N. Nazarbayev’s personal contribution to making independent state received well-deserved assessment of Kazakhstani people – opinions of foreign leaders


By Muratbek Makulbekov

N. Nazarbayev's personal contribution to making independent state received well-deserved assessment of Kazakhstani people - opinions of foreign leadersThis year we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the country’s independence – it is a very important milestone in the history of Kazakhstan. Today the country is a full member of the international community, a country with strong economy, cohesive people and big plans for the future.

We have avoided social and political tempests. And today the role of First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev is highlighted in successful solution of the tasks set to our state in the years of the sovereign development.

After the Soviet Union collision and gaining its independence, Kazakhstan set a gold of construction of the own statehood, transfer to market economy, creation of a democratic society. The country’s leadership faced a difficult issue of progression of reforms, choice of development priorities. As we know, President N.Nazarbayev chose the way of progressive reforming of economy. Within the short period of time Kazakhstan became politically and economically independent state.

Estimations of well-known politicians and heads of leading states of the world talk about Kazakhstan’s success.

The politicians’ opinions are reflected in their congratulations to N.Nazarbayev after his confident victory at the presidential elections on April 3.

“All of us are witnesses of the fact, how owing to your wise and forward-looking policy Kazakhstan turned into a bloomy oasis of the region and day by day raise its authority in the international arena,” President of Turkey Abdullah Gul expressed his rejoice on the occasion of N.Nazarbayev’s reelection.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev noted that the victory of N.Nazarbayev at the elections was a demonstration of high confidence of the Kazakhstani people, its support of the course conducted by the Leader of the Nation, which is directed to strengthening the statehood and law and order, implementation of reforms in all spheres of the society’s life.

“I think that this choice is a demonstration of huge confidence of the Kazakhstani people to you and your policy. Your personal contribution to development of the young state with dynamically developing economy and high international authority received well-deserved assessment of your people, and your vision of further development of Kazakhstan – its support,” the telegram of OSCE Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut reads.

President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili in his telegram stressed that “at the elections the Kazakhstani people voted for reforms and democratic development of the independent and economically strong state.”

Integration initiatives of N.Nazarbayev get the highest estimation from the leadership of the Russian Federation – the strategic partner of Kazakhstan. Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin thanked our President for the efforts on the Customs Union establishment during a meeting in Novo-Ogaryovo in February last year.

“Under your active support the Customs Union was established. It has started to operate since January 1. For the first time a supranational body was created on the post-Soviet space,” V.Putin said, noting N.Nazarbayev’s persistence in promoting ideas of integration on the post-Soviet space and bringing them to practical implementation.

In his congratulation on the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan in December, 2010, President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev announced that Nursultan Nazarbayev earned the reputation of a recognized leader of his people. D.Medvedev named N.Nazarbayev “a farsighted and wise politician, who earned authority of the recognized leader of his people.” he outlined that it is impossible to overestimate President N.Nazarbayev’s contribution to making and deepening of the Russian-Kazakh strategic partnership.

During her visit to Kazakhstan in 2010 Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel noted that Germany considers our country as a bulwark of stability and development in the region. She stressed that Germany sees Kazakhstan not only as a resource-rich country.

The American Government considers N.Nazarbayev as a friendly and moderate leader, guiding his country, surrounded by harsh and hostile dictators. Recommendations of the American president, beginning from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama, express support of N.Nazarbayev’s political course, which is directed to progressive development of democracy in Kazakhstan.

“The United States is committed to the partnership between our countries for support of stability, prosperity, democratic reform, respect for human rights and mutual understanding in your region and the whole world,” the telegram of US President George W. Bush reads.

“I have always treated him with the deepest respect, hence he is very similar to that generation, which shows high responsibility and energy, wish,” President of Ukraine President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said in 2010.

During his visit to Kazakhstan Chairman of Senate of Jordan Taher al-Masri highly appraised the level of development of Kazakhstan under leadership of Nursultan Nazarbayev.

“President Nursultan Nazarbayev created a state of the world level, made Kazakhstan successful and progressive country,” he said, noting that leadership and initiatives of Nursultan Nazarbayev were estimated not only in Kazakhstan, but in the whole world as well.

Efforts of Kazakhstan and its President on the post of the OSCE chair country, first of all, on organization of the OSCE Summit in Astana, were highly appraised by political leaders. Former Federal Chancellor of Austria Alfred Gusenbauer said in October, 2010: “During 11 years governments of many countries tries to organize the similar forum, but only Kazakhstan was able to dot it. It is a great achievement. Secondly, the Summit outlines importance of Kazakhstan in this authoritative organization. I think that your country organized this Summit, first of all, thanks to authority of Nursultan Nazarbayev.”