Transition to the Latin alphabet is another important stage on the way of Kazakhstan’s inclusion in the top thirty developed countries, parliamentarians say. Scientists, politicians, experts and MPs unanimously support the President’s initiative. Members of the Parliament believe that transition to the Latin script will disclose the richness of the Kazakh language and strengthen the national identity, and also will make the language more attractive for learning.

                                                    

AKHMET MURADOV, MEMBER OF MAZHILIS, LOWER HOUSE OF KAZAKH PARLIAMENT:

 - Integration into the civilized world, into the technological space - this can be done through the transition to the Latin alphabet.

 

ROMAN KIM, MEMBER OF MAZHILIS, LOWER HOUSE OF KAZAKH PARLIAMENT:

 - 70-80% of the population uses the Latin script in communication. It’s efficient, it's also convenient. So I think that there is no need to discuss if we need the Latin script or not, it is really needed. We need to introduce it sooner. It should be done gradually. It requires a lot of preparatory work.

 

Young people support the transition to the Latin script. They made an official appeal. The document says that the current generation is ready to create a modernized society, and highlights advantages of the innovation.

 

AIDYN SABITOV, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, YOUTH CONGRESS OF KAZAKHSTAN:

 - One of our prominent figures, Akhmet Baitursynov, said that we should change the alphabet, that it will facilitate the receipt of information from primary sources. We will be able to communicate on an equal basis with the youth of the whole world and in general, I think this will be a pragmatic move for the whole country. The emphasis is put on the education of the nation. So we, young people of Kazakhstan, support the transition to the Latin script and urge everyone to do so.

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