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Prime Minister: Kazakhstan ready to elaborate action plan on further cooperation with OECD

by November 22, 2016 Legal

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev has sent a video message to the participants of 2016 OECD Eurasia Week forum held in Paris where noted the success of Kazakhstan in implementing the reforms aimed at joining the 30 most developed countries of the world.

B.Sagintayev noted that since gaining independence, Kazakhstan has established itself as a reliable, strong economic and political partner of the international community representatives.

In World Banks Doing Business report Kazakhstan took the 35th place among 190 countries of the world, received the status of the best performer in implementing the progressive reforms for two consecutive years. According to the Prime Minister, this demonstrates Governments commitment to the ideas of building an effective system of business climate and government regulation.

In 2015, the OECD chose Kazakhstan as one of the three partners to launch the country cooperation programme, which underlines the commitment of our country to apply the best OECD practices for the joining 30 most developed countries of the world.

Kazakh Prime Minister reminded that in support of the country program last year the President of Kazakhstan put forward the 100 Concrete Steps Nations Plan that covers most aspects of the state development, such as the civil service modernization, strengthening the judicial system, economic diversification, social modernization and improving the transparency of the state.

B.Sagintayev noted that in a short period of time from the beginning of implementing the OECD Country Programme, Kazakhstan has adopted 59 laws aimed at improving the institutional environment. The Government plans to complete the program implementation by the year-end.

The Prime Minister stressed that Kazakhstan is ready to develop a detailed action plan for further Kazakh-OECD cooperation. In this regard, the Prime Minister announced a proposal to hold the next forum meeting in Kazakhstan.

2016 OECD Eurasia Week forum is aimed at creating conditions for further strengthening relations between the Eurasian and OECD countries and at drawing the world communitys attention on strengthening cooperation in several areas directly related to the competitiveness of the region.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan