ATHENS – Greek government and Athens city officials joined more than 300 guests at Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens on Dec. 15 to celebrate the Kazakh Day of the First President and Independence Day.
Attendees, which included members of the Greek Parliament, the diplomatic corps, media representatives, academic and business leaders, enjoyed a classical and traditional folk music concert and a photography exhibition related to EXPO 2017. The performances under the heading, “Kazakhstan: A Land of Eternal Melody,” included dancing group Ushar, instrumentalists Akerke Tazhibayeva (kobyz) and Nurzhan Tazhiken (dombra), as well as singers Kumis Bazarbayeva and Sanat Asan.
The EXPO 2017 photography exhibit featured depictions of futuristic buildings and the grand pavilion that is planned for the expo in less than three years. In their remarks at the event, Greek parliamentarians and government officials emphasised the importance of Kazakhstan’s initiative to hold an exhibition dedicated to Future Energy in light of global efforts to preserve the planet for future generations.
Kazakh Ambassador to Greece Sergey Nurtayev and other officials also briefed attendees on Kazakh initiatives, such as G-Global, The ATOM Project, the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, the World Anti-Crisis Conference and the Astana Economic Forum. They also presented Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s recent state-of-the-nation address in Greek, a biography of the president and videos about Kazakhstan.