Contemporary Kazakh culture presented at London Book Fair LONDON. KAZINFORM The National Bureau of Translations of Kazakhstan, together with Cambridge University Press and the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the United Kingdom, presented the concepts of two English-language anthologies of Kazakh literature at this year's London Book Fair.
7,500 athletes receive health screenings at Special Olympics 'Healthy Athletes' ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM Special Olympics USA athlete Hanna Atkinson, on Wednesday, opened the 'Healthy Athletes' event as part of the World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, where all 7,500 athletes competing in the Games will receive free health screenings and health education.
Black boxes of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Co. 737 MAX 8 arrive in France PARIS. KAZINFORM The flight data recorders or so-called black boxes from the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Co. 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed, killing all 157 people onboard, have arrived in France for analysis, a French official said Thursday according to a Dow Jones Newswire report made available to EFE.
Astana remains platform for working out Syrian settlement solutions, Russian senator ASTANA. KAZINFORM Talks in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana remain an effective platform where the sides work out solutions on settling the Syrian crisis, Russian Federation Council (the upper house of parliament) Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachev said on Thursday.
AIFC and Visa announce launch of the biggest programme - Visa Everywhere Initiative in association with AIFC ALMATY. KAZINFORM Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and Visa have signed a letter of intent, in which they agreed to launch Visa Everywhere Initiative powered by AIFC, the largest regional programme in Kazakhstan and Central Asian countries for the development of Fintech innovations.
Survey on Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions for Intangible Cultural Heritage in CA held ALMATY. KAZINFORM Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development face various challenges related to rapidly evolving labor markets. Nevertheless, TVET is one of the key educational sectors to build a skilled workforce to safeguard and popularize ICH, increase its role, and ensure transmission, particularly through formal and nonformal education.
Astana Opera to celebrate holiday of spring renewal: Welcome, Nauryz! ASTANA. KAZINFORM The musical evening Kosh Keldіn, Nauryz!, dedicated to the holiday of spring renewal, will be offered to the audience at the Astana Opera. An exciting concert featuring opera soloists, choir and orchestra artists will be held at the opera house's Chamber Hall on March 21.
Kazakhstan to export above 2 mln tons of wheat ASTANA. KAZINFORM Annual potential wheat export of Kazakhstan ranges from 8 to 9 mln tons. This marketing year we have exported 5.8 mln tons and in the next year we plan to export 2.2 mln tons more," Kazakh Agriculture Minister Saparkhan Omarov told the press conference at the Government.
Kazakh FM and CCTS Secretary General discuss Turkic Cooperation Organizations reform ASTANA. KAZINFORM Reforms of the Turkic cooperation organizations were the focus of the meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs Beibut Atamkulov and the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic Speaking States (CCTS) Bagdad Amreyev. The CCTS delegation arrived in Kazakhstan with a working visit to attend the meeting of the heads of the customs services of the CCTS member states.
Personal exhibition of Kazakh artist Leyla Mahat opened in the capital of Romania ASTANA. KAZINFORM Within the framework of the project Rukhani Janghyru - "Modern Kazakhstan Culture in the Global World", and on the occasion of the upcoming holiday "Nauryz", on March 11, in the gallery "Galateca" of Bucharest the opening of the personal exhibition «Here I am» by famous Kazakhstan artist Leyla Mahat took place.
Mamin to head board of directors of Direct Investments Fund managing company ASTANA. KAZINFORM "Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin will head the board of directors of the Direct Investments Fund managing company," Deputy Chairman of the Executiove Board of the Astana International Financial Centre Kairat Aitekenov said.
Kazakh Majilis Speaker receives Qatari Ambassador ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Nurlan Nigmatulin, Chairman of the Majilis (the lower house of the Kazakhstan Parliament), has held today a meeting with Ahmed bin Ali Al Tamimi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the press service of the Majilis.
Kazakhstan population exceeds 18.4 million as of Feb 1 ASTANA. KAZINFORM - As of February 1, 2019, Kazakhstan's population reached 18,415,500 people, increasing by 237.9 thousand people, or 1.3%, year-on-year, Kazinform has learned from the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy.
UK lawmakers oppose no-deal Brexit; May proposes 3-month delay ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The UK House of Commons voted 321-278 Wednesday for a non-binding motion against exiting the European Union without an agreement under any circumstance, prompting Prime Minister Theresa May to propose that London ask Brussels for a three-month extension, EFE has learned.
President of Kazakhstan visits Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI - ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Making a working visit to the United Arab Emirates, Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev made a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the landmarks of the UAE, and honored the memory of the country's founder and first president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Kazinform cites the press service of Akorda.
Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI - ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Making a working visit to the United Arab Emirates, Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, met with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Kazinform has learned from the press service of Akorda.
Astana's Magnus Cort takes Paris-Nice stage win with impressive solo finish ASTANA. KAZINFORM - After being part of the breakaway for almost 200 kilometers, Magnus Cort won stage 4 of Paris-Nice after an impressive attack in the final kilometer, surprising the three other escapees. It's the first victory of the season for the Danish rider of Astana Pro Team, and the sixteenth win for the team in 2019 so far, making it the most successful start of the season for the Kazakh team, its press office informs.