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29 May, 2020 09:32

Pandemic endangered development of all countries - Tokayev

The President of Kazakhstan took part in the High-Level Event “Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond”, Strategy2050.kz reports with reference to Akorda.

Pandemic endangered development of all countries - Tokayev  | Strategy2050.kz

The virtual forum was convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness.

Addressing the event on behalf of the Group of the Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) the Kazakh President paid attention of the international community that the pandemic has put at risk the development of all countries. He noted that the LLDCs are among the worst-hit countries with the tightened external financing, disrupted trade and investment flows.

In this context the Head of State called for consolidation of international efforts to settle problems of growing external debts of developing countries, digital inequality, providing wider access to clean potable water, and green technologies.

The Head of State noted contribution of Kazakhstan to the implementation of the Global Humanitarian Response Plan and that the country provided humanitarian assistance to several countries to tackle the virus.

The President confirmed the country’s adherence to global efforts to strengthen food security, to mediation, conflict resolution and peace building.

The forum was attended by the leaders of Germany, France, South Africa, Japan, Italy, Great Britain, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Saudi Arabia and other states, leaders of the IMF, OECD, World Bank, as well as a number of international financial institutions.


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SMEs will make up at least 50% of the GDP

abour productivity will reach up to $126 000 and 3 to 6 y.o. kids will have 100% access to pre-school education in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan will fully satisfy its own market of POL in compliance with the new environmental standards

The share of non-primary exports in total exports will double and triple by 2040

Transition to Latin graphics will commence

95% of the population will speak Kazakh

15% of the area under cultivation will make use of water-saving technologies.

The issue of providing water for irrigation will be resolve

GDP per capita will stand at $60 000

The urban population will represent 70% of the total population in Kazakhstan