Congratulation of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Defender of the Fatherland Day
May 7, 2023

Dear Kazakhstanis!
I sincerely congratulate you on the Defender of the Fatherland Day!

This holiday is of particular importance not only for military personnel, but for our entire society.

The defense of the country is the sacred duty of every citizen, a vivid manifestation of true patriotism.

The constant increase in defense capability is one of the strategic tasks of the state. The Kazakh army must be ready at any moment to resolutely stand up for the defense of the Motherland. The Armed Forces act as a reliable guarantor of the sovereignty and integrity of the country, a bulwark of the people’s unity and confidence in the future.

Currently, military personnel continue the glorious traditions of heroic ancestors, guarding peace in our land. Their noble security service is an inspiration to the next generation.

I express my gratitude to all soldiers and officers for their loyalty to the oath and the impeccable performance of duty.

May the power of our valiant army be strengthened and the foundations of our state always be unshakable!

I wish the servicemen, veterans and all compatriots good health, prosperity and a peaceful sky over their heads!