18 May, 2018

Kazakh PM meets with CEO of one of world's 20 leading innovation companies, Idris Jala

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Today within the framework of the XI Astana Economic Forum, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev met with the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian consulting company PEMANDU, Idris Jala, reports primeminister.kz.

At the meeting, issues of interaction with government structures and the business community of Malaysia on joint implementation of innovative projects and the exchange of experience in the areas of economic transformation, the transformation of governmental institutions and the development of optimal solutions for managing the activities of the state apparatus were discussed.

Kazakhstan views Malaysia as one of the key partners in the South-East Asia region. The countries develop dynamic bilateral political cooperation. Astana and Kuala Lumpur maintain regular contacts at the highest level.

Currently, Malaysia is implementing the National Transformation Program (NTP), which consists of two components: the Government Transformation Program (GTP) and the Economic Transformation Program (ETP). These programs have similar goals and objectives with the main directions of Kazakhstan's economic policy.

In 2009, in order to ensure the staged implementation, analysis of achievements and shortcomings in the economic strategy, a special governmental structure was created under the office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia: the Performance Management Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), whose functions included monitoring the progress of state programs implementation.

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