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Kazakhstan hosts First World Anti-Crisis Conference

ASTANA—AS part of the VI Astana Economic Forum held in Kazakhstan, international leaders and experts held discussions in the First World Anti-Crisis Conference last May 22 to 24 against the backdrop of the Asian slump in 1997-98, the US subprime meltdown in the late 2000s up to the Eurozone crisis. Deputy Head of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, Serik Nugerbekov, co-chairman of the “Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists” opened the conference last week with more than 12,000 delegates from 132 countries along with journalists. He said the adoption of the Astana Declaration sets out the main thrust of the World Anti-Crisis Plan with recommendations to the managerial level of G20 countries in the September 2013 forum to be held in Russia. Mr. Nugerbekov said the business roundtable yielded around 80 memoranda on further cooperation worth more than US$2.7 billion in programs. UN Deputy Secretary-General Wu Hungbo, head of Economic and Social Affairs, in his address thanked President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Kazakhstan citizens for hosting the forum. “The recovery in different countries develops slowly and uneven. The international community does not twiddle its thumbs, of course, we discuss, look for the mechanisms and ways out of the crisis on different platforms, thus the AEF and the WAC were held on time,” Mr. Wu said. President Nestor Osorio, of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, underscored energy and food security as key issues, calling for “a more inclusive system of global economic management.”
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