March 13, 2019
Working Visit to United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

During the working visit, the Head of State met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The President of Kazakhstan thanked Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the warm welcome and noted that the World Special Olympics were held for the first time in the Middle East in the United Arab Emirates.

– This important sport event will allow athletes with special abilities to demonstrate to the world the strength of their spirit and the will to win. A team from Kazakhstan will take part in these competitions. The leaders of your country traditionally participate in all international events held by Kazakhstan. Therefore, to provide friendly support, I came to you to take part in the opening ceremony of the Games, ”said Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The President of Kazakhstan stressed that the past year was fruitful for strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.

“Our frequent bilateral meetings and close relations based on fraternity and trust give a qualitative impulse to comprehensive development in all directions. Last year we exchanged official visits and came to important agreements, the implementation of which is deeply satisfying, said the Head of State.

In turn, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for accepting an invitation to visit the United Arab Emirates and emphasized the role of Kazakhstan in establishing interfaith harmony and dialogue in the world.

– This year we solemnly celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of the founder of our country. For more than 25 years, you have been acquainted with Sheikh Zaid bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He greatly respected you and admired you as a world leader. Your example inspired us to declare the year 2019 – the Year of Tolerance, in which the Emirates are positioned as a multinational, intercultural and interfaith center. In this connection, a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates of Pope Francis took place in February of this year, said Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

In addition, during the meeting, the parties discussed topical issues on the international agenda, as well as aspects of interaction in the field of tourism, digitalization, space, transport, logistics and agriculture. They also discussed the issues of expanding the use of the potential of the Intergovernmental Commission and the Business Council in order to enhance mutual economic cooperation, attract investments and bring Kazakhstani goods to the UAE market.

March 13, 2019
Visit to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

The head of state visited one of the main attractions of the UAE – Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi and honored the memory of the country’s founder and first president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

During his visit, Nursultan Nazarbayev familiarized himself with the peculiarities of the architectural appearance of the building of the mosque, and also left a memorable entry in the Book of Honored Guests.


The mosque can simultaneously accommodate 50 thousand believers. At the corners of the mosque there are four minarets 107 meters high. The exterior of the main building is covered with 82 domes decorated with white marble. The area of ​​the courtyard is 17,400 square meters.