On May 23, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Romania Daulet Batrashev held a briefing on the upcoming early presidential elections in this country.
The Kazakh diplomat informed about current economic and social development of Kazakhstan and noted that due to the wise policy of the First President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the state holds a leading position in the Central Asian region.
The main topic of briefing was the latest political events in the country, including the election campaign of 7 registered candidates, as well as registration of international observers and foreign media in Kazakhstan.
- Batrashev stressed that the invitation of foreign observers and media representatives demonstrates the willingness of the Kazakh authorities to ensure transparency of the vote. In this regard, Ambassador drew attention to the principled position of the current President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev «on holding transparent, open and fair elections».
The Ambassador expressed confidence that a winner of elections will have all necessary qualities to ensure the stable development of country and continue the course, outlined by the First President of Kazakhstan to strengthen the state, develop civil society and join the 30 most developed countries of the world.
Regarding the subject of bilateral cooperation, D. Batrashev emphasized the dynamic development of Kazakh-Romanian trade and economic relations, where an intensification of business entities of both countries is observed.
According to the Ambassador, Romania is the main trade partner of Kazakhstan in South-Eastern Europe. For example, in 2018, bilateral trade amounted to $ 1.642 billion, showing a 65% increase compared to 2017 ($ 992 million).
In Kazakhstan, the presidential elections will be held on June 9. For the first time in history of this state, a woman claims for the presidency of country. All candidates submitted their election platforms. Agitation will continue till June 7. More than 1,000 international observers are expected to arrive in Kazakhstan.
A polling station will be opened at the Kazakh Embassy in Bucharest to vote for citizens of Kazakhstan living in Romania.