Kazakhstani Sherpas at the G20

Kazakhstan’s Sherpas (representatives) of the G20 summit have been actively engaged in the working groups for employment, energy, trade and youth forum in Russia.

Kazakhstan’s Sherpa to the G20 Summit was Azamat Abdymamunov, the Head of the Center for Strategic Research and Analysis at Kazakhstan President’s Executive Office. Sherpa duties are negotiating the process of preparation for the summit, coordination of the agenda and seeking consensus at the top level.

The main tasks of the Sherpa conferences is to present results of the work of the task groups and prepare proposals to the draft Declaration of the G20 leaders in such dimensions as the global economy and finances, employment, trade, sustainable energy development, development issues, fighting corruption.

In energetic area, G20 is a most suitable platform for Kazakhstan to present its initiatives in renewable energy and measures for sustainable energy, including the recently adopted strategy of " green" economy , the initiative "GreenBridge " and the EXPO 2017 .

As known,  Kazakhstan was first in CIS to develop the strategy of " green" economy, expected by 2050 to add 3% of GDP per year to the current economic growth of the country and create up to 600 000 new jobs.

Kazakhstan is aware of its responsibility for sustainable development of the region. Work will be accomplished on the establishment of the national agency for development and technical assistance, " KazAid ."

This June in St. Petersburg, Kazakhstan took part in the meeting of the G20’s working group for employment and in the youth summit and reconfirmed the support to the G20 's commitment reduction of unemployment and creation of decent working conditions.

In trade, Kazakhstan on behalf of its partners - Russia and Belarus - represented the interests of the Eurasian Economic Space.

14:38, 7 September 2013


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