Nomadic culture exhibition to be presented in the Czech Republic ASTANA. KAZINFORM On February 13, 2019, with the support of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Prague as a part of the implementation of the programme "Rukhani Zhangyru" (Modernization of National Identity) and the article "Seven Facets of the Great Steppe", Nursan Alimbay, the Director of the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Almaty, and Michal Lukeš, the Director of the National Museum of the Czech Republic signed a memorandum of cooperation providing for expansion of the cultural ties and the holding of the international exhibition "From the Saka Era to the Nomadic Civilization of the Kazakhs through the Millennia", which will be held in June - July 2019 in Prague in the National Museum of the Czech Republic.
Almaty to host Historical context and modern development sub-regional seminar ALMATY. KAZINFORM The UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty plans to hold a sub-regional training workshop on the protection of historical cultural landscapes in terms of region's rapid development for specialists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The event will take place on 5-6 of March 2019.
EU-Kazakhstan business lunch held in Astana ASTANA. KAZINFORM On 14 February, the traditional working lunch meeting was held in Astana with participation of EU Ambassador Sven-Olov Carlsson, Ambassadors of the EU member states and Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Beibut Atamkulov. During the meeting, the sides discussed further development of the EU-Kazakhstan trade and economic relations, as well as ways to strengthen cooperation in the political, cultural and humanitarian fields.
Melting water causing Antarctic ice to buckle: scientists CHICAGO. KAZINFORM A team of scientists from the University of Chicago (UChicago) and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences has for the first time directly observed an Antarctic ice shelf bending under the weight of ponding meltwater on top, a phenomenon that may have triggered the historic 2002 collapse of the Larsen B ice shelf.
Madina Islamova and Baurzhan Anderzhanov to give concert in Astana ASTANA. KAZINFORM On February 17, a graduate of the Vienna Conservatory, the Astana Opera soloist soprano Madina Islamova and soloist of the Astana Opera and Aalto-Musiktheater Essen (Germany) bass-baritone Baurzhan Anderzhanov will give a concert at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall. Piano - Amina Taikenova in der Schmitten.
KASE day session: USDKZT_SPT = 377.65 The afternoon foreign currencies trading session ended on Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE). No trading in instruments USDKZT_TOM, EURUSD_TOM and USDKZT_0_001 was held today on KASE due to the holiday on February 18 in the US (George Washington's birthday). 22 banks traded in the session.
Constitutional Council announces decision on Presidential appeal ASTANA. KAZINFORM On Friday, the Constitutional Council announced its normative decree regarding the appeal of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev on official interpretation of paragraph 3, article 42 of the Constitution of the Republic, the Constitutional Council informs on its website.
Turkmenistan to host OSCE conference on countering terrorism financing ASHGABAT. KAZINFORM Turkmenistan is scheduled to host a conference on "Countering terrorism financing and organized crime" April 17-18, 2019, which will be organized with the participation of the OSCE, Trend reports with reference to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
Kazakhstan, EU on track to enhance and expand trade and economic coop ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Unleashing the full potential of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the European Union and member states requires special attention to be paid by the Kazakh Foreign Ministry and European diplomatic missions accredited in Kazakhstan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Beibut Atamkulov told today's meeting with the EU ambassadors in Astana, Kazinform cites the ministry's press service.
At least 33 police officers killed in massive blast in Indian Kashmir SRINAGAR. KAZINFORM At least 33 paramilitary officers were killed on Thursday in a powerful bomb blast that struck a convoy of security forces on a busy highway in the restive Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said, EFE reported.
Puccini’s Floria Tosca to be performed at Astana Opera ASTANA. KAZINFORM - On February 17, a significant debut will take place at the Astana Opera Grand Hall. The opera house's Principal Soloist, Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Meir Bainesh will perform for the first time the leading role of Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini's opera masterpiece Floria Tosca, the oper house's press office informs.
KASE morning session: USDKZT_SPT = 377.54, ALMATY. KAZINFORM The morning foreign currency trading session ended on Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE). For USDKZT_TOM this session is the main one. No trading in instruments USDKZT_TОМ was held today on KASE due to the holiday on February 18 in the US (George Washington's birthday). 17 banks traded in the session.
Indonesia, Eurasia Economic Commission to expand economic cooperation JAKARTA. KAZINFORM Ministers of Indonesia and the Eurasia Economic Commission (EEC) agreed on Thursday to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC), aimed at expanding economic cooperation between the two economies in the future, Xinhua reports.