Koreas agree to actively cooperate over modernizing direct phone lines SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South and North Korea agreed Friday to actively cooperate in modernizing underground cables set up across the border village of Panmunjom for direct communication lines, Seoul's unification ministry said, Yonhap reports.
OSCE supports training seminar in Astana on administrative anti-corruption practices ASTANA. KAZINFORM The OSCE Programme Office in Astana in partnership with the Civil Service Affairs and Anticorruption Agency (CSAA) will organize a four-day training course on implementing administrative anticorruption practices for some 40 representatives of CSAA's central and regional offices.
Kazakhstani MPs attends NATO PA session in Halifax ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The 64th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly was held in the Canadian city of Halifax on November 17-19. Kazakhstani senator Nurzhan Nursipatov and majilisman Abay Tasbulatov took part in it, Kazinform has learnt from the Senate's press service.
Kazakh Ambassador presents credentials to President of Montenegro PODGORICA. KAZINFORM - Kazakh Ambassador to Croatia with concurrent accreditation in Montenegro H.E. Tolezhan Barlybayev presented his credentials to President of Montenegro Milo Ðukanović, Kazinform has learnt from the Kazakh MFA's press service.
Well-made stone pavement found at Japan's largest ancient tomb site OSAKA. KAZINFORM Excavation work at Japan's largest mounded tomb has revealed that one of its surrounding greenbelts -- and not just the tomb itself -- was paved by many stones, signaling the massive manpower required to build it, experts said Thursday.
Kazakh chemical scientist receives prestigious UNESCO award ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Well-known Kazakh chemical scientist Zulkhair Mansurov has been awarded the UNESCO Medal "For contribution to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies". The award ceremony took place at the organization's headquarters in Paris on November 22, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan informed.
EDB pushes for national currency transactions in Eurasia MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The Eurasian Development Bank suggests additional measures to further promote transactions in national currencies in Eurasian space. As one of the measures the creation of a financial messaging system in the Eurasian Economic Union was mentioned by the bank's Chairman of the Board Andrei Belyaninov, who took part in an international conference on Eurasian economic integration in Moscow, BelTA has learned.
Kazakhstan's Baizhanov partakes in meeting of Secretaries of CIS Security Councils ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Assistant to the President - Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gabit Baizhanov participated in the 6th Meeting of the Secretaries of the Security Councils of the CIS Member States in Moscow, the press service of Akorda informed.
UAE Ambassador attends President of Kazakhstan's meeting with diplomatic missions ASTANA. KAZINFORM - UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan Mohamed Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Jaber attended this week the annual meeting of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev with heads of the diplomatic missions accredited to Kazakhstan at the Presidential Palace in Astana, WAM reports.
EAEU gas market to be discussed in Minsk on 27 November MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Formation of the common gas market in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will be discussed at a session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council that will take place in Minsk on 27 November. The session will be attended by the prime ministers of the Eurasian Economic Union participating states and Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan, BelTA learned from the EEC press service.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018: Where and how to vote for Daneliya Tuleshova ALMATY. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan's 12-year-old Daneliya Tuleshova continues preparations for the final of Junior Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Minsk. Meanwhile, a viewer voting has begun on the official website, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Kazakhstan, China sign intergovernmental agrts, commercial contracts ASTANA. KAZINFORM During the official visit of Kazakh PM Bakytzhan Sagintayev to China, some intergovernmental agreements and commercial documents were signed. The documents are aimed at developing Kazakh-Chinese cooperation in industrialization and investment, innovation and digitalization, agriculture and energy sectors, Kazinform learnt from primeminister.kz
PM Sagintayev met chief executives of China's major innovative companies ASTANA. KAZINFORM As part of the official trip to Beijing, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a number of bilateral meetings with the representatives of China's major innovative companies. The meetings discussed the development of cooperation and implementation of joint projects in technological re-equipment of Kazakhstan's economy, development of construction, agriculture and metallurgy, primeminister.kz informs.
Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere break another record, UN report shows ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to a report issued on Thursday by the United Nations weather agency, which reveals that there is no sign of reversal of this trend, responsible for climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and extreme weather, Kazinform has learned from UN News.
Fogs, blizzards to cover much of Kazakhstan ASTANA. KAZINFORM - On November 23, Kazakhstan will still be in the active weather zone. Most of the country will see precipitation, including snow in the northern regions. Patchy fog, gusty wind, and snowstorms are expected, Kazhydromet Weather Service informs.