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Kazakhstan and US Investment Roundtable Generates New Opportunities for Collaboration
ASTANA – Kazakh and United States (U.S.) officials and business leaders explored new investment opportunities and cooperation prospects at a June 7 U.S. – Kazakhstan Investment Roundtable in Astana.

Astana hosts U.S.-Kazakhstan Investment Roundtable on June 7. Photo credit: The Astana Times.

Addressing the participants, Kazakh Minister of National Economy Alibek Kuantyrov emphasized decades-long…
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Live Updates from Astana International Forum
ASTANA – As the Astana International Forum (AIF) opens on June 8, The Astana Times offers live updates from the opening ceremony and plenary session of the forum.

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Kazakhstan Ready to Increase Exports to Qatar in 60 Commodity Items Worth $250 Million
ASTANA – Kazakhstan is ready to increase exports to Qatar in about 60 types of products worth $250 million, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said at a meeting with Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani on June 7, reported the Akorda press service.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev with Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad…
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CEO of Polpharma Group Explores Company’s Impactful Activities in Kazakhstan, Shares Vision on Global Trends
ASTANA – The Polpharma Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of generic medications, has been operating in Kazakhstan for 12 years. CEO of Polpharma Group Markus Sieger spoke about the results of the company’s investments and projects in the Kazakh pharmaceutical sector, worldwide healthcare developments in an interview with The Astana Times on…
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President Tokayev Calls for Global Cooperation at Opening Ceremony of Astana International Forum
ASTANA – As the world is changing at an unprecedented speed, high-level delegates from diverse backgrounds and perspectives across the world convened in the Kazakh capital for the inaugural Astana International Forum (AIF), which opened on June 8.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addresses the AIF participants. Photo credit: Akorda.

The forum brought together renowned leaders,…
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Kazakhstan’s Extensive Green Hydrogen Production Capacity Unveiled at First Hydrogen Diplomacy Symposium
ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s vast land and wind resources provide favorable conditions for the country to expand its capacity to produce and export green hydrogen, a key element of green energy, said experts at the first Kazakh-German Hydrogen Diplomacy Symposium in Astana on June 7.

Government and business representatives, diplomats and industry experts gathered at…
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Astana International Forum 2023 to Host Session With TotalEnergies Top Official
ASTANA – With only one day left until the conclusion of the Astana International Forum (AIF), the Kazakh capital is welcoming international guests and media representatives to the first event to promote ideals of peaceful and sustainable development worldwide.

CEO of TotalEnergies Patrick Pouyanné to take part in the Astana International Forum. Photo credit:…
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Astana International Forum Plenary Session Emphasizes Need for Multilateral Cooperation
ASTANA – A fundamental shift towards regional and global cooperation is needed to respond to emerging global challenges in the face of climate change, and international security and sustainability issues, participants at the plenary session of the Astana International Forum (AIF) said on June 8.

The panel became the global meeting of minds addressing…
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AIF: President Tokayev Proposes to Hold Regional Climate Summit in Kazakhstan in 2026
ASTANA – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev outlined key global initiatives to address humanity’s shared challenges, focusing on the significance of the Astana International Forum (AIF) at a June 8 opening ceremony and plenary session, reported the Akorda press service.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivers speech at the opening ceremony of the Astana International Forum. Photo…
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First Day Impressions From Astana International Forum
ASTANA – The Astana International Forum (AIF) participants shared their impressions with The Astana Times about the first day of the forum on June 8 in the Kazakh capital.

Michel Roee, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Israel-Kazakhstan. Photo credit: The Astana Times.

According to Michel Roee, chairman of the Israel-Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce,…
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Kazakhstan Aims to Become One of Eurasia’s Largest Digital Hubs, Says President Tokayev
ASTANA – Kazakhstan aims to become one of the largest digital hubs in Eurasia, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as he chaired the 35th plenary session of the Foreign Investors Council (FIC), which coincided with the Astana International Forum (AIF) on June 8.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivers his remark at the 35th plenary session of the…
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Kazakhstan’s Agricultural and Logistics Potential to Help Overcome Breakdown in Global Supply Chains, Say AIF Experts
ASTANA – Astana International Forum (AIF) panel session gathered international experts to delve into the impact of global supply chain disruption on food security. The June 8 discussion meeting outlined Kazakhstan’s huge potential in overcoming breakdowns in supply chains and ensuring food security in the region.

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“There is no…
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Experts Assess Central Asian Prospects at Astana International Forum Session
ASTANA – Astana International Forum (AIF)’s panel session Mapping Central Asian Connectivity, on June 8 addressed key achievements and obstacles in regional cooperation in energy, security, economic integration, and private sector development. Experts held insightful discussions exploring new ways to improve regional engagement in resolving common challenges.

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The participants…
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News Digest: Foreign Media on Astana International Forum, Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, German President’s Upcoming Visit to Kazakhstan and More
ASTANA – The Astana Times has picked a selection of articles on Kazakhstan featured in international media this week. This foreign media digest covers the Astana International Forum, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s participation in the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow, the upcoming visit to Kazakhstan of Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, QazCode software company,…
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Weekly news digest📰

▪️Astana International Forum Plenary Session Emphasizes Need for Multilateral Cooperation. Read.  

▪️IMF’s Head Georgieva Discusses Cooperation with Central Asia, Assistance to Kazakhstan Toward Carbon Neutrality in Exclusive Interview. Read.

▪️Kazakhstan’s Extensive Green Hydrogen Production Capacity Unveiled at First Hydrogen Diplomacy Symposium. Read.

▪️CEO of Polpharma Group Explores Company’s Impactful Activities in Kazakhstan, Shares Vision on Global Trends . Read.

▪️Experts Debate Course Towards Net-Zero World at EU Green Week. Read.

▪️Kazakhstan and US Investment Roundtable Generates New Opportunities for Collaboration. Read.

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United Nations Under Scrutiny at Astana International Forum
ASTANA – The panel session Opportunities or Challenges: The UN’s Role in Ensuring Peace and Security at the Astana International Forum (AIF) examined the role of the United Nations in conflict prevention, given the rising confrontation and conflicts worldwide, as well as whether the organization needs to be reformed.

Global Peace and Security are…
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Long-Awaited Summer Events in the Kazakh Capital
ASTANA — Summer is the best time to try out new activities and visit new places. The Astana Times has put together a list of exciting events that will help you recover from the heatwave that caught everyone by surprise in the capital.

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Flower crafting workshop on June 10

The…
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Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina Agree to Intensify Bilateral Cooperation
ASTANA – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Chairwoman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Željka Cvijanović agreed to strengthen cooperation during a June 9 meeting in Astana, reported the Akorda press service.

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Chairwoman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Željka Cvijanović. Photo credit: Akorda.

Tokayev expressed gratitude…
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Kazakh Pop Star Dimash Kudaibergen’s Songs Get Recognition in Chile
ASTANA – Cuban opera singer Zoylin Ybarra performed a song by Kazakh popstar Dimash Kudaibergen “SOS d’un Terrien en Détresse” at The Voice Chile signing contest on June 6, reported Dimashnews.com.

Dimash Kudaibergen. Photo credit: dimashnews.com.

Ybarra made it to the quarterfinals with the song she performed in Spanish.

“Dimash is one of the…
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