Kazakhstan solved difficult issues in financial sphere – N.Nazarbayev


Kazakhstan solved difficult issues in financial sphere - N.NazarbayevKazakhstan has solved difficult issues in the financial sphere. Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced it on Tuesday, December 22.

“We stabilized the situation in the financial sphere, completed negotiations with investors in London, which touch upon Alliance Bank and Bank TuranAlem”, N.Nazarbayev said at the meeting with the diplomatic corps in Akorda.

“In this connection I can announce that we solved very difficult issues in the financial sphere and look out on the full stabilization of the financial system”, the Kazakh President added.

“The global crisis gave opportunity to estimate the work, policy, economy in the financial sector and plan new prospects”, N.Nazarbayev noted.

The President also noted that the Kazakh economy will be brought to the way of further development.

N.Nazarbayev noted that this year, despite the global crisis, Kazakhstan launched 170 industrial facilities.


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Kazakhstan deeply integrated into global energy & transport system – N. Nazarbayev


Aigul Tulekbayeva

“Along with increase in oil production volumes expected mostly in 2014-2015 we will drive development in this sphere westwards”, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said at the meeting with the diplomatic corps in Astana today.

The Head of the State noted that this year with support of foreign partners Kazakhstan “deeply integrated into the global energy and transport system”. The President noted strategic importance of the agreements on creation and expansion of the existing energy routes for transportation of Kazakhstan’s oil and gas. Among such routes are the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, launch of “Western Kazakhstan – Western China” oil pipeline and “Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan – China” gas pipeline.

Speaking about the last project N. Nazarbayev emphasized that “it is a large-scale project allowing to increase role of Kazakhstan in provision of global energy security.”


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Nazarbayev highlighted key points of Kazakhstan’s chairmanship in OSCE


Aigul Tulekbayeva

Nursultan Nazarbayev has highlighted key points of the Kazakh chairmanship in the OSCE.

The Head of the State considers ensuring imbalance of the OSCE three ‘baskets’ to be important.

“Our side will expend efforts for ensuring the Corfu Process continuation in military-political dimension. I suggest that we have great chance to create new security architecture”, N.Nazarbayev said at the meeting with the diplomatic corps in Akorda.

The President noted that there are different proposals, including the Russian one.

He informed that Kazakhstan intends to become a co-sponsor of a number of projects in the field of countering terrorism, drug trafficking, strengthening border, and in the context of the situation stabilization in Afghanistan.

“We will promote transit-transport topic and problem of the environmental catastrophe of the Aral Sea”, the Head of the State said.

He considers that it is important to continue dialog on the issues of energy security taking into account positions of all states interested.

“Unique experience of Kazakhstan in interethnic, interfaith relations will be one of the dominants of Kazakhstan’s chairmanship in the OSCE”, N.Nazarbayev added.


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Creation of Customs Union makes initiative on Eurasian Union real – Kazakh President


Aigul Tulekbayeva

“Due to the Customs Union creation the initiative on Eurasian Union becomes real”, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said at the meeting with diplomatic corps in Astana today.

The Head of the State noted that the Customs Union would enable to organize a common market with more than 170 million people, and for the business of the member states (Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus) it would be very profitably. Besides, he noted that the sides intended to continue to coordinate efforts aimed at joining the WTO.

“The decision on establishment of the Customs Union lays the foundation for the formation of single economic space – the next stage of the integration process which means free transfer of both service and human capital”, N. Nazarbayev said. He noted that any CIS country could join the organization, but “they will have to overcome a difficult path.”

“Our states prepared more than 30 legislative acts that should pass certain state procedures”, the Kazakh leader stressed.

Thus, the President said that “the initiative on creation of the Eurasian Union, the next stage after the Single Economic Space becomes real.”


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Kazakhstan not to change its foreign policy priorities – President

December 22. KAZINFORM. ASTANA.   

Aigul Tulekbayeva

Kazakhstan will not change its foreign policy priorities, Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev has said at a meeting with the representatives of diplomatic corps in Akorda Palace Tuesday morning.

“Our country develops active cooperation with the CIS and Central Asia states. Trade, investments, energy and transport remain the major spheres of the Kazakhstan-Central Asia bilateral interaction”, N. Nazarbayev said.

“The idea of integration of the CA states is still on agenda. It is based on the Council of cooperation of the Turkic-speaking countries and our joint Aral Sea Rehabilitation Fund”, the President noted.

The relations with Russia, China and the USA take a special place in Kazakhstan’s foreign policy. Regional security, energy, trade, transport and communications are main directions of cooperation with them.

“We are ready to develop and strengthen these relations and reproach our positions”, the President said.

“Further strengthening of the partnership relations with the European countries holds key place in our foreign policy while the agreements on strategic partnership with Spain, France and Italy raise our relations to a brand new level”, he stressed. New prospects of cooperation in economy are opened in the relations with the Middle East, Gulf States, Asia-Pacific region and Latin America.

Kazakhstan will continue its interaction with the international community, the USA regarding joint solution of the situation in Afghanistan, the President stated.

Alongside he reminded of allocation of USD 50 mln for teaching Afghan students under a special program next year. The program will cover around 1, 000 students and is scheduled for 9 years.

“This is a real help”, the Head of the State said.