Articles by Aiman Nakispekova

Mangystau Region Addresses Vital Issues and Reveals Growth Strategies

ASTANA – Nurlan Nogayev, the akim (governor) of the Mangystau Region, discussed the pressing issues of the region and the corresponding measures to address them, including a detailed overview of the Mangystau Atomic Energy Complex (MAEC), during a Nov. 27 briefing, reported the press service of the akimat (governor’s office). “The MAEC is confronted with…

Annual Christmas Charity Bazaar Sparks Joy and Generosity in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – The 14th annual Christmas Charity Bazaar, organized by the Ambassadors Spouses Association (ASA) on Dec. 3, proved to be a memorable and meaningful event for all attendees. The festive occasion drew a large crowd, serving as a joyful kickoff to the holiday season while making a positive impact for the community. Lenise Correa…

Kazakh Stunt Performers Shine in Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon,” Showcasing Versatility and Realism on Screen (Video)

ASTANA – Kazakh stunt performers featured in the “Napoleon” movie directed by British filmmaker Ridley Scott, announced Nomad Stunts, an International Action Company, on its Facebook page on Nov. 24. The film premiered globally on Nov. 22, with screenings commenced in Kazakhstan on Nov. 23. Zhaidarbek Kunguzhinov, the Founder and Director of Nomad Stunts, shared…

Fair in Almaty Emerges as Central Asia’s Hub for Contemporary Art Development

ASTANA – ALA ART FAIR, a contemporary art fair, will take place on Dec. 3-10 in Almaty, bringing together 11 galleries from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan on a single platform, reported the fair’s press service. The fair aims to establish itself as a recognized platform for fostering the development of the modern regional…

AWE Program Unleashes Economic Potential for Kazakh Women

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s 130 women entrepreneurs participated in the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program, initiated by the United States Department of State in 2021. This program provides women with opportunities to realize their economic potential, contributing to the creation of a more stable, safe, and prosperous society. Aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs by equipping…

Development of Creative Industry Brings Opportunities and New Initiatives 

ASTANA – The creative industry in Kazakhstan is rapidly growing, emerging as a significant sector of the economy. It includes areas such as film and television, music, design, visual arts, fashion, and advertising.  State support measures  In his state-of-the-nation address on Sept. 1, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev emphasized the importance of the creative production sector in the…

Fortifying Bonds and Exploring AI: Highlights from Kazakh-Kyrgyz Youth Forum

BISHKEK – A delegation from Kazakhstan, led by Maulen Ashimbayev, the Chairperson of the Senate, an upper chamber of the Kazakh Parliament, participated in the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Youth Forum in Bishkek on Nov. 17-19. The forum focused on the youth’s role in strengthening relations between the two countries, artificial intelligence (AI), and the creative industry. The…

Kazakh-American Tenor Earns Grammy Nomination for Innovative Opera Fusion

ASTANA – Kazakh-American opera singer Timur Bekbosunov has recently earned a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Opera Recording category for his groundbreaking collaboration, “Black Lodge Opera.” This innovative project is a joint effort with composer David T. Little and United States poet Anne Waldman, pushing the boundaries of classical contemporary music. In an interview…

UNDP Analyzes Potential in Kazakhstan’s Regional Creative Ecosystems

ASTANA – The second meeting in the framework of regional expert sessions on developing creative industries in Kazakhstan, aiming to analyze regional creative ecosystems, was hosted by Alikhan Bokeikhan University in Semey with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) support on Nov.21, reported UNDP’s press service. The session focused on identifying factors influencing the creative…

Kazakhstan Explores Enhanced Cooperation with Hungary 

ASTANA – Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Murat Nurtleu engaged in discussions with Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó on Nov. 21 in Budapest, exploring avenues for strengthening Kazakh-Hungarian cooperation, reported the ministry’s press service. The discussion centered on cooperation in political, trade, economic, and cultural-humanitarian spheres and collaboration within…

Kazakhstan and UK Strengthen Economic Ties

ASTANA – The United Kingdom (U.K) stands out as one of Kazakhstan’s principal trade partners and ranks as the seventh-largest investor in the country’s economy, according to Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who highlighted these points during a meeting with Nusrat Ghani, the British Minister of Industry and Economic Security on Nov. 21, reported the Akorda…

Annual Charity Bazaar Bridges Cultures Ahead of Winter Holidays

ASTANA – The Christmas Charity Bazaar, organized by the Ambassadors Spouses Association (ASA), is scheduled to unite the diplomatic community and city residents on Dec. 3 at the Astana Radisson Hotel, announced ASA on its Instagram page. Marking its 14th anniversary, the bazaar has become a highly anticipated event in Astana, evolving into a tradition…

Kazakhstan Sparks Green Energy Momentum in Collaboration with Foreign Partners

ASTANA – The Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Murat Nurtleu held discussions with representatives of foreign companies to advance joint investment projects in Kazakhstan, reported the ministry press service on Nov.17. In a meeting with officials from the French company Total Energies, the parties explored future cooperation, emphasizing hybrid projects incorporating renewable energy…

Kazakh Delegation Strengthens EU Ties at 20th Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Meeting in Brussels

ASTANA – The Kazakh delegation led by Aigul Kuspan, сhairwoman of the Committee for International Affairs, Defense and Security of the Mazhilis, the lower house of the Kazakh Parliament, participated in the 20th meeting of the European Union (EU) and Kazakhstan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee in Brussels on Nov 13, reported Kazinform news agency. The talks…

Kazakhstan, OSCE Forge Media Collaboration

ASTANA – The representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro is on a visit to Kazakhstan on Nov. 13-15, announced Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Aibek Smadiyarov at a Nov. 13 press briefing, reported the ministry’s press service.  On Nov. 13, Ribeiro met with Minister…

Kazakhstan Anticipates 5% GDP Growth by Year-End, Reaches Record SME Contribution

ASTANA – Kazakhstan is expected to achieve a 5% growth in its gross domestic product (GDP) by the year-end, said Minister of National Economy Alibek Kuantyrov at a Nov. 13 meeting with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, reported the Akorda press service. Kuantyrov noted that small and medium-sized businesses (SME) contribution to the GDP has reached an…

Kazakh Artisans Showcase Cultural Heritage at Berlin Bazaar

ASTANA – Kazakh craftspeople took part at Berlin Bazaar, the world’s largest international fair, on Nov. 8-12 to promote Kazakh tourism through arts and crafts, reported Kazakh Tourism national company’s press service. The Kazakh pavilion exhibits a diverse array of handmade crafts, natural products, and items such as woodcraft, textiles, leather goods, and jewelry. “Inside…

Almaty Aport: Kazakh Signature Apple Achieves Global Recognition with Geographic Indication Status

ASTANA – The Kazakh unique brand Almaty Aport (a type of apple) was officially registered in the State Register of Geographic Indications on Oct. 13, said the Ministry of Justice spokesperson Talgat Uali during a press briefing on Nov 8. Uali highlighted that the Almaty Region Apple Growers Association (ARAGA) had previously submitted the necessary…

Aigerim Abilkadirova Demonstrates Grace and Power as Kazakhstan’s First Grappling Champion

ASTANA – Women’s judo in Kazakhstan is progressing steadily, with accomplished athletes representing the country at international competitions. The sport continues to gain popularity, and more opportunities are emerging for female athletes to showcase their skills and talents. A 12-time champion of Kazakhstan and an Asian champion in judo, who was also the first world…

Outlook for Green Energy Growth in Central Asia

ASTANA – Renewable energy development in Central Asian countries is progressing unevenly. Some states have long been exploring the opportunities presented by alternative energy sources, while others are just beginning their journey toward sustainability.  Rapid progress of renewable energy in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan’s renewable energy sector has been evolving for over a decade, gradually becoming more…

Kazakhstan’s Employment Soars to Nine Million People

ASTANA – The 2021 census reveals that the overall employed population surpassed 9,188,000 people, showing a growth of 39.2% compared to the 2009 census, according to a Nov. 9 report by the Kazakh Bureau of National Statistics. The bureau has released a new compilation on population employment based on the results of the 2021 population…

Kazakh Agricultural Export to China Doubles, Surpassing $650 Million 

ASTANA – The growth of agricultural exports from Kazakhstan to China has doubled and reached $653.3 million, said Kazakh Minister of Agriculture Aidarbek Saparov during an Oct.31 meeting with a Chinese delegation.  Saparov emphasized that Kazakhstan exports to China through 1,718 domestic enterprises, with 1,629 focusing on plant-based products and 86 dealing with livestock items. “The…

Dimash Kudaibergen Welcomes Furry Gift from President Tokayev

ASTANA – Kazakh pop star Dimash Kudaibergen shared an Instagram post on Nov. 5 showcasing his new pet, a Kazakh Tazy, a special gift from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Kudaibergen highlighted the cultural significance of the Tazy breed in Kazakh heritage. Tazy, also known as a Kazakh Greyhound, is considered one of the Seven Treasures inherited…

Kazakhstan and China Boost Economic Ties and Tourism Prospects

ASTANA – Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov discussed bilateral economic and trade cooperation with Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Nov. 4 during his working visit to Shanghai, reported the Prime Minister’s press service. Smailov stressed Kazakhstan’s commitment to reinforcing the bonds of friendship, good neighborly relations, and a strategic partnership with China.  He also emphasized…

Kazakh PM Outlines New Horizons in China Cooperation at Import Expo in Shanghai

ASTANA – Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov outlined key aspects of Kazakh-Chinese cooperation during the 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on Nov.5, reported the Prime Minister’s press service. Economic Growth Prospects and Opportunities in Sino-Kazakh Collaboration “Kazakhstan’s participation in CIIE coincides with a new phase in the development of Kazakhstan-China cooperation. In…