OSCE Summit is Kazakhstan's finest hour - Head of State

ASTANA. December 15. KAZINFORM /Muratbek Makulbekov/ The Astana Summit is a finest hour of the whole Kazakhstan. President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced it at a ceremonial meeting dedicated to the Independence Day in the Palace of Independence.

"Every year of independence is an epoch in history of independent Kazakhstan. The 19th year of independence was such for our country. Astana hosted the first in the 21st century OSCE Summit. Over 11 years none country was able to gather a top-level forum of this important organization. And Kazakhstan did it", N.Nazarbayev said.

According to him, the Astana Summit became a success which unites all OSCE states. He noted that 19 years ago nobody suggested that Kazakhstan's capital - Astana - would be a worthy heiress of the famous Helsinki spirit.

"We implemented our actions program within the framework of the chairmanship in the OSCE. For the first time the Eurasian vector of the OSCE was defined and it makes security in Eurasia stronger. It means that security of our country and its every citizen became stronger for many years. The OSCE Summit in Astana is a finest hour of our Kazakhstan", the President emphasized.

He informed that heads of state thanked him for successful holding of the Summit and highly appreciated its significance for the Organization. The President noted that this gratitude was addressed to the Kazakhstani people.

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