An extended meeting of the Council of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan is being held with the participation of State Secretary Krymbek Kusherbayev. Egemen.kz reports.
Opening the meeting, the Secretary of State noted that the 29th session of the People's Assembly convincingly and in detail demonstrated that success in socio-economic development depends on the unity of people, interethnic harmony and interfaith harmony in the modern world.
He referred to the speech of the First President of Kazakhstan about the huge step that Kazakhstan has made over the years of independence in various sectors and spheres of life. He said that GDP per capita has increased 13-fold since independence. The country's population has grown to 19 million people. Life expectancy is 73.5 years. He also said that foreign direct investment in the amount of $ 365bn was directed to the economy. The country's international reserves amount to more than $ 90 billion. More than 13 thousand kilometers of roads and 2.5 thousand kilometers of railways were built.
Attending the meeting are the People’s Assembly Deputy Chairman, head of the Secretariat Marat Azilkhanov, Deputy Chairwoman Maiya Bekbayeva, Deputy Chairman Zakirzhan Kuziyev, Deputies of the Majilis of Parliament, heads of the central and local executive bodies, members of the Assembly’s Council, public figures, and reps of scientific and creative intelligentsia.