Kazakh President’s annual messages to nation are of paramount importance – Russian expert S. Chernyavsky


Narymbek Ismagulov

Kazakh President's annual messages to nation are of paramount importance - Russian expert S. ChernyavskyAt the new stage of development President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev traditionally sets certain objectives and challenges – to achieve sustainable economic growth, to provide Kazakhstanis with qualitative services and to ensure national security.  Director of the Center for Post-Soviet Studies of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Doctor of Historical Sciences Stanislav Chernyavsky says commenting on the Presidential Message to the Nation New Decade – New Economic Growth – New Opportunities of Kazakhstan.

“As a rule, the annual messages of the Kazakh President to the nation are the documents of paramount importance. It is explained not only by international weight of Kazakhstan on the global arena but also by the range of the problems voiced in it which reflect hopes and aspirations of many people of the planet regardless the borders and continents”, S. Chernyavsky says.

The new Message of the Kazakh President logically continues the Strategy of development of the country “Kazakhstan-2030” which defines major goals and priorities. “Realization of the targeted tasks and timelines of the measures taken by the Government did not allow the global financial-economic crisis to stop the country’s development. The economic potential of the republic let ensure stability, protect the financial system of the country, support small and medium businesses and reduce unemployment”, S. Chernyavsky considers.

“As always, at the new stage of development N. Nazarbayev sets certain tasks – to prepare economy for post-crisis development, to reach sustainable economic growth through forced industrialization and development of infrastructure, to provide Kazakhstanis with qualitative social and housing-utilities services, to strengthen inter-ethnic harmony and to ensure national security”, the expert notes.

According to him, the international community expresses special interest in Kazakhstan’s foreign policy which was also touched upon in the Message. Moreover, being the presiding country of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Kazakhstan performs mission of the leaders of the global community.

“Undoubtedly, active, pragmatic and balanced foreign policy directed on ensuring national interests, raising the country’s international weight and strengthening national, regional and global security conducted by the Kazakhstan President will promote expansion and strengthening of consensus on fundamental issues of security and the OSCE’s development”, S. Chernyavsky resumes.