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The innovative modernization of Kazakhstan

3 December 2019

The course towards the innovative modernization of Kazakhstan and the noble initiatives of the country’s leadership in world politics aimed at ensuring global and regional security and stability were highlighted at a reception to celebrate two significant holidays of Kazakhstan – the Day of the First President and the 28th Anniversary of Independence.

Pictured cutting the celebratory cake are (l-r) Mr Kanat Tumysh, Ambassador of Kazakhstan, Mr Joseph Gerard B. Angeles, Ambassador of Philippines and Dean of the Asian Group, Mr Bene M’Poko, Ambassador of the DRC and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and  Dr Monde Tom, Director-General of the Department of Trade and Investment of South Africa

In his welcoming address Mr Kanat Tumysh, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to South Africa noted: “Today's successes in Kazakhstan have been achieved thanks to H.E. Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, our First and Founding President, who has transformed our country into a stable and reputable state with a growing economy.

"Today our Kazakhstan is well-known to the whole world as the leading driving force in building a world without nuclear weapons, violent conflicts and terrorism by the United Nations Centenary in 2045. Current President H.E. Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, elected this year, is determined to increase the achievements of Independence by taking the country to a qualitatively new level of development through ensuring the continuity of the policy of the Leader of the Nation and implementing systemic reforms. In this context, he outlined five main tasks for the modernization of the state through building a constructive public dialogue as the basis for the stability and prosperity of Kazakhstan.”

Ambassador Tumysh also remarked on the following points: “I would like to emphasize the high level of relations between the two countries and the positive dynamics in their development. We have much in common - a similar structure of national economies, multinational and multi-confessional composition of the population, well-recognized experience of active work in the UN Security Council, promoting the priorities of the interlinkages between development and security; and the revamped regional approach. The total volume of our trade has been growing for the third year in a row and is gradually approaching an annual level of one billion rand.”

Dr. Monde Tom, Director-General of the Department of Trade and Investment of South Africa said that he looks forward to South Africa and Kazakhstan reaching a qualitatively new level of relations in the coming years and will in the future sign an Enhanced Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement. The 7th round of bilateral consultations between the two countries will take place in Nur-Sultan and is scheduled for the first half of 2020.

Guests felt the warm hospitality of Kazakhstan and enjoyed authentic Kazakh cuisine at the reception.





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