32 Years of Independent Kazakhstan

The events of December 1986 became a dramatic and key page in the history of Kazakhstan. It was they that gave impetus to the processes which led our country to independence, declared five years later—on December 16, 1991.

Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan is one of the main national holidays for all our people. And we owe much of our independence to those young students who paved the way for our independent future. People remember every hero.

As an excerpt from the text: Since the time of the Kazakh Khanate, our people have gone through many difficulties and more severe days than now. The spirit of the Great Steppe is stronger than all the troubles that have befallen us to this day. Therefore, we must remember that our strength is in unity.

President: Independence did not come to us as a gift or by chance

“Independence did not come to us as a gift or by chance. The values of independence run like a red thread through many centuries of national history. Our people have always cherished the idea of statehood, because a nation with an independent state is historically considered successful as it retains its choice of development. This fundamental principle has been repeatedly proven by time. In the history that has come down to us from hoary antiquity, and in the history that is happening before our eyes, every citizen of Kazakhstan finds its own part, understanding and accepting the meaning of independence with all his heart,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said .

Let us recall the most important milestones in the history of independent Kazakhstan:

In the Kazakh SSR, the Declaration on the state sovereignty of the republic was adopted, which played an important role on the path to independence of Kazakhstan.

In 1995, the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan was established on the initiative of Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Construction of the capital—Astana—was also one of the considerable successes of Kazakhstan. In a short time, a modern city appeared and became the hallmark of the country. The capital of Kazakhstan achieved world recognition in 1999: the city was bestowed the UNESCO City of Peace title.

In 2015, Kazakhstan joined the World Trade Organization.

In 2017, Kazakhstan became the first Central Asian country to be elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017–2018.

In 2017, Kazakhstan became the first CIS country to host the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO.

In 2019, elections of the new President of the Republic of Kazakhstan were held, the continuity of the strategic course of Elbasy was ensured.

In 2022 extraordinary presidential elections are called.

Author: Moldir Adamzhan

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