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Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov to hear a report on the results of Kazakhstan’s socioeconomic development in January-July 2022, Kazinform has learned from the Akorda press service.
According to Prime Minister Smailov, the country’s GDP has grown by 3.2% in the reporting period. Production of goods has increased by 3.3%, while volume of service has spiked by 2.4%. ?onstruction, trade, processing industry, transport and communications are the sectors which have seen the biggest growth in the reporting period.
The Prime Minister informed the President of the measures taken to control food staples’ prices as the Kazakh Government continues on with the plan on ensuring food security in 2022-2024.
The head of the Government briefed the Head of State on the work done to lower inflation, demonopolise economy, develop the transit and transport potential and implement the pool of investment projects worth KZT 22.2 trillion.
In addition, Prime Minister Smailov made a presentation of the forecast of Kazakhstan’s socioeconomic development for 2023-2025.
In conclusion, President Tokayev pointed out the need to carry on the structural reforms and demonopolization of economy, continue to support entrepreneurs and raise household incomes of Kazakhstanis.
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Around 70 thousand Russian citizens have been given the foreigner (non-resident) identity number in Kazakhstan since September 21, Kazakh digital development and aerospace industry minister Bagdat Mussin said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
According to him, the foreigner identity number is important for recording the stay and registration as well as violations. It enables to identify movement, services, fines received, and so on via databases.
It’s an identity number and does not provide citizenship or anything else" he added.
68 nationals of the Russian Federation have applied for the Kazakhstan citizenship, according to Minister of Internal Affairs Marat Akhmetzhanov, who said it on the sidelines of the Cabinet’s weekly meeting today.
The applicants will have to undergo some procedures to obtain the citizenship, he noted.
The journalists asked the Minister whether they would check the migrants on involvement in destructive movements or groups.
The Ministry keeps the situation under control, he assured. "If we detect such cases, appropriate measures will be taken," he said.
Over 200,000 nationals of Russia arrived in Kazakhstan since the announcement of partial mobilization in Russia," Kazakh Interior Minister Marat Akhmetzhanov said.
Over 200,000 Russians arrived, more than 147,000 left Kazakhstan since September 21," he told reporters following the Government meeting.
Yesterday over 7,000 citizens of Russia arrived in Kazakhstan, some 11,000 left the country. All the migration issues are under control," he resumed.
Kazakhstan-based Skills Enbek platform and the largest international educational platform Coursera signed a memo on the development of online learning in Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Labour and Social Protection Ministry’s press service reports.
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AIFC Academy of Law with the support of the AIFC Advisory Council on the Development of LegalTech, the European Legal Technology Association and the international technology park of IT start-ups "Astana Hub", held a full-scale legal technology hackathon for students and young professionals. The hackathon was sponsored by Freedom Broker and UpperLicense.
More than 50 teams and 200+ participants applied for the hackathon and 28 teams and more than 100 participants were chosen. Within 48 hours, the teams had to develop the solution to the hackathon's task - to automate the work of the corporate secretary, the AIFC’s official website reads.
The Hackathon was judged by international experts: Presiding Judge - Professor Mark Beer - Chairman of AIFC Advisory Council on the Development of LegalTech, John Martin Saint-Valerie - founder of Jackson MSV Ltd, Holger Zscheyge - President of European Association of Legal Technologies, Olga Lozovaya – Chief Legal Officer at Freedom Finance Global Plc and Ilnur Khairulin - Hea of UpperLicense Astana City.
13Lab became the winner team by the decision of the Hackathon judges.
The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is an independent jurisdiction that started operations in 2018. In accordance with the Development Strategy until 2025, the key focus of the AIFC is to consolidate as a universal platform connecting the countries of the EAEU, Central Asia and the Caucasus.
The AIFC Advisory Council on the Development of LegalTech is a council formed with the aim of developing the LegalTech ecosystem in the AIFC, which can improve the efficiency and quality of legal services and make them more accessible.
To achieve these goals, the AIFC LawTech Advisory Council promotes cooperation between the AIFC and international stakeholders in the field of LegalTech and provides strategic guidance and recommendations for the development of a world-class regulatory framework on LegalTech.
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Freedom Broker is one of the largest investment companies in the CIS providing access to global financial markets. Freedom Group was founded in 2008. Today, Freedom's equity capital exceeds $607 million, and its total assets amount to $3.8 billion. Freedom's activities are regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Astana Hub – is the largest international technology park of IT start-ups in Central Asia. Conditions for the free development of Kazakhstani and foreign technology companies are created here.
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UpperLicense - portal where you can collect all the necessary information online and order services to obtain all types of licenses and permits in Kazakhstan
Chairman of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament Maulen Ashimbayev commented on the issue of possible mass arrival of Russian citizens in Kazakhstan, following the announcement of partial mobilization in the neighboring country yesterday, Kazinform reports.
According to Ashimbayev, Kazakhstan will not impose any restrictions, as it is a reciprocal process. Kazakhstanis and Russians may freely cross the border.
Applying for a residence permit is another issue, he said.
To receive a residence permit in Kazakhstan, a foreigner shall submit a departure sheet and other documents as stipulated in legislation," he noted.
Political asylum is quite another issue, which is regulated by international agreements, corresponding documents, approved by the UN. But that’s another story," Maulen Ashimbayev added.
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The film ‘Life’ by Emir Baigazin has been chosen as Kazakhstan’s entry for best international feature film academy award, Kazinform reports.
The film ‘Life’ premiered in the modern world film section of the prestigious film festival currently underway in Toronto.
Next year's Academy Awards will take place March 12
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The unique World Painting Art Project, which depicts brush strokes from over 2000 people from 190 countries, was proudly presented by the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations in New York to be viewed by the international community. The art project was presented on the eve of the Seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, which opened on 14 September in the capital of Kazakhstan.
The World Painting will remain on display till 16 September, and give a message of global harmony and solidarity, which converges with the very raison d'etre of the United Nations, the official website of the Kazakh Permanent Mision to the UN reads.
His Excellency, Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, was the Guest of Honour, and painted a graphic image of nature, to add to the thousands on the canvas, to depict sustainable development and our harmony with Mother Earth. As a champion of peace and multilateralism, and the highest-ranking statesman in the UN, he aptly represented the United Nations on the canvas. His strokes on this painting will be historic for now the painting closes, and will be on its way to other capitals.
His Excellency Abdulla Shahid noted that this outstanding piece of artwork brings people of our planet together for peace, friendship and harmony. "It is a great honor for me to join the thousands of people from more than 190 countries who took part in creating this unique painting," said the President of the 76th session of the UNGA.
Magzhan Ilyasov, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN, called the opening of the "World Painting" at the UN headquarters on the eve of the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions symbolic. He emphasized that the message of this project -- peace, mutual understanding and social harmony -- is consonant with the idea of the Congress, which is opening these days in the capital of Kazakhstan.
The colourful canvass carries painted symbols and imaginations of celebrities, global actors, esteemed sportsmen, government officials and even simple common people, old and young, including youth and children, from all walks of life. They come from all social classes, races, religions, cultures, belief systems and geography to form a kaleidoscope of the Human Family.
As H.E. Magzhan Ilyassov remarked at the exhibitions' opening ceremony that "this painting is most relevant at a time when the world is confronted with chaos, turmoil, hostilities, xenophobia and intolerance". He further added that "while diplomats from 193 Member States deliberate seriously in the halls, chambers and meeting rooms of United Nations on multilateralism, conflict prevention and resolution, and the need for world peace, this project has taught us that art is a great and powerful force for global harmony and building bridges between people".
He drew attention to the remarkable feature of the painting, that this canvas is 4 meters x 1.27 meters. "It is amazingly conceived, bearing in mind the globe we live on", he added, since the dimensions of the canvas have been reduced to an equivalent copy of the physical parameters of Planet Earth in circumference and diameter (the Earth has a circumference of 40,075 km and a diameter of 12,742 km)".
The project has also been executed as an online video chain, on 2 February 2022, using and passing the paint brush to the next one, thus creating bonds of friendship with people around the world, untainted by discrimination and exclusion. It is not surprising then that the World Painting Art Project set in the Guinness World Record as a unique event. An image of this painting was also delivered to the International Space Station.
The painting features distinctive and bright colors, which reflect optimism, hope and courage, that the President of the United Nations General Assembly set as the theme for the 76th session, he was steering.
Ambassador Ilyassov concluded the ceremony on an uplifting note, reminding us that we will not be able to put our brush strokes on the canvas, "let our brush strokes be in the form of smile, kind words and good deeds. They can all build a momentum of political and social activism for harmony, equality, inclusion, weaving together our individual strands to make a large tapestry of humankind".
The project was first displayed on 28 October 2021 at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai.
The authors of the art project are well-known Kazakh civil activists and producers Daut Shaikhislamov and Dana Ormanbayeva.
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