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#Kazakhstan signs agreements with #Total and #Eni on offshore Abay block and Dunga oil field

#Kazakhstan signs agreements with #Total and #Eni on offshore Abay block and Dunga oil field

| July 18, 2019

Kazakh state-run oil producer KazMunayGaz (KMG) and Italy’s ENI signed on July 4 a “protocol of direct negotiations” on granting subsoil use rights for exploration and production of hydrocarbons within joint operations on Abay, an offshore area in the Kazakh segment of the Caspian Sea, the Kazakh prime minister’s website reported. On the same day, […]

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#Kazakhstan stands for effective use of EU-CA relations toolkit in light of new EU strategy for region 

#Kazakhstan stands for effective use of EU-CA relations toolkit in light of new EU strategy for region 

| July 12, 2019

PreviousNext Kazakhstan proposes to focus on the effective use of the European Union – Central Asia relations toolkit, as well as on ensuring the integrity, visualization and visibility of such co-operation in light of the new EU Strategy for interaction with the region, Foreign Affairs Minister Beibut Atamkulov said in his remarks at the 15th […]

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#KazakhstanDiplomacy – Concrete benefits to the country, national business, every citizen

#KazakhstanDiplomacy – Concrete benefits to the country, national business, every citizen

| July 11, 2019

Twenty seven years have passed since the historic moment when the First President Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree to approve the provisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, of Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and of the main duties and rights of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the […]

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Almaty stays atop World Bank’s subnational Doing Business report for #Kazakhstan

Almaty stays atop World Bank’s subnational Doing Business report for #Kazakhstan

| June 28, 2019

Doing business is easiest in Almaty, Aktau and Aktobe among the 16 locations in Kazakhstan rated by the second World Bank’s Subnational Doing Business in Kazakhstan 2019 report, released 17 June, writes Zhanna Shayakhmetova. The report studied business regulations in four areas – starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity and registering property […]

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Security, business and education are key areas of #Afghanistan and #Kazakhstan relations, says Kabul’s envoy

Security, business and education are key areas of #Afghanistan and #Kazakhstan relations, says Kabul’s envoy

| June 27, 2019

Developing security co-operation, increasing business turnover and maintaining education co-operation are the key areas of the Afghan diplomatic mission in Kazakhstan, the country’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan Mohammad Farkhad Azimi told The Astana Times, writes Nazira Kozhanova. Photo credit: Afghanistan Trade Chamber During recent meetings between the sides, security cooperation was one of the key concerns, with […]

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Newly elected #Kazakhstan president to focus on economic prosperity, multi-vector foreign policy and fight against corruption 

Newly elected #Kazakhstan president to focus on economic prosperity, multi-vector foreign policy and fight against corruption 

| June 26, 2019

With the election over and a strong mandate won for his leadership, newly elected Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (pictured) has wasted no time in setting out his vision for the country. His inaugural address on 12 June was both comprehensive and ambitious, underlining his determination to build on his predecessor’s legacy.   But he also used this […]

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#Kazakhstan president makes new central and regional government appointments

#Kazakhstan president makes new central and regional government appointments

| June 21, 2019

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev made new appointments to government positions June 12 and 13, reported the Akorda press service, writes Nazira Kozhanova. Photo credit: primeminister.kz. Askhat Aimagambetov was appointed June 13 Minister of Education and Science. Aimagambetov previously served as Vice Minister of Education and Science from August 2017 to January 2019 and the deputy […]

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