Kazakh leader urges nation to “rebuff provocations” over economic hardship

 20 Jan 2016 - 17:31

Kazakh leader urges nation to “rebuff provocations” over economic hardship

 

ALMATY: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev urged the Central Asian nation on Wednesday to consolidate and avoid seeking culprits for economic hardship caused by the crash in oil prices.

“Our people, as always, need to unite and rebuff, by means of lawmaking if needed, any potential provocations at this hard time. And (also rebuff) those who try to politicise and seek culprits for the situation worsening,” Nazarbayev’s office quoted him as saying in a statement.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Jack Stubbs)

Reuters