President’s Annual Address: expert opinions
The President’s State-of-the-Nation Address is aimed at social modernization. Member of Mazhilis, the Lower House of Kazakh Parliament Azat Peruashev believes that President Nazarbayev’s Address focuses on the interests and needs of the Kazakh citizens, which demonstrates that Kazakhstan finds ways to take care of its citizens despite the instability in the world. The Kazakh President’s address covers improvement of living standards, quality and access to education, healthcare, housing and many other important topics. The President instructed the Government to review the budget spending priorities with an emphasis on the social sector.
AZAT PERUASHEV, MEMBER OF MAZHILIS, LOWER HOUSE OF KAZAKH PARLIAMENT:
- The tasks set by the President are aimed at improvement of current challenges that should be resolved now. In his address, President Nazarbayev highlighted that the people’s lives should be improved now and the living standards should be raised now. The Government allocates the funds and provides conditions to achieve these goals. I am very optimistic about the implementation of these norms.
VLADISLAV KOSSAREV, MEMBER OF MAZHILIS, LOWER HOUSE OF KAZAKH PARLIAMENT:
- I think that President Nazarbayev set the right priorities in his State-of-the-Nation address, emphasizing that the Government bodies should be responsible for the improvement of people’s living standard, their well-being, culture and involvement in the creative processes aimed at the development of our country.