Kazakhstan's anthem opened the celebratory reception dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence in the center of New York’s Manhattan. The anthem was performed by a famous singer, lead singer of the Astana Opera Theater Sundet Baygozhin. 25 years ago, many people had no idea that a new country would be formed. Today they consider Kazakhstan as an example of success and sustained development. The United Nations welcomes President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s initiatives, considers Kazakhstan to be a recognized leader in the global anti-nuclear movement and peace building. Kazakhstan’s model of interethnic and inter-religious peace and harmony replenish the country’s other achievements seen by the world. The international experts included all these factors in Kazakhstan’s seven global triumphs.
AHMED FATHI, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, AMERICAN TELEVISION NEWS:
Kazakhstan has proved to be a surprise in international community. During crisis in international relations that have been really significant, Kazakhs especially at the United Nations presented an extremely positive image for the nation, a young nation.
Countries seek to cooperate with Kazakhstan. International community respects, have high regard to Kazakhstan’s advices and points of view.
TETE ANTONIO, PERMANENT OBSERVER OF AFRICAN UNION TO UN:
I followed Kazakhstan for many years already. It has very active diplomacy and gives a good example for our countries from the south can make a difference, not only in the multilateral, but also for the south cooperation. I think Kazakhstan is really should be proud, and we congratulate the government and people of Kazakhstan.
ZINA ANDRIANARIVELO-RAZAFY, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MADAGASCAR TO UN:
I’ve been there sometime for more than 10 years. And I’ve always been very keen on knowing about Kazakhstan, your culture, and I’ve known your ambassadors who work here.
KATALIN BOGYAY, HUNGARY’S PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO UN:
I’m very close and good friend of the permanent representative of Kazakhstan today at the United Nations. He is a remarkable man, a very good representative of his country and a wonderful colleague.
Many guests stressed Kazakhstan’s unique culture and art. During the years of independence, Kazakh artists, musicians, ballet dancers impressed the foreign audiences at the best world stages. Among the guests there were representatives of the Kazakh Diaspora, who are proud of their homeland and admire its achievements.
ALIK PINKHASOV, REPRESENTATIVE, NEW YORK’S BUKHARA COMMUNITY:
I was born in Kazakhstan, in the city of Turkistan, in Shymkent region. Such people as Kazakhs are very unique. They are good-natured, honest, and friendly. Many thanks to the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev for supporting us.
The celebration featured colorful and highly artistic photo exhibition from the collection of Kazakhstan’s Foundation of the First President - Leader of the Nation.
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