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Kazakhstan ambassador emphasises Jordan's regional role

By JT - Sep 06,2022 - Last updated at Sep 06,2022

Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Jordan Aidarabek Tumatov speaks during a press conference on Monday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Jordan Aidarabek Tumatov on Monday emphasised Jordan's significant role in maintaining regional security and stability and commended the country’s efforts to achieve peace.

The ambassador made the remarks during a press conference discussing the state-of-the-nation address given by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Thursday, which was held at the beginning of the ordinary session of the Kazakh parliament, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Trade exchange between Jordan and Kazakhstan remains modest due to several logistical difficulties, namely the considerable distance and Kazakhstan's lack of sea ports, Tumatov said, adding that both countries’ efforts will be enhanced by the upcoming Joint Higher Committee meeting.

The diplomat also praised the Kingdom’s policy, commenting that it resembles that of Kazakhstan which is based on good relations with neighbouring, friendly countries, further commending the reforms that Jordan has implemented in several fields.

Regarding the reform process in Khazakhstan, the envoy stated early presidential elections will this autumn, and parliamentary elections are to be held in 2023.

He also referred to other decisions aimed at liberalising partisan legislation, de-monopolising the economy, supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises, boosting competition in the utilities and energy sectors, creating a flexible tax policy, expanding transit potential, and improving healthcare.

The ambassador noted that reforms also include raising salaries and pensions, and granting the president of the republic a one-time, seven-year presidential term.

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