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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Monday that Russia, Turkey and Iran had discussed a possible meeting of their foreign ministers on Syria, which could be held in Kazakhstan's Astana in March, the TASS news agency reported. Bogdanov also warned against escalation in the ...
Astana - Not many know that Kazakhstan has been providing aid to other countries for the last two decades. A few years ago, the country adopted a law on official development assistance (ODA) and has subsequently launched two pilot projects with the international partners. Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

I also optimistically perceive the establishment of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), which can potentially be a leading institution in education and science. The area of research to focus on could be mathematical modelling of financial markets and mathematical method of crypto mining ...
Astana - The fairy tale illustrations of Kazakh-born artist Svetlana Popova, known under the pseudonym Veta, fascinate at first sight. Looking at them, children and adults are acquainted with the culture, traditions and wisdom of their ancestors. A child who believes in fairy tales believes in good things ...
Astana - One year after celebrating their 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations, Malaysian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Syed Mohamad Bakri recently told The Astana Times the two countries have built strong and friendly ties. He also discussed the current state of relations, possibilities to deepen ...
Astana - The Kazakh Ministry of Energy and the World Bank recently launched an online platform to monitor and report greenhouse gases (GHG) ... "Kazakhstan's emissions trading system is the first of its kind in the Central Asia region," said World Bank Country manager for Kazakhstan Ato Brown.

Astana - Kazakhstan received 53 points in 2017, compared to 51 the previous year, in the Open Budget Index (OBI) ranking. The rating uses a 100-point scale to ... Kazakhstan's score was the result of limited budget data provided for public inspection, according to the ranking. Extensive information was ...
Astana - Kazakhstan is set to implement the principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), which will allow the results of testing in Kazakhstan's laboratories to be recognised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2019, Minister for Investment and Development ...
Taste halva and get a venniki massage in the glamorous yet traditional host of the new IRONMAN Astana 70.3. by Holly Bennett. Futuristic. Glamorous. Glittering. They're all words that come to mind when talking about Astana, the young capital city of Kazakhstan. Astana has an almost space-age aesthetic, ...
Astana - The Kazakh government is continuing efforts to reduce activities for state and quasi-public companies in order to protect and promote competition in the country. Last year, 108 laws and 972 bylaws were audited to identify rules that hinder competition. As a result, 144 norms preventing ...
Astana - Drivers in Kazakhstan can now reserve and purchase uniquely numbered license plates through the government for citizens corporation front offices. This service was launched by the state corporation jointly with the Ministry of Internal Affairs on Jan. 15, the press service of the company ...
Astana - The Kazakh National Academic Library is continuing its international project to promote Kazakh literature by opening centres in different countries. Seventeen centres have been launched since 2016, including in the national Libraries in China, Finland, Hungary, Japan, South Korea and Turkey, ...
Astana - The Kazakh Ministry of finance, the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and Euroclear Bank SA (Euroclear) have signed a memorandum on cooperation to develop a new international clearing system. The ministry will be able to place tenge bonds through Euroclear, the world's largest ...
18, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev chaired one of the flagship events of the nation's presidency of the UN Security Council - a high-level briefing ... The Astana Process on Syria, which began in January 2017, has been recognised as an important dialogue platform for addressing the Syrian ...
Astana - The achievements and direction for the development of the Kazakh capital were discussed Jan. 25 as part of the city's upcoming 20th anniversary. The forum called "Astana - 20 years of development and innovation" focused on the city's innovations, investments and growth within the smart city ...
Astana - Pensions have increased, prices for foreign passport registration and railway tickets have risen and police will be warning before fining. The coming year will bring many innovations, both pleasant and not, and Kazpravda.kz correspondents have prepared a special survey on the ways Kazakh ...
Astana city services have switched to an intensive work mode to accommodate the temperatures. People in ten regions as well Astana and Almaty have suffered from the big Arctic freeze so far. The Kazakh healthcare Ministry press service reported 223 people were taken to the hospital diagnosed with ...

Dobrovolski was born in the Arshaly district of the Akmola region, but studied in Astana. There in 2007, he became a member of the Zhas Otan youth wing of the Nur Otan party, where he was working until 2012. Within those years he rose from a regular activist to a head of Astana city's Zhas Otan division.
The National Museum of Kazakhstan has opened a contemporary art exhibition titled "The Time and Astana: After the Future." Kazakh artists, architects, filmmakers, designers, scientists, anthropologists, philosophers and sociologists have worked together as part of the project named 'Art Сollider. When Art ...
As for Kazakhstan's airlines, they plan to launch regular Astana-Tyumen, Astana-Krasnodar, Astana-Vilnius, Astana-Milan, Astana-Tomsk, Astana-Chelyabinsk, Astana-Sochi, Astana-Batumi and Astana-Dushanbe flights. The Committee reminded that 10 new international flights of foreign carriers (Finn Air, ...
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has ended his official visit to Washington and headed to New York to preside over a session of the UN Security Council. Nazarbaev's meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump dominated media coverage, but the Kazakh leader had other items on his agenda.
A total of 138 out of 193 countries voted in June 2016 for Kazakhstan to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), making its the first Central Asian country to serve in the prestigious position. Kazakhstan's two-year term began in January 2017. In January 2018 ...
Heavy winter storms across Kazakhstan have cut transportation links to and from the capital, Astana, and left other regions of the Central Asian country isolated. Astana Mayor Aset Isekeshev on January 11 declared a state of emergency after strong winds and snowdrifts forced the closure of Nursultan ...
Astana - Kazakhstan is planning a rich, year-long cultural programme to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its capital. Performances and exhibitions by the Vienna Opera, New York City Ballet, Grand Palais in Paris and British Museum and numerous events from 20 world capitals will enrich the festivities.
Following bloody clashes between ethnic Uyghurs and Han Chinese in the city of Urumchi, in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, in the summer of 2009, Beijing resorted to both carrot and stick policies to secure stability in this volatile territory. On the one hand, the central government is funneling ...
Astana - Kazakhstan celebrated its 26th anniversary of independence Dec. 16 this year. During the period, the country made the leap from the economic and political disruption of the early 1990s to a modern social state with a dynamically developing market economy, democratic system, political stability ...
Construction works continue on Temirtau-Karaganda, Astana-Pavlodar-Semei-Kalbatau, Beineu-Aktau, Aktobe-Atyrau, Kapshagai-Taldykorgan, Astana-Petropavlovsk and the Uralsk-Kamenka highways, he said. The committee chair noted Kazakhstan plans to implement 12 more projects involving ...
Astana - Investments in human capital play a key role in developing the digital industry. State officials, businesspeople and scientists at the Feb. 2 International Digital Kazakhstan summit in Almaty discussed IT trends, focusing specifically on the Digital Kazakhstan programme and biometrics. They noted ...
This was reported during a meeting at the Civil aviation Committee of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan on Dec.13. Since early 2017, the regularity of flights in Kazakhstan was 87.1 percent, Air Astana recorded the regularity of flight at the level of 86.99 percent, airline SCAT - 89 ...
Astana - Unesco recently included the traditional Kazakh game Asyk Atu on the organisation's Representative List of the Intangible cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity. The inclusion came during the 12th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the ICH on Jeju ...
Broadcasters complain that Astana's stifling control of domestic media and lack of funding for domestic content has left the country unable to compete with better-produced Russian content. Recent research has also shown that Kazakhstan's government only subsidizes channels that promote "patriotic ...
Astana - The overwhelming majority of European Parliament (EP) members approved Dec. 12 the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) between Kazakhstan and the European Union (EU) and its member states, the first of this kind concluded with a Central Asian country.
Astana - The Kazakh government plans to consolidate the country's electrical grid and reduce the number of energy transmission companies by 30 ... "These companies are Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC), Regional Electricity Company and 14 medium-sized supply companies.
Astana - Kazakh Senate Chair Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told an emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Dec. 13 that Kazakhstan supports UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly resolutions regarding the status of East Jerusalem as an integral part of the State of ...
A number of tourists interested in Kazakhstan is growing. This year, due to Astana EXPO 2017, a record influx of tourists from different countries was set. From June 10 to September 10, approximately 4 million people visited the expo. Nearly 500,000 visitors came from 187 different countries. The country's ...
Astana - Speaking at the recent Kazakhstan Global Investment Roundtable, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev reiterated the importance of the Kazakh Invest national company for boosting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the national economy. Having overseas agents is an important idea, noted ...
All five Latvian presidents have visited Kazakhstan in the last 25 years, two during the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) summit and Astana EXPO 2017. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Latvia in 2006. "And there is an open invitation to President Nazarbayev to ...
Without much ado, Kazakhstan adopted a new military doctrine in September, replacing a 2011 document that had become dated. The new document states that Kazakhstan does not have enemies. Yet, Astana seems alarmed enough by Russia's aggressive actions toward Ukraine since 2014 to have ...
Astana Opera triumphantly performed abroad once again. The theater's ballet troupe returned from the tour to the Italian city of Genui, where the Kazakh artists presented the play "Notre Dame de Paris". 6,000 tickets have been sold for the performance in Teatro Carlo Felice. Astana Opera is very popular ...
Astana - Two new customs codes, one each for Kazakhstan and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), will come into force Jan. 1. Under the new legislation, Kazakhstan will introduce the Astana-1 information system for electronic declaration, based on the Automated System for Customs Data ...
World Para Powerlifting has confirmed that Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, will stage the 2019 World Championships. It has been chosen over the Kazakh city of Almaty due to a stronger support from the city's government which will result in improvements in the venue, and a wider promotion and ...
10, 1997, that Akmola replaced Almaty as the capital of Kazakhstan. Nearly six months later it was renamed Astana. As the city is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary as the capital, with the main festivities planned for 2018, it is worth looking back over the last two decades and remember some of the ...
Astana - A memorandum of understanding between the Kazakh Energy Ministry and the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development "On the property contribution in the form of a station for radionuclide monitoring of noble gases to strengthen verification of compliance with the ...
In mid-November, Kazakhstan hosted the third annual "Astana Club," a new independent and unbiased platform for dialogue among international business leaders, politicians, media representatives, and other experts on the "critical issues affecting all the countries of Eurasia." The event epitomized ...
Astana - Kazakhstan exports more than 800 manufactured products to 113 countries, ranking 52nd among the largest exporting countries, said Minister for Investment and Development Zhenis Kassymbek. The government plans to increase the nation's non-oil exports by 50 percent by 2025.
Astana - The Nov. 30 Kazakhstan - United States Strategic Partnership Commission meeting, co-chaired by Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashykbayev and U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice wells, was mainly dedicated to Kazakh president ...
8 Modern anti-corruption Standards and Development of International Cooperation international conference in Astana. Shpekbayev also met separately Nov. 24 with representatives of Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) and the Transparency Kazakhstan Civic Foundation in Almaty to discuss anticorruption ...
Since independence, Kazakhstan has benefited considerably from its inclusion in the liberal world order, underwritten by Western - and especially US ... ALMATY - In mid-November, Kazakhstan hosted the third annual "Astana Club," a new independent and unbiased platform for dialogue among ...
Astana - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Minister of Health Yelzhan Birtanov recently discussed state regulation of medicine prices and the fight against corruption in the pharmaceutical industry. 7715a79147391d112c30e8e3e30697c3-slider. The discussion included the recent arrests of ...
30 closed-door meeting in Minsk, Belarus that Kazakhstan would loosen border regulations on freight vehicles imposed during recent border tensions ... Also during the meeting, Nazarbayev congratulated Jeenbekov on winning the Oct. 15 election and invited him on an official visit to Astana, according to ...


 

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