Addressing the participants of the solemn gathering, the President emphasized the great services of the state and political figure and the People’s Writer Abish Kekilbayev. For many years Abish Kekilbayev worked as editor-in-chief of the Yegemen Kazakhstan Newspaper, served as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan of the thirteenth convocation and as the State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He currently serves as Deputy of the Senate at the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Abish Kekilbayev has been awarded the Order of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Order of Otan for the significant contribution to the development of Kazakhstan.
The head of state unveiled that on the eve of the Independence Day by the presidential decree Abish Kekilbayev has been awarded the Highest State Title “Kazakhstannyn Yenbek Yeri” for his services to the country and contribution to the development of culture and literature, his active public activity. The head of state personally presented him this highest honour.
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Director of Karken, Ltd in Mendykarinsk District of Kostanay Region Sairan Balkenovich Bukanov and President of Ust-Kamenogorsk Titanium and Magnesium Plant in East Kazakhstan Region Bagdat Mukhametovich Shayakhmetov have been also awarded this highest honour for their significant contribution the economic development of the country.