OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau was received by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
He emphasized on the importance of this visit for strengthening of cooperation between Kazakhstan, Poland and the OSCE.
The preparations for the upcoming national referendum were spoken about by the President and the deployment of an ODIHR Referendum Assessment Mission was welcomed.
According to the Head of State, a process of important political transformations in the country began with the referendum. He also promised to carry out the work to promote democracy in Kazakhstan continuously.
Cooperation in all three areas of the OSCE (military-political, economic-environmental and human dimensions) was reviewed in detail by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Zbigniew Rau.
The President noted that Poland was regarded as an important partner in Central Europe.
According to the leader of Kazakhstan, Bilateral trade has been rose up by 12% last year, attaining $ 760 million.
The efforts made under Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s leadership in implementing large-scale political and economic reforms were commended by The OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
The Polish diplomat thinks that the upcoming referendum is a real breakthrough in terms of Kazakhstan’s Constitutional amendments and approach to social structure and promotion of market oriented reforms. He added that the constitutional reforms in the country are aimed at strengthening the principles of democracy, freedom and the rule of law.
The meetings of Zbigniew Rau with representatives of religious communities and civil society of the country were announced. The Kazakh model of interethnic and interfaith harmony was highly valued by him, and he expressed gratitude to President Tokayev for the constant support of the Polish diaspora living in our country.