PRESIDENT’S WEEK 29/06

July 3, 2020

The head of state attended the opening ceremony of the monument to the First President – Elbasy N.A. Nazarbayev

Today at the National Defense University named after the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the monument to Elbasy N.A. Nazarbayev was unveiled. Kasym-Jomart Tokayev took part in the online ceremony.

In his speech, the Head of State noted that Nursultan Nazarbayev is the founder of modern Kazakhstan, which determined the strategic path of development of our independent state and rallied the people in the name of achieving a common goal.

– Peace and stability, prosperity and unity is the result of a balanced policy of Elbasy. In the history of each state there are unique personalities that left an indelible mark. The duty of the younger generation is to value and respect their merits, ”the President said.

According to the Head of State, the erection of a monument at the National University of Defense is a deeply symbolic act, since the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan were created by Decree of the First President. Elbasy always paid special attention to strengthening the country’s defense capabilities. The acquisition of modern weapons, increasing the capacity of the domestic defense industry, providing military personnel with housing, cash allowances, and high pensions — even in the most difficult times, the state successfully solved these problems.

– At the dawn of Independence, Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev personally participated in solving the most complex problems of military construction. Under his leadership, the prospects and tasks of the army, the priorities and mechanisms for ensuring national security, designed to protect the people and the country from potential military threats, were determined. During the years of his presidency, a legislative and regulatory framework for military development was developed. The structure and composition of the Armed Forces were also formed, a phased re-equipment of the army was provided, a modern infrastructure was created,”said Kasym-Jomart Tokayev.

The Supreme Commander-in-Chief emphasized that no matter how perfect the technical component, the army personnel is a decisive factor in ensuring state security. That is why in the first years of Independence, the best military personnel were focused on the organization of high-quality military education. Today, Kazakhstan has created a multi-stage training system from secondary military educational institutions to an international University.

– A famous proverb says: “The country is strong with its heroes.” Indeed, only a strong state with powerful armed forces can maintain integrity and authority. That is why we pay great attention to improving the combat readiness of our army. A special role today is played by military education and science. I am confident that the National University of Defense will continue to make a significant contribution to the training of qualified personnel, ”the Head of State said.