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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

President Tokayev Addresses SCO Heads of States Meeting in Dushanbe

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Dushanbe on Sept. 17, reports the Akorda press service.  “Thanks to joint efforts, the SCO has become the most successful and influential regional organization in the world. The SCO possesses vast demographic, financial, and natural resources, as well as powerful technological potential. It…

President Tokayev Attends CSTO Meeting in Dushanbe

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev attended the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) in Dushanbe on Sept. 17, reports the Akorda press service. He joined Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who attended the meeting via videoconference, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Armenian Prime Minister…

Thirty Second Berlin Eurasian Club Meeting in Nur-Sultan Focuses on New Technologies

NUR-SULTAN – Development of new technologies and know-how were at the focus of the 32nd meeting of the Berlin Eurasian Club hosted in Nur-Sultan on Sept. 13, reports the Kazakh Foreign Ministry. The event, which was organized with the support of the Kazakh Ministry and the Eastern Committee of the German Economy, gathered representatives of…

COVID-19 Incidence Decreases 35% Over Two Weeks in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The COVID-19 incidence rate has decreased by 35 percent over the past two weeks in Kazakhstan, said Kazakh Minister of Healthcare Alexei Tsoy at a government meeting on Tuesday. “The global morbidity and mortality for COVID-19 continues to be unstable. More than 224 million cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 300,000…

North Macedonian Foreign Minister Visits Nur-Sultan, Signs Important Agreements

NUR-SULTAN – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Northern Macedonia Bujar Osmani made an official visit to Kazakhstan on Sept. 10, meeting Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi. Welcoming Bujar Osmani to Kazakhstan, Tokayev said that the visit is extremely important in terms of giving an additional impetus to the development of…

Kazakhstan Assumes One-Year Presidency in Islamic Organization for Food Security 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan hosted the two-day Fourth General Assembly of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) that convened in Nur-Sultan on Sept. 8, reports the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture. During the assembly meeting, Turkey handed over the presidency in the organization to Kazakhstan for one year.  Founded in 2018 with its headquarters based in…

Kazakhstan Launches Flights to Qatar, Increases Air Travel to Russia, Turkey, UAE

NUR-SULTAN – Since last year, COVID-19 has made traveling an uneasy endeavor, but despite this, flights are steadily resuming and giving hope to people who need to travel. Kazakhstan has recently launched flights to Qatar, increased flights to Turkey, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates as well as resumed flights to the Maldives, report the…

Kazakh Capital Attracts Nearly $1.2 Billion in Seven Months 

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan has attracted over 504 billion tenge (US$1.2 billion) within seven months, nine percent more compared to the same period in 2020, said Nur-Sultan Akim (Mayor) Altai Kulginov.  “The attractiveness of our capital for investors is growing every year. Despite the pandemic, both last year and this year, we managed…

President Tokayev Outlines Kazakhstan’s Position on Afghanistan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev outlined the position of Kazakhstan regarding the situation in Afghanistan saying the country is ready to establish business ties with the new leadership in Afghanistan, wrote President’s spokesperson Berik Uali on his Facebook account.  “Kazakhstan believes that Afghanistan must become a stable, sovereign, and united state, living in peace…

Kazakhstan to Continue Steadily Increasing Oil Production Under OPEC+ Deal

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will continue to steadily increase its oil production under the OPEC+ agreement, said the Kazakh Ministry of Energy.  The 20th meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, including Kazakhstan and Russia, concluded on Sept. 1.  The meeting participants noted that, while the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic…