N.Nazarbayev outlined far reaching plans of Kazakhstani reforms – Director of British Council in Kazakhstan


Dauren Zhailin

N.Nazarbayev outlined far reaching plans of Kazakhstani reforms - Director of British Council in KazakhstanThe lecture of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev “Kazakhstan in the Post-Crisis World: Intellectual Breakthrough into Future” which took place in Almaty in Al-Farabi Kazakh National University was also attended by a number of foreign experts working in our country. Director of the British Council Lena Milosevic shared her impressions on the event with Kazinform correspondent.

I was deeply impressed by speech of the Kazakh President in Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. In his address he underlined far reaching plans for Kazakhstani reforms in the world. Nursultan Nazarbayev charmed and encouraged students and the auditory as a whole by his bright speech including his lambent answers to the questions of a student youth. I read the biography of the Kazakh President written by Jonathan Aiken and got a foretaste of the Head of Kazakhstan as a very interesting man, outstanding state and political figure. The meeting which took place in the University just proved my impression on that N. Nazarbayev is an intelligent and kind-hearted leader of Kazakhstan enamored with his country and thinking of its future.

What is your impression of the ceremony at the University?

The jubilee event dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University was perfectly organized. Everything was held on a higher level. The ceremony corresponded to the status of a large university of the country. It was pleasant for me to see the President of Kazakhstan, student audience and teaching staff full of enthusiasm.

It was an honor for me to visit such event and especially because the British Council closely cooperates with Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. For example, last week Rector of the University, Academician Bakytzhan Zhumagulov and the head of the University received Minister of High Education and Intellectual Property of Great Britain David Lummi. Besides, the British Council supervises the project in high education under which Al-Farabi Kazakh National University acts as the partner of Nottingham University of Great Britain. I hope for further fruitful cooperation between our organizations and I am confident in successful joint work.

What did you learn from the President’s speech?

The history of Kazakhstan is a very successful one. The country has reached progress since the moment it became an independent state. Kazakhstan is a lighthouse for stability and prosperity in Central Asia and in most cases this success was possible due to the Leader of your country.

Note: The British Council is the UK’s leading international organization for educational and cultural relations. Being registered as a charitable organization in 1934 it is working now in 109 countries. Its activity in Kazakhstan began in 1994. A lot of cultural and educational projects of the British Council have been implemented during this period. Due to this Kazakh people familiarized with creativity of many famous figures of literature and art of Great Britain.