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Mandela Day with Fryday Astana

On 8 August the South African Embassy in cooperation with the Fryday Astana team celebrated Nelson Mandela Day at a beautiful terrace at the Astana Golfclub.  Guests had a great chance to indulge in African culture, including dance and all ladies tried African make-up. During the evening there was an exhibition of Nelson Mandela’s photos. Many guests were wearing African outfits

Ambassador Shirish Soni, his wife Ruweida Soni and Mr Askar Mussinov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ambassador Soni is being interviewed by Kazakhstan National TV Channel
The BRICS Embassies in Astana hosted a feedback session on the outcomes of the 6th BRICS Summit
On 23 September 2014 the BRICS Embassies in Astana, together with the Kazakh Humanities and Law University, hosted a feedback session on the outcomes of the 6th BRICS Summit. The key speakers were the Ambassadors or their representatives of all five BRICS countries, as well as a high representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. The session was attended by Representatives of Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations, Media representatives and students.

On 25 May 2014 the South African Embassy celebrated Africa Day

The Embassies of Egypt, Libya and South Africa in Kazakhstan celebrated Africa Day on 25 May at the Radisson Hotel, Astana.  Guests had an opportunity to taste African food and wine, to learn African dances and drumming and to enjoy watching Egyptian national dances.

Freedom Day 2013
S.M.Soni and
his spouse with
Deputy Minister
K.Sarybay and
his spouse
Ambassador S.M.Soni and
his spouse
the guests
Deputy Minister K.Sarybay, Ambassador Soni and the children from Astana1 Art school singing the National Anthem Staff of the South African Embassy in Astana
Freedom Day 2012
African drummer with Kazakh Kobyz players perfoming a fusion of traditional music Ambassador S.M. Soni proposed a toast to Deputy Minister Kairat Sarybay and Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim Children form Astana school singing national anthem From left to right-Councellor Mr J Young and his spouse, Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim, Ambassador S.M. Soni and his spouse
Abdul Ala - the Drummer performing during Africa week 2013 Ambassador S.M. Soni with one of the guests during Africa Day 2013 Egyptian Dancer during Africa Day Ambassador's spouse Mrs Soni leading the African dance
Ambassador Soni, his Spouse and other guests during the Africa Day celebration Children from Haileybury school who supported the drumming session during Africa week    
Abdul Ala-African drummer from Ghana with children from Haileybury school Egyptian dance during Africa Day 2012 Sponsors of Africa Week with Ambassador S.M. Soni The Charge dAffaires of the Embassy of Libya, Abdalkrim A.K Alsuwadi, South African Ambassador Shirish M. Soni and Egyptian Ambassador Abdala Omar Al Arnosi
Astana Economic Forum 2013
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