Agricultural Investment Forum of Kazakhstan

We are pleased to announce that KazAgro National Management Holding with Adam Smith Conference are organizing the Agricultural Investment Forum of Kazakhstan in Astana on June 17-18, 2014. This unique event will be supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan and will showcase opportunities to invest in the agricultural sector of Kazakhstan, which are being created through the implementation of the Agribusiness 2020 national program.

Assistant Secretary Biswal Completes Highly Successful visit to Kazakhstan

On April 2, U.S. Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal completed her highly successful, three-day visit to Astana and Almaty. During her first official visit in her new capacity to Kazakhstan, she met with Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov, the then Head of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan, now new Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Assistant to the President Yerzhan Kazykhanov, Prosecutor General Аskhat Dauylbayev, Minister of Environment and Water Resources Nurlan Kapparov and Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev.

Meeting of President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan with President of the United States Barack Obama

During the meeting on March 25, the two leaders discussed further strengthening and development of bilateral relations in the sphere of trade and economy.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted that the USA was one of the largest investors of our country’s economy.

Joint Statement by President Obama and President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan on Cooperation in the Sphere of Nonproliferation and Strengthening Nuclear Security

The Republic of Kazakhstan and the United States of America have confirmed a shared commitment to nonproliferation and strengthening nuclear security.

Video of PNND Conference 2014 in Washington, DC

In late February, members of the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) met in Washington, DC to discuss the abolition of nuclear weapons along with the ATOM Project.

Bernard Hopkins-Beibut Shumenov 'done' for D.C. on April 19

A deal is "done" for IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins to meet WBA counterpartBeibut Shumenov in a Showtime-televised unification bout on April 19 at The D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has informed RingTV.com.
"I'm very excited for this fight. It's a world championship unification bout," said Schaefer, who called Hopkins on his 49th birthday on Jan. 15 and informed the boxer that a deal to match him and Shumenov had been reached, in principle.

Senator Markey and Parliamentarians Initiate Nuclear Non-Proliferation Budget Reduction

On Thursday the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), in cooperation with the Embassy of Kazakhstan, held an event to promote peace and create nuclear weapons-free world. U.S. Senator Ed Markey, a PNND co-president, said that the United States spends millions on unnecessary nuclear weapons "as if the Cold War still in full swing.” Senator Markey announced introduction of a bill in the Senate to reduce the US Nuclear weapons and maintenance budget by $100 billion in the next 10 years.

Foreign Policy Concept

Foreign Policy Concept for 2014 – 2020 Republic of Kazakhstan

The Foreign Policy Concept of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the Concept) has been developed based on the directions, set forth in the Strategy Kazakhstan-2050 Address to the people of Kazakhstan by President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – Strategy 2050). This strategy represents a system of fundamental views on the principles, approaches, aims, priorities and tasks of foreign policy for the Republic of Kazakhstan.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev's 2014 the State of the Nation Address
“Kazakhstan Way – 2050:
One goal, One Interest and One Future”
Introduction
  • Kazakhstan has achieved tremendous progress over the past 22 years. Today, Kazakhstan's people look into the future with great confidence.
  • To ensure future growth prospects, we announced a long-term strategy called “Kazakhstan 2050”. Its main goal is Kazakhstan's entrance into the club of 30 most developed nations in the world. Only strong, forward-thinking nations can develop and implement long-term strategies for long-term economic growth.
Bilateral Convention Affirms Growing Important Strategic Partnership

The first-ever Kazakh-American Convention took place in Washington D.C. on December 11. The day was a celebration of the strategic partnership and relations between the two nations. The event, which was sponsored by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in partnership with the Turkic American Alliance, Kazakh American Friendship Council and Newsdesk Media, featured about 30 Members of the U.S. Congress, U.S. Administration Officials and Members of the Kazakh Parliament.

Kazakh-U.S. Convention

Kazakhstan and the United States. These include keynote addresses by top government officials and parliamentarians, an in-depth and interactive forum featuring presentations by top officials and experts, and networking sessions joined by distinguished guests.

The convention is organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan, Turkic American Alliance, Council of Turkic American Associations, Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians, which is the largest national Turkic organization in the Unites States, representing over 200 community associations, cultural centers, business associations, and educational institutions. It also functions as a powerful advocate for dialogue not only between the Turkic American community and the American public in general, but also the Turkic countries and the United States.

Kazakhstan, Belize establish diplomatic relations

Washington, D.C., November 7 – The Republic of Kazakhstan and Belize established diplomatic relations on November 7, 2013.
The signing ceremony of a Joint communiqué on the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Belize took place at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Washington, D.C. The communiqué was signed by Ambassador of Kazakhstan Kairat Umarov and Ambassador of Belize Nestor Mendez.

An American Firm Wins EXPO 2017 design idea for the Expo 2017 Exhibition Site

An American architecture firm will design the EXPO2017 Astana Exhibition Hall in Kazakhstan. The Chicago-based Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture Company will design the 173.4 hectare Expo grounds that will include housing projects, socio-cultural, education and health-care facilities, shopping centers, parks and boulevards.

Learning From Literature: Author Explores and Explains Kazakhstan through Its Prose and Poetry

“There are similarities between the United States and Kazakhstan,” states Dr. Rafis Abazov, the editor of “The Stories of the Great Steppe: An Anthology of Modern Kazakh Literature”, in a talk presenting his book to an American audience at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on October 8, 2013.

The world premiere of the theater "Astana Opera"

The world premiere of the theater "Astana Opera" - the main event of the new season, not only in Kazakhstan but also in the world of opera culture. During 4 days the world stars will perform on the stage of the main theater of the country. During 4 days the world stars will perform on the stage of the main theater of the country.

President Nazarbayev meets President Obama at G20

President Nazarbayev joined the leaders of G20 countries in St. Petersburg this week with a clear message that it’s up to the G20 to shape a new 21st century global economy that delivers inclusive and sustainable growth. The President offers his perspective on how the G20 should take the lead.

Joint Statement of Second Kazakhstan-United States Strategic Partnership Dialogue

On July 8-10, 2013 Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov paid an official visit to the United States and held meetings with Secretary of

The ATOM Project and Art of Karipbek Kuyukov Presented to American Scholars and Students

The Kazakhstan Embassy in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Institute of Public Service held a panel discussion on September 10 called “Prospects For A Nuclear Weapons Free World & Saying No To Nuclear Testing.”

Almaty Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan

On April 26, Kazakhstan hosted the 3rd Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan. More than 50 delegations led by the foreign ministers of the participating states and others, gathered in Almaty for the Conference. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev inaugurated the event. It was co-chaired by Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov and Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul.

Kazatomprom Establishes U.S. Presence

Kazakhstan’s Atomic Company Opens D.C. Office, Seeks to Grow U.S. Business Ties

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2013 -- Kazatomprom, the national nuclear company of Kazakhstan, has opened a full-time office in the United States. The announcement was made during a full-day nuclear industry conference Kazatomprom held on May 16 at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Sixth Astana Economic Forum and World Anti-Crisis Conference Tackle Global Economic Woes

By Rufiya Ospanova, Astana Times, May 29, 2013

ASTANA – Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev greeted several thousands of world leaders, scholars, economists and leading experts in various fields as he opened the Sixth Astana Economic Forum (AEF) and the World Anti-Crisis Conference (WAC) on May 23 in Astana.

Railroad Crossing Signals Prosperity for Kazakhstan and Neighboring Turkmenistan

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov celebrated the opening of a railroad crossing between their respective cities of Bolashak and Serkhetyaka on May 11. During the opening ceremony, the Presidents emphasized the importance of the railroad in the Mangistau region, which will now become a hub for trade and transit.

Nazarbayev Outlines New Kazakhstan-2050 Strategy, Calls for Regional Integration in Central Asia

In his annual State-of-the-Nation address, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan outlined a new strategy for Kazakhstan’s development through 2050., which is designed to serve as a coherent continuation of the Kazakhstan-2030 Strategy.

Ambassador Umarov Addresses Leading University Forum on Forthcoming WTO Accession

On the evening of February 13, 2013, Kazakhstan’s newly-appointed Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Kairat Umarov, was among the featured speakers at a forum to discuss his country’s forthcoming accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Organized by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI) and hosted by its affiliate university, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the forum’s other honored guests included...

Ambassador Kairat Umarov Presents Credentials to President Barack Obama

On January 14, Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to the United States, Kairat Umarov , presented his credentials to President Barack Obama. During the White House meeting, they emphasized the dynamic relationship between the two countries in a variety of key areas.

Astana Wins Right to Host EXPO 2017

ASTANA – On November 22, Kazakhstan’s capital received the overwhelming majority of votes at the 152nd General Assembly session of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris and was chosen to host EXPO 2017.

“I want to inform you that we have just achieved another big victory for our country. The secret vote showed that the vast majority of 148 countries participating the vote support Kazakhstan’s bid, we have received 103 votes and defeated the bid by Liege,” Nursultan Nazarbayev noted at a special press conference in Paris after the announcement of the results...

Energy Partnership Commission meeting Charts Way for the Future Joint Actions

A meeting of the Kazakh-U.S. Energy Partnership Commission was held in Washington, D.C., on Oct 15-16. It was co-chaired by Kazakhstan's Minister of Oil and Gas Sauat Mynbayev and the U.S.

Foreign Minister Idrissov and Secretary Clinton Discuss Kazakhstan-U.S. Strategic Partnership Issues

Kazakhstan’s newly appointed Foreign Minister, Erlan Idrissov, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a bilateral meeting on Oct 3, 2012 in Washington to discuss the shared priorities of the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and the United States.

Kazakhstan is the top performer in terms of improving its global competitiveness

The World Economic Forum’s 2012-2013 Global Competiveness Report has demonstrated that Kazakhstan has made the most significant leap forward in terms of its global competitiveness among all countries covered by the report.

Team Kazakhstan Takes 12th place in Gold Medals at London Olympics

Kazakhstan came to the London Olympics well prepared. Before their departure to London, Kazakh athletes were received by President of Kazakhstan who said, "Our country has always had great results in sports. Last year alone our athletes won 15 medals at the various world sports events. Moreover, Kazakhstan won 32 gold medals at the Asian Winter Games last year. Your achievements are a powerful testimony to sports and a healthy lifestyle." He highlighted how athletes can promote Kazakhstan internationally. He said the Kazakh flag would be raised and its national anthem played every time a Kazakh athlete wins a medal.

The chairman of Kazakhstan’s Sports Agency Talgat Yermegiyaev said...

Exhibition of "Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan"

August 11–November 12, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
“Nomads and Networks” is the first U.S. exhibition to present a comprehensive overview of the ancient nomadic culture of Kazakhstan...

Amateur Golfers, Professional Diplomats

Golfers around the world are watching as the world's best try to tear each other apart, one hole at a time, at Royal Lytham. As the third major of the season plays out, the British will politely remind us that they don't have to qualify their tournament: it's simply The Open, because, obviously, no...

Action Film Festival Draws Celebrities to Astana

The holiday of bright and modern cinema has marked the beginning of the celebration of Astana’s birthday coming on July 6. The III International Action Film Festival, held in Astana annually, runs from July 1 to 3 this year. During the three days, citizens and guests of Astana plunged into the atmosphere of a bright festival, enjoyed great films with dynamic plots, and had an opportunity to meet favorite movie stars...

CNN's "Eye on Kazakhstan" program

The world media has taken a growing interest in Kazakhstan. The nation has played a leadership role in nuclear non-proliferation. It has also been in the news lately as a key supporter of the Northern Distribution Network to Afghanistan and as the provider of educational opportunities to Afghan students at Kazakh Universities.

Kazakhstan's economy is one of the fastest growing in the world and it offers tempting investment opportunities for foreign corporations...

Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov's Visit Further Strengthens Bilateral Dialogue

Foreign Minister Kazykhanov's Visit Reinforces Strategic Partnership: Annual Bilateral Consultations Become Strategic Partnership Commission
Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov paid his first official visit to the United States between Jan. 30 and Feb. 1. The Minister held talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to enhance the strategic partnership between the two countries.

President Nazarbayev Visits the United States April 12-13, 2010 for the Nuclear Security Summit

WASHINGTON, DC (April 11, 2010) - President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan is in the United States April 12-13, 2010, to participate in the Nuclear Security Summit hosted by President Obama. The purpose of the summit is to increase international cooperation in the realm of nuclear security and to involve nations in developing measures to secure nuclear materials and prevent nuclear terrorism across the world. Leaders from 47 nations are attending the summit.

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Politics

Kazakh Embassy YouTube page, Mar 28 2014: Kazakhstan’s greatest asset is its people. Ambassador Umarov offers his view of how Kazakhstan...
Astana Times, Apr 14 2014: Heiner Bielefeldt, United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion and Belief, held a...
TengriNews, Apr 4 2014: The new Prime Minister Karim Massimov presided over the first meeting of the new government on...
ABC News, Mar 24 2014: Kazakhstan has received a new Prime Minister as Serik Akhmetov stepped down. Former Head of the...
Trend.az, Mar 27 2014: On April 24th-25th, 12th Annual Eurasian Media Forum will take place in Astana, where experts, the...
The Jamestown Foundation, Mar 24 2014: Kazakhstan’s multi-vector foreign policy enables it to efficiently respond to the Ukrainian crisis...

Economics

Forum homepage, Apr 21 2014 The Agricultural Investment Forum of Kazakhstan will take place in Astana on June 17-18. The forum...
TengriNews, Apr 14 2014: An new factory will specialize in ammunition for pistols, submachine guns and rifles and bring 150...
The FINANCIAL, Apr 11 2014: The Rompetrol Group NV decided to change its name to KazMunayGas International NV in a move to draw...
TengriNews, Apr 12 2014: The Turkic Council – an intergovernmental association of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and...
EY Ease of Doing Business Report, Apr 11 2014: EY has released its 2014 Ease of Doing Business in Kazakhstan report. The guide provides practical...
EaMedia.org: There are two weeks left to register for the XII Eurasia Media Forum in Astana. It provides a...

Tourism

Bernama, Apr 14 2014: Kazakhstan’s traveler and philanthropist, Sapar Iskakov, made a stop in Kuala Lumpur to promote the...
Telegraph UK, Mar 26 2014: This week, Prince Harry and Ms. Cressida Bonas were seen skiing on the slopes of Chimbulak outside...
Today Online, Mar 20 2014: Singapore’s Today Online shares their journey in Kazakhstan visiting the cities of Astana and...

Culture

Design Boom, Apr 17 2014: Austrian design firm Coop himmelb(l)au has developed a concept for Astana’s 2017 expo, entitled ‘...
KazSocial, Apr 10 2014: KazSocial has an exclusive interview with Kazakh model Zhanel Ali, who is living in San Francisco...
FilmFest DC, Apr 14 2014: Award winning Kazakh film “Harmony Lessons” will be screened during FilmFest DC in Washington, DC...

Sports

Eastside Boxing, Apr 5 2014: The current World Series of Boxing champions Astana Arlans have made it to the semifinals of this...
KazInform, Apr 9 2014: MSG Sports wished undefeated WBA middleweight champion boxer from Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin a...
Press Release Next week, Beibut Shumenov will face Bernard Hopkins for his title as Light Heavyweight Champion of...

Education

Embassy of Kazakhstan, Mar 3 2014 Al-Farabi University in Almaty has been selected to become a new hub for the United Nations...
transAtlantic magazine, Nov 2 2013: “We want to make our university a magnet for the Central Eurasian region. It will be the...
Central Asia Online, Oct 28 2013: In a plan to improve public education, Kazakhstan will transition from an 11-year curriculum to 12...

Science

BNews, Mar 13 2014: This week director of the NASA representative Sean Fuller discussed the role of Kazakhstan on space...
i4u news: Indian-American Sunita Williams and her two co-astronauts Flight Engineers Yuri Malenchenko and Aki...
3 News, Nov 1 2012: A species of Kazakhstan wasps has been released into orchards here in an attempt to help control...