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7 March 2019
Meeting with representatives of women’s public, Koktem Shuagy

Opening the meeting, the Head of State congratulated the women present and all representatives of the female half in the country on the upcoming March 8 International Holiday.

The President of Kazakhstan stressed the importance of implementing new large-scale social measures to support mothers of many children, pointing out that the amount of that assistance will consistently increase.

- In many ways, they are aimed at enhancing social support for large families with low incomes. Social payments and benefits, wages of low-paid public sector workers will grow, housing will be built. In addition, Bakytty Otbasy, Kutty Meken and Auyl - El Besigi are aimed at system support, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

The Head of State noted the special role of women in bringing up the future generation.

- It is a woman who represents the world the most important thing - she gives a miracle of a new life. On average, we have three children in one family, and about 400 thousand Kazakhstanis are born in a year. Children are the wealth and pride of not only one family, but also the valuable capital of the whole country. Therefore, our mothers, and especially those with many children, deserve deep respect and gratitude. They are performing a feat of motherhood adding to the good of the whole nation,  the President of Kazakhstan said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed that the well-being and strong foundations of a family life of Kazakhstan citizens are the basis of the state.

- In our fast-moving, full of innovations century, you successfully fulfill your potential and abilities for the good of the country. You strive to succeed in many areas and directions. Actually, women are guides of my ideas for modernization, the Head of State said.

The President of Kazakhstan spoke about women’s participation in the country’s life.

- Today, the share of women in education and health care is 70%, 60% in the financial and insurance sector, and 45% in agriculture. There are a lot of those who successfully realized themselves in business, the creative sphere and in the world of sports. It is time for us, men, think of how not to fall behind the pace of you, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

In conclusion, the Head of State noted that women of Kazakhstan epitomize a window to soul, character and mindset of the nation.

- Our duty lies in creating full facilities for you to personify your constructive origin, the President of Kazakhstan said.


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