Милан 1, 17.10.14

Kazakhstan Joins ASEM, Moves to Boost Multilateral Cooperation in New Format

MILAN – Kazakhstan has officially joined the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), a key forum for dialogue and cooperation between the two continents, and took part in the 10th ASEM Summit on Oct. 16-17 in Milan. President Nursultan Nazarbayev headed the Kazakh delegation at the two-day summit, addressing an audience of...

National News in Brief

Young and talented people from other countries will be encouraged to move into Kazakhstan, Minister of Health and Social Development Tamara Duissenova said. “One of the directions for improving migration policy will be the attraction of talented young people from neighbouring countries, who will be awarded with grants,” Duissenova...

External News in Brief

“The Western Europe-Western China transport corridor plans to add a branch to the countries of the Persian Gulf. The branch will start from the territory of Kazakhstan. The main part on Kazakhstan’s land will be put into operation in 2017,” Deputy Chairman of the Road Committee of the Ministry...

First European Laser Eye Surgery Centre Opens in Astana

ASTANA – The first European Laser Eye Surgery Centre has opened in Astana at the Republican Diagnostic Center (RDC), in collaboration with the Slovakian Oftum Clinic, with the focus on eye diagnostics, surgery and treatment of complicated eye diseases. “In order to receive an eye surgery, Kazakh citizens do...

Business News in Brief

“Within the privatisation programme, three companies of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy were sold for 2.6 billion tenge ,” the Samruk Kazyna National Welfare Fund press service noted on Oct. 16. According to Serikbek Yelshibekov, general director of Samruk Kazyna Contract LLP, seven companies were put to electronic tender. “Electronic...

Almaty Art Exhibit Displays Hopes of Seriously Ill Children

“A Dream,” an art exhibition opened recently in Arman cinema hall in Almaty, displays paintings created by children who are suffering from leukemia and angiostaxis. The children attended workshops organised by Kazakh artist Marat Bekeev and sculptor Eduard Kazaryan in order to learn how to express their feelings on...

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),…

Kazakhstan Paralympians Win Nine Medals So Far at Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s paralympians won one gold, four silver and four bronze medals over two days at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games. On Oct. 20, Anuar Akhmetov of Astana set an Asian Para Games record in the 100 metre backstroke for athletes with visual impairments, with a time...

Major China TV Channel to Air Documentary Series on Kazakh Culture

ASTANA – China’s main broadcaster, China Central TV6, has completed a documentary about Kazakhstan, the China Movie Channel reported. The five twenty-minute episodes will unveil Kazakh cuisine, clothing and folk games. Chinese journalist Nina Wang, who has travelled to more than 40 countries, will tell the story of the...