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The development of the economy of the Central Asian region became the main theme of the Astana economic forum. Nur-Sultan gathered politicians, businessmen and scientists from around the world. Details recognized by the correspondent channel “WORLD 24” Gulmira Zhanzakova.
The forum was opened by first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. For the first time in 12 years, he spoke to the participants not as head of state. He noted that dual power in the country. There is a President, he is the main.
I, as the leader of the nation and the President of the Security Council will continue to participate in the work on strategic directions of development of the state, including security, internal and foreign policy. This is especially important at a time when there is a rapid transformation of all processes of global economic development. All my work will be concluded to support the work of the new President and to provide transit in a relaxed atmosphere”, – said Nazarbayev.
Nursultan Nazarbayev told the foreign guests how it sees the future of the world economy. The driving force of labor productivity, all disputes can be resolved by negotiations. Nazarbayev said he was ready to help to establish international relations.
“The time has come to discuss ways out of the current geopolitical crisis between U.S., China, Russia and the European Union. I am talking with the leaders of the mentioned States. In General, the correct understanding of this issue is. We can provide a platform for dialogue in our capital city,” he said.
Mediation will help to remove the economic tension between the players of the world market. Talked about this, and Christine Lagarde, International monetary Fund managing. She noted that the growth of global GDP is slowing.
“Famous Kazakh poet Abay said, “Going slowly, go confidently”. So today I want to borrow this idea: to accelerate, but slowly. When I look at global growth, a lot more people are moving slowly. Even though 70% of the world economy starting in 2018 is accelerating, unfortunately, in 2019 we see that 70% of global GDP and slow its growth. I’m not saying now that we have a recession, but is clearly slowing in comparison with last year,” said Lagarde.
The form discussed the possibilities of investment dialogue between the Eurasian five, the European Union and the Shanghai cooperation organization. The organizers are sure that in two days the participants will enter into dozens of lucrative contracts.