Yoon elected president after remarkably close race, Yonhap SEOUL. KAZINFORM Opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol was elected South Korea's next president Thursday after an unbelievably close race that underlined deep divisions along regional, generational and gender lines, and hands him a daunting task to narrow those chasms.
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.
Member of European Parliament calls for urgent assistance in Afghanistan to avoid humanitarian catastrophe BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM. Chair of the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with Afghanistan Petras Auštrevičius issued statement regarding humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, special correspondent of Kazinform in EU reports.
Kishida to take office as Japan PM with virus, economy top challenges TOKYO. KAZINFORM Fumio Kishida takes office as Japan's new prime minister on Monday, forming a Cabinet tasked with keeping COVID-19 under control while reviving a battered economy as he looks to appeal to voters heading into next month's general election.
North Korea test-fired «railway-borne missile» on Sept. 15: KCNA TOKYO. KAZINFORM North Korea tested a «railway-borne missile system» on Wednesday, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Thursday, a day after Japanese authorities said the nuclear-armed nation launched two ballistic missiles in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Two years of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's presidency: Reforms, National Council of Public Trust, fight against coronavirus pandemic NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took office on June 12, 2019. During the inauguration ceremony, the Head of State assured Kazakhstanis that he would always protect the interests of the country and his ultimate goal is to ensure the unity of society and protect the rights and interests of every citizen.
10 laws adopted as part of ambitious political reforms – Yerlan Karin NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – As part of the implementation of the initiatives put forward by the National Council of Public Trust 17 laws and three decrees of the Head of State have been adopted, Assistant to President Yerlan Karin said Friday, Kazinform correspondent reports.
President Tokayev to chair session of Supreme Eurasian Economic Council NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The regular session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council under the chairmanship of President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is set to be held on May 21, Kazinform has learnt from the President’s official spokesperson Berik Uali.
Expert highlights ever more important role of Turkic Council NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – In a telephone talk with Kazinform correspondent Deputy Director of the Kazakhstan Strategic Research Institute under the President Sanat Kushkumbayev noted the ever-increasing role of the Turkic Council, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held virtual meeting with Professor Francis Fukuyama of Stanford University NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The President held a virtual meeting with Francis Fukuyama, a well-known American expert in international relations, Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute, Kazinform cites the Akorda press service.