Chairman of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated the participants on the start of the session, stressing the ANC’s key role in maintaining peace and stability in the country.
- The global world is passing through a powerful transformation. We know better that we are already living in a completely new historical era. The economy, society, and technology have undergone a 180-degree turn. We accept these innovations; we learn a lot, we can do a lot. But in this world of variables there is one constant, core value - the unity of society and interethnic harmony, Elbasy said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev pointed up the fact that during the years of independence, Kazakhstan’s nation have disproved all destructive predictions about the future development of inter-ethnic relations in the country.
- We have set up a strong state with a dynamic economy. Together they went around all the traps of history, and thanks to a pragmatic and balanced foreign policy they earned high international prestige. The model of inter-ethnic relations in our country is balanced, effective and time-tested. It serves as an example for all, Elbasy noted.
During the session, Elbasy instructed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of all mechanisms aimed at maintaining stability in Kazakhstan’s society.
The First President of Kazakhstan pointed out the need to revitalize the work of the institute of mediation and public councils at state bodies. Elbasy called for expanding economic cooperation with foreign investors through the Association of Entrepreneurs of the Assembly, actively using the potential of the ANC deputies.
In his speech, Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated Muslims with the upcoming beginning of the blessed month of Ramazan and Christians on the holiday of Easter.
- I would like to thank our people, including all members of the ANC, for their support and understanding. Presidential elections are scheduled for June 9th. The extraordinary 19th congress of Nur Otan party put forward the candidature of Kassym-Jomart K. Tokayev. He is an experienced statesman, a real patriot of Kazakhstan, who deserves to lead the country. I urge all Kazakhstanis, members of the Assembly to take an active part in the upcoming elections and again show our unity. I wish all Kazakhstanis a clear sky over their heads, peace, goodness and well-being for each family, Elbasy said.
During the session, Yusup Keligov and Sherzod Pulatov were appointed as new vice-chairmen of the ANC.
Press Service of the First President of Kazakhstan - Elbasy