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Abai’s 175th anniversary to be celebrated throughout 2020

Abai’s 175th anniversary to be celebrated throughout 2020

| January 28, 2020

The Central Communications Service held a briefing on 16 January outlining preparations for poet Abai Kunanbayev’s 175th anniversary, reported the Ministry of Culture and Sport website, writes Galiya Khassenkhanova. Photo credit: ortcom.kz. The 82-point plan was approved in 2019, noted Vice Minister Nurgisa Dauyeshov. More than 500 regional, national and international events are scheduled. “We […]

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EU and #CentralAsia – New opportunities to work together for a #GreenFuture

EU and #CentralAsia – New opportunities to work together for a #GreenFuture

| January 27, 2020

On 28 January 2020, friends from Central Asia, Afghanistan and the European Union will gather in Berlin for a conference organized by the German Foreign Ministry, entitled ‘Green Central Asia’. I was glad to accept the invitation and join foreign ministers from the region, for two main reasons, writes Josep Borell (pictured).   Photo credit: […]

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EU and #Kazakhstan to deepen ties

EU and #Kazakhstan to deepen ties

| January 27, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi at the 17th EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation Council in Brussels, 20 January 2020 The European Union and Kazakhstan pledged on 20 January mutual commitment in deepening ties, partnership, political dialogue and strengthening the contact between their citizens. The Cooperation Council between the EU and Kazakhstan held its seventeenth meeting on 20 January […]

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#Kazakhstan foreign minister welcomes EU strategy on Central Asia

#Kazakhstan foreign minister welcomes EU strategy on Central Asia

| January 22, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi (pictured, centre) has welcomed the EU Strategy on Central Asia, saying it will pave the way for better co-operation and improved regional relations, writes Martin Banks. Speaking in Brussels on Monday (20 January), he said the strategy “provides the overall framework for regional engagement”. The strategy should support, among other […]

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#Kazakhstan with EU, #UNDP expands successful education programme to more Afghan women

#Kazakhstan with EU, #UNDP expands successful education programme to more Afghan women

| January 20, 2020

Building on Kazakhstan’s successful 10-year $50m commitment to educate Afghans in Kazakh universities, a new joint programme between Kazakhstan, the European Union, and UN Development Programme will graduate 50 Afghan women with bachelor, graduate and technical degrees. Only 10% of programme applicants were accepted. Students will be empowered to be net contributors to the future global economy that will […]

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Ministerial-level meeting of EU and #Kazakhstan Co-operation Council

Ministerial-level meeting of EU and #Kazakhstan Co-operation Council

| January 20, 2020

The EU-Kazakhstan Co-operation Council is holding a ministerial-level meeting today (20 January) to discuss the current state of EU-Kazakhstan relations, and the next steps of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (ECPA) that was signed on 21 December 2015.  The EPCA with Kazakhstan is the only such agreement the European Union has with a Central […]

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#Kazakhstan and #Belarus to discuss oil supply deal – minister

#Kazakhstan and #Belarus to discuss oil supply deal – minister

| January 17, 2020

Kazakhstan and Belarus will discuss an oil supply deal before 20 January, Kazakhstan Energy Minister Nurlan Nogayev told reporters on Wednesday (15 January), without explaining the significance of that date, write Maria Gordeeva and Anastasia Teterevleva.  Belarus, having failed to agree terms with its main oil supplier Russia this year, has sent proposals to Ukraine, […]

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