1 June 2007
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Receives a Group of Famous Kazakhstani Writers and Poets in the Akorda Palace.

Olzhas Suleimenov, Nurlan Orazalin, Esengali Raushanov, Aldan Smail, Rymgali Nurgali, Kadyr Myrzaliev, Aigul Kemelbayeva, Dulat Isabekov, Akim Tarazi took part in the meeting, which was held on the eve of the XIII Congress of the Writers Union of Kazakhstan.

The participants of the meeting discussed important issues of social development, state policy in the area of culture, processes in modern literature and the role of creative intelligentsia in Kazakhstan’s modernization.

The President underscored the great importance of literature labor in increasing the intellectual, cultural and spiritual heritage of Kazakhstani people and its further popularization in the world.

In order to support Kazakhstani writers, presidential and state scholarships and also State Award in the area of literature have been established, their amounts increase annually. Special conditions have been created for attracting outstanding authors to Astana.

“The State has always been supporting creative intelligentsia, and will stimulate the development of the native literature,” Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized.

In their speeches, the meeting’s attendees expressed their gratefulness to the President for the permanent attention to the sphere of culture and art, and expressed readiness to support political reforms that are being conducted in our country.

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