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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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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, Uzbekistan to Cooperate in Space Exploration

NUR-SULTAN – The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev approved the intergovernmental decree between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on space exploration, reports the Uzbek Ministry of Justice. The document was signed in December of 2021 in Nur-Sultan during Mirziyoyev’s state visit to Kazakhstan. It is designed to boost cooperation between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in the exploration and…

Kazakh President Presents Awards to Military Personnel, Honors War Heroes on Eve of Fatherland Defenders’ Day

NUR-SULTAN – The strengthening of the Armed Forces and the defense potential of the country is a priority for the state in the context of geopolitical instability, new challenges and threats, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during the state award ceremony for high ranking military and special officers on May 6, reported Akorda. The President congratulated…

U.S. Company Champion Foods Intends to Invest in Agricultural Product Processing in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Champion Foods, one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of food products, expressed its readiness to invest $100 million in Kazakh production facilities for the processing of fruits and vegetables for subsequent export. This was announced during the recent visit of the company’s management to Kazakhstan.  Champion Foods has been a major supplier…

CICA Hosts Tree Planting Ceremony to Celebrate 30th Anniversary in Kazakh Capital

NUR-SULTAN – Some 30 sakura (cherry blossom) seedlings have been planted to mark the 30th anniversary of the Secretariat of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in the Presidential Park in Nur-Sultan on April 30, reported the organization’s press service.  During the ceremony, Vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural…

Kazakh President Discusses Expansion of Economic Cooperation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan

NUR-SULTAN – The economic dimension plays an important role in Kazakh-Japanese cooperation, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said during the meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi, who paid an official visit to Kazakhstan on April 29, reported Akorda.  The President said that the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan…

Kazakhstan, China Commend Bilateral Cooperation, Mark 30 Years of Diplomatic Relations

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev commended bilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and China during his April 25 meeting with the Chinese Minister of Defense and Member of the State Council Wei Fenghe, who was in Kazakhstan on an official visit, reports the Akords press service.  During their meeting, Tokayev and Wei Fenghe discussed bilateral and…

Kazakhstan Joins Global Resolution Song Project to Mark Earth Day (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Embassy in the U.K. presented a powerful Kazakh-language version of “The Resolution Song” (“Zher Ana” in Kazakh or “Mother Earth”) performed by acclaimed Kazakh soloist Tamara Assar.  The song is dedicated to the global Earth Day traditionally celebrated on April 22. An annual event is designed to raise awareness about environmental…

National Action Plan on New Reforms Provides Implementation Dates and Responsibilities

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev approved the national action plan to implement the March 16 state of the nation address, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on April 18.  Titled as New Kazakhstan: The Path of Renewal and Modernization, the President’s address to the nation outlines major political reforms and…

30 Years of Kazakhstan’s Membership in UN: Cooperation for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s membership in the United Nations (UN). Its acceptance as a full member took place on March 2, 1992 less than three months after Kazakhstan declared its independence. Now 27 UN agencies together with the Kazakh government and people work on a broad range of issues,…

European Parliament Delegation Visits Kazakhstan to Advance Dialogue on All Issues Including Human Rights

NUR-SULTAN – The European Union seeks to strengthen cooperation between Kazakhstan and the EU as part of the EU Strategy for Central Asia and the new Global Gate Strategy. This was announced during the 19th meeting of the Kazakhstan – EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee in the Kazakh capital on April 12, reported the press service…