European firms agree to produce Russia's COVID-19 jab MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia's sovereign wealth fund has reached agreements for the production of the Sputnik V vaccine against the novel coronavirus with companies based in Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) chief Kirill Dmitryev announced on Monday, Anadolu Agency reports.
Muftis of Kazakhstan and Egypt sign joint agreement CAIRO. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan’s Spiritual Administration of the Muslims official Nauryzbay mazhi Taganuly visited the Al-Azhar Fatwa Global Cente and met with Grand Mufti of Egypt Shawki Allam during his official visit to Egypt, Kazinform cites the press service of the Administration.
Kazakh Foreign Minister meets Condor Petroleum Managing Director Norman Storm NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan – Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi has held a meeting with the Managing Director of Canada’s Condor Petroleum Inc. Norman Storm, Kazinform cites the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches latest routes from Abu Dhabi to Almaty and Nur-Sultan ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the UAE, has announced the launch of its latest routes from Abu Dhabi to Almaty and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, starting in the middle of May 2021. With the launch of Almaty and Nur-Sultan, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi adds a further two routes to the already on sale thirteen routes.
Kazakhstan and Tajikistan debate sales increase issues DUSHANBE. KAZINFORM Vice Minister of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan Kairat Torebayev and Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan Abdurakhmon Abdurakhmonzoda co-chaired the 3rd meeting of the working group for increase of sales turnover and range of items supplied, the Kazakh Ministry’s press service reports.
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan visits Wahat Al Karama ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, visited this Sunday Wahat Al Karama, Abu Dhabi’s national and cultural landmark designed to commemorate the sacrifices and heroic deeds of UAE martyrs to defend their homeland and protect its achievements.
S. Korea reports 31 more cases of COVID-19 variants, total now at 213 SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea on Monday reported 31 more new cases of major COVID-19 variants, including 12 local infections, prompting health authorities to stay on guard against the spread of the more transmissible strains here, Yonhap reports.
Kazakhstan shares its interfaith experience in developing a dialogue of cultures, religions and civilizations CAIRO. KAZINFORM - On March 13-14 this year, at the invitation of the Minister of Awkaf of the Arab Republic of Egypt - Muhammad Mukhtar Juma, Bulat Sarsenbayev, the Chairman of the Board of the N. Nazarbayev Center for the Development of Interfaith and Intercivilization Dialogue took part in the 31st session of the International conference «Dialogue of Religions and Cultures» in Cairo convened by the initiative of the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt - Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Center.
Brazil documents record-high number of weekly COVID-19 cases RIO DE JANEIRO. KAZINFORM Brazil has confirmed 500,722 COVID-19 cases in the past week, and the weekly death toll has hit 12,777. Both of these are record-high figures since the start of the pandemic in the country, the data published by the Brazilian Health Ministry on Sunday informs.
Head of OSCE Programme Office completes his mission in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Deputy PM - Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi received Gyorgy Szabo, Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan, on the occasion of completion of his diplomatic mission in Kazakhstan, the Kazakh MFA’s press service informs.
Sandstorm blowing in from Inner Mongolia shrouds Beijing BEIJING. KAZINFORM - The Chinese capital Beijing was enveloped in yellow dust on Monday morning with a visibility of less than 1 km, as the city's meteorological department issued a yellow warning for sandstorms, the third hazardous level, Xinhua reports.
Kazakh President hails great news that Imanbek wins Grammy for Best Remixed Recording NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev hailed the great news that Kazakhstani young musician Imanbek Zeikenov has won Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, the Kazakh President’s press secretary, Berik Uali, said.
1 tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM 32 international flights arrived in Kazakhstan from Germany, Maldives, Sri Lanka, the UAE, Egypt,Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan on March 14, the sanitary and epidemiological control committee reports.
Kazakh military grab silver and bronze at Ranking Series, Matteo Pellicone ROME. KAZINFORM The Greco-Roman, Freestyle and Women’s Wrestling Ranking Series, Seniors, come to an end in Rome. On the final day Kazakh freestyle wrestlers won one silver and one bronze medals, the Defense Ministry’s press service informs.
Kazakhstan's Bublik triumphant in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships opener DUBAI. KAZINFORM – World number 44 Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan has advanced to the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation.
Number of COVID-19 cases across globe up by over 461,000 in past day GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 461,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 119.22 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin, TASS reports.