French President congratulated N. Nazarbayev on Astana team’s successful performance in Tour de France
July 26. KAZINFORM
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has sent a message of congratulation to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on successful performance of Astana team in Tour de France, the world’s most prestigious race, and victory of Alberto Contador in general classification. Diplomatic Adviser to the French President Jean-David Levitte made it public at a working meeting with Chairman SamrukKazyna National Welfare Fund, President of the Kazakhstan Cycling Federation Kairat Kelimbetov and Kazakh Ambassador to France Nurlan Danenov, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the Kazakhstan Embassy in France.
The Kazakh delegation also received congratulations from Secretary of State of France for Sports Rama Yade, Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe, President of the French Cycling Federation David Lappartient, head of the Tour de France Organizing Committee and representatives of French Sports Organizations.
Under the auspices of the Kazakhstan Embassy the SamrukKazyna Fund which is also the general sponsor of Astana team organized a reception for the members of the team, mass media, political and business circles of France. On behalf of the country’s leadership, K. Kelimbetov addressed the participants with a welcoming speech and congratulated A. Contador on his victory and the whole team on excellent performance.