K.Saudabayev presented state awards on eve of Independence Day

ASTANA. December 15. KAZINFORM /Kanat Kulshmanov/ On the eve of the Independence Day Kazakh Secretary of State - Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev presented state awards to state and public figures of the country.

"During 19 years under the outstanding leadership of its First President N.Nazarbayev Kazakhstan became economically strong and dynamically developing state, respected power and authoritative member of the world community", K.Saudabayev said at the awarding ceremony.

According to him, the fact that Kazakhstan was the first CIS state to chair the OSCE and, moreover, was able to hold the Summit of the Organization after 11-years hiatus was another striking conformation of it.

"In all these achievements we can find a worthy contribution of our compatriots honestly and selflessly working for the benefit of our Kazakhstan", the Minister said.

"Kurmet" order was presented to Ambassadors-at-large of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry Serzhan Abdykarimov and Madina Dzharbusynova, secretary of "Nur Otan" Party Yerlan Karin and others.

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