Roza Otunbayeva: President Nazarbayev is a leader in the development of new technologies

June 8, 2013, 06:00

Former President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbayeva took part in a panel discussion on "Investing in the green economy: Mobilizing partnerships" at the Sixth Astana Economic Forum.


"We should invest in education - it's necessary - if we are talking about investing in the green economy and building a green civilization. Unfortunately, banks do not want to invest in education for the green economy. The development of competence in green civilization is one of our main problems," Otunbayeva said in her speech.


"Together with that, I want to note the fact that private businesses and international financial institutions should work in the first place, and it goes without saying, on safe technologies. Our countries - the countries of Central Asia - are full of investors in the mining sector, but no one guarantees us of the safety of the technologies they use. The people of our countries do not believe that such technologies will come to them. Chinese investors especially do not inspire trust," said Otunbayeva.


"The role of leaders in developing new technologies is very important. Among such leaders is President of the Republic of Kazakhstan NursultsanNazarbayev, who has put forward the platform "Green Bridge" for the exchange of green technologies between West and East," Otunbayeva added.