Experts on Kazakh President’s address to nation
Experts praise Kazakh President’s annual address to the nation. According to them, the third modernization of Kazakhstan will form a new model of economic growth. The transformations will impact labor market, housing, agricultural and construction sectors. As a result, entirely new industries will be created.
VITALY TVARIONAS, LITHUANIAN HONORARY CONSUL IN KAZAKHSTAN:
Economic reforms will affect logistics, construction, medicine and education, that is, the entire spectrum of the economy, outlined in 2050 program. A strong government structure has been formed over 25 years: Kazakhstan People’s Assembly, and the multi-party system. The Head of State is confident in this team. It can deal with any task set by the President.
The member of the UK House of Lords, Lord Mohamed Iltaf Sheikh believes that Kazakhstan’s economic modernization will be successful. After all, the two previous reforms were conducted very well. They will become a strong foundation for the third stage of reforms.
MOHAMED ILTAF SHEIKH, MEMBER OF HOUSE OF LORDS, UK:
I am a very good friend of Kazakhstan. I have just been reelected as the Vice Chairman of the World party Group for Kazakhstan and I was in Kazakhstan last year. I was very well looked after. What I think about the people of Kazakhstan is their hospitality and their kindness. It was very well to see. Subsequent to my visit I prepared a detailed report to send to different Ministers as well as the Prime Minister, David Cameron was the Prime Minister at that time.
A well-known British writer and journalist Nick Fielding noted that the changing role of the education system, indicated in President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s address, will truly contribute to Kazakhstan’s development. Fielding believes that the improvement of human capital will let Kazakhstan to enter the top 30 developed countries. After all, Kazakhstan pays special attention to training programs, which now will be aimed at the development of critical thinking and self-study skills.
NICK FIELDING, BRITISH WRITER, JOURNALIST:
I think the reforms that have been announced by the President are in the sense of a sign of maturity of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan has grown very rapidly not just physically but actually politically. It’s grown in maturity. And the president’s proposal for the whitening of the power base is really important.