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Nursultan Nazarbayev
The President
of the Republic of Kazakhstan 

  • The strength of any state is in its people.
  • We are the nation that in all times treated the past with gratitude and forgiveness, the future - with kind hopes and good intentions.
  • This age is the age of investments into intellect.

 

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Kazakhstan in a New Global Reality: Growth. Reforms. Development

The Address of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to the people of Kazakhstan
Astana, November 30, 2015

Dear people of Kazakhstan,

Deputies of Parliament and Members of Government,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In a few days’ time we will enter the 25th year of our independence. In just a quarter of a century, Kazakhstan has become not only a sovereign nation with an economy that’s part of the global network, but also an equal member of the worldwide community of nations. We have endured many trials together and have steeled and strengthened. We have achieved impressive economic development at rates previously unseen in our history. Our people have never lived as well as we do now. We have achieved a great deal.

Now the world is changing rapidly. A different era is about to start. Right in front of our eyes, a new global reality with different opportunities and risks is taking shape. Today, Kazakhstan’s economy is adversely affected by a number of external factors caused by the collapse of world markets. We cannot influence the origins of global crises. No one is safe from their effects.

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News

2016-09-28 Kazakh FM Addresses 71st Session of UN General Assembly in New York
Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov addressed the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) while in New York Sept. 24. His participation contributed to further advancing the global peace initiatives of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, as well as quality preparations for the nation’s upcoming membership in the Security Council in 2017-2018 and comparing notes on the most important issues for Kazakhstan with the widest range of international partners, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2016-09-24 In New York, Kazakh FM Promotes Security Initiatives, Discusses UNSC Role
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov participated in the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, taking part in the opening session of the general debates, as well as multilateral events and bilateral meetings on Sept. 20-23.
2016-09-04 National brand will be first selected in Kazakhstan
Wide open tender will be held for the first time in Kazakhstan to create “National Brand of the Republic of Kazakhstan”. Any individuals and legal entities can apply for the tender with no limitations as to citizenship or age.
2016-08-23 MOMENT OF SILENCE URGED FOR AUGUST 29 TO HONOR ALL VICTIMS OF NUCLEAR TESTS
As the world and Kazakhstan mark the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site on August 29, The ATOM Project is calling for a moment of silence on that day to honor all victims of nuclear weapons testing.
2016-08-22 Kazakhstan Extends by Five Years Moratorium on Controversial Land Code Amendments
Kazakhstan decided Aug. 18 to extend for five years a recently imposed moratorium on the implementation of controversial amendments to its land law.
2016-08-09 Thailand Officially Confirms Participation in EXPO 2017
The EXPO 2017 Commissioner Rapil Zhoshybayev paid a visit to the Kingdom of Thailand on August 8-9, 2016, where meetings were held with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy - National Section Commissioner of Thailand in EXPO 2017 Areepong Bhoocha-oom, UN Under-Secretary General – UNESCAP Executive Secretary Shamshad Akhtar as well as business circles and leading mass media.

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President Nazarbayev sets out
ambitious plan for Kazakhstan
in State of the Nation address

  • President Nazarbayev gave his annual state of the nation address, setting out the next steps in Kazakhstan’s pursuit of the ambitious 2050 Strategy in a project entitled “Manghilik Yel” (Eternal Land).

    The President highlighted the significant progress in Kazakhstan since independence in 1991, saying the country today had been “created from scratch in just two decades by its talented, hard-working, and tolerant people.”He warned, however, that there would be “no easy ride in the 21st century”, adding that the country had to seize a “window of opportunity” in the next 15 years to make a major breakthrough.

    He set out a series of policies to build the economic, social and governmental structures to realise the 2050 goal of joining the world's 30 most developed nations. The wide-ranging speech included a focus on strengthening Kazakhstan’s health, education and social services, with the President announcing significant increases in the salaries of frontline workers – 28 percent in medicine, 29 percent in education, 40 percent in the social sector.

    Other key points included: 
    • Economy: The President predicted GDP growth of 6-7%, with GDP per capita reaching no less than $14,500. He stressed that small and medium enterprises would be the engine for economic growth, with a focus on innovation and sustainable industries.

    • Energy: The President announced the construction of a fourth oil refinery and a nuclear power plant. The government were tasked with coming up with possible locations by the end of Q1 this year. He also reiterated Kazakhstan’s commitment to green development through the Green Bridge initiative.

    • Disability: The President said major efforts should be made to make Kazakhstan a country with no barriers for people with disabilities.He also announced a 25% increase in the social benefits on disability.

    • Urban development: The President reiterated his focus on developing major urban agglomerates in each region to cater for a significant increase in urban populations, from 55 percent now to 70 percent by 2050.

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