Today Kazakhstan celebrates landmark date and official holiday – 17th anniversary of its new capital Astana.
Astana is not just the heart of Kazakhstan, but also the center of science and innovative technologies, youth and future energy, established under the foresight of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev to make it a beacon of sustainable growth and prosperity.
Our capital has the distinction to host EXPO 2017, with the theme – The Future Energy. It will showcase to the world state-of-the-art technology in energy conservation and alternative renewable sources for the 21st century, as well as climate change mitigation in light of what the most vulnerable members of the United Nations – SIDS/PSIDS, LCD, LLDC – facing today.
It is symbolic that 6th of July is also the birthday of the Head of State.
The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan is proud to join the world leaders in congratulating President Nursultan Nazarbayev on the Anniversary of his birthday.
On this day, we honour His Excellency for outstanding stewardship of Kazakhstan, making it one of the leading politically and economically stable countries of the world, and claiming its mark on the international stage. Through courageous enlightened vision and bold progressive measures, President Nazarbayev has ensured the well-being of every citizen of our Republic, which makes him such a beloved and inspiring leader. His internationally recognized achievements have been the unprecedented closing of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, historic decision to renounce its nuclear legacy and to accede to the Nonproliferation, regular convening of the Congress of World and Traditional Religions, fostering pan-Asian security and cooperation through initiative on establishment of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), elaboration of the Strategy “Kazakhstan 2050” and its road map – Nyrly Zhol.
We also pay tribute to President Nazarbayev for holding the status of a highly esteemed statesman of modern history, who sees beyond the borders of his own country and region. Since our Independence, he has working together with other Heads of State and Government of the United Nations to build a global architecture of global peace and harmony.
Today, we wish our President vibrant health and strength to continue building the Kazakhstan that we are all so proud of.