Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Address to the People of Kazakhstan by President

of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

A strong system «Responsible State - Responsible Society - 

Responsible Person» must be perpetuated in our country.


A change at the helm of Uzbekistan 18 months ago turned out to be a game-changer that greatly improved relations in Central Asia, where the personality factor remains crucial.

Anastassiya Reshetnyak is a research fellow at the Department of Foreign and International Security, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies (KAZISS). 

She spoke to EURACTIV’s Senior Editor Georgi Gotev.

Central Asian countries are playing a key role in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. According to political scientists, the region’s weight will grow in the future. India and Pakistan joined the SCO last year. Thus, Central Asian countries became participants of the influential international organization consisting of 40% of the world’s population and the third part of global economy. Experts say that this opens new opportunities for the region’s dynamic development. China, the largest world power, considers Central Asian states as strategically important partners and intends to expand cooperation in many spheres.