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On August 17-18, 2023, in Almaty, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) - the United Nations Agency for Migration, together with partners the Otandastar Foundation and the World Association of Kazakhs, held an international seminar-forum on interaction with the Kazakh diaspora and compatriots abroad. 

Researchers of the Institute Botagoz Rakisheva, Kalamkas Yessimova and Ainur Mazhitova took part in the seminar-forum.

Botagoz Rakisheva made a presentation “The position and main trends of representatives of the Kazakh diaspora and compatriots abroad on the example of Kazakhs in Europe, Turkey and South Korea”.

We are at a new stage in Kazakhstan’s diaporal policy. Following the Concept of the “Migration Policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2023-2027”, a “Communication Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for work with compatriots living abroad for 2024-2028” has been developed. The “Communication Strategy” was the result of a two-year work of the International Organization for Migration and the Otandastar Foundation JSC, with the direct participation of the World Association of Kazakhs. It should be noted that during the preparation, Kazakhstan and international experience was taken into account, studies were carried out, discussions were held with representatives of state bodies, the non-governmental sector, and scientists.

The purpose of the communication strategy is to establish a productive dialogue with compatriots living abroad, as well as to increase the effectiveness of interaction and their involvement in the development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In addition, the strategy is aimed at creating a positive image of Kazakhstan in the eyes of the international community and at enhancing the prestige of the country in the world.

We are grateful to the developers of the Communication Strategy and hope that the Strategy will make a significant contribution in establishing relations with compatriots abroad!