In an exclusive interview to the Khabar Agency, head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev answered еру questions of current interest related to the progress of the Modernization of Public Consciousness program. The President also spoke about expected results of a constitutional reform and importance of the transition of the Kazakh language to the Latin alphabet.

NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV, PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN:

- Transition to the Latin alphabet doesn’t mean rejection of the Russian language and of the Cyrillic alphabet. Switching to the Latin alphabet concerns the Kazakh language only. We will continue using Cyrillic for the Russian language.  This is a serious issue but a lot of work is under way. There are several options which I will consider soon. I will meet with the translators and scholars. We will discuss the proposals and choose one of the options.

Nursultan Nazarbayev also highlighted that EXPO 2017 has played a big role in increasing Kazakhstan’s recognition in the world. The head of state highly appreciated the work of the head of the Astana Expo 2017 national company Akhmetzhan Yesimov, for optimizing the expenses on Expo's construction and organization.

NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV, PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN:

- EXPO 2017 takes a special place. It was not an easy task to win the right to hold the expo in Kazakhstan. We believed that more than 2 million people will visit Kazakhstan during three months of the exhibition. 2.5 million people have already visited the expo in two months. There is special equipment at the expo, that has registered the overall amount of visits which is close 20 million. 

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