The expert circles and the society of Belarus received with great interest the speech of the President of Kazakhstan K.-J. Tokayev on September 2, 2019 with the Address to the People of Kazakhstan.
It is noteworthy that in addition to setting out the current development model in Kazakhstan, the Head of State has outlined specific areas of reform which the country will have to implement in the near future. The key ones include strengthening the democracy, improving social welfare, supporting the unity of Kazakh society, economic development and increasing the efficiency of the state administration system. There is no doubt that the combination of continuity and innovation in the implementation of the announced initiatives will allow the country to successfully cope with modern challenges.
The keynote address of the Kazakh President touches on domestic political and socio-economic issues important for the population. Housing and pension policy, targeted social assistance, land issues, quality of education, science and health care, support for small and medium-sized businesses, encouragement of civic initiatives, promotion of local multiparty democracy – all these topics meet the needs of the people of Kazakhstan. It is no exaggeration to say that every citizen can find a topic in the Address that affects him personally.
The initiatives set out in the Address are of undoubted interest for Belarus as well. Today, the issues of social justice and a systematic dialogue between the authorities and society are an integral part of the policy of countries that are aware of the importance of these areas for the formula of a successful state.
K.-J. Tokayev's instructions to the Government are largely in line with the priorities previously outlined by the Head of our State in his Address to the Belarusian People and the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus. Our state also pays close attention to the quality development of management personnel, the fight against corruption, handling citizens' appeals, patriotic education of young people and the development of modern ICT infrastructure. These and other strategic elements of effective public policy unite our countries.
The common interests of the two peoples contribute to the fact that both Belarus and Kazakhstan are moving along similar tracks of statebuilding. Drawing on the rich experience of bilateral cooperation, Minsk and Nur-Sultan, no doubt, will continue to jointly build a worthy future for our children.
It is safe to say that the Address of K.-J. Tokayev has become the most important event in the life of Kazakhstanis, a new positive milestone in the national construction of our close integration partner and a worthy continuation of the progressive policy of N.A. Nazarbayev.