Nursultan Nazarbayev
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 modernisation is not a plan to combat current global challenges, but a reliable bridge to the future, to meet the objectives of Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy









2017-02-22 Factsheet on the Third Modernisation of Kazakhstan
2017-02-01 Kazakh Leader Outlines Five Priorities of Kazakhstan’s Third Stage of Modernisation
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 2017 address to the nation, published Jan. 31, focuses on what he termed a new, third stage of the country’s modernisation. It consists of five top priorities that are to ensure economic growth above the world average and bring the nation closer to its goal of joining the top 30 most-developed countries.
2017-01-26 Factsheet on the Proposed Constitutional Reform
2017-01-26 Kazakh President Unveils Plans of Constitutional Reforms
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev gave a special televised address Jan. 25 to the nation on the redistribution of powers among governmental bodies which would involve, among other steps, amending the country’s Constitution.
2017-01-25 President Nazarbayev's Address on Redistribution of Powers
2017-01-24 Kazakhstan’s global diplomacy initiatives
Kazakhstan’s contribution to resolving the conflict in Syria
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  • In his annual address to the nation, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan, announced five main priorities as part of what he described as “Kazakhstan’s third stage of modernisation”. The priorities are aimed at ensuring economic growth and supporting the country to become one of the top 30 most developed countries in the world by 2050.

    The five priorities are: Acceleration of technological modernisation of the economy, improved business environment, macroeconomic stability, improved quality of human capital and institutional reforms, including improved security and more action to tackle corruption.

    President Nazarbayev said in his annual address: “I am setting the task of ensuring the implementation of the Third Modernisation of Kazakhstan. It is necessary to create a new model of economic growth that will ensure the country's global competitiveness.”

    He added: “This modernisation is not a plan to combat current global challenges, but a reliable bridge to the future, to meet the objectives of Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy. It will be carried out on the basis of the 100 Concrete Steps Plan of the Nation.”

    The Head of State also instructed the Government to develop a package of measures for the technological re-equipment of basic industries by 2025.


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