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May 17. Kazinform's timeline of major events

17 May 2019 07:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 17th of May. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on May 17.


World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
On May 17, 1865, the negotiations on the signing of the first International Telegraph Agreement and the founding of the International Telegraph Union (International Telecommunication Union since 1932) were successfully completed.

World Hypertension Day
It is annually celebrated at the initiative of the World Hypertension League.


1992 - President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev decrees to open in Ankara the Kazakh Embassy in the Republic of Turkey.

- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev makes the first official visit to the United States of America, where he reiterates Kazakhstan's commitment to accede to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. On May 19, 1992, the Presidents of Kazakhstan and the United States hold the first meeting.

2007 - President Nursultan Nazarbayev is awarded the Order of the Nile, the highest honor of the Arab Republic of Egypt, in recognition of his contribution to the development of bilateral relations.

- Kazpost JSC issues a postage stamp in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

2011 - The Presidential Center of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana opens an watch collection exhibition showcasing around fifty exhibits.

- The Aktumar Historical and Ethnographic Museum dedicates its exposition to the Great Mothers of the Kazakh people.