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Today President Nursultan Nazarbayev Opens Third Parliament Session of the Fifth Convocation

September 2, 2013


In his speech, the President noted that the three-party Majilis of the Parliament has shown positive results and effective mechanisms of interaction between party fractions are currently fully established.

Nursultan Nazarbayev defined a number of legislative tasks for the near future.

“Priority process of lawmaking should remain the legal provision of stable economic growth. I have repeatedly said that to wait for the imminent coming of the era of universal economic stability is thoughtless. The risks of a new global crisis are not reduced. Instability of prices for export products and raw materials is a long-term trend. To rely only on external lending is not reasonable. Therefore, it is important to use all internal sources of development. In this regard, it is important to create such a legal environment in which the domestic business would feel itself confidently and effectively developed. I instructed the Government to develop a draft of a Business Code. It is necessary to consolidate the basic principles of the activity of Kazakhstani entrepreneurs and their interaction with the state. It should be “the Constitution of Kazakhstan’s Business,” the head of state stressed.

The President identified the adoption of amendments to the Law “On Subsoil and Subsoil Use” as an important task to radically simplify the system of granting exploration rights and prevent the practice of unproductive speculation of deposits.

Nursultan Nazarbayev drew attention to further legal provision of social modernization in the country.
“It is important to intensify the work on reforming the system of social security of the citizens, especially the pension one. In my address to the people of Kazakhstan on the pension system reform, I gave a number of instructions to the Government on additional guarantees of the growth of pension savings. In particular, it is necessary, first, to provide allocation of obligatory pension contributions from the budget funds for working women during their vacation leave for the child’s birth and care. Second, to enter a five-interest mandatory payments by employers to the pension accounts of their employees. Third, to provide a phased increase of the rates of mandatory professional assessment by another five percent. And, fourth, to improve the efficiency of investment of pension assets in the most promising sectors of the country,” the President said.

The head of state emphasized a range of legislative tasks associated with the modernization of law-enforcement legislation.

The Parliament will consider the drafts of the new Criminal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code, the Penal Execution Code and the Code of Administrative Offences. In fact, there will be formed a new legal basis law enforcement and judicial systems of Kazakhstan with the use of world experience. The Government and the lawmakers are to build a common vector between the trends of humanization of the criminal law and the formation of a “Zero Tolerance” society approach to crime,” Nursultan Nazarbayev added.

In conclusion, the President expressed confidence in the effectiveness of the coordinated activity of the Parliament and the Government in taking important decisions aimed at further development and prosperity of Kazakhstan.

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