President Prioritizes Country’s Wellbeing, Officials Say

ASTANA—President Kassym–Jomart Tokayev pays close attention to economic growth, improving the quality of citizens’ lives, and integrated regional development, as confirmed in his address at the National Kurultai in Atyrau, State Counselor Erlan Karin wrote on March 16 in his Telegram channel.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev hosts Iftar for National Curultai participants. Photo credit: Akorda

Karin said Kazakhstan’s positioning in the global competitiveness race lies in the effective use of its competitive advantages and the constant search for new points of growth.

Senate Chairman Maulen Ashimbayev underscored the values Tokayev identified, stressing their importance in fostering unity and integration. He noted that essential values shaping the identity of the Kazakh nation such as patriotism, unity, hard work and law and order outlined by the President are paramount for the country’s progress. 

Writer, playwright, and philosopher Didar Amantay echoed the significance of the President’s initiatives, particularly the call to tighten responsibility for illegal archaeological excavations and to reclaim historical artifacts from foreign museums. Amantay stressed the need to preserve the country’s rich cultural heritage, including its rock art monuments, since Kazakhstan was called the country of petroglyphs.

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