KAZAKHSTAN, SINGAPORE STRENGTHEN PARTNERSHIP
The successful governing experience by Singapore ruling party posed interest to representatives of Kazakhstan's leading political force. Nur Otan party’s delegation visited the city-state in order to learn the "secret" of the famous Singapore "economic miracle". At the meeting, Singapore Prime Minister, General Secretary of the People's Action Party Li Xian Lun and First Deputy Chairman of Nur Otan party discussed issues of inter-state and inter-party cooperation.
MUKHTAR KUL-MUKHAMMED, FIRST DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, NUR OTAN PARTY:
- The West is adopting Singapore’s experience in economic reforms. Therefore Nur Otan party is establishing partnership with the People’s Action party in Singapore that was and remains the leading political force of the country since its formation.
The speaker of the Singapore Parliament is planning to visit the world expo in Astana. Singapore pavilion is going to be one of the most spectacular. Its slogan is ‘Small City, Big Ideas’.
HALIMAH YACOB, SPEAKER OF SINGAPORE PARLIAMENT:
- Visiting Astana because we are having expo and I am sure that Kazakhstan will be very successful in organizing the expo and also look forward to the continued good relationship between Kazakhstan and Singapore which has started.
Singapore development model is a sample. Kazakhstan tried to adopt the best experience from Singapore, even "Bolashak" scholarship’s model was adopted in South-East Asia. More than 100 Kazakh students study in Singapore, some study robotics; others are at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. This is a good start for the future of the Kazakh-Singapore partnership.