The need of constructive collaboration has been repeatedly said by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Speaking from the rostrum of the solemn meeting in Astana to the world community on December 15, 2011, Nazarbayev said that "at the very beginning of 2009, in the midst of crisis, I took the initiative to the global financial reform. I have said that that light anti-crisis measures will not save the world from the waves of the growing crisis. The course of events has confirmed these words, no one has been able to offer the world anti-crisis plan, which would be adopted by consensus, unfortunately, the formats of the G-20, G-8 show the inefficiency - discussing of the world anti-crisis plan is not even started."
The Kazakhstani leader has declared that there is a necessity to dramatically expand the number of participants in the anti-crisis solution, and has initiated the idea of the G-Global communication platform, where the Astana Economic Forum is a working platform for. The President was sure that Kazakhstan has a mandate to address G20 countries and integrity of the world community: Kazakhstan leads the worldwide "For a Nuclear-Free World" movement and is a member of the United Nations. "We have successfully chaired in the OSCE, held the first in the 21st century the OSCE summit in Astana. This year we led the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. We have held congresses of the world religions. I listed those achievements, while initiating G-Global, because I am sure our offer will be heard," concluded Mr. Nazarbayev. Obviously, the aim of the Kazakhstani Leader's idea about formation of the G-Global is not simply increasing the number of participants in the development of anti-crisis measures, but the expansion of fundamentally different approaches to the reform of global finances. A qualitatively new approach of development will be discussed at the AEF, based on which the idea of the Eurasian (world) "development" currency would be introduced.
Other important issues of the Forum are creation of a new model of strategic planning for transition to sustainable economy, global energy-ecological strategy, food security, "green economy", alternative energy sources, and a single agricultural hub of the Customs Union countries. The opinions of respected experts and the best recommendations of regular citizens will be united by the Dialogue of Leaders - a council of top-ranked officials of economics, business, politics and media - which is an exclusive event of the V AEF. At the end of the Forum the "Open Letter to G-20 countries" will be sent to the Organizing Committees of the G-8 and G-20, the UN, the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.