17 January 2008
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Chairs Extended Session of the Nur Otan Party’s Political Council

The session of the Political Council of the People’s Democratic Party Nur Otan was held in the Presidential Cultural Center and started with a moment of silence honoring the memory of the casualties of the accident at the Abaiskaia mine in Karaganda region.

Issues of the party’s further development and its role in modern situation were discussed by the party’s members.

Deputy Chairman of the Party Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov submitted a draft plan for implementing the party’s pre-election program named “For the prosperity of Kazakhstan and Kazakhstani people: as we will improve the living standards of every Kazakhstani citizen”. Vice Prime Minister Umirzak Shukeev talked about concrete measures that the Government takes in order to implement the party program.

Addressing the members of the Party Political Council, the President underscored that Nur Otan is the prevailing party representing interests of the whole population of the country.

The President noted that the party had entered a new stage in its development and must be the major supporter of system transformations and offer an effective mechanism for massive political work in Kazakhstan.

“Nur Otan must not only ensure the stability of the country’s long-term development, but also propagate new strategic ideas,” the President emphasized.

Nursultan Nazarbayev said the party has to pay a close attention to the following seven directions in order to achieve this strategic goal.

First, it is necessary to effectively and in full implement the pre-election Program of the party in the next five years.

Second, it is legislative work of the Parliament.

Third, it is active work of the party in regions.

The fourth priority direction is consolidation in the society in order to rapidly develop the country.

The fifth priority task is work with young people.

The sixth priority is the organizational, personnel, ideological strengthening of the party and the application of modern models of political administration.

Finally, the seventh direction is the party’s participation in strengthening interethnic accord.

The President emphasized that the party must focus on these seven tasks.

“A prosperous and strong Kazakhstan is our common goal. I am proud to see how much our country managed to do, how strong its international reputation. And the Nur Otan Party has been playing an important role in all of these achievements,” Nursultan Nazarbayev underscored.

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