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Kazakhstan to Establish Caspian Sea Research Institute

ASTANA — The Kazakh Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation has developed a draft resolution to establish the Caspian Sea Research Institute, the ministry’s press service announced on Oct. 30. The institute will research environmental issues in the Caspian Sea, including declining water levels, mass mortalities of seals and fish, and preservation of the Caspian…

EU Top Official Josep Borrell Comments on EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation Priorities  

ASTANA – Stability and prosperity is the shared interest for the benefit of people in Central Asia and Europe, said European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in an interview with Kazinform published on Oct. 23, ahead of the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the five Central Asian…

Kazakhstan Extends Invitation to Foreign Media for 10th Organization of Turkic States Summit

ASTANA — The Kazakh Foreign Ministry announced that accreditation for foreign media is now officially open for the 10th Summit of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS). This significant milestone event is set to take place on Nov. 3 in Astana, the ministry’s press service reported. The summit is scheduled to kick off at noon…

Kazakh Boxer Janibek Alimkhanuly Tops The Ring’s Middleweight Ratings, Replaces Legendary Gennadiy Golovkin

ASTANA – American boxing magazine The Ring updated its middleweight ratings, with Kazakhstan’s Janibek Alimkhanuly claiming the top spot, Sports.kz reported on Oct. 20. The ranking excluded the previous leader, legendary Gennadiy Golovkin, who stepped down from his world champion position. Now his place is taken by Alimkhanuly, who has recently unified his International Boxing…

Kazakhstan-China Mutual Visa Exemption Agreement to Come Into Forth Next Month

ASTANA – The agreement on mutual visa exemption between Kazakhstan and China, signed by both governments on May 17 in Xi’an, will come into force on Nov. 10, according to the letter of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry dated Oct. 17. As per the agreement, citizens of both countries are exempt from visa requirements for private…

President Tokayev Commends Civil Forum’s Role in Advancing Kazakhstan’s SDG

ASTANA — President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev hailed the significant role of creative initiatives and constructive proposals in shaping civil society and fostering national dialogue in his congratulatory remarks to the 11th Civil Forum in Astana on Oct. 19, reported the Akorda press service. At the two-day forum, Kazakhstan’s civil community discussed key initiatives to advance the…

Kazakhstan Beats Finland in EURO 2024 Qualifying

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s national football team sensationally defeated Finland 2-1 in the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying match in Helsinki on Oct. 17, reported Sports.kz. Finland’s Robert Taylor executed a free-kick in the first half, but Kazakhstan made a comeback in the second, with a double scored by Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov. With this victory, Kazakhstan scored 15…

Kazakhstan Condemns Hamas Attacks, Urges Peaceful Resolution in Israel Conflict

ASTANA – In response to the recent armed conflict between Hamas and Israel, the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Oct. 17 condemning the attacks by Hamas against civilians in Israel and the capture of hostages, including foreigners.  “We support the call of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on immediate and…

Kazakh Oil Exports from Aktau Port Soar by 53% in Nine Months

ASTANA – KazTransOil national oil transporter exported 2.4 million tons of Kazakh oil from the port of Aktau in nine months of 2023, 53% more than in the same period last year, the company reported on Oct. 12. The company increased Kazakh oil exports to the port of Baku by 870,000 tons to 990,200 tons.…

President Tokayev to Attend Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will pay an official visit to China on Oct. 17-18 to take part in the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, reported the Akorda press service. Tokayev is expected to meet with China’s President Xi Jinping, Premier of China’s State Council Li Qiang, and Chairman of…

Kazakh President Welcomes Vice President of Starlink Business Operations at SpaceX Lauren Dreyer

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with Lauren Dreyer, Vice President of Starlink Business Operations at SpaceX, on the sidelines of the Digital Bridge Forum on Oct. 12, reported the Akorda press service. As one of the global leaders in space telecommunications, SpaceX possesses technologies that became strategic tools needed for stimulating progress, Tokayev said,…

Digital Bridge 2023 Kicks Off in Astana

ASTANA – Central Asia’s largest IT forum Digital Bridge kicked off in the Kazakh capital on Oct. 12, reported the forum’s press office. The two-day forum under the main theme Artificial and Human Intelligence: The Right Balance starts with a plenary session with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and one-to-one meetings with him. This year’s Digital Bridge…

Kazakh Schoolchildren Secure World Championship Title in Robotics

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s robotics team achieved record-breaking results at the FIRST Global Challenge in Singapore, the largest robotics championship, retaining their championship title, which they previously secured in Geneva last year, reported the Kazakh Ministry of Education on Oct. 11.  According to Asylbek Murzakhmetov, the head of the USTEM Foundation, the team was carefully selected…

Kazakhstan to Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Quake-Hit Afghanistan

ASTANA – Kazakhstan will provide humanitarian assistance to earthquake-hit Afghanistan, following the instructions of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Prime Minister’s press service reported on Oct. 9. Kazakhstan will deliver food, tents, medicine, clothing and other essential items by air and rail in the near future. The Ministry of Emergency Situations will also send specialists, including…

Kazakhstan Finishes Asian Games with 80 Medals

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s team has won 80 medals, including ten gold, 22 silver, and 48 bronze at the 19th Asian Games, which took place from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8 in Hangzhou, China, reported the National Olympic Committee. Represented by 525 athletes participating in 30 different sports, Kazakhstan secured the 11th position in the final…

Kazakhstan Opens First Honorary Consulate in Penang

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s first Honorary Consulate in Penang, Malaysia opened on Oct. 2 signifying the two countries’ intent to strengthen bilateral relations, reported the Kazakh Embassy in Malaysia. Dato’ Wira Louis Ng Chun Hau, the founder and executive chairman of the Public Gold Group, has been appointed as the Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan in Penang.…

Kazakhstan’s Karate Athlete Secures Ninth Gold Medal for Nation

ASTANA – Kazakh karate athlete Kaisar Alpysbay claimed the ninth gold medal for the country on Oct. 6 at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, announced the National Olympic Committee. Alpysbay defeated Abdullah Shaaban from Kuwait with a 7:5 score in the final of under 60-kilogram weight category,  On Oct. 5, Nurzhan Batyrbekov, representing…

Kazakhstan and EU Start Streamlining Schengen Visa Process

ASTANA – Kazakh Minister of Internal Affairs Yerzhan Sadenov met with the Deputy Director General of the European Commission for Migration and Home Affairs, Johannes Luchner, to discuss the harmonization and simplification of visa requirements for citizens of Kazakhstan during his working visit to Brussels on Oct. 4, according to Kazinform. According to the Kazakh…

Kazakh Cyclists Triumph in Asian Games 2023 Road Cycling Team Race

ASTANA — In a remarkable display of cycling prowess, Kazakhstan’s cyclists secured the top two positions in the group race on the road cycle. The nation’s cycling pride, Yevgeniy Fedorov, clinched the gold medal, and the reigning individual race champion, Alexey Lutsenko, added to the triumph with a silver medal, Kazakh Ministry of Tourism and…

Kazakhstan Welcomes Millionth Tourist of 2023

ASTANA – The eQonaq information system, responsible for tracking and analyzing tourist movements and migration control in Kazakhstan, marked the arrival of the millionth tourist of the year by the end of September, announced the Kazakh Tourism National Company on Oct.3 The 1 millionth tourist for this year was a tourist from China, who spent…

Tokayev, Heads of Central Asian States Meet with German Chancellor in Berlin

ASTANA – The synergy of Germany’s political influence and economic opportunities with the enormous potential of the Central Asian states can make a great contribution to the region’s sustainable progress, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during a meeting with Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz and heads of Central Asian countries in Berlin on Sept. 29, reported…

Kazakh Boxer Nazym Kyzaibay Triumphantly Kicks Off Asian Games in Hangzhou

ASTANA — Kazakhstan’s boxer Nazym Kyzaibay secured an impressive victory, leaving her opponent, Susma Tamang from Nepal, in a standing knockdown at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou on Sept. 27, Sports.kz reported.  This victory was the second in a row for the Kazakhstan women’s team at this Asian Games and the fourth for Kazakhstan’s…

India’s Low-Cost Airline Launches Direct Flights on Delhi-Almaty Route

ASTANA – India’s largest low-cost airline, IndiGo, launched direct flights to Kazakhstan on the Delhi-Almaty route on Sept. 24, reported the Kazakh Civil Aviation Committee’s press service. The airline will operate flights three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays utilizing the А-320 and А-321 aircraft. The average commercial load on the first Delhi-Almaty…

Aktau Sea Trade Port Regains International Status

ASTANA – The Aktau Sea Trade Port regained the status of a seaport of international significance following a government resolution adopted on Sept. 21, which came into force from its signing date, according to Adilet.zan.kz. The Kazakh Ministries of Transport, National Economy, and Finance have been assigned to take necessary steps per the country’s legislation.…

Kazakh President to Pay Official Visit to Germany This Week

ASTANA — Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will pay an official visit to Germany on Sept. 28-29, reported the Akorda press service. In Berlin, Tokayev will hold talks with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Tokayev will also take part in the meeting of the heads of state of Central Asia and Germany.…