The National Academic Library hosted the expanded meeting of the APK Council was held with the participation of Gulshara Abdykalikova, State Secretary of Kazakhstan, shortly before the XXVI session of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (APK).
The APK Deputy Chairman, Head of the Secretariat Leonid Prokopenko, deputies of the Parliament’s Majilis, members of the Assembly, public figures, representatives of the scientific and creative intelligentsia have also taken part in its work.
In her speech, Gulshara Abdykalikova stressed Nursultan Nazarbayev’s words, Under modern global conditions, national unity is a social cohesion, and the successful state is a social state.
- Five Social Initiatives of the President should become the drivers of the society’s complex social modernization. They give a logical completeness to the algorithm of large-scale reforms in the political, economic and spiritual spheres. The issues of strengthening the national identity on the platform of social unity should remain the focus of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan, the Secretary of State said.
In 2017, the APK organized 20 republican and 395 regional events on projects to improve public consciousness. More than 2,000 charitable events were held, and over 60,000 families with many children and families with low incomes received assistance, as well as about 8,000 different organizations.
The meeting considered the results of the work of the APK Deputy Group in the Majilis of Kazakhstan’s Parliament, the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan of Mangistau region and the Republican Association of Azerbaijanis.
A number of other issues were also taken into consideration, including those related to the nomination of candidacies of new public deputies of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan from ethno-cultural associations for consideration by the APK XXVI session.
During the meeting, the State Secretary of Kazakhstan congratulated on the honorary title and presented the patents of the APK Ambassadors of Friendship to the prominent Russian political and public figure Ruslan Aushev and the state and public figure of Germany Heinrich Zertik.