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 May 10, 2018, the Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Kazakhstan (KAZISS) received the delegation of the Ministry of Information of Pakistan that included the Deputy Director General Arif Ahsan Kazmi, the Director of the Media Coordination Department Rafi Uhlah Khan, the Military Attaché Shakil Faridi as well as a number journalists.
The KazISS was represented by the Deputy Director Sanat Kushkumbayev, Senior Research Fellow Bolat Tokabayev, Senior Research Fellow Anastassyia Reshetnyak, Research Fellows Kambat Nurgaliyeva, Adilkhan Gadelshiyev and Slamzhar Ahmetzharov
The main purpose of the visit of the delegation of Pakistan to Kazakhstan is to develop cooperation between the expert communities and the media of the both countries. The KazISS experts were introduced to the specifics of the information policy in Pakistan, where the measures to ensure freedom of speech and independence of the media are linked with monitoring of the press and social networks content for propaganda of extremism and radicalism.
According to Dr Kushkumbaev, the relations with Pakistan are of great importance for Kazakhstan, not only because of its strategic location, but also because of close historical and cultural ties between the two nations that go back centuries. The basis for development of partnership relations between Kazakhstan and Pakistan should be a common understanding of regional security and, accordingly, cooperation in the field of combating terrorism.
In addition, Dr Kushkumbaev noted the significant potential for further expansion of economic cooperation, export of energy, electricity, mining and metallurgical products, agricultural products, in particular grain and meat. In turn Pakistan may import textiles, leather, sanitary ware, pharmaceutical and medical products.
The two parties noted the importance of intensifying further cooperation between Kazakhstan and Pakistan in the political, economic, information, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres.