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6 May 2006
Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbaev participated in a ceremonial gathering devoted to the Fatherland Defenders Day.

Defense Minister Mukhtar Altynbaev of the Republic of Kazakhstan delivered a solemn speech. He noted the milestones of formation of the Military Forces of the country and priorities of the new National Security Strategy.    

- On the 7th of May, 1992 the Head of the State signed the decree about forming Military Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, it was a starting point for our army. At that time creation of a reliable security system was stipulated by formation of Kazakhstan as an independent state, building its political system, reformation of its economy, searching of social priorities. In this regard I would like to emphasize the role of Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Military Forces Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbaev, who has paid special attention to development and modernization of the army from the beginning point of its formation.  Conditions for forming the Military Forces, devoted to protect our Independence, territory and development of the young state, were created under his constant supervision and management taking into consideration the situation of those days, - the Minister remarked in his speech.

The Central Military orchestra, Folklore group of the Central orchestra, dance – symphonic orchestra of the Defense Ministry, and also famous performers of the Kazakh variety art participated in a festive concert at the end of the official part of the gathering.     

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