Foreign experts talk about Kazakhstan’s achievements
Kazakhstan has achieved great success in the last 25 years. The state positioned itself well on the world stage. Kazakhstan has become recognizable both in its international initiatives and in terms of economic development. This is especially evaluated by foreign experts - political scientists, economists, MPs. Foreign parliamentarians consider the leadership in the field of nuclear disarmament to be Kazakhstan’s one of the most significant achievements.
FREDERICK STARR, EXPERT, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY:
Kazakhstan should take great pride in having a secular state, secular systems of law, secular court, secular education and yet freedom of religion. I think we all undervalue the importance of this quite. It is extremely important.
MAURI PEKKARINEN, FIRST DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF FINISH PARLIAMENT:
You have succeeded to create very well-functioning economy and development in your society that has been in many fields. It is very good.
Kazakhstan’s achievements were also discussed in Istanbul at the conference organized by the Turkish Associations’ Federation of Eurasia. Experts told about Kazakhstan’s achievements in the 25 years of independence, focusing on the progress of economic reforms.
KUTAY KARACA, PROFESSOR, ISTANBUL GELISIM UNIVERSITY:
Today, Kazakhstan has become a center of stability and peace. And if we tell about successes in 25 years, Kazakhstan’s GDP increased by 15 times, and the income per capita by 12-13 times. That is, along with the state development, population incomes also increase. I evaluate this as the fruits of economic reforms in the country.
The director of the Institute of Eurasian Studies of Italy Andrea Giannotti stresses the role of the Kazakh President in the construction of an independent state. According to the expert, with the first leader Nursultan Nazarbayev at the helm, Kazakhstan achieved considerable successes.
ANDREA GIANNOTTI, DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF EURASIAN STUDIES, ITALY:
Under the leadership of Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan has managed to become a leader, not only in economics but also in nuclear disarmament, for example, to create a stable situation in Central Asia. In other words, in 25 years, Kazakhstan has been able not only to strengthen its independence, to build its own national identity, but also to win a place at the forefront in many critical areas for the region and the world as a whole.
Kazakhstan is a country of great opportunities, where there are all the necessary conditions for investors, according to the CEO of the Israeli company ‘Startisrael’ Olga Lobachinsky.
OLGA LOBACHINSKY, CEO, STARTISRAEL:
Kazakhstan to improve the investment climate in the country has taken concrete steps to allocate subsidies, reduce taxes. Therefore, we can confidently say that Kazakhstan is a country favorable for investors. Its geographical location and huge market also promote prosperity. In particular, the population has a great desire to cooperate. I think it’s the most important thing. Based on this, I can assume that the exhibition Expo 2017, which will be held in Astana, will be discussed for a long time. I congratulate all people of Kazakhstan on the 25th anniversary of independence.