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Kazakh, Swiss Presidents Discuss Relations and Ukraine

ASTANA – President of the Swiss Confederation and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Didier Burkhalter visited Astana Nov. 20-21 to discuss with Kazakh officials political and economic cooperation with Kazakhstan and the OSCE’s response to the Ukrainian crisis. Burkhalter met with President of...

Diplomatic Dispatch

Kazakhstan-Centric Mobile Messenger Service Unveiled in Astana

ASTANA – A mobile messenger service unique to Kazakhstan Aitys (iTys) was presented by the Foundation for Development of the State Language at a Nov. 19 briefing at the Central Communications Service (CCS). “iTys is available in three languages: Kazakh, Russian and English. iTys is a new name in...

Kazakh, Swiss Presidents Discuss Relations and Ukraine

ASTANA – President of the Swiss Confederation and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Didier Burkhalter visited Astana Nov. 20-21 to discuss with Kazakh officials political and economic cooperation with Kazakhstan and the OSCE’s response to the Ukrainian crisis. Burkhalter met with President of...

New City Sections to Be Built in Style of Different World Capitals

ASTANA – A landmark real estate project whereeach quarter of the city will matchthe style ofa particularworld capital was unveiled Nov. 5 by BI Group Holding. Known as BI City,the new design is expected to emerge around the Khan Shatyr shopping mall, located on the left side of the...

Global Entrepreneurship Week Launches in Almaty

ASTANA – Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) launched on Nov. 18 in Almaty and will run through Nov. 23. The week, begun in 2008, is intended to spark business ideas among young people and is now run in 140 countries. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has sponsored...

President Appoints Toleubek Alpiyev New Director of Astana Opera

ASTANA – President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed well-known and respected Toleubek Alpiyev as new director of The Astana Opera State Theatre of Opera and Ballet on Nov. 14. Alpiyev is a graduate of the Almaty and Moscow conservatories and was a violinist in a number of orchestras in Kazakhstan and...

New Poll Shows Kazakh Citizens Have Positive Outlook on the Country, And Fundamentals Explain Why

So much of Kazakhstan is changing and modernising at an incredible pace: the country has entered into the ranks of the 50 most-competitive states, Astana has grown from a small town to a reputable capital hosting grand events and the people in general are becoming used to living in a market economy. The general attitude…

AIBA Congress Discusses Important Changes for Upcoming Year in S. Korea

At the recent Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur (Amateur International Boxing Association, AIBA) Congress in Cheju, South Korea, important changes were made, questions were asked and members caught up with one another. The congress was held from Nov. 13 to 14, Kazakhstan web portal www.sports.kz reported. The meeting saw...

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...