Articles by Assel Satubaldina

Tokayev Visits Karaganda Region, Inspects Major Industrial Facilities

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited major industrial facilities and venues in the Karaganda Region during his official visit there Nov. 23, reported the Akorda press service.  Karaganda Region is Kazakhstan’s largest region in terms of territory. Located in the country’s central part, its area amounts to 428,000 square kilometers and it is home…

Kazakh, Uzbek Prime Ministers Open Textile Factory in Turkestan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin and Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov participated in the opening of a new textile factory in Turkestan in southern Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Prime Minister’s press service reported. The new Kazakh-Uzbek joint venture, which is located on a two-hectare territory in the Turkistan industrial zone, is expected to create…

Australian Mining Companies See Big Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has huge potential in its mining industry sector and Australian companies are eager to help unlock it, said Austmine Director for International Business Robert Trzebski in an interview to The Astana Times.  “We work with mining companies around the world and our mission is to connect our member companies with opportunities around…

International Turkic Academy and Kazakh Government Sign Cooperation Agreement

NUR-SULTAN – The International Turkic Academy and the Kazakh government signed an agreement on the terms and procedures for the status of the Turkic Academy, reported Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service. Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi and President of the Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali participated in the signing ceremony Nov. 16.  The agreement…

EU and Central Asian Ministers Agree to Forge Closer Relations

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi participated in the 16th EU-Central Asia ministerial meeting held Nov. 17, where European Union and Central Asian countries reaffirmed their commitment to forging closer ties. The virtual meeting also gathered the foreign ministers of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, first deputy foreign minister of Kyrgyzstan, the EU…

Tokayev Addresses Foreign Investors’ Council, Focuses on IT, Pharmaceutical Industry, Oil and Gas

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addressed the meeting of the Foreign Investors’ Council that this year sought solutions to restoring economic and investment activity in Kazakhstan amid the coronavirus pandemic, and developing and boosting the investment attractiveness of the country’s oil and gas sector. The Foreign Investors Council was established in 1998 to ensure…

Epidemiological Situation in Kazakhstan Follows Optimistic Scenario, Says Kazakh Healthcare Minister

NUR-SULTAN – The epidemiological situation in Kazakhstan is currently developing based on the optimistic scenario, said Kazakh Healthcare Minister Alexey Tsoy at the meeting on the country’s fight against coronavirus infection. The meeting was also attended by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. “A comparison between the forecast as of Sept. 7 and as of Nov. 10…

Tokayev Warns Officials to Halt Spread of COVID-19, But Avoid Nationwide Quarantine

NUR-SULTAN – As coronavirus cases rise globally, Kazakhstan has to come up with a plan to curb the spread of coronavirus infection, but without repeating the national lockdown imposed during the first wave in March. This is what Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told the government officials at the Nov. 17 meeting that focused on the…

First English Language Collection of Abai’s Works Presented in London

NUR-SULTAN – Cambridge University Press in partnership with Kazakhstan’s National Bureau of Translations (NBT) presented ABAI, the first English-language volume of works by a prominent Kazakh poet, philosopher, and enlightener Abai Kunanbayev, the Kazakh Embassy in the United Kingdom reported. The book represents the first complete collection of Abai’s works translated directly from Kazakh into…

Kazakh Capital Hosts Special Discussion On Expanding Opportunities for People with Special Needs

NUR-SULTAN – Government officials, non government organizations, think tanks and international organizations gathered Nov. 13 to explore ways to better facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in political and social life, reported the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service.  The event was organized by the Shyrak Association of Women with Disabilities with the support of…