Crucial to promote European development vector – conference in Almaty


Yekaterina Ionova

An international conference titled “European perspective of Kazakhstan – new stages of partnership” has been started at the Institute of World Economy and Policy under the Foundation of the First President of Kazakhstan in Almaty today.

The conference is held in association with the European partners on the project “Adaptation of social standards – experience of the European Union for Kazakhstan”.

According to Director of the Foundation B. Mukhamedzhanov, the forum is very important since the development of Kazakhstan as a modern and competitive state needs real steps on promotion of the European development vector. “In accordance with the President’s Program “Path to Europe” we should adapt, develop and implement new social standards of the EU. First of all, we should bring our legislation to the European standards”, he noted.

Leading experts of the research and analytical organizations, representatives of non-governmental organizations, foreign diplomatic corps accredited in Kazakhstan attended the conference.

The participants plan to adopt an action plan on implementation of the project “European perspective of Kazakhstan – new stages of partnership”.