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Concept of “listening state” needs be implemented in Kazakhstan - Tokayev

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In Kazakhstan, the concept of a “listening state” must be implemented, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said, delivering his first State-of-the-Nation Address at the joint session of the Parliament chambers, reports.

"The work of the National Commission for modernization should be resumed. Political transformation promised by me will be gradually and steadily carried out taking into account the interests of the state and people," President said.

According to him, world experience indicates that explosive random political liberalization leads to destabilization of the political situation.

“Therefore, we will carry out political reforms without running ahead, but consistently, persistently and thoughtfully. Our fundamental principle is that successful economic reforms are impossible without modernizing the country's socio-political life. A strong President, an influential Parliament, an accountable Government are the goal to which we are steadfastly moving. This formula of the political system is the basis of stability of the state,” the President added.

He noted that in Kazakhstan it is necessary to implement the concept of a “listening state”, which promptly and efficiently responds to all the constructive requests of citizens.

“Only through a constant dialogue between the authorities and society can a harmonious state be built in the context of modern geopolitics, so it is necessary to maintain and strengthen civil society, to involve it in the discussion of the most pressing national problems. That is why a representative National Council of Public trust was created, which will work on a rotational basis,” Tokayev added.

Ekaterina Eliseeva
13:13,2 September 2019

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