Eurasian integration and Kazakh-Russian relations discussed in Moscow
Apr 22. Tengrinews
By Dinara Urazova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina
Participants of the scientific-and-practical conference Kazakhstan’s Way: Factors of Stability and Sustainable Development in Moscow discussed key aspects of the socio-economic and political development of Kazakhstan and touched upon the problems of Eurasian integration and the Russian-Kazakh relations, Tengrinews reports citing the press service of Kazakhstan Embassy in Russia.
The conference was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation Marat Tazhin, Rector of Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichy, special representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi and other prominent figures.
Rector of the leading Russian university – Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs – Anatoly Torkunov told the audience that Nursultan Nazarbyev met him as early as 1993 in Almaty. They discussed Eurasianism during that meeting. Torkunov stressed that Nazarbayev was always looking for new ideas on the world economic system.
“The systemwide crisis that hit the world’s economy in the first decade of the XXI century was the catalyst for ideas that could open a way to build a new model of the global economy – a fairer, more stress resistance one, the one that meets the needs of the dynamic societal development. (…) Nursultan Nazarbayev put forward a number of interesting proposals. Some of them were formulated in the article that received a lot of attention in the post-Soviet space and in the world as a whole called ‘Keys to the crisis’,” Torkunov said.
According to the president of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Oleg Kuznetsov, Kazakhstan has taken the most correct course of industrial-innovative development. This path allows reasonable integration of resource and production potential and high-tech sector. In addition, it requires constant improvement of education and science.
Meanwhile, a State Duma deputy and deputy chairman of the Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Tatiana Moskalkova noted that Russian parliamentarians were scrutinizing the legislative practices of Kazakhstan to study how effective institutions of government and administration were formed. She also admired its modern legal system and favorable business climate.
She praised the quality contractual framework of the Kazakh-Russian relations, which included 300 agreements, saying that it facilitated the development of multilateral structures involving both countries.