Addressing the present, the Head of State has noted that the New Year celebrations always gives positive energy and hope for a better future.
- The year that is now ending will be best remembered for its bright and large-scale events. The Winter Universiade and the EXPO-2017 international exhibition have been a real festival of sports and technology to Kazakhstan’s citizens and foreign guests. We have held the Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at a high level, the President of Kazakhstan said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev dwelled separately on the issues of promoting peace initiatives of our country in the UN Security Council and the prospects for Kazakhstan's forthcoming chairmanship in this international institution the following year.
- This is the privileged trust to the young state, shown by about two hundred countries of the world. Next year, the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia and many other significant events will take place in Kazakhstan, and you will see them. All these gains are the result of the efforts and hard work of each of us. It is important that every citizen feels involved in the achievemnets of Kazakhstan, the Head of State said.
In conclusion, Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated those present on the coming New Year and wished all the people of Kazakhstan health, joy and happiness.
- Let our houses be filled with light of good and warmth of well-being, the President of Kazakhstan said.