National identity and unity start from the love to one’s homeland and his own people, Ismail Kesici, member of the Kazakh diaspora in the UK believes. According to him, these feelings create conditions for the formation of the integrity of a civil society. Ismail Kesici visited Astana to take part in the 5th world kurultai of Kazakhs on behalf of the Kazakhs living in the UK. The event became a platform for the exchange of information and ideas.

ISMAIL KESICI, MEMBER OF KAZAKH DIASPORA IN UK:

- We need to tell about both the good and the bad. This has become possible in Kazakhstan. It’s good that our president supports us

Beksultan Abdizhalil also took part in the international forum of Kazakh youth held as part of the 5th World Kurultai of Kazakhs. The young man studies in the UK as part of Bolashak program. He also agrees that national identity begins with patriotism and young people should always remember this.

BEKSULTAN ABDIZHALIL, HOLDER OF BOLASHAK SCHOLARSHIP:

- Even though we have been here for a couple of years, we feel the connection with our motherland, with Kazakhstan. I believe that our generation should preserve the national identity for further generations.

According to representatives of the Kazakh diaspora in the UK, ‘100 concrete steps’ program is not only designed to face global challenges, but also the Plan of the Nation to enter 30 developed countries. So, Kazakhs living abroad are always ready for mutual cooperation.

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