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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. Remarks by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Distinguished Chairman! Distinguished Summit Participants! Today the number of conflicts is growing in different corners of the world, due to sanctions and trade wars on the rise international politics have become tense. Therefore, we should use ASEM forum to effectively solve above mentioned… The post Kazakh President’s statement at ASEM Summit appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Professor Fatima Zhakypova, rector of the Public Administration Academy under the Kazakh President, says her academy is working to adapt the education it offers to a fast-changing world as it also introduces new approaches to civil service training. “Transformations in education reflect changes in society and show the sustainable trends of its development.… The post Highly qualified civil servants are driving force of economic growth, says academy rector appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Journey to the Great Steppe, a July 18-Sept. 29 expedition organised by Kazakh Tourism, travelled in six different directions to visit fascinating destinations throughout the country. The trip, one of the stages in developing the nation’s tourism, has become a 60-show TV series. Kazakh Tourism met with the media Oct. 10 to present… The post Kazakh Tourism promotes six travel directions in TV series appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Kazakhstan ranked 59th, maintaining last year’s position, on the recently-published World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). The Centre for Strategic Initiatives (CSI) held a press conference Oct. 17 to elaborate on the report, with director Bakhytzhan Sarkeyev and senior partner Olzhas Khudaibergenov answering questions. Kazakhstan has participated in the rating… The post Kazakhstan retains position in World Economic Forum ranking appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The Kyzylorda region in southern Kazakhstan recently hosted Kalkan 2018 special tactical exercises involving more than 200 people, including special units, soldiers, rescuers and doctors. The exercises involved simulated situations to refine their military manoeuvre skills. The primary simulation was in the Syrdarya district, where the scenario involved a simulated criminal attack on… The post Kyzylorda region hosts special forces tactical exercises appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. Kazakhstan’s President every year delivers his address to the nation where he mentions the development of the nation and also asserts the imminent policies for Kazakhstan. The President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, on Oct. 5 delivered his annual state of the nation address. He mentioned developments such as a progressive state with a dynamic economy, peace and… The post President Nazarbayev’s address to Nation: New Developments appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The Ministry of Agriculture is developing a draft law “On the Plant World.” The law will help the government control plant usage nationwide and whether it is worth saving and considering hemp as a useful plant. “The concept of the draft law will solve the problems with everything that grows. Particularly, we will… The post Ministry of Agriculture: hemp is not negative plant appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. SINGAPORE – In an interview with Exclusive magazine, Bilahari Kausikan, ambassador-at-large and policy advisor for Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said he believes Central Asia needs to come together more, starting from developing better communications within the region.  How do you assess the integration processes that have begun in Central Asia? They are very important,… The post Central Asia needs common goals, says Singaporean diplomat appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The capital will mark the International Day of Rural Women by organising the first forum Nov. 8-9 gathering successful businesswomen who are contributing to the sustainable development of Kazakh villages. Just like in many other countries, the progress in overall gender equality in Kazakhstan is sound in bigger cities such as the capital… The post Astana to host first forum encouraging leadership among women from rural areas appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The Azerbaijani diaspora in Kazakhstan is a proud one, with a compelling history which ought to be shared, said its community leader Vidadi Salakhov. Approximately 100,000 Azerbaijanis live in Kazakhstan. The ethnic group also resides in the Russian Federation, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. Among Azerbaijanis residing in Kazakhstan, many are descendants… The post Historical knowledge is key for civic solidarity and responsibility, emphasises Azerbaijani community leader appeared first on The Astana Times.