On April 7, 2022, an expert discussion “New Kazakhstan: the path of renewal and modernization” was held, organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Germany with the assistance of the Foundation. Konrad Adenauer. The key task of this event was the exchange of views on political reforms, which were announced by the Head of State in the last Address.
As part of the panel discussion “The process of reforms in Kazakhstan in the country and global contexts”, Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerkin Tukumov assessed the political reforms of Kazakhstan within the framework of the initiatives of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan announced in the Address on March 16.
Also, as experts at the round table, the head of the KAS Asia and the Pacific Region Christian Ehle, the head of the KAS Representative Office in Kazakhstan Johannes Rai, Kazakhstani political scientist, editor of the Exclusive magazine Rasul Zhumaly, senior researcher at the German Institute for International Relations and Security Andrea Schmitz and expert Institute of World Economy and Politics Aliya Orazgalieva.
It is worth noting that the expert discussion was held online with the participation of about 70 representatives of political, public and expert circles of both countries. In conclusion, the speakers discussed in the “question-answer” format such topics as improving the electoral system, the activities of the National Council of Public Trust, lowering the threshold for parties to enter the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.