From the State-of-the-Nation Address of the President of the RK
We should be proud of this. Kazakhstan’s high international reputation allowed our country to become the chairman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. It is a great honour for us. It brings the highest responsibility of chairing the OSCE during the most complicated period of modern history of mankind
Please be advised that the accreditation for foreign media representatives planning to visit the Republic of Kazakhstan to cover the next round of talks on Iran’s nuclear program in Almaty is open from February 12, 2013.
On November 29, 2012 the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Nazarbayev Center Public Institution will hold “The First Nazarbayev Readings “New Kazakhstan in New World” International Forum.
The 2nd Kazakhstan Investment Forum in Hong Kong was organized by the Consulate General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Hong Kong and Macao SAR on October 10, 2012.
His Excellency Mr. Nurlan Yermekbayev, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the People’s Republic of China, and His Excellency Mr. Nurzhan Abdymomunov, the Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Hong Kong and Macao SAR, officiated the 2nd Kazakhstan-dedicated investment forum for Asia-based investors on the behalf of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
As the 2012 Olympics drew to a close in London, Kazakhstan was celebrating its spectacular achievement in the Games. With 13 medals in total, including seven gold, one silver and five bronze, Kazakhstan secured 12th place in the unofficial team rankings.
Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov led Kazakhstan’s delegation at the Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that took place in the holy city of Makkah Al Mukarramah (Mecca) on August 14-15. Heads of State and Government and Foreign Ministers from 57 member states participated in the meeting.
Media representatives should present the public with professional portraits of real working people, Minister of Culture and Information, Darkhan Mynbay said at a meeting on how to implement the new program set out by the President Nursultan Nazarbayev in July 2012: “Social Modernization of Kazakhstan: 20 Steps to a Society of Universal Labor.”
On August 10, the Chairman of the Agency for Countering Economic Crime and Corruption, Rashid Tusupbekov, told a meeting of the agency’s collegium that in the first half of this year, the financial police registered 5,125 crimes: 1,107 were linked to corruption while the remaining 3,572 were classified as economic crimes. The total amount involved was 70 billion tenge (roughly USD 4.69 billion) – of which 29 billion tenge (roughly USD 1.4 billion) have already been recovered by the agency.