February 14, 2018
Meeting with Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov
During the meeting, Kairat Abdrakhmanov reported to the President on the current activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as plans for the upcoming period.
The President of Kazakhstan focused on the organizational and substantive issues of the preparation of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia and the Summit of the Heads of the Caspian States.
In the context of the instructions given at the enlarged meeting of the Government, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the special role of the foreign policy department in the process of attracting foreign investments to key sectors of the economy.
At the end of the meeting, the Head of State gave a number of specific instructions.
12 February 2018
Interview with CCTV
During the conversation, the Head of State answered questions regarding cooperation between Kazakhstan and China, as well as bilateral cooperation within the framework of pairing programs “Nurly Zhol” and “One belt, one way”.
The President of Kazakhstan also spoke about the priorities of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council and shared his vision of the further development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
In addition, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the need to strengthen interstate partnership in the field of countering terrorism and maintaining stability in the region.
February 9, 2018
Meeting with akims of regions, cities of Astana and Almaty
Astana, Үkimet үyi
During the meeting, the Head of State drew the attention of akims of regions and cities of national importance to the need to control the stability of food prices and tariff regulation.
Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the importance of an uninterrupted heating season in the regions.
In addition, the President of Kazakhstan instructed the Government together with the akims of the regions to organize measures for early warning and prevention of floods in the spring.
The head of state suggested considering the possibility of accumulating meltwater in reservoirs and their use for agricultural needs.
– At the level of rural settlements, where more than two thousand people live, local self-government will be introduced. This is the fourth level of the budget. The collection of 7 types of taxes has been transferred to the places, and there are also expenses in 19 directions. According to preliminary analysis, only 11 percent of rural districts can be self-sufficient and able to cover expenses from their own income. Therefore, the Government, together with the regional authorities, should take this issue under control, “Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The President of Kazakhstan stressed the need for a broad explanation of the importance of projects and development programs for the country and pointed out the need to involve the Nur Otan party in this work.
During the meeting with reports on the state of the regions, akim of the city of Astana, akims of Kyzylorda, Karaganda and East Kazakhstan regions made speeches
February 5, 2018
Meeting with the Chairman of the Accounts Committee for Control over the Execution of the Republican Budget by Nurmukhambet Abdibekov
During the meeting, Nurmukhambet Abdibekov reported to the Head of State on the main results of the work of the Accounts Committee for 2017, as well as tasks for the forthcoming period.
As a result of last year, the department conducted 25 inspections at 354 sites. As a result of audit activities, KZT 198.5 billion was reimbursed from KZT 307.3 billion to be restored.
Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed the Accounts Committee to ensure proper implementation of the norms of the Law “On State Audit and Financial Control”.
In addition, the President of Kazakhstan pointed out the importance of a more thorough assessment of the effectiveness of the use of budgetary funds by the Accounts Committee and noted the need to develop systematic measures to prevent violations.
The Head of State underlined the role of the Accounts Committee in ensuring the coordination of the work of the Audit Commissions in the regions and the development of methodological and practical recommendations for improving their activities.
Following the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev gave a number of specific instructions in the direction of improving the activities of the state audit and financial control bodies in accordance with the previously adopted regulatory legal acts and state programs.