First Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Legacy
The history of independent Kazakhstan is directly associated with Nursultan Nazarbayev. In the past 30 years, he has led the country on the path to becoming a prosperous republic and a leading Central Asia economy, a full-fledged actor in global affairs.
According to Deputy Director of Kazakhstan Institute For Strategic Studies, Sanat Kushkumbayev, the historical role of the First President of Kazakhstan is unparalleled. Under his leadership, Kazakhstan was established as an independent state and grew to become a modern country. The country’s economic success, political achievements and recognition of its international efforts are direct merits of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s work. In the face of global challenges, Kazakhstan has withstood all the hardships. There were two major crises that the former President has successfully prevailed, and under his leadership, Kazakhstan has reached the heights which are eminent in Central Asia.
“Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the policies that he conducted would be preserved and continued. Moreover, the First President retains the key powers related to Kazakhstan’s development regarding both domestic and foreign policies. He will remain the lifelong chairman of the country’s Security Council, which is the key body responsible for political coordination in Kazakhstan. Nursultan Nazarbayev sent a clear message to his fellow countrymen and to the world, the political line will be preserved and that he will remain the guarantor of the political continuity and that he will support the next president and the acting president in implementation of the current initiatives,” said Yerzhan Saltybayev, Director of Institute Of World Economics And Politics.f independent Kazakhstan is directly associated with Nursultan Nazarbayev. In the past 30 years, he has led the country on the path to becoming a prosperous republic and a leading Central Asia economy, a full-fledged actor in global affairs.