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N.Nazarbayev held meeting on agriculture development

by November 23, 2016 General

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting on social and economic development of the country, the press service of Akorda reported.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister B.Sagintayev, head of the Presidential Administration A.Dzhaksybekov, Chairman of the National Bank D.Akishev, First Deputy Prime Minister A.Mamin, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Agriculture A.Myrzakhmetov, Deputy Prime Minister Imangali Tasmagambetov, assistant to the President A.Smailov, Minister of Health and Social Development T.Duissenova, Finance Minister B.Sultanov and Minister of National Economy K.Bishimbayev.

During the event they discussed the main approaches to the important policy documents.

Addressing the gathering, the President said that in September this year the relevant instructions have given at the enlarged session of the Government.

Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized that the issues of the agricultural sector requires careful consideration. The priorities of the state program of development of agriculture should be an increase in production volumes, increased productivity, diversification of agricultural production, reducing food imports, increasing exports of processed products and agricultural cooperation development.

“Our processing plants are loaded on 30-40%. For their work we need raw materials in order to increase its supplies requires the development of agricultural cooperation”, the President of Kazakhstan said.

The Head of State also noted the high proportion of unproductive self-employed people.

“We need to develop systematic measures to ensure the productive employment of the population. It is necessary to involve the unemployed in those places where there are jobs available. Citizens in the regions need to know about employment programs on available vacancies”, the President of Kazakhstan said.

At the same time, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the importance of training of rural youth and increase employment in rural areas.

Following the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev approved the conceptual approaches developed policy documents and instructed to carefully consider the details, coordinating all the issues with stakeholders.

Source: Kazakhtan 2050