China and ACSH are expanding cooperation within the launched China-Central Asia Network of the Academies of Governance and Public Administration

In Astana, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Mr. Alikhan Baimenov and Executive Vice-President of the Chinese National Academy of Governance Mr. Xie Chuntao discussed perspectives of bilateral cooperation.

The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Zhang Xiao, representatives of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, and the Chinese National Academy of Governance.

Welcoming the delegation, Mr. Alikhan Baimenov said that “at all times, diversity has been a key factor in the development of human civilization, while at the same time, dialogue and cooperation have always supported and given impetus to new development”. He noted that China, as one of the co-founders, actively participates and supports the ACSH’s initiatives.

Mr. Xie Chuntao noted that the Forum “Traditions of Civilization and Path to Modernization”, held last November in Beijing, and the creation within its framework of the China-Central Asia Network of the Academies of Governance and Public Administration became one of the first mechanisms for implementing the decisions taken at the summit by the leaders of China and Central Asian countries in Xi’an.

He emphasized that the Chinese National Academy is ready to strengthen cooperation with the ACSH and relevant institutions. As part of the cooperation, it is planned to hold an event this year. In this regard, he invited the ACSH to the Forum on governance, which will be held in China.

Mr. Baimenov also proposed several specific joint projects to fully realize the potential of the Network. Considering the ACSH’s successful experience in launching the P2P Learning Alliances of Practitioners, it was suggested to create an Alliance of Practitioners among those responsible for developing training programs in academies for the regular exchange of experience and knowledge on a “peer-to-peer” basis.

In addition, it was proposed to conduct special research and publish case studies on China’s experience, as well as to create a dedicated section in the ACSH’s journal for publishing articles by scholars from participating countries of the Network.

The Chinese side highly appreciated the dynamics of cooperation and the potential of the ACSH platform in expanding the activities of the China-Central Asia Network of the Academies of Governance both within the region and beyond. The meeting participants also expressed readiness to continue collaboration in implementing joint initiatives.

In 2023, an agreement was signed to establish the China-Central Asia Network of Academies of Governance and Public Administration, which included government institutions from six countries (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan), including the ACSH. The network’s goal is to exchange experiences and knowledge in the field of government transformation, including issues related to personnel training and retraining.


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