News Bulletin Archive for 2001


Vol. 4, No. 53, December 18, 2001

Special Edition

Kazakhstan, striving for the future
Message from Kanat Saudabayev,
Kazakhstan's Ambassador to the USA


Vol. 4, No. 52, December 11, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·Kazakhstan joins the United States and other nations in marking September 11
·Presidents Bush and Nazarbayev to meet on December 21 in Washington
·President Nazarbayev, Secretary Powell talk "strategic partnership"

Economy
·Kazakhstan will not cut oil output
·KazAtomProm and Canadian partner launch development of Inkai deposit


Vol. 4, No. 51, December 4, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·Secretary of State Colin Powell to visit Kazakhstan
·State Department publishes background note on Kazakhstan
·Kazakhstan reiterates willingness to help in any way in the war on terror

Economy
·President meets with US Energy Secretary
·Kazakhstan and Russia to coordinate WTO accession
·Hurricane confirms deal to purchase CPC stake


Vol. 4, No. 50, November 27, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·Tribute to the people of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Hon. Robert Wexler
·Pope John Paul II declares President Nazarbayev Knight of Piux Order
·Kazakhstan forms body to clean up former Aral Sea weapons dump

Economy
·U.S. Senators and Congressmen: Caspian Pipeline Consortium's pipeline a "significant economic milestone"
·Oil and gas condensate exports rise by 13% in first nine months
·National Bank cuts refinancing rate for fourth time


Vol. 4, No. 49, November 21, 2001

The Embassy wishes you Happy Thanksgiving!
Let this holiday season be a time of true peace, harmony
and reunion for you, your family and friends.
During this  thought-provoking holiday,
we all have a lot to be thankful for.

Headlines

Politics
·Presidents Nazarbayev and Karimov sign border treaty
·US purchases Kazakhstan grain for Afghanistan
·Kazakhstan to boost exports of new harvest grain to 3.5 million tons

Economy
·Official opening of CPC scheduled for November 27
·Agip KCO to build hydrocarbons processing plant on Caspian Sea
·Kazakhstan continues "blue-chip" privatization
·ADB report suggests long-term economic prospects for Central Asia remain positive


Vol. 4, No. 48, November 14, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·President speaks about Afghanistan and Islam
·President urges diplomatic missions to move to Astana
·Authorities move against extremists

Economy
·Kazakhstan tops CIS economic survey
·Kazakhstan poised to become major wheat exporter
·Prime Minister meets Phillips Petroleum Vice President
·Kazakhstan to boost natural gas production to 50 billion cubic meters by 2015
·Another kind of Kazakh exports to the U.S.


Vol. 4, No. 47, November 7, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·President Nazarbayev ties Kazakhstan's future to oil, metals, regional cooperation
·State Department 'satisfied' with Kazakhstan's cooperation in anti-terrorist effort
·Ambassador Saudabayev presents credentials to Governor General of Canada

Economy
·A Caspian Alternative to OPEC
·Parliament approves 2002 Budget
·Kazakhstan collects 18.3 million tons of grain
·Washington to allocate USD 15 mln to support SMEs in Kazakhstan


Vol. 4, No. 46, October 31, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·British Prime Minister thanks President Nazarbayev
·Members of Kazakhstan's Parliament support antiterrorist campaign and appeal to avert humanitarian catastrophe
·Majilis passes CTBT ratification bill
·Kazakhstan postpones Asian security summit

Economy
·US Administration consults on graduating seven CIS countries from "Jackson-Vanik" amendment
·U.S. to Buy Foreign, including Kazakhstan's, Wheat for Afghanistan



On October 25, 2001 Kazakhstan celebrates its National Day, the Day of
the Republic. This is the year of the 11th anniversary of the adoption of Declaration of Sovereignty that preceded the fully-fledged independence in December 1991. In light of the horrific tragedy befallen the United States on September 11, 2001 the Embassy has chosen to postpone a reception until a later date.
                                               
Vol. 4, No. 45, October 24, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·President Nazarbayev addresses the nation of the eve of the holiday
·Rural district akims (governors) elected
·President hails grain farmers
·Kazakhstan to sell grain to UN program to feed starving Afghans
·World Bank to provide financing for Aral Sea clean-up

Economy
·Kazakhstan 2002 economic growth to be fueled by strong CIS growth
·Kazakhoil nine-month output up 11.6%
·Head of Canada-based oil company Hurricane Hydrocarbons met with President

Society
·Population of Astana nears half-million


Vol. 4, No. 44, October 17, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·Nazarbayev, Putin discuss Afghanistan, CPC
·Astana says 'no link' between anthrax reports in U.S. and Kazakhstan
·Government pleased with export control system, plans further improvement
·Registration concludes for local elections
·OSCE will assist in improvement of Kazakhstan electoral legislation
·Roman Catholics grateful to Kazakhstan's people
·Security measures stepped up at Baikonur Cosmodrome
·Kazakhstan "completes" program to put computers in schools

Economy
·Economy continues strong double-digit growth
·Kazakhstan moves to the ranks of world's top oil exporters
·US Department of Energy forecasts that Caspian region oil output will hit 3.9 million bpd by 2010
·Oil and gas, oil products output up


Vol. 4, No. 42, October 10, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·President Nazarbayev meets Turkish President Sezer, discusses regional security
·Secretary of State Colin Powell calls President Nursultan Nazarbayev
·Kazakhstan tightens security at diplomatic missions
·Prime Minister meets new head of OSCE Almaty office
·South Kazakhstan prepares for Afghan refugees
·Secretary of State of the Holy See awarded Kazakhstan's order

Economy
·Oil investment into Caspian to continue
·KazTransOil posts big increase in half-year profits
·Kazkommetsbank first to receive certificate for VISA "smart card"


Vol. 4, No. 41, October 3, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·President Nazarbayev, Chancellor Shroeder discuss fight against terrorism
·Senator Mary Landrieu hails Kazakhstan's response to terrorist attacks
·Kazakhstan's Ambassador to the U.S. appointed Ambassador to Canada
·Local elections set for October 20

Economy
·Government expects USD 1 billion rise in foreign investment in 2002
·National Fund reserves nearing USD 1.2 billion
·The New York Times: A Breakthrough for Kazakhstan's Oil
·Major international oil and gas exhibition opens in Almaty
·KazakhOil to issue USD 100 million Eurobond
·U.S. and Kazakhstan study the project of "an Aktau-Baku oil corridor"


Vol. 3, No. 40, September 29, 2001

FOREIGN MINISTER YERLAN IDRISSOV
DISCUSSES FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM WITH
SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL


Vol. 3, No. 39, September 26, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·Presidents Nazarbayev and Bush hold telephone talks
·Kazakhstan supports U.S. efforts to fight terrorism
·United States to open permanent representation in Astana
·Travel is safe to Kazakhstan

Economy
·Saudi Arabian official suggests Kazakhstan join OPEC
·President Nazarbayev says Kazakhstan to be alternative oil supplier on world market
·Caspian Pipeline Consortium's pipeline to be officially inaugurated in second half of October

Society
·New synagogue opens in Pavlodar city

Special Report
·Pope John Paul II visits Kazakhstan, praises religious tolerance and calls for peace


Vol. 3, No. 38, September 20, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·President Nazarbayev visits U.S. Embassy in Almaty to sign a book of condolences
·The Washington Times publishes President Nazarbayev's statement
·Parliament of Kazakhstan expresses its readiness to fight terrorism
·To Stop Bin Laden, End Afghan War, Kazakh Says
·Ambassador Napper presents his credentials to President Nazarbayev
·Senator Brownback calls for strengthening ties with Central Asia
·Shanghai Cooperation Organization premiers pledge economic, anti-terrorism cooperation
·Kazakhstan strengthens security prior the visit of Pope John Paul II

Economy
·Minister of Energy tells US not to let terrorists dissuade them from foreign oil
·Government outlines macroeconomic targets
·Oil products output, exports up after eight months
·Eight-month industrial output up 14.1%


Vol. 3, No. 37, September 15, 2001

STATEMENT
BY PRESIDENT NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV OF KAZAKHSTAN, SEPTEMBER 15, 2001



Vol. 3, No. 36, September 11, 2001

KAZAKHSTAN IS FILLED WITH INDIGNATION AND GRIEF



Vol. 3, No. 34, September 6, 2001

Headlines

Politics
·President Nazarbayev delivers the annual address to the nation
·Tighter control for nuclear transfers
·Pope's visit draws attention to religious diversity in Kazakhstan
·Ambassador to Vatican appointed
·Kazakhstan Ambassador to the US visited Kansas

Economy
·President Nazarbayev opens state-of-the-art power plant at Karachaganak
·Tengiz-Novorossiisk pipeline begins operating ahead of official opening


Vol. 3, No. 32, September 3, 2001

Special Edition

U.S. Policy toward the Caspian Region:
Recommendations for the Bush Administration


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