Addressing the people of the city, the Head of State stressed the historical and socio-economic importance of creating a new Turkestan region and transferring the regional centre to the city of Turkestan.
- Turkestan is important for our people. It is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. In 2000, we celebrated its 1500th anniversary at the UNESCO level, the President of Kazakhstan emphasized.
Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about Turkestan’s role in the process of spreading Islam in Central Asia.
The Kazakh leader has also noted that great personalities and worthy sons of the Kazakh nation were laid to rest in the sacred land of Turkestan.
- At fateful times of our history, important decisions were made here regarding the future of the whole nation. Many famous representatives of our people rest in Turkestan. In general, the city’s history is the history of all Kazakhs, the President of Kazakhstan said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev has also emphasized the special place of Turkestan in the life of all Turkic nations.
The Head of State has expressed confidence that the city will soon be significantly transformed by implementing the measures taken and will reach new heights in its prosperity.
In conclusion, the President of Kazakhstan wished all residents success in building Turkestan.