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October 20. Kazinform's timeline of major events

20 October 2020 07:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for 20th of October. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on October 20.


World Statistics Day is an international day on October 20 created by the United Nations Statistical Commission.

The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller is celebrated on October 20 each year, marking the creation of IFATCA (International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations), which was founded on the 20th October 1961.


1933 – The Kirov Kazakh National University is founded, which now bears the name of Al-Farabi.

1995 – The Presidential Administration is set up.

1995 – The Kazakh Embassy in London is opened as Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland establish diplomatic relations.

1997 – The decree signed by then-President Nursultan Nazarbayev is issued declaring the city of Akmola the capital of Kazakhstan.

2009 – A solemn ceremony of opening the architectural and sculptural complex Kazakh Eli is held in Astana city. It symbolizes the history, culture and achievements of independent Kazakhstan. The monument is 91 meters in height symbolizing the year Kazakhstan gained independence in 1991. The monument stands in the area of 5 he, with the surrounding area of 11 he.

2011 – An intergovernmental agreement on merchant shipping is inked between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan as part of the official visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

2014 – Then- representatives of Kazakhstan and Mauritius to the UN Kairat Abdrakhmanov and Milan J.N Meetarbhan sign a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the countries.

2015 – The new building of the Embassy of Kuwait in Kazakhstan is opened in Astana city.

2017 – The city of Aktobe holds an opening ceremony of the statue to the first Minister of Justice of Kazakhstan, renowned legal scholar and political figure Nagashbai Shaikenov.

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