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Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Officials visit Manila - March 1, 2012

Last February 24, 2012, Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Officials visited the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila to discuss the issues of bilateral economic cooperation and Kazakhstan’s bid to host the International Specialized Exhibition in 2017 (EXPO-2017).

Dr. Serik Amirov, Director of Foreign Economy Politics Department and Mr. Olzhas Toguzbayev, Deputy Director of Consular Department of the MFA, personally delivered its demarche for Kazakhstan’s Bid to EXPO-2017 to Ms. Marian Jocelyn R. Tirol-Ignacio, Executive Director of the Office of United Nation and International Organizations of the DFA

Kazakhstan’s proposed theme for the EXPO-2017 is “Future Energy” which will emphasize on the wide problem of energy conservation and promoting alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, energy, marine resources, ocean and geothermal waters. The proposed area for the said event is in the southeast part of the Astana City at the intersection of Shamshi Aldayakov Street and K-1 circular road which comprises 113-hectare land area.

Kazakhstan is bidding against Belgium, which proposed its city, Liege, as venue for the Expo. The winning candidate will be decided by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in December 2012 in Paris. The BIE is the inter-governmental organization in charge of overseeing the calendar, the bidding, the selection, and the organization of World and International Expos.

There are two types of Expositions; Universal and Specialized Expositions. Specialized Expositions are smaller in scope and shorter in duration compared to the Universal Expositions, which are extravagant expos and held every five years. The last Universal Expo was held last 2012 in Shanghai. Meanwhile, the Specialized Expos are held in between Universal Expos. The 2012 Expo will be held in Yeosu, Korea.

DFA Officials together with Dr. Serik Amirov, Director of Foreign Economy Politics Department (second from the left), Marian Jocelyn R. Tirol-Ignacio, Executive Director of the Office of United Nation and International Organizations (third from the left) and Olzhas Toguzbayev, Deputy Director of Consular Department (fourth from the left)


Message from the Honorary Consul on the occasion of Kazakhstan’s 20th Independence Day - December 16, 2011

It is a great honor that I congratulate the Republic of Kazakhstan for their 20th Anniversary as an independent country. For these two decades, it has grown economically and politically thru the able leadership of its President, H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev.

I am humbled also by the great prestige bestowed on me to the Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan to the Republic of the Philippines. I can only reciprocate by way of being an instrument in bridging for greater economic, trade, cultural and educational ties between our two countries. The distance should not be a hindrance.

This humble representation will be organizing trade delegations from the Philippines to Kazakhstan and vice versa. There is also the plan to put up the Kazakhstan house will showcase their products here and provide brochures on tourist spots and facilities there either in Makati or the Bonifacio Global City which are the major financial centers of the country now. Likewise, we will look for a partner in Kazakhstan who will put up with us a Philippine House in there for the same purpose. We will also put up art exhibits to promote the art of our people.

These are but a few of the so many things we can do to foster closer relations between us. We have lots to learn from each other and we begin NOW.

Again, Mabuhay Kazakhstan!

DENNIS ANG UY
Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan to the Philippines


Republic of Kazakhstan Appoints Honorary Consul to the Philippines - December 9, 2011

H.E. Beibut Atamkulov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines, presents the appointment papers of Mr. Dennis A. Uy as the new Honorary Consul to the Philippines. The ceremony was held at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on November 25, 2011.

Uy is the President and CEO of independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc.

Kazakhstan is a transcontinental country in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. It is the ninth largest country in the world and has vast mineral resources and economic potential. Gas, oil, and metals make up 72% of its exports.

As Honorary Consul, Mr. Uy will enhance bilateral relations in trade, economy, culture and science between Kazakhstan and the Philippines. He will also help with the economic and trade cooperation and with the expansion of business between our countries.