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Kazakhstan’s Official Development Assistance to Focus on Central Asia, Afghanistan, Says FM

ASTANA – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov reported on the draft law “On Official Development Assistance” at the plenary session of the Mazhilis (lower chamber of Parliament) on Oct. 29. The draft law is intended to regulate Kazakhstan’s official development assistance. The draft law is designed...

Int’l Library Opens at Kazakh Humanities Law University

ASTANA – An international library, a concept sparked by a former cellmate of Nelson Mandela, was opened Oct. 21 at the Kazakh Humanities and Law University (KAZGUU). Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov, heads of diplomatic missions and representatives of international organisations participated in the official opening ceremony....

New Park Zone Planned for Astana’s Left Bank

A new park zone is planned for Astana between Zhaukazyn and Makatayev streets on the left bank of the Yessil River. The tender for park construction was announced by the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on Oct. 2. According to the official site of the Astana...

Government Announces Plans to Boost Light Industry Sector

ASTANA – The Kazakh government has developed a plan to increase the competitiveness of the country’s light industry while enhancing its social efficiency from 2015 to 2019, announced Amaniyaz Yerzhanov, chairman of the government’s Committee for Industrial Safety and Industrial Development at a briefing in the Central Communications Service...

American Documentary Producers Tour Kazakhstan with Film Showcase

ASTANA – American filmmakers Andrea Meditch and Lisa Olken are travelling through Kazakhstan as part of the American Film Showcase programme, participating in the red carpet premiere of five award-winning American documentaries in Astana, conducting classes with film students and answering questions at screenings of their films across the...

Transcontinental Connectivity as the Best Way to Make Benefit for All

A multi-vector foreign policy has always been a priority for Kazakhstan. Since independence, the government has signed a multitude of treaties establishing partnerships and working relations with neighbours far and wide. Organisations such as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), the EurAsian Economic Community (EEC), Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO),…

Debate Continues over Benefits of Hosting 2022 Winter Olympics

ASTANA – The question of whether or not hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics would be good for Kazakhstan has been much debated in social media as the July 31, 2015 deadline for the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the host city approaches. The question is particularly...

Astana 2017 Company, Chinese Chamber of Tourism Sign Agreement During Tourism Economy Forum

The third Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) took place in Macau on Oct. 27 and 28. Kazakhstan’s delegation, headed by First Deputy Foreign Minister Rapil Zhoshybayev, reported on the upcoming EXPO 2017 and Kazakhstan’s tourism potential. A special session devoted to tourism in Kazakhstan, as well as information on...