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  • The world is moving towards alternative energy - Saltanat Rakhimbekova 30 April 2019 It is important that Kazakhstan proposed the Green Bridge Program, Saltanat Rakhimbekova, Chairwoman, Coalition for green economy and G-Global development, said in a brief interview to the Strategy2050.kz News Agency. Read for more information on the countries Kazakhstan sets as exemplary while switching to a green economy, environmental initiatives it supports and the way the country develops alternative energy.
  • How will extraordinary election of Kazakh President be held? 30 April 2019 Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called a snap presidential election on the 9 April 2019 TV address to the people of Kazakhstan. The election is due on 9 June 2019, and, according to the Kazakh President, considered to ensure the “continuity, predictability and stability” of the policy set by First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Read more about the election process in the country.
  • Principle of “Unity in Diversity” means that all the 130 ethnic groups form today’s independent Kazakhstan 30 April 2019
  • Hungary, Kazakhstan discuss business, investment cooperation in Nur-Sultan 29 April 2019 Nur-Sultan has hosted the Kazakh-Hungarian Business Investment Forum as part of the visit of Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister – Finance Minister of Hungary, Mihaly Varga, featuring the attendance of Kazakh National Economy Minister, Ruslan Dalenov, and Kazakh Vice Foreign Minister Yermek Kosherbayev. The event has brought together over 150 business representatives of the two countries, including 100 Hungarian businessmen. The Forum saw Kazakhstan’s investment and capacities and export potential, the joint cooperation’s benefits and prospects to promote the trade and economic relations between the two countries. For more, read the article below.
  • External barriers to export are in focus of Kazakhstan diplomacy 26 April 2019 The authority entrusted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the export promotion sector implies the active involvement of the diplomatic service in resolving issues on increasing of the stable supply of domestic processed products to foreign markets.
  • Tokayev instructed to prepare Semey development program until 2050 26 April 2019 Visiting East Kazakhstan region, the Kazakh President was informed on the Rukhani Zhangyru program’s implementation. According to him, the ongoing projects should largely contribute to the enhanced national self-consciousness, Akorda’s reported.
  • Asia has become a region of the XXI century 26 April 2019
  • 50 sessions are planned within the AEF 2019 26 April 2019 On May 16-17 the Astana Economic Forum will take place in the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan city. Global leaders and keynote international experts will gather on the common dialogue platform to discuss major current challenges to the global economy and develop recommendations on how to overcome them in Kazakhstan. Read more in the piece of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative is a new globalization model - Nazarbayev 26 April 2019 First Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was among the attendees of the opening of the 2nd International Cooperation Forum “One Belt, One Road”, the press service of the first Kazakh President informed.
  • Turkic-speaking countries vow to upgrade education through establishing accreditation center 25 April 2019 Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University and the Turkic Council Secretariat with support from the Ministry of Information and Public Development of Kazakhstan and Turkestan region’s Governor’s Office hosted the Union of Turkic Universities’ 4th General Assembly session, rallying rectors, diplomats, representatives of international organizations, experts, scholars, young students, cultural and public representatives from over 15 countries – Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Hungary. 19 universities from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey sit on the Union of Turkic Universities, founded in 2013 under the Turkic Council. Read more on the Strategy2050.kz website.
  • Tokayev instructed to improve teacher’s status 25 April 2019 President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, received Minister of Education and Science, Kulyash Shamshidinova, the press service of Akorda reported.
  • Iran provides Kazakhstan access to the Persian Gulf’s markets 25 April 2019 The five-year Kazakhstan-Iran cooperation program featured political consultations aimed at debating enhanced bilateral cooperation, collaboration within international organizations, as well as at exchanging views on regional and global security. The two countries actively collaborate in multiple areas focusing on preserving the long-standing friendly relations. To know more about the current state of Kazakh-Iranian cooperation, read the article below.
  • Kazakhstan and Hungary share same values – Tokayev 24 April 2019 Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the Akorda press service informed.
  • IV Eurasian International Book Fair: paradise for bookworms 24 April 2019 “Eurasian Book Fair - 2019” is the country's largest book forum that unites publishing and book-selling organizations, cultural and educational centers of the CIS, Europe and Asia to develop and strengthen business and humanitarian cooperation. Read more about this fair in the review material of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev met with CEO of ALSTOM 24 April 2019 Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with CEO of ALSTOM, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, the press service of the First President of Kazakhstan – Yelbasy informed.
  • Nazarbayev proposes to nominee Tokayev as candidate for President from Nur Otan Party 23 April 2019 The 19th extraordinary convention of Nur Otan Party highlighted the nomination from the Party in the upcoming presidential elections. The convention gathered deputies of all levels, the Political Council’s members, Party veterans, representatives of the regional branches, grass-roots Party organizations and activists of the Zhas Otan branch. For more, read the below article brought by NA Strategy2050.kz.
  • S Korea to assist in creation of Rehabilitation Department at Kazakh university 23 April 2019 Kazakhstan will establish a Department of Rehabilitation on the basis of Asfendiyarov KazNMU. This became known during a bilateral meeting of Kazakh Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov with Korean Minister of Health and Welfare Mr. Park Neung-hu within the official visit of the President of Korea to Kazakhstan. Read more about this meeting and signed documents as a result in the material of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev met Chinese Ambassador 22 April 2019 Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Kazakhstan Zhang Xiao.
  • Revised cooperation: what the Presidents of Kazakhstan and Korea agreed 22 April 2019 President of Korea Moon Jae-in arrived in Nur Sultan on a state visit. During the talks, President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, discussed with the South Korean leader the current state and prospects of bilateral relations, as well as the current regional and international agenda, Akorda’s press service informed.
  • How to attract investment? Kazakhstan reinforces measures 22 April 2019 An integrated eco-system to bring investments while concentrating on investors from all over the globe is among the core instructions given by first Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. In doing so, the country seeks ways to ensure all favorable conditions are created for investors. Liberated visa and migration regimes, creation of the AIFC based on English law, the Coordinating Council, can these moves help Kazakhstan face other issues? Read in the piece of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Kazakhstan, UK strive to boost cooperation in multiple areas 19 April 2019 During his visit to Kazakhstan, Sir Alan Duncan, the Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, met with the Kazakh Prime Minister, the Kazakh Senate Speaker, Kazakh Foreign Minister. Enhanced bilateral trade, economic and investment cooperation came under discussion, with both sides willing to step up the ties in various areas. This week also marked the translation of the anthologies of Kazakh literature works carried out with Rukhani Zhangyru Programme in a bid to bring Kazakh literature closer to the world. Read more in the review material of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Tokayev to hold talks with President of Korea and PM of Hungary 19 April 2019 The press service of Akorda has published an announcement of upcoming events with the participation of the Head of State.
  • Police need to be more open – Tokayev 18 April 2019 Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev partook in an expanded meeting of the board of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Akorda press service informs.
  • Kazakhstan ready to realize transit and transport potential in the interests of interconnected Eurasia 17 April 2019 Enhanced transport and logistics cooperation and strengthened connectivity in its broadest sense were the central focuses of the high-level Romanian EU presidency-sponsored Conference on Central Asia entitled “Interconnectedness for sustainable development” on 15-16 April in Bucharest. The Kazakh diplomat briefed in detail the EU leaders, ministers of foreign affairs and transport of Europe and Central Asia on the development of the country’s [Kazakhstan] transport and logistics infrastructure while pairing Nurly Zhol program and Belt and Road initiative, the Foreign Ministry press release reads.
  • Government: Kazakhstan to boost non-primary commodities and services’ exports by 31.8% 16 April 2019 Exports of non-primary goods and services stood at US$23bn., 4.1% up, in 2018 with non-primary exports equaling US$15.7 billion, 0.9% up. Meanwhile exports of services rendered stood at US$7.3 billion in 2018, 12.3% up. Read the article below for more figures in exports of Kazakh non-primary goods and services.
  • Young people’s potential is immense, especially among children – expert’s view 15 April 2019 First of all, patriotism is the desire to support the prosperity of your country participating in its activity. The proper formation of moral and spiritual values begins from a young age. Kazakhstan has such an organization for this - “Zhas Ulan”, which brings up the country’s younger generation based on high values, principles of tolerance, democracy and culture of mutual understanding. Leader of the Republican United Children and Youth Organization Dinara Sadvakassova shared about the activity of “Zhas Ulan”, its projects and plans for the future in the interview with the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Kazakh Foreign Ministry actively promotes Kazakh culture abroad 15 April 2019 Over 250 thematic events, including up to 130 meetings, 34 roundtables, 28 book and photo exhibitions, Kazakh history and culture film screenings took place in foreign countries in 2018 alone, with 150 articles appeared on foreign media outlets, the Ministry’s press release reads the figures.
  • Kazakhstan, Germany step up trade and economic cooperation 15 April 2019 The Kazakhstan-Germany intergovernmental working group opened the 12th session in Berlin with trade and economic cooperation issues at stake, marking the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s first ever participation as the main holder. The Ministry has been seeing to attracting foreign investments and promoting Kazakh exports abroad. Yermek Kosherbayev, the Deputy Foreign Minister – Co-Chairman of the Kazakh part of the intergovernmental working group, spearheaded the Kazakh delegation, meanwhile the German delegation was led by Ekhart Franz, the Deputy Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Co-Chairman of the German part of the working group.
  • Tokayev: Investment - basis of economic growth and regional welfare 12 April 2019 President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, met with the public in the framework of his working visit to Mangistau region. It was attended by the deputies of the regional maslikhat, members of the council of veterans, representatives of the non-governmental sector and the business community, as well as the scientific and creative intelligentsia, young people, the press service of Akorda informed.
  • President of Kazakhstan visited business service center and city outpatient hospital in Aktau 11 April 2019 During a working visit to Mangistau region Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited a number of facilities in Aktau, the press service of Akorda reported.
  • Development Bank of Kazakhstan’s loan portfolio more than doubled in 5 years 11 April 2019 Kazakhstan’s Development Bank, which is a subsidiary of “Baiterek” National Managing Holding, saw an 8.7% increase in its loan portfolio and stood at KZT1.7tln in 2018, with projects in manufacturing representing 77%. Between 2014 and 2018, the Bank’s loan portfolio rose 2-fold.
  • 25th anniversary of Eurasian integration: from idea to reality 11 April 2019 25 years ago First President of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev voiced an idea to create the Eurasian union; the idea that could rationalize relations between the post-Soviet countries on a mutually beneficial basis. As a result, 20 years later, the idea of the Eurasian integration of Yelbasy laid the foundation for the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union. Today, the practical activity of the EAEU confirms the relevance of this idea and its significance in the modern world. How this idea was realized, read in the review of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Head of State met with rector of Moscow State University 11 April 2019 President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichy and Chairman of the Russian Public Council for International Cooperation and Public Diplomacy Sergey Ordzhonikidze, the press service of Akorda informed.
  • Early election of President of Kazakhstan is required for the legitimacy of authority – Nazarbayev 10 April 2019 Nur Otan party Chairman Nursultan Nazarbayev met heads of structural subdivisions of the Party’s central office, the Akorda press service informed.
  • Kazakhstan to hold early presidential elections on 9 June 09 April 2019 Early presidential elections on 9 June 2019 will take place in Kazakhstan, it was known during President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s televised speech to the people of Kazakhstan.
  • Kazakhstan participated in World Economic Forum in Jordan 09 April 2019 The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa took place in Jordan on 6-7 April 2019. This was the 10th meeting in Jordan and 17th meeting in the region. Having convened more than a thousand government, business and civil society leaders from over 50 countries, the meeting was themed “Building New Platforms of Cooperation”.
  • Tokayev to address the Kazakh nation 09 April 2019 Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will address the people of Kazakhstan on the republican TV channels, the press service of Akorda informed.
  • Almost all employers want the Bolashakers to work for them – expert 08 April 2019 In Kazakhstan, 2019 has been declared as the Year of Youth, and in this connection, the country is going to implement 101 projects and conduct 600 events. The Bolashak Association is rightfully one of the largest network of youth associations in the country, successfully operating at the republican and international levels. Read more about the work of the Association and how it will assist in realization of the Year of Youth Roadmap in the exclusive interview with Executive Director of the Bolashak Association Laura Demessinova.
  • Kazakh President met OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Miroslav Lajčák 08 April 2019 President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Miroslav Lajčák, the Akorda press service informed.
  • The Netherlands brings investments and new technologies to Kazakhstan 08 April 2019 Creation of unique conditions for potential investors free of bureaucracy and cumbersome procedures remains one of the areas of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s activities in efforts to implement the government policy to attract investments, the Foreign Ministry informed.
  • Tokayev and Rogozin discussed cooperation in space activities 05 April 2019 Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has met Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, the Akorda press service informed.
  • Sustainable development: how Kazakhstan contributes to achieving 17 SDGs 04 April 2019 Established to resolve the most pressing issues in innovation, finance, technology, and other spheres, the Astana International Financial Center increasingly turns out to be popular for meetings and forums. One of the events held to discuss projects of doctoral students from Kazakhstan studying in the UK was devoted to the sustainable development goals. Read more about this event in the piece of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev gave instructions on preparations for APK’s 25th anniversary 04 April 2019 Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev has received head of the Secretariat, Deputy Chairman of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan Zhanseit Tuimebayev.
  • What did Presidents of Kazakhstan and Russia discuss in Moscow? 04 April 2019 Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the framework of his first official visit to Russia.
  • We have to work to benefit Kazakhstan – Nazarbayev 03 April 2019 First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with the heads of structural units of the Office of the First President. The meeting was held in the capital at Nazarbayev center.
  • President gave several instructions to Sultanov on further development of the capital 02 April 2019 President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held meetings with Mayor of Nur-Sultan Bakhyt Sultanov, ombudsman for the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Shakirov and Minister of Agriculture Saparkhan Omarov, the press service of Akorda informed.
  • Veterinary and phytosanitary policy: what Kazakhstan pursues 02 April 2019 Veterinary and phytosanitary security is of strategic priority in the country. Some positive trends are seen in this regard in Kazakhstan as a result of the measures taken by the country, making it possible to expand its export potential. Read more in the article below.
  • Taxonomy of green projects to appear in Kazakhstan 01 April 2019 The Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) hosted a seminar for the purpose of developing a taxonomy of green projects for Kazakhstan. According to Dr Ma Jun, an ecosystem made up of a green taxonomy, information disclosure, financial products and incentives is must for an efficient green finance market, including green banking and green bonds.
  • Amendments made as Kazakh First Deputy PM Smailov took part in EECC meeting 01 April 2019 Kazakh First Deputy Prime Minister – Finance Minister Alikhan Smailov partook in a follow-up meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission Council (EECC) in Moscow, putting forward for consideration 36 approved and 10 additional issues at stake. As they met, a draft agenda for a Eurasian Inter-Parliamentary Council meeting scheduled for April was endorsed.
  • Background of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will contribute to successful problem solving - Medvedev 01 April 2019 Kassym-Jomart Tokayev continues to receive congratulatory telegrams and letters on the occasion of accession to presidency, the press service of Akorda informed.
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