We should remember our independence strengthens with our recognition in world - N. Nazarbayev

ASTANA. December 15. KAZINFORM /Muratbek Makulbekov/ The independence of Kazakhstan strengthens with its recognition in the world.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said it at the meeting dedicated to the Independence Day in the Palace of Independence in Astana.

'The OSCE Summit in Astana was a significant event for our country and the whole world. It was the first time we reached this level', N. Nazarbayev said.

The President quoted Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper 'Kazakh' Kogabay Sarsekeev's words 'Kazakh steppe has never seen such a gathering since ancient times'. The journalist noted that Kazakhstan had accomplished it thanks to its independence.

The President also emphasized that next year Kazakhstan is to preside in the Organization of Islamic Conference which has 57 member states.

'We should remember that our independence strengthens with our recognition in the world', N. Nazarbayev added.

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