(SRI) – Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Masimov said on Friday the government has no plans to cede Kazakh land to China but predicted that local media will continue to raise the topic, the Novosti-Kazakhstan news agency reported on July 15.
(bne) – Kazakhstan is planning to export up to 3 million tonnes of grain to East and Southeast Asia this year after China lifted a ban on such exports through its territory.
(bne) – China Investment Corporation’s acquisition of a stake in KazMunaiGas Exploration Production and the opening of a pipeline linking oil-rich western Kazakhstan to the Chinese border meant it was inevitable that China’s grasp of Kazakh natural resources would be the hot topic at this year’s Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition (Kioge) conference.
Private sector involvement in the development of the infrastructure sector is a key objective for the Kazakh government in its quest to create a network of roads and reilways and become an important link in the transfer of goods and resources between China and Europe.
Kazakh opposition says govt backsliding on reform
(Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s opposition accused the government on Tuesday of backtracking on pledges to bring more democracy ahead of the ex-Soviet nation’s chairmanship of Europe’s top democracy watchdog in 2010.
China ranks fourth among trade partners of Kazakhstan
(Kazinform) – Foreign Affairs Minister of China Yang Jiechi, who was nominated to this post last April, pays his first official visit to Kazakhstan.
The official visit of the Chinese FM is called to be a milestone in promotion of the Sino-Kazakh strategic partnership, Kazinform refers to the MFA’s press service.
Ambassadors of Kazakhstan to Korea and Iraq appointed (Kazakhstan Today)