New composition of Kazakh government holds its first meeting

People expect real results from our work, new Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov said holding the first meeting of the Government in a renewed composition. Ministers must justify the high trust of the President at this hard time for the whole country, the head of the cabinet noted.

“The new Government must make every effort to fulfill the tasks set by the President aimed at improving the quality of life of the population, maintaining economic growth and confronting the pandemic, restoring the enormous damage by terrorists and looters and bringing the country out of the large-scale crisis,” said Alikhan Smailov, Kazakh Prime Minister.

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev assigned to prepare the Government’s actions program for 2022 within three weeks. Today Alikhan Smailov gave specific terms for the development of this project.

“I instruct the Ministry of National Economy jointly with state bodies and organizations to set up a draft Program and submit it to the Government by January 20 this year. It was assigned to radically revise the approaches to the provision of state support measures, as well as the activities of some development institutions. In this regard, I instruct the relevant department together with interested state agencies and the “Atameken” National Chamber to swiftly work out transparent and understandable mechanisms for providing state support measures to small and medium-sized business, and also analyze the effectiveness of development institutions,” said Alikhan Smailov, Kazakh Prime Minister.

Ministers of the new Cabinet took the oath at the meeting.


Translation by Saniya Sakenova

Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova