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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 Remains in Red Zone For Two Full Weeks

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has been in a high risk red zone for two weeks, said Kazakh Vice Healthcare Minister Marat Shoranov at a press conference with the Central Communications Services.  “In April, the epidemiological situation has deteriorated, so since the beginning of April 29,200 cases have been registered. Compared to the same period in March,…

Kazakhstan and Asian Development Bank Launch Mortgage Program for Women

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Otbasy Bank launched a mortgage program for women on April 12, according to the bank’s press service release. The program, titled “Umay”,  is designed to promote gender equality in housing finance and is being implemented with loans from the Asian Development Bank totaling 38 billion tenge (US$88 million).  To participate in the…

Kazakh Minister of Labor: Unemployment Remains Under Control Despite Lockdown Measures

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Minister of Labour and Social Protection Serik Shapkenov gave his report on the employment situation in the country to Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev April 14, reports the Akorda press service.  Shapkenov briefed Tokayev on his ministry’s efforts to increase the incomes of the population and wages, ensuring the employment of citizens,…

Kazakhstan Introduces New Mechanism to Offer End-to-End Support to Investors

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has created a Task Force team to provide end-to-end support to investors, reports the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service.  The agreement was signed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi and Astana International Financial Center Governor Kairat Kelimbetov.  The Task Force will become part of the Investment Office,…

Kazakhstan Mandates All Arriving Passengers to Present COVID-19 Test Results

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Chief Sanitary Doctor and Vice Healthcare Minister Yerlan Kiyasov signed a decree obliging all arriving passengers, including the citizens of Kazakhstan, to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departure starting April 14.  Previously, the rule applied only to foreign nationals arriving in Kazakhstan, while Kazakh citizens, who did not have the…

President Tokayev Congratulates Muslims With Beginning of Holy Month of Ramadan

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev extended congratulations over the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan to millions of Muslims around the world, the Akorda press service reports.  The holy month of Ramadan, which commemorates the revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad, begins April 13 and will last through May 12.  During this…

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ann Linde Visits Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde paid an official visit to Kazakhstan. Nur-Sultan was the first destination in Linde’s four-day visit to the OSCE participating States of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan from April 11 to April 15. She is also expected to hold talks virtually with the Foreign Minister…

Kazakh, Uzbek PMs Launch Construction of Central Asia International Centre for Trade and Economic Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin and Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov launched the construction of the Central Asia International Center for Trade and Economic Cooperation located at the Kazakh-Uzbek border, according to the Kazakh Prime Minister’s press service.  The center with a total area of 400 hectares will be located near the Zhibek…

Kazakh Researchers Present Finished QazVac Vaccine

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Biosafety Research Institute presented the QazVac vaccine that researchers have been developing over the last year, reports KazInform news agency.  “This vaccine was developed by our institute. There are 10 vials in the box, which make 10 doses. Each vial contains one dose. The vial contains half a milliliter of vaccine…

Kazakhstan Marks 60th Anniversary of World’s First Space Flight from Baikonur

NUR-SULTAN – It has been 60 years since the first human entered space. Hardly anyone could accomplish such a task at the age of 27, but Yuriy Gagarin did, making history by orbiting the Earth for approximately 108 minutes on a Vostok-1 spacecraft that launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 12, 1961. Yuriy Gagarin,…