Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, Chairman of the Majilis of the Parliament Ural Mukhamedzhanov, Secretary of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kanat Saudabayev, Chief of the Executive Office of the President Aslan Musin, Deputy Chief of the Executive Office of the President Maulen Ashimbayev, Deputy Chairman of the Nur Otan People and Democratic Party Nurlan Nigmatulin, deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament, member of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan Rozakul Khalmuradov, deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament, president of Civil Alliance of Kazakhstan Aigul Solovyeva, Chairperson of the Clemency Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the Presidnet of Kazakhstan Zinaida Fedotova, People’s Writer and Kazakhstan’s Yenbek Yeri Award winning Abish Kekilbayev, Lieutenant General, Derence Ministry military inspector, Khalyk Kakharmany Award winning Bakhytzhan Yertayev, Director of the Presidential Centre of Culture Myrzatai Dzholdasbekov, deputy of the Senate of the Parliament, Chairman of the Party of Patriots of Kazakhstan Gani Kassymov, Chairman of the Ak Zhol Party Alikhan Baimenov, Chairman of the Adilet (Justice) Democartic Party of Kazakhstan Maksut Narikbayev, Chairman of the Auyl Social and Democartic Party of Kazakhstan Gani Kaliyev, Chairman of the Rukhaniyat Party Serikzhan Mambetalin, First Secretary of the Communist People Party of Kazakhstan Vladislav Kosarev, Chairman of the Council of the Entrepreneurship Congress of the Republic of Kazakhstan Raimbek Batalov, rector of the Semipalatinsk State University named after Shakarim, deputy of the East Kazakhstan Regional Maslikhat Yerlan Sydykov, Head of the Russian Socio-Cultutal Centre of the East Kazakhstan region Mikhail Panin, Executive Secretary of Zhas Otan Nurlan Uteshev participated in the sitting.
The issues on celebration of the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan's Independence as well as the nationwide initiative to hold a referendum for extending powers of the President were discussed at the sitting.
"Independence is our main value. In this regard, celebration of the anniversary is of special importance for each citizen of Kazakhstan. The years of Independence have become the times of strenehtening of statehood and accelerated modernization of all spheres of our life. Kazakhstan achieved significant results. A new state with efficient state management intstitutes has been established in a short phase of history. Political reforms have been successfully implemented. Civil society institutes are succefully developed. We developed modern market economy that proved its resilience during the global financial crisis. Last year Kazakhstan successfully chaired the OSCE and hosted an OSCE summit. This year we will be chairing the Organization of the Islamic Conference. Over the last 20 years we strengthened the country and provided the basis for further development and growth. And it is due to the Independence. That is why the country’s Independence is of great importance for us. And we should organize it at high level”, the President highlighted.