Kazakhstan Takes Part in Central Asia – Gulf Cooperation Council Strategic Dialogue Meeting

ASTANA – Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Alibek Bakayev took part in the second Ministerial Meeting of the Central Asia – Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Strategic Dialogue on April 15 in Tashkent, reported the ministry’s press service. The ministers from Central Asia and GCC discussed the state and prospects of interregional cooperation, as well as current […]

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Uzbekistan Strengthens Ties with Islamic Emirate Through Diplomatic Talks in Kabul

The diplomatic landscape in Kabul sees a notable shift as Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister, Baxtiyor Saidov, engages in crucial discussions with key figures of the Islamic Emirate. Amidst a backdrop of evolving political dynamics, the meetings underscore a strategic effort to foster cooperation and bolster regional connectivity. Central to the dialogue is the acceptance of the […]

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Kazakhstan and Japan Enter Talks for the Resumption of Air Travel

In a significant diplomatic development, the Chair of the Civil Aviation Committee in Kazakhstan, Saltanat Tompiyeva, and the Ambassador of Japan to Kazakhstan, Yamada Jun, engaged in discussions on February 29 to explore the possibility of reinstating air travel between the two nations. The meeting, held with the aim of fostering economic, business, and cultural […]

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Kyrgyzstan Becomes 176th Member State of the International Maritime Organization

In a significant development, the Kyrgyz Republic has officially joined the International Maritime Organization (IMO), becoming the organization’s 176th member state. This move adds a landlocked Central Asian nation to the IMO’s growing list of member countries. Kyrgyzstan’s membership in the IMO highlights the nation’s commitment to participating in international efforts aimed at regulating and […]

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Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia Strengthen Energy and Investment Ties

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud convened on March 7 to explore opportunities for advancing energy and investment collaboration, as reported by the Akorda press service. Highlighting the unprecedented level of Kazakh-Saudi relations, President Tokayev expressed his positive impression from recent agreements with Crown Prince and […]

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Kazakhstan’s President Reshuffles Government, Taps Chief of Staff as New Prime Minister

  In a strategic move, Kazakhstan’s President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has overhauled the country’s government by appointing his chief of staff as the new prime minister. This decision comes on the heels of a presidential decree on Monday announcing the resignation of the entire Cabinet without providing explicit reasons. The reshuffling saw the exit of Alikhan […]

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Kazakhstan Showcases Mining Potential and Investment Opportunities on Global Stage

TORONTO – The bustling atmosphere of the 2024 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention in Toronto welcomed Kazakhstan with open arms as the country unveiled its national pavilion at the prestigious event on March 4. Minister of Industry and Construction Kanat Sharlapaev spearheaded the inauguration, emphasizing Kazakhstan’s strategic move to position itself […]

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Mongolia Faces Catastrophic Winter Dzud, Losing Two Million Animals

Mongolia is grappling with the aftermath of a severe winter dzud, an extreme weather event characterized by freezing temperatures, heavy snow, and frozen ground, making it challenging for livestock to access pasture grass. The dzud has claimed around 2.1 million head of livestock, resulting in severe consequences for Mongolia, where approximately one-third of the 3.3 […]

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Earthquake Rattles Almaty, Kazakhstan, Yet No Injuries Reported

In a seismic event that shook the city of Almaty on March 4th at 11:22 local time, the Department of Emergency Situations reported that 384 emergency points were activated after the tremor. Identified as “Emergency Reception Points” on the 2GIS map, these locations are now ready to respond to any urgent needs arising from the […]

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