OSCE highly commends outcomes of Kazakhstan's chairmanship in OSCE Economic and Environmental Committee NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Under the OSCE Slovak chairmanship, the reports of the Chairpersons of the Security, Economic and Environmental as well as Human Dimension committees were presented at the last OSCE Permanent Council in 2019, MFA press service informs.
Musical Christmas Evening at Astana Opera NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM A magnificent Christmas Gala Concert will be presented by the Astana Opera Chamber Choir under the direction of the Chief Choirmaster, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Dautov. On January 7, in the opera house’s Chamber Hall, the famous choir collective will perform beloved by all folk songs, exciting choral works and popular Christmas carols.
Samruk - Kazyna to develop coop with AIFC NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Akhmetzhan Yessimov, CEO of Samruk-Kazyna JSC intends to develop cooperation on the placement of shares with the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC). He stated this during a visit to the AIFC and a meeting with the Governor of AIFC Kairat Kelimbetov, the press service of Samruk-Kazyna informs.
Uzbekistan introduces visa-free regime for UN passports holders TASHKENT. KAZINFORM - Under the Decree of Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev dated December 24, from January 1, 2020, a visa-free regime is introduced for foreign citizens who hold UN passports (Laissez-Passer biometric passports in red) and enter the country for up to 30 days, Trend reports citing Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Justice.
Kazakh director’s film ‘On the Edge’ wins award at Greek Film Festival ALMATY. KAZINFORM Film ‘On the Edge’ by Kazakh director Aldiyar Bairakimov was awarded a prize from the Greek Film Critics Association at the Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Youth held in the Greek city of Pyrgos.
New Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development appointed NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – In accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan Ruslan Baimishev was appointed to the position of Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Developmen, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Prime Minister.
President ratifies Protocol of amendments to Kazakhstan-Russian Baikonur Lease Agrt NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Head of State has signed the Law «On ratification of the Protocol of amendments to the Lease Agreement for the Baikonur Complex between the Governments of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation dated December 10, 1994,» Kazinform reports citing the Akorda press service.
AFSA licenses captive insurer firm NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) issued a license to the Kazakhstan Energy Reinsurance Company Ltd. (KERC) to carry on the Regulated Activities of Effecting Contracts of Insurance and Carrying on Contracts of Insurance as a captive insurer. Under AIFC acts, Captive Insurance Business is the business of Effecting or Carrying out Contracts of Insurance only for the business or operations of the Group to which the Captive Insurer belongs.
AIFC Academy of Law students successfully completed AIFC Foundation Programs for Future Lawyers 2019 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM An awards ceremony of the AIFC Law Academy was held for students who successfully completed the AIFC Foundation Programs for Future Lawyers 2019 course, AIFC press service informs.
Huawei and Saudi Aramco: 2 leading companies in 2019 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Two leading companies have grabbed headlines in 2019: Chinese telecoms giant Huawei found itself at the center of a major spat between the world’s two superpowers, while Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas business Aramco became the most valuable on the planet, EFE reports.
S. Korea permanently shuts down 2nd nuke reactor SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea on Tuesday decided to permanently shut down another nuclear reactor in the country in line with a new energy drive centering on promoting sustainable energy sources and reducing dependence on nuclear and fossil fuels, Yonhap reports.