Nazarbayev takes part in Astana Economic Forum-2018

17 May, 2018, 11:28 531
Nazarbayev takes part in Astana Economic Forum-2018

Since the last forum, we witnessed the grand changes in the world, the head of state noted.

The plenary session of the Astana Economic Forum-2018 (AEF) with the participation of the President of Kazakhstan “Global Challenges World” has began in Astana, correspondent reports.

“For many participants present here, for our citizens, the participation in the Astana Economic Forum turned into a good tradition. And, I would like to thank you. For the 11th time, the Forum becomes a platform to discuss the most important issues of the world economy, investment and innovation. Since the last Forum, we witnessed grand changes in the world. New hostilities, confrontations occur. It becomes even harder to agree between states. Distrust and unwilling to understand the principles and positions of the opponent happen more often than ever before,” said the President.

According to him, this is the hardest period for the world.

“Therefore, it is very important to objectively discuss the issues regarding these difficulties. It is of a great importance to humanity. In this connection, the current Forum is aimed at the search for effective responses to global challenges. To this end, well-known experts of the world gathered. We strive to understand them. Conflicts, disputes have always come along with humanity. However, in my opinion, the growth in tense has a deeper cause. It once again calls on the transformation of our civilization,” said Nursultan Nazarbayev.

We note the current AEF is held in a new format. About 500 distinguished guests from 24 states of the world came to take part in the Forum. The Forum’s agenda: from the regional sustainability and longevity to global security, and sustainability of mega-cities of the future. The Forum will discuss 11 topics, among them, urbanization, combat against inequity between rich and poor ones, the issues of a loss of anonymity because of the development of information technologies.