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DOBROGEA CAN BE AN ECONOMIC HUB FOR EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on July 23, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Dobrogea has become the center of economic attractiveness for investors from Golf Cooperation Council (GCC).


During two days (19 -20 July 2017) a delegation of Arab investors has toured the region in search of agricultural and tourism opportunities under the supervision of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.




DOBROGEA: THE MIRACLE LAND ON THE THRESHOLD OF BLACK SEA



The main items of the agenda were: ensuring a steady supply of wheat, cereals, and flour and sun flower and corn oil, developing a regional source of sheep`s meat and developing tourism opportunities for family packages in Danube Delta, Black Sea resorts and regional hotels.

 




The Grain Mountains of Dobrogea.

 


The delegation was also received at SAR SALTUK BABA mosque in Babadag, a potential center for Islamic religious tourism.

 


The center of the attention of the investor’s tour was the city of Baia where the delegates were received by Mr. Adam Liuta, the leader of a powerful business and leisure complex in the area.




Sheeps Farm. The Dobrogea lambs are world`s fainest. No doubt here!

 



The Baia commercial group led by President Adam Liuta is comprised among many other investments by LTA MONDIAL SRL Society, a company that is producing, processed and commercializing a large area of agricultural products , certified ecologic for European markets including cereals (wheat, corn, soy, barley) oleaginous plants (sun flower, colza, flax) and colza and sun flower oil products.

 



Izabell oil factory has aroused interest with his high quality, ecological cooking oils, that are complying with European Union most strict tests for ecological oil production.

 


President Adam Liuta: an active representative of Dobrogea. 


The tourism potential of the area was declared as interesting with Baia based Mondial Hotel, a hotel that is offering high-class lodging opportunities, coupled with leisure spa and wading pool and offering exceptional culinary experiences.

 


Mondial hotel can be the center of discovery tours around the area destined to highlight Dobrogea cultural potential.


The Dobrogea visit is a part of the larger agenda to promote Danube Delta in 2017 and active in the framework of DISCOVER ROMANIA PROGRAM OF IRICE and the fact that we have the opportunity to help the local business community to find new partners is extremely important to us stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


We can safely say that Dobrogea has elicited enthusiasm and conquered the imagination of those to buy healthy products of the best quality.


Romania can offer this and now the international community s discovering this, concluded the visit significance IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE - CREATORUL CELUI MAI BUN PARFUM AL ANULUI 2017

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on May 14, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Cu ocazia Zilei Europei – 9 Mai 2017, a fost anuntat creatorul PARFUMULUI FAVORIT AL ANULUI 2017 si anume CASA DE PARFUMURI din Franta: DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.




Parfumurile de la DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE sunt inspirate dintr-o colectie unica de bijuterii, un ansamblu de materiale de valoare si dimensiuni filosofice create de Salvador Dali.

 


In aceste bijuterii artistul a reusit sa capteze cu o maiestrie exceptionala, iconografia lui unica.


Astfel parfumurile colectiei reprezinta bijuterii in sine, flacoanele de un lux desavarsit creaza o legatura intre cele doua forme de limbaj: parfumeria si geniul artistic, unind mirosul, atingerea si privirea, trezind simturile si senzulitatea la cel mai profund nivel al constiintei.


Presedintele Consiliului European pentru Turism si Comert, Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea a declarat ca in PARFUMULUI FAVORIT AL ANULUI 2017 gasim tot ce are Europa mai de pret: arta reprezentata de lucrarile artistului Salvador Dali, un nume care ilustreaza creatiile secolului XX european mai bine ca orice alta personalitate si cultura parfumului atat de bogata, atat de vibranta, atat de franceza si atat de europeana si universala totodata.


Nu este de mirare ca DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE, creatorii din inima Parisului, au castigat atat de doritul premiu si nominalizarea de a fi creatorii PARFUMULUI FAVORIT AL ANULUI 2017 si parteneri diplomatici ai Consiliului European pentru Turism si Comert.



CALICE DE LA SEDUCTION ETERNELLE

de la DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE

 




Nuanta de lemn exotic.


Delicat și senzual, acest parfum devine tentația seductiei eterne.


Actioneaza precum o potiune magica ascunsa intr-un potir incrustat cu nestemate, asemeni celui in care Isolda i-a servit lui Tristan potiunea magica a dragostei.


Ingrediente: iasomie, ylang-ylang, lemn de cedru, vetiver din Haiti, ambra, vanilie, patchouli.


FLUIDITE DU TEMPS IMAGINAIRE

de la DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE




White Floral (Flori albe)


Radiant si senzual, un parfum de un verde stralucitor precum piatra de peridot ilustreaza timpul intr-o miscare perpetua prin viata, asemeni parfumului ce se impregneaza in piele, intr-o armonie perfecta.


Alberto Morillas aduce un omagiu olfactiv renumitei bijuterii “The persistence of memory”,lucrata in aur si diamante pentru a ilustra fluiditatea timpului.

Ingrediente: iasomie Sambac, bergamot, tuberoza indiana, sofran, Burbon Vanilie, Sandalwood.



REGARD SCINTILLANT DE MILLE BEAUTES

de la DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE




Rose Floral


Vrajit de “privirea” patrunzatoare a ochiului Dalinian, Alberto Morillas decide sa interpreteze minunata creație “The Eye of time”, printr-un parfum conceput pentru a delecta vederea și spiritul, transformand viziunea asupra lumii intr-o incantare permanenta.


Ingrediente: trandafir turcesc, Mandarin, absolut de Ambrette, lemn de cedru, acorduri de mosc.



VOYAGE ONIRIQUE DU PAPILLON DE VIE

de la DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE




Floral


Bijuteria “Chalice of life” creata in anul 1965 de excentricul Salvador Dali, a fost sursa de inspiratie pentru parfumierul de renume Aleberto Morillas.


Suntem invitati intr-un zbor imaginar al spiritului catre o lume de vis, insotiti de suavele batai de aripi ale fluturilor.


Ingrediente: neroli, absolut pretios de floare de portocal si un minunat buchet de flori albe.

 


MELODIE DU CYGNE DE LA MAIN

de la DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE




Floral

Precum Zeus metamorfozat intr-o minunata lebada, a sedus-o pe Leda, regina Spartei, astfel ne seduce si maestrul parfumier Alberto Morillas cu aceasta creatie olfactiva de exceptie, ce ne incanta simturile pe acorduri de iris florentin si trandafir catifelat.

Din aceeasi legenda s-a inspirat si Dali cand a creat minunata bijuterie “Leaf veined hand”.

Ingrediente: bergamota, Violeta, Iris florentin , Orange Flower, lemn de santal, Praline, Vanilie.



Produsele de cea mai inalta calitate de la DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE – CREATORUL PARFUMULUI FAVORIT AL ANULUI 2017 pot fi achizitionate in Romania de la magazinele ELYSEE


sau direct de pe site-ul producatorului:


DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE




ROMANIAN REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2016

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on February 29, 2016 at 5:35 PM

The Law on Giving in Payment is making murky waters on Romanian real estate market and is creating powerful pro and against camps every day more vocal, but unfortunately less and less based on economical date and more on sentimental reasons.





In order to address this fundamental issue: what will be the impact on commissioning law on real estate market? The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation organized on 29 February 2016, the annual conference dedicated to the housing market in Romania.


THE ROLE OF REAL ESTATE MARKET IS TO PROVIDE HOUSING AND NOT EXUBERANT PROFITS TO SPECULATORS


In the opening remarks of the conference Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea explained the importance of real estate market:


We must comprehend the fundamental truth that : the real estate market is not dedicated to the big business sharks, to the speculators or to hit and run economic actors, but the real aim of this market must be to offer housing to those in need not profit to real estate moguls.

 


Or this is exactly the hitting point of the hammer of the law, the great real estate speculators, who aim at taking profit after profit, that are speculating on housing, they will be the victims, while the persons in search of house for living, for building a family, they will be in advantage.

 


Is normal that the prices will abruptly go down, and this is a perfect solution for the real estate market because the prices must not be dictated by speculators and riff raffs but by the real economy and this is demanding a reduction in prices by 50%.

This will exactly the outcome of the Giving in Payment Law: will bring normality on housing market.



The real image of Romanian housing market: old, shabby houses, energy deficient and costly.


On the venue of the conference where brought together: real estate agents, bankers, property experts and evaluators, brokers and real estate funds from Romania and EU and economists.


The debates started with the highlights of the latest evolution`s and drop in prices on real estate market in Romania during 2015, the most prominent bankruptcies in the real estate developers and the factor leading to a continuing devaluation of the market prices for 2016.


2015: THE REAL ESTATE PRICES TOOK A PLUNGE OF 15%


During last year, according to the figures presented on the conference, the average price reduction was around 15%, as a medium calculation, with highest mark for villas and houses going towards a 25% reductions, one of the most serious drop since the economic crisis hit Romania.


Despite this optimist signs of price reductions, all the experts underlined the fact that: prices are a long way to go before they reach the normal prices range.


2016 will mark new prices reductions until the real estate will register a 50% decrease from present day levels.


The tendencies on the market are putting the correct price around 200 Euro per square meter, the just price for Romanian market.


A highly interesting statistic proved that: who signed a contract last year to buy a propriety has already lost 20% of his investment.


New significant drops in prices (around 50% of present day marks) are just the tip of the iceberg and will have to continue in the next period, if there is to be a chance for the market to be stabilized and the investment in real estate to become one more time attractive and efficient.


From an initial value of 1.200/1.300 euro per build square meter, the prices have dropped by the year-end, towards 650-450 euro per constructed square meter, but are a long way to go until normal prices, requested by the market, will come back on Romanian real estate.


2016: THE INDEX OF PRICE IS INDICATING A 25% REDUCTION IN PRICES


The real estate market will continue the downward spiral in 2016, accelerated by the economic crisis and low-income, with the greatest devaluation registered for the rural based property and on secondary or vacation house market and provincial cities where prices will decrease by 80% while the depreciation will rich figures of around 40% to 50% on premium real estate objectives in Bucharest areas.


The prices are expected to fall below 200-250 euro per constructed/ square meter in prime areas of Bucharest real estate.



The housing market prices have one direction: Down and quickly!


The drop in prices is driven by the ongoing banking crisis, the powerful economic crisis, the reduction of incomes, the shrinking in number of banking institutions available to offer real estate loans, the spike in banking interest rates, dramatic decrees in investment, drastic reduction in real income for majority of Romanians, unfavorable economic prognosis, ongoing economic crisis and also decrees in foreign investments and in revenues from Romanian working abroad etc.


To this long list of negative trends we can add the 120.000 new flats, houses and villas that will be placed on the market by the banks in the foreclosure process.


They were expected to flood the market from 2015, but their apparition was bogged down by law complication and lawsuits but eventually they will start emerge from banks portfolios on the market bringing severe corrections to the prices.


This new properties will be presented on the market with reduction`s in prices ranging from 50% to 25% percent from the initial announced price.




The banks presented list of property with starting prices ranging from 15.000 to 20.000 euro for one room flat, to 25.000 euro per two rooms flat and around 35.000 euro for three room flats.


The mansions and villas are sold at pricing ranging from 35-40.000 euro per 200 squared meter’s villas in high luxury areas and as low as 20-30.000 euro in secondary areas.


The prices for land in Bucharest area already dropped with 50% in 2014 and will furthermore decrease with 50% this year, reaching finally the 50 euro per square meter in central areas of Bucharest, a price that will allow re-emergence of developers on the market on the next years.


On the list of economic developments, on the real estate market, that are impacting downwards the prices were highlighted: a drop in population real income by 30% in 2014/2015, this had impacted drastic the number of real estate buyers, banking system is engulfed in crisis and choked by low-commercial value properties; the average real interest for real estate credit is around 20% which is making the cost of real estate credits unsustainable.


We can safely conclude that: taking a real estate loan in this period is the path towards bankruptcy and foreclosure for 90% of the clients.


Borrowing today ! Bankrupt tomorrow! was the bitter joke of the bankers, which confessed that banking system is in a vicious circle, until the prices will reach the 200 euro per square meter mark, until this moment the loan market is blocked.



WE HAVE HOUSES! BUT WE DON’T HAVE BUYERS!


2016 is presenting a market under siege with offers and with no buyers interested.


This year will enter on the market like a flood: over 50.000 hectares of prime land and a new stock of 3.000 villas and mansions in areas as: Colentina, Bucurestii Noi, Pipera, Baneasa, Damaroaia etc.


This avalanche of real estate`s will be sold on the market at prices below 50.000 euro per property and will push toward collapse the luxury real estate market.


Another interesting factor that emerged from discussion was the fact that: this year the offers are reaching 50% from the asking prices, while the norm on the market was a difference between 10 to 15% but today the gap has go down to at 50% of the initially estimated price.


Chief Economist Mihail Raceanu underlined again and again the fundamental truth that: real estate market cannot operate outside the negative climate of Romanian and EU economy.


The real estate market is intricately connected with the decrease of average wage and real income per person and the economy status.


The price per square meter, in prime real estate areas, cannot be over medium salary value by more than two times.


As in Romania the salary is around 150 euro monthly, the price per square meter cannot exceed more than 300 euro, as a matter of economic sanity.


It a clear axiom of economic sustainability, you are breaking it; you go out of business, concluded Mihail Raceanu.


The market will restart if we will reach the financial comfort zone around 200-300 euro’s per square meter.


This is the hard to swallow truth: who is not cutting rapidly the prices remains excluded from the market.



50% to 60% REDUCTION IN HOUSING AND VILLA MARKET SECTORS.


We have entered now in the eight year of the housing crisis and we have to logically be prepared for another eight year for dropping prices as normality on the market is the United States expert’s opinion.

Crisis is today economic normality!


The developers in the areas of villas and houses concluded that this area will continued to be severely hit with drastic reduction of prices during 2016.


The main reason is the fact that: economic crisis had dramatically reduced the number of interested players for buying this type of real estate, corroborating this with decreasing rental market and drastic reduction in number of companies interested to rent such large spaces for offices and the growing expenses to maintain such a property, had gone up impressively, all is worsening the perspective for this type of properties.


The new taxes and fiscal obligations are hitting hard on the owners of luxury estates and the maintenance cost are rising rapidly on gas and heating tabs.


This type of properties is the most vulnerable for banking foreclosures and sell on the market at prices below 50.000 euro such villas can help the banks to cut their losses.


During this year areas such as: Mosilor, Pipera, Baneasa, Tunari, still offer the possibility to be sold around 50.000 euro, the rest of the areas of south and east of the capital (Damaroaia, Berceni, Timpuri Noi, Colentina), are completely unfit for marketing and selling because of the inexistence of interested buyers.




The portrait of housing buyer: bankrupt and on the street!


YOU BUY! YOU LOOSE!


During 2015 the same order is playing in the real estate market: you bought, you lost!


From the moment that you ink the deal, the real value of your house has gone down by 20% and will continue to dwindle.


Understanding the real estate market evident lessons is a major step: the internal market with a dwindling number of buyers and unpredictable income is blocking any major acquisitions and foreign investors are NOT coming to the market.


Nothing will change until the prices are reaching the 200 euro mark per square meter.


No investment in Romania is possible at current prices of 400-500 euro per square meter as long as similar opportunities are to be found in Austria, Hungary, Greece, Turkey or Bulgaria but at prices below 100 euro.


In this moment any buyer of Romanian properties will lose big and heavy, concluded the panel of experts present at the conference.


All the hopes are concentrating on the rapid implementation of the New Fiscal Code of Romania that will force by huge taxes and levies the owner to rapidly sale their property or face foreclosures.


Thus will bring the prices to the reality of 200 euro target of real estate market.


The Law of Giving in Payment in marking a step in the right direction towards bringing equilibrium of the real estate market and signaling that the time of housing speculators in rapidly nearing his end.

ROMANIA CELEBRATES THE DAY OF THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN WITH A FILM MARATHON

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on December 2, 2015 at 5:55 PM

 

Opening the KAZAKH FILM FESTIVAL, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Romania, Daulet Batrashev, noted that such an event enables Romanian people to open to the uniqueness and charm of Kazakh culture and get familiarized themselves with our rich culture and history.


National Library of Romania hosted, between 27 to 30 November 2015, the largest festival of Kazakh film in Europe.


The event was hosted in the city of Bucharest and included nine pictures by famous Kazakhstan film directors, representative for country high skilled cinema.




In a laughter moment: Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Kazakh actor, Asylkhan Tolepov, pointing to the poster of famous Kazakh historical epic: The Host of Myn Bala.



 

The movies brought to Bucharest are “The Way of the Leader a series of four movies about the life and coming to age and political prowess of President of Kazakhstan: Nursultan Nazarbayev. Other movies are the mega production: “Nomad”, “Zheruyik” (Land of Promise), “Zhauzhurek Myn Bala” (The Host of Myn Bala), “Kyz Zhibek” and “Birzhan Sal”.


The opening bell of the Kazakh Movie Festival in Europe has ranged on 27 November 2015.


Opening the event, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Romania, Daulet Batrashev, noted that such an event enables Romanian people to open to the uniqueness and charm of Kazakh culture and get familiarized themselves with our rich culture and history.




IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Romanian Parliament Vice-President-Florin Iordache are giving an enthuse ovation to the full hearted speech of Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev.



Ambassador Daulet Batrashev expressed confidence that the festival would greatly contribute to the development of cultural collaboration and will promote the rapprochement of the Kazakh and Romanian nations.


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, said that the organization of the Festival it is befitting in the context of celebration of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate and the Day of the First President of Kazakhstan.


It is by no way a chance that on 1st December, Romania is celebrating here unity day and Kazakhstan is celebrating the Day of the First President, Nursultan Nazarbayev the man who united all the people of Kazakhstan behind his furled banner.


The event was also attended by Zhanna Kuanysheva, a famous actress from Kazakhstan and the young main actor from the Host of Myn Bala-Asylkhan Tolepov.


According Mrs. Zhanna Kuanysheva, the Kazakh Film Studio is currently shooting a number of interesting projects.


Some of them will be showcased during well-known international cinematography contests.


Vice-President of the Romanian Parliament, Mr. Florin Iordache, mentioned that Kazakh Film Festival is a perfect gift from Kazakhstan, on the occasion of the National Day of Romania – December 1.


“The Kazakh Film Festival is an unique event in cultural life of Bucharest”

 


One day prior, Romanian Parliament listen to President Nursultan Nazarabyev ambitious vision in creating a perfect society in Kazakhstan and today we can see the events that shape President Nazarbayev life.


It is a perfect experience, concluded Parliament Vice-President Iordache.



A good event is marked by a good atmosphere: (in the right corner) Kazakhstan Ambassador speaking with members of Romanian community from Kazakhstan and in the left corner: Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in an amicable exchange with British Ambassador Paul Brummel and his party.



 

The Festival continues good traditions of cultural exchange between Kazakhstan and Romania and on 8 december 2015 on the occasion of National Day of Kazakhstan celebrations in Romania, the Embassy of Kazakhstan will host a concert of Kazakhstani violinist Arman Murzagaliyev.

THE FIVE REFORMS PROGRAM OF PRESIDENT NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV IS PRAISED BY ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT AS AN "ACT OF WORLD IMPORTANCE"

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on November 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM

On the occasion of the official presentation to the Romanian Parliament of the ambitious plan outlined for Kazakhstan by the President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Chairman of Romanian Parliament Commission for Economy, Services and Industries-Senator Eugen Tapu Nazare requested the floor in order to highlight the Kazakhstan role as the major partner of Romania and as the perfect world economic model.


Kazakhstan is a perfect example for all the developing countries like romania, countries that are struggling to combat world crisis.


President Nursultan Nazarbayev succeeded in making his country the land of developing and wealth, this was the common opinion among the MP`s attending the special session.  


On 24 November 2015, in a special sitting, the members of Chambers of Deputies and Senate of Romania listen to a report delivered by Ambassador of Kazakhstan-Daulet Batrashev on the country ambitious programs of reforms.



 



H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev, IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Kazakhstan Embassy Counsellor-Yerzhan Bertayev and Professor Dr. Mircea Constantinescu are heading for opening special parliament sitting dedicated to the presentation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan program for FIVE REFORMS.


 

Kazakhstan President-Nursultan Nazarbayev launched in 2015 a set of FIVE REFORMS detailed on 100 STEPS, that will create a powerful Kazakhstan, prepared to confront the world economic crisis, able to overcome challenges of low oil prices and in the same time strong enough to create a modern and inclusive economy, a reformed administration and an abundant society.




 

In the preparatory séance of the Parliament sitting (from left to right): Professor Mircea Constantinescu, Chamber of Deputies (Romanian Parliament) Vice President Mr. Florin Iordache, President IRICE Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador Daulet Batrashev.



 

In the preparatory séance, the Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies Mr. Florin Iordache welcomed H.E. Ambassador Daulet Batrashev expressing the committment of the Chamber of Deputies to foster the relations with Kazakhstan, to promote bilateral economic relations and to insure the knowledge of Kazakhstan reforms as a world model.


This is an important mission for Romanian Parliament, as the President Nursultan Nazarbayev vision is recognised as a document of world significance.





Mr. Florin Iordache-Chamber of Deputies Vice President receives the FIVE REFORMS plan of H.E.President of Kazakhstan-Nursultan Nazarbayev.


 

Welcoming the Kazakhstan Ambassador, on behalf of the Senate Permanent Committee, Mr. Ioan Chelaru-Vice President of the Romanian Senate underlined the strategic relations and bond uniting Kazakhstan and Romania, a bridge of cooperation and friendship that is exemplary for the exertions of Romania and Kazakhstan diplomacy.


The Romanian Parliament will always analyse and fully appreciate the bold vision of Kazakhstan President.





Mr. Ioan Chelaru-Senate Vice President states his appreciation for Kazakhstan role on international arena and the impressive cultural contribution that Kazakhstan has brought to the world.



 

H.E. Ambassador Daulet Batrashev declared himself moved by the expression of friendship and solidarity remarked in all the speeches of the senators and deputies attending the event and on the speeches of the Romanian Parliament leaders.

 




 

Senate Vice President-Ioan Chelaru congratulates Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev on a successful and powerful presentation of the FIVE REFORMS implemented on Kazakhstan.



I am sure that: this is an expression of the high esteem for Kazakhstan and for the ambitious vision of H.E. President Nursultan Nazarbayev.


THE FIVE REFORMS AND 100 STEPS are a perfect response to the challenges of economic crisis an instrument to develop our country economy, to modernize our administrative and judicial system and to make Kazakhstan a member of the elite club of 30 most developed nations by 2030.


During an hour-long expose all the provision of H.E. President Nursultan Nazarbayev ambitious reform plans and responded to a session of questions from Romanian MP`s.


The questions concentrated on the different economic aspects, on the preparation stages for World Expo 2017 and regarding the main investment objectives outlined by in the FIVE REFORMS visionary plan.





Kazakhstan Ambassador Daulet Batrashev outlines for the benefit of Romanian MP`s the content of the FIVE REFORMS program: a program that will put Kazakhstan on the top 30 of the world most developed countries.

 


The open session of the Parliament dedicated to Kazakhstan FIVE REFORMS by President Nursultan Nazarbayev was concluded with the speech of Professor dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.


IRICE President remarked the fact that: Kazakhstan diplomats and personalities become regular guests on the rostrum of the parliament.


What ever the government or the parliamentary majority, the friendship with Kazakhstan remains a permanence and a priority because the Romanian people itself is feeling a deep connection with the people of Kazakhstan.





Everybody wants a photo with Kazakhstan Ambassador !

This time in the center: Senator Eugen Tapu Nazare, President of the Parliament Committee on Economy, Industry and Services.


 


Today we have gathered here, in the temple of Romanian high politics and democracy: The Parliament, in order to acknowledge o a document of real world significance-the FIVE REFORMS by President Nursultan Nazarbayev concluded Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.



LANDMARKS IN ROMANIA-KAZAKHSTAN PARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION



Romanian Parliament received, on 30 November 2014, H.E. Ambassador Daulet Batrashev on presentation visit and expressed the full support of the highest political body of Romania for Kazakhstan vision and for President Nursultan Nazarbayev world policy.


In December 2014, the Romanian Parliament was the only Parliament that publicly read out the message of H.E. President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Nurly Zhol reform plan.


In March 2015, the Romanian Parliament hosted an international conference on Assembly of Peoples of Kazakhstan considering it as a perfect model for creating national unity and an harmonious society.

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF CELEBRATING 550th ANNIVERSARY OF KAZAKH KHANATE ?

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on October 13, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Remarks

by Ambassador of Kazakhstan Daulet Batrashev on the Conference dedicated to the celebration of the 550th anniversary of the foundation of the Kazakh Khanate (Statehood)



   

Sultans Zhanibek and Kerey-the founding fathers of Kazakh Khanate in Taraz-1465


October, 6, 2015


Targoviste city


Your Excellencies,

Dear friends!


This is a highly symbolic year for all citizens of my country.


It was exactly 550 years ago, in the center of the Eurasian continent, that our ancestors founded the Kazakh Khanate, a great creation of the nomadic civilization.


It was the starting point in the centuries-long nationhood of our people, which has found its fullest expression in the modern country named Kazakhstan.


As our head of the state, Nursultan Nazarbayev has written: “Assessing Kazakh history, we must abandon the many stereotypes and instead understand properly what aspects of traditional Kazakh society have ‘imprinted’ themselves into our modern nation.”


It is this centuries-long period of the history of our country that laid the foundation not only of our modern state but also of our multi-vector foreign policy.


The Kazakh Khanate was not, of course, the first chapter in the history of the Kazakh people.


It was heir to the Great Steppe empires – the Turkic Kaganate (of the 6th to 8th centuries) and Eke Mongol Ulus (the Great Empire of Genghis Khan).

However, their origins and development can be traced much further back in time.


The ancient history of the Great Eurasian steppe zone is primarily a history of militant nomadic tribes.


The current territory of Kazakhstan were lands inhabited by Iranian-speaking and Turkic-speaking tribes: the Saka, Kangly, Usuns and Huns.


These ethnic groups had to permanently overcome the twists and turns of war, established diplomatic relations, concluded trade agreements, struck political and military alliances, to extend permanently the territorial framework for the future Kazakh state of today.


Even in the second half of the 5th century BC the man known as the Father of History, the Greek author Herodotus described the vast eastern country of Scythia, which would be also known as “the country of Saka people”.


Ancient Persian sources placed Saka, the population of Great Steppe, to the north of the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers.



The Saka civilization to the west was in contact with the Ancient Greeks and to the east with the Chinese.




The Silk Road was crossing the heartland of Kazakh Khanate

 


To the south, the Saka’s nomadic country of Turan bordered Iran, the land of Indo-Aryan people.


It was this era when the Silk Road, the trade artery linking the early civilizations of East and West first began to emerge.


We also saw the rise of the first political entities within the present territory of Kazakhstan.


Some historians cite Zoroastrianism’s sacred book of Avesta to point to a state named Kangkha in the midstream of the Syrdarya River around the 7th and 6th centuries BC.


According to ancient Chinese document, the Book of Han, roughly the same areas were occupied in the 2nd century BC by the State of Kangyui.


A successor to the political traditions of the Saka tribes, covering roughly the lands of modern-day southeastern Kazakhstan and northern Kyrgyzstan, was the State of Usun.


The arrival of the Great Empire of Huns signaled a milestone in the ethnic, cultural and political development of the people of this land.


In the middle of the 6th century, a decisive role in the development of language, culture and the worldview of the tribes inhabiting Kazakhstan was played by the Turk Empire or Turkic Kaganate (referred to in written sources as “Turkic El”;), a major power of the Early Middle Age.


The first kagans’ policies were so in tune with the interests of all Turkic tribes that the limits of their authority quickly expanded as far as the Black Sea in the west and the Great Wall of China in the east.


Based on authoritative historical sources, President Nazarbayev has written, “The first Turkic Empire (552-603) was part of the system of political and economic relations between Byzantium, Iran and China.





President Nursultan Nazarbayev has succeeded in putting in the center of the modern Kazakhstan the values of history and tradition



In its heyday, the Turkic Empire stretched from Manchuria to the Gulf of Kerch and from the Yenisei River to the Amu Darya. Therefore Turkic Kagans became the creators of the first Eurasian empire”.


According to both medieval and modern historians, the Turkic states were the direct successors of the Hun Empire.


The Turks, drawing on the achievements of western and eastern nations, created a distinctive culture with its own writing system, the so-called Orkhon-Yenisei runic script.


Being at the crossroads of different religions, such as Tengrism, Christianity, and Buddhism, the Turkic Kaganate also played a huge role in their subsequent development.


Following the collapse of the Turkic Kaganate, a series of new ethno-political unions of Turkic tribes emerged one after another.


In the area of the Irtysh River, the State of Kimaks appeared in the late 8th century.


Its fall was caused by a powerful wave of migration from the east and in the middle of the 9th century began the rise of Kypchaks.


Eventually they occupied much of Eurasia’s Great Steppe, with its borders stretching from the Irtysh to the west as far as the Danube’s mouth, with the entire area labeled in Arabic and Persian sources of the period as Desht-i Kypchak (or the Kypchak Steppe).


In Russian sources, the Kypchaks were called Polovtsy and European ones named them Kumans or Kuns.


During the 12th and 13th centuries in Desht-i Kypchak there was a migration of large masses of the population.


The Kypchak confederation was a set of clans and tribes, brought together by both military and economic factors and from which the cultural and linguistic unity of the people gradually emerged.


The fundamental transformation of political and cultural values, economic and ethnic components of Eurasian political entities came in the 13th century after the unification of the entire nomadic Central Asian peoples under the Mongol Empire or Horde led by Genghis Khan.


This emerged following the Supreme congress of nomadic tribes or QURULTAY – in 1206.




Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev presents a detailed outline of the importance and significance of 550 years of Kazakhstan history



Renowned early 20th century Russian historian of Central Asia Vasily Bartold highlighted the deep connections between the Turkic Kaganate and Genghis Khan’s Empire.


According to him, the numerically dominant Turkic-speaking tribes gradually assimilated the core group of Mongolian-speaking warriors in central parts of the Eurasian plains to shape new state entities in the Great Steppe.


Another milestone event for the future of the Kazakh Khanate was the partition of the empire of Genghis Khan into several smaller informal states.


Among them, perhaps the largest was the Golden Horde (Altyn Orda) managed by the descendants of his eldest son Juchi.


The Golden Horde was the first centralized state in post-Mongol period that included most of the modern Kazakhstan’s territories.


Initially part of the Mongol Empire, it was under the control of Genghis Khan’s grandson, Batu (1242-1256), who behaved essentially as an independent ruler.


The key principles of nomadic statehood, which were laid in the foundation of the Golden Horde, were relevant for several other political entities, which developed from Genghis Khan’s descendants in the Great Steppe including the White Horde, the Abulkhair Khanate, Moghulistan, and eventually, the Kazakh Khanate.




Unlike in the previous era, each of these had a number of important features as they emerged largely or exclusively on the territory of modern Kazakhstan.


They had similar political structures and far-reaching similarities in their economic and cultural development.


In addition, they had common dynastic origin, sharing the tradition derived from Gengis Khan and his descendants of the exclusive right of authority.


In the broader historical context, the remarkable civilization of the Great Eurasian Steppe in the medieval period left its imprint on the development of many of its neighbors too including Iran, China, India, Byzantium, Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe.


It was on the basis of the nomadic civilization that the Kazakh people’s first formalized state emerged and on which the best traditions and accomplishments of political, economic, social and cultural development of the peoples inhabiting the lands of modern-day Kazakhstan are now based.


The new state’s very name – the Kazakh Khanate – confirmed the emergence of a new and hitherto unknown political entity in the 15th century’s historical arena.


The 16th century Central Asian historian Mirza Mohammed Haydar Dulati reported that the Kazakh Khanate was formed in autumn 1465 in the valleys of rivers Chu and Talas in the modern Zhambyl Region in South and South-Eastern Kazakhstan.


This followed the migration of numerous tribes led by the sultans Kerei and Zhanibek that rebelled against the despotic rule of Abulkhair Khan from the rival dynastic branch of Shaibanids.


With the consolidation of the new state, a centralized system of political authority was established in the Great Steppe.




The fall of the Shaybanid dynasty cleared the path for the establishment of Kazakh Khanate and for three centuries of stability in Central Asia under the kazakh control.



Legislative and executive powers were concentrated in the hands of a supreme ruler – Khan, who also performed the duties of a military commander.


The executive and legislative powers of Khan were regulated by such legislative acts of the Kazakhs as the QASYM KHANNYN QASQA ZHOLY (Kassym Khan’s Trodden Path), ESIM KHANNYN ESKI ZHOLY (Esim Khan’s Old Path), and ZHETI ZHARGY (Seven Laws).


These were official documents that regulated public policy and society’s functioning in general.


In turn, these laws were based on the centuries-old customs and traditions of the people.


These codes shaped the public administration of the Kazakh State and defined the concept of “Steppe Democracy.”


The Kazakh society had the right to openly regulate the complicated issues of domestic and foreign policy by electing judges – BIYS, who represented the people’s interests.


A special role in strengthening the Kazakh Khanate, promoting the idea of unity and spreading its message to the people as a whole was played by spiritual leaders – storytellers – ZHYRAUS and AKYNS, as well as musicians – KUISHI.


Through their works, they raised issues such as the power and responsibility of the KHANS, BIYS, and BATYRS (knights) in securing the independence of the people.


They also drew attention to the importance of foreign policy and international relations, as well as educating the younger generation.


Founded in 1465, the Kazakh Khanate over two and a half centuries evolved. Its economic, political and cultural policies developed and strengthened.


Timely changes helped strengthen the national spirit of the Kazakh people.


In the 16th century, the Kazakh Khanate was already known throughout much of Eurasia.




According to the renowned Russian scholars Vladimir Dahl and Nikolay Baskakov, the ethnic name of “Kazakh” has Turkic origins.


In old Turkic sources the concept of “qazaqlyq” was used as a symbol of freedom and the free way of life.


As Baskakov noted, all interpretations of the word “Kazakh” are related to each other and have common roots, which mean an “independent person”.


He wrote, “the same meaning is associated with the name of Turkic nationality – Kazakhs – and it means a free and independent nomad”.


The early 16th century source known as Zayn ad-Din Vasifi’s “Badai Al-wakai” labelled the lands ruled by Kazakh khans as “Kazakhstan”.


The map drawn in 1562 based on information collected by the English traveller and diplomat Anthony Jenkinson – the envoy in Moscow for the English Queens Mary and later Elizabeth the First named the vast land between “Tashkent” in the south and “Siberia” in the north as “Cassackia”.


The greatest political prominence and territorial expansion of the Kazakh Khanate was under the reigns of Khan Qasym who ruled between 1511 and 1523 and later Khan Khak-Nazar who ruled between 1538 and 1580.


During these periods, the Kazakh khans pursued active, independent domestic and foreign policies.


They ruled the lands between the Caspian Sea to the Altay Mountains, an area quite similar in its shape to the outline of modern Kazakhstan.


Already during this period, foreign policy was determined by a number of important directions, or vectors, which would find their continuation later.


It was during this time, for instance, that early diplomatic relations were established with Russia.


By the 17th century, the process of forming a single nation was generally complete.


As a result, all Turkic and non-Turkic tribes of Central Asia, ruled by the Kazakh Khanate, consolidated into an entity known as Kazakhs.




Ethnic traditions, customs, a common religion, language and culture were established.


The Kazakh Khanate’s rulers and their people fought hard to preserve the integrity of their national territory.


It was only through the unity of the Kazakh people that external aggression, civil strife and separatist tendencies of individual rulers could be overcome.


We must not also forget the Steppe diplomacy that successfully operated across the vast lands of Eurasia.


The Kazakh Khanate gradually but confidently emerged as an independent force in international relations.


The Kazakh State rulers carried out their foreign policy by diplomatic activity based on rules drawn up from their practical experiences of negotiations with representative of other states.


Only a nation with genes of peacefulness, good-neighbourliness and tolerance in its blood could have safeguarded such a vast territory through the art of diplomacy.


These have become the principles of a multi-vector policy, balance and pragmatism of contemporary Kazakh diplomacy.


The Kazakh Khanate’s history was, however, cut short by a number of negative factors.


In particular, military forces were depleted as a result of the bloody defensive wars of 17th and 18th centuries against a powerful nomadic Empire of the Jungars and the parallel expansion of a new dominant power in Eurasia – the Russian Empire.


It was the Russian Empire, which eventually incorporated lands of the Kazakh khanate – partly voluntarily, partly conquered by force of European weaponry, in the 130 years between 1731 and 1865.


Then followed a controversial, although not a totally negative, period of development under the rule of Russian Tsars.


In the early 20th century, when Russia faced a wave of revolutionary democratic activism, a fresh impetus for Kazakh statehood came from the activities of a new generation of Kazakh intellectuals.


This resulted in formation of the short-lived government of ALASH ORDA, with Alash being a synonym of the name Kazakh.


The All-Kazakh Congress, held in Orenburg city in 1917, created a territorial and national autonomy “Alash” embracing a number of regions with Kazakh population.


All executive powers were passed to the Temporary National Council of Alash Orda, which consisted of 25 members and was led by the eminent statesman, liberal politician, and true patriot Alikhan Bukeykhanov.


Assessing the significance of those events, President Nursultan Nazarbayev in his book “In the Stream of History” wrote that through the Government of Alash Orda: “The Kazakh nation obtained a real chance to reach its primary objective of recreating a national statehood.


However, the peaceful development of events was interrupted by a new crisis in the Russian society, which led to the establishment of a dictatorship of the Bolshevik party”.


Nevertheless, these new socio-political realities led to Kazakhstan having a chance to recapture some form of nationhood.


Milestone events in this process were the creation of the Kazakh Autonomous Soviet Republic in 1920 and of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic in 1936.


However, the truth is that autonomous Kazakh statehood existed only formally.


In reality, there was limited sovereignty and a significant dependence of its authorities first on the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and later on the Soviet Union’s leadership.


This all changed with the independence that Kazakhstan gained in 1991, which saw a new stage of Kazakh statehood.


This heralded dynamic political, economic, social and cultural development.


People throughout the world are now aware of our nation’s achievements during this period.


They include the move of our nation’s capital, hosting the OSCE Summit in Astana and the Congresses of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, the triumph of our Olympic team in London 2012, and winning the right to host the EXPO 2017 in Astana.


In his 2012 State-of-the Nation Address, President Nazarbayev set out our country’s development strategy until 2050 to build on all we have achieved.


That is why the 550th anniversary of the first national state of the Kazakhs is so important to our country and people.


In September, with the participation of our President and many foreign visitors, there was a celebration of this significant historical milestone.


It will coincide with a major international conference, which will bring together scholars from around the world who study issues related to the history of the Kazakh khanate.


In October, the ancient city of Taraz in the south of our country will host further celebrations.


Taraz-the capital city of Kazakh Khanate and the place of the 1465 proclamation of the first Kazakh state by Sultans Zhanibek and Kerey (reconstruction)



Taraz is the capital of the region where the actual events of the formation of the Kazakh khanate took place.


There, on October 8, Kazakhstan will hold a big celebration under the open sky to recreate the atmosphere of those historic events that happened on this land 550 years ago.


Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,


Thank you for listening to my attempt to explain the importance of the celebration of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate for our nation.


I believe this will help improve understanding of the history and identity of the people of Kazakhstan.


Let me end what has been a lengthier statement than usual.


Thank you for your attention. I would be delighted to answer any questions and to hear your opinions and comments on what I have said.

ACADEMIC CORE IS EMPHASIZING THE UNIVERSAL IMPORTANCE OF THE PROGRAM OUTLINED BY PRESIDENT NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on July 30, 2015 at 5:10 PM

 

The academic staff of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, in agreement with other institutions and European academies, will start a process of complete and thoroughly examination and recommendations, so that the Five Institutional Reforms Program outlined by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to be recognized as a document of universal value and significance and to be offered as a template for development and national building across the world.

 

 


An official presentation of the 100 steps plan of Kazakhstan President has taken place in Romania, on 27 July 2015.


Kazakhstan Ambassador, Daulet Batrashev, outlined the significance and the importance of the message, in a dialogue with IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and requested the academic analyses and an official point of view on the content of the document, that will be submitted for Kazakhstan people appreciation.


The document titled: 100 concrete steps set out by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to implement five institutional reforms is a concrete plan, proved the Kazakhstan President determination to carve out the creation of a developed state for all people of Kazakhstan.



H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador entrust the Kazakhstan President program to IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea


This will be achieved by developing a professional civil service, ensuring rule of law, offering bases for industrialisation and economic growth and fostering national unity and identity by developing a patriotic act named Mangilik El (Eternal Nation).


After perusing the document, IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea express his complete acquiescence to the program enunciated by H.E. Kazakhstan President-Nursultan Nazarbayev and highlighted the main features of what he called „a perfect program for a modern nation, a state belonging to XXI century”.


The academic staff of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, in agreement with other institutions and European academies, will start a process of complete and thoroughly examination and recommendations, so that the Five Institutional Reforms Program outlined by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to be recognized as a document of universal value and significance and to be offered as a template for development and national building across the world.


The program and documents, submitted by H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev for Europe and Romanian analysis, are reflecting the peerless manner in which President Nazarbayev is conducting the construction of an enlighten and modern state in Kazakhstan of today and his proposals can be considered as a document of world significance and authoritative development plan, concluded Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


The meeting held between HE. Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev and President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was the first official presentation of the Five Institutional Reforms Program of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to a world academic body.

CORPUL ACADEMIC APRECIAZA LA UNISON IMPORTANTA PROGRAMULUI DE DEZVOLTARE PROPUS DE PRESEDINTELE KAZAHSTANULUI-NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on July 30, 2015 at 5:05 PM

 

Programul si documentele oferite de E.S. Ambasadorul Kazahstanului, Domnul Daulet Batrashev pentru analiza, la nivelul Romaniei si al Europei, sunt o reflexie a manierei extraordinare in care Presedintele Kazahstanului conduce constructia nationala a unui stat modern si luminat. 

 


Prezentarea oficiala, in Romania, a Planului celor 100 de pasi spre dezvoltare, elaborat de Presedintele Kazahstanului, a avut loc in data de 27 iulie 2015.


Ambasadorul Kazahstanului, Daulet Batrashev, a prezentat semnificatia si importanta mesajului, intr-un dialog cu Presedintele IRICE, Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea si a solicitat o analiza academica si un punct de vedere oficial asupra continutului documentului, ce va fi ulterior suspus atentiei si dezbaterii intregii popor kazah.



Ambasadorul Kazahstanului, Daulet Batrashev inmaneaza pentru Presedintele IRICE, Anton Caragea, Planului celor 100 de pasi spre dezvoltare, elaborat de Presedintele Kazahstanului.


Documentul: 100 de pasi concreti, ganditi de Presedintele Nursultan Nazarbayev pentru implementarea celor cinci reforme institutionale, este un plan concret, vizand crearea unei stat dezvoltat pentru toti cetatenii, prin imbunatatirea serviciilor si a selectiei personalului administratiei de stat.


Planul mai prevede si asigurarea respectarii statului de drept, oferind baza pentru industrializare si crestere economica si dezvoltand spiritul de unitate si identitate nationala prin implementarea unei act patriotic numit: Mangilik El (Natiunea Eterna).


Dupa ce a analizat documentul, Presedintele IRICE-Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea si-a exprimat admiratia si completa sustinere fata de programul ambitios, anuntat de E.S. Presedintele Kazahstanului- Nursultan Nazarbayev.


Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea a scos apoi in evidenta principalele elemente ale ceea ce a denumit a fi: “un program perfect, pentru o natiune moderna, un stat ce apartine cu adevarat secolului XXI“.


Personalul academic al Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, in acord cu alte institutii si academii europene, va incepe un proces de examinare atenta si completa.


Totodata consiliul academic va oferi recomandari si analize temeinice, astfel incat Programul pentru implementarea celor cinci reforme institutionale, creat de Presedintele Nursultan Nazarbayev, sa fie recunoscut drept un document de valoare universala si semnificatie mondiala, gata pentru a fi oferit ca un document-model pentru dezvoltarea si constructia nationala, pentru toate natiunile lumii.


Programul si documentele oferite de E.S. Ambasadorul Kazahstanului, Domnul Daulet Batrashev pentru analiza, la nivelul Romaniei si al Europei, sunt o reflexie a manierei extraordinare in care Presedintele Kazahstanului conduce constructia nationala a unui stat modern si luminat.


Aceste propuneri pot fi considerate drept un document de semnificatie mondiala, cu multe argumente, pline de autoritate, in privinta dezvoltarii economice, a concluzionat Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea.


Intrevederea dintre Presedintele IRICE- Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea si Ambasadorul Daulet Batarshev a fost prima prezentare oficiala a Planului pentru implementarea celor cinci reforme institutionale, prezentare realizata in beneficiul unei corp academic de elita.

MINISTER ERLAN IDRISSOV RECEIVES PLAUDITS FOR HIS ACTIVITIES PROMOTING KAZAKHSTAN IN THE WORLD

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on May 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan- Erlan Idrissov has received ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT MEDAL for his role in fostering the bilateral relations between the two countries and for supporting international monitoring missions, supervising the electoral process in Kazakhstan.

 



Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs receives ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT MEDAL for his role in promoting the bilateral cooperation.


The official document outlines the fact that, among the reason for the great honor, where counted: the irreproachable organization of the Early Presidential Elections held in Kazakhstan on 26 April 2015 and for the pivotal role of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan in contributing to the international presence of more than 1.000 foreign monitors.


 

Under the scrutiny of more than 1.000 international observers, it was clear that: the verdict of international community for the Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan can be only one: free and fair and respecting international standards.


The awarding of the MEDAL was also motivated by the: appreciation of Minister Idrissov exertions and role in fostering the democratic process in Kazakhstan Presidential Elections and for determination in promoting the Romania-Kazakhstan relations.


We must not that: the latest receiver of the MEDAL was European Parliament President-Jerzy Buzek, and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of IRICE concluded the decoration ceremony noting: congratulating Minister Erlan Idrissov for receiving this exceptional sign of honor and appreciation for his activities, we express our determination in working further for the development of Romania-Kazakhstan relations and cooperation.

KAZAKHSTAN TOPS THE DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY INDEX FOR 2015

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on May 26, 2015 at 7:50 AM

On 8th May 2015, has taken place the ceremony for official handover, of the Final Election Monitoring Report for Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan held on 26 April 2015.


The report was compiled by Romanian delegation, lead by President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.



H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev(left) congratulated for his country democratic development by Professor dr. Anton Caragea (center)-IRICE President and Chairman Mihai Prundianu.


The report had analyzed the pre-election legal framework, the provisions of electoral laws and regulations and the constitutional requirements and the international obligations assumed by Kazakhstan and concluded the elections preparation had fully complied with the legal, constitutional and international standards and the prerequisite factors for free and fair elections compatible with transparency and democratic standards are in place in Kazakhstan.


Between 22 to 29 April 2015 a Romanian delegation had monitored the electoral process in Kazakhstan.


The delegation headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation was comprised amongst others by Chairman of Senate Committee on Romanians Abroad-Senator Marcel Dumitru Bujor, the academic director-Professor Mircea Constantinescu and a number of electoral supervisors.


The delegation had monitored the Kazakhstan electoral process and the team directed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was deployed to south Kazakhstan regions of: Almaty, Chimkent and Turkistan.


The elections benefited from an impressive presence to the poll of over 95% percent of the electorate and the winner was the incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev, with more than 8 millions legally expressed votes.


The conclusions of the Final Report was that Kazakhstan elections where fully in agreement with internal laws and international standards, being classified as an example of transparency, organization and massive electoral participation.


All this factors are self evident manifestations of the Kazakh people trust in the electoral system, in free and fair and transparent electoral process and most of all in people satisfaction with the national economic and political system.


This satisfaction has being the catalyst of a huge electoral participation.


The overwhelming vote, in favor of incumbent president, was a predictable one as a supporting vote for stability, continuity and economic and democratic development.


The Republic of Kazakhstan can consider, on good reasons, that his transition towards democracy was favorable concluded with 26 April 2015 election.


The country can be classified as a functional democracy, that can accede in the future, to the status of consolidated democracy, had declared Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


The final report was then officially entrusted to Kazakhstan Ambassador- H.E. Daulet Batrashev, together with the electoral monitoring group congratulations.


Afterwards, the electoral monitoring body has outlined practical recommendations for future improvements in the electoral process and offered examples from their monitoring experiences, to be used as a template for declaring in the future Kazakhstan as a consolidated functional democracy.

KAZAKHSTAN HAS BECOME AN EXAMPLE FOR DEMOCRATIC WORLD AFTER APRIL 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on May 4, 2015 at 4:10 AM

 


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea meets the international press in Almaty, unveiling the election monitoring mission results 



Supervising the elections in any country in the world is a momentous and difficult task and not to be taken lightly.


You have to observe the present, but with responsibility for the future and impartiality in your heart.


If you are supervising elections in Kazakhstan, the heart of Central Asia, the task is doubled in significance, as Kazakhstan has become an example in the world.

 


Kazakhstan has carved himself in the centre of international politics, the host of international meetings destined to bring peace and dialogue in the world, the place where technology and tradition meets and the mediator between developed and developing countries, a place where East and West can build a bridge for dialogue.


Observing elections in such a key country it is an honourable and full of seriousness assignment.


For all this reasons, the invitation offered to me, on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, to observe the elections in the country, as an international observer, was a very challenging one, but nothing has prepared me for the phenomenon I was about to witness.


In Kazakhstan, on 26 of April 2015 I was witnessing the maturity exam of a people.


Born only in 1991, on the ruins of former Soviet Union, Kazakhstan was a young nation, a country only developing his democratic institutions and credentials.


After the early presidential elections held on 26 April 2015, we can safely conclude that this stage was phased out.


With a record presence at poll, of over 95%, people of Kazakhstan proved, without a shadow of a doubt, their commitment to free and fair elections, to build and uphold a democratic society.


While other nations are struggling to bring their electors to the urns and millions of voters disappointed by corruption and state inefficiency are feeling disenfranchised, in developing Kazakhstan millions of electors proved that democracy is not just an empty word to find in the political text books, but a living reality.


I have the pleasure of seeing the people of Kazakhstan taken their future in their hands and voting for their future development, for practical solutions, for experience to weather out the economic storm that is rummaging the world.


The elections in Kazakhstan where not just a democratic exercise, but they where the proof that the peoples power really exist and if the citizens are feeling involved in the economic, social and cultural life of their country, if the state is not failing them and provides the social benefits expected the people will respond partaking in the electoral process.


In the economic and political failed states of the world we can see the reduction of election attendance, the disinterest of the citizens and the broken down of the social contract that Rousseau and French revolutionaries had considered as the fundamentals of the state.

 



 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea supervising election in Kazakhstan-26 April 2015

 

 


Kazakhstan state is honouring his social contract with his citizens and the response is this huge electoral participation.


95% electoral attendance can be a mystery in states where citizens are isolated and oppressed, but this is a reality in a functional nation.


In Kazakhstan, the 2015 elections where a national plebiscite in which the people decided above anything else their future.


I have observed this reality as hundreds of thousand of peoples turn out to vote accompanied by children’s and small infants, as they realized that it is not so much a vote for next few years, but a vote for future, for peace, for continuous democratic development and economic achievements.


Kazakhstan’s 2015 elections where undoubtedly democratic in nature, where fair and crystal clear transparent and where offering a few refreshing news for everybody.


On the fore is the news that democracy can be a real practice, can involve a nation that is educated and convinced of his role in history.


At the same time it was proven the fact that: governments and peoples are not confrontational actors on political arena, but they can cooperate to build a powerful country.


26 of April 2015 early presidential elections of Kazakhstan where the irrefutable proof of this self evident truth: that democracy can only work when all the people are involved.

IRICE PRESENTS THE REPORT ON FINAL RESULTS IN KAZAKHSTAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2015

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on May 3, 2015 at 3:40 PM

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION




FINAL REPORT (post-election) REGARDING

EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

4 May 2015

Report issued on 4 MAY 2015

BUCHAREST



REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

26 APRIL 2015

FINAL REPORT (post-election) REGARDING

SNAP PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN



INTRODUCTION


According to an official invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kazakhstan to observe the 26 April 2015 snap presidential election, the Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation decided to evaluate the political, judicial, legislative and general framework of the early presidential election from 26 April 2015.


The aim of the evaluation process was to assess the pre-election environment and the preparations for the presidential election.


The evaluation process comprised in legislative text analyses, assessment of general political situation in the country and the conformity with general accepted democratic practices and regulation and with bona fide principles.


Taken into account were also: public opinions, statements and discussions expressed by officials from different Kazakhstan institutions and the election and civil administration, as well as official spokespersons from political parties, media outlets, civil society personalities, and the international community.



GENERAL ASSESSMENT OF LAW PROVISIONS



According with the law prescriptions the presidential vote will start on 26 April 2015, giving the voters the chance to elect the president for a five-year term.


The law encapsulates also the necessary democratic prescriptions for an open and fair electoral process.


The April 26, 2015 election will be the fourth consecutive national election called on early bases, a supplementary proof of a democratic and viable electoral system.


The laws that are governing the presidential elections are governed by the Constitution, the Constitutional Law on Elections (Election Law), and regulations of the Central Election Commission (CEC).


The assessment process considered that Kazakhstan is a viable and fully committed party to all major international and regional instruments related to the holding of democratic elections and had continuously and full abiding by his international democratic regulations.


There have been no changes to the Election Law since the last elections held in 2011, and we have to mention that in 2011 the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation had find that the law and regulation governing the electoral process in Kazakhstan are completely corresponding to international laws and regulation insuring a perfect electoral process.


The authorities Kazakhstan authorities underlined in all public statements their nation commitment to conduct elections in compliance with the principles of openness, transparency and fairness.


The election will be administered by a complex and modern system of commissions, composed of Central Electoral Commission and including number of 14 Territorial Election Commissions and the City Election Commissions for Astana`s and Almaty`s regions, 207 District Election Commissions, and more than 9,000 Local Election Commissions (LECs).


The Central Electoral Commission composition and activity is fully independent and in perfect correspondence with international laws and regulations insuring the independence of electoral and monitoring process.


In the list of democratic provisions the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation noted:


The fact that all citizens over 18 years of age have the right to vote, there is a nationwide electronic voter list to identify duplicate entries.


Presidential candidates are required to be citizens by birth, at least 40 years old, fluent in the state language, and officially resident in Kazakhstan for at least 15 years.


The same recommendation is made on this element as in 2011: The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation considers necessary a general recommendation for all states to include such provisions in their electoral laws insuring a perfect national representations to the highest office of the land.


The Election Law guarantees the right to conduct an unimpeded campaign for or against any candidate.


In the democratic landscape of Kazakhstan, the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation noted the existence of a powerful independent media, with an impressive number of mass media entities operating in the country.


Also a full independent television network is offering a perfect dialogue and information source.

The Kazakhstan Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and prohibits censorship.


Keeping in mind that no elections can be considered as free and democratic without the presence of international observers the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation decided to support Kazakhstan electoral process and democratic credential by monitoring and observing all stages of the 2015, 26 April Early Presidential Election in Kazakhstan.


The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has monitored the full electoral process, candidate registration, and the campaign, media, and Election Day procedures with an on-site mission between 22-29 April 2015.




Turkestan Election Committee


III. ELECTION CLIMATE ANALYSES.FACT FINDING


Kazakhstan is a fully flagged democratic republic, respecting the equilibrium of powers and balanced distribution of constitutional powers.


The president is acting in full respect of the democratic system and the country has a long tradition of political process in a democratic manner and with all the guarantees for an inclusive and democratic process.


The institutional system is offering a perfect balanced voice to parliamentary and representations system.


The 26 April 2015 Early Presidential Election where convened in a perfect transparent and inclusive manner at the request of the highest representative and democratic institution in the country: Assembly of People of Kazakhstan.


The decision was upheld fully constitutional and legal based by the Constitutional Council.


The democratic initiative for an early presidential election was supported by the Kazakhstan Parliament and, on 25 February, the Kazakhstan President announced the election would be held on 26 April.


As we have mentioned previously the next election will be the fourth consecutive national election to be called early.


On 27 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan stressed the nation’s commitment to conduct a free and fair election in line with the principles of openness, transparency and fairness.


The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation considers that the electoral process is fundamental, in law provisions and spirit and in technical consideration perfectly administered, offering a perfect climate and an open and inclusive and in full fairness political discourse resulted in a perfect competitive electoral environment.


LEGAL FRAMEWORK


Regarding the previous respect to democratic commitments, the Republic of Kazakhstan has fully respected his international obligations regarding construction of a free electoral consultation.


We must note that: European Council on International Relations has made an in-depth analysis of the electoral law and constitutional framework of the Republic of Kazakhstan during 2011 Kazakhstan Presidential elections.


The focus of this analysis where: the mass media law, the election law, the political laws and the Constitutional Law of Kazakhstan and had operated a surveillance of the measure taken by the Central Electoral Commission in order to insure a free and open election atmosphere.


The conclusion of the European Council on International Relations monitoring commission was that: the necessary steps in order to insure an honest and balanced electoral consultation respecting democratic standards were taken by Government of Kazakhstan.


The European Union monitoring mission insured also the Election Day supervision, the supervision of counting and tabulation of elections results in a significant and representative number of sections and commissions.


The conclusions of the committee findings can be summon up as an endorsement of the law and constitutional provisions of Kazakhstan electoral system.


In the 26 April 2015 the same principles and laws are applying as in 2011 elections case.


The primary legal framework for presidential elections includes the Constitution, the Constitutional Law on Elections (Election Law), and regulations of the Central Election Commission (CEC). Other relevant laws include the Law on the President, the Law on Political Parties, the Civil Procedures Code, the Criminal Code, the Administrative Offences Code, the Law on Peaceful Assemblies, and various local regulations related to public assemblies. Kazakhstan is a party to major international and regional instruments related to the holding of democratic elections


The president is directly elected by popular vote in a two-round system.


To be elected in the first round of voting, a candidate must receive more than half of all votes cast.


If no candidate reaches the required majority, the two candidates receiving the most votes contest a second round within two months of the first round, in which the candidate who receives the higher number of votes is considered elected.


A 2007 constitutional amendment reduced the presidential term from seven to five years and exempted the first president – the incumbent President Nazarbayev – from the established limit of two consecutive terms.


In 2010, the first president was given the privileged legal status of Kazakhstan’s „Leader of the Nation” according to a parliamentary vote and respecting the constitutional framework, in a fully law abiding manner.


The incumbent president has been in office since 1991 and had a proven history of respecting the democratic rule of political process and respecting constitutional and legal boundaries.



ELECTION SUPERVISIONS AND ADMINISTRATION


The election will be administered by a four-layer system of election commissions. The election administration comprises the CEC, 14 Territorial Election Commissions and the City Election Commissions of Astana and Almaty (collectively referred to as TECs), 207 District Election Commissions (DECs), and more than 9,000 Local Election Commissions (LECs) including some 65 polling stations abroad.


The Republic of Kazakhstan had acquiesce to the fallowing instrumental accords for up-holding democratic values: the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1979 Convention for Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 2003 Convention against Corruption, 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,, and the 2002 Convention on the Standards of Democratic Elections, Electoral Rights and Freedoms in the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States.


Kazakhstan is also a fully flagged member of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, a supplementary proof of the country definitive election of the democratic ways.


Membership and submission to all the previously noted agreements and treaty are creating a perfect election environment in accordance with international laws.



PROCEDURES FOR CANDIDATE NOMINATION AND REGISTRY


The Constitution and electoral law are offering the climate for an inclusive and representative participation in the electoral race: the presidential candidate may be nominated through self-nomination or by a public association, including a political party.


All equally candidates are required to be citizens by birth, to have at least 40 years old, to be fluent in the Kazakh language (a condition to be observed by the Linguistic Commission, an independent body that should provide its conclusions to the Central Electoral Commission who will make the final decision on candidatures), and to be an officially resident of Kazakhstan for at least 15 years.


The nomination period that had ended on 15 March 2015 had permitted for three candidates to outline their candidature and obtain at least 93,000 valid signatures equally representing at least two-thirds of the regions as well as the cities of Astana and Almaty.


In addition they need to pay an election deposit of 1,060,000 Kazakhstan Tenge (KZT) and present tax declarations for themselves and their spouse.


The necessary prescriptions for barring from standing for office for persons related to crimes of found guilty of corruption-related crimes or administrative offences have being taken.


The language test consists of an examination of prospective candidates‟ reading, writing and speaking abilities.


Three candidates will run in the upcoming early presidential elections in Kazakhstan after law provisions: the incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the challenger from the Communist People’s Party Turgun Syzdykov and self-nominee Abelgazi Kusainov, according to a report from the Central Election Commission.


The time for submission of applications for participation in the presidential election in Kazakhstan ended on March 15.


According to the CEC secretary Bakhyt Meldeshov, as of 2015, March 16, the CEC got 27 applications.


The CEC decided to refuse registration to Limana Koishiyeva, Kanat Turageldiyev, Zharylkap Kalybai and Khasen Kozha-Akhmet, who all successfully passed the Kazakh language but failed to provide all the law required documents.


The CEC also denied registration to six candidates for the presidency of Kazakhstan for failing to appear for the Kazakh language exam which is mandatory under the law): self-nominees Yakobzhan Dzhunisbekov, Kairat Maishev, Aigul Utepova, Kanat Yeszhanov, Amantai Kazhy and Birzhan Dilmagambetov.


Mels Yeleusizov, Zhaksybai Bazilbayev and Mukhamedrakhim Kursabayev withdrew their candidacies on their own, a move the CEC approved.


The registration of candidates came to an end on March 25.


As of 2015 March 26, three candidates have the right to proceed with the election campaigning: Nursultan Nazarbayev, Turgun Syzdykov and Abelgazi Kusainov.


Conclusion: Under the full scrutiny of the democratic process in Kazakhstan, The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation considers that the period of registrations of candidature and the provisions of the law have being full respected and all the necessary procedural steps have being address insuring a perfect democratic character to the first phase of the election procedures.


Recommendation: The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation considers that a higher number of signatures on the candidate’s signature list will be a beneficial addition offering a better selection of serious candidates.


CAMPAIGN AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE. ANTI MONEY LAUNDRY PROVISIONS


The election campaign starts on 26 March, the day after the end of candidate registration, and lasts until 24 April, when the silence period starts.


The Election Law guarantees citizens and public associations the right to conduct an unimpeded campaign for or against any candidate. Local authorities are mandated to provide space for the placement of campaign posters on an equal basis and candidates may also post materials on


To finance their campaign, the CEC informed that each candidate is entitled to receive a minimum of KZT seven million (some EUR35, 000) from the state budget. In addition, candidates are allowed to use their own funds and accept donations from citizens and organizations, as well as funds from the nominating body, up to a combined total of KZT 577 million.7


Foreign and anonymous donations are prohibited.


Candidates are obliged to open dedicated bank accounts for these funds. The banks should notify the CEC if the spending limits are exceeded. Five days after the announcement of the election results, candidates are obliged to submit a report on their campaign finance to the election administration.


The CEC adopted a resolution on the campaign expenditures to be covered from the state budget. Each candidate is provided with funds for a fifteen minutes speech on TV, a ten-minute speech on the radio, as well as to publish two articles in printed newspapers.


According to the CEC the amount of funding provided to candidates for their election campaigning in the media was calculated based on the existing rates provided by the Committee for Communications, Computerization and Information of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan.


“Funds in the amount of 5,250,000 tenge ($28,237) are allocated to the candidates for a 15-minute speech.


For the 10-minute presentation of the program on the radio each candidate receives 200,000 tenge ($1,075). To publish two printed articles each candidate receives 810,000 tenge ($4,356). Candidates will also receive funds to rent premises for meetings with voters in the amount of 200,000 tenge and another 250,000 tenge ($1,345) to print out campaign materials. Each of the registered candidates will receive 300,000 tenge ($1,613) for travel expenses,” the CEC said.


Conclusions: The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation stated that offering a full financial support and insuring transparency and strict supervision policies are all decisions destined to discouraging money laundry, political corruption and in offering a fare and equal based financial support for all candidates, a fundamental base of democratic elections.


The Election Law is the main legal source addressing candidate rights to campaign in the media, providing equal access to state-funded airtime and print space, as well as the right to purchase additional airtime and space. Each candidate is entitled to 15 minutes of free airtime on television, 10 minutes of free airtime on radio, and 2 free articles in newspapers.

For paid advertisement, all media are obliged to provide the price list of paid advertisements to the CEC, no later than 10 days after the election is announced.


FINAL CONCLUSIONS ON ELECTION OBSERVATION


One of the most important aspects in organizing internationally recognized and valid electoral process is the presence of international and internally accepted monitors.


According to Central Electoral Commission a number of 10.000 internal registered observers will by surveying the poll and number of 1.000 international monitors will also insure a country wide supervision of the electoral process.


The Kazakhstan Election Law provides for international and citizen observers, as well as authorized representatives of registered candidates. There is an accreditation procedure and observers are required to present a letter from their nominating organization and their identification documents to the election commission where they will observe the process.


We consider that the electoral system is offering the checks and balances necessary to insure a perfect democratic consultation.




Voting in Shymkent-26 April 2015


PRE-ELECTION PERIOD


The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation consider that the pre-election period was marked by full transparency, honesty and a calm electoral climate conducive to an all inclusive electoral climate.


We consider that in the early presidential election (26 April 2015) pre-election campaign Kazakhstan has fulfilled all his legal obligation on holding open, free, and fair and equal opportunity driven elections.


The conclusion of the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation monitoring Committee is that: the necessary steps in order to insure an honest and balanced electoral consultation respecting democratic standards were fully taken by The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


As a result on 20th April 2015 the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation decided to deploy an election mission to follow the Election Day process countrywide, and to supervise the Election Day activities, including voting, counting, and tabulation of results.


We must also underline that: election commissions at all levels handled technical aspects of the election in a professional manner in the pre-election and election period.


Their sessions were openly and transparently monitored by observers and the media.



Verifying election list



CONCLUSIONS ON ELECTION DAY AND ELECTIONS RESULTS

POLITICAL CONTEXT:


The political environment in Kazakhstan is characterized by the presence of strong political parties with national scale activities, with genuine pluralism and a vibrant political discourse.


NGOs operate in a permissive environment, and after 2015 reform bill that is providing supplementary funding for NGO`S, offering opportunities for personal and institutional development and improving the sphere of activity for all NGO`s bodies, in such a manner that they can fulfil their role in providing quality services for Kazakhstani citizens.


Kazakhstan is enjoying a system that is open and full of liberty and the reform on NGO`s field has allowed Kazakhstan to obtain high quality services from the area of civil society.


ELECTION DAY


Election Day was calm, with no obstacle in the voting process and open to all electors in a transparent manner and a turnout of almost 95 per cent was reported.


OPENING OF POLLING STATION AND VOTING


Opening procedures were assessed positively in most polling stations visited.


The voting was done in a normal manner, no signs of forced presence, mass presence or suspicious persons or any control of voters where not observed.


The lack of any coercion in electoral activities was clearly marked.


No electoral tourism or mass migration of electors from one electoral station to another was registered.


There where also some shortcomings as: voters who did not know how to act on electoral sections, the lack of proper instructions in the management of the electoral process were also registered in some cases.



Voting in Uzbek Minority zone-Sauran (Shymkent-South Kazakhstan region)


COUNTING


The international observers appreciated that the counting was done in an orderly, open and transparent manner, allowing for the viewing and registration of each vote; no staffing of urns was reported.


Some minor glitches where reported as: lack of information regarding the opening and manipulation of mobile urns, lack of clear procedures regarding annulled votes.


The overall climate of the counting process was an open and transparent one.



Opening the urns and counting the votes


TABULATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS OF RESULTS


The tabulation process throughout the whole country was transparent in compliance with the Kazakhstan international assumed obligations of Copenhagen Document prescribing that the results will be: “counted and reported honestly”



Counting every vote on Kazakhstan Presidential Elections 2015



FINAL CONCLUSIONS ON ELECTORAL RESULTS OF KAZAKHSTAN EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ON 26 APRIL 2015


In the final conclusions of the observation and monitoring activities opened on the territory of Republic of Kazakhstan between 22-29 April 2015 the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation decided:


The pre-election period and campaign was characterized by a free and open legislation, encompassing all the necessary legal and constitutional procedures granting any Kazakhstan society member the right to partake on the election, to present and promote his candidature and to have the opportunity to express his views and vote.


The campaign climate was peaceful, open with no pressures upon the voters, with anti-money laundry provision insuring an equal opportunity climate for all the candidates.


The Election Day activities where conducted in a transparent manner, without pressure or state authorities’ intervention in a manner conducive to allowing the free expression of the Kazakh people.


The Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan held on 26 April 2015 where assessed by “1026 representatives of foreign states, international organizations and foreign media,” according to Kazakhstan’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC) .


Additionally a number of 10.000 internal observers where deployed at all polling stations in the country offering the necessary checks and balances for an democratic electoral process.


In conclusion we appreciate that the vote of 26 April 2015 has expressed in a democratic manner the views and the decision of Kazakhstan people and the electoral process was clearly transparent, open, all inclusive and genuine democratic in nature and organization.


ANNEXED DOCUMENTS

FINAL ELECTION RESULT ON PROVINCES OF KAZAKHSTAN

REPORT


On the results of early elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on April 26, 2015


April 26, 2015 held a special election of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The voter turnout was 95.22%.

On the basis of the protocols of oblast, Astana and Almaty election commissions on the results of the counting of votes at the extraordinary elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on April 26, 2015, the Central Election Commission It reports that voter lists for a single national constituency included 9,547,864 people, of whom took part in the vote 9,090,920 people, or 95.21 percent. Outside the polling voted 152,016 voters.

Candidates for the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan ran for 3 people.

In voting the candidates for President of the Republic of Kazakhstan gained the following number of votes: Akmola oblast:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 449 votes or 0.10 percent of voters who took part in voting;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 438,917 votes, or 98.42 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 6,600 votes or 1.48 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In the Aktobe region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 1906 votes or 0.44 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 420,824 votes, or 97.60 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 8,450 votes or 1.96 percent of voters who participated in voting;

Almaty region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 1951 votes or 0.21 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 919,096 votes, or 98.94 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 7896 votes, or 0.85 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

The Atyrau region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 1,736 votes or 0.60 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 284,215 votes, or 98.22 per cent of voters who took voting;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 3406 votes or 1.18 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

On the East Kazakhstan region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 4,559 votes or 0.55 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 810,754 votes, or 98.37 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 8,875 votes or 1.08 percent of voters, who took part in the vote,

In Zhambyl region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 3,167 votes or 0.63 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 492,148 votes, or 97.90 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 7390 votes or 1.47 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

On the West Kazakhstan:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 2,741 votes or 0.71 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 378,819 votes, or 98.13 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 4,478 votes or 1, 16 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In Karaganda region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 8,480 votes or 1.07 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 779 191 votes or 98, 30 per cent of voters who took part in voting;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 4,995 votes or 0.63 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In Kostanai region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 5,050 votes or 0.97 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 507,806 votes or 97.55 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 7,704 votes or 1.48 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Kyzylorda oblast:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 3,465 votes or 0.90 percent of the vote, who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 378,443 votes or 98.10 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 3864 votes, or 1.0 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Mangistau region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 707 votes or 0.24 percent of voters, who took part in the voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 287,279 votes, or 97.54 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 6538 votes or 2.22 percent of voters who took participate in the vote;

In Pavlodar region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 3,060 votes or 0.70 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 429,994 votes, or 98.35 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 4153 votes or 0.95 percent of voters, who took part in the vote,

In the North-Kazakhstan region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 1878 votes or 0.51 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 362,068 votes or 98.33 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 4271 votes or 1.16 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

The South-Kazakhstan region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 5242 votes or 0.43 percent of voters who participated voting;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 1207826 votes, or 98.40 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 14,361 votes or 1.17 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In the city of Astana:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 1331 votes or 0.34 percent of voters, who took part in the voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 385,715 votes, or 98.54 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 4384 votes or 1.12 percent of voters who took part in voting;

In Almaty:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 11,996 votes or 1.48 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 750,155 votes, or 92.55 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 48391 votes or 5.97 percent of voters, who took part in the vote,

In the Republic of Kazakhstan:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 57,718 votes or 0.64 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 8,833,250 votes, or 97.75 percent of the vote who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 145,756 votes or 1.61 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In accordance with Article 65 of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 28 September 1995 “On elections in the Republic of Kazakhstan” is considered to be elected President of the Republic Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, born 1940, Kazakh, and member of the party “Nur Otan”, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, lives in Astana.

Source: Central Election Commission

of the Republic of Kazakhstan


FINAL ELECTION RESULTS ON THE COUNTRY LEVEL


Candidate

Party

Votes

%

Nursultan Nazarbayev

Nur Otan

8,833,250

97.75

Turgun Syzdykov

Communist People’s Party

145,756

1.61

Abelgazi Kusainov

Independent

57,718

0.64

Invalid/blank votes

54,196

Total

9,090,920

100

Registered voters/turnout

9,547,864

95.21

Source: CEC




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PRELIMINARY REPORT (pre-election) REGARDING

EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

26 April 2015


Report issued on 20 APRIL 2015

BUCHAREST

20 APRIL 2015


TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………… 3

GENERAL ASSESSMENT…………………………………………………………………………………4

III. ELECTION CLIMATE ANALYSES …………………………………………. 7

FACT ANALYSES…………………………………………………………………….. 7

LEGAL FRAMEWORK…………………………………...…………………………. 8

ELECTION SUPERVISION AND ADMINISTRATION………………………………………………………………….. 10

PROCEDURES FOR CANDIDATE NOMINATION AND REGISTRY…………………………………………………………………………… 11

CAMPAIGN AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

ANTI MONEY LAUNDRY PROVISIONS………………………………………. 13

IV FINAL CONCLUSION ON

PRELIMINARY ELECTION OBSERVATION…………………………………. 15

PRELIMINARY CONCLUSION ON EARLY PRESIDENTIAL LECTION IN KAZAKHSTAN………………………………………………….16



REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

PRELIMINARY REPORT (pre-election) REGARDING


SNAP PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN


INTRODUCTION


According to an official invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kazakhstan to observe the 26 April 2015 snap presidential election, the Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation decided to evaluate the political, judicial, legislative and general framework of the early presidential election from 26 April 2015.


The aim of the evaluation process was to assess the pre-election environment and the preparations for the presidential election.


The evaluation process comprised in legislative text analyses, assessment of general political situation in the country and the conformity with general accepted democratic practices and regulation and with bona fide principles.


Taken into account were also: public opinions, statements and discussions expressed by officials from different Kazakhstan institutions and the election and civil administration, as well as official spokespersons from political parties, media outlets, civil society personalities, and the international community.


GENERAL ASSESSMENT


According with the law prescriptions the presidential vote will start on 26 April 2015, giving the voters the chance to elect the president for a five-year term.


The law encapsulates also the necessary democratic prescriptions for an open and fair electoral process.


The April 26, 2015 election will be the fourth consecutive national election called on early bases, a supplementary proof of a democratic and viable electoral system.


The laws that are governing the presidential elections are governed by the Constitution, the Constitutional Law on Elections (Election Law), and regulations of the Central Election Commission (CEC).


The assessment process considered that Kazakhstan is a viable and fully committed party to all major international and regional instruments related to the holding of democratic elections and had continuously and full abiding by his international democratic regulations.


There have been no changes to the Election Law since the last elections held in 2011, and we have to mention that in 2011 the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation had find that the law and regulation governing the electoral process in Kazakhstan are completely corresponding to international laws and regulation insuring a perfect electoral process.


The authorities Kazakhstan authorities underlined in all public statements their nation commitment to conduct elections in compliance with the principles of openness, transparency and fairness.


The election will be administered by a complex and modern system of commissions, composed of Central Electoral Commission and including number of 14 Territorial Election Commissions and the City Election Commissions for Astana`s and Almaty`s regions, 207 District Election Commissions, and more than 9,000 Local Election Commissions (LECs).


The Central Electoral Commission composition and activity is fully independent and in perfect correspondence with international laws and regulations insuring the independence of electoral and monitoring process.


In the list of democratic provisions the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation noted:


The fact that all citizens over 18 years of age have the right to vote, there is a nationwide electronic voter list to identify duplicate entries.


Presidential candidates are required to be citizens by birth, at least 40 years old, fluent in the state language, and officially resident in Kazakhstan for at least 15 years.


The same recommendation is made on this element as in 2011: The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation considers necessary a general recommendation for all states to include such provisions in their electoral laws insuring a perfect national representations to the highest office of the land.


The Election Law guarantees the right to conduct an unimpeded campaign for or against any candidate.


In the democratic landscape of Kazakhstan, the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation noted the existence of a powerful independent media, with an impressive number of mass media entities operating in the country.


Also a full independent television network is offering a perfect dialogue and information source.


The Kazakhstan Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and prohibits censorship.


Keeping in mind that no elections can be considered as free and democratic without the presence of international observers the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation decided to support Kazakhstan electoral process and democratic credential by monitoring and observing all stages of the 2015, 26 April Early Presidential Election in Kazakhstan.


The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation will monitor the full electoral process, candidate registration, and the campaign, media, and Election Day procedures.


III. ELECTION CLIMATE ANALYSES

FACT FINDING


Kazakhstan is a fully flagged democratic republic, respecting the equilibrium of powers and balanced distribution of constitutional powers. The president is acting in full respect of the democratic system and the country has a long tradition of political process in a democratic manner and with all the guarantees for an inclusive and democratic process.


The institutional system is offering a perfect balanced voice to parliamentary and representations system.


The 26 April 2015 Early Presidential Election where convened in a perfect transparent and inclusive manner at the request of the highest representative and democratic institution in the country: Assembly of people of Kazakhstan.


The decision was upheld fully constitutional and legal based by the Constitutional Council.


The democratic initiative for an early presidential election was supported by the Kazakhstan Parliament and, on 25 February, the Kazakhstan President announced the election would be held on 26 April.


As we have mentioned previously the next election will be the fourth consecutive national election to be called early.


On 27 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan stressed the nation’s commitment to conduct a free and fair election in line with the principles of openness, transparency and fairness.


The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation considers that the electoral process is fundamental, in law provisions and spirit and in technical consideration perfectly administered, offering a perfect climate and an open and inclusive and in full fairness political discourse resulted in a perfect competitive electoral environment.


LEGAL FRAMEWORK


Regarding the previous respect to democratic commitments, the Republic of Kazakhstan has fully respected his international obligations regarding construction of a free electoral consultation.


We must note that: European Council on International Relations has made an in-depth analysis of the electoral law and constitutional framework of the Republic of Kazakhstan during 2011 Kazakhstan Presidential elections.


The focus of this analysis where: the mass media law, the election law, the political laws and the Constitutional Law of Kazakhstan and had operated a surveillance of the measure taken by the Central Electoral Commission in order to insure a free and open election atmosphere.


The conclusion of the European Council on International Relations monitoring commission was that: the necessary steps in order to insure an honest and balanced electoral consultation respecting democratic standards were taken by Government of Kazakhstan.


The European Union monitoring mission insured also the Election Day supervision, the supervision of counting and tabulation of elections results in a significant and representative number of sections and commissions.


The conclusions of the committee findings can be summon up as an endorsement of the law and constitutional provisions of Kazakhstan electoral system.


In the 26 April 2015 the same principles and laws are applying as in 2011 elections case.


The primary legal framework for presidential elections includes the Constitution, the Constitutional Law on Elections (Election Law), and regulations of the Central Election Commission (CEC). Other relevant laws include the Law on the President, the Law on Political Parties, the Civil Procedures Code, the Criminal Code, the Administrative Offences Code, the Law on Peaceful Assemblies, and various local regulations related to public assemblies. Kazakhstan is a party to major international and regional instruments related to the holding of democratic elections


The president is directly elected by popular vote in a two-round system. To be elected in the first round of voting, a candidate must receive more than half of all votes cast. If no candidate reaches the required majority, the two candidates receiving the most votes contest a second round within two months of the first round, in which the candidate who receives the higher number of votes is considered elected.


A 2007 constitutional amendment reduced the presidential term from seven to five years and exempted the first president – the incumbent President Nazarbayev – from the established limit of two consecutive terms.


In 2010, the first president was given the privileged legal status of Kazakhstan’s „Leader of the Nation” according to a parliamentary vote and respecting the constitutional framework, in a fully law abiding manner.


The incumbent president has been in office since 1991 and had a proven history of respecting the democratic rule of political process and respecting constitutional and legal boundaries.


ELECTION SUPERVISIONS AND ADMINISTRATION


The election will be administered by a four-layer system of election commissions. The election administration comprises the CEC, 14 Territorial Election Commissions and the City Election Commissions of Astana and Almaty (collectively referred to as TECs), 207 District Election Commissions (DECs), and more than 9,000 Local Election Commissions (LECs) including some 65 polling stations abroad.


The Republic of Kazakhstan had acquiesce to the fallowing instrumental accords for up-holding democratic values: the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1979 Convention for Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 2003 Convention against Corruption, 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,, and the 2002 Convention on the Standards of Democratic Elections, Electoral Rights and Freedoms in the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States.


Kazakhstan is also a fully flagged member of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, a supplementary proof of the country definitive election of the democratic ways.


Membership and submission to all the previously noted agreements and treaty are creating a perfect election environment in accordance with international laws.


PROCEDURES FOR CANDIDATE NOMINATION AND REGISTRY


The Constitution and electoral law are offering the climate for an inclusive and representative participation in the electoral race: the presidential candidate may be nominated through self-nomination or by a public association, including a political party.

All equally candidates are required to be citizens by birth, to have at least 40 years old, to be fluent in the Kazakh language (a condition to be observed by the Linguistic Commission, an independent body that should provide its conclusions to the Central Electoral Commission who will make the final decision on candidatures), and to be an officially resident of Kazakhstan for at least 15 years.


The nomination period that had ended on 15 March 2015 had permitted for three candidates to outline their candidature and obtain at least 93,000 valid signatures equally representing at least two-thirds of the regions as well as the cities of Astana and Almaty.


In addition they need to pay an election deposit of 1,060,000 Kazakhstan Tenge (KZT) and present tax declarations for themselves and their spouse.


The necessary prescriptions for barring from standing for office for persons related to crimes of found guilty of corruption-related crimes or administrative offences have being taken.


The language test consists of an examination of prospective candidates‟ reading, writing and speaking abilities.


Three candidates will run in the upcoming early presidential elections in Kazakhstan after law provisions: the incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the challenger from the Communist People’s Party Turgun Syzdykov and self-nominee Abelgazi Kusainov, according to a report from the Central Election Commission.


The time for submission of applications for participation in the presidential election in Kazakhstan ended on March 15.


According to the CEC secretary Bakhyt Meldeshov, as of 2015, March 16, the CEC got 27 applications.


The CEC decided to refuse registration to Limana Koishiyeva, Kanat Turageldiyev, Zharylkap Kalybai and Khasen Kozha-Akhmet, who all successfully passed the Kazakh language but failed to provide all the law required documents.


The CEC also denied registration to six candidates for the presidency of Kazakhstan for failing to appear for the Kazakh language exam which is mandatory under the law): independent candidates Yakobzhan Dzhunisbekov, Kairat Maishev, Aigul Utepova, Kanat Yeszhanov, Amantai Kazhy and Birzhan Dilmagambetov.


Mels Yeleusizov, Zhaksybai Bazilbayev and Mukhamedrakhim Kursabayev withdrew their candidacies on their own, a move the CEC approved.


The registration of candidates came to an end on March 25.


As of 2015 March 26, three candidates have the right to proceed with the election campaigning: Nursultan Nazarbayev, Turgun Syzdykov and Abelgazi Kusainov.


Conclusion: Under the full scrutiny of the democratic process in Kazakhstan, The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation considers that the period of registrations of candidature and the provisions of the law have being full respected and all the necessary procedural steps have being address insuring a perfect democratic character to the first phase of the election procedures.


Recommendation: The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation considers that a higher number of signatures on the candidate’s signature list will be a beneficial addition offering a better selection of serious candidates.


CAMPAIGN AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

ANTI MONEY LAUNDRY PROVISIONS


The election campaign starts on 26 March, the day after the end of candidate registration, and lasts until 24 April, when the silence period starts.


The Election Law guarantees citizens and public associations the right to conduct an unimpeded campaign for or against any candidate. Local authorities are mandated to provide space for the placement of campaign posters on an equal basis and candidates may also post materials on


To finance their campaign, the CEC informed that each candidate is entitled to receive a minimum of KZT seven million (some EUR35,000) from the state budget. In addition, candidates are allowed to use their own funds and accept donations from citizens and organizations, as well as funds from the nominating body, up to a combined total of KZT 577 million.7


Foreign and anonymous donations are prohibited. Candidates are obliged to open dedicated bank accounts for these funds. The banks should notify the CEC if the spending limits are exceeded. Five days after the announcement of the election results, candidates are obliged to submit a report on their campaign finance to the election administration.


The CEC adopted a resolution on the campaign expenditures to be covered from the state budget. Each candidate is provided with funds for a fifteen minutes speech on TV, a ten-minute speech on the radio, as well as to publish two articles in printed newspapers.


According to the CEC the amount of funding provided to candidates for their election campaigning in the media was calculated based on the existing rates provided by the Committee for Communications, Computerization and Information of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan.


“Funds in the amount of 5,250,000 tenge ($28,237) are allocated to the candidates for a 15-minute speech.

For the 10-minute presentation of the program on the radio each candidate receives 200,000 tenge ($1,075). To publish two printed articles each candidate receives 810,000 tenge ($4,356). Candidates will also receive funds to rent premises for meetings with voters in the amount of 200,000 tenge and another 250,000 tenge ($1,345) to print out campaign materials. Each of the registered candidates will receive 300,000 tenge ($1,613) for travel expenses,” the CEC said.


Conclusions: The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation stated that offering a full financial support and insuring transparency and strict supervision policies are all decisions destined to discouraging money laundry, political corruption and in offering a fare and equal based financial support for all candidates, a fundamental base of democratic elections.


The Election Law is the main legal source addressing candidate rights to campaign in the media, providing equal access to state-funded airtime and print space, as well as the right to purchase additional airtime and space. Each candidate is entitled to 15 minutes of free airtime on television, 10 minutes of free airtime on radio, and 2 free articles in newspapers. For paid advertisement, all media are obliged to provide the price list of paid advertisements to the CEC, no later than 10 days after the election is announced.


FINAL CONCLUSION ON PRELIMINARY ELECTION OBSERVATION


One of the most important aspects in organizing internationally recognized and valid electoral process is the presence of international and internally acceoted monitors.


According to Central Electoral Commission a number of 10.000 internal registered observers will by surveying the poll and number of 1.000 international monitors will also insure a country wide supervision of the electoral process.


The Kazakhstan Election Law provides for international and citizen observers, as well as authorized representatives of registered candidates. There is an accreditation procedure and observers are required to present a letter from their nominating organization and their identification documents to the election commission where they will observe the process.


We consider that the electoral system is offering the checks and balances necessary to insure a perfect democratic consultation.


PRELIMINARY CONCLUSION ON EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN


The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation considers that can offer the assistance and to support the deployment of an Election Observation Mission for the upcoming early presidential election (26 April 2015) as Kazakhstan has fulfilled all his legal obligation on holding open, free, fair and equal opportunity driven elections.


The conclusion of the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation monitoring Committee was that: the necessary steps in order to insure an honest and balanced electoral consultation respecting democratic standards were fully taken by The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation will follow the Election Day process countrywide, and will supervise the Election Day activities, including voting, counting, and tabulation of results.

GUVERNUL KAZAHSTANULUI FELICITAT PENTRU PREGATIREA ALEGERILOR DIN 26 APRILIE 2015

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on April 20, 2015 at 5:40 PM

 In data de 20 aprilie 2015, raportul preliminar, de pregatire a alegerilor a prezentat monitorizarea si evaluarea cadrului legal si a pregatirilor pentru alegerile ce vor avea loc in Kazahstan, monitorizare realizata de grupul de experti ai Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica. 

 


Kazahstanul se pregateste de alegeri prezidentiale anticipate, in data de 26 aprilie 2015, cu trei concurenti principali pentru cea mai inalta functie a tarii: Presedintele actual-Nursultan Nazarbayev, reprezentantul Partidului Popular Comunist-Turgun Syzdzkov si candidatul independent-Abelgazi Kusainov.


In pregatirea alegerilor din 2015, principalul organism cu atributii electorale: Comisia Electorala Centrala din Kazahstan a anuntat ca vor fi acceptati la operatiunile de supraveghere a alegerilor peste 1.000 de observatori internationali si peste 10.000 de observatori interni ce vor supraveghea nemijlocit operatiunile electorale.



Kazahstanul va vota in alegeri prezidentiale anticipate in 26 aprilie 2015


Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica a decis sa monitorizeze procesul electoral din Kazahstan, cu ocazia alegerilor prezidentiale anticipate din 26 aprilie 2015.


In data de 20 aprilie 2015, raportul preliminar, de pregatire a alegerilor a prezentat monitorizarea si evaluarea cadrului legal si a pregatirilor pentru alegerile ce vor avea loc in Kazahstan, monitorizare realizata de grupul de experti ai Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica.


Dintre elementele prevazute de raport subliniem: Comisia de Monitorizare a Alegerilor din partea Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica considera ca in perioada de inregistrare a candidaturilor si prevederile legale au fost perfect respectate si toate elementele procedurale au fost indeplinite asigurand astfel caracterul profund democratic al primei faze a alegerilor.



Dupa analiza prevederilor constitutionale si legale, a modului de organizare a Comisiilor Electorale Centrale si Locale, a prerogativelor si a modului de constituire a acestora, metodele de publicitate si promovare cu respectarea criteriilor de egalitate si echitate: Comisia de Monitorizare a Alegerilor din partea Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica apreciaza ca: au fost luate de catre guvernul Republicii Kazahstan: toate masurile asiguratorii necesare pentru a garanta o consultare electorala onesta si echilibrata, cu respectarea standardelor democratice .


 

 


Senatorul Marcel Dumitru Bujor, Ambasadorul Kazahstanului si Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea


Concluziile grupului de experti compus din parlamentari, sub conducerea senatorului Marcel Dumitru Bujor, a grupului de academicieni condusi de prof.dr. Mircea Constantinescu si o echipa de experti electorali au fost prezentate Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea-Presedintele Director General al Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica.


Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea a acceptat concluziile raportului si a fost de accord cu recomandarea finala a acestuia: un grup de experti si parlamentari ai Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica vor supraveghea alegerile in ziua alegerilor si vor supraveghea activitatile din data de 26 aprilie 2015, inclusiv procesul de vot, numaratoarea, tabularea si finalizarea rezultatelor alegerilor prezidentiale din Republica Kazahstan.


Bazandu-se pe acest raport, Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea a acceptat sa conduca o misune de monitorizare a alegerilor prezidentiale din Kazahstan: ″Nu acceptam astfel de misiuni de monitorizare, daca nu avem incredere, in dorinta statului organizator de a respecta valorile fundamentale ale procesului democratic″


Kazahstanul a raspuns respectandu-si angajamentele democratice si oferind un standard inalt pentru competitii electorale si speram ca si data de 26 aprilie 2015-ziua alegerilor, va fi o noua dovada a caracterului profund democratic al standardelor adoptate de Kazahstan.


De altfel vom fi la fata locului, pentru a supraveghea evolutiile electorale, a concluzionat Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-Presedinte IRICE

ELECTION MONITORING MISSION TO KAZAKHSTAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS START OPERATION-20 APRIL 2015

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on April 20, 2015 at 6:25 AM

Between 22 to 29 April 2015, an on site Monitoring Mission for Early Presidential Elections of Kazakhstan will be deployed by the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation in Kazakhstan.


The announcement was made by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation upon receiving the preliminary report on the 26 April 2015 Presidential Election in Kazakhstan.

 

 



Professor Dr. Anton Caragea leading the Romanian Monitoring Delegation to Kazakhstan Parliamentary elections (2007)


The report highlighted that: the necessary steps in order to insure an honest and balanced electoral consultation respecting democratic standards were fully taken by The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.”


Kazakhstan is a fully flagged democratic state with a long track record of holding free and fair parliamentary and presidential elections.


Romanian delegations where involved in electoral monitoring missions in 2007, 2012 parliamentary election and in 2011 presidential elections in Kazakhstan, offering a clean bill of health to the organization and managerial process of the electoral activities in Kazakhstan.


Kazakhstan has succeeded in asserting himself as a pillar of democracy and economic development in the world and as powerful factor of balance on international arena.


Kazakhstan has succeeded in holding the most successful chairmanship of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2010 and pushing forward a revolutionary reform of the organization.


Kazakhstan has asserted himself as a global leader by promoting the agenda of a Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe and Asia, promoting the relinquishing of atomic weapons with ATOM Project in Seoul International Conference and hosted for two years in a row (an exceptional achievement) the Presidency of Organization of Islamic Conference.


Kazakhstan also obtained the hosting of World Expo 2017, putting forward the most ambitious project of renewable energy production and of ecological prowess.

 

 



Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presenting the final report on Kazakhstan Presidential Elections 2011.

 


Finally Kazakhstan was inscribed amongst 50 most developed world nations and will reach the top 30 developed nations by 2020 and has just launch an ambitions economic program called: Bright Path-Nurly Zhol.


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation summarized, with this presentation, the today world standing of Kazakhstan as a driving force of humanity and express Romanian commitment in helping Kazakhstan fostering his democratic society project and in promoting Kazakhstan as a world example of open society.


Until today, Kazakhstan has succeeded in organizing elections fully complying with international norms and the preliminary legal evaluation show promising signs for 26 April 2015 Presidential Elections, concluded his assessment Professor Dr. Anton Caragea congratulating senators Marcel Dumitru Bujor, Ionel Agrigoroaei, Constantin Popa, academicians lead by Professor Dr. Mircea Constantinescu and electoral experts team lead by Mr. Gheorghe Cealfa for their efforts.


A final report on Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan will be made public after the delegation return from Kazakhstan comprising all the Election Day activities, announced IRICE President.

KAZAKHSTAN GOVERNMENT IS OFFICIALLY CONGRATULATED FOR 26 APRIL 2015-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PREPARATION

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on April 20, 2015 at 6:10 AM

The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation had decided to monitor the electoral process developed in Kazakhstan, on the occasion of April 26, 2015 snap presidential election.


Kazakhstan is preparing to hold early elections on 26 of April 2015, with three contenders competing for the country top post: incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the challenger from the Communist People’s Party- Turgun Syzdykov and independent Abelgazi Kusainov.



Kazakhstan is heading to the polls on 26 April 2015 in a democratic society


In the preparation of the 2015 election, the country top watch dog-Central Electoral Commission announced that more than 1.000 international observers will be accredited to monitor the elections and more than 10.000 national observers will also control the polling process.


The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation had decided to monitor the electoral process developed in Kazakhstan, on the occasion of April 26, 2015 snap presidential election.


On 20th of April 2015, the preliminary, pre-election report on monitoring the legislative framework and the preparation for the elections, to be held in Kazakhstan, where read open by the team of experts from Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.


The report outlines the fact that: „The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation considers that the period of registrations of candidature and the provisions of the law have being full respected and all the necessary procedural steps have being address insuring a perfect democratic character to the first phase of the election procedures.”



 

Kazakhstan 2011 Election where hailed as a perfect example by the international community

 


After analyzing the constitutional prescription, the laws, the Central and Local Electoral Committee management and prerogatives, the funding operating system , the publicity and equal promotion framework the report remarks: „The conclusion of the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation monitoring Committee is that: the necessary steps in order to insure an honest and balanced electoral consultation respecting democratic standards were fully taken by The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.”



Senator Marcel Dumitru Bujor, Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea


The conclusions of the group of experts comprised of parliamentarians lead by Senators Marcel Dumitru Bujor, Ionel Agrigoroaei, Constantin Popa, academicians lead by Professor Dr. Mircea Constantinescu and electoral experts team lead by Mr. Gheorghe Cealfa were received by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea accepted the findings of the report and agreed with his recommendation: that a team of experts and parliamentarians from Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation will follow the Election Day process countrywide, and will supervise the Election Day activities, including voting, counting, and tabulation of results in the Republic of Kazakhstan presidential elections.


Based on this report Professor Dr. Anton Caragea accepted to lead a monitoring mission for Kazakhstan Presidential Election. ″We are not accepting such a monitoring mission, if we don’t have the confidence that the organizing state is committed in respecting fundamental values and democratic process″,


Kazakhstan has fully responded by respecting his democratic commitments and the highest standard of electoral competitions and we hope hat the 26 April-Election Day will be another proof of the democratic standards upholded by Kazakhstan. We will be there to monitor on the site evolutions, stated Professor Anton Caragea, IRICE President.

 

2015-THE YEAR OF ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE OF KAZAKHSTAN CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on March 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM

2015 was declared by Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev as THE YEAR OF THE ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE OF KAZAKHSTAN marking the 20 years history of this prestigious institution.


 

Today after 20 years of activity, the ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S OF KAZAKHSTAN had become a model for all the states of the world, a model of resolving minority’s problems and democratic people’s involvement.

 

 


A special conference was held in honor of ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE OF KAZAKHSTAN by the Romanian parliament and has attracted representatives from 23 countries. We address all our gratitude for their attendence that was a sign of respect towards the institution of Parliament, a perfect way to show commitment to Romanian foreign policy and a diplomatic way to present appreciation to Kazakhstan delegation.




H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador Batrashev Daulet has presented a concluding speech at this important event and the full text of the speech can be found here:


Honorable Members of Romanian Parliament,

Your Excellencies ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic corps,

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen’s

 



It is my greatest pleasure to express my appreciation for the wonderful event hosted today in the honor of the Kazakhstan delegation by the Romanian parliament.

 


It is a rare honor and privilege that a parliamentary delegation it is received so warmly and has an opportunity to meet all the leaders of the structures of parliament: from European Committee to Energy and transport to UNESCO Committee to Romanians Abroad and International Relations all the committees of the Parliament had presented today their views on an unique and prized institution of the Kazakh State: PEOPLES ASSEMBLY OF KAZAKHSTAN.


I am sure that the reasons for such a high level meeting and conference are deeply rooted in the friendship that is bounding together Romania and Kazakhstan and in the desire of the Romanian political, cultural and academic elite to meet our honored guests from Kazakhstan Parliament.


I am also extremely proud that all the voices expressed here recognized the huge strides and progresses of my country in the field of building a democratic system, in creating an inclusive society and in fostering dialogue and peaceful mechanisms in resolving, the vote of confidence of our Romanian friends express in this international conference in Kazakhstan future development and progress is commendable and is inspiring us in forging new bridges of cooperation`s and understanding amongst our nations.


I wish also to express my sincere appreciation for the presence here of representatives of the Romanian Government and specially of the representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited to Romania who express by this their solidarity with Kazakhstan of today.


My appreciation goes also for the energetic team of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation for their exertions in promoting our bilateral relation.


2015 it is an important year for our country, a year when we are celebrating 550 years of long, glorious and outstanding history of Kazakh state, we celebrate 20 years of activity of PEOPLES ASSEMBLY OF KAZAKHSTAN, a felicitous moment that we are celebrating today and we will have another democratic exercise this year with new presidential elections.


It is a year when Kazakhstan will not only celebrate a rich history but will also have a chance to write another democratic page and I am pleased to note that Kazakhstan can count amongst his closest allies and friends in the world Romania.


Is for me as Kazakhstan Ambassador to Romania a motive of satisfaction and pride and is giving me a sense of fulfilled duty.


I thank you all for this!


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20 YEARS OF ACTIVITY OF PEOPLES ASSEMBLY OF KAZAKHSTAN MARKED BY ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on March 8, 2015 at 8:35 AM

 The Conference dedicated to the role of parliament and the presentation of ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S OF KAZAKHSTAN had also benefited from the presence of a consistent delegation from Kazakhstan Parliament lead by Senators Serik Akylbai, Bekturganov Serik and deputy Tulesh Kenzhin who outlined for the attendees the mechanism and the signification of a unique institution in the world: ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S OF KAZAKHSTAN.


On March 3rd 2015, The Parliament of Romania hosted the international conference: ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S OF KAZAKHSTAN-A UNIVERSAL DEMOCRATIC MODEL.

 



 

The Conference on PEOPLE`S ASSEMBLY OF KAZAKHSTAN: A DEMOCRATIC MODEL OF UNIVERSAL VALUE-3 March 2015.

 


The academic conference was subscribed to the traditional strategic friendship that is uniting Romania and Kazakhstan and was destined to highlight to Romanian and international audience the fundamental role of an institution unique in the world and reflecting Kazakhstan specificity: ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S OF KAZAKHSTAN.


This institution of paramount importance was established in 1995, according to a decision of President Nursultan Nazarbayev and has the role of allowing all national, cultural and religious minorities on the territory of Kazakhstan to partake together with the Kazakh majority in building a society model, in selecting cultural politics and in building an open and inclusive society integrating all citizens.


Today after 20 years of activity, the ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S OF KAZAKHSTAN had become a model for all the states of the world, a model of resolving minority’s problems and democratic people’s involvement.




The delegation from Kazakhstan ( from left to right) President Serik Akylbai, H.E. Ambassador of Kazakhstan-Daulet Batrashev, senator Serik Bekturganov and deputy Tulesh Kenzhin-caption during the conference works.

 



In the framework of the conference, hosted by Romanian Parliament, the leadership of the parliament had outlined messages of support for the Romanian-Kazakhstan relations, for the profusely democratic character of ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S OF KAZAKHSTAN and messages of admiration for the national and democratic construction achieved by the exertions of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.




 

Amongst the key speakers of the International Conference (from left to right):Chamber of Deputies member Costel Alexe-President of Romania-Kazakhstan Parliamentary Friendship Group, President of Committee for Romanians Abroad-senator Marcel Dumitru Bujor and senator Florin Constantinescu-President of Energy Committee and Leader of the Senate.



Together with the leaders of the Parliament, on the venue of the conference where present also 23 diplomatic representatives headed by the leader of diplomatic activity of diplomatic corps-Iraq Ambassador Omer Berzinji and presented reports for the conference personalities such as: Senate Leader-Florin Constantinescu-Chairman of the Energy, Industry and Transport Committee of the Parliament, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania, Senator Marcel Dumitru Bujor-President of the Committee for Romanians Abroad and International Relations, Deputy Costel Alexe-Chairman of the Romania-Kazakhstan Parliamentary Friendship Group, UNESCO Committee-Senator Constantin Popa, senators Ionel Agrigoroaei and Senator Ciprian Rogojan from Defence Committee and European Affairs Committee.





Other key note speakers of the International Conference: leader of the Defense Committee-senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, leader of European Affairs Committee-Ciprian Rogojan and UNESCO Committee leader-senator Dumitru Constantin Popa.



The Conference dedicated to the role of parliament and the presentation of ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S OF KAZAKHSTAN had also benefited from the presence of a consistent delegation from Kazakhstan Parliament lead by Senators Serik Akylbai, Bekturganov Serik and deputy Tulesh Kenzhin who outlined for the attendees the mechanism and the signification of a unique institution in the world: ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S OF KAZAKHSTAN.


Concluding the conference, the Kazakhstan parliamentary group received the special MEDAL OF HONOUR OF THE ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT in sigh of lofty appreciation of the importance of the inter-parliamentary relations between Romania and Kazakhstan.


The Conference of Romanian parliament has attracted representatives from 23 countries. We address all our gratitude for their attendence that was a sign of respect towards the institution of Parliament, a perfect way to show commitment to Romanian foreign policy and a diplomatic way to present appreciation to Kazakhstan delegation.


Your presence was noted as a perfect fulfillment of your mission as a friend of Romania.

Congratulation!




 

From left to right: Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director General-IRICE, H.E. Ambassador of Macedonia-Pande Lazarevski, Senator Ciprian Rogojan, H.E. Ambassador of Iraq-Omer Berzinji-BEST AMBASSADOR TO ROMANIA 2013, Senator Serik Bekturganov, H.E. Ambassador of Venezuela-Victor Carazo, Senator Serik Akylbai, H.E. Ambassador of Kazakhstan-Daulet Batrashev, deputy Tulesh Kenzhin , Academician Mircea Constantinescu, H.E. Ambassador of Republic of Korea- Park Hyo-Sung, senator Florin Constantinescu-President of Energy Committee and Leader of the Senate, President of Committee for Romanians Abroad-senator Marcel Dumitru Bujor, representative of Russian Federation Embassy.





From left to right: Embassy of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-Dr.Mohammad Al Homoud, H.E. Ambassador of Armenia- Hamlet Gasparian, H.E. Ambassador of Georgia-Ilia Giorgadze, Embassy of Palestine representative, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director General-IRICE, senator Florin Constantinescu-President of Energy Committee and Leader of the Senate, H.E. Ambassador of Malaysia-Dato Nik Mustafa Kamal Nik AHMAD, Taiba Foundation representative-Dr. Abu Al Oula Al Ghithy.




From left to right: Academician Mircea Constantinescu, Embassy of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-Dr.Mohammad Al Homoud, H.E. Ambassador of Russian Federation-Oleg Malghinov, H.E. Ambassador of Armenia- Hamlet Gasparian, H.E. Ambassador of Georgia-Ilia Giorgadze, Embassy of Palestine representative, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director General-IRICE , H.E. Ambassador of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan-Saker Malkawi, senator Florin Constantinescu-President of Energy Committee and Leader of the Senate, H.E. Ambassador of Malaysia-Dato Nik Mustafa Kamal Nik AHMAD, Taiba Foundation representative-Dr. Abu Al Oula Al Ghithy.



 


 

From left to right: Chamber of Deputies member Costel Alexe-President of Romania-Kazakhstan Parliamentary Friendship Group, H.E. Ambassador of Republic of Vietnam-TRAN Xuan Thuy, General Saman Assi Wahhab Al-Talabani, H.E. Ambassador of Venezuela-Victor Carazo, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director General-IRICE, senator Florin Constantinescu-President of Energy Committee and Leader of the Senate, H.E. Ambassador of Iraq-Omer Berzinji-BEST AMBASSADOR TO ROMANIA 2013, Academician Mircea Constantinescu, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, Senator Ciprian Rogojan, Senator Constantin Popa, senator Marcel Dumitru Bujor.


 




H.E. Ambassador of Iraq-Omer Berzinji-BEST AMBASSADOR TO ROMANIA 2013 is offering a precious object of Iraqi art to the leader of Kazakhstan delegation – Senator Serik Akylbai

 




 

H.E. Ambassador of Republic of Korea- Park Hyo-Sung in dialogue with President Serik Akylbai-Kazakhstan and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director General-IRICE and deputy Tulesh Kenzhin-Kazakhstan





H.E. Ambassador of Kazakhstan-Daulet Batrashev together with H.E. Ambassador of Turkmenistan-Sokrat Jumayev together with Senator Serik Akylbai din Kazakhstan and H.E. Ambassador of Macedonia-Pande Lazarevski.




 

From left to right:H.E. Ambassador of Venezuela-Victor Carazo, representative of Russian Federation Embassy, H.E. Ambassador of Macedonia-Pande Lazarevski, Embassy of Hungary representative, H.E. Ambassador of Turkmenistan-Sokrat Jumayev, H.E. Ambassador of Republic of Vietnam-TRAN Xuan Thuy




Shearing a moment of laughter.

From left to right: Chamber of Deputies member Costel Alexe-President of Romania-Kazakhstan Parliamentary Friendship Group, H.E. Ambassador of Republic of Vietnam-TRAN Xuan Thuy, General Saman Assi Wahhab Al-Talabani, H.E. Ambassador of Venezuela-Victor Carazo, Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director -IRICE, Senate Leader- Senator Florin Constantinescu, H.E. Ambassador of Iraq-Omer Berzinji-BEST AMBASSADOR TO ROMANIA 2013/2014, Academician Mircea Constantinescu

OFFICIAL VISIT TO ROMANIA OF KAZAKHSTAN PARLIAMENTARY MISSION

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on March 8, 2015 at 8:15 AM

 Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation had appreciated that: today Kazakhstan is a world power Center, with a perfect democratic record, prosperous and a model for the world and a serious strategic and important diplomatic ally for our country.

 

In the period between 3 to 5 march 2015, a delegation of Kazakhstan Parliament composed of: Chairman Senator Serik Akylbai, Senator Bekturganov Serik and Deputy Tulesh Kenzhin, where invited by Parliament of Romania for an official visit to Romania.



Senator Marcel Dumitru Bujor-President of Committee for Romanians Abroad welcoming Kazakhstan Parliament delegation.


 

The visit has the role of continuing the strategic friendship relation between Romanian and Kazakhstan, to reassert the privileged relations between the two parliaments and to foster the parliamentary consultations.


On the occasion of the visit, the Kazakhstan delegation has the honor to be invited to host a special conference in the Parliament of Romania, an honor unmatched in the parliament history that is awarded only to the visiting Kazakhstan delegations.




 

The Kazakhstan Parliamentary delegation is at the center of International Conference of ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE`S OF KAZAKHSTAN


On this time the Kazakhstan team had presented, in the framework of an international conference, details on the activity of ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S OF KAZAKHSTAN, a profoundly democratic institution, without peers in the world and an institution that is becoming a world model of universal value.


The Kazakhstan Parliament delegation was received by the leaders of the Parliament, by representatives of: Defense, Economy, Industry, Energy and Transport, International Relations, European Affairs, UNESCO Committees of Romanian Parliament, was invited for a special tour of the Parliament and where guest of honor to witness the work of the Parliament (a privilege reserved for State Presidents and leaders of foreign parliaments in visit).



 

Kazakhstan Parliament delegation is welcomed with full honors in the Parliament of Romania.


A gala dinner was offered by the Romanian side in the welcoming of Kazakhstan delegation and the Romanian officials awarded medals to the members of Kazakhstan Parliament delegation.


The leaders of the Romanian senators Mr. Florin Constantinescu had stated that: the level of receiving the delegation from Kazakhstan was a presidential one, in order to give a signal for the importance of a special relation as the one between Romania and Kazakhstan.


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation had appreciated that: today Kazakhstan is a world power Center, with a perfect democratic record, prosperous and a model for the world and a serious strategic and important diplomatic ally for our country.


Member of Chamber of Deputies -Costel Alexe, President of Romania-Kazakhstan Parliamentary Friendship Group confirmed that the bilateral relation is full of significance and in the latest five years had developed into a strategic alliance that is making Romania to be interested in supporting the further development of Kazakhstan, the major ally of our country.


Senator Marcel Bujor, President of Committee for International Relations and Romanians Abroad outlined the fact that Romanian is proud to salute in Kazakhstan the first state that solved perfectly and complete the minorities problem in the most democratic and inclusive manner.


In the final of the visit, the parliamentary delegation from Kazakhstan declared by the voice of Senator Serik Akylbai that it was impressed by the special hospitality, the Romanian leaders openness for a dialogue with Kazakhstan and specially moved by the feelings of love and respect for Kazakhstan and President Nursultan Nazarbayev displayed by the Romanian officials, all this are making that the relation between our country is a special one, concluded the Kazakhstan Parliament representatives.

NURLY ZHOL-MESSAGE OF KAZAKHSTAN PRESIDENT NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV IS READ OUT IN SPECIAL PARLIAMENT SESSION

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on December 16, 2014 at 8:10 AM

In order to underline the strength of the strategic and friendship bond that is uniting Romania and Kazakhstan, in agreement with the leadership of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, it was decided that on 6 December 2014 in a special session , senator Ionel Agrigoroaei to present to Romanian Parliament the message presented by H.E. President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, on the occasion of launching a new economic policy for his nation under the name of Nurly Zhol ( Bright Path).




Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei is presenting to Romanian Parliament the message of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

 


Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was selected to read out the message to the parliament as it was the uncontested leader of efficiency in parliamentary activity in the last two years and was recognized as a leader of parliamentary diplomacy.


We must underline that is for the first time in Romanian history when the message of an international leader is read out for the benefit of the Romanian Parliament. This is an outspoken proof of the importance of the strategic relation that is uniting our country and Kazakhstan but also a clear demonstration of the admiration nurtured by the Romanian political elite for the impressive personality of the Kazakh leader, creator of modern day Kazakhstan-H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev.


We are presenting you the full message of H.E. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev as it was read out in the session of Romanian Parliament.

 




The Address of His Excellency President Nursultan Nazarbayev to the people of Kazakhstan

Astana, November 11, 2014

Nurly Zhol – The Path to the Future!

 


The world is facing new challenges and threats today. The world economy has still not recovered from consequences of the global financial and economic crisis. The recovery continues at a very slow and uncertain pace, and some countries remain in decline. The geopolitical crisis and the sanctions policy of the leading powers create an additional obstacle for the recovery of the world economy.


From my experience, I feel that the years to come will become the time of global trials.


The entire architecture of the world will be changing. Not all countries will be able to get through these complications in a decent manner. Only strong states, with their people united, will manage to do that. Kazakhstan, as a part of the world economy and a country located very close to the epicentre of geopolitical tensions, is experiencing negative pressure from all these challenges. We see the results: prices in global markets are dropping, and general economic growth is slowing down.

 


As is known, the forecasts of the development of the global economy for 2014 and the next two years were revised downward by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. That means we need to revise our own plans, and make adjustments for the coming period. There is no time for hesitation. The measures I will talk about today will be implemented from January 1, 2015. We must promptly take all the possible measures to prevent negative trends.


Today the Government is already working quickly at my order. We have revised the parameters of the republic’s budget for 2015. And this is right, as the drop in prices of our export raw materials has led to the reduction of the flow of money to our income. At the same time, the Government have a tough yet specific task: it must fulfil all social liabilities in full.


In a crisis, as we’re seeing the world over, economic policies must be re-evaluated. The sectors that need support are those which create the highest multiplier effect on economic growth and employment. We have already had such an experience. Suffice it to recall our successful anti-crisis measures in 2007-2009. As you see, life makes adjustments to the best laid plans. And we should add new content to the platform of our party based on today’s reality.


On my orders, the Government has completed the development of a new large-scale development programme. Today, as we respond to the challenges we face, I proclaim Kazakhstan’s New Economic Policy “Nyrly Zhol” (The Bright Road). This is what I devote my state-of-the-nation address for 2015. The policy will have a counter-cyclical character and will be aimed at continuing structural reforms in our economy.

What does this mean?


Over the years, when the situation in external markets was favourable, and the price of oil and our export products were at sufficiently high level, we diverted revenues from those exports to the National Fund. One of the main tasks of the National Fund is to increase resistance of our economy to external shocks, including when prices of natural resources drop.


We were putting income from extraction and sales of raw materials into this Fund during all these years. We used 10 billion US dollars out of the National Fund to fight the crisis of 2007-2009. As for the rest of the money, we have not spent it. We saved and multiplied it.


Now we are in the period when we must use these reserves. They will help overcome uneasy times and stimulate the growth of our economy. These resources are not intended for short-term measures. We will spend them on the transformation of our economy, namely – the development of transport, energy, industrial and social infrastructure, and small and medium businesses.


In February, a decision was made to allocate one trillion tenge from the National Fund to support economic growth and employment in 2014-2015 in two tranches of 500 billion tenge. To finalise the initiated projects and resolve pressing issues, I have instructed the Government to divert the second tranche of 500 billion tenge from the National Fund to the following goals:


First, 100 billion tenge should be additionally allocated to issue easy-term loans to small and medium businesses, as well as large enterprises. This will secure the implementation of projects in the food and chemical industries, engineering, as well as the service sector.


Second, to revive the banking sector and buy out “bad” loans, I have ordered additional capitalisation of the Fund of Problem Loans in the amount of 250 billion tenge in 2015.


Third, to raise new investments, we need to improve respective conditions. For these purposes, I have ordered the government to allocate 81 billion tenge in 2015 to complete the construction of the “dry port” complex, the infrastructure of the special economic zones at Khorgos – East Gate and the National Industrial Petrochemical Technological Park in Atyrau and Taraz.


Fourth, to continue the construction of the EXPO-2017, I have ordered the allocation of 40 billion tenge in 2015 adding to the already allocated 25 billion tenge.


Fifth, on the eve of EXPO-2017, we need to take care of the development of Astana’s transport infrastructure. This year the capital airport will reach its maximum capacity – 3.5 million people. Therefore, to increase its potential, I have ordered the allocation in 2015 of 29 billion tenge on the construction of a new terminal and a reconstruction of the landing strip. This will allow us to increase airport capacity to 7.1 million of passengers per year by 2017.

 


Dear people of Kazakhstan,


In view of new external risks for the development of our economy, we need new initiatives to stimulate business activity and employment. The Infrastructure Development Plan, which I want to make public today, will become the core of the New Economic Policy. It is intended to last for five years and is to run in parallel with the Second Five Year term of the Programme of Accelerated Industrial and Innovative Development. More than 100 foreign companies intend to participate in its implementation. The total investment portfolio will make 6 trillion tenge, with the state contributing 15 per cent of the total.


Kazakhstan owns a territory so vast it would tire the wings of a bird to fly over it. Thus, this plan requires huge funds and hard work. There is a saying: “If you want to know a nation’s prosperity look at its paths.” Road connections are of high importance, not only for travel, but also for the transportation of goods. In ancient times our big cities were located along the Great Silk Road.


Nowadays, all essential life depends on access to the main highways. Roads are the essence of life, the source of a modern existence. All the regions of Kazakhstan need to be closely connected by railroads, highways, and air services. The nine roads, connecting with each other in Astana are like the roots of life, spread our capital’s creative spirit. Improving interconnectivity between the regions will eventually lead to a greater domestic well-being. It will strengthen trade and economic ties between the regions. There will be new markets emerging from inside the country. Therefore bringing together distant parts is the main focus of today’s address.


First, the development of transport and logistics infrastructure will be formed around regional hubs, connected through Astana as the central hub and backbone by highways, railways and airlines. But first, we need to implement the main road projects. They are Western China to Western Europe; Astana to Almaty; Astana to Ust-Kamenogorsk; Astana to Aktobe to Atyrau; Almay to Ust-Kamenogorsk; Karaganda to Zhezkazgan to Kyzylorda; Atyrau to Astrakhan.


It is also necessary to continue the creation of a logistical hub in the east and marine infrastructure in the west of the country. The large-scale ferry site from Kuryk and the railway line from Borzhakty to Yersai will contribute to the growth of exports to the west through ports in the Caspian Sea. I have ordered the Government to work on the construction or rental of terminals at dry and sea ports in China, Iran, Russia and the EU.


Second, development of industrial infrastructure. The implementation of infrastructure projects will produce big demand for construction materials, products and services for transport, communication, energy, housing and utility areas.


So, firstly, we need to complete our work on the formation of infrastructure in existing special economic zones. The Government and the akims (governors) need to work in a timely manner to fill those zones with concrete projects. Secondly, they need to explore the possibility of constructing new industrial zones in regions aimed at the development of production facilities of SMEs and raising extra investments. Tourism infrastructure is a separate line. Its main advantage is the opportunity to create jobs.

The creation of one job here costs 10 times less than in industry.


Third, the development of energy infrastructure. Extensive work has been carried out within the framework of the industrialisation programme in energy in the past five years. Nevertheless, limited transmission systems create a deficit of electric energy in the southern regions of the country and of natural gas in central and eastern regions.


We need to focus on two projects. To construct high voltage lines Ekibastuz – Semey – Ust-Kamenogorsk and Semey – Aktogai – Taldykorgan – Almaty. This will create a balanced energy supply from Kazakh power plants to all regions of the country.


Fourth, the modernisation of housing and utilities infrastructure and water and heat supply networks. The total demand for investments makes no less than 2 trillion tenge with annual allocation till 2020 from all sources of founding of no less than 200 billion tenge.


Today we see significant interest in investing in the modernisation of housing and utilities from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Asian Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and private investors. We need to ensure their maximum involvement through the provision of long-term investment rates.


Such projects should be co-funded by the state to prevent significant increases in rates. We should allocate up to 100 billion tenge each year to accelerate the level of modernisation in our heat and water supply systems, in addition to the funds already envisaged in the budget.


Fifth, the strengthening of housing infrastructure. The formation of urban centres is accompanied by a significant cross-flow of the population. This creates pressure on the labour market and city infrastructure, including on the housing fund. Therefore, our approach to construction of rental housing should be revised. The state will construct social housing to rent out and provide to the population for long term rent with the right to buy it.


The provision of housing directly, without mediators, with low-interest loans will allow us to reduce the cost of acquisition. No first instalment and low mortgage interest will make housing more affordable for various strata of the people of Kazakhstan.

Therefore, we will additionally increase funding of construction of rental housing for the amount of 180 billion tenge during 2015-2016.


Sixth, development of social infrastructure. We must resolve the issues of unfit schools and three-shift education, as we set out in our election platform. The funds envisaged in the 3 year budget do not let us to resolve this problem by 2017.

Therefore, I have ordered the Government to allocate another 70 billion tenge. Another matter is the lack of kindergartens. I instruct to allocate an additional 20 billion tenge to reduce the deficit of places in preschools within 3 years. Akims must deal will this as much as possible and attract the private sector.


Ten higher education institutions were defined within the framework of the industrialisation programme based on which the link between science, economic sectors and personnel training will be ensured. I have ordered the Government to create the material and technical framework of these education institutions, allocating up to 10 billion tenge by 2017.


Seventh, we need to continue the work to support small and medium businesses and business activities. As of today, the 100 billion tenge from the National Fund aimed at supporting and crediting small and medium enterprises has been fully used. This allowed us to create more than 4,500 jobs. The demand for these funds exceeded the supply by 23 billion tenge.


The unprecedented conditions providing credit for businesses at 6 per cent for 10 years were created. There were no such conditions in our country before. We should continue our work to develop small and medium businesses as a driver of economic growth and increase their share to 50 per cent of GDP by 2050. Therefore, we need to use credit facilities for small and medium businesses more effectively at the account of the ADB, EBRD, and the World Bank for the total amount of 155 billion tenge in 2015-2017.

 


Dear people of Kazakhstan,


The situation in the world economy makes it sufficiently hard to achieve our goals without extra financial resources.


There was a reason why we established the National Fund. It was mainly aimed at providing stable social and economic development, and protecting our country’s economy from unpredictable circumstances. Right now, it is high time to use this fund for our needs. Kazakhstan should avoid repeating the mistakes of other countries.

We have to use our internal resources for economic growth efficiently.


I have made the decision regarding additional allocation of 3 billion US dollars from the National Fund for the period from 2015 to 2017. I have ordered the Government to prepare respective decisions for the allocation of funds from the National Fund and to take into account the required funds in the draft national budget for 2015 within a week. The Government should also undertake measures and ensure effective and rational use of these funds.


The commission created by me will strictly monitor the effective use of the funds and report to me personally. I will request a report about every tenge spent. Special responsibility is imposed on all the akims. Nur Otan must actively get involved into this work and to establish strict party control at all levels.


I am entrusting the Government with ensuring that National Fund resources are allocated efficiently and appropriately to the relevant areas. Every tenge will be under strict control. Nur Otan should take an active part in it, and monitor it closely for the party.


The investments from the National Fund must be accompanied by structural reforms in the economic sectors. We need to ensure joint implementation of projects with international financial organisations. For instance, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the EBRD and the IDB are ready to allocate about 9 billion dollars for 90 priority projects. The allocated funds should support investment activities, prevent a drop in population’s income and stimulate the creation of new jobs.


This will result in sustainable economic growth in the short and medium term.


Our education, health care and agriculture development programmes will continue. We will have a substantial discussion about this at the first extended meeting of the Government next year. The New Economic Policy “Nurly Zhol” is our global step on the path to become one of 30 most developed countries of the world.


All the necessary conditions for successful work have been created. Administrative reforms were carried out, and the new structure of the Government and executive power is working.


Every minister knows what to do. We removed redundancy and unnecessary links in management. Akims have the necessary scope of authority. The regions have everything – programmes, resources, finances. Everybody is responsible for their area of work. They now need to knuckle down and set to work.


The New Economic Policy “Nurly Zhol” will become a driver of the growth in our economy during the coming years. 200,000 new jobs will be created by the construction of roads alone. And this means greater employment and growth of income for the population. “Nurly Zhol” will create a multiplier effect in other economic sectors: production of cement, metal, machinery, bitumen, equipment and related services.


Roads are lifelines for Kazakhstan. Life has always emerged and developed in our vast expanses around roads. We must create such a transport network that car, railway and air lines stretch to all directions from Astana. Like arteries from the heart. Like rays from the sun.


The new lines built by the people of Kazakhstan will renew our economy and community. They will firmly link all the corners of our country with its centre. Cargo traffic will accelerate and increase. The volume of transit through the country will grow.


Our citizens will drive on modern and quality highways, and will be able to get to any region quickly and safely. Social infrastructure will improve, new and modern schools and hospitals will provide high-quality services. Finally, this will affect the welfare and the quality of life of each citizen of Kazakhstan. And the main thing is all of this will remain in our land as wealth of our future generations.


Dear people of Kazakhstan,


There is large and important work in front of us. We must be united to pass this global exam. We must strengthen trust among all the people of Kazakhstan! Be tolerant to each other! These are keys to Kazakhstan’s future. Interethnic harmony is oxygen.

We never notice it, when we breathe, we do it automatically – we just live. We must safeguard our unity and our interethnic harmony. No outsider can come and do this for us. Our young grow in a new and independent country. The younger generation did not witness interethnic war or conflict, the devastation of 1990’s. Many people perceive stability and comfortable life in Kazakhstan as something given since their birth.


For what are stability and harmony? It is family welfare, safety, a roof over our head. Peace is the joy of paternity and maternity, health of parents and happiness of our children. Peace is stable work, wages and feeling confident about the future. Peace and stability are the achievement of our entire population, which must be protected and reinforced by everyday hard work. I always say: the young are the foundation of our future.


The state has opened up all the doors and all the paths to the new generation! Nurly Zhol is where our creative and dynamic young can invest their efforts and develop!


Next year we will solemnly celebrate 20 years since the adoption of the Constitution and the creation of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan. When we celebrate these dates, we should make the people of Kazakhstan spiritually stronger, united, and even more tolerant. I am convinced that our core principle – Kazakhstan, Only Ahead! – will sound in a new way and will acquire a deeper meaning at this new important turn of our history! I wish success and reaching new heights to all of you, because they will raise our Homeland even higher!


Dear fellow citizens,


We are united by our national idea – Mangilik El (Eternal Nation), making its way to the independent development of “Nurly Zhol”. To follow this path we need to work hard, and to unite our efforts on the way to a brighter future. The Eternal Nation is a unifying force and an inexhaustible source of energy. It is the basis for not only the “Kazakhstan 2050” Strategy, but also the strong ideological foundation of Kazakhstan’s Statehood in the 21st century!


The Eternal Nation is itself the source of a new Kazakhstan Patriotism. It is a great principle for the entire society of Kazakhstan.


Adoration for our historical past, pride for today’s fortunes, and faith in our blossoming future – are all covered by the powerful concept of “Mangilik El” (The Eternal Nation). Love for the fatherland is respect for the great legacy of our ancestors, keeping it as safe as the apple of your eye, making a contribution to its development, and passing it on to future generations. This is the ultimate goal of all Kazakhstan.


The foundation of the idea of the Eternal Nation runs very deep. Thirteen centuries ago, the sage Tonykok stated the “Eternal Nation is the goal of all Turkic people.” This means that our national idea, just as the roots of our nationhood, originates from our ancient history. The unity of the people, that’s what makes a viable national idea. Where there is no unity, and discord flourishes, no national ideas can ever come to life. Unity and prosperity are the main reasons for of the great success achieved by Kazakhstan.


Today, thanks to our respect for stability, we have managed great strides forward. Humiliating nobody, denying nobody’s language or cultural heritage, while giving all citizens equal opportunities, helps us strengthen the stability of our country. National unity must be our main treasure to pass on to future generations.


We must nurture the concept of national values in the mind of every young person.


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Centrul de Diagnostic si Tratament - LARA LIFE-MED a demonstrat constanta in promovarea imaginii internationale a Romaniei oferind servicii medicale de calitate internationala si fiind recomandat de Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica drept unitate medicala de top. 

 

 

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