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INCUMBENT NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV PROPOSED AN ALL ENCOMPASSING REFORM PROGRAM TO KEEP KAZAKHSTAN ON TOP 50 WORLD ECONOMY

Posted by kazakhstan-elections on April 16, 2015 at 5:05 PM

In outlining of his presidential candidature for April 2015, 26 Kazakhstan incumbent, Nursultan Nazarbayev outlined 5 conditions for constitutional reform involving redistribution of power in Kazakhstan.


“Gradually, a constitutional reform must be carried out, providing for the redistribution of power from the President to the Parliament and the Government,” – he said at XVI Congress of the Party “Nur Otan”.



With free and open election looming, the Leader of Kazakhstan-President Nursultan Nazarbayev pledges to continue the program for country development.


“First, we need to continue liberalization.


To do that we need to expand the reporting practices of government agencies. To do this the local mayors should announce the results of their work through the Internet twice a year.


Second, to ensure the transparency of decisions for all to see, nothing to hide. Through the mechanism of an open government, the citizens must be actively involved in decision-making at all levels of government agencies, especially in the regions.

The law on access to public information which should be developed and adopted will be the ground for this”.


Fifth condition is to ensure the widespread introduction of self-regulation in society: “It is therefore necessary to reduce gradually the scope of responsibility of state agencies, delegating the powers related to provision of socially important public services to the institutions of civil society when they are ready”, – concluded the President.


On social agenda President Nursultan Nazarbayev promised that the economic social scheme that made Kazakhstan a buoyant economic country, with low unemployment and low poverty will continue.



President of Kazakhstan ask for his people trust to continue the country development. The elections of 26 April 2015 will decide where to go for Kazakhstan.   


The economic results achieved since independence will be safe guarded and also the level of pensions and social benefit will continue to grow.


This despite worries arises from the international economic crisis: “Currently, the situation is complicated in the world. The collapse of prices at the world market of energy and metals sharply increased the economic risks, decreased revenues to our budget on the main indicators of sales of oil and gas, metals. All states, not only we do experience the geopolitical and economic challenges. The new economic policy “Nurly Zol” has become our response to the economic challenges. This program has already started working. We will continue to keep pensions and social benefits at the same level “, – said the Head of State at the XVI Congress of the Party Nur Otan.


President Nursultan Nazarbayev has a lot of reasons to be proud of his economic track record that transformed Kazakhstan in a major economic powerhouse.


During the years of independence, he recalled, Kazakhstan has come a long way. “If to compare with other countries, our country has entered the top 50 most competitive countries of the world. We have done it together. Gross Domestic Product grew by 20 times. Last year it amounted to 13 thousand dollars per capita. Today we are working to achieve the main goal – implementation of the “Strategy 2050″ and our desire to be among 30 most developed countries.


Over the past 4 years all the objectives have been achieved. The first five-year plan of innovation and industrial program has completed. Kazakhstan started the social modernization. Since 2010, people’s income increased by 43%,”- said Nazarbayev.


The economic plans for future development of Kazakhstan are put on the waiting list until 26 April 2015 presidential elections that incumbent Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev is poised to win.


The elections will be monitored by over 1.000 elections monitors and the pre-elections report lauded the country for an exemplary election process.

 

KAZAKHSTAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: THREE CANDIDATES AND KAZAKHSTAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS STATES: INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS ARE WELCOMED

Posted by kazakhstan-elections on April 16, 2015 at 4:55 AM

Kazakhstan is heading to the poll in highly watched elections that is hoped to consolidate the country status as a fully flagged democracy, with a long track record of free and fair electoral caucuses.


But the main topic of the election is the continuing of development policies that made Kazakhstan a beacon of economic development in the region and a pole of stability in a turmoiled part of the world.


Three candidates will run in the upcoming early presidential elections in Kazakhstan: the incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the challenger from the Communist People’s Party Turgun Syzdykov and self-nominee Abelgazi Kusainov reports Kazakhstan Central Election Commission (CEC).



Kazakhstan Central Election Commission (CEC) is the center of all attention in the preparation of Kazkahstan Early Presidential Elections 2015, 26 April.


The time for submission of applications for participation in the presidential election in Kazakhstan ended on March 15, 2015. According to the CEC secretary Bakhyt Meldeshov, as of March 16, the CEC got 27 applications.


The CEC decided to deny final registration to Limana Koishiyeva, Kanat Turageldiyev, Zharylkap Kalybai and Khasen Kozha-Akhmet, who all successfully passed the Kazakh language exam – knowledge of the state language is one of the requirements to become a presidential candidate – and received signature lists, but failed to provide all the necessary documents.


The CEC denied registration to six candidates for the presidency of Kazakhstan for failing to appear for the Kazakh language exam: self-nominees Yakobzhan Dzhunisbekov, Kairat Maishev, Aigul Utepova, Kanat Yeszhanov, Amantai kazhy and Birzhan Dilmagambetov.


Mels Yeleusizov, Zhaksybai Bazilbayev and Mukhamedrakhim Kursabayev withdrew their candidacies on their own, a move the CEC subsequently approved.


The registration of candidates came to an end on March 25. Thus, on March 26, three candidates have the right to proceed with the election campaigning: Nursultan Nazarbayev, Turgun Syzdykov and Abelgazi Kusainov.


The CEC adopted a resolution on the campaign expenditures to be covered from the state budget. Each candidate is provided with funds for a fifteen minutes speech on TV, a ten-minute speech on the radio, as well as to publish two articles in printed newspapers.


The early presidential election in Kazakhstan will be held on 26 April 2015.


Kazakhstan intends to cooperate with international observers within the framework of the upcoming presidential elections in a constructive way and reckons upon their unbiased assessment of the outcome of the elections, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country Erlan Idrissov said to the international press.


Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mr. Erlan Idrissov looks determined to up-hold the Kazakhstan reputation as a democratic country.

  


Kazakhstan has a long history of elections that received a clean bill of health by democratic community and considered as democratic and fully complying with a climate of openness and fairness.


The Kazakhstan Central Electoral Commission had accredited more than 1.000 international elections monitors in the country to monitor the electoral process in all his phases.

 

KAZAKH PRESIDENT NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV IS THE MAIN CHALLENGER OF APRIL 26 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

Posted by kazakhstan-elections on April 16, 2015 at 4:45 AM

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his candidature for the highest office in the land.


This decision come after a long process of ample consultation and citizen mobilization in the Central Asian Republic of Kazakhstan.


The large national consensus in continuing the policies destined to make Kazakhstan one of the 30 leading world economy had find the political expression in the general desire to see President Nursultan Nazarbayev as candidate to his one succession.


In the accepting speech for a new candidature the incumbent Kazakh President stated: “My decree on holding election on April 26 was a response to the initiative of the people…I want to thank those who put forward such an initiative. We are facing new and very serious issues. Based on our success, we have to move forward, that is why I came here and speak to you. I agree with you about my nomination with just one purpose, to set new aims,” Nazarbayev said, speaking at the meeting of the Nur Otan Governamental Party.


The early presidential election was proposed by the https://centruldiplomatic.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/peoples-assembly-of-kazakhstan-a-democratic-model-of-universal-value/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan.

Major political parties, including the ruling party Nur Otan, the Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol and Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan supported the initiative for a renewed popular consultation.


The constituents of the national parliament – Senate(Upper Chamber) and Majilis(Lower Chamber) – requested President Nursultan Nazarbayev to call an early presidential election to verify the people mandate validity.


The country’s top watchdog- The Constitutional Council has not found legislative restrictions for setting the date of an early election by the president and give the green light to the start of the elections process.


President Nazarbayev after a large political consultation decided to scheduled the early presidential election for April 26.


According to the electoral law of 2011, still in force, the Kazakh president is elected by the citizens of age of the republic on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot for a term of five years, according to the Constitution of Kazakhstan.


The candidate must be a Kazakh citizen by birth not younger than 40 years old, fluent in the state language and who has lived in Kazakhstan for the recent 15 years may be elected president of Kazakhstan.


Last presidential elections were held in Kazakhstan, in 2011 and were considered by the international community as a good example of democratic process and fulfilling the internationally accepted norms for elections.


Kazakhstan has a long history of elections hailed as democratic and fully complying with a climate of openness and fairness.


Already the Central Electoral Commission had give open door policy for the presence of over 1.000 international elections observers in the country to monitor the electoral process in all his phases.


This is making Kazakhstan 2015 presidential elections an example of openness and trust wordiness hailed by international community.

 

PRESIDENT NURSULTAN ABISHEVICH NAZARBAYEV ANNOUNCES NURLY ZHOL -A WORLD MODEL FOR DEVELOPMENT

Posted by kazakhstan-elections on January 12, 2015 at 7:50 AM

In a crisis, as we’re seeing the world over, economic policies must be re-evaluated. The sectors that need support are those which create the highest multiplier effect on economic growth and employment. We have already had such an experience. Suffice it to recall our successful anti-crisis measures in 2007-2009. As you see, life makes adjustments to the best laid plans. And we should add new content to the platform of our party based on today’s reality.

On my orders, the Government has completed the development of a new large-scale development programme. Today, as we respond to the challenges we face, I proclaim Kazakhstan’s New Economic Policy “Nyrly Zhol” (The Bright Road).

H.E. President of Kazakhstan-Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev

 



In the world of today, gripped by economic crisis, unemployment, financial woes and deep recession, we are seldom confronted by successful stories of countries weathering the storm and creating a better life for their citizens.


In this bleak picture of world economic crisis, we can observe one positive example of a nation in continuous development, an example that must be transformed in a source of inspiration to us all: Kazakhstan.


Just a few days ago, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan announced to his country and world an ambitious program called: New Economic Policy, that must provide the nation of Kazakhstan with continuous development, economic opportunities and a better future, despite the world economic crisis that is engulfing almost the entire world.


The program in his amplitude and powerful vision can only be ascribed to the US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt plan called New Deal, that offered United States the opportunity to develop and emerge victorious from the world economic crisis of 1929-1933 and allowed US to win the second world war and to impose herself as the leading nation after the world conflagration.


This is the only similar, lofty and all encompassing plan that is rising up to the level of the vision of President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan.


The New Economic Policy (Bright Path- or “Nyrly Zhol” in Kazakh language) is carved on the proven lesson of the economic giant John Maynard Keynes, but is taken in consideration also other factors such as: the economic situation of Kazakhstan, the important geostrategic position of the country and the specificity of Kazakh economy.

 


The first positive fact that we have to highlighted is the historic proven reality that President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan had already confronted and succeed in elevating his country from the devastating effects of economic crisis of 2007-2009, making Kazakhstan the only Central Asian country and amongst a very select few nations that avoided the devastating crisis of the period in question.

 


Today with the same acumen and statesmanship, President Nursultan Nazarbayev is creating the bases of a sound economic development policy, carved out of investing in economy, supporting the reconstruction or building of a new infrastructure comprising of: roads, railroads and air connections to unite Western China and Eastern Europe, conserving the banking system and investing in new technologies, education and social projects.

 


Off course, we have to confess that Kazakhstan is in a perfect shape to confront this new wave of world crisis: is having a perfect economic management, incredible resources and energetic potential and a perfect strategic position and a huge National Fund that can be used for investment and growth.

 


This platform for future development is not in place by chance.


No, it is the result of the seasoned and sophisticated policies of Kazakhstan leader, that in the time of buoyant economic activity and of oil prices topping the 120 dollars per barrel, did not spend out the money, but collected all in a National Fund, well administrated, wisely constructed, that today is giving to the nation of Kazakhstan the opportunity to develop at a rapid pace, not waiting for foreign loans or investments (difficult to acquire in this time of depression) but by national means and internal investments.

 


If Kazakhstan of today is a symbol of resilience in time of global economic meltdown, this can be traced back to the time of booming, when Kazakhstan did not wasted money and resources, but wisely collected and treasured them for time of need and now this hour is at hand.


Today Kazakhstan is creating a huge investment fund for development of infrastructure, infrastructure that will allow the country to be better connected, to make financial economies and to offer a better standard of living to all citizens.


If this plan is anything to go by, unemployment will be a difficult word to find in any Kazakh dictionary.

 


The New Economic Policy is also concentrated in building up an economic giant to be inscribed amongst the most 30 developed nations of the world.


When, five years ago this was looking like a far reaching goal, set up by Kazakhstan leadership, today this can be at the country grasp, as the rest of the world is confronted by a quagmire economic slowdown.

 


This ambitious program of investing in railroads, roads, and maritime infrastructure and land and air facilities, will make Astana and Kazakhstan the future hub for economic investors and for development in Asia and Europe.


Already the benefits can be seen: as Astana airport has received more than 3, 5 million air travelers per year and the figures are expected to double to over 7 million travelers by 2017.


The continuous investment in Expo 2017 is another proof of the vitality and resilience of Kazakhstan economy in this troubled economic climate and together with the country research, created in high level technological parks in Atyrau and Taraz and university research development is creating the broad vista of an technological giant in the rise.

 


Tourism will be another launch pad for a country that is enjoying a rich natural diversity, a huge territory, a wonderful landscape and incredible touristic opportunities.


This sector will become, in the future, not only a national prestige and recognition source, but also a major income and job creator in the economy and in this regard the potential of Kazakhstan is as great as the territory of the country itself: enormous.


One cannot stop in observing that: while other countries are putting the social services as risk, in the vain hope that they can make some economy in this field, sacrificing the living standard of their people, Kazakhstan is tacking exactly the opposite road.


The social expenditure will rise offering better education, better housing, better living condition and increasing the standard of living of Kazakhstani people propelling in the mean time the economic growth.

 


This is not just a wonderful example of social oriented and wise leadership, but also a sound economic policy; wealthier people will work harder, will produce better, will encourage and foster the national economy.


A wonderful lesson of social development and economic benefits is inscribed in Kazakhstan President message.

 


This ample and visionary policy will without a doubt inscribe the country on the list of the most sought after investor destination.


Already support for the economic development plan and interest in participating in this wonderful economic bustling program was rife amongst foreign investor, with over 100 international companies queuing for participation in the development of Kazakhstan.


We can add to this list the pledges of support from European Bank for Reconstruction, Islamic Development Bank, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank who are lined up, offering to the country the financial support and most of all the confidence vote of the world economic power house enterprises.

 


Drawing the line, the message of the Kazakhstan leader for his people is a full of confidence one: confidence in the chances to weather out the crisis, confidences in the country future and ability to develop further, optimist in chances of Kazakhstan to continue to be a world beckon of economic wisdom, internal unity and developed and full integrated society.

 


The readers might ask what is the significance for a wider, world audience of these flourishing perspectives of the nation of Kazakhstan?


Well the answer is clear: if Chinese model of avoiding the economic crisis is based on the huge internal market and the potential of 1, 4 billion people to confront the economic crisis, than what other model can the world adopt to avoid the present-day economic quagmire?


The answer is simple; Kazakhstan model of sound growth, development policies, social expenditure, and internal investment on a market of 18 million consumers is a model that can be applied by the majority of world countries.

 


When President Nazarbayev outlined his generous vision for the people of Kazakhstan, he outlined what can be a template for world leaders and nations in extracting their nations from the suffering of economic hardship and direct them towards sustainable growth.

 


In 1933 the world listen, glue to their radio sets, to the message of hope of US president F.D. Roosevelt offering to his people the way out of world economic turmoil encapsulate in a New Deal program, today we can watch on our television sets the message of the New Economic Policy of Kazakhstan and entertain a glimmer of hope: if Kazakhstan can do it, then so we can.

Yes. We can!

 


Professor Academician Anton Caragea PhD, MA, FINS

KAZAKHSTAN IS PREPARING A DARING REFORM IN NGO`S ACTIVITY

Posted by kazakhstan-elections on November 17, 2014 at 5:40 PM

 Today Kazakhstan is enjoying a system that is open and full of liberty and the reform on NGO`s field will allow Kazakhstan to obtain high quality services from the area of civil society. 

 

Kazakhstan will rip the benefits, fallowing these reforms, of a civil society, equally in quality to those of recognized liberal and open European societies, concluded his assessment Professor Dr. Anton Caragea. 

 


On 17 November 2014, in a working meeting, H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan-Daulet Batrashev had presented, for the benefit of Romanian side, the reform projects in the field of NGO`s organization of Kazakhstan and outlined also the Message to the Nation of Kazakhstan of H.E. President of Kazakhstan-Nursultan Nazarbayev.


In his expose, Ambassador Daulet Batrashev had emphasized the new legislative provisions in the field of insuring supplementary performance for private organism`s of Kazakhstan.


This proposed reform bill, will allow the NGO`s to receive state grants and funds in order to buy the necessary equipment s, to educate and train their staff, and also to help them in professionalized their activities.


The reform will also provide better funding and a full independence in activity and will help NGO`s activities in being better focused and concentrated in offering better services to the communities.


Another major aspect, in the ambassador discourse, was outlining the major elements encapsulated in the message of Kazakhstan President-Nursultan Nazarbayev.


The message is carving the projects for further and continuous economic development, fostering the life standard and improving the administrative structures of Republic of Kazakhstan.



H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev receives congratulation from IRICE President General Director-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea


All the major ideas are being build upon the fundamental Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy of Kazakhstan development.


In his answer to the official presentation, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, had voiced his gratitude on behalf of Romanian side for the information’s presented by the Kazakhstan ambassador.


This presentation from Kazakh side is coming as a perfect response from Romanian side desire to be better informed about the continuous development of our country main political and economic partner from Central Asia region.


For Romanian people, the message of Kazakhstan President, regarding the continuous development of his country is a good news, as Kazakhstan is the main and most serious foreign investor in our country economy, had appreciated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


President Nazarbayev had succeeded by carving out the Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy, a strategy that is offering to Romania and Europe a perfect model for economic development, a universal valid model, to avoid economic crisis, to build a modern and powerful state.


This Strategy is validated, as Kazakhstan is today viewed as one of the most developed country, as it is shown yearly by the figures from human development index and world economic freedom index.


In the framework of a rapidly evolving economy, that is offering huge satisfactions for the citizens of wealthy and powerful Kazakhstan, the NGO`S reform project is an important part in this project of a powerful Kazakhstan of tomorrow.


Fallowing this line of reforms, Kazakhstan, which is already a fully flagged and stable democracy, will succeed in developing and a civil society to match the impressive development of the country.


The reform is providing supplementary funding for NGO`S, offering opportunities for personal and institutional development and improving the sphere of activity for all NGO`s bodies, in such a manner that they can fulfill their role in providing quality services for Kazakhstani citizens.


Today Kazakhstan is enjoying a system that is open and full of liberty and the reform on NGO`s field will allow Kazakhstan to obtain high quality services from the area of civil society.


Kazakhstan will rip the benefits, fallowing these reforms, of a civil society, equally in quality to those of recognized liberal and open European societies, concluded his assessment Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


The Romanian part had express his gratitude to Ambassador Daulet Batrashev for this continuous consultation and information that is providing substance to the partnership between Romania and Kazakhstan.

KAZAKHSTAN GEARS UP TO HOST ZIMBABWE-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2014 CELEBRATIONS

Posted by kazakhstan-elections on May 8, 2014 at 4:10 AM

The Tourism Associations and Organizations of Kazakhstan are celebrating the tourism achievements of ZIMBABWE-World Best Tourist Destination for 2014.

For a period of one month between 1 June to 30 of June 2014 in the major cities of Kazakhstan will be presented news and information about the first African country to be named WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION and FAVOURITE CULTURAL DESTINATION FOR 2014.

Opportunities of travel, opportunities of lodging and traditions and main tourist attractions will be presented to the public.

For supplementary information’s about European Council on Tourism and Trade decision to award WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014 Prize to Zimbabwe you can read the official statement of the organization bellow:

 



EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE COMMUNIQUÉ ON

 THE HIGHEST TOURISM AWARD:

WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARDED TO THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE FOR 2014.




 

On May 3, 2014 the General Assembly of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, has taken under consideration the list of candidates for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2014.


 

On the debate for the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD FOR 2014, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) presented a report titled: ZIMBABWE: THE PERFECT AFRICAN DESTINATION; A SEVEN-WONDER DESTINATION IN TOURISM AND CULTURAL POTENTIAL.

 


He proposed ZIMBABWE as the winner of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014 and as receiver of the FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION distinction for 2014.

 


The report noted that the reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014 to ZIMBABWE were the following:

 


• The excellent organization of the 20th Session of the World Tourism Organization General Assembly from 24-30 August 2013. The world gathering brought together tourism experts from more than 120 countries.

 


• The successful organizing of this world event, inspite of huge logistic and economic challenges, proves without doubt, the capacity of Zimbabwe Government and the tourism industry’s capacity to organize world level events.

 


Following a magnificent vision and the organisation of a successful world tourism meeting, ZIMBABWE has unequivocally demonstrated that it is a safe, open and perfect tourism destination.

 

 

 


The support offered to the promotion of Community Based Tourism, which ensures the survival of sustainable tourism, with its with low ecological impact and preservation of natural biodiversity and protection of endangered species in Southern Africa. Community based ecotourism, promoted by Minister Walter Mzembi, is a perfect way of sharing revenue that supports rural communities’ prosperity through opportunities to market their foodstuffs and handicrafts to the world. The way in which eco-tourism has become the base for local economic development, providing benefits to communities, makes eco-friendly tourism the lesson that the REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is offering to the world.


 



• Giving tourists access to outstanding and pristine nature and the opportunity to explore nature, to contribute to ecological preservation, and the opportunity to visit extraordinary places such as: the unique landscape of Victoria Falls; the National Parks such the Eastern Highlands in Manicaland; the Mana Pools in Mashonaland West; Exfoliated Hills from Matebeland; Chilojo Cliffs in Masvingo and the Matobo Hills near Bulawayo etc. All these regions and national parks, are a model of achieving ecological and green tourism that must be recognized throughout the world.

 


• The ongoing development and protection of cultural and historical shrines of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the transformation of Harare into a historical and spiritual centre, offering to the visitors a glimpse into rich culture and heritage of peoples of Zimbabwe.

 

 

 


• The preservation of outstanding historical and cultural heritage in the form of the former capital of the Shona Kingdom, the Great Zimbabwe in Masvingo, a fortified palatial complex from the 12th Century, offering a rare insight into one of the greatest pre-colonial civilizations of Africa, and a rare window into centuries old traditions.




• Today, Great Zimbabwe Monument also offers tourists an open air museum with a rare collection of historical and archaeological treasures that educate and enrich the world.


 

• The preservation of cultural and natural sites of world significance and value such as: Great Zimbabwe National Monument (added to UNESCO list in 1986), Khami Ruins National Monument (added to UNESCO list in 1986), Matobo Hills (added to UNESCO list in 2003), Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas (added to UNESCO list in 1984), Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls and UNESCO candidate regions as: Ziwa National Monuments dating from the Stone Age period, make destination Zimbabwe to offer an incomparable contribution to the world legacy.

 


• The REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is today a hot spot for adventure tourism, offering large areas suitable for this special kind of tourism, and the necessary infrastructure to welcome the adventure seeker, its safety and peace, makes the country, one of the world’s top adventure destinations.

 


• Keeping alive indigenous traditions, allows tourists and visitors to be part of the Zimbabwe people’s social fabric, which offers the possibility for an enriching cultural experience, are all achievements that make the REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE a first class destination.

 


After hearing the report, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaiei, from the Romanian Parliament and Director of European Parliamentary Committee in the European Council on Tourism and Trade expressed the views of all present at the gathering when he declared that the REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is the deserving candidate, with a perfect record of promoting eco-friendly tourism, ecological and socially oriented tourism, and that only a unanimous vote in favor of the REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE, could express the unwavering European tourism and economic communities’ support for such a world model.

 


Mr. Victor Deleanu, ECTT rapporteur also presented a report titled “ZIMBABWE: A HOT SPOT OF ADVENTURE TOURISM” which praised the country for its safety record, infrastructure and hospitality industry’s achievements that make Zimbabwe an attractive destination in Africa.

 


Mr. Mihai Prundianu, Chairman of the Trade Mission of the ECTT, also highlighted the importance of the moment as the continent celebrated 50 years of African Unity, it is appropriate for Europe to express its commitment to, and appreciation for, Africa by crowning ZIMBABWE THE FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION AND WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014.

 


At the end of the debate, European Council on Tourism and Trade decided, unanimously, to award WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014 TITLE TO REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE and to declare REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE THE FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION in 2014.

 


The meeting was also presented with the Official Invitation, from the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality of the REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE, for a delegation of high ranking officials of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, to present the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD in Harare, in person, to His Excellency President of REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE, the most outstanding personality in Africa today.

 

 


Awarding the highest world tourism prize of the European Council on Tourism and Trade; accepting the invitation for a working visit of high ranking members of European Council on Tourism and Trade to the REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE, are all momentous occasions and evidence of the admiration that all tourism experts have for the potential and future of tourism in REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE, concluded Professor Anton Caragea, President of the European Council on Tourism and Trade at the end of the meeting.

 



OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE (ECTT)

AGRIGOROAEI IONEL-LEADER OF ROMANIA-KAZAKHSTAN PARLIAMENTARY GROUP IS SELECTED AS BEST ROMANIAN PARLAMENTARIAN

Posted by kazakhstan-elections on December 27, 2013 at 1:20 PM

 

The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation published a paper on the parliamentary activity, focused on Romanian Senate.

 

The main elements taken under consideration where: the efficiency of international representation of the country, the support offered to boost Romania’s image in the world, promotion of parliamentary diplomacy as an intricate part of Romania’s diplomacy, perfecting the role of Parliament in strengthening the diplomatic relations of the country, promoting economic, politic and cultural interests of our country and starting new dimensions in parliamentary and diplomatic cooperation with all the nations of the world.


The Romanian parliamentary session concluded as of 17 December 2013 opening the time for analyses regarding parliamentary activity during 2013 legislature.


On this occasion the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation published a paper on the parliamentary activity, focused on Romanian Senate works in this span of time.


The main elements taken under consideration where: the efficiency of international representation of the country, the support offered to boost Romania’s image in the world, promotion of parliamentary diplomacy as an intricate part of Romania’s diplomacy, perfecting the role of Parliament in strengthening the diplomatic relations of the country, promoting economic, politic and cultural interests of our country and starting new dimensions in parliamentary and diplomatic cooperation with all the nations of the world.



Senators Florin Constantinescu and Ionel Agrigoroaei holding high level talks with Korean delegation


Taken under consideration all this elements, on the fore of the senatorial activities during this year where inscribed senators Agrigoroaei Ionel and Constantinescu Florin.


Both senators succeeded in scoring points by promoting Romania’s image in Far East, in the context of the fact that today the cooperation with Far East is the best economic opportunity for Romanian economy.


In the framework of the visits from Peoples Republic of China and the economic forum under the aegis of Romanian Parliament, the two parliamentarians press to open an enlarged dialogue including Korean Peninsula in the framework of cooperation.


Upholding this idea the two senators managed a powerful diplomatic and economic initiative by hosting a high level D.P.R. Korea delegation and sustaining an impressive dialogue destined to re-bond the connection with a valuable economic partner that was totalizing more than a billion dollars in bilateral exchange with Romania prior to 1989.



Senator Florin Constantinescu-Co-Chair of Romania-Kazakhstan International Conference


Another success was the visit of the two senators in Republic of Moldavia, where by a vigorous dialogue in Chisinau they succeed to offer an impulse to the pro-democracy and pro-Western forces in the country, avoiding the risk of a Ukrainian scenario for the eastern-Prut state.


As such the Romanian parliamentary visit proved instrumental in eluding a negative scenario for the region and European Union as a hall.


The Senator Florin Constantinescu has imposed himself to the public also by Co-Chairing the Romania-Kazakhstan International conference in April 2013 under the banner of Romanian parliament.


Other important actions where: hosting the Kazakhstan parliamentary delegation in April 2013 a move the open the door to re-confirm the strategic partnership with Kazakhstan and pave the way for the June 2013 visit of Prime Minister Victor Ponta to Kazakhstan. This visit was adorned with over 1 billion euro bilateral contracts that will transform Romania in the main connecting corridor between Central Asia and Europe.



Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei opens the International oriental Art Exhibition-EXOTIQUE


Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, the most active senator in 2013, had score high for his decisive role in opening the Romanian dialogue with Indochina area, by opening Romania-Laos Business Council, in September 2013, by inaugurating International Art Exhibition-EXOTIQUE, a huge cultural manifestation that encompass cultural objects and art from 10 countries across the eastern area, creating a true cultural bridge between Romania and Asia.


Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was also involved in the works of Romania-Kazakhstan International Conference from April 2013 and taken the initiative to create parliamentary friendship and cooperation groups with United Arab Emirates and Lao PDR and also taken upon him a major role in inaugurating the Romanian Exhibition in support of Dubai candidature for World Expo 2020.



Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei inaugurates the Romanian exhibition in support of Dubai-World Expo 2020


Supplementary in the activities destined to promote Romanian image abroad made by Ionel Agrigoroaei we can highlight the visit in May 2013 in Lao PDR, participation to joint committee Romania-Kazakhstan and attending more than 47 diplomatic activities during this year etc.


The two senators also scored impressive in the internal activity.


Senator Florin Constantinescu managed to obtain 34 parliamentary speeches, 133 open questions, 8 legislative proposals and 22 governmental questioning.


The same is valid for senator Ionel Agrigoroaei that scored 57 governmental questioning, 3 political statements, 7 law initiative’s, 27 parliamentary speeches and over 100 political declarations bring everything to a staggering total of more than 194 high profiles statements during parliamentary works, figures that are bestowing to him a major role in the internal activity of the Romanian Senate.


We also like to remember that senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was commended for his parliamentary activity being declared at the end of 2012/2013 legislature as the best parliamentarian for his sustained activity in promoting Romania and Romanian parliament image as a crucial factor in the foreign policy of our country.


Organizing such sustained activities Romanian Senate has proven that, in spite of negative press campaigns, the role of elected parliamentary institutions remains fundamental in the efforts to internationally represent Romanian national interests.

BEST WINE FROM ROMANIA IN 2014 IS FROM CASA PANCIU-HOUSE OF PANCIU

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In order to stimulate the Romanian wine promotion and to foster new international recognition`s for Romanian wine producers, the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania is hosting an annual competition among the top wine brands in the country, choosing in the final selection the Romanian top quality wine: The Diplomatic Wine.


The Romanian wine is widely considered among the main constituents of Romanian image abroad.


Taking in consideration his quality and world fame, the Romanian wine is part of the fore-front of country economic boom as part of the international recognition, country brand and a main export product.


In order to stimulate the Romanian wine promotion and to foster new international recognition`s for Romanian wine producers, the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania is hosting an annual competition among the top wine brands in the country, choosing in the final selection the Romanian top quality wine: The Diplomatic Wine.



The BEST ROMANIAN WINE FOR 2014-SAGIO from Casa Panciu (House of Panciu)


On 18 December 2013 the diplomat’s commission announced his final decision: for 2014 this distinguish honour, as Romania’s top wine was entrusted to House of Panciu ( Casa Panciu).


The House of Panciu has presented to the contest a large area of wines among them the famous: Sauvignon Blanc, White Girly (Feteasca Alba), Black Girly (Feteasca Neagra),Muscat Ottonel, Back Lady (Babeasca Neagra) or wines from Sagio line, maturated for at least 12 months in barrel’s of different origins (French, Romanian, American) that are offering to the wine specials aroma’s as: chocolate, coffee, vanilla etc.



The BEST ROMANIAN SPARKLING WINE: MUSCAT OTTONEL from HOUSE OF PANCIU (Casa Panciu)


The wines from House of Panciu stirred the imagination of the diplomatic taster committee, encompassing diplomats from Asia, Africa and Europe-the main trading area for Romanian wines).


The best wine was considered to be the Cabernet Sauvignon and Black Girly (Feteasca Neagra) and as the best sparkling wine was voted the Muscat Ottonel brand.


The House of Panciu managed to conquer the assistance not solely by the variety of the wine products presented but also by the special characteristics of the sparkling wines offered for tasting.



HOUSE OF PANCIU LOGO


Keeping in mind the aroma, strengths, color, profundity and taste particularities of the analysed wines the House of Panciu had managed to prove eloquently that the Romanian Wine and specially the Vrancea region has not said his last word for the connoisseurs and still has a role to play on the wine market.



Diplomatic corp accredited to Romania tastes the DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2014 from CASA PANCIU


The Diplomats Wine, title awarded to the best Romanian wine, is bringing not only international and internal recognition to the producers but will be also offered as an intricate part of country brand and image and as a protocol element in all international and diplomatic activities.


Foreign dignitaries in visit to the country will have an opportunity to enjoy the magic of Romanian wine, by House of Panciu as a proof of the high quality of Romanian wine also Romanian diplomatic delegations will bring the products of House of Panciu as a testimony of Romanian wine across the globe, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.



Tifesti-Vrancea-Panciu: the house of BEST ROMANIANS WINE FOR 2014


This is a formidable achievement, based on the efforts of the team of wine makers specialists form House of Panciu, a team that succeeded in reaffirming the potential of Vrancea wine makers in Romanian and abroad.


The House of Panciu is currently producing more than 20 brands of sparkling and still wine at high quality standards, benefiting by the special natural environment of Tifesti area, an area with steady and constant solar exposure, with good quality soil, without using pesticide or artificial fertilizers.


The House of Panciu is the heart and soul of the wines produced from a 120 hectares vineyard in Tifesti county, Panciu vineyards and cultivated with French types of grapes as: Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also the most famous and loved Romanian type of grapes such as: White Girly, Royal, Sarba, Black girly and Black Lady.



 

Starting from 2009, this hard labor in the vineyard is having his fruits in the market presence of the House of Panciu products, special wines with low quantities of preservatives.


The wines obtained at the foothills of Vrancea are having a playful and active character resulted from the fermented history of the land of Vrancea.


Supplementary the House of Panciu is enjoying the long standing international recognition of the products of Panciu area, a wine region of solid and well established brand in the world and on all wine markets across the continents.

CEL MAI BUN VIN DIN ROMANIA IN 2014 PROVINE DE LA CASA PANCIU

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Pentru a sprijinii promovarea vinului romanesc si pentru a oferi noi posibilitati de recunoastere internationala pentru producatorii romani, Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica organizeaza anual o competitie a celor mai bune vinuri din tara noastra, alegand la final cel mai bun vin: Vinul Diplomatilor.


Vinul romanesc este considerat unul din elementele principale de identitate ale Romaniei in lume.


Prin calitate si renume, vinul din Romania ocupa unul din locurile fruntase in economie, ca produs de export si de recunoastere nationala.


Pentru a sprijinii promovarea vinului romanesc si pentru a oferi noi posibilitati de recunoastere internationala pentru producatorii romani, Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica organizeaza anual o competitie a celor mai bune vinuri din tara noastra, alegand la final cel mai bun vin: Vinul Diplomatilor.


Cel mai bun vin romanesc al anului 2014: Casa Panciu-colectia SAGIO


In data de 18 decembrie 2013 comisia diplomatilor si-a anuntat decizia : pentru anul 2014 aceasta onoare deosebita, de a fi considerat cel mai bun vin al Romaniei, a revenit vinurilor produse de Casa Panciu.


Casa Panciu a introdus in concurs o larga gama de vinuri, printre care amintim excelentele: Sauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Neagra, Feteasca Regala, Muscat Ottonel, Babeasca Neagra sau vinuri din gama Sagio, maturate cel putin 12 luni in barrique-uri de diverse origini (frantuzesc, american sau romanesc), si imbogatit cu arome complexe, de cafea, ciocolata sau vanilie etc.



Cel mai bun vin spumant al anului 2014: CASA PANCIU-MUSCAT OTTONEL


Vinurile de la Casa Panciu au starnit entuazismul comisiei de diplomati, reprezentand trei continente ( cate trei diplomati din Asia, Africa si Europa, ce provin din principalele piete de desfacere a produselor vini-viticole romanesti).


Cel mai bun vin fiind considerat cupajul de Cabernet Sauvignon si Feteasca Neagra, iar la capitolul cel mai bun vin spumant, sufragiile s-au indreptat spre Muscat Ottonel.


Casa Panciu a reusit sa cucereasca asistenta nu doar prin varietatea sortimentelor de vin prezentate, dar si prin caracteristicile deosebite ale vinurilor spumante prezentate.


Prin aroma, tarie, culoare, calitati organo-leptice si profunzimea vinurilor, oferite pentru degustare, Casa Panciu a reusit sa demonstreze diplomatilor ca vinul romanesc, din regiunea Vrancea, nu si-a scris ultima pagina si nici nu si-a spus ultimul cuvant.


Degustand vinul de la casa PanciuCorpul diplomatic acreditat in Romania degusta VINUL DIPLOMATILOR pentru 2014 de la CASA PANCIU

 


Vinul diplomatilor, titlul corespunzator celui mai bun vin romanesc al anului, aduce nu doar recunoastere interna si internationala producatorilor, dar va fi si oferit ca element de protocol si de recunoastere a imaginii Romaniei, in toate delegatiile internationale din anul 2014.


Delegatiile straine ce vor sosi in tara noastra vor putea sa guste magia vinului romanesc, prin produsele Casa Panciu, iar in toate delegatiile internationale noi vom aduce produse de la Casa Panciu, ca semn al inaltei calitati a vinului romanesc pe toate meridianele globului, a declarat Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea, Directorul Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica.


Totodata nu pot decat sa il felicit pe dl. Daniel Guzu, Directorul de la Casa Panciu, pentru inalta calitate a produselor sale, produse care au cucerit atentia diplomatilor straini, produse care au reusit sa se impuna ca fiind vinul anului 2014, vinul diplomatilor, si care vor reprezenta imaginea vinului din Romania timp de un an.


Este aceasta o remarcabila realizare, bazata pe eforturile echipei de profesionisti in vinificatie de la Casa Panciu, care au reusit sa readuca zona Vrancea in topul producatorilor de vin din tara noastra.


Tifesti-Vrancea-Panciu: locul de origine al celor mai bune vinuri romanesti


Casa Panciu produce peste 20 de sortimente de vinuri linistite si spumante, de o calitate deosebita, beneficiind de cadrul natural deosebit al ariei Tifesti, zona cu o indelungata expunere solara, cu un pamant de cea mai buna calitate, ne-epuizat de agricultura intensiva, fara chimicale si fara tratamente agresive.


Casa Panciu este inima si sufletul vinurilor provenite din cele peste 120 de hectare situate la Tifesti, in podgoria Panciu, cultivate cu soiuri frantuzesti precum Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel si Cabernet Sauvignon, dar mai ales cu cele mai renumite si iubite soiuri romanesti de Feteasca Alba sau Regala, Sarba, Babeasca Neagra si Feteasca Neagra.


CASA PANCIU


Din 2009, munca grea si dedicata din podgorie se fructifica prin prezenta pe piata a vinurilor Casa Panciu, vinuri cu un continut minim de sulfiti.


Vinurile obtinute la poalele muntilor Vrancei au un caracter vioi si neastamparat, precum acest pamant framantat, aflat la imbinarea placilor tectonice.


In plus Casa Panciu beneficiaza de indelungata recunoastere internationala de care se bucura produsele zonei Panciu, zona cu renume solid, bine stabilit pe pietele de gen din intreaga lume.

AGRIGOROAEI IONEL-LIDERUL GRUPULUI ROMANIA-KAZAKHSTAN ESTE NOMINALIZAT DREPT CEL MAI INFLUENT SENATOR ROMAN

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Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica a realizat o analiza a activitatii parlamentare, desfasurate in Senatul Romaniei.

 

Principalele elemente, luate in calcul, au fost : eficienta activitatii de reprezentare internationala, sustinerea oferita imaginii Romaniei in lume, eforturile depuse in vederea promovarii diplomatiei parlamentare, ca parte integranta a diplomatiei romanesti si perfectionarea rolul Parlamentului in strangerea relatiilor internationale, in promovarea intereselor economice, politice si culturale ale tarii noastre si inaugurarea de noi dimensiuni in cooperarea parlamentara si diplomatica cu alte state ale lumii etc.


Din data de 17 decembrie 2013, lucrarile Parlamentului Romaniei pentru sesiunea parlamentara 2013 au luat sfarsit si anunta un nou al analizelor si clasamentelor privind activitatea parlamentarilor romani in aceasta legislatura.



Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei reuseste din nou sa conduca in topul activitatii parlamentare


Cu aceasta ocazie, Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica a realizat o analiza a activitatii parlamentare, desfasurate in Senatul Romaniei, in acesta perioada.


Principalele elemente, luate in calcul, au fost : eficienta activitatii de reprezentare internationala, sustinerea oferita imaginii Romaniei in lume, eforturile depuse in vederea promovarii diplomatiei parlamentare, ca parte integranta a diplomatiei romanesti si perfectionarea rolul Parlamentului in strangerea relatiilor internationale, in promovarea intereselor economice, politice si culturale ale tarii noastre si inaugurarea de noi dimensiuni in cooperarea parlamentara si diplomatica cu alte state ale lumii etc.



Senatorii Florin Constantinescu si Ionel Agrigoroaei in discutii cu delegatia coreeana


Luand in considerare toate aceste elemente, in prim planul activitatii senatorilor din acest an sau inscris senatorii : Agrigoroaei Ionel si Constantinescu Florin.


Ambii senatori au reusit sa obtina puncte importante prin promovarea imaginii Romaniei in contextul relatiilor cu Extremul Orient, cea mai mare oportunitate pentru economia Romaniei in urmatoarea perioada.


In contextul vizitei delegatiilor din Republica Populara Chineza si al Forumului Economic bilateral, desfasurat sub egida Parlamentului Romaniei, cei doi parlamentari au avut initiativa largirii dialogului prin integrarea Peninsulei Coreene in acest proces.


Astfel, cei doi senatori au reusit o extraordinara lovitura de imagine diplomatica si economica, organizand vizita unei delegatii din R.P.D. Coreea, cu care au sustinut un dialog important, menit sa refaca legatura cu un partener economic de prima mana, cu schimburi bilaterale in valoare de peste un miliard de dolari, inainte de 1989.


O alta reusita a fost vizita celor doi senatori in Republica Moldova, unde prin dialogul sustinut, avut la Chisinau, au reusit sa impulsioneze fortele pro-democratice si pro-occidentale din Republica Moldova, reusind astfel sa evite riscul unui scenariu ucrainian pentru statul de dincolo de Prut.


Rolul delegatiei parlamentare a Romaniei a fost instrumental in evitarea unui astfel de scenariu negativ pentru zona noastra si pentru Uniunea Europeana.


La randul sau, senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei, cel mai activ senator al anului 2013, a punctat pentru rolul sau decisiv in deschiderea dialogului cu zona Peninsulei Indochina, in deschiderea Consilului de Afaceri Romania –Laos, in luna septembrie 2013 si in inaugurarea Expozitiei Internationale de Arta-EXOTIQUE. Aceasta manifestare a reunit la Bucuresti obiecte de arta si manifestari culturale din peste zece state din Extremul Orient, realizand o adevarata punte de cultura intre Romania si zona Asiei.


Totodata senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a mai participat si la lucrarile Conferintei Kazahstan-Romania din aprilie 2013, de la Palatul Parlamentului, a luat initiativa constiturii de grupuri de prietenie si cooperare parlamentara cu Republica Populara Democratica a Laosului si Emiratele Arabe Unite si a avut un rol deosebit in inaugurarea Expozitiei de sustinere a candidaturii orasului Dubai la Expozitia Mondiala din 2020.



 

Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei si Primul Ministru al Laosului PDR


In plus, in cadrul activitatii de reprezentare internationala a Romaniei mai putem enumera : vizita senatorului Ionel Agrigoroaei in Laos, in mai 2013, in cadrul unei delegatii europene, participarea la lucrarile comisiei mixte Romania-Kazahstan si participarea la peste 47 de evenimente diplomatice, desfasurate in Romania in ultimul an.


Nici activitatea interna, in cadrul dezbaterilor parlamentare, a senatorilor nu a fost trecuta cu vederea iar senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a iesit in evidenta cu : peste 57 de intrebari, 3 declaratii politice, 7 initiative legislative, 27 de interpelari si 100 de luari de cuvant in plen, ajungandu-se la un remarcabil total de 194 de interventii, interpelari si luari de pozitie in cadrul lucrarilor Parlamentului Romaniei, ceea ce ii confera un loc fruntas si in cadrul activitatii interne a Senatului.


Reamintim ca, senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a mai fost evidentiat pentru activitatea sa sustinuta in Parlamentul Romaniei, fiind declarat la finalul sesiunii parlamentare 2012/2013 cel mai bun parlamentar, pentru rolul sau in promovarea imaginii Romaniei si a Parlamentului ca factor determinat al activitatilor de politica externa ale tarii noastre.



Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei inaugureaza Expozitia de Arta Orientala-EXOTIQUE


Prin astfel de activitati sustinute, Senatul Romaniei a demonstrat ca, in ciuda unor campanii de presa negative, rolul institutiilor parlamentare ramane fundamental in efortul de reprezentare internationala a Romaniei.

Intregul top al parlamentarilor romani poate fi citit aici la CENTRUL DIPLOMATIC


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