NUR-SULTAN – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev spoke about his nation’s massive scale reforms and relations with Russia at the Saint Petersburg Worldwide Financial Discussion board on Friday, experiences the presidential press service.
President Kassym- Jomart Tokayev. Photograph credit score: Akorda
In his remarks, Tokayev emphasised the discussion board was going down in a scenario of elevated political and financial turbulence.
“International shocks related to the pandemic and rising geopolitical tensions have led to a brand new actuality. Globalization has been changed by an period of regionalization with all its virtues and inherent flaws. Anyway, the method of reformatting conventional financial fashions and commerce routes is accelerating. The world is altering quickly. Sadly, normally, not for the higher,” stated Tokayev, addressing the discussion board attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah As-Sisi and President of China Xi Jinping sending their video messages.
Tokayev spoke in regards to the ongoing large-scale political and financial reforms within the nation geared toward reformatting public administration and constructing a New Kazakhstan, saying the main target is on sustainable growth of commerce and financial relations, new manufacturing services, progress of human capital and improvements. High quality human capital and constructive intercultural dialogue are “dependable sources of financial progress,” in accordance with Tokayev.
On a multilateral agenda, strengthening the potential of the Eurasian Financial Union and increasing commerce and financial cooperation with non-union international locations are key priorities.
Countering local weather change can be an pressing job, in accordance with Tokayev. He outlined the nation’s plans to broaden alternatives for progress of inexperienced investments.
“We’re working to scale back the vitality depth of GDP, to broaden the renewable vitality sector and to scale back transit losses on this sector,” he stated.
After their shows, leaders engaged in an question-and-answer format dialogue, the place Margarita Simonyan, head of Kremlin-funded Russia Right this moment channel, requested Tokayev in regards to the attitudes in Kazakhstan to what Russia describes as “particular navy operation” in Ukraine.
“There are completely different opinions, we now have an open society. Fashionable worldwide legislation is the United Nations Constitution. Two UN rules, nonetheless, have come into contradiction – the territorial integrity of the state and the suitable of a nation to self-determination. Since these rules contradict one another, there are completely different interpretations of them,” he stated.
He continued saying that “we acknowledge neither Taiwan, nor Kosovo, nor South Ossetia and Abkhazia.”
“In all chance, this precept will likely be utilized to quasi-state entities, which, in our opinion, are Luhansk and Donetsk,” defined Tokayev.
He additionally condemned some statements of Russian parliamentarians in regards to the scenario in Kazakhstan, which Tokayev stated are “completely incorrect statements about Kazakhstan.”
“Inaccurate statements from, so to talk, journalists and even individuals of the humanities,” stated Tokayev. “I’m grateful to Vladimir Putin, who immediately has comprehensively set out the place of the highest management, the Kremlin, in the long run, in relation to Kazakhstan, and different international locations, and particularly to my nation. Certainly, we should not have any points that may be manipulated in a technique or one other, sowing discord between our nations and thereby inflicting injury to our individuals and to the Russian Federation itself. I do not likely perceive these statements. These people in some unusual method touch upon the choices made by the Kazakh management or the occasions going down in our nation, whose mill you water,” stated Tokayev.