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President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has created an interdepartmental commission to return funds illegally exported by citizens of the country abroad, Nur.kz reports citing Tokayev's press service. The message appeared on the day of voting on amendments to the Constitution of the country.
“The head of state intends to exercise personal control over the activities of the commission,”— The report says.
In January, the President of Kazakhstan, after mass protests in the country, instructed to check the facts of the withdrawal of capital abroad. In February, Tokayev challenged the government to come up with a plan to return money smuggled out of Kazakhstan.
In March, Tokayev banned the export of foreign currency worth the equivalent of $10,000, as well as certain volumes of gold and bullion coins. In addition, gold bars of refined gold weighing 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 g, as well as investment coins made of Altyn Barys gold and Kumis Barys silver, issued by the National Bank of Kazakhstan, cannot be exported. Refined gold weighing more than 100g also fell under the export ban.
The government of Kazakhstan explained that the measure was taken “in order to protect the national interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan and ensure financial stability.” of the state.
On June 5, a referendum on amendments to the Constitution is being held in Kazakhstan, they were proposed after the January protests. Tokayev said that discontent arises among the population of the country because of the unfair structure of the state apparatus. 33 amendments were put to the vote, they affect a third of the text of the Constitution of Kazakhstan in total.