In the course of the investment conference in New York, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Zhumagaliyev and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UN Kairat Umarov met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his Deputy, Mr. Liu Zhenming. During the meetings, they spoke about the achievement of sustainable development goals, the reform of the UN resident coordinator system and the development of e-government.

In a conversation with the UN leadership, Askar Zhumagaliyev spoke about the Digital Kazakhstan program, initiated by President N. Nazarbayev. The program is aimed at developing infrastructure, human capital, e-government, creating a digital economy and an innovation-focused ecosystem. The Deputy Prime Minister also noted that this Program is one of the tools that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals.

In turn, the UN stressed the significant successes of Kazakhstan in the field of introducing digital technologies. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced his intention to consider the possibility of concluding an agreement on cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the United Nations in the development of e-government. Under-Secretary-General Liu Zhenming appreciated the joint work of Kazakhstan and the United Nations on holding an international e-government development forum in 2014, noting that the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is interested in implementing new projects in cooperation with Kazakhstan.

Following the meeting, the parties expressed their intention to continue fruitful cooperation on all issues.

Recall that in the UN ranking, Kazakhstan ranks 39th among 193 countries of the world in terms of e-government development.

Published: 08 October 2018



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