The era of independence: Kazakhstan’s model of national unity
The Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan is a unique model of social harmony and national unity. According to "The Era of Independence" by Nursultan Nazarbayev, the APK’s experience is adopted in many countries as the most effective tool for maintaining stability.
“Kazakhstan’s model of national consensus, created thanks to our open, consistent actions and supported by the people, has worked and developed. At the beginning of the new century, the Kazakh model of interethnic and interfaith harmony was recognized as an effective Kazakh know-how that can be attractive and useful for many countries. Kazakhstan is an example of stability and development for other states of the world. These assessments have been heard repeatedly. Key international organizations like the UN, the OSCE and the Council of Europe recognized the value of the Kazakh model and highly appreciated its effectiveness. "
ANATOLY BASHMAKOV, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY, EURASIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY:
- The president tells about subtle matters on culture, spirituality and preservation of the national tradition. The concept of culture and spirituality is brilliantly explained. He says that this is the only binder, the only way to keep the peace inside the country and make the country strong and powerful. He claims that the culture has no borders, but it has roots which are ethnic and national.
Teachers and students from the country’s 30 universities attended the extended meeting of the APK’s republican association of departments which was dedicated to discussion of the publication. The scientific community proposed to introduce "The Era of Independence" into the Modernization of Public Consciousness program. It was presented on December 15th, on the eve of the 26th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan. Nursultan Nazarbayev tells about the main stages of the state’s formation and also shares his views on the history and future of the country.