ASTANA. KAZINFORM – Tiberio Graziani, the Chairman of Vision and Global Trends of the International Institute for Global Analysis, talked to Jibek Joly TV host Kunsaya Kurmet on the sidelines of the Astana International Forum about the role of Kazakhstan in the Central Asian region and promising cooperation along the One Belt One Road initiative, Kazinform correspondent reports.
During the interview, Tiberio Graziani stressed that Kazakhstan is a very young republic, it is only 30 years old. But, after those 30 years Kazakhstan has changed, there is a new Kazakhstan now. In the past three decades, the country witnessed an economical evolution.
He also welcomed the fact that there are a lot of young people in Kazakhstan now and expressed hope that the new generation will be the future of our young republic.
As to the political reforms in the country, the expert said it is very important for presidency, for government to change, to reformulate the constitution, adding new articles that will help mobilize the economy and new enterprises.
Tiberio Graziani continued by emphasizing that Kazakhstan is one of the main actors of the Central Asian region. «I think that the leadership of Kazakhstan has a responsibility to support other countries of the region, because the role of Kazakhstan is to promote a more equilibrate socioeconomic situation in Central Asia. In my opinion, Kazakhstan has also the role to promote not only the socioeconomic equilibrium in the region, but also some geopolitical aspects.
He pointed out that for the past 20 years Astana has been the cradle of fora devoted to peace and dialogue of civilizations and has also drawn attention of the global community to the problem of nuclear neutrality.