Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the track of Astana 1, 2 and 3 meetings was positive whether the opposition attended or not as it is specialized in monitoring the cessation of hostilities agreement, separating ISIL and Jabhat al-Nusra from the armed groups.
In an interview with the Syrian TV on [...]
Early celebrations of Nauryz holiday are to begin at the Khan Shatyr Shopping Center in Astana today, Kazinform has learnt from astana.gov.kz.
As part of the celebrations, a khan’s yurt will be set up at the shopping center.
Dance ensembles will perform at Khan Shatyr at 4:00 p.m. today. An interactive game will be arranged [...]
Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov informed the members of the Mazhilis (lower house) of Parliament about the nation’s priorities as a member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in 2017-2018, as well as answered their questions on a wide range of issues, during the March 13 so called “government hour”.
Kazakhstan is the first [...]
Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov has announced the date of Kazakhstan’s presidency in the UN Security Council, Kazinform reports.
“Kazakhstan will assume rotating presidency in the UNSC for January 2018,” the Minister said during the Governmental Hour session in the Majilis of the Parliament.
According to him, Kazakhstan’s chairmanship will focus on adoption of [...]
The bill “On introducing amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan” was approved March 6 in the second reading at a joint session of the Parliament chambers.
The day before, along with members of the Parliament, the draft amendments were discussed by representatives of the Constitutional Council, Prosecutor General’s Office, Supreme [...]
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev introduced March 3 to a joint meeting of the chambers of the Parliament the bill “On introducing amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan (first reading).” The bill proposes amending 23 articles of the Basic Law, redistributing 35 presidential powers.
The new reforms keep the presidential form [...]
Kazakhstan became a member of the UN on March 2,1992. Extensive coverage of the idea of closing the Semipalatinsk test site, peacekeeping activities in conflict zones, projects of peaceful use of nuclear energy, and now – a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council are the main milestones of the 25 years of country’s membership [...]
According to the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, 23 articles of the Constitution will be amended, Kazinform correspondent reports.
He announced that today during a meeting on redistribution of powers.
“It is clear to us that the main political model of Kazakhstan will be kept. We will stick to Presidential republic. However, the public administration [...]
Corporate Philanthropy Forum took place in Astana, Kazinform correspondent reports.
The event organized by the National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna brought together public authorities, businesses and public organizations. Its aim is to unite the efforts of all parties in search of solutions to acute social problems.
According to the head of Samruk-Kazyna Umirzak Shukeyev, today as [...]
Director of the Basel Peace Office Alyn Ware has nominated President Nazarbayev and Karipbek Kuyukov for the Nobel Peace Prize “for their incredible efforts for nuclear abolition”, Kazinform correspondent reports.
“President Nursultan Nazarbayev stands out as a leader who has taken a number of significant nuclear disarmament initiatives during his 22 years as leader of [...]
A Kazakh delegation presented the country’s first official development assistance (ODA) project to the Afghan government Feb.12-17 in Kabul.
The project seeks to strengthen the economic independence of Afghan women by providing education from Kazakhstan’s top educational institutions in public administration and health care, maternal and child health and other topics. The initiative is being [...]
At a UN Security Council Meeting on conflicts in Europe, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Vasilenko said that the Astana platform could serve as a much-needed venue for their resolution, RIA Novosti reported.
“My country’s position on conflicts in Europe, which, unfortunately, occur and in which there are no solutions, is well known. Kazakhstan [...]
The Kazakh Ministry of Justice, in cooperation with non-governmental organisations and the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, has developed a draft law “On introducing amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences,” Justice Minister Marat Beketayev announced at a Feb. 10 enlarged board meeting devoted to the results of 2016 and priorities for 2017. The amendments [...]
Global experience has shown that foreign investments have a number of significant advantages over other forms of financing the economy.
In an interview, Vice Minister for Investments and Development Yerlan Khairov dwelled upon the work of attracting investments into Kazakhstan’s economy and improving the investment climate.
Mr. Khairov, what is being done today to [...]
Kazakhstan has improved its ranking in the updated Index of Economic Freedom of US research center The Heritage Foundation. Kazakhstan now ranks 42nd, leaving behind Russia and Belarus, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reports.
Kazakhstan has gained 69 points out of 100 (the maximum in the Index of Economic Freedom [...]
The US Embassy in Kazakhstan will represent the United States at the forthcoming negotiations on Syrian settlement in Astana, reports Sputnik citing the embassy’s spokesman.
The fresh round of consultations on Syria peace process in Astana is slated to start on February 16. The talks in Astana have been originally scheduled for February 15-16 in behind-closed-doors format followed by a joint news [...]
105,000 new workplaces were created in Kazakhstan in 2016 within the framework of the Nurly Zhol program, Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov claimed.
“KZT 739 billion, including KZT 472.8 billion of target-oriented transfers and KZT 266.2 billion of bonded loans of national holdings, was earmarked for the program in 2016. It should be noted [...]
The specified three-year budget of Kazakhstan provides for increase of spending on agro-industrial sector in 2017, Kazinform correspondent reports.
“More than 60bln tenge have been envisaged in the national budget for the development of agrarian sector,” Minister of Finance Bakhyt Sultanov said while presenting the amendments to the 2017-2019 National Budget Law in the Majilis [...]
Today President held a meeting discussing rapid technological modernization of the economy, Kazinform correspondent reports citing the press service of Akorda.
The meeting was attended by Prime Minister, Chairman of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, members of the Government, Akim of Astana, heads of national holdings and companies, as well as heads of leading private [...]
The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the World Bank launched a new project aimed at designing and developing Kazakhstan’s greenhouse gases (GHG) electronic reporting platform and its supporting institutional and legal frameworks.
“Since 2013, facilities in the power and oil & gas sectors in Kazakhstan have reported on CO2, CH4, N2O, [...]
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