3 May 2018
Participation in the ceremony of awarding the highest military and special ranks, class ranks and state awards

Addressing the ceremony participants, Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized the importance of celebrating the Day of Fatherland Defender and Victory Day in Kazakhstan.

- Today I, as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, award the highest military and special ranks, as well as hand over the highest state awards for success in the service. Such a high honour is given to the best representatives of the Army and services that protect peace in our land, the President of Kazakhstan said.

The Head of State stressed that in the context of growing instability in the world, the state’s military-power bloc acquires special significance.

- Our army and law enforcement structures are a reliable shield for the country's security and an unshakable guarantor of its sovereignty. The state highly values ​​your courage and selfless labour for the benefit of the peaceful life and tranquillity of all Kazakhstanis, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

The President of Kazakhstan noted the role of every service member in ensuring the country’s security and educating the younger generation.

- Warriors have always considered it their duty to give their lives for their Motherland. These are not simple words. We know about their heroic accomplishments from the history of the Great Patriotic War and the legacy of our ancient ancestors. It was that way and will always be so. The country appreciates, respects the Army and law enforcement bodies, expects from you a reliable service, the Head of State said.

In conclusion, the President of Kazakhstan congratulated everyone on the Fatherland Defender Day and on the Great Victory Day.

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