The Embassy of Kazakhstan will be hosting the Fourth Annual Kazakhstan – U.S. Trade and Investment Forum 2011 on December 7 in New York.
This year the Forum is organized by the Government of Kazakhstan and Newsdesk Media Inc. in partnership with Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund. The event coincides with the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan-US diplomatic relations and the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s sovereign independence, marking two decades of internationally acclaimed stability and economic, ﬁnancial and industrial achievement. 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 →
Over 160 companies from Central Asia, Russia, Ukraine, EU, USA, Canada, Australia, South America and China have confirmed participation in the forum. Over 400 delegates are expected to attend. View the list: http://minex-forms.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/asia/MINEX-CA-2011-participants.pdf
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Health Information Centre at the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan have conducted an informational seminar for TV and radio journalists of the central and provincial newspapers and magazines, representatives of the National Red Crescent Society of Turkmenistan. The theme of the seminar was the international experience of the media in emergencies.
The seminar participants listened to a brief overview of the international experience of media to prevent the pandemic of diseases made by the international expert, well-known consultant on communications Guy Scandlen (USA). He also talked about the most effective methods of informing the public through the preparation of special materials and reports.
Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and other countries interested in promoting cross-border anti-crime initiatives with Afghanistan and its neighbours will take part in a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)/OSCE workshop this week to further international co-operation on criminal matters. Continue reading →
“Kelajak ovozi” summer training camp has opened its doors to roughly 500 talented boys and girls from all parts of Uzbekistan. Located in Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan, the camp is tuning into one of the most-awaited and most engaging projects of the Youth Initiative Centre. Continue reading →
Wimbledon runner-up Vera Zvonareva has also lost in the women’s doubles final.
Kazakh and American tennis players win Wimbledon 2010
Hours after losing to Serena Williams in the singles final Saturday, Vera Zvonareva and fellow Russian Elena Vesnina were beaten by American Vania King and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.
Zvonareva, who lost her serve once in each, was in tears before the second set began and again after the match. King and Shvedova saved a set point in the tiebreaker and then pulled away.
King and Shvedova are the fifth unseeded team to win the title since seeding began in 1927. Shvedova is the first player from Kazakhstan to win a Wimbledon championship.
The women’s doubles final was the tournament’s first with two unseeded teams since 1975.
By the decision of the 12th plenary meeting of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG), Turkmenistan was granted the EAG membership. According to a press release issued today by the EAG, membership in the EAG has opened up opportunities for Turkmenistan to participate actively in the work of the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) and cooperate with other countries and international organizations in countering money laundering and financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). It is also reported that a high-level mission of FATF/EAG visited Turkmenistan in spring to examine the state of national AML/CFT and make recommendations for its development. This work was facilitated by experts from Russia, USA, China and Switzerland. During their visit, the Turkmen authorities made proposals to improve AML/CFT, which was highly appreciated by members of the delegation. In particular, the mission commended the work of Turkmenistan on anti-money laundering and financing of terrorist.