Mangistau region. A video drone footage went viral overnight.  “Thanks to these moments I love my country,” Sarsenbayev wrote in his video preview on Facebook.  Flamingos fly to the Mangystau region…

UN in Kazakhstan Honors The Astana Times Editorial Team’s Efforts in Promoting UN Day 2020

NUR-SULTAN – The editorial office of The Astana Times newspaper has received a certificate of appreciation for media coverage of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations presented by UN Resident Coordinator a.i. for Kazakhstan Yakup Beris.  This year, Kazakhstan joined the global campaign to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN.  “As one of…

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi met Oct. 29 with Kyrgyz Minister of Foreign Affairs Ruslan Kazakbayev in Nur-Sultan, reported the ministry’s press service. The parties discussed the Kazakh-Kyrgyz cooperation in trade, economic, investment, transit, transport and cultural and humanitarian sectors and increased cooperation in international organizations. Maintaining positive dynamics and regional…

Heads of States of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan Release Joint Statement on Events in Kyrgyzstan

NUR-SULTAN – Heads of states of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan released a joint statement in the light of recent events in Kyrgyzstan on Oct. 9, reported Akorda Press.  “As close neighbors bound by centuries-old bonds of friendship, good neighborliness, common cultural and spiritual values, we call on the people of Kyrgyzstan in these complicated…

Kazakh Government Changes Up Investment Policy Approaches to Attract New Investors Amid Pandemic

Investment attraction is one of the main tasks that the Kazakh government has been working on in recent years. During the years of its independence, Kazakhstan has attracted $330 billion worth of foreign investment from more than 120 countries. The global pandemic, which significantly affected the global economy, also had a large impact on the…

Kazakh Foreign Minister Meets Indian, Kyrgyz Counterparts in Moscow For High-Level Talks

Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi discussed the potential for greater cooperation with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov and Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar as part of the Foreign Ministers’ Council meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Moscow, reported Kazakh Foreign Ministry press service.  During their meeting, Tileuberdi and Kyrgyz minister Aidarbekov discussed the implementation…

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Reaffirms Commitment To Strengthen Regional and International Security, Stability

The foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries have reaffirmed their commitment to the fight against international terrorism, drug trafficking, cross-border organized crime, and cybercrime during a Sept. 9-10 regular SCO Council meeting in Moscow. This is the first off-line event between the foreign ministers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

UNGA Recognizes Leading Role of Kazakhstan in Worldwide Anti-Nuke Testing Efforts

NUR-SULTAN – The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Tijjani Muhammad Bande recognized the role of Kazakhstan “in championing the cause to ban nuclear test explosions and indeed all other nuclear explosions” at the 74th Session of the UNGA on Aug. 26.  The virtual event was held to commemorate the International Day against…

Amidst Pandemic Кazakhstan Offers Assistance to Neighbours in Central Asia, Welcomes International Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – The SK-Pharmacy Company, the country’s sole pharmaceutical distributor, has launched the People’s Control section on its website to show where humanitarian aid to Kazakhstan comes from and how this aid was distributed, reported the company’s press service.  The company will also share information about the transparency of the procurement, and the supply of…