Foreign leaders continue sending congratulatory letters on 30th anniversary of independence to President NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev continues to receive congratulatory letters and telegrams from foreign leaders and heads of international organizations on the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence, Kazinform cites the Akorda press service.
Kazakh Secretary of State holds meeting of State commission for full rehabilitation of political repression victims NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakh Secretary of State Krymkek Kusherbayev held a meeting of the State commission for the full rehabilitation of political repression victims today, Kazinform cites the press service of Akorda.
Senate passes a law on complete abolition of death penalty in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Under the chairmanship of the Speaker of the Senate, Maulen Ashimbayev, a meeting of the Chamber was held, at which senators considered a package of bills related to the support of entrepreneurship, responsible treatment of animals, the abolition of the death penalty and others, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Senate.
Rio has 80% of population fully immunized against COVID-19 RIO DE JANEIRO. KAZINFORM - The city of Rio de Janeiro has reached the mark of 80 percent of the population fully immunized against COVID-19. As per official figures updated today (Dec, 22), 80.1 percent of the city’s population have received the two doses or the single dose of the inoculation. Of those aged 12 or over, immunization now stands at 93.5 percent, Agencia Brasil reports.
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan agreed to cooperate in education sphere NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are to sign a new agreement on cooperation in the education sphere. Such an agreement was reached at a meeting between Kazakh Education and Science Minister Askhat Aimagambetov and People’s Education Minister of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyer Saidov in the Kazakh capital, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Education and Science Ministry.
Tajikistan celebrates National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai DUBAI. KAZINFORM Tajikistan today celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai in the presence of Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure and Tajikistan's First Deputy Prime Minister, Davlatali Said and Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Commissioner-General office, Expo 2020 Dubai.
Spain reintroduces masks outdoors as UK passes 100k cases MADRID. KAZINFORM The United Kingdom reported over 100,000 daily Covid-19 infections for the first time on Wednesday as the country gears up for a Christmas period with minimal restrictions while Spain announced it would reintroduce mandatory mask use outdoors to curb a sixth wave of the virus, which is surging across the continent.
AIFC and MGIMO sign an agreement on cooperation NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM A solemn signing of the cooperation agreement between the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) was held with the participation of the MGIMO Rector, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences – A.V. Torkunov, and Chairman of the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Governor of the AIFC- K.N. Kelimbetov, the AIFC’s official website reads.
Kazakhstan is open to investors from abroad and international ideas, Sir Suma Chakrabarti NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The economic crisis caused by COVID-19 is a pressing issue of the global agenda. Sir Suma Chakrabarti, adviser to the President of Kazakhstan on Economic Development and Effective Governance, told Kazinform News Agency correspondent Akbota Kuzekbay in an exclusive interview how the pandemic has changed the world economy and Kazakhstan, what spheres should our country develop deeply and what issues are being discussed at the Supreme Council for Reforms.
WHO chief says blanket vaccine booster programs may prolong COVID-19 pandemic GENEVA. KAZINFORM Blanket vaccine booster programs are likely to prolong the COVID-19 pandemic rather than ending it, as a result of unequal distribution of vaccines between rich and poor countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday.
New COVID-19 cases fall below 7,000, but critical cases, deaths hit record highs SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea's new coronavirus cases fell below 7,000 on Thursday, but critical cases and deaths surged to record highs as the country has reimposed antivirus restrictions amid the resurgence of infections and spread of the omicron variant.