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Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Austria, Permanent Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna wishes you a Happy New Year 2019! Let the upcoming year bring only positive events, fulfillment of all hopes and dreams!
For the convenience of our foreign partners and guests, we have launched a new version of the website, which is available at the following link http://mfa.gov.kz/en/vienna.
The previous version of the website will function until February 1, 2019.

A solemn reception dedicated to the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan was hosted in Ljubljana

On December 12, 2018 a solemn reception was held in Ljubljana dedicated to the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It was attended by representatives of the Slovenian government, the leadership of the local regional government, business circles, academics, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Slovenia, honorary consuls of Kazakhstan in Slovenia.
Opening the event, Ambassador Kairat Sarybay stressed that for 26 years of friendship and cooperation, Kazakhstan and Slovenia created favorable conditions for the ongoing development of political dialogue, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation. At the same time, it was especially noted that high-level visits gave an important impetus to the expansion of cooperation between our countries.

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Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan participates at the 5th OPEC and Non-OPEC Producing Countries’ Ministerial Meeting

On December 7, 2018 the delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan headed by the Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev participated in the 5th OPEC and Non-OPEC Producing Countries’ Ministerial Meeting.
During the meeting, the participants discussed joint measures aimed at stabilizing oil production in the global oil market in 2019 by 1.2 million barrels/day, which ensures a 2.5% reduction in production for each of the OPEC member countries and by 2% for Non-OPEC countries, including Kazakhstan.
Along with OPEC countries and Kazakhstan the 5th Ministerial meeting has been attended by Azerbaijan, Algiers, Angola, Bahrain, Brunei, Ecuador, Egypt, Gabon, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Russia, South Africa, South Sudan and Sudan.

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Viennese audience admired the mastery of Kazakh musicians who performed at the concert dedicated to the Independence Day of Kazakhstan

Throughout the year within the framework of the project “Pearls of Kazakhstan - Melodies of the Great Steppe” implemented by the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan the Austrian public had the opportunity to enjoy the work of well-known musical groups from Kazakhstan and young Kazakh performers studying in musical universities of Austria and Europe.

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Factsheet: President Nazarbayev’s “Seven Facets of the Great Steppe”

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Modern Kazakhstan is undoubtedly connected to, and developed from, the historical societies and civilisations which used to inhabit the territory now known as Kazakhstan. Any understanding and appreciation of modern Kazakhstan must involve an understanding of its ancient history, for several reasons:

1. The quasi-state associations which grew before the formal formation of Kazakhstan are a key element of modern Kazakh identity.

2. Many cultural achievements which have reached across the world have their foundation in this region.

3. The ancestors of Kazakhstan had a connection to the most advanced technological innovations of their time.

4. The names of some Kazakh tribes and clans are several hundreds of years older than the term ‘Kazak’, suggesting that a history of ‘Kazakhstan’ is a not a comprehensive history of the region – the Sakas, the Huns, and the Proto-Turkic ethnic groups all had a role in the ethnogenesis of Kazakhstan.

There is a responsibility of every citizen to help the preservation of a comprehensive history of their nation, and in light of this, President Nazarbayev has announced the “seven facets of the Great Steppe” – a common history of the many ethnic groups which have lived in the territory of Kazakhstan for many hundreds of years.

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