July 5, 2017

Participation in the solemn reception dedicated to the Day of the capital

Congress Center of the Exhibition Complex “Astana Expo-2017”


The event was attended by deputies of the Parliament, members of the Government, representatives of state bodies, the diplomatic corps, intellectuals, business and cultural circles.

Speaking to the audience, the Head of the  State congratulated everyone on the Capital Day and noted the high dynamics of development of the country’s main city for the last 19 years.

– Astana is beautiful. Last night I drove around the city and saw a lot of people walking in the streets, despite the late time of the day. This speaks volumes. The people are calm and feel safe. Even the ancients said that “the city is not a wall, but people,” said the President of Kazakhstan.

Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized that today’s energetic rhythm of Astana sets the pace for the renewal of the entire country.

– We consistently carry out large-scale modernization in the economy, politics and culture. The result of this work is aimed at the development of our state. And at the beginning of this growth will always be Astana. Here we solve various issues, including the establishment of peace in various parts of the world. Our policy of peace, good-neighborliness, the policy of attracting investments is aimed at creating favorable living conditions for every Kazakhstani, “the Head of State said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev also talked about the importance of holding the international exhibition “EXPO-2017” and its role in the further development of the city and the country as a whole.

– Thanks to the exhibition “EXPO-2017” Kazakhstan is now in the focus of international attention. The guests of the capital admire the city. We are the only state that built a new metropolis at the turn of the century. Astana today is a trillion tenge of budget revenues a year. At the same time, 65 percent of all revenues come from small and medium-sized business.  We witnessed the formation of our capital, “the Head of State said.

At the end of the speech, Nursultan Nazarbayev once again congratulated the people of Kazakhstan on the Day of the Capital, wishing them happiness, prosperity and new achievements, and thanked all the participants in the construction of Astana.

Sightseeing in Astana


July 5, 2017

During the working visit, the head of state visited the restored monument “Baiterek”, which is a symbol of the capital.

During the overhaul, the interior of the structure was transformed. In particular, new energy-saving double-glazed windows of the dome and trunk of the monument are installed, allowing to reduce costs and heat losses. The hall of the monument was decorated with a huge LED screen.

Further, the President of Kazakhstan got acquainted with the expositions presented at the annual international cultural festival ASTANA ART FEST, held in the open air on the boulevard Nurzhol.

More than 60 authors from Kazakhstan, Russia, France, Ukraine, Spain, USA, Germany, Armenia, Japan, Uzbekistan will demonstrate their creations at the festival.

Nursultan Nazarbayev also made a walk through the pedestrian zone “Arbat”, located next to the monument to the khan Kenesary. On the “Arbat” to the head of state were presented exclusive works of Kazakh artisans from leather, felt, clay and wood, music tunes of street music were heard.

Here, akim of the metropolitan area “Saryarka” acquainted the President of Kazakhstan with the plan for further development of the region’s infrastructure.

The head of state talked with residents and guests of the capital, and also congratulated everyone on the coming Day of the capital, wishing health and prosperity.

In conclusion, a light and sound laser show on the embankment of the Yesil River was presented to the Kazakh President.

July 4th, 2017

Interview to the TV channel “Russia 24”


During the conversation, the Head of State answered questions about the history of the construction of Astana and spoke about the development of the green zone around the capital of Kazakhstan.

Also, Nursultan Nazarbayev told the correspondent of the Russian TV channel the goals of the country’s peacekeeping mission, and also reported on the results of Kazakhstan’s activities in the settlement of conflicts in the world.

In addition, the President of Kazakhstan spoke about the process of modernization of the country’s economy and the results of implementing the program of industrial and infrastructure development.