President announced informal name of Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced that from now on and forever, our country will be called "The Country of the Great Steppe".
President Nursultan Nazarbayev at a solemn meeting in the Palace of Independence, dedicated to the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate, announced the informal name of the country, the correspondent of Kazpravda.kz informs.
“Today and forever Kazakhstan is the Country of the Great Steppe,” - said the Head of State.
Nursultan Nazarbayev noted that Kazakhs are linked with their brothers - Turkic peoples (the meeting is attended by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Kyrgyz President Almasbek Atambayev) that live in the territory from the Arctic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.
The President stressed that the Kazakh people has common historical path with the peoples of Russia, and that over the years of independence Kazakhstan has got joint pages of history with the countries of the European Union, the United States, the Islamic world.
"These pages tell of many important international events of recent times. Kazakhstan will continue to build good relations with all countries, and I am convinced that in the 21st century, our contribution to global development will only grow and the world will appreciate it, "- added the President.