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Last week in the framework of the First Committee of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, a briefing was held on the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia (commonly known as the Semipalatinsk Treaty). The briefing was convened by the Permanent Missions to the UN in New York of the States Parties of this Treaty – the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Former leader of the Movement Against Illegal Immigration (DPNI) Alexander Potkin (Belov) has been detained in Moscow in connection with embezzlement of $5 billion from Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank that was lead by Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive Kazakh who is now the main defendant in the gigantic fraud case, Tengrinews reports citing Kommersant.ru.
Kazakhstan will issue highly secure ID documents with protected color portraits.
The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the American Film Showcase Central Asia will visit Kazakhstan October 23-November 5.
Two silver and one bronze medals were won by swimmers Anuar Akhmetov and Dmitry Lee.
With the “political” smokescreen put up by Kazakhstan’s one-time banker and master-swindler Mukhtar Ablyazov and his helpers falling apart, one more associate who helped him set up and manage his complex fund diversion and conversion schemes has been held in Moscow last week. His name had been formerly publicised as Alexei (also Alexander) Belov (also Byelov) who was among those arrested in connection to the scam back in early 2010, about a year after Ablyazov and associates had been exposed in Kazakhstan, leading to the main culprit’s and his closest associates’ flight to England. Last week, hearings started in a French court of law for the second time following procedural errors in the first round, which should lead to his extradition either to Ukraine or to the Russian Federation.
Kazakhstan takes steps to avoid textbooks’ shortages and improve conditions for doing business in the country. The Kazakh Government is set to revise the budget for 2015 given a possible drop in oil prices.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who is on a visit to Italy, took part in the plenary session of the 10th Summit of the Forum “Asia-Europe” and spoke on the theme “Financial Development and Economic Cooperation through expanding the relationship.
Kazakhstan will host the international special tactical peacekeeping exercise “Steppe Eagle” in 2015, Kazakh Defense Ministry said.
Kazakhstan’s largest mobile phone operator KCell said on Friday its net profit and revenue both rose in the first nine months of the year, driven by demand for data services and by handset sales.
World famous Kazakh violinist and conductor Marat Bisengaliev will give a solo concert at the Kazakh National State Zhambyl Philharmonic Hall in Almaty on November 1, Tengrinews reports.