On the Address of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to the people of Kazakhstan on ‘Strategy of Kazakhstan 2050: New policy of the established state’
As is known, in 1997 Kazakhstan launched wide-ranging economic and political reforms to implement the strategy ‘Kazakhstan 2030 and to establish our young state. During these years, the country managed to build a successful market economy, create a fundamentally new political system, and set course on social modernization and the development of human capital.
In the recent years the country has charted the policy of systematic industrialization and the introduction of innovations that will enhance the competitiveness of Kazakhstan’s economy and its attractiveness for foreign investment. The role and responsibility of Kazakhstan in the international affairs has increased.
Summing up 15 years of the Strategy ‘Kazakhstan 2030’, one can say that the Republic of Kazakhstan has shown itself as the modern, forward-looking and confident nation and a responsible partner on the international arena.
However, today the development of any country depends on its ability to adequately and timely respond to the new challenges of the globalized world.
In order to solve this issue, a new strategy ‘Kazakhstan 2050’ has been worked out. President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced the new strategy during his annual address to the nation on 14 December 2012 in Astana.
‘Strategy of Kazakhstan 2050: New policy of the established state’ determines the vectors of long-term sustainable development of Kazakhstan 21st century.
The main points of the strategy are the following:
– Further strengthening of statehood;
– The transition to the new principles of economic policy;
– Full support of entrepreneurship;
– Formation of a new social model;
– Creation of modern and effective education and healthcare systems;
– Increasing accountability, effectiveness and functionality of the state apparatus;
– Formation of international and defense policy responsive to new challenges
The new economic policy sticks to the comprehensive economic pragmatism. The entire country will work as a corporation, where the decisions will be made only in terms of economic viability and development of the global competitiveness of Kazakhstan.
The economic system of Kazakhstan will be radically liberalized through the minimization of the government’s participation in the regulation of business, through holding large-scale privatization, and increasing the share of private sector in almost all areas of activity.
The monetary policy will be revised to support projects that implement the next phase of industrialization in the frames of the third industrial revolution.
The best conditions for foreign investments will be created in the land space of Eurasia. The development of mineral resources will speed up in order to export them to world markets in exchange for access to advanced technologies and the creation of new industries in the country. Kazakhstan will boost the transition to a green development path.
Kazakhstan, as before, will be an active participant of the regional economic integration to be based on the principles of mutual benefit and jointly addressing the pressing social and economic problems.
According to the social security policy each citizen would be guaranteed minimal social standards of life quality, health protection and education.
Kazakhstan is firmly committed to further development of democracy, focusing on decentralization, anti-corruption, and gender equality.
Steps will be taken to decentralize the government and to transfer the responsibility from the center to the regions, endowing them with the necessary authority. The new professional state apparatus will be created, immune to corruption. The new style of government will be based on the principle of public-private partnership.
Kazakhstan will become a model of tolerance and stability. Any ethnic group living in Kazakhstan as before will be an integral part of the Kazakh nation. Preservation of the secular state with full respect for the world religions remains the major task for Kazakhstan’s society.
All these measures are seen as key points for the further strengthening of country’s statehood.
Kazakhstan’s foreign policy will be based on the principles of balance, consistency and predictability. Kazakhstan is fully aware of the responsibility for regional security and intends to actively contribute to the strengthening of security in Central Asia and beyond the region. Kazakhstan is committed to ensuring global stability and will be in the forefront of efforts aimed at strengthening the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, promoting the principles of ethnic and religious tolerance, combating extremism and terrorism.
Kazakhstan pays great importance to the implementation of strategic priorities of the international partners. Kazakhstan hopes for the support and cooperation in implementing these tasks, which will contribute to further development of cooperation between our countries and peoples.
[Press release, Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ashgabat, 25 December 2012]