Kazakhstan envoy praises Jordan’s role

214 - Kazakhstan's ambassador commends Jordan’s key role in region
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AMMAN — Kazakhstan's Ambassador Aidarabek Tumatov affirmed Jordan's critical role in maintaining regional security and stability, and its efforts to bring about peace, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The ambassador's comment was made during a press conference convened to discuss the state-of-the-nation address given by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on September 1 at the start of the ordinary session of the Kazakh parliament.

"Trade exchange between Jordan and Kazakhstan remains modest due to several logistical difficulties, most notably the distance and [Kazakhstan's] lack of a sea outlet," he said, adding that efforts by both countries will be bolstered by the upcoming Joint Higher Committee meeting.

On reforms in his country, he said that it was decided to hold early presidential elections slated for this autumn, and parliamentary polls in 2023.
He cited efforts to further liberalize the political party legislation, de-monopolize the economy, support small and medium-sized businesses, foster competition in the utilities and energy sector, create a flexible tax policy, expand transit potential, and enhance health care services.

The envoy said additional reforms include raising salaries and pensions, and allowing the president to reign for one term of 7 years, which is sufficient time to allow rulers to implement their self-proclaimed agendas.

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