Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will provide humanitarian assistance to India due to the sharp deterioration of the epidemiological situation in this country, reported the Akorda Press. This was announced at the meeting of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Prime Minister Askar Mamin on May 7. President Tokayev instructed the government to dispatch 6 million medical masks,…

EU Scholarship Recipients from Afghanistan to Graduate From the Language Courses, Continue their Studies at Kazakh University

NUR-SULTAN – This May, 10 recipients of the scholarships funded by the European Union (EU) from Afghanistan are graduating from AlmaU language school in Kazakhstan.  After  language courses, they will continue their education at the Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) and study technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs in mining. Empowerment of Afghan women …

Kazakh Prime Minister Takes Part in Eurasian Intergovernmental Council Meeting in Kazan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin took part in the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting, which was held on April 30 in the Russian city of Kazan, reported the press service of the Kazakh Prime Minister.  Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko,…

Kazakh President Congratulates Nation on People’s Unity Day

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated the nation on the People’s Unity Day, which is celebrated nationwide on May 1.  Tokayev explained that the holiday was initiated by Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and that this holiday represents the values ​​of friendship and solidarity, mutual respect and trust. “Over the years of independence, the…

Positive Dynamics Observed in Trade Between Kazakhstan and China

NUR-SULTAN – Mutual trade between Kazakhstan and China grew by 4 percent and reached $15.4 billion by the end of 2020. This was announced April 27 during the video conference between Kazakh Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov and Chinese Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao, according to the press service of the Kazakh Ministry…

Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO Aims to Empower Female Businesses in Europe and Central Asia

NUR-SULTAN – UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, initiated the first regional Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo for Europe and Central Asia virtually with the participation of women entrepreneurs from 12 countries from April 27-29. Some 150 women entrepreneurs from Kazakhstan also attended the exhibition.  More than 23 sectors…

Kazakh Prime Minister Pays Working Visit to Mangistau Region

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin visited the Mangistau region on April 27 where he was briefed on the progress of the region’s investment project implementation in the agri-industrial sector, transport, tourism and the vaccination campaign, the Prime Minister’s press service reported. The Prime Minister visited the recently launched Aktau Agro poultry enterprise with…

Forecast For Kazakhstan’s Economic Growth Improved to 3.1 Percent For 2021

NUR-SULTAN – The forecast for Kazakhstan’s economic growth has been improved from 2.8 percent to 3.1 percent in 2021. This was announced by the Minister of the National Economy Aset Irgaliyev who presented the total forecast of macroeconomic indicators and the draft national budget at the governmental meeting on April 20.  The forecast is based…

Kazakh Government Launches Measures for Employment Opportunities and Support of Businesses

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population has developed an atlas of new professions and competencies that will be in demand in the near future. This was announced at the press briefing at the Central Communications Center on April 15 in the Kazakh capital. Overall, the main indicators of…

Association of Kazakh People in Japan Aims to Expand Cultural Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – The Association of Kazakh people has been founded in Japan, reported the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The association has a mission to bring together the Kazakh nationals and ethnic Kazakhs living in Japan to maintain mutual contact and support. Its activities include establishing cooperation between entrepreneurs, cultural and…