Kazakh Secretary of State: Zero tolerance to corruption should be the norm in Kazakhstan

07 December, 2018, 12:53 223
Kazakh Secretary of State: Zero tolerance to corruption should be the norm in Kazakhstan

Astana holds an international anti-corruption conference. 

The international conference 'Countering corruption in the context of globalization' was held in Astana on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, Bnews.kz correspondent reports. 

The conference was attended by Kazakh Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova, the Agency's representative Alik Shpekbayev, representatives of the international organizations, foreign ambassadors, representatives of government agencies, the academic community, and civil sector.  

"The Head of State in his this year's Address underlined that an anti-corruption fight will be continued. Kazakhstan has established its own model of modern state aspiring to form a corruption-free society on the basis of the best international practices," said Gulshara Abdykalikova. 

Within the Five institutional reforms and the Anti-corruption strategy of Kazakhstan for 2015-25, an anti-corruption system is updated, as well as a legislative framework has been created. 

"Our main goal is to create the conditions when a society, businesses, and lives of people will be free of corruption. To this end, the participation of the civil society is essential as an integral partner. While developing the national anti-corruption system, we consider the global trends and the latest experience of the developed states and international organizations," said the Secretary of State. 

Gulshara Abdykalikova named tasks the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption should accomplish.  

"Firstly, it is to form and support an atmosphere of zero tolerance to any types of corruption, to increase the legal culture of the society. Secondly, to deepen the multifaceted partnership of the state, the civil society, and international organizations. Thirdly, to expand the interaction of the state, NGOs on eliminating corruption in various spheres of state action," she said.