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Kazakhstan Presidential Elections Factsheet
Following consultations with the leaders of the Senate, the Mazhilis of the Parliament, the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan, President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced that the early presidential election will be held on 26 April 2015. Most political parties, as well as 18 nation-wide public associations, have voiced their support for this decision.
Timetable of the election
26 February – 15 March: Nomination of candidates
26 March – 24 April: Pre-election campaign of candidates
25 April: Day of silence, when no campaigning is allowed
26 April 7 am – 26 April 8 pm: Voting takes place
Not later than 3 May: Results are announced
Информация о внеочередных выборах Президента Республики Казахстан
В соответствии с Указом Главы государства № 1018 от 25 февраля 2015 года на 26 апреля 2015 года назначены внеочередные выборы Президента Республики Казахстан.
Согласно статье 23 Конституционного закона РК «О выборах в Республике Казахстан» при загранучреждениях РК образовано 65 участковых избирательных комиссий.
Announcement for foreign media representatives
Dear representatives of the mass media!
We announce that since the February 27, 2015 the accreditation of journalists to participate in the coverage of early elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan appointed on April 26 this year has opened.
23rd Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan
On December 16, 2014 in Bern the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Switzerland hosted a official reception on the occasion of 23rd Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which is on December 16.
The event was attended by prominent political figures, Members of Parliament, representatives of government, public and business circles, heads of diplomatic missions, as well as Kazakh students studying in Switzerland.
Visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Switzerland M.Tleuberdi to the Canton of Ticino
On the 28-29-th of August Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Swiss Confederation M.Tleuberdi made an official visit to the Canton of Ticino.
During meetings the officials and business community of the canton were informed on the main directions of the socio-economic and political development of Kazakhstan and the President’s Address “Kazakhstan’s way – 2050″. Cantonal authorities and entrepreneurs were also informed about the official invitation to Switzerland to participate at the International specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana.
The regular election of deputies of the Senate of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan
On 1 August 2014 the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On calling regular election of deputies of the Senate of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 1 October 2014” has been published.
On the same day in the Central Communications Service at the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan the press-conference of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan, where the Chairman and members of the CEC told about preparation to the upcoming election campaign, was held.
Press release of the Embassies of Belorussia, Kazakhstan and Russia
Joint press release of the Embassies of Belorussia, Kazakhstan and Russia on the occasion of signing agreement establishing the Eurasian Economic Union.
On 29 May 2014, the leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia met in Astana (Kazakhstan) to sign the agreement establishing the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The treaty on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union, which should come into force on January 1, 2015, has been signed by Presidents of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council at the Palace of Independence in Astana. Alexander Lukashenko, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin signed the treaty in the presence of members of the public of the three countries.
KADEX 2014 – Kazakhstan Defence Expo
To the attention of representatives of Kazakhstan and foreign mass-media!
The official accreditation of journalists for coverage of the third International exhibition «КАDЕХ-2014» is opening today, February 10th, 2014. The event will take place May 22-25, 2014 in Astana.
The International exhibition of weapons systems and military equipment «KADEX-2014» is an excellent platform for demonstration of the latest achievements in the field of defenсe industry and for exchange of expert opinions.
Kasakhstan In The Eyes Of Foreign Media
Kazakhstan Journalists’ Union announces international contest for reporting on Kazakhstan
The Kazakhstan Journalists’ Union, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, has announced a contest for foreign journalists reporting on the country entitled “Kazakhstan in the Eyes of Foreign Media”.
In Kazakhstan, the international smart- exhibition ASTEX-2014 will bring together innovators of the Silicon Valley
On May 15-16, 2014, Corporate Fund “Information Communications Development Fund” of Kazakhstan, chaired by Silicon Valley innovator Sanzhar Ketebekov will hold an international exhibition and conference ASTEX-2014 in the frame of the VII Astana Economic Forum. The event will bring together eminent foreign speakers: heads of foreign companies, large investors, business coaches, professors, e-commerce businessmen and analysts.
“Anti Counterfeiting” International Forum – VII Astana Economic Forum
Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan organizes “Anti counterfeiting” International Forum which will be held on the 21st of May 2014 in the Palace of Independence in Astana.
“Anti counterfeiting” Forum – is an international platform for constructive dialogue between representatives of government, business, science, rights holders, producers, writers and public representatives against counterfeit products, protection of intellectual property and the formation of a civilized market of goods and services. The following issues will be discussed during the Forum…
Foreign Policy Concept for 2014-2020 Republic of Kazakhstan
The Foreign Policy Concept of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the Concept) has been developed based on the directions, set forth in the Strategy Kazakhstan-2050 Address to the people of Kazakhstan by President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – Strategy 2050). This strategy represents a system of fundamental views on the principles, approaches, aims, priorities and tasks of foreign policy for the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Press Statement following visit to Davos for participation in the World Economic Forum
The head of state pointed out that the World Economic Forum was a platform for exchange of opinions on the state of affairs in the world economy and prospects for its development.
Meeting with President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter
In the course of the meeting the President of Kazakhstan thanked for the welcome and emphasised the high level of organisation of the World Economic Forum.
The leaders of the two states discussed the key aspects of the Kazakh-Swiss relations, prospects of their further development, as well as the issues of the international agenda.
Meeting with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso
The prospects f strengthening of cooperation, as well as topical issues of the international agenda were discussed at the meeting.
The President of Kazakhstan noted that the European Union is our country’s important trading and investment partner. Regular high-level talks make significant contribution to systematic development of our relations. In this regard, the meeting stressed the importance of the work being done within the framework of the EU’s Strategy in Central Asia.
Meeting with former Prime-Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair
The topical issues of the international agenda, including the situation in the Middle East and Central Asia were discussed in the course of the meeting.
Moreover, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Tony Blair touched upon the main aspects of the “Kazakhstan-2050” Strategy, as well as the issues of its effective implementation.
Meeting with Chairman and CEO of Arcelor Mittal Lakshmi Mittal
The issues on current activities of the company in Kazakhstan were discussed at the meeting.
President Nazarbayev and Lakshmi Mittal reviewed the aspects of the company’s participation in the development of the metallurgical sector of Kazakhstan, as well as activities of ArcelorMittal Temirtau Company and implementation of various investment and social projects.
Address of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan A. Nazarbayev to the Nation January 2014
Kazakhstan’s way – 2050: Common Aim, Common Interests, Common future
Dear fellow citizens!
Distinguished Members of Parliament!
A year ago I announced the new political course for Kazakhstan until 2050.The main goal is to join the group of 30 most developed countries.This project is called “Eternal Kazakhstan”. It is a mature vision of a new era in the history of our country.
Over the last 22 years Kazakhstan has accomplished a great deal. We have created our own successful model of development. Every citizen is immensely proud of their country. They have faith in tomorrow and believe in the future of Kazakhstan. 97 percent of our citizens recognize the stability of their social-economic condition and its continuous improvement year to year.
Exhibition “Цветы Flowers Almaty”
Exhibition company “ExpoDamu” invites you to take part in the Seventh Eurasian International exhibition “Цветы Flowers Almaty”, which will take place, from 24 to 26 of April 2014 in Almaty (Kazakhstan), “Atakent” Exhibition Centre. The exhibition will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan; the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan; JSC “NUKhKazAgro”; the Akimat of Almaty.
86% of kazakh citizens respond positively to the country´s economic and political progress
New opinion poll by Ipsos MORI shows widespread satisfaction with the direction of the country and a majority of citizens with a positive attitude towards the economy
The results of a new opinion poll conducted in Kazakhstan, commissioned by the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and carried out by UK-based opinion research firm Ipsos MORI, have been released by the Kazakh Foreign Minister, H.E. Erlan Idrissov today, on the eve of his working visit to London during which he will hold meetings with the Foreign Secretary, The Rt. Hon. William Hague MP, and Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee The Rt. Hon. Richard Ottaway MP, and speak at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Receives President of the Council of States of the Swiss Confederation Filippo Lombardi
During the meeting, the parties discussed bilateral inter-parliamentary relations, as well as cooperation in the sphere of new technologies, energy and interaction within the framework of the international organizations. The President noted that this is the first visit of Filippo Lombardi to Kazakhstan, which is given a great importance.
Ban Ki-moon thanks Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for service to the UN
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a personal letter addressed to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated him on election as Speaker of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan and thanked him for the fruitful work in the position of the UN Under-Secretary-General, Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva.
Press release on assignment the Republic of Kazakhstan the status of EITI compliant country
24. 10. 2014
Today the International Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) gathered for meeting in Abidjan city (Cote d’Ivoire), where the compliance of the Republic Kazakhstan to EITI standards was considered. This issue has been considered by EITI International Secretariat and Board since 15, August this year.
The world premiere of the theater “Astana Opera”
The world premiere of the theater “Astana Opera” – the main event of the new season, not only in Kazakhstan but also in the world of opera culture. During 4 days the world stars will perform on the stage of the main theater of the country.
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