ALMATY, Kazakhstan, May 10 /CNW/ - On May 3-4, 2011, the 4th Astana
Economic Forum was held at the Palace of Independence on the Left Bank
of Astana City. The forum was opened by the President of the Republic
of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
There are the most pressing items of global development on the agenda of
the forum: prospects of reforming the international monetary system,
food security and alternative energy, communication between the
government and the private sector, development of tourism and regional
The President of Kazakhstan believes that the World needs a new reserve
Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev stated the need for unprecedented actions to be
taken on the foreign exchange market. Accordingly, Mr. Nazarbayev
suggested the attendees of the forum making a road map and giving the
respective recommendations, which would be presented at the next
meeting 23rd May 2012.
Astana Economic Forum was attended by prominent scientists, economists
and politicians. They include the Nobel laureates:
Sir James Alexander Mirrlees, Robert Alexander Mundell, John Forbes
Nash, Yisrael Robert John Aumann, Finn Erling Kydland and Roger David
Also, Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism
Organization; Jan Kubis, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Executive
Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia
and the Pacific ("UNESCAP"), former Secretary-General of the OSCE;
Jorge Quiroga, ex-President of Bolivia, member of Madrid Club; Jacques
Diouf, Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organization ("UNFAO"), and Thierry Mariani, the French State Secretary
By tradition, the forum was wrapped up by an Open Letter to the leaders
of the G20 member states. It gave recommendations on how to
rehabilitate and develop the global economy.
On May 4 2011, as part of Astana Economic Forum an investment forum was
held. It was attended by Karim Massimov, the Kazakh Prime Minister.
Besides, as part of the 4th Astana Economic Forum the 6th Innovation
Congress on Integration of National Innovating Systems was also held.
The 6th Innovation Congress of Astana Economic Forum was wrapped up by
signing several significant memorandums and agreements between
institutions that took part in the congress.
Also, a statement about the establishment of ASTANA CLUB OF NOBEL
LAUREATES was made at the 4th Astana Economic Forum. It comprises 7
laureates chiefly economists.
SOURCE Eurasian Media Forum and Astana Economic Forum
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