International Politicians on Qasym-Jomart Toqayev

Member of the European Parliament Thierry Mariani has opined that Qasym-Jomart Toqayev’s diplomatic experience will be of benefit to his new position as a Head of State. He said that the elected President of Kazakhstan is well-known and respected by the world’s politicians.

“I have no doubt that the president who has the diplomatic experience can pull off in any area. I’ve met with Mr. Toqayev several times when he headed the Senate, and he also came to Paris. He has a reputation at the international level. I think Kazakhs have made the right choice,” he added.

British Former foreign secretary, Jack Straw, highlighted that Qasym-Jomart Toqayev’s diplomatic skills are exceptional. In 2000, Jack Straw worked with Qasym-Jomart Toqayev on some of the most prominent political topics. Jack Straw remembers the fact that how he and his colleagues were impressed by Kazakhstan’s accomplishments after its independence.

“Diplomacy is important for any country, particularly, for the country like Kazakhstan because of its neighbors and its strategic position. Of course, it is important in terms of trade as well. The UK has been developing very good relations with Kazakhstan which now has developed its financial center in Nur-Sultan, we look forward to continuing that,” Straw said.

Kyrgyz experts say that Qasym-Jomart Toqayev who has won the election will continue to pursue the policy of the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Qasym-Jomart Toqayev has extensive political experience in the government, parliament and foreign affairs. Therefore, the Kyrgyz experts are confident that Kazakhstan will develop dynamically with the new president.