Expert opinions on State-of-the-nation Address of President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev in his state-of-the-nation address proposed the new model of economic development. According to his address, the country intends to develop the infrastructure and increase the transit potential. According to expert at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Xu Tao, today Kazakhstan has become a key logistics hub connecting the East and the West. In 2017, the volume of goods passing through Kazakhstan increased by 17% compared to the previous year.

XUI TAO, EXPERT, CHINA INSTITUTES OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:

 - The adress published at the beginning of the year is very informative, particularly, I paid attention to the fact that the head of state focuses on the development of society and people's lives. I believe that housing construction and reform in the education system are good measures for the people.

Member of the Latvian parliament, Sergey Potapkin agree with the Chinese expert’s opinion. According to him, an important element of the republic’s strategic development plan is long-term development and modernization of the economy, which are interrelated with the effective use of human resources.

SERGEY POTAPKIN, MEMBER OF LATVIAN PARLIAMENT:

 - Neither resources, nor gold and territories can be the wealth, but instead human potential are the main wealth of any country and nation. The seventh point, in my opinion, is the most comprehensive and includes both culture and education, the unity of nations and faiths as well as patriotism and increasing competitiveness. Therefore, I think that the goals are set correctly, and Kazakhstan will be able to approach its strategic goals.