The issues on upgrading the activities of the Security Council, the Strategy on Post-Crisis Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the course of preparations for the forthcoming Kazakhstan’s presidency in the OSCE in 2010 were discussed during the sitting.
Assistant to the President – Secretary of the Security Council Marat Tazhin, Prime Minister Karim Masimov, and State Secretary – Minister of Foreign Affairs Kanat Saudabayev delivered their speech.
The head of state emphasized the need to enhance the role of the Security Council in ensuring stability and strengthening of domestic security. It is defined by complex and large-scale tasks of post-crisis development that require maximum efforts, unprecedented resources accumulation and utmost consolidation of the state and society.
The draft of the Strategic Plan for the Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the Period Until 2020 elaborated by the Government has been also reviewed and discussed at the Security Council session.
Firstly, it regards the issues on economy diversification. In this context it was planned to strengthen the Strategy draft in the part of defining ways and mechanisms of its realization.
The President pointed out that the Strategic Plan should be based on the reasonable approach, real assessment of resources and opportunities and should take into account all existing challenges and threats. The Document should be aimed at efficient advancement of Kazakhstan’s national interests under the difficult conditions of the modern world.
The Government is charged to update the Strategic Plan taking into account not only economic but consolidating part of this document.
Important issues on Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship in 2010 were also discussed in the course of the meeting.
The President underlined that Kazakhstan’s forthcoming chairmanship is not just a special event in the history of modern Kazakhstan but a symbolic event for European and CIS countries. In whole, it is a positive phenomenon for the OSCE being transformed.
The President emphasized that Kazakhstan’s initiative to host an OSCE summit should become of the main cornerstones of Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship (last OSCE summit took place in Istanbul on 18-19 November, 1999).
To maintain and strengthen security and stability within the OSCE participating states and especially in Central Asia is an important priority. It is necessary to highlight the strengthening of the southern borders and support for the restoration of Afghanistan.
The head of state also drew attention to the importance of the OSCE economic and ecological dimension and arrangement of an event package on Kazakhstan’s model of interethnic and interreligious accord.
Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized that the OSCE chairmanship should provide a move to a new grade and development parameters for our country and support Kazakhstan to become more experienced, advanced, powerful and modern state.
Summing up the results of the session, the President charged the Government and the appropriate state authorities to take measures on realization of all the issues reviewed.