Astana, Kazakhstan, Nov.12
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
The message of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is the instruction to action for the country against the background of a changing geopolitical environment, the director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President Yerlan Karin said.
"The general geopolitical conditions change, rather negative external, economic and geopolitical background is taking place," Karin told reporters during an international conference on Eurasian transport integration. "And in this connection there emerged a need of some quick action. That is, the message is a new agenda for Kazakhstan in the coming period, not only for 2015, but in the certain new period of its development."
He said that now it is necessary to take certain steps to minimize possible negative consequences, and these negative effects are already observed.
He believes that the agenda is of a mobilizing character and in order to mobilize the efforts of the government, public authorities and society.
"A crisis agenda was designated," said the analyst. "I think that's quite a correct, efficient arrangement for the state and society to become aimed at coherent, effective interaction."
Karin said that in general, in the last days, the last weeks, months, dynamics of different geo-economic and geopolitical processes began to increase, especially various kinds of conflicts that became intensified around the perimeter - Ukraine, the Middle East. Besides, rather negative economic background was added: this includes drop in oil prices, a slowdown in economic growth, and the so-called trade-sanction wars.
"Naturally, in these circumstances, Kazakhstan as one of the active participants of this global economic and political processes, should not simply wait for development of events, but develop such a current plan, guide to action," said Yerlan Karin.
He believes that the president made his appeal prematurely due to changes in the role of Kazakhstan on the international arena.
"Yesterday's message is an algorithm for further actions," said the analyst. "And on the other hand, this message indicates that the role of Kazakhstan has changed. If we remained a peripheral state, the need for such a quick response would not emerge before us. But the role of the country has changed dramatically enough lately in both political and economical terms. We accept a new national strategy based on the global agenda."