Astana, 4 November 2022 (TDI): Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the president of Kazakhstan, met with the heads of foreign diplomatic missions on November 4, 2022.

The President called it as a healthy tradition intended to boost bilateral and multilateral collaboration. He talked about long term reforms, presidential elections, economic course and foreign policy.

Kazakhstan President addressing the foreign diplomats.
Kazakhstan President addressing the foreign diplomats.
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Major Reforms in Kazakhstan 
The protection of human rights and the passage of constitutional amendments were among the areas on which the President shed light.
Particularly, he mentioned special measurements, which are being undertaken to strengthen diverse social forces, expand the role of civil society, and put the “listening state” idea into practise.
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Leaders of foreign diplomatic missions in the meeting with Kazakhstan’s President
Moreover, Kazakhstan is committed to sustained democracy and extensive sociopolitical change.
As per the President, the key objective of Kazakhstan’s formation is to provide each citizen with equal access to opportunities and conditions to realize their potential.
Also, the new system will guarantee regular power transitions and solidify Kazakhstan’s statehood and its continued democratic advancement.
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Kazakhstan’s Presidential Elections

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Regarding the forthcoming presidential election, the president mentioned that the election will usher in a new political age and establish a new political tradition in Kazakhstan.

The President is committed to establishing all necessary conditions for a free and fair presidential election, as is his administration.

Economic Direction of Kazakhstan 

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While highlighting the economic course of Kazakhstan, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also underscored that the country’s new economic strategy aims to create a genuine free market economy.

He said that a national priority is the demonopolization of the economy. Kazakhstan is dedicated to the idea of an open economy and wants to further solidify its position as the region’s top investor magnet.

Opportunities in Kazakhstan
There are various opportunities in Astana; while mentioning the strengths of Kazakhstan, the president said that the state has enormous potential in agriculture and manufacturing, energy, and “green” financing.
Further, the country ranks among the top ten grain crop exporters, supplying more than 5 million tons of wheat and 1.5 million tons of flour per year. Kazakhstan is also a major producer of flax seeds and an exporter of oilseeds.
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President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (R), and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Mukhtar Beskenuly Tileuberdi (L).
Kazakhstan hosts more than 80% of the land transit traffic along the China-Europe route. Kazakhstan is an important partner in the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Middle Corridor, also known as the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, is becoming increasingly vital in terms of guaranteeing energy and food security.
The President urged the heads of foreign missions to actively engage with the Samruk-Kazyna Fund, which is one of the thirty largest sovereign funds in the world with assets worth $70 billion.

The fund’s largest assets, including KazMunayGas, Air Astana, and Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ), will soon go public.

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Foreign Policy of Kazakhstan

While briefing on the foreign affairs of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev mentioned that the state maintains a balanced, multifaceted, and proactive foreign policy.

The country is firmly committed to the values of long-term peace, cooperation, and trust, as well as the UN Charter and international law-based principles of equality, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of nations.

Kazakhstan, as Central Asia’s largest economy, will continue to contribute to regional and global development, as well as the building of bridges across continents, cultures, and nations.

Kazakhstan will continue to aggressively collaborate with all members of the global community, including ASEAN, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.

Kazakhstan actively promotes the preservation of the core principles of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in close collaboration with the UN.