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

“Constructive Public Dialogue – the Basis of Stability

and Prosperity of Kazakhstan”

Only through a constant dialogue between the Government and society

can a harmonious state be built in the context of modern geopolitics.



Kazakhstan’s accession to the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), as well as prospects for cooperation with the Council of Europe were discussed during the meeting.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed gratitude to the Council of Europe for supporting our country’s accession to GRECO and noted the importance of cooperation with this organization in combating corruption.

“We are very much serious in getting involved in the activities of this organization. We believe that this will be very much important in giving additional impetus to our efforts in fighting corruption, as well as other things that are negatively affecting our development,” said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

In turn, Gianluca Esposito noted that cooperation between Kazakhstan and GRECO will be mutually beneficial for both sides.

“Kazakhstan’s membership will not only promote the principles and mechanisms for fighting corruption, but also improve the business climate and improve the sphere of public services,” said the GRECO’s Executive Secretary.