All countries must discuss future of world economy
Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec 16 /Trend K.Konirova/
All world countries must be involved in discussing the future prospects of the global economy, a Kazakh expert said supporting the idea of the Kazakhstan president to hold a world crisis conference.
"We understand that the problems and prospects of the world economy cannot be discussed by only the top countries. There is a need to find solutions which should take into account the views of other countries," Kazakh political analyst Erlan Karin said.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to extend the G20 and hold the world crisis conference in 2012 in Astana, during a speech at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence on Thursday.
Mr Karin said that, a difficult situation has developed on the world markets and all countries should be ready for new challenges and threats.
"A group of countries at regional level must take some action and contribute to a joint anti-crisis measure without waiting for leading ones to make a decision," he told Trend.
Sergei Kuzovnikov editor of Arguments and Facts Kazakhstan shared Mr Karin's view about the necessity of participation by smaller countries in discussing global issues.
"There is no clear understanding of what to do with the upcoming global crisis in the world today because there are local interests, and it is time for the entire world to solve this problem," Mr Kuzovnikov said to Trend.
Director of International Information Ministry of Kazakhstan Roman Vasilenko also supports the idea of such a world conference.
"It is a wise suggestion. The President of Kazakhstan is ahead of time once again. He sees the problem and puts the question squarely," Mr Vasilenko told Trend.
He noted that Mr Nazarbayev's initiative to hold a world anti-crisis conference will receive a good global response and is bound to cause a reaction.
"I'm sure the idea of a global crisis forum in Astana will be realised," he said.