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Head of state participated in military parade dedicated to Defender of Fatherland Day and 25th anniversary of Armed Forces of Kazakhstan

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Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed that this year the largest parade is held in the history of the country’s Independence, and also noted the worthy path of the formation of the Kazakh army and its high authority.

“The parade was attended by over five thousand people and 400 pieces of equipment. It is the pride and glory of our glorious army. All these years, the state has the military all-round support. It took a long time to form the first military and create an effective security system. In the fateful period of state formation, Kazakh army honorably fulfilled its tasks. Our Armed forces have gained high prestige in the country and abroad,” the President of Kazakhstan said.

In addition, the Head of State dwelled on the priority areas of modernization of the army and defined tasks for its further development.

“Today, the country and armed forces are going through a historic stage of modernization. The fundamentally new direction of activity of the entire power unit is the fight against terrorism. Kazakhstan army must keep abreast of the times and be ready to repel any threat. Another key task is to strengthen personnel. We nurture a new generation of military men. Men in uniform have become the standard of honor and justice, as an example for future generations. It is no accident that the military school “Zhas Ulan”, the reserve of the Armed Forces, is involved in the parade for the first time. This is a good sign of the continuity of military traditions and values ,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

The President of Kazakhstan thanked the veterans of the Great Patriotic War for a peaceful life and the opportunity to build an independent and strong country.

The Head of State also noted the importance of preserving peace and stability in Kazakhstan and stressed that not only the army, but all citizens of the country are obliged to take care of the security of the Motherland.

“We are good friends with all our neighbors and remember the wise covenant, which states:..” The only peace agreement costs more than a hundred victories “Therefore, we pass our main heritage – peace, harmony and unity from generation to generation. The armed forces will always remain our main Independence support,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

At the end of the speech, the President of Kazakhstan reminded servicemen of their sacred duty and called for professionalism, strengthening of the military brotherhood and unity.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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