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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Tomorrow Was Late: Nur-Sultan Hosts Presentation of Book on Environmental Problems

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh capital hosted the presentation of the book titled Tomorrow Was Late: Environmental Risks of Kazakhstan on June 17, gathering, both virtually and physically, representatives of government organizations and international organizations to participate in the event.  The environment affects us all. Kazakhstan was among the first countries in the post-Soviet space to implement…

President Tokayev Calls for More Environmental Friendly Sources of Electricity 

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev reiterated Kazakhstan’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2060 and called for greater efforts to ensure the country’s electricity is generated from more environmentally friendly sources at the meeting that reviewed the country’s gas industry, reports Akorda press service. Achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions, however, will require structural, industrial, and…

American Companies Invest Nearly $54 Billion in Kazakhstan Over 30 Years

NUR-SULTAN – Over 30 years, the United States has invested US$53.7 billion into the Kazakh economy. The two countries hosted a virtual business forum June 14-15 that marked 30 years of diplomatic relations, reports the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.  The two-day event, which brought together more than 500 participants and was co-hosted by the Kazakh Ministry…

Kazakh Healthcare Minister Urges Officials to Accelerate Vaccine Rollout

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Minister of Healthcare Alexey Tsoy urged the country’s officials to accelerate vaccine rollout at a June 15 government meeting. Kazakhstan administered nearly four million doses of vaccine. As of June 16, 2,587,884 people in Kazakhstan received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19, which accounts for nearly 26 percent of the…

Kazakh Commissioner for Human Rights Briefs Diplomats on Reforms

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Commissioner for Human Rights Elvira Azimova briefed the diplomatic missions in Kazakhstan on the nation’s ongoing reforms in human rights and the rule of law, reports the Kazakh Foreign Ministry. She spoke about the work she has been doing as the nation’s Ombudsperson and the draft law on the Ombudsperson developed by…

Kazakh PM Notes Strategic Cooperation between Kazakhstan, UAE

NUR-SULTAN – Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin noted the high level of strategic cooperation between Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates during the visit of Emirati Minister of State for Food and Water Security Mariam Almheiri to the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan, according to the Prime Minister’s press service.   Some of the leading Emirati companies…

Astana Opera to Present Series of Open Air Concerts

NUR-SULTAN – Astana Opera House opens a summer season with a series of open air concerts in the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan, reports the theatre’s press service. The concerts will be held in front of the Affari business center on Mambetova Street and at the Central City Park amphitheater. Masterpieces of the Vocal Music concert will…

President Tokayev Focuses on Economic Diversification, Greener Economy at Foreign Investors’ Council

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev spoke about the need for greater economic diversification and greener solutions in the economy at the 33rd session of the Foreign Investors’ Council hosted June 10 by the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan, reported the Akorda press service. The session was attended by senior Kazakh officials, heads of large multinational companies,…

Kazakhstan Elected to UN ECOSOC for Next Three Years

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has been elected to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations for 2022-2024 at the 73rd plenary session of the UN General Assembly, reports the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service.  Kazakhstan’s candidacy to the council was supported by 180 UN Member States. This is the second time the Central…

Only One Region Left in Red Zone, Says Kazakh Healthcare Minister

NUR-SULTAN – Though the coronavirus infection does not seem to be going anywhere, there are some signs of improvement in Kazakhstan. Only the Kazakh capital city of Nur-Sultan is left in the high-risk red zone, said Kazakh Minister of Healthcare Alexey Tsoy at a Junе 10 government meeting.  Six regions –  Almaty city, Atyrau, Pavlodar,…