Christmas Day is holiday of bright hopes and expectations uniting people in their aspiration to do good- Nursultan Nazarbayev

ASTANA-AKORDA. January 6. KAZINFORM Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates the Orthodox Christians of the country and all Kazakhstanis on Christmas Day.

Kazinform disseminates the text of the congratulation.

Congratulation of the President of Kazakhstan on Christmas Day

Dear compatriots!

I cordially congratulate the Orthodox Christians of our country and all Kazakhstanis on bright Christmas Holiday!

Christmas is the holiday of good hopes and expectations uniting people in their aspiration to do good, to live in peace and harmony with God's commandments.

Kazakhstan especially cherishes these eternal values, since people of many nationalities and religions are living here in friendship.

Due to our unity and solidarity Kazakhstan continues developing dynamically and authority of our country is strengthened in the international arena.

Kazakhstan had successfully coped with its chairmanship in the OSCE. The historic Astana Summit brought together the top officials of the Organization's participating states.

The last year was notable for the visit of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill I who consecrated the largest in Central Asia Uspensky Cathedral. This visit became an important step in strengthening the relations between the Orthodox and Islamic communities of our Motherland.

Today I would like to express my appreciation to all Orthodox Christians of our republic the good deeds and thoughts of which contribute to development and prosperity of our Motherland.

I wish all Kazakhstanis strong health, peace and welfare. Love, happiness and harmony to each family!

Nursultan Nazarbayev

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