Kazakhstan Seeks UN Security Council Seat

In a world preoccupied with global problems ranging from the spread of Ebola to the rise of the extremist Islamic State, an important election with the potential to impact these and other worldwide issues was largely overlooked.

FORUM FOR THE FUTURE: SECOND KAZAKHSTAN-UNITED STATES CONVENTION

The Embassy of Kazakhstan will host "Forum for the Future: the second Kazakhstan- United States Convention" on December 10 at the Willard hotel. The event is co-organized by the Turkic American Alliance. The Atlantic Council is a partner providing intellectual content for the program. The event will consist of three sessions at 7:30 AM and running through 12:30 pm.

US Energy Secretary Pays Tribute to Kazakhstan's Leadership in Nuclear Non-Proliferation

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz said Sept. 15 that the world would be a safer and more secure place if nuclear testing is relegated to the pages of history.

Minister Idrissov Attends the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly

Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov attended the 69th session of the UN General Assembly that opened on Sept 24 and held bilateral talks with his foreign counterparts and heads of international organizations.

Scholars Present their Report ''Looking Forward: Kazakhstan and the United States''

Kazakh and U.S. analysts addressed a high-level audience on Sept. 8 at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., to present the report, “Looking Forward: Kazakhstan and the United States.”

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Erlan Idrissov Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan


Remarks by
H.E. Mr. Erlan Idrissov
Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan

at "Expanding Economic Connectivity in Greater Central Asia"

event at Asia Society

September 23, 2014, New York

Readout of Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov

Secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister Idrissov affirmed the importance of the U.S.-Kazakhstan strategic partnership and discussed how we can collaborate on regional and global problems.

Secretary Kerry reiterated the strong U.S. support for Kazakhstan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and its increasing leadership on the world stage.

Secretary Kerry raised the importance of the international coalition efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL and discussed with Foreign Minister Idrisov ways to enhance and expand our counterterrorism cooperation.

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

The Astana Times, Oct 10 2014: C. Naseer Ahmad, a member of the National Press Club in Washington, DC, who also writes for the...
Astana Times, Oct 23 2014: Kazakhstan has officially joined the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), a key forum for dialogue and...
Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System: Two Arizona Army National Guard units participated in the international peacekeeping mission Steppe...
World nuclear News, Oct 3 2014: According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Kazakhstan sent back around 10.2 kg...
Tengri News, Oct 3 2014: On September 26, Ambassador-at-Large of Kazakh Foreign Ministry Timur Urazayev said that Kazakhstan...
Wall Street Journal: President Nazarbayev writes in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on the importance of a new...

Economics

Silk Road Reporters, Oct 6 2014: Dr. John C. K. Daly, a Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Central Asia Caucasus Institute in Washington...
KhabarTV: Kazakhstan hosted the third Global E-Government Forum under the auspices of the United Nations....
The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Oct 1 2014: Rafis Abazov, a visiting professor at Al Farabi Kazakh National University praises the Kazakh G-...
The Astana Times, Sep 19 2014: UST Global , IT services and software development company may expand to Kazakhstan. UST Global...
Embassy of Kazakhstan in Washington, Sep 23 2014: Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov on September 23rd expressed strong support for...
Samruk Kazyna, Sep 5 2014: Kazakh Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk Kazyna plans to sell 14 companies in September and has...

Tourism

Fresh Plaza, Oct 15 2014: 50 Kazakh apple trees that were planted in Central Park in New York City have started bearing fruit...
Tengri News, Oct 14 2014: Norman Foster, a world renowned British architect has designed several bus stops in Astana and...
Live Science, Sep 23 2014: More than 50 geoglyphs of various shapes were discovered in northern Kazakhstan. The sprawling...

Culture

Tengri News, Oct 11 2014: U.S. rappers Mario Ruiz and Omar Cruz shot a video featuring Kazakhstan boxer Gennady Golovkin. The...
Tengri News, Sep 21 2014: Astana hosted its first-ever dog show of the national Kazakh tazi breed. The event, organized by...
Euronews, Sep 20 2014: The 10th Eurasia International Film Festival was held in Almaty on 15-20 September 2014. An Israeli...

Sports

Tengri News, Oct 15 2014: Some of the best athletes in nordic sports will arrive soon in Almaty in the run up to the Winter...
Olympic.org, Oct 12 2014: Thomas Bach, the President of the IOC visited Kazakhstan's National Olympic Committee (NOC) and...
Tengri News, Oct 6 2014: A cyclist from Astana Alexey Lutsenko won the Tour of Almaty. He had also won the gold medal at the...

Education

24kz, Oct 9 2014: Around 60 cadets from the Naval Academy of Maryland-- responsible for graduates like Jimmy Carter...
Samruk Kazyna, Sep 4 2014: Umirzak Shukeyev, Chairman of Kazakh Sovereign Fund Samruk-Kazyna and Shigeo Katsu, Rector of the...
Portland Press Herald, Aug 17 2014: Representatives of six high school and college in Maine will travel in September to Kazakhstan to...

Science

Radio Tochka, Aug 15 2014: Michael Frachetti, a professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis gave an...
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...