ASTANA – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated citizens on Republic Day, the country’s major holiday celebrated on Oct. 25 every year, reported the Akorda press service.
The President noted this is the day of the rebirth of Kazakhstan’s centuries-old statehood that dates back to the era of the Turkic Khaganates, the Golden Horde, and the Kazakh Khanate.
It is the celebration of the dream of freedom pursued for generations, Tokayev said, recalling the Declaration of State Sovereignty adopted 33 years ago, which paved the way for Kazakhstan’s independence.
The President acknowledged the collective effort, wisdom, and determination of patriots who defended national interests during that crucial period, struggling to overcome the challenges and robust discussions this declaration involved.
“Today, we are building a Just Kazakhstan, so the figures from the past must receive due recognition and respect,” he said.
Tokayev stressed the importance of historical justice and honored the contributions of the first President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who solidified the foundations of Kazakhstan as an independent state.
The President emphasized the country’s progress since gaining independence, showcasing its responsible global role as part of the United Nations (UN). He also emphasized the nation has resolved border issues due to a “constructive dialogue with neighbors.”
He highlighted Kazakhstan’s recent changes, emphasizing the importance of learning from past mistakes to ensure continuous progress.
In a short period, the country organized elections for various senior offices, demonstrating citizens’ increased political and electoral culture, whose participation in the political process has grown significantly.
Kazakhstan is moving toward fair wealth distribution, accelerated infrastructure modernization, entrepreneurship stimulation, and investment attraction for the benefit of all citizens, as was outlined in the President’s state-of-the-nation address.
As a sovereign state, Kazakhstan is committed to a balanced and constructive foreign policy aligned with national interests. It contributes to regional and global stability, Tokayev stated, expressing the country’s dedication to fostering constructive dialogue between world religions and supporting international security efforts based on the UN Charter.
“Kazakhstan will continue to pragmatically follow the principles of peace within – peace around, and unity in diversity,” the President concluded.