7 March 2012
Today at Akorda President Nursultan Nazarbayev Holds a Meeting with Women Representatives of ‘’Koktem Shuagy” (The Light of Spring) Society

The meeting coincided with the 8th of March, International Women’s Day. The Presidetn has congratulated all women of Kazakhstan on the forthcoming 8th of March.

The head of state stressed that this holiday has been celebrated over 100 years in 80 countries of the world.

“This holiday comes with the first rays of spring after a long winer. But it keeps being tender and beautyful as you are the flowers of our life. We spoke about new tasks of our development at the Women Congress last year. To date, women are actively involved in the state construction. In all of our achievements there is a significant contribution and dedication of our women”, the President said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized that to date, the share of women in healthcare and education is 90%; 40% of loans are issued to women's business. There are three women ministers in the Government; Majilis has 22% of women. It is a big share, even by the EU standards.

“We pay much attention to you. My practice shows, when a woman is in a leading position, there is more order, discipline, reliability and commitment as a rule,” Nursultan Nazarabyev stressed.

Two of the guests Gulmira Nyshanbaeva and Zhanna Rakhmanova are mothers of seven children. The President awarded them with "Altyn Alka" pendants.

The President thanked all women of Kazakhstan for their work and wished them peace, love, accord and prosperity.

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