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‘I might be naive, but we can win the struggle for a world without nuclear weapons,’ says #Kazakhstan anti-nuclear activist 

‘I might be naive, but we can win the struggle for a world without nuclear weapons,’ says #Kazakhstan anti-nuclear activist 

| August 29, 2019

The struggle for a nuclear weapons free world can be won because people understand its importance, as represented by the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who have signed The ATOM Project petition against nuclear weapons testing, said ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador and Nevada-Semey international anti-nuclear weapons activist Karipbek Kuyukov (pictured) in an […]

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#Kazakhstan FM makes first trip to Berlin, discusses economic and political ties

#Kazakhstan FM makes first trip to Berlin, discusses economic and political ties

| August 29, 2019

Kazakh Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov discussed ways to strengthen economic, political and humanitarian ties with German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas during Atamkulov’s 19 August first visit to Berlin in his capacity, writes Elya Altynsarina. L-R: Kazakh Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov and German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas. Photo credit: mfa.kz. The […]

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#NevadaSemipalatinsk movement activists to release book about Kazakhstan’s initiatives in building nuclear weapon free world

#NevadaSemipalatinsk movement activists to release book about Kazakhstan’s initiatives in building nuclear weapon free world

| August 23, 2019

Vice President of the Nevada-Semipalatinsk movement Sultan Kartoev and teacher at Nazarbayev Intellectual school Askhat Zhumabekov will release in December a book entitled Kazakhstan is an Architect of a Nuclear Weapon-Free World. The release of the book will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion at the Soviet Union’s Semipalatinsk Test Site […]

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#Kazakhstan working hard for foreign direct investment

#Kazakhstan working hard for foreign direct investment

| August 22, 2019

Eurasian economic delegates, from left, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Belarusian Prime Minister Siarhiej Rumas, Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Tigran Sargsyan, chairman of the Board of the Eurasian … more > The lifeblood of any developing economy is foreign direct investment (FDI). Nations need […]

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#EBRD projects in Kazakhstan focus on small business, women’s entrepreneurship and investment environment

#EBRD projects in Kazakhstan focus on small business, women’s entrepreneurship and investment environment

| August 16, 2019

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has invested more than $9.1 billion through 261 projects in the economy of Kazakhstan as of July. In 2015, the bank also launched the Women in Business programme, which empowered women entrepreneurs nationwide, writes Zhanna Shayakhmetova for Astana Times. Betsy Nelson. Photo credit: ebrd.com. The EBRD will […]

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#AstanaProcess has contributed to search for peace in #Syria, says former UN envoy

#AstanaProcess has contributed to search for peace in #Syria, says former UN envoy

| August 2, 2019

Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura (pictured) served as UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Syria from July 2014 to November 2018. The Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs publication Diplomatic Herald recently spoke with de Mistura about peacemaking, the Syrian crisis and the Astana Process. That interview, edited for space and style, is reprinted here, writes […]

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EU and UNDP to help Afghan women study in #Kazakhstan and #Uzbekistan

EU and UNDP to help Afghan women study in #Kazakhstan and #Uzbekistan

| August 1, 2019

The European Union (EU) will provide €2 million ($2.2 million) for 50 Afghan women to support economic empowerment through education and training in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan as part of a project to be administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). UN Women will also organize summer schools on entrepreneurship and networking contributing to the […]

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