nytimes.com. "A Plea for Caution From Russia" - Recent events surrounding
trend.az. "Uzbek, Kazakh, Tajik Presidents arrive in Kyrgyzstan to attend SCO summit" - Uzbek President Islam Karimov arrived in Kyrgyzstan to attend XIII meeting of the SCO member-states heads' meeting, the Kyrgyz government reported on Thursday. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, as well as Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev also arrived in the country. The main day of the event is Friday, Sept. 13.
astana.kz. "Rehearsals of the first Kazakh rock opera «Zheruyik» are in progress in Astana" - Artists of the rock opera “Zheruyik” are preparing for their first show which will take place on 14 and 15 of September.
tengrinews.kz. Kazakhstan suggests putting Semipalatinsk Test Site on UNESCO heritage list - The National Nuclear Center of Kazakhstan has admitted that tourists are very interested in visiting the former Semipalatinsk Test Site. According to the center, a lot of foreign delegations, scientists and about 30 tourists visit the test site every year.
"US Ambassador Fairfax completes tenure in Kazakhstan" - Kazakhstan State Secretary Marat Tazhin has met with U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Kazakhstan Kenneth J. Fairfax in Akorda residence, Tengrinews.kz reports referring to Nazarbayev's press-serivce.
Transneft ready to ship Kashagan crude - Transneft is ready to ship crude from Kashagan oilfield if stable supplies of crude are guaranteed for the pipelines, Newskaz.ru reports, citing the Company’s spokesman Igor Demin.
interfax.kz. "Majilis approves ratification of the agreement on Kazakhstan-China oil pipeline" - Majilis of the Kazakh Parliament on Wednesday approved a draft law "On ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the People's Republic of China on operation of the Kazakhstan-China oil pipeline. The agreement was signed in Astana on December 8, 2012.
"Flight attendants to prove Kazakh language skills until the end of the year" - The Committee of Civil Aviation pointed out to the lack of collaboration between the airlines and airports after evaluating the operation of six Kazakhstan's airports. A particular emphasis was placed on the disregard for the needs of the disabled. Luggage safety and information and inquiry services were recommended as areas for improvement. The Kazakh language proficiency test for the flight attendants has to be conducted until the end of the year, said the Committee.
kazinform. "Medvedev will arrive in Kazakhstan for official visit" - The Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev will soon pay official visit to Kazakhstan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov said. As noted by Lavrov, nowadays trade and economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia is developing rapidly, turnover is increasing, new areas of cooperation in trade and economy are laid including energy, investment, high technology, aerospace, nuclear energy, transport and communications.
"Nazarbayev criticizes program of training civil servants abroad for lack of effectiveness" - Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has received today Chairman of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs Alikhan Baimenov, Kazinform refers to Akorda's press service. Mr. Baimenov briefed the Kazakh President on main directions of the agency's activities and aspects of the Kazakhstani model of civil service, praised by international experts.