News

2015-11-09 Nazarbayev Visits France, Improves Business Ties, Addresses 38th UNESCO Conference
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev paid an official visit to France Nov. 5-6 to meet French President François Hollande and hold talks with representatives of French business and political circles, as well as participate in the 38th session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) General Conference.
2015-11-09 Nazarbayev, Business Leaders Visit UK, Ink $5 Billion in Agreements
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s visit to London on Nov. 3-4, resulted in agreements worth more than $5 billion across fields such as energy, pharmaceuticals, aviation and financial consulting. During the visit, the President met with Her Majesty the Queen, Prime Minister David Cameron and business leaders.
2015-10-24 Khorgos Opens Up New Opportunity for Eurasia
On Oct.19, the heads of the diplomatic corps, accredited in Kazakhstan, visited the facilities of SEZ “Khorgos - Eastern Gate", Altynkol station and the Kazakh-Chinese International Center for Cross-Border Cooperation.
2015-10-19 CIS Leaders’ Meeting in Burabai Addresses Security Challenges
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev chaired a meeting of the Heads of State Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Burabai, Kazakhstan, on Oct. 16, which focused intensively on security challenges such as terrorism.
2015-10-06 Nazarbayev Calls for Common Mechanisms to Fight Extremism, Rejection of Illegal Military Actions by States at Leaders’ CVE Summit
NEW YORK – President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan joined the summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama on Sept. 29 to discuss with other world leaders the ongoing fight against the terror group ISIS and the global spread of violent extremism.
2015-10-01 President Nazarbayev’s Statement at the UN General Assembly
Stressing that there is no alternative to the United Nations as a universal organization, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan looked ahead 30 years to its 100th birthday in 2045 to propose far-reaching reforms, from creating a supranational currency to moving its Headquarters from New York to Asia.
2015-09-30 In Multilateral Meetings in New York, Kazakh FM Promotes Regional Approach to Regional Challenges
NEW YORK – In numerous multilateral meetings that Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov attended in New York as part of the 70th United Nations General Assembly he sought to promote regional approach to regional security and other challenges.
2015-09-30 At UN, Nazarbayev Proposes Developing Global Strategic Initiative to Be Implemented by 2045
NEW YORK – President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the General Debate of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UN GA) in New York Sept. 28 where he outlined Kazakhstan’s position on the most pressing international issues and voiced proposed solutions.
2015-09-16 70th Anniversary of the UN and Kazakhstan’s Bid for UN Security Council: Time for Younger Nations to Have Louder Voice
On Sept. 15, the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly kicks off in New York. A record number of heads of state are expected to attend the gathering, mainly in its second week, including President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
2015-09-11 Factsheet on the celebrations of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate
Background to the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate. Why is Kazakhstan celebrating the anniversary? Celebration throughout the year. Major events taking place to celebrate the anniversary in September and October. Kazakhstan Today.
2015-09-10 Kazakhstan celebrates the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate
During September and October, Kazakhstan will celebrate the 550th anniversary of the formation of the Kazakh Khanate. The Khanate, which has existed from 1465 into the early 18th century, is considered to have played an important role in the emergence of a Kazakh nation. The foundation date is known from the study known as Tarikh-i-Rashidi authored by a 16th century Central Asian historian Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat.
2015-08-27 The ATOM Project Online Petition Surpasses 200,000 Signatures
The online petition of The ATOM Project, a global initiative to permanently end nuclear weapons testing and eliminate nuclear arsenals, has just surpassed 200,000 signatures one week ahead of the Aug. 29 United Nations International Day Against Nuclear Testing.
2015-08-14 Kazakhstan’s efforts to promote nuclear security and non-proliferation
On independence, Kazakhstan voluntarily renounced the world’s fourth biggest nuclear arsenal, which it inherited from the Soviet Union. Since then Kazakhstan has been a vocal supporter of nuclear arms control.
2015-08-14 Agreement on establishing international low-enriched uranium bank in Kazakhstan to be signed in Astana
On 27 August, 2015, the government of Kazakhstan will sign an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on establishing an international low-enriched uranium (LEU) bank in the country in 2017. The ceremony will take place in Astana and will be attended by delegates from countries that have supported the project, including the five permanent members of UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, UK, US), EU, Norway, Kuwait, the UAE.
2015-07-23 Kazakhstan Ranks 50th in Global Competitiveness Rating
Kazakhstan was ranked 50 out of 144 countries in the 2014–2015 Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum, putting it ahead of all BRICS countries except China, a number of European countries, including Belgium and France, and Asian economies like South Korea. It was also in 50th place last year and had risen from 72nd place in 2011–2012.
2015-06-13 Fifth Congress of Religious Leaders Closes With Calls for Ending Distrust and Sanctions
The fifth Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana completed its work on June 11 with the adoption of a final declaration based on peace initiatives proposed by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in his opening address to the congress.
2015-06-09 Fifth Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions on 10-11 June 2015
The main theme is “Dialogue of Religious Leaders and Politicians in the Name of Peace and Development”.
2015-06-08 Growing International Religious Tensions Reinforce Need for Astana Religious Congress
We live, for good or bad, in an age of instant judgement. But whether an initiative has been necessary or successful often requires a significant amount of time to assess in our complex, changing world. Time allows considered judgement to be made on whether it still fits current needs and whether that need has grown.
2015-05-30 International Contest: Kazakhstan in the Eyes of Foreign Media
The Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan announces international competitions find the best articles on Kazakhstan.
2015-05-28 Kazakhstan Unveils 100 Concrete Steps to Implement Institutional Reforms
Kazakhstan is embarking on some of the most ambitious reforms in its independent history as President Nursultan Nazarbayev moves to implement his election campaign platform of five institutional reforms.