DUBAI — The UAE and Kazakhstan have enjoyed fruitful bilateral ties in recent years, and the Turkic state is keen to continue this with more investments and cooperation between the two
Kazakhstan recognises the UAE as one of the key Gulf countries in the Middle East, citing the latter’s balanced and peaceful policy as key to strengthening the region, according to an e-mailed statement from Arman Tynybek, counselor of the permanent mission of Kazakhstan to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, or OIC.
The two countries have engaged in several agreements, particularly in the sectors of banking, commerce, industry and transport. Several delegations have been sent to each other’s country – including a number of visits by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Kazakh capital Astana — successfully forging agreements on cooperation and development. Continue reading
French research companies will help Kazakhstan develop its deposits of rare earth metals, the Central Asian nation’s state uranium miner Kazatomprom said on Tuesday.
Kazatomprom said it signed a strategic partnership deal with the Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres (BRGM), France’s public institution in earth science applications, and the European Company for Strategic Intelligence (CEIS).
They will cooperate in exploring the geology of rare earth metals, development of production technology, as well as feasibility studies for mining projects.
Kazakhstan, the world’s largest uranium miner, plans to join the race to supply rare earth metals to a global market squeezed by Chinese exports.
Kazakhstan is potentially highly prospective in rare earths, but has yet to define a detailed and guaranteed resource base.
400 Angus heifers from South Australia will soon be flown to Kazakhstan as part of a new deal to help build the nation’s beef industry.
South Australian agriculture minister Michael O’Brien announced this morning that a new export deal has been signed between Rural Solutions South Australia, a local exporter and a major Kazakh agricultural firm.
Under the deal 400 Angus heifers will fly into Astana, Kazakhstan, in early November, and another 2100 between May and October next year to form the nucleus of the country’s first beef herd. Continue reading
Thursday, 6 October, 7pm, Calvert 22 Gallery
Sara Raza, Independent Curator, leads a tour of the exhibition
Viewing from 6pm
Exhibition runs until 13 November 2011
22 Calvert Avenue
London E2 7JP | www.calvert22.org
T: +44 (0) 207 613 2141
MOSCOW (Kyodo) — Japanese-Kazakh film “The First Rains of Spring” won the Grand Prix on Friday at the seventh Eurasia International Film Festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the Interfax news agency reported.
The film, jointly directed by Japan’s Shinju Sano and Kazakhstan’s Erlan Nurmuhambetov, depicts the life of a family living in the vast Kazakh wilderness near the Chinese border.
Sano expressed his joy, saying that the movie festival was the first occasion for the film to be shown to the public, according to reports by online Kazakh media.
NEW YORK and ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Larry King, one of America’s most popular television personalities and former host of CNN’s talk show, Larry King Live, will moderate the VI KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum, an influential dialogue platform uniting the entire energy industry and bringing together oil and gas companies. The Forum will take place at the Palace of Independence on October 4-5, 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
The VI KAZENERGY Forum will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan and will focus on 20 Years of Sustainable Growth, New Horizons of Investments and Stable Cooperation.
“Well-known journalist and broadcaster Larry King kindly agreed to take part in the Forum and be its moderator,” stated Jambulat Sarsenov, Director General of KAZENERGY Association. Continue reading
The protocol on the completion of the bilateral negotiations between the United States and Kazakhstan on Astana’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) was signed on Wednesday by the two countries’ governments. The document was signed on behalf of the Kazakh side by Minister for Economic Integration of Kazakhstan Zhanar Aitzhanova and on behalf of the American side by US Deputy Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis, Itar-Tass reported.
The completion of the bilateral talks with the United States on WTO accession that were held in Washington is for Kazakhstan an important step towards its joining this international organisation. Astana hopes to join WTO next year.
The signing of the protocol was preceded by technical consultations on the issue of access of US service providers to the Kazakh market. This was one of the key conditions for Kazakhstan’s accession to the WTO. Of particular interest were the issues of supply of services for companies engaged in the production of oil and natural gas, Continue reading
Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s biggest energy producer, is pushing ahead with plans to sell shares to citizens in initial public offerings, even with the current global market turmoil, Economic Development and Trade Minister Kairat Kelimbetov said.
The first companies to be included in the operation will be AO Kaztransoil and AO Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Co., known as Kegok, Kelimbetov said in a Sept. 16 interview in the Ukrainian city of Yalta. Citizens will be able to resell shares on the secondary market with no restrictions, he said.
“We will offer around 10 percent of the shares of each company,” he said. “They are infrastructure companies which do not depend much on the world’s market fluctuations.” Continue reading
NEW YORK and ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — KAZENERGY Association will host VI KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum, an influential dialogue platform uniting the entire energy industry and bringing together oil and gas companies. The Forum will take place at the Palace of Independence on October 4-5, 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
The VI KAZENERGY Forum will focus on 20 Years of Sustainable Growth, New Horizons of Investments and Stable Cooperation with the Republic of Kazakhstan celebrating its 20th anniversary of Independence. The country has ambitions to take a place in the top 10 global oil producers. Mr. Timur Kulibayev, Chairman of the State Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” and KAZENERGY Association stated: “We have a strategy to produce 3 million barrels of oil per day. I hope that Kazakhstan will be a reliable partner in the future.” Continue reading
Group of Kyrgyz craftsmen and designers (total 11 people) just came back from UK, where they were part of an exhibition “From kurak to haute couture”. Exhibition, with works of more than 30 designers and craftsmen known both in Kyrgyzstan and abroad, will be open from august 20th to September 20th in Glasgow, Scotland. Organizers: Collins Gallery, Central Asian Crafts Support Association Resource Center.
Opening of the exhibition was marked by participation of Baktygul Kalambetova – Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic in UK, representatives of international organizations, members of Kyrgyz diasporas, artists and craftsmen from Scotland, England, Belgium and United States. Continue reading