Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with representatives of domestic business in the Akorda Presidential Palace.
«Such meetings have become a good tradition. It is because the business sphere is one of the pillars of the national economy. The state is to pay great attention to the development of entrepreneurship. Today, we begin to form a new economic model of the Just Kazakhstan. It is a common cause to us all, and, first of all, a very important step for the future of our country. Our entrepreneurs need to actively take part in this work. Therefore, we need to discuss the issues accumulated, set tasks for the future,» said Tokayev.
According to the President, the state-of-the-nation address offers new approaches to further develop the country.
«We need to bring the economic growth to 6-7%. To this end, it is necessary to provide utmost support to private initiatives of businesses. Certain measures have been adopted in this direction. However, the pace of entrepreneurship development does not meet the existing potential. In one word, we need a quality breakthrough. First of all, we need to establish brand-new relations between the state and businesses,» said Tokayev.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev spoke of a new social agreement the state and domestic businesses reached during the meeting with representatives of domestic business in Akorda.
«The business community is permanent in terms of its personnel quality. Akims, ministers, prime ministers, even presidents change, but entrepreneurs, especially those running large businesses, remain. It means that the business climate in our country is stable, the continuity of the policy and state support for entrepreneurs. But now we’re talking about reaching a new social agreement between the state and businesses,» said the Kazakh President.
According to him, the core of the agreement is that the state creates the most favorable conditions for businesses to develop and ensures private property is fully protected.
He went on to add that entrepreneurs, in their turn, need to fulfill the obligations assumed regarding payment of taxes, investments in the economy, creation of jobs and comfortable labor conditions for their employees.