David Cameron has said he will raise allegations of human rights abuses with Kazakhstan’s president as he arrives in the country for an historic visit.
He will hold talks with President Nursultan Nazarbayev on trade and plans to use the country as an exit route for UK troops leaving Afghanistan. But he said he would address claims of torture, the imprisonment of government critics and limits on media freedom. Continue reading →
Financial regulatory reforms proposed by G20 are not sufficient to restore the stability of the global financial system. This was repeatedly stated by international experts. The world is in search of a new interactive platform that would combine the bestminds to develop scenarios for the world economy development. In recent years,developing countries have intensified in this matter.
Interactive platform G-Global, which involves 14 Nobel laureates, in a short time has already gained the interest of users from 160 countries.
Virtual Forum, proposed by Kazakhstan, is the second step of the country towards a global dialogue. As the first site it can be mentioned the Astana Economic Forum (AEF), which on May 22-24 th, 2013 plans to gather the world’s leading economists in the young capital of the state, geographically located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Continue reading →
Secretary of State of Kazakhstan Kanat Saudabayev has chaired a meeting of the Commission under the President of Kazakhstan on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the Presidential press service informs.
The meeting focused on the pace of the realization of previous decisions of the Commission, relevant issues of the international cooperation of Kazakhstan in the sphere of non-proliferation and reduction of mass destruction weapons.
The Chairman of the Commission noted that this year was special in terms of nonproliferation. It is the year that marks the 20th anniversary of closing of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. It is one more proof that President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is a leader of the process of nonproliferation and reduction of weapons of mass destruction. The United Nations General Assembly declared August 29 - the day of the official closure of the Semipalatinsk test site – the International Day against Nuclear Tests. This fact proves the impact of Kazakhstan on the global process.
Upon the completion of the meeting the state bodies were given instructions on further improvement of export control, strengthening of nonproliferation and on preparations and holding of the events dedicated to the 20th anniversary of closing the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.
The first OSCE summit in eleven years finished with the adoption of the Astana Commemorative Declaration on 2nd December 2010. With negotiations that ran into the small hours, the declaration re-affirmed the organisation’s existing values and has not only set the stage for revitalising the OSCE, but also for providing renewed impetus on global security co-operation. Although it did not provide the series of key action items and agreement on important issues that host country, Kazakhstan, would have wanted, this should be considered as an important new dawn.
The first OSCE summit in eleven years finished, later than anticipated, and with only a watered down agreement on key issues, that mainly re-affirmed the organisation’s existing values. The Astana Commemorative Declaration reconfirmed the Organization’s comprehensive approach to security based on trust and transparency, but did not provide the series of key action items and agreement on important issues that host country, Kazakhstan, would have wanted.
ASTANA, 11 October 2010 – The 2010 OSCE Summit of Heads of State or Government will take place in Astana on 1-2 December.
The OSCE Summit is hosted by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The Summit agenda may include the reaffirmation of OSCE commitments, the recommitment of OSCE participating States to an inclusive Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security community, the redoubling of collective efforts to address challenges to human rights, and to combat new transnational threats. Continue reading →
Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan present s travel site- www.visitkazakhstan.kz, which will be launched on July 30th in Astana, reported the press service of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Republic. Continue reading →