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Six Technoparks Within Organization of Turkic States Signed Memorandum of Cooperation During Digital Bridge 2022 Forum

ASTANA – The six technoparks of the various Turkic states signed a memorandum to develop the region’s innovation ecosystem, on the sidelines of the Digital Bridge 2022 forum on Sept. 28, according to a press release by the Astana Hub.   Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed the creation of a Center for Modern Turkic Technoparks at…

Kazakhstan to Launch Chess at Schools Project, President Tokayev Says

ASTANA – Kazakhstan will introduce the Chess at Schools nationwide project, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during his Sept. 29 meeting with President of International Chess Federation (FIDE) Arkady Dvorkovich, reported the Akorda press service. “Chess has become increasingly popular in Kazakhstan, especially among children and young people. We have over 7,000 chess clubs and classes,…

President Tokayev Unveils Monument to Kazakh Legend Mukhtar Auezov and Scientist Kaiym Mukhamedkhanov in Semei

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev unveiled a monument to Kazakh writer Mukhtar Auezov and his student, Kazakh scientist Kaiym Mukhamedkhanov in Semei on Sept. 30, as part of his working visit to the Abai Region, reported the Akorda press service. The monument was named “Ustaz ben Shakirt” (“Teacher and Student) and was created by sculptor…

Kazakhstan to Increase Coal Export to Europe

ASTANA – The Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), the world’s largest high-carbon ferrochrome producer, started to export coal to the European Union through Russia, said Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade and Integration Serik Zhumangarin, reported Kazinform on Sept. 29. “Last week, I was in Moscow and met with Russian colleagues. We discussed the…

Atomic Energy Should Serve to Benefit Nations, Not Act As Destructive Tool of Global Confrontation, Says Kazakh President

ASTANA – As the most outstanding achievement of humanity to date, atomic energy should work for the benefit of the nations rather than serve as a destructive tool of global confrontation, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, reiterating the country’s commitment to nuclear non-proliferation at a Sept. 30 meeting with the Abai Region’s residents, the Akorda reports.…

Türkiye’s President Erdogan Welcomes Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recognized President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s efforts to implement substantial reforms in the country and his initiative to hold early presidential elections during his meeting with Yerlan Koshanov, chairperson of Mazhilis, the lower house of Parliament, as the fourth World Nomad Games kicked off on Sept. 29 in Iznik, reported…

Skills Enbek, Coursera to Develop Online Learning in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – The Center for Human Resources Development, responsible for the operation of the Skills Enbek platform, and Coursera international educational platform signed a memorandum of strategic partnership on Sept. 29 on developing online education in Kazakhstan, reported the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population. The corresponding memorandum…

Kazakh Ministry of Finance Allocates More Than 20 Billion Tenge for Presidential Elections

ASTANA – The Kazakh Ministry of Finance allocated nearly 20.5 billion tenge (US$42.9 million) to conduct an extraordinary presidential election in the country on Nov. 20, reported Vice Minister of Finance Yerzhan Birzhanov on Sept. 29. He said that up to 80 percent of the allocated funds, that is 16.8 billion tenge (US$35.2 million),  will…

Caspian Pipeline Consortium, Kashagan Oil Field to Resume Work at Full Capacity by Mid-October

ASTANA – The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) will relaunch the operation of two single-point moorings (SPM) by Oct. 15, reported Kazakh Energy Minister Bolat Akchulakov on Sept. 28 at Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (KIOGE-2022), according to Kazinform.  “The contractors’ issues were resolved. They have the required buoyancy tanks. The first tank…

Kazakhstan’s Human Rights Ombudswoman Discusses Cooperation With European Union During Visit to Brussels

ASTANA – Kazakh Commissioner for Human Rights Elvira Azimova addressed the current cooperation agenda with European Union (EU) partners during her working visit to Brussels, reported the Commissioner’s press service on Sept. 29.   Azimova met with officials from the European Commission and the European Parliament (EP) and experts from several European institutions engaged in human…