N.Nazarbayev received credentials from ambassadors
The head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the ceremony of accepting credentials, the Akorda press-service reported. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lebanese Republic Giskar El Khoury, Ukraine Ivan Kuleba, Federal Republic of Brazil Marcia Donner Abreu, Federal Republic of Germany Tilo Klinner, Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imtiaz Ahmad Qazi presented credentials to the President of Kazakhstan. Addressing the ambassadors present, the Head of State congratulated them on the official start of the diplomatic mission and stressed that this moment is exciting and responsible for every diplomat. Nursultan Nazarbayev told about the past 20-year anniversary of Astana and noted that in a short period of time the capital of Kazakhstan became a unifying factor for the multinational people of the country and opened the way for new ideas and innovations.
- Astana became a new platform for peace and harmony, at which the most important documents of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the EXPO Exhibition and others were adopted. ., - President of Kazakhstan pointed out.
The head of state separately dwelt on the issues of holding the upcoming 6th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions and invited the delegations of the countries to take an active part.
- Recently we launched the International Financial Center "Astana", created on the basis of the best world practices. I invite your countries to participate in its work, "said Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The head of state said that in order to increase economic cooperation with neighboring countries, Kazakhstan is actively developing modern infrastructure, and stressed that the construction of 2.7 thousand km of the Kazakhstan section of the international transport corridor "Western Europe-Western China" is fully completed.
- This month in the city of Aktau at the Fifth Caspian Summit, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan signed the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, which, along with security and environmental issues, provides for the expansion of the transport network potential and further infrastructure development of the Caspian countries. The launch of the Kuryk port will ensure the transport of goods further along the Trans-Caspian direction. Thanks to this, by 2020, $ 5 billion will be added to the budget, and Kazakhstani products will be available in the markets of more than 120 countries, "the President of Kazakhstan said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized that Kazakhstan's foreign policy is based on the principles of constructive cooperation and pragmatism, especially singled out Astana's desire for further development of bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
In conclusion, Nursultan Nazarbayev once again congratulated participants of the ceremony with the beginning of the diplomatic mission in Kazakhstan and expressed confidence that their work will contribute to further strengthening of friendship and trust between the countries.