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Nazarbayev Receives Global Islamic Finance Award

DUBAI – President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s efforts to promote Islamic finance and banking were rewarded Oct. 28 when he received the Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA) at the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in Dubai. “Since 2009, Kazakhstan has been the leader in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)...

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....

Conference in Washington Stressed Importance of Integration in Central Asia

WASHINGTON – The challenges and opportunities of regional integration in Central Asia were recently brought back to light at an international conference, which gathered U.S. government officials, Central Asian scholars and American experts on the region, as well as representatives of Washington’s diplomatic corps and media. The forum, “Prospects...

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...

Jewish Children’s Band from Kazakhstan Performs in New England

BOSTON – Prahim, a youth dance and vocal group comprised of talented Jewish teenagers from Kazakhstan, has been performing in New England as part of a delegation representing Kazakhstan’s Jewish community. After arriving on Oct. 23, the group performed several concerts for Boston’s Jewish community, including on the stage...

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...