Toyota Fortuner plant starts production in Kazakhstan

Toyota has started producing Fortuna offroaders at its Saryarka AvtoProm plant in Kostanay in northern Kazakhstan. President Nursultan Nazabayev and the President of Toyota Motors Takeshi Uchiyamada started the Fortuner production line in Kostanay via a teleconference from the 27th Foreign Investors Council meeting at the Borovoe resort area.

CICA Summit in Shanghai Focuses on CBMs in Asia

The Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) took place on May 21 in Shanghai becoming the largest and the most representative in the history of this security forum. The Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) took place on May 21 in Shanghai becoming the largest and the most representative in the history of this security forum. It brought together representatives of 26 member states, including the host, President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, seven observer states and four international organizations as well as guests of the summit.

In Astana, Top U.S. Diplomat Reaffirms America's ''Enduring'' Commitment to Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met with Kazakhstan’s top leadership on May 8 in Astana to discuss a range of bilateral and regional cooperation issues.

Astana hosts Asia Development Bank's Board of Governors meeting, focusing on New Silk Road

Astana hosted the Asian Development Bank's Board of Governors meeting from May 2-5. Its theme is "The Silk Road—Connecting Asia with the Changing World", the subject that pays attention to enhancing the greater connectivity in Asia in the fast transforming world.

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.

Journalists' Union announces international contest for reporting on Kazakhstan

The Kazakhstan Journalists’ Union in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is holding a contest for international journalists to report on Kazakhstan called "Kazakhstan in the Eyes of Foreign Media".

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.

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.

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”
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.

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.

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

Shalom Life, Aug 13 2014: There is a small but vibrant Jewish community in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan's Jewish population surged...
The Astana Times, Aug 8 2014: President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced a major government restructuring on August 6, while...
TengriNews, Aug 7 2014: President Nursultan Nazarbayev called for new Senate eleections to be held on October 1 of this...
The Astana Times, Aug 4 2014: Ambassadors and representatives of NGOs and the UN attended a conference to mark the first UN World...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kazakhstan, Jul 15 2014: Erlan Idrissov, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister, attended the 5th “Central Asia + Japan” ministerial...
KazInform, Jul 25 2014: OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities Astrid Thors met with Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan...

Economics

USAID: USAID’s Diversification of Monotown Economies (DOME) program is helping Kazakhstan's "monotowns"--...
The National, Aug 2 2014: Don Streu, CEO of Condor Petroleum, an oil producing company active in Kazakhstan, told Abu Dhabi...
Fresh Plaza, Jul 30 2014: It is possible to grow oranges, bananas, coffee, pineapples and other fruits in Kazakhstan even in...
The Astana Times, Jul 29 2014: 15 Kazakh small and medium-sized business owners in the transport and logistics sectors went on a...
Tengri News, Jul 31 2014: Ever since Karim Massimov came back as the Kazakh prime minister in April, Kazakhstan has been...
The Astana Times, Jul 17 2014: Ritz Carlton Almaty hosted a retreat for the permanent representatives to the United Nations from...

Tourism

Tengri News, Aug 10 2014: A family of three snow leopards-- including a female and two cubs-- was caught on surveillance...
Georgia Today, Aug 8 2014: Air Astana achieved a 4-star rating, and awards for the Best Airline Central Asia and India, and...
MarketWatch, Aug 5 2014: Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced that it will open The St. Regis Astana and The Residences at...

Culture

Tengri News, Aug 4 2014: The world famous Shakespeare’s Globe theatre will perform Hamet in English from September 27-28,...
Tengri News: Kazakhstan’s Artur Mashurov entered into the Top 100 of Guitar Idol Music competition, which got...
Fox News Latino, Jul 24 2014: Astana hosted representatives from 125 member states of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and...

Sports

The Washington Post, Jul 30 2014: Zarina Diyas, 20, a tennis player from Kazakhstan, is competing in the Citi Open (Women’s Tennis...
Astana Pro Team, Jul 17 2014: Andrei Grivko, a Ukranian cyclist for Astana, completed stage 12 of the Tour de France race,...
USA Today, Jul 8 2014: The International Olympic Committee announced that Almaty, Beijing, and Oslo made the list of...

Education

Wausau Daily Herald, Jun 10 2014: A Kazakh delegation will travel to Wausau, Wisconsin, in the United States, on June 22 to examine...
Embassy of Kazakhstan Organized by: Central Asia Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington...
Duke Center for International Development: Ten Senior Kazakh officials graduated from the fourth annual Program in Public Policy and...

Science

Tengri News, Jul 17 2014: The Tian Shan Astronomical Observatory, near Almaty, has modernized its two telescopes, according...
United States Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan: On July 14, the 2014 U.S. Physics Team visited Astana to participate in the 45th International...
The Astana Times, Jun 9 2014: The International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC) is in talks with the Kazakh government to...