The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit adopted the Bishkek Declaration on June 14 in Bishkek.
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Incumbent President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won Kazakhstan’s June 9 presidential election, receiving 70.96 percent of the vote (6,539,715 votes), said Central Election Commission (CEC) Member Lyazzat Suleimen at a June 10 CEC briefing on election results.
Today, China’s strategic efforts are focused on using all the possibilities the state has to protect national interests, conducting an independent foreign policy, not participating in military-political blocs and refusing to enter into an alliance with great powers, as well as countering US hegemonism.
The oil extraction at the enormous Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan equaled 400,000 barrels a day, which is the highest volume since the launch of the field development in 2016.
Esteemed colleagues, It is a great honour for me to be opening the fifth annual Conference on cooperation between Russia and China organized by the Russian International Affairs Council and our strategic partner, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Kazakhstan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) has accredited 1,013 international observers, including 866 observers from nine international organisations and 147 observers from 41 foreign countries, to observe Kazakhstan’s June 9 presidential election, said CEC member Zauresh Baimoldina at a June 3 CEC meeting.
The annual Shangri-La Dialogue kicked off in Singapore Friday. Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will attend the event and make a speech, raising observers' expectations on this year's Dialogue.
The European Union has just outlined its strategy for a deeper partnership with Central Asia and with all of its countries.
Kazakhs will vote for a new President on 9 June and, for the first time since the country’s independence, Nursultan Nazarbayev is not running.
President of the European Council Donald Tusk will pay a visit to Kazakhstan on May 31