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U.S.-Kazakhstan dialogue on human rights and democratic reforms continues

The United States and Kazakhstan convened the third annual U.S.-Kazakhstan High-Level Dialogue on Human Rights and Democratic Reforms on May 20 in Astana, focusing...

A Green 5+1, regional water issues in Central Asia and previewing next year’s Astana International Forum

Kazakhstan’s Astana International Forum (AIF) has been postponed to 2025, as Astana is diverting financial resources to assist the relief efforts after massive flooding hit several regions....

Kazakhstan: New law to protect women and children against domestic violence

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has recently signed key legislation largely criminalizing domestic abuse, ensuring women’s rights and safety of children which has been hailed...

Kazakhstan focuses on flood recovery

Sweeping across Central Asia, massive floods wreaked havoc in multiple regions of Kazakhstan, leaving thousands of people homeless. The floods are the worst the...

Kazakhstan leads regional cooperation to save the Aral Sea

In 2024, Kazakhstan will play a prominent role in international affairs, hosting several representative summits and forums, as well as taking the helm of...

COP28 focuses on Central Asia’s sustainable future

At COP28, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Kazakhstan organized a Green Projects Pitching Event to spotlight innovative and sustainable initiatives across Central...

Astana International Forum addresses climate change, energy security, green transition

As many countries are planning sustainability and decarbonization strategies to meet climate targets, Kazakhstan, one of the world’s largest energy producers, wants to be...

PACE launches motion for a resolution in support of constitutional reforms in Kazakhstan

In a motion for a resolution in support of constitutional reforms in Kazakhstan, an Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) group of deputies...

EU-Kazakhstan to discuss transit strategy and Middle Corridor development

The first major discussion in Brussels on Kazakhstan’s transit strategy and the development of the Middle Corridor will take place in Brussels, Belgium on...

Kazakh to increase the share of renewable energy sources

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said the goal is to bring the share of renewable energy in the country's energy balance to at least 15%...

Kazakhstan’s citizens approve Constitutional amendments in state-wide referendum

Kazakhstan’s Central Referendum Commission announced on June 6 the preliminary official results of a state-wide referendum on the adoption of amendments to the Constitution...

Kazakhstan reaffirms strategic partnership with EU, accelerates political reforms

Kazakhstan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Roman Vassilenko talked to NE Global in an exclusive interview about a state-wide referendum on June 5 on the adoption...

National referendum on amending Kazakhstan’s Constitution to take place on June 5

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced on May 5 a state-wide referendum on June 5 on the adoption of amendments to the Constitution.In his televised...

Kazakhstan’s president proposes Constitutional reforms referendum

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed on April 29 holding a referendum in the Central Asian country on the draft amendments to the Constitution and...

Pope Francis to visit Kazakhstan in September

Pope Francis has confirmed his official visit to Kazakhstan and participation in the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, Kazakhstan's presidential...

Kazakhstan’s Tokayev unveils major political and socio-economic reforms

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev unveiled on March 16 a large-scale program of political reforms and several socio-economic measures to be implemented soon. The aim...

Kazakhstan to enhance foreign investment

Kazakhstan’s open-door policy to foreign investment remains the Central Asian republic’s strategic priority, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told the Foreign Investor Council’s Meeting on February...

EU to support Kazakhstan’s modernization

At a meeting of Kazakhstan’s Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi with ambassadors from EU Member States, the diplomats reiterated their interest in...

EU and Kazakhstan discuss strategic partnership, January violence

The EU's Special Representative for Central Asia Terhi Hakala visited Nur-Sultan on February 7 noting that the European Union and Kazakhstan have enjoyed a...

Why it’s time to take the Russian-led military alliance seriously

The Russian-led military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), created headlines in January 2022 after 2,500 of its troops entered Kazakhstan to assist in restoring...

Uzbekistan re-elects President Mirziyoyev to second term

Uzbekistan held presidential elections on October 24, in a peaceful and secure atmosphere, with incumbent President Shavkat Mirziyoyev handily taking first place with 80.1%...

Will Central Asia serve as Europe’s bridge to Afghanistan?

Just over one month on from the fall of Kabul, Europe is still grasping for answers to the question of how to engage in...

Tokayev addresses Kazakhstan’s state of emergency, anti-crisis measures

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addressed on March 31 the state of emergency and anti-crisis measures introduced by the government to tackle the global spread...

Kazakhstan bans all public events due to coronavirus

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan - In response to the coronavirus, Kazakhstan has imposed a ban on all public events, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on 12...

Russia, Kazakhstan discuss security cooperation, coronavirus

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, who is visiting Nur Sultan on 6...

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