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Bahraini King Pays First Visit to Astana, Political and Commercial Ties Expand

ASTANA – King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain paid his first official visit to Kazakhstan on April 13-15. Accompanied by a high-level delegation of more than 200 officials and business leaders, the King was welcomed on arrival in Astana by Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of...

Kazakh Youth Optimistic About Economic Future, Less Politically Engaged, Panel Suggests

Washington, DC – Kazakh youth are optimistic about their economic future and less interested in politics, despite their increasingly interconnected world, said speakers at a panel held at George Washington University here on April 21. “Youth in Kazakhstan: Societal Changes, Challenges and Opportunities,” a series of panel discussions held...

Kazakh Senate Leader Expresses Concern About Ukraine During St. Petersburg Forum

ST. PETERSBURG – A delegation of Kazakh parliamentarians recently participated in a series of events held by the inter-parliamentary assemblies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Eurasian Economic Community (EEC) and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in St.  Petersburg, Russia. Chairman of the Kazakh Senate Kassym-Jomart Tokayev...

Astana to Host ADB 47th Annual Meeting, Gathering Seeks to ‘Connect Asia With Changing World’

ASTANA – More than 3,000 international finance ministers, central bank governors, business leaders, investors, journalists and civil society representatives are expected to gather in Astana May 2-5 for the 47th annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The meeting is being held under...

EU Committee Lifts Restrictions on Air Astana Flights to Europe, Flights to Prague and Paris Expected Soon

Restrictions on Air Astana flights to Europe have been lifted, following the European Commission’s early April updating of its list of air carriers banned or subject to restrictions. Since 2009, Air Astana had been restricted from commencing any new European flights. Now, based on the unanimous decision of the...

Pereversev Releases New Online Album

ALMATY – Famous Kazakh pianist, Oleg Pereversev, who is also a member of the musical group Chick Flick and instrumental duet Vivat, recently presented his new online album “Classical Music for All.” It took a year to prepare the new tracks, which represent classical music from different periods, including...

Ethnic Harmony and Multi-Vector Foreign Policy Key to Kazakhstan’s Stability, Development

On April 18, the 21st session of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan chaired by President Nursultan Nazarbayev took place in Astana. The theme of the session was “Strategy “Kazakhstan 2050: the culture of peace, spirituality and harmony.” The session was attended by members of the Assembly, members of the government and the Kazakh…

‘We Try to Seek Win-Win Results,’ Chair of Sports Press Association Says

ASTANA – In autumn 2013, Ilyas Omarov, a diplomat with more than 20 years of experience became a chair of the Sports Press Association of Kazakhstan (SPAK). For nearly nine years he worked as a press secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan. Nesip Zhunusbayev, the former SPAK chair,...

Kazakhstan to Chair CIS Council of Tourism in 2015

ASTANA – Kazakhstan will chair the Council of Tourism in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in 2015, according to the press service of the Committee for Tourism Industry of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan. On March 14, an international economic forum, CIS and New...