ASTANA, January 16, 2017 – The World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, Cyril Muller, and the new Executive Director for Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Poland, Serbia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Mr. Werner Gruber, visited Astana to discuss with the Government the progress made during the 25-year partnership, as well [...]
Investment in Kazakh agriculture increased 50 percent in 2016 totalling 228 billion tenge (US$686.96 million) compared to 148 billion tenge (US$445.92 million) a year earlier.
According to General Manager of Assets of the Inspection Department at KazAgroFinance Tuleugazy Seisenov, the state constantly allocates significant funds to support agriculture. The government subsidises projects, provides preferential loans [...]
The Netherlands, the Great Britain and the US are the biggest investors in Kazakhstan’s economy, Finprom.kz analytical service reported.
Kazakhstan owes 28.2 percent of its gross debt to the Netherlands. In January-September 2016, the Netherlands increased the loans to Kazakhstan by 7.5 percent to $46.6 billion. As much as $44.8 billion (96.3 percent) of this [...]
Kazakhstan took 119th place in the annual ranking of the cost of living in different countries of the world prepared by Numbeo international information portal. The nation moved 57 positions from last year, as it was ranked 62nd in 2015.
The study involved 122 countries. The top 10 nations with the most affordable accommodations are [...]
CEO of Kazatomprom Askar Zhumagaliyev has announced on Tuesday that uranium production in Kazakhstan will be cut by approximately 10% due to long-lasting recovery on uranium market.
As the company’s press office informed, this will amount to a volume exceeding 2,000 tonnes of uranium or more than 5 million lb U3O8 against planned target in [...]
Kazakhstan’s newly-minted Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov spoke at the ministerial-level open debate of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on “Maintenance of International Peace and Security,” Jan. 10, where he presented President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s policy address to UNSC members.
The debate was chaired by Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and was attended by UN Secretary-General [...]
23 new hotels for 2,829 visitors will have been opened in Astana by the EXPO 2017 beginning date.
As the local administration informs, there are 164 hotels in Astana which can accommodate up to 12,482 people to date.
“23 more hotels will have been opened in the capital by the EXPO 2017 start day. There [...]
The United States supports an upcoming meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan on settling the Syrian conflict and hopes that the talks will bring the parties to the conflict closer to the negotiations in Geneva, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a press conference on Thursday, Kazinform refers to Sputniknews.com.
“We are encouraging the meeting in Astana,” Kerry stated. “We hope that could produce [...]
Kazakhstan has delivered humanitarian aid to Tartus Port on the Mediterranean coast of Syria in the form of food supplies, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
The humanitarian aid was delivered to the port of Tartus with assistance from Russia, the ministry specified. The ministry noted that this was not the first aid rendered by Kazakhstan to the Syrian people.
In 2012, about $400,000 were allocated by the [...]
Kazakhstan’s Ministry of National Economy and Ministry of Health and Social Development have been reorganized in line with President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s decree, the presidential press service reported Jan. 5.
The powers of the Ministry of National Economy to form the state policy in the sphere of migration and regulate migration processes were transferred to the [...]
On January 3 as the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council Kazakhstan took part in the first meeting of the Council in 2017.
In the meeting the Program of the Security Council work for January 2017 was approved. Kazakhstan’s delegation was presented by Charge d’Affaires of the Republic of Kazakhstan Barlybay Sadykov.
The same [...]
A high-ranking delegation representing Astana EXPO 2017, that will include the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is to have a significant presence at the World Future Energy Summit, WFES, in Abu Dhabi.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev will officially unveil the Astana EXPO 2017 pavilion on January 16th, 2017, the opening of the four-day summit. He will [...]
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov was appointed Ambassador of Kazakhstan to UK by Kazakh President on December 30, the press service of Akorda reported. Nursultan Nazarbayev also introduced Dec. 30 newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov to the senior staff of the ministry.
Kazakhstan’s flag was raised in a special ceremony in front of the hall of the UN Security Council in New York on Dec. 31, 2016, signifying the assumption by the country of its duties as a non-permanent member of the body for 2017-2018. The plates with the name of Kazakhstan were also set at the [...]
The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan made a New Year present to Kazakhstani citizens having announced simplification of visa regime between the two countries.
Starting December 29, 2016 ‘qualified Kazakhstani applicants will receive multiple entry visas valid for ten years,’ the U.S. Consulate in Almaty informed on its Facebook account.
“Issuing 10-year business and tourist visas [...]
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed on Dec. 28 Kairat Abdrakhmanov the country’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Timur Suleimenov the new Minister of National Economy, according to a release from the President’s press service.
Abdrakhmanov, who had been serving as Permanent Representative to the United Nations, replaces Erlan Idrissov who is to be transferred [...]
Almaty will host the 28th World Winter Universiade that will take place from January 29 to February 8, 2017. Journalists and media representatives are currently being accredited to cover the Universiade. Accreditation of media will continue till December 29, 2016. For accredited foreign media representatives an easier registration procedure and visa issue is foreseen.
The Ambassador [...]
With Expo-2017 and Winter Universiade approaching, Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan is working on easing visa regulations and increasing effectiveness of migration control and security to create favorable conditions for foreign visitors and to attract investors, said minister Erlan Idrissov.
“Procedures for issuing single entry business visas and single entry and double entry tourist visas for [...]
Kazakhstan is ready to accept all parties involved in Syria talks in Astana and will create all the necessary conditions for this purpose. President Nursultan Nazarbayev stated so in the meeting with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti informed.
“Kazakhstan is ready to receive all parties to hold negotiations in Astana. Yesterday [...]
Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed the Law “On ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency on establishment of the IAEA Low-Enriched Uranium Bank in Kazakhstan”, Kazinform refers to the press service of Akorda. The text of the Law will be published in printed [...]