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#Schengen visa applications from #Kazakhstan citizens increase 26% since 2016

#Schengen visa applications from #Kazakhstan citizens increase 26% since 2016

| December 12, 2019

Schengen visa applications from Kazakh citizens have increased 26% in the past two years, reported Schengen Visa Info, writes Zhanna Shayakhmetova. After a five-year low of 124,735 applications in 2016, Kazakh passport holders have increased the number to 157,608, the highest indicator in the last half-decade. According to the most recent Schengen Visa statistics, embassies […]

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#Kazakhstan – EU launches three new programmes in Central Asia

#Kazakhstan – EU launches three new programmes in Central Asia

| December 12, 2019

L-R: William Tompson and Sven-Olov Carlsson. Photo credit: EEAS Astana press service. Three programmes promoting regional integration in Central Asia have been launched at the EU’s regional conference on Enhanced Integration for Prosperity in Central Asia, writes Galiya Khassenkhanova. “We are very optimistic and looking forward to the implementation of these programmes, which relate to […]

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#Kazakhstan – #Shymkent and #Turkestan launch new factories

#Kazakhstan – #Shymkent and #Turkestan launch new factories

| December 9, 2019

Prime Minister Askar Mamin launched textile and food plants on 5 December in Shymkent and the Turkestan Region, reported Kazakh Invest press service, writes Yelena Levkovich. Photo credit: Kazakh Invest website. His visit to the country’s third largest city and adjacent region offered the opportunity to review the progress of the State Programme of Accelerated […]

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#Nazarbayev named honorary chair of Central Asian Consultative Meeting, proposes solidifying cooperation

#Nazarbayev named honorary chair of Central Asian Consultative Meeting, proposes solidifying cooperation

| December 9, 2019

Kazakhstan’s First President, Nursultan Nazarbayev (pictured), attended the second Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 29, where he was named Honorary Chair. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Zheenbekov, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov bestowed the title on Nazarbayev, writes Galiya Khassenkhanova.  […]

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#KazakhTourism and #Almaty announce new joint mountain tourism office

#KazakhTourism and #Almaty announce new joint mountain tourism office

| December 6, 2019

The Kazakh Tourism company and the akimats (administrations) of the city of Almaty and the Almaty Region announced 0n 22 November that they will launch a unified mountain tourism project office. The office is meant to coordinate the implementation of the national tourism programme in Almaty’s mountains as well as help tourism companies implement and […]

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#Kazakhstan – EU launches three new programmes in Central Asia

#Kazakhstan – EU launches three new programmes in Central Asia

| December 4, 2019

Three programmes promoting regional integration in Central Asia were launched at the EU’s regional conference on Enhanced Integration for Prosperity in Central Asia on 28 November, writes  Galiya  Khassenkhanova.  L-R: William Tompson and Sven-Olov Carlsson. Photo credit: EEAS Astana press service. “We are very optimistic and looking forward to the implementation of these programmes, which […]

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#BaiterekHolding creates favourable investment climate, suggests ways to minimize risks in #Kazakhstan market

#BaiterekHolding creates favourable investment climate, suggests ways to minimize risks in #Kazakhstan market

| December 3, 2019

Baiterek National Managing Holding attracts investments by ensuring support to foreign investors from the initial stages of project development through implementation, Baiterek Chair Aidar Arifkhanov told The Astana Times in an exclusive interview, writes Aidana Yergaliyeva. Baiterek Chair Aidar Arifkhanov Baiterek is the Kazakh government’s key financial agent responsible for the country’s diversification and sustainable […]

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