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The Ambassador's briefing, which was hosted at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UK, was attended by 60 figures from the UK Conservative Party, including members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Kazakhstan; the leadership of the Conservative Friends of Eurasia and members of the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council.
Speaking to British politicians, Ambassador Idrissov discussed the successes achieved by Kazakhstan in the years since its independence. “Our country has achieved truly impressive results both in the area of internal development and in the international arena, becoming an example of a dynamic and stable state-building nation."
The Ambassador noted that Kazakhstan has set a course for large-scale economic and political modernisation over the next decade. The country has started the active digitisation of the economy and is pursuing the development of cutting edge innovations and "green" technologies. The message of the President 'New opportunities under the fourth industrial revolution' provides a clear benchmark for the implementation of these reforms.
In addition, the country has recently launched a large-scale package of important social reforms, in line with the five social initiatives set out by President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The reforms, especially the reduction of tax and increase in microcredit, were positively welcomed by many of the Conservative politicians who were present. The majority of the guests regularly advocate for reducing personal tax burdens and are also vocal champions of small and medium-sized businesses. In their view, Kazakhstan's new social policy will not only help to improve the well-being of Kazakhstan people, but will also set a positive example for foreign states who can consider reducing their own tax burdens and increasing large-scale business support.
Bob Stewart, Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Kazakhstan, delivered the speech on behalf of the British Conservative parliamentarians. Mr Stewart noted that Kazakhstan, which occupies an important geopolitical position between West and East, is playing an ever-increasing role in the trade, economic and political processes in Eurasia.
Being a leading nation – both regionally and globally - the Republic of Kazakhstan has achieved significant international successes: the country became a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2017 and 2018 sessions, the Astana International Financial Centre was launched and build on English law, and the Astana EXPO-2017 was an international success.
The event ended with a performance by Kazakh-British pianist, Dina Duisen, the winner of many international accolades. She performed classical compositions by Chopin, as well as a composition entitled “The legend of Dombyra" written by well-known Kazakh composer Nagim Mendygaliyev.