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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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, Uzbekistan Keen on Expanding Trade and Industry Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan plan to increase trade and economic cooperation and expand joint projects in industry, transport, agriculture, education, water, and energy sectors. Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov and Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov both agreed to new terms following their May 16 talks.  “Uzbekistan is a brotherly neighboring state, a…

CSTO Should Be Included in UN Peacekeeping Activities, Says President Tokayev

NUR-SULTAN – The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) troops should be involved in the United Nations peacekeeping mission, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as he addressed the anniversary session of the CSTO Collective Security Council on Monday. The meeting in Moscow is timed with the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and…

Kazakh Foreign Minister Visits Dushanbe for CIS Ministerial Council

NUR-SULTAN – Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi participated in the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) hosted in Dushanbe on May 13, reports the ministry’s press service. This is the first meeting of the CIS foreign ministers this year as Kazakhstan chairs…

President Tokayev Visits UAE to Express Personal Condolences Over Sheikh Khalifa’s Death

NUR-SULTAN – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday to express his condolences in person over the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, reports the presidential press service.  The Emirati state news agency announced the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on May 13, who…

Kazakh, German Companies Sign $200 Million in Agreements at Business Forum in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh and German companies signed 11 agreements in the field of mechanical engineering, industrial automation, petrochemistry, logistics, healthcare and IT worth US$200 million at the Kazakh-German business forum on May 12 in Nur-Sultan.  The agreements envision the creation of a digital competencies laboratory with Siemens, the construction of a machine tool assembly plant…

Kazakh Diplomat Stresses Role of Astana Process in Resolving Crisis in Syria

NUR-SULTAN – First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Akan Rakhmetullin emphasized the role of the Astana Process in resolving the eleven-year crisis in Syria at the 2022 Brussels Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region on May 10. Organized by the European Union and the United Nations and chaired by the EU…

Kazakhstan and Turkey Determined to Advance Strategic Partnership Through Investment and Business Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and Turkey are ready to advance their cooperation to a strategic partnership, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told a press conference following their meeting in Ankara on May 10, reports the presidential press service.  “Today we had extensive talks on the most important issues. President Erdoğan is a…

Manshuq Mametova: One Hero Out of Many Who Brought Victory in World War II

NUR-SULTAN – When Hitler’s aggression against USSR began in 1941, 19-year-old girl Manshuq Mametova knew her life would never be the same. The heroine of the Soviet Union, Mametova was an example of a fierce female warrior who not only had to face her country’s enemies but also go to war with the strict gender roles…

Kazakhstan, France to Forge Partnership in Hydrogen Energy Development

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Embassy in France and Kazakh Invest national company organized a webinar on April 14 to explore the prospects for cooperation between Kazakhstan and France in hydrogen energy development, reports the Kazakh Invest press service.  The webinar that gathered Kazakh and French government representatives and experts was designed to share the experience…

Constitutional Council Endorses President Tokayev’s Appeal to Amend Constitution

NUR-SULTAN – The Constitutional Council has approved President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s appeal to amend the Constitution saying that it fully complies with the Constitution, the council announced on Wednesday.  On April 22, President Tokayev submitted the draft bill to the council, a procedural move required by the law. The amendments will affect 33 articles, more than…