Kazakh President proposes to create national commission for modernization
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 11
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to create a national commission for modernization, the presidency reported. He made the proposal while speaking at the meeting of the Nur Otan party on March 11.
"It will coordinate the implementation of all the reforms," the president said.
At the same time Nazarbayev proposed five institutional reforms aimed at further development of the state.
The first reform is the formation of the modern, professional and autonomous state apparatus ensuring high-quality implementation of economic programs and the provision of public services.
"It is important to make a corps of civil servants professional and self-sufficient. Elections, change of ministers, regional heads and other leaders should not affect the operation of administrative civil service," he said.
The second reform should ensure the rule of law, guaranteeing property rights and creating the conditions for entrepreneurial activity, the protection of contractual obligations, which will eventually create the basis for economic growth.
The third reform should be focused on industrialization and economic growth based on diversification.
"In the future, the main task is to ensure the dynamics of economic development. Resulting from this work two to three export products should be created thanks to economy diversification," Nazarbayev said.
The development of small and medium-sized service companies should be the key priority, according to the president. Moreover it is necessary to adopt a new program for the development of tourism which will allow creating jobs for the rural population.
The fourth main task is formation of the nation with a common future, the president said. He stressed that all the citizens of Kazakhstan should have common rights and responsibilities in spite of their ethnic group, language, and religion.
The fifth reform envisages creating of transparent and accountable state, according Nazarbayev. He noted that Kazakh society gradually adapts to change. Meanwhile a series of recent civil wars and bloody conflicts in different regions of the world have shown that the ill-conceived and forced democratization does not guarantee the stability of the state and does not provide a successful economic modernization.
"Five institutional reforms are the five steps that the country should go by turns. Only in this case, our reforms will be effective, and the society and the state will be united and stable. All the successful states have passed this road," Nazarbayev said.
Edited by CN
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