Ladies and gentlemen,

We invite you cover the regular meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to be held under the chairmanship of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on June 9, 2017, in Astana. 

To receive accreditation for this event, representatives of foreign mass media should send the following information to press2017sco@mfa.kz and press2017sco@gmail.com by 6 pm (Astana time), May 25, 2017:

1) Completed accreditation form (attached);

2) 3×4 photo in electronic form on a white or blue background;

3) Scanned copy of the passport;

4) Citizens of those countries that need visa support to come to Kazakhstan should inform us about the planned period of their stay in Astana. We draw your attention to the fact that the issuance of a visa in Kazakhstan’s foreign missions usually takes 5 working days.

Please note that access of media representatives to the official events and to the Press Center will be granted only based on the badges with a photo upon presentation of an identity document (passport).

Accreditation of the Kazakh media is carried out by the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan by phone: 74-06-34 (e-media), 74-04-73 (p-media), 74-07-79 (online media). Information about the date and place of issuing accreditation badges will be announced later.

For all questions regarding obtaining accreditation and providing visa support for representatives of foreign media, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan by phone: +7 (7172) 72-01-48 (general issues), 72-00-11 (visa support).

We draw your attention to the fact that media representatives who did not apply for accreditation by 6 pm, May 25, will not be admitted to the event.

Venue: Palace of Independence, Astana, 52 Tauelsizdik Ave. (entrance from J. Najimedenov Street).

The Press Center will be organized on the second floor of the building and will be opened at 08:00, June 9.