China, Kazakhstan to further promote synergy of BRI, Kazakh economic policy: ambassador Amma N 14/12/2019 - 10:37

NUR-SULTAN, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- China and Kazakhstan will continue to promote high-quality alignment of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Bright Path new economic policy, Chinese Ambassador to Kazakhstan Zhang Xiao said Friday.

Two-way trade is expected to reach a new record of more than 20 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, Zhang said at a reception for representatives of business circles from China and Kazakhstan, adding that a number of important industrial projects have been launched.

Russia, Iran, Turkey condemn illegal seizure of oil revenues in Syria — statement Amma N 11/12/2019 - 13:04

NUR-SULTAN, December 11. /TASS/: The guarantors of the Astana process — Russia, Iran and Turkey — condemn the illegal seizure of oil revenues in Syria, the three countries said in a joint statement following the 14th round of international talks on Syria held in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana.

According to the statement, the three guarantor countries "expressed their opposition to the illegal seizure and transfer of oil revenues that should belong to the Syrian Arab Republic."

Kazakhstan mulling joining Power of Siberia 2 project Amma N 26/11/2019 - 13:05

NUR-SULTAN, November 26. /TASS/: Kazakhstan is considering the possibility of joining the Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline project to extract gas in the East Kazakhstan Region, First Vice Minister of Energy Makhambet Dosmukhambetov told reporters on Tuesday.

Kazakhstan to modernize over 3,000 villages by 2024 Amma N 25/11/2019 - 07:59

NUR-SULTAN, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Kazakhstan plans to modernize 3,477 villages by 2024 in accordance with new regional standards, making drinking water, repaired roads and basic social facilities available in the most remote rural areas, First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov said Sunday at a Nur Otan Party session.

Addressing the session attended by representatives of regional branches of the ruling Nur Otan Party, Smailov said the party is aimed at improving quality of life and well-being of Kazakhstanis.

Corrupt officials removed from Vostochny spaceport construction Amma N 12/11/2019 - 12:15

NUR-SULTAN, November 12. /TASS/: Persons involved in corruption schemes during the Vostochny spaceport construction in the Russian Far East have been removed from the project, Head of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday.

The Roscosmos chief thus responded to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s harsh criticism of the Vostochny spaceport’s construction. The Russian leader said at a government meeting on Monday that criminal cases and jailings had failed to stem theft at the Vostochny spaceport’s construction site.

Belarus to hold consultations with Russia on transit of Kazakhstan's oil Amma N 25/10/2019 - 14:19

NUR-SULTAN, October 25. /TASS/: Minsk will hold consultations with Moscow on the possible transit of oil from Kazakhstan, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said following a meeting with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Nur-Sultan.

"We have agreed that we would hold consultations with the Russian Federation in the near future, since transit, if possible, of Kazakhstani oil will be carried out by pipeline through Russia. I think we will work out a deal," he said.

Dozens protest against Chinese influence in Kazakhstan Amma N 04/09/2019 - 12:30

ALMATY/NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) - Kazakhs protesting against the construction of Chinese factories held public rallies in three Kazakh cities on Wednesday, demanding a ban on an initiative which the Central Asian nation’s government hoped would bring investment and jobs.

Neighboring China is already one of the oil-rich former Soviet republic’s biggest investors and trade partners, but its broad presence and Beijing’s campaign to “de-radicalise” ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang province have contributed to a growing anti-Chinese sentiment.

Kazakhstan’s capital hosts inaugural forum on Asian countries’ writers Adam Baker 04/09/2019 - 10:46

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Kazakhstan’s capital city of Nur-Sultan. previously known as Astana, is hosting the inaugural forum of Asian Countries’ Writers from today till Sept 6.

The event is aimed at strengthening the connections and development of literary and cultural ties between the countries in the Asian continent.

Chairman of the Union of Writers of Kazakhstan, Ulyqbek Esdaulet, said the event can become a platform for the discussion of pressing issues surrounding the development of Asian literature.

Kazakhstan elects upper house speaker Amma N 02/09/2019 - 14:07

NUR-SULTAN, September 2. /TASS/: On Monday, the upper house of Kazakhstan’s parliament elected Dariga Nazarbayeva as Senate Speaker, Chairman of the Senate’s Counting Commission Alimjan Kurtayev announced after a secret ballot.

"There were 48 ballots in favor [of Nazarbayeva]. No one voted against or abstained. Dariga Nazarbayeva was thus elected chairperson of Kazakhstan’s Senate," he stated.

Nazarbayeva was nominated by Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

Russia, Iran, Turkey to hold trilateral summit on Syria on September 11 — source Amma N 01/08/2019 - 15:04

NUR-SULTAN, August 1. /TASS/: The three guarantors of the Astana process on Syria — Russia, Iran and Turkey — plan to hold a summit on September 11, a source close to the negotiations' organizers told TASS on Thursday.

"A summit is planned to take place on September 11," it said.

However, the Kremlin has not announced the date for the summit yet.

The establishment of the Syrian Constitutional Committee will be announced at the upcoming Russia-Iran-Turkey summit, the source informed TASS.

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