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Kazakhstan counts on Belarus support in its new development strategy implementation

MINSK, 27 December (BelTA) – Kazakhstan counts on the support of international partners including Belarus in the implementation of its new development strategy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Ergali Bulegenov told a press conference on 26 December.

The new development strategy was announced by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in his State-of-the-Nation Address. Over the last 15 years of the implementation of the Kazakhstan 2030 strategy the Republic of Kazakhstan has established itself as a modern state, a reliable partner in the international arena. At the same time development of any state directly depends on its ability to response adequately and timely to the present-day global challenges. The Kazakshtan-2050 strategy has been developed to address this issue. The program is believed to define a vector for the country’s sustainable long-term development in the 21st century.

According to the Ambassador, the main goals of the new strategy include further consolidation of the national identity, a switch to the principles of the economic policy, all-round support of entrepreneurship, development of a new social model, modern and efficient systems of education and healthcare, enhancement of responsibility, efficiency and functionality of the state machine, building of an international and defense policy able to response to new challenges.

According to Mr Bulegenov, Kazakhstan’s economic course proclaims all-round economic pragmatism. The country will function as one corporation which decisions will be made proceeding from economic appropriateness and development of global competitive ability. The state’s participation in business regulation will be hugely reduced. The country will witness a large-scale privatization.

As for the monetary sphere, the country will focus on the projects which highlight the next stage of industrialization taking into account the third industrial revolution. The country will provide the most favorable conditions for foreign investment, speed up the production of mineral resources and their export to the world markets in return for the access to the cutting-edge technologies. Kazakhstan will work to accelerate its turn to the green economy development.

Kazakhstan will remain an active participant of regional economic integration based on the principles of mutual benefit and cooperation in addressing social and economic issues. State management will focus on the principle of public-private partnership.

Mr Bulegenov stressed that Kazakhstan’s foreign policy would center the principles of harmony and continuality. Kazakhstan sees its responsibility for regional security and will continue assisting the efforts to strengthen security both in Central Asia and outside its borders. The state will stay committed to securing global stability, strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime, promoting the principles of inter-ethnic and inter-confessional tolerance, counteraction to extremism and terrorism, the Ambassador stressed.