KAZAKHSTAN

EU commends Kazakhstan’s aviation reform, keen to continue co-op

By
Emin Sevdimaliyev

The European Commission assesses very highly the reforms carried out by Kazakhstan in the field of aviation and civil aviation management, Peter Bombay, Chairman of the European Union Safety Committee of the European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, said, Trend reports, citing the Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan.

Six political parties admitted to Majilis in Kazakhstan

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

The Central Election Commission has announced the results of the early parliamentary election held on March 19, Kazinform correspondent reports.

According to CEC Chairman Nurlan Abdirov, 6,366,441 people cast their votes during the election.

The votes were distributed as following:

AMANAT – 53.90% or 3,341,510 votes;

Auyl People’s Democratic Party – 10.90% or 693,938 votes;

Kazakhstan to increase volume of oil transit via Azerbaijan

By
EMIN SEVDIMALIYEV

KazTransOil, the national oil transporter of Kazakhstan, shipped 9,959 tons of oil from the Tengiz oil field to Azerbaijan, Trend reports, citing KazTransOil.

Oil was sent to Baku by the “President Heydar Aliyev” oil tanker from Kazakhstan's port of Aktau. Upon reaching Azerbaijan, the natural resource export will continue via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.

SOCAR starts transit of Kazakh oil via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has announced the start of the transit of Kazakh oil through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline. The first shipment of Kazakh oil from the Tengiz field arrived at the Sangachal Terminal in Azerbaijan from the port of Aktau via the “President Heydar Aliyev” tanker on March 23, Trend reports citing company.

UK sets sights on Kazakhstan – Azerbaijan as gateway to Central Asia’s resources

By
EMIN SEVDIMALIYEV

The visit of James Cleverly, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the UK, to Kazakhstan led to several thought-provoking developments, which have far-reaching consequences for a number of states. During the visit, some interesting comments were made regarding the view of the UK on the future of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), also known as the Middle Corridor. Additionally, a matter of diversification of oil exports from Kazakhstan via Azerbaijan was also discussed.

Kazakhstan plans to send another 20,000 tons of oil to Germany

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

Kazakhstan plans to send another 20,000 tons of oil to Germany via the Druzhba oil pipeline in April, Kazinform news agency reports.

As Minister of Energy Bolat Akchulakov announced on the sidelines of the Council of Ministers during a government meeting, the first batch of 20 thousand tons has already been shipped, the second batch - in the same volume was sent in March. In general, according to the contract, Kazakhstan should deliver 300 thousand tons of oil.

Kazakhstan, UK seek to boost bilateral trade

By
EMIN SEVDIMALIYEV

UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Kazakhstan, Baroness Nicholson, arrived in Kazakhstan with a four-day visit to boost bilateral trade and economic ties between the UK and Kazakhstan, Trend reports, citing the British Embassy in Kazakhstan.

Baroness Nicholson will focus on two major areas - education, and agriculture, during her visit.

Kazakhstan continues work on fiber-optic co-op with Azerbaijan

By
EMIN SEVDIMALIYEV

Kazakhstan continues the work on laying a fiber-optic communication line (FOCL) along the bottom of the Caspian Sea, which will link Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev, Chairman of the Board of Kazakhtelecom, said, Trend reports, citing the press service of the President.

The statement was made during the meeting between Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the President of Kazakhstan.