under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The President's Address to the People of Kazakhstan
Growing welfare of kazakh citizens: increase in income and quality of life
Well-being of the population and accession of Kazakhstan to the list
of 30 developed countries are the long-term goals of our independent state.
On June 20, 2018, the Kazakh Institute for strategic studies under the President of Kazakhstan (KAZISS) held an expert meeting with a delegation of the National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland.
The Polish delegation was represented by the Head of the National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland Pawel Solokh, Brigadier General, Director of Department for troops command of the National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland Jaroslav Kraszewski, Director of the Strategic Analysis Department of the National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland Piotr Wlodarski, senior analyst of the Strategic analysis Department of the National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland Anna Madej, Military attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Republic of Kazakhstan Piotr Wojtowicz, the Second Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Republic of Kazakhstan Andrzej Bober.
The Kazakh delegation was represented by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Poland Mr Margulan Baymukhan, as well as experts of KazISS: Director Zarema Shaukenova, Deputy Director Marat Zhumagulov, Secretary for Academic and Research Affairs Kazbek Issayev, senior expert Bolat Tokabayev, research fellow of the Department for International studies Kymbat Nurgaliyeva and research fellow of the Department for socio-political studies Slamzhar Ahmedzharov.
Director of KazISS Zarema Shaukenova introduced the participants to the main activities of the Institute, the current political and socio-economic situation in Kazakhstan, and also drew special attention to the European direction of the state foreign policy.
While informing the participants of the meeting about the cooperation of KazISS scientific-analytical structures, Zarema Shaukenova stressed that The Centre for Eastern studies (OSW) named after the Marek Karp of the Republic of Poland is one of the key strategic partners of KazISS. The cooperation Agreement between the two Institutions was signed in 2012.
In addition, the Director of the Department for Internal Security in Eastern Europe of the Institute of Eastern Studies Jolanta Darczewska also took part in the International Conference "National strategies of modernization: achievements and prospects", dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, held on June 15, 2018 in Astana.
In turn, the Head of National Security Bureau Pawel Solokh noted that this state body was founded in 1991 by the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland Lech Walesa. The office assists the President of the country in carrying out the tasks assigned to him in the field of security and defense.
The President of Poland defines the structure and scope of the Bureau’s work. Moreover, the National Security Bureau is the main organizational (working) body of the National Security Council, appointed by Head of the state.
Pawel Solokh added that the Bureau cooperates with the Institute of Oriental Studies, the Polish Institute of International Affairs and other analytical centers, as well as non-governmental organizations.
In addition, a proposal was made by the Polish delegation on holding a joint conference on Central Asia with the participation of KazISS, the National Security Bureau and the Institute of Oriental Studies.
Participants of the meeting also discussed the topical issues of political, economic, and cultural- humanitarian cooperation between Kazakhstan and Poland.
In sum, the participants of the meeting have stressed the importance of promoting the further strengthening of comprehensive Kazakh-Polish relations, and expressed their commitment to the intensification of cooperation between scientific - analytical institutions of Kazakhstan and Poland.