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CIS Prime Ministers Meet in Burabai, Sign Economic, Transport, Cultural Agreements for Coming Years — Vietnam Becomes First Country to Sign Free Trade Agreement with EAEU

ASTANA – The Burabai resort area 200 kilometres north of Astana hosted the meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Council of Heads of Government as well as the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council on May 29, resulting in the signing of a number of documents. These included a joint...

Conference Remembers Victims of 20th Century Oppression, Starvation in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – A conference in memory of the victims of 20th century repression and starvation in Kazakhstan was held on May 31, Kazakhstan’s Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression and Hunger, in the capital’s Palace of Independence. “The purpose of such a conference is to understand the...

CIS Prime Ministers Meet in Burabai, Sign Economic, Transport, Cultural Agreements for Coming Years — Vietnam Becomes First Country to Sign Free Trade Agreement with EAEU

ASTANA – The Burabai resort area 200 kilometres north of Astana hosted the meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Council of Heads of Government as well as the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council on May 29, resulting in the signing of a number of documents. These included a joint...

Astana Akimat Issues Swimming Safety Guidelines as Beach Season Opens

ASTANA – The Akimat (city administration) of Astana has issued a list of safety guidelines to coincide with the official June 1 launch of swimming season, reminding local swimmers that 14–25 people die in the water each year. Most accidents are due to swimming or boating while intoxicated and...

FIC to Be Held June 4-5 as Country Ponders Expanding Visa-Free Regime to 35 More Countries

ASTANA – On June 4-5, Astana will host the 28th plenary meeting of the Foreign Investors Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (FIC) devoted to the development of agribusiness in Kazakhstan. The event is expected to involve the heads of companies and organisations, such as the...

Kazakh Artists Create Display Space on Sidelines of Venice Biennale

ASTANA – To counter what some believe to be an underrepresentation of Kazakh art internationally, the International Art Development Association (IADA) created an “Invisible Pavilion” entitled “Protagonists” on the sidelines of the May 1-10 Venice Biennale, where Kazakh and Central Asian artists were able to exhibit their work and...

Cooperation of Islamic Nations Key for Peace and Regional Prosperity

At a time of great tension in the Middle East, the international community is facing an extraordinary test of our values and collective resolve. Whether in Syria, in countering extremism, or making much needed progress in the Middle East peace process, the region is fraught with challenges. In our globalised world, the problems of one…

Astana Arlans Oust Russian Boxing Team to Advance to WSB Finals

ASTANA – The Astana Arlans beat the Russian Boxing Team 5:0 and 4:1 (9:1 on aggregate) in two encounters at the Daulet National Tennis Centre in Astana on May 23–24 in the semi-final of the fifth World Series of Boxing (WSB) season to advance to their third WSB final,...

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