Articles by ASSEL SATUBALDINA

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan Lowers Risk of Terrorism Warning Level in Three Regions 

NUR-SULTAN – The terrorism warning level has been eased from the critical red level to the high orange level in the city of Almaty, as well as the Almaty and Zhambyl regions as of Jan. 26 midnight, the nation’s operative headquarters on combating terrorism announced on Tuesday.  The same decision also ended the counter-terrorism operation…

We Have Learned Lesson from January Tragedy, Says President Tokayev

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has learned the lesson from the tragic January events, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addressing the virtual Central Asia – China summit on Tuesday, reports Akorda press service.  “As a state, as a nation, we have learned the necessary lessons from these tragic events and will certainly recover quickly. Now we are actively…

Unprecedented Dynamism, High Level of Trust and Good Neighborliness: Tokayev on Kazakhstan’s Ties with China

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev commended Kazakhstan’s bilateral ties with China describing them as having an unprecedented dynamism, a high level of trust, and genuine good-neighborliness during the Central Asia – China summit on Tuesday, reports the Akorda press service.  Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the virtual summit that commemorated the 30th anniversary of…

Government Ready to Work with Kazakh Human Rights Activists to Investigate Reports of Torture 

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Internal Affairs is investigating seven cases of torture used on civilians, the ministry’s spokesperson Nurdilda Oraz told a press briefing on Jan. 22. According to him, the ministry received 74 complaints from citizens against misconduct by police officers between Jan. 17 and Jan. 23.  “The Ministry of Internal Affairs…

CSTO Peacekeepers Complete Their Mission, Withdraw from Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) troops completed their peacekeeping mission in Kazakhstan on Jan. 19 after their last contingents left the territory of Kazakhstan, reports the Kazakh Defense Ministry.  At the beginning of January, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev appealed to the CSTO, an alliance of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan, to…

Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi Visits Brussels to Reinforce Partnership with EU

NUR-SULTAN – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi paid a working visit to Brussels on Jan. 18 where he met with the European counterparts and reaffirmed his country’s commitment to a strengthened partnership with the European Union, reports the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service.  While in Brussels, Tileuberdi met…

Kazakhstan Ends State of Emergency, Counter-Terrorist Operation Continues

NUR-SUlTAN – Kazakhstan ended its two-week state of emergency as of midnight on Jan. 19, lifting restrictions on movement in and from cities and curfew.  The state of emergency was declared on Jan. 5 by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev after peaceful protests that erupted in the country at the beginning of January were hijacked by…

Kazakh Government Presents Action Plan to Stabilize Social and Economic Situation in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov presented the action plan on Jan. 18 to stabilize the social and economic situation in the country, reports Prime Minister’s press service.  The plan, which was prepared at the instruction of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, contains a number of urgent and short-term measures aimed at…

Kazakhstan Establishes Qazaqstan Halqyna Foundation to Provide Social Relief to People Who Need It Most

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has established the Qazaqstan Halqyna (to the people of Kazakhstan) Foundation designed to boost social support at the initiative of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who proposed the idea during the Jan. 11 plenary session of Majilis, the lower chamber of the Kazakh Parliament. The foundation will provide charitable assistance to the people, in…

Almaty is My Hometown: President Tokayev Shows Solidarity With Violence-Shocked Citizens During Visit

NUR-SULTAN  – The past week for Kazakhstan and its largest city and important business, financial and cultural center Almaty was turbulent. But after almost a week of living in fear and uncertainty after a terrorist group attacked the city, citizens and the state are doing their best to rebuild the city.  President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrived…