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AKIPRESS.COM - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated people of Kazakhstan on Nauryz holiday and noted that it was a symbol of unity and peace among our people, the press service of Akorda reported on Friday.
"It is a great holiday, a symbol of equinox. It has been celebrated over 5 thousand years, symbolizing unity, brotherhood, tolerance and stability. All of these represent values that Kazakhstan possesses. We have been implementing this idea from the beginning of our independence. It is a great heritage that we should cherish. Representatives of more than 100 ethnic groups and about 40 religious confessions have been living in peace and friendship in our country. Thanks to this, we have built a state and our capital," - Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The President of Kazakhstan stressed fragility and complexity of the modern world. "Annually, about 30 conflicts take place in the world. They take hundreds of thousands lives, about 800 million people suffer from hunger and 400 million people suffer from a shortage of drinking water. Any wrong action could destroy what we have today," the President notes.
Mr Nazarbayev stressed the common goal of all Kazakhstanis, which is entering of our country into a number of world’s 30 most developed countries by 2050. At the end, he congratulated everybody on the holiday once more, wishing peace, consent and love to the Fatherland and all families.