Recommendations of Astana Economic Forum for G20 countries
June 7. PRNewswire
Representatives of the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists are on a business trip in New York (USA).
The purpose of the visit is the presentation of the final document of the V Astana Economic Forum – an Open letter for G20 countries’ governments at the UN briefing, regarding the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), with recommendations for improvement and development of the world economy, as well as discussion of hosting the World Anti-Crisis conference in Astana in May 2013.
Besides the participants of V AEF, more than 70 experts from 40 countries prepared the Open Letter, with its recommendations for the G20 countries. More than 200 recommendations were received through the virtual G-Global communication platform. These recommendations include five key directions of Mexico’s Chairmanship in the G-20 in 2012:
Economic stabilization and structural reforms as foundations for growth and employment.
Strengthening the financial system and fostering financial inclusion to promote economic growth.
Improving the international financial architecture in an interconnected world.
Enhancing food security and addressing commodity price volatility.
Promoting sustainable development, green growth and the fight against climate change.
In the course of the meeting, Serik Nugerbekov, First Deputy Chairman of the Coordination Council of Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists, presented and discussed the Open Letter with recommendations for G20 and the Message of the participants of the V Astana Economic Forum to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. In this message, the participants from over 97 countries asked the UN to support the initiative to hold the World Anti-Crisis Conference in Astana.
During the meeting with Ban Ki-moon, issues such as delivery of the AEF Recommendations on the G20 Summit and Astana’s hosting of the World Anti-Crisis conference next year were discussed. In general, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other senior UN officials noted the importance and relevance of the recommendations, and expressed interest in holding the World Anti-Crisis Conference.
“I want to thank the distinguished ambassador of Kazakhstan for delivering this reminder through very good recommendations that were an outcome of theVAstana Economic Forum, held last month. I’m sure that note has truly been taken, and will be reflected in my deliberations, discussions with G20 Leaders, agendas, and the G20 Presidency of Mexico,” noted Ban Ki-moon.
In the meantime, Nugerbekov S. and Murat Karimsakov, Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Club of scientists, held meetings with Lourdes Aranda, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mexico, G20 Sherpa for Mexico and Roberto Marino, Special Representative for Mexico’s G20 Presidency, to present and discuss the AEF recommendations. During the meeting, Lourdes Aranda expressed interest in holding a conference for the Eurasian region to discuss the outcome of the Mexican presidency in G20 and the upcoming Russian chairmanship in G20 in Astana (Kazakhstan) by results of the G20 summit in Mexico.
Additionally, a number of business meetings were conducted, including a meeting with Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary General, United Nations Department for Social and Economic Affairs (DESA), G-20 Sherpa for the Secretary General of UN, Alexander Trepelkov, Director, Department of Finance of Millennium development goals, Robert Vos, Director of Development Policy and Analysis Division of UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and many others.
On June 6, several important meetings were held with Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Amar Bhattacharya, Director of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development and with other high ranking representatives of World Bank and FRS on discussion of AEF recommendations and hosting World Anti-Crisis Conference in Astana.
Astana Economic Forum (AEF) is an annual interactive platform for discussions and solutions of global problems, one of the largest in its scope and level around the Eurasian region.
In 2012 with the support and active participation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev the Forum gathered together more than 8,000 delegates from 93 countries worldwide, including Nobel Prize winners, leaders of countries, journalists, world class scholars and representatives of business elite to discuss the issues facing Kazakhstan and the world.
The main organizers of the Forum are theEurasian Economic Club of Scientists and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
G-Global is an online forum athttp://www.g-global.aef.kz where anyone can discuss ways to overcome dysfunction in the global economic and financial systems. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev came up with the idea. Governments can offer ideas onG-Global, as can individual public figures, experts and scholars. G-Global operates in conjunction with the Astana Economic Forumweb site.G-Global online has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors from 147 countries.The Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists reports that more than 9,000 users a day visit thesite.
The Organizers of the V Astana Economic Forum – “Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists” Association, 14 Ministries of the Republic of Kazakhstan, National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund, UN, World Intellectual Property Organization, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, Club de Madrid, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and others.
June 8. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors to several countries were appointed by the Kazakh President’s decree, the Presidential press service reported.
Yerik Utembayev was relieved of his position as Kazakh Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, Head of Kazakhstan’s Mission to the EU and NATO and appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Poland;
Almaz Khamzayev was also relieved of his post as Kazakh Ambassador to Italy, Malta, and San-Marino and appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Belgium;
Andrian Yelemessov was appointed as Kazakh Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Italy.