CIS IPA observers to monitor parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan MINSK. KAZINFORM – A group of international observers from the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly (CIS IPA) and representatives of the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan discussed preparations for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan by videoconference on 23 December. The elections to the Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan are scheduled for 10 January 2021, BelTA learned from the CIS IPA.
Gomselmash ships another 30 vehicle sets KZS-10 MAX to Kazakhstan GOMEL. KAZINFORM - The Belarusian harvester manufacturer Gomselmash shipped another batch of 30 SKD sets of the grain harvester KZS-10 MAX to Kazakhstan at the beginning of the week, BelTA learned from the press service of the company.
Kazakhstan joins World Logistics Passport as hub for Central Asia DUBAI/ALMATY. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan is boosting its position as a trade hub for Europe and Asia by joining the World Logistics Passport (WLP), a major Dubai initiative established to increase trading opportunities between developing markets, WAM reports.
Pharmacy in Kazakhstan increases efficiency NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - This summer, at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in Kazakhstan, local pharmacies experienced an overwhelming increase in demand. People were queuing for hours – some to get hold of medicine to manage apparent early symptoms of Covid-19, others to buy immunity-boosting drugs to protect their loved ones from the virus, ebrd.com reports.
EDB, VEB.RF, Development Banks of Kazakhstan, Belarus to join forces MINSK. KAZINFORM - The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB), the Russian State Development Corporation VEB.RF, the Development Bank of Kazakhstan and the Development Bank of Belarus signed a memorandum on cooperation to develop integration between the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), BelTA learned from the EDB website.
Belarus, Kazakhstan to step up cooperation in ICT, mechanical engineering, biotechnology MINSK. KAZINFORM – Digital information and communication technology, mechanical engineering, machine tool building, healthcare, biotechnology, power industry, and agriculture will be priority areas of cooperation between Belarus and Kazakhstan in 2021-2022. This matter was discussed at the 7th session of the Belarus-Kazakhstan commission on cooperation in science and technology, BelTA learned from the press service of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus.
Chamber of International Commerce of Kazakhstan eager to open representative office in Belarus MINSK. KAZINFORM – The Chamber of International Commerce of Kazakhstan would like to open a representative office in Belarus. The chamber's Chairman of the Board Ayan Yerenov made the statement during an online session of the Belarus-Kazakhstan business council, BelTA has learned.
Kazakhstan forges ahead with Renewable Energy NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The signing of a syndicated US$95.3 million deal to support the construction of the Zhanatas 100 MW wind farm in southern Kazakhstan, marks a major milestone in the decarbonisation and diversification journey away from the country’s coal legacy, ebrd.com reports.
Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss cooperation prospects MINSK. KAZINFORM – Belarus First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aleksandr Guryanov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Askar Beisenbayev on 22 September, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Kazakhstan, Switzerland trade turnover plummets during COVID-19 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The value of trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Switzerland amounted to $902.2 million over first five months of 2020, compared to $1.1 billion during the same period of 2019, Trend.az reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Statistics Committee.
Belarus’ ambassador presents copies of credentials to Kazakhstan’s Deputy FM MINSK. KAZINFORM – Ambassador of Belarus to Kazakhstan Pavel Utyupin has presented copies of his credentials to Marat Syzdykov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. This information was posted on the website of the Belarusian diplomatic mission, BelTA informs.
Germany boosts import of Kazakh-made goods NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The value of trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Germany amounted to $663.3 million over first five months of 2020, compared to $635.8 million during the same period of 2019, Trend.az reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Statistics Committee.
Kazakhstan increases export to Netherlands despite COVID-19 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The value of trade turnover between Kazakhstan and the Netherlands amounted to over $1.6 billion over first four months of 2020, compared to $1.59 billion during the same period of 2019, Trend.az reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Statistics Committee.
Kazakhstan strengthens democracy with civic engagement and by empowering women - The Washington Times WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM – The Washington Times has published an article penned by Jessie Jane Duff, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a fellow with London Center for Policy Research, about the latest political reforms in Kazakhstan in which she calls the female and youth quotas instituted by the Nur Otan Party «a monumental and seismic breakthrough».