Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Security Council Secretary Berik Imashev, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Darkhan Kaletaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs Marat Tazhin, Minister of Education and Science Zhanseit Tuymebaev, Minister of Industry and Trade Galym Orazbakov, Emergency Situations Minister Viktor Khrapunov, Governor Zhanibek Karibzhanov from the East Kazakhstan region having put the right hand on the Constitution solemnly swore “to devote all our energy and knowledge to the economic and spiritual development of our Motherland, the Republic of Kazakhstan; to abide by the Constitution and laws of the state; to follow the principles of law and justice, civilian and international accord in all our activities; to truly serve the people of Kazakhstan; to strengthen the statehood and authority of the country internationally”.
- I congratulate all of you on the appointment to such high positions and on the swearing-in ceremony in the face of the President and people of Kazakhstan. You are about to start fulfill your duties in the very responsible period, when we set a complicated and ambitious task on the country’s accession to the group of the 50 most competitive countries in the world. Our objectives and targets have been clarified. The time of “strong executives” and crisis managers has gone. Now we need to master new management technologies. The time of skillful and educated technocrats is coming. The forthcoming administrative reform will change the priorities in the work of political state employees. You must ensure the effective implementation of all state programs. I have known all of you for many years, I trust you and hope that you will fulfill all the tasks, which were set for you to the prosperity of our motherland and people, - the President of the country said while addressing the participants.