President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with Minister of Information and Communication Dauren Abayev.

In the course of the meeting, the Head of State was briefed on the execution of tasks set in the Address “New Development Opportunities in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the need to continue work on the introduction of innovations and new technologies, as well as to involve in this process the creative potential of the participants in the project “100 New Faces of Kazakhstan”.

Also, the President of Kazakhstan dwelled on the issue of the switchover of the Kazakh language to the Latin script and stressed the importance of taking measures to enhance the status of the state language.

“The process of switching to the Latin script is historically important for our people. At the same time, it is necessary to continue work on raising the status of the Kazakh language. The activities of the Parliament and the Government should be carried out in the state language. At the same time, we should not infringe upon the rights of citizens in this matter. It is necessary to provide for them the possibility of simultaneous interpretation,” – the Head of State said.

The President of Kazakhstan, noting the importance of a phased transition to the Latin script, instructed to carefully study the issue of improving the methods of teaching the Kazakh language.

In addition, Nursultan Nazarbayev focused on issues of ensuring cybersecurity and increasing the competitiveness of the domestic media.

The Head of State pointed to the need to improve the quality of domestic TV-shows, and also stressed the important role of the media in the patriotic education of youth.

During the meeting, Dauren Abayev reported to the President of Kazakhstan on the plans for the implementation of the Digital Kazakhstan program and provided information on measures to explain its priority areas.

“We continue to work on implementing the Digital Kazakhstan state program. In total, the program includes 120 joint actions, 20 of which will be completed this year,” – the Minister of Information and Communication said.

D. Abayev also informed Nursultan Nazarbayev about the work plans of the International Technopark Astana Hub, which is created on the premises of the exhibition complex Astana EXPO-2017.

Summing up the meeting, the Head of State gave a number of specific instructions.


Published: 26 February 2018


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