Agybai Smagulov was appointed Kazakhstan Ambassador to Tajikistan.
US temporary Charge D'affaires in Kazakhstan John Ordway does not think that Taliban can be a big threat to Kazakhstan.
I believe it’s a pure speculation to relate the alleged statements supposedly coming from Taliban with the recent explosions in Aktobe and Astana still to be investigated, he said in an interview for Liter newspaper.
Political analysts commented the situation in Afghanistan.
An agreement with France on transit of military equipment and personnel was ratified on May 25 with several reservations.
The demand is related to the decision of the Majilis to send four officers to Afghanistan.
Taliban released a statement in relation to Kazakhstan decision to send troops to Afghanistan.
United Muslims of Kazakhstan and Muslim Committee on Human Rights in Central Asia suggest to invite Taliban leaders to Astana for peaceful negotiations.
The agreement between Kazakhstan and NATO provides for sending only four Kazakh officers to the International Security Assistant Forces in Kabul.
Afghanistan talibs warned Kazakhstan on harsh consequences of its decision to send troops to support NATO in Afghanistan.
Kazakhstan will send its peacekeeping forces to ISAF in Afghanistan for six months provided that they are approved and certified by NATO.
6th meeting of Security Council Secretaries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member-states completed in Astana on April 29.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- peacekeeping forces
- Marat Tazhin