under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Address of the President to the people of Kazakhstan
Third Modernization of Kazakhstan
"Only those nations who manage to set the future goals and proceed resolutely facing the challenges,
instead of sitting on the hedge and waiting, are the winners."
On June 29, 2017, the round-table discussion on "Kazakhstan's Modernization at a New Stage of Strategic Partnership with China" was held in the Institute of Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Studies (IREECAS) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Beijing. The event was organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the PRC.
The KazISS Deputy Director Sanat Kushkumbaev and Senior Research Fellow of the Department of Foreign Policy and International Security Analysis Iskander Akylbayev spoke on the strategic aspects of Kazakhstan's development namely implementation of "The Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness" that had been initiated by President Nazarbayev in his latest Address to the Nation as well as in his article "Looking into the Future: Modernization of Public Consciousness". The other topics touched upon by the experts were the impact of EXPO-2017 on Kazakhstan and the prospects for academic and expert cooperation between Kazakhstan and China.
The discussion was also participated by the Head of the Eurasian Studies Program of the IMEP under the Foundation of the First President Ruslan Izimov, Senior Research Fellows of the Center for Military and Strategic Studies of Kazakhstan Svetlana Kozhirova and Raphik Tairov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the People's Republic of China Shakhrat Nuryshev, Director of IREECAS Li Yongquan, Secretary-General of the SCO Research Center Sun Zhuangzhi, Head of the Eurasia Studies Department of the China Institute of International Affairs Chen Yuyong and other Chinese experts.