1 January, 2020
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s New Year’s Eve Speech
Dear people of Kazakhstan!

There are only a few minutes left until 2020.

New Year’s eve is always a joyful event, a moment of sincere unity of close people who share with each other good memories and good wishes.

2019 was a historic year for our country. The continuity of the strategic course of the founding-father of modern Kazakhstan, a person of historical scale – Elbasy Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev was confirmed.

Kazakhstan has entered a new stage of its development. As the President of our state, I am fully aware of my responsibility for its future.

I express my heartfelt gratitude to the people of Kazakhstan who voted for me during the presidential elections, and to all citizens who show sincere concern for the future of our Fatherland!

Our people have once again shown the world their wisdom, unity and commitment to democratic choice.

A lot was done within half a year.

Decisions were made to increase salaries, pensions and allowances, as well as scholarships for students. The debt burden of more than 500 thousand needy citizens has been reduced.

Resolute measures are being taken to support small and medium-sized businesses, and new jobs are being created.

The implementation of the “Listening-State” concept has begun.

I have made a number of decisions aimed at further modernizing and democratizing the country.

Despite different opinions, we are one nation. We must cherish the national unity bequeathed by our great ancestors.

We have a lot of work to to ensure the legislative support of important reforms.

A major transformation is expected in the law enforcement and judicial systems.

For a new generation of capable managers, good prospects are opening up through the formation of the Presidential personnel reserve.

In 2020, without pomp and excess, we are going to celebrate significant dates that are important for strengthening our statehood.

This is the 25th anniversary of the Constitution, the anniversaries of the great poet and philosopher Abai and an outstanding scientist and thinker Al-Farabi.

We will also celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

2020 is declared the year of the volunteer. Each of us will be able to benefit the people around us and the whole society. Next year should be a year of good deeds.

Dear compatriots!

In the new year, we will work hard for the well-being of our country.

We must make efforts to create all conditions for self-realization of Kazakhstan people in our country.

We are building a state in which the opinion of every responsible citizen is fully taken into account.

A state in which no one will be left without attention, especially those in need.

A state in which justice prevails ensures equal opportunities for all categories of citizens.

To some, this will all seem utopian.

If you have the will, you have the way.

Together we are strong!

Deeds will be where there is unity.

I am sure that together we will ensure the well-being of all the citizens of our country.

I wish all the people of Kazakhstan a good health, happiness, optimism and every success!

Happy New Year!