Vice Foreign Minister K. Zhigalov handed over 'Dostyk' order to Marc Perrin de Brichambaut on behalf of N. Nazarbayev

VIENNA. December 16. KAZINFORM /Timur Bekturganov/ The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Austria together with Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the OSCE organized a state reception dedicated to the Independence Day of Kazakhstan and to the end of the year of Kazakhstan's presidency in the OSCE.

The event was held in the Vienna Hofburg Imperial Palace - Festsaal. Many eminent guests were invited to the reception.

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Konstantin Zhigalov handed over 'Dostyk' order to OSCE Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut on behalf of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, in his turn, congratulated Kazakhstan on the Independence Day and on successful presidency in the OSCE. 'The award I receive today is dedicated to everybody who worked on preparation and organization of a historic event - OSCE Summit in Astana which became a big success of the Organization', the OSCE Secretary General said.

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