President Tokayev’s state-of-the-nation address: important aspects

Youth is the country’s future! The state works hard to support young people and create conditions to help fulfill their potential. Experts opined that this is evidenced by issues raised by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his state-of-the-nation address. In it, he stressed the importance of providing the population with affordable and high-quality education, and strengthening health system. He also expressed concern over family and demographic situation as well as child safety and protection. Experts said that President Tokayev set specific tasks for the Government to improve the quality of life and well-being of the population of Kazakhstan. However, Kazakh citizens are responsible for these tasks themselves as well.

“I would like to say that the address is progressive in itself, but now we need concrete mechanisms to implement it, most importantly, through active participation of the people. So that every citizen realizes that he or she can raise their voice, which will impact the successful implementation of the President's address. This is possible, we can do this, we all just need to be active. The most important issues also involve Public Participation in the Budget Process and social protection. Especially now, during the pandemic, it is necessary to talk about new level of health services, quality of health services and access to medicines. This is very important,” said Margarita Uskembayeva, President of the Institute of Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities of Kazakhstan.