26 February 2018
Meeting with Dauren Abayev, Minister of Information and Communications

During the meeting, the Head of State has heard the information on implementing the tasks set out in the Address "New Opportunities for Development in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution".

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the need to keep on working on introducing innovations and new technologies, as well as using in this process the creative potential of "100 New Persons of Kazakhstan" Project participants.

The President of Kazakhstan has also dwelled on the issue of Latinization of the Kazakh language and stressed the importance of taking measures to enhance the status of the state language.

- The process of transition to the Latin alphabet is historically important for our nation. At the same time, it is necessary to continue work on raising the status of the Kazakh language. The activities of the Parliament and the Government should be carried out in the state language. At the same time, one should not infringe upon the rights of citizens in this matter. For this, there is the possibility of simultaneous interpretation, the Head of State said.

The President of Kazakhstan, noting the importance of a phased transition to the Latin schedule, instructed to carefully study the matter of improving the methods of teaching the Kazakh language.

In addition, Nursultan Nazarbayev focused on issues of ensuring cybersecurity and increasing the competitiveness of the national media.

The Head of State pointed to the need to improve the quality of serial production of domestic TV channels, and emphasized the important role of the mass media in the patriotic education of youth.

During the meeting, Dauren Abayev reported to the President of Kazakhstan on the plans for actualizing the Digital Kazakhstan Program and provided information on measures to clarify its priority areas.

- We continue to work on implementing the Digital Kazakhstan state program. In general, the Program provides 120 joint events, 20 of which will be completed this year, the Minister of Information and Communications said.

The Minister informed the President about the plans concerning the activity of Astana Hub international technology park, created based on Astana Expo 2017 exhibition complex.

At the end of the meeting, the Head of State has given a number of specific instructions.

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