Kazakh president: World expects new technology revolution
Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec.15 / Trend, K. Konyrova /
The world expects new technology revolution in the next ten years, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev believes.
"In the next 10-15 years, the world expects new technology revolution. It is the main challenge of the current century," Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said addressing a ceremony on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the country's independence in Astana on Thursday.
He said the developments require taking certain measures and steps.
"The world is on the verge of a global depression. Only direct losses of the global economy amount to trillions of dollars. One of the prominent economic analysts said that the losses in the past financial crisis are equivalent to losses in past wars. No one can stay aside. It can be seen in Europe and other countries," Nazarbayev said.
Speaking from the tribune of the Independence Palace to the Kazakhs, Nazarbayev warned that not easy times are ahead.
"In the 21st century, the world will not get rid of the threats of hunger, epidemics, lack of clean water, as well as fertile soil. You know how many people today are suffering. These developments are real for countries with rapid-growing populations, and it concerns us as well. The coming decade will be difficult for the entire world and we must be ready," Nazarbayev said. "There are still many unsolved problems, and one should work over it," he added.