Land reforms have real significance for the country’s economic future
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly session last September, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev put forward a number of major international initiatives, including adopting the Universal Declaration for the Achievement...Read more
The event has chosen a surprising theme.
When Kazakhstan bid to host the 2017 EXPO in its capital Astana, it must have surprised many observers. It was not just that no...Read more
New tasks from the President on facilitating the economic component of Kazakh diplomacy
The country will hold parliamentary elections early to strengthen its resilience to the global economic crisis.
Recent terror attacks should renew international leaders' determination to defeat extremist groups and the ideology that propels them.
From its first days as an independent country, Kazakhstan has been guided by the principle of “economy first and then politics”.
Major outcomes of the foreign policy activities of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2015 and priorities for 2016
It was the English writer, Charles Dickens, who once wrote, “Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered...Read more
Your Excellency Honorable President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Your Excellency Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama,
Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for joining us. Today is a significant day in the history of nuclear energy, non-proliferation and global security.
Dear Director General Amano, Your excellencies, Dear ladies and gentlemen! Let me welcome you all very cordially to the ceremonyof the signing of the agreement to establish the IAEA low enriched uranium Bank...Read more
The creation of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) forty years ago was an act of faith. It may have had its roots in a temporary thawing...Read more
Good morning again, everyone.
As you know, we have been preparing for this moment, and our second bid for the Winter Games, for fifteen years.
President Thomas Bach, distinguished members of the International Olympic Committee, ladies and gentlemen.
Kazakhstan’s foreign minister on the reforms sweeping the nation.
Kazakhstan's foreign minister on the rise of ISIL and the need for better international cooperation to curb the threat.
H.E. Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on Africa
H.E. Madam Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme
By Erlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs
The past weeks have been intensive, filled with interesting meetings and events.
The bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics has entered its final stages. With only Beijing and Kazakhstan's Almaty left in the running, both will be hoping to secure victory...Read more
Firstly, let me again congratulate all the women of Kazakhstan and globally on the recent International Women's Day.
The New Year is a time of reflection and resolution for all. It is a moment when we look back over the previous year and our achievements, as well...Read more
By Erlan Idrissov
It is a little over a year since Kazakhstan formally announced its candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in 2017-2018. And it has been...Read more
By Erlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Let me start with the good news – the Eurasian Council on Foreign Affairs (ECFA) has opened its...Read more
By Erlan Idrissov special to Gulf News.
A concerted effort by all countries to develop the system of Islamic finance and build stronger ties can open a vast new market for...Read more
By Erlan Idrissov
In a lecture at the Kazakh Academy of State Management last year, I stated that Kazakhstan’s diplomacy had grown “muscles”. It was a statement of our determination to...Read more
(Reuters) - Looking at the neighborhood around Kazakhstan on a spinning globe, the Central Asian nation's foreign minister sees both partnerships and peril in the form of the Russian-Ukraine crisis...Read more
Dear Mr. Director General,
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is a great privilege to speak here today at sucha respected Institution.I would like to thank AmbassadorAlfonso de Maria y Campos Castelló, the Director...Read more
By Erlan Idrissov
In 1997, Jared Diamond wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book called “Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.” The book explained in easily understandable yet well-argued prose...Read more
Channel NewsAsia - Between The Lines:
Wedged between China and Russia, Kazakhstan has to negotiate political tensions to its west, while at the same time, balance economic interests, as it looks towards...Read more