On October 25, 1990, Kazakhstan drafted a Declaration of Independence, which eventually led the Kazakh people to create their own Constitution. The country declared independence on December 16, 1991.
This year Kazakhstan is celebrating its 28th anniversary as an independent nation. Over the years, Kazakhstan has demonstrated its commitment to multilateralism, global peace-building, security and development, as well as its efficiency as an impartial honest broker working for the common benefit. At the initiative of its founding President, Nursultan NazarbayevKasym-Zjomart Tokajev, the country has launched meaningful international processes, including the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and the triennial Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. It has also chaired key organisations such as the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and has been busy promoting valuable global and regional initiatives such as the establishment of a world free from nuclear weapons and the Eurasian Economic Union. In just over two decades, Kazakhstan has managed to become an economic and geopolitical success story. The country has also illustrated its willingness to be a trustworthy partner in a region that faces many challenges.
🇰🇿🇸🇪 In Stockholm, a reception was held on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The well-known Kazakhstani designer Balnur Asanova, the first Olympic champion of independent Kazakhstan, Vladimir Smirnov, and Kazakhstani youth in Sweden adequately represented our country at a reception on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Stockholm.
Prominent political and public figures, the diplomatic corps, scientists and cultural figures, representatives of business circles, international organizations, the Kazakh diaspora and Kazakh students studying in leading universities in Sweden came to congratulate the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in this Scandinavian country on the occasion of the national holiday. In his greeting, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov emphasized the dynamism of a stable and trusting partnership between the two countries and outlined new prospects for its development, taking into account the guidelines outlined in the Message to the people of the Republic of Kazakhstan by President K.K. Tokayev.
The attention of many gathered was also drawn to the Year of Youth, which announced the outgoing 2019 at the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev, and noted that the new generation of Kazakhstanis is one of the greatest achievements in the past period since independence. In a festive atmosphere, letters of thanks were presented on behalf of the Embassy to activists of the Association of Kazakhstani Youth in Sweden for their concrete contribution to the development of Kazakh-Swedish relations.
With genuine interest, a representative international audience watched the show of a vibrant collection in the national style of Balnur Asanova. The colorful photo exhibition and dynamic videos accompanying the reception reflected the full-blooded political and social life of Kazakhstani society, attractive Kazakhstani nature, the rapid development of Nur-Sultan, as well as the rich cultural and historical heritage of the country of the Great Steppe.
Youth of Kazakhstan in Sweden is a non-profit association whose goal is to promote the development of bilateral relations between Sweden and Kazakhstan by exchanging cultural values, knowledge, and experience among youth and students of the two countries. The association was established on June 15, 2017, with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Kingdom of Sweden. Currently, more than 70 people participate in all kinds of cultural activities and in the development of the association.
Board of the association for 2018-2019: Aidana Bekbergenova – Chairman; Spartak Zikrin – Deputy Chairman; Sholpan Ainakulova – Secretary; Dinara Sabdenova – Treasurer; Artyom Adylev – Auditor.
In a short time, the association held a number of cultural events, including the cinema-evening where two Kazakhstan movies were presented, and exhibitions devoted to the nature and art of Kazakhstan. Please, subscribe to the association’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/youthkazswe/ to keep up with all upcoming activities.
The Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Sweden KAIRAT ABDRAKHMANOV Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan January 2019 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Sweden January 2019 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Denmark invitation for the occasion of the Independence day of the Republic of Kazakhstan at Sheraton Stockholm hotel.
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