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December 15. Kazinform's timeline of major events

15 December 2017 07:00 1106
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December 15. Kazinform's timeline of major events

ASTANA. KAZINFORM Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 15th of December. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on December 15.


In 1995, during the Zhambyl session of the Inter-State Council of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, the heads of state signed the decision to form the Joint Peacekeeping Battalion of the three countries under the auspices of the United Nations and the Agreement on organizing and forming the Collective Peacekeeping Battalion. Besides, Presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev, Askar Akayev, and Islam Karimov requested the UN Secretary-General to send a group of UN experts to their countries for consultations with representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs and defense.

In 1999, the National Security Strategy was approved for the first time in Kazakhstan. The document outlines the analysis of the potential threats and the threat avoidance measures for the six most important areas: external, military, economic, socio-political, environmental, and information security. The National Security Strategy was the starting point of a new stage in strengthening Kazakhstan's national security in the late 1990s.

In 2001, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Governmental Regulation of Civil Aviation" was adopted. It establishes the legal and organizational framework for governmental regulation of the civil aviation activities of individuals and legal entities in Kazakhstan.

In 2007, a Memorial dedicated to 35 Kazakh soldiers, who died on the Tajik-Afghan border in the civil war in Tajikistan, was unveiled in the Friendship of Peoples Park in Dushanbe. The close relatives of the fallen and high-ranking officials of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan attended the unveiling ceremony.

The Football Federation of Kazakhstan became a full member of the UEFA Convention on Referee Education and Organisation in 2011.

The same day a new postage stamp dedicated to the publication of Eurasian Project of Nursultan Nazarbayev Which Has Been Brought to Life, a book by Secretary General of the Eurasian Economic Community Tair Mansurov, was issued in Kazakhstan. The stamp depicts the book cover with a portrait of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev against the background of the state flag.

In 2012, the first container train en route Lianyungang-Almaty got on the road in Lianyungang Port, Jiangsu Province, China. It opened the freight traffic between China and Kazakhstan through the Altynkol-Khorgos border crossing. The first Lianyungang-Almaty container train consisted of 56 carriages loaded with 40ft containers of transit cargoes from Japan.

In 2016, the Kazakh Literature Corner opened in the National Library of China. The National Academic Library of Kazakhstan provided it with 100 books of fiction, scientific- journalistic, and other genres in Kazakh, Russian, English, and Chinese. They include the works by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and prominent political figures of Kazakhstan.


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