President awarded number of Kazakh citizens

ASTANA. December 15. KAZINFORM /Kanat Kulshmanov/ President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev presented state awards to a number of citizens of the country in Akorda on Wednesday.

"Today, on the eve of the 19th anniversary of independence of our country Kazakhstanis from all over the country granted state awards. These are people that made great contribution to economic and cultural development, strengthening friendship and accord, legitimacy of the constitutional order", the President said at the awarding ceremony.

State and public figures, veterans of war and labor, representatives of creative intelligentsia, industry, education sphere, sport and culture are among awarded.

""I thank you for longstanding support that you render in strengthening of our statehood, peace and accord, stability in our multinational country", the President said.

Minister of Culture of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed and Chairman of the board of "Samruk Kazyna" National Welfare Fund Kairat Kelimbetov awarded "Parasat" order. "Kurmet" order was presented to Minister of Economic Development and Trade Zhanar Aitzhanova and Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev.

The Presidential peace and progress prize was presented to Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu.

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