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Today President Nursultan Nazarbayev Receives Prime Minister Karim Massimov

July 24, 2012


The issues related to agriculture, preparations for the winter season and implementation of social modernization programs of Kazakhstan were discussed at the meeting.

"Today our major task is to solve agricultural issues. According to the data that I have provided with, there is a complicated situation with food and grains. Negative trends are also observed in the grain producing countries such as Russia, Ukraine and even the United States. Recently the Minister of Agriculture reported to me on this situation. In general, we have the good last year’s reserves. This year we expect an average annul yield due to unfavorable weather conditions in the West Kazakhstan, Aktobe and some districts of the Kostanai regions. At the same time, the situation may improve," the President said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev also stressed the importance of preparations for the winter season t is necessary to speed up this work, especially in Astana. According to the President, last year we have some shortcomings regarding heating capacities. That is why we need to strengthen this work in order to prevent disruptions this winter.    

“The key issue is the implementation of the tasks outlined in my annual Address to the people of Kazakhstan and in my latest article devoted to the country’s social modernization. The work is being done in this direction. That is why, it is necessary to thoroughly review all these issues and take them under your special control,” the President highlighted.

Following the results of the meeting, President Nursultan Nazarbayev charged the Prime Minister with a number of tasks and gave specific instructions.

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