Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: The new course of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

On March 16, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, announced a strategy for the political modernization of the republic. I want to note that the text of the head of Kazakhstan’s message announced not only the upcoming reforms in the political sphere, but also fixed the priorities of the socio-economic development of Kazakhstan. This is especially important in today's difficult global crisis, when economic development and provision of measures for the social protection of ordinary citizens are equally important.

The new course of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is focused on creating a model of effective public administration in Kazakhstan, which implies a more careful consideration of the interests of various social groups in Kazakhstani society. This is a reaction to the dramatic events of January 2022.
The President and his team have shown that they are ready not only to take full responsibility for the future of the country, but also consider public opinion. Offering a programme for the responsible democratization of the political system of Kazakhstan, Tokayev speaks of his readiness to do this together with all Kazakhstanis, listening to their initiatives and opinions. The statement of March 16, made by the head of the republic, on the decentralization of power is the first step in the practical implementation of the new course of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Obviously, the course of reforms of the Kazakh leader will now be closely monitored not only in the republic, but also outside it, primarily in the post-Soviet states. In many republics of the former USSR, dramatic events related to the transformation of political systems are taking place today. They must adapt them to new international challenges and threats. Of course, there are different approaches to solving these problems, and the new course of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev offers its own, Kazakh alternative.

This alternative is built on the creative energy of national sovereignty, which includes not only the sovereignty of the state, but also the sovereignty of citizens, the development of their free social and professional creativity. No need to rely on US dollars or Chinese yuan, or the help of some "big brother". Without the energy of the masses, without the activity of each individual citizen, no country can ever survive, no state can be made prosperous.

The leader of Kazakhstan is well aware of this, which is why his new course involves the development of institutions of local self-government. Tokayev wants everyone in the republic to wake up, he wants to connect the energy of every citizen of Kazakhstan to the transformations so that his country will win. If Kassym-Jomart Tokayev manages to attract the energy of the masses, then his reforms will be successful.
As a real lover of the most ancient game of chess and a political grandmaster, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev must have calculated and analysed all the moves in this big political game. He perfectly understands that in chess, as in life, to achieve success, it is necessary to connect the energy of all pieces from the queen and king to pawns, each of which has a chance to become a queen. Today Tokayev gives a new chance to everyone, and I am sure he will win this game.
I would like to wish my friend Kassym-Jomart Tokayev success, and happiness and prosperity to Kazakhstan and the people of Kazakhstan.