President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the role of the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 in shaping the image of Kazakhstan. He stated this at a solemn reception, dedicated to the Day of the Capital, EXPO2017.com reports with reference to the press service of Akorda.
“Astana is beautiful. Last night, I drove around the city and saw a lot of people walking on the streets, despite the late time of the day.That says a lot. The people are calm and feel safe. The ancients said, that "the city is not walls, but people,” Nazarbayev said.
The President of Kazakhstan stressed that today's vibrant rhythm of Astana sets the pace for the renewal of the whole country.
"We are consistently implementing a large-scale modernization in the economy, politics and culture. The result of this work is aimed at the development of our state. At the beginning of this growth there will always be Astana. Here, we address various issues, including the establishment of peace in various parts of the world. Our policy of peace, good-neighbourliness, the policy of attracting investments is aimed at creating favourable living conditions for every Kazakhstani,” the President stressed.
The Kazakh leader spoke about the importance of holding the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 and its role in the further development of the city and the country as a whole.
"Thanks to 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 businesses.We have witnessed the formation of our capital,” Nazarbayev said.
In concluding the speech, the President of Kazakhstan once again congratulated the fellow citizens on the Day of the Capital, wishing them happiness, prosperity and new achievements, and also thanked all participants in the construction of Astana.
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