16 June 2017

The ceremony of raising flags of India and Pakistan, which became new full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at the Astana summit, was held at the SCO headquarters in Beijing on June 15, on the day of the 16th anniversary of the SCO founding. The flag of India was located between the flags of the SCO and Kazakhstan, and the flag of Pakistan was between the flags of Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

07 June 2017
Delhi, Islamabad to formally join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation this week and experts are wary that their inclusion could affect the Eurasian bloc’s unity and effectiveness.
30 May 2017

When the U.S. President Donald Trump arrived on an official visit to Riyadh on May 20, Saudi Arabia became the first country chosen by the American leader for a foreign trip as the U.S. President. It is generally considered that the choice of a Muslim state and the Middle East region – and Riyadh in the region – for the first foreign tour is unprecedented and is worth special attention.

04 May 2017

The Kazakh governments is interested in China-proposed the Belt and Road Initiative and connects its implementation with Kazakh national programs, Yerzhan Saltybayev, director of Kazakhstan’s Institute of World Economy and Policy, has said, reported. 

18 April 2017

It’s been the second year of the inflation targeting implementation in Kazakhstan. Last year, with a target of 6-8 percent, the inflation amounted to 8.6%, according to the data of the financial regulator. In general, the slowdown in the price surge was observed in Azerbaijan, which has a similar economic model, and Russia, which is the main supplier of imported goods to our country.

17 April 2017

At the end of 2016, the agreement between the EEA and Vietnam on establishing of a free trade zone came into effect. According to the Eurasian Economic Commission, the project is expected to cause an increase in trade turnover between the countries. Obviously, the main factor of the anticipated rise in trade is brought about by the drop in import tariffs by 89 percent for all commodity items. A reduction in duties has affected a number of agricultural and industrial goods.

15 February 2017
Presidential elections took place in Turkmenistan. The victory of the incumbent president as the main favorite of the election campaign was a foregone conclusion, and therefore the election itself could not be called a strength test of the political regime.
15 February 2017
On Sunday, February 12, regular presidential elections were held in Turkmenistan. According to the voting results, the incumbent president Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov won a clear-cut victory, with the support of more than 97 percent of the voters and was re-elected, according to the new amendments to the constitution, for the next 7 years.
01 February 2017
The annual addresses of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to the people of Kazakhstan have become a traditional instrument of the state strategic planning and of communication between the authorities and the society.
25 January 2017
The book by Talgat Zhumagulov, a Kazakhstan diplomat, describes a very interesting period in the history of Kazakhstan and its diplomacy, when our country chaired the OSCE.