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“Yel Khorgany” medal for distinguished servicemen to be established in Kazakhstan

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The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan establishes a departmental award � the Yel Khorgany medal of the first and second degree for distinguished servicemen.

This matter was considered today at the meeting of the National Commission on State Symbols and Heraldry of departmental or other similar awards, chaired by State Secretary Gulshara Abdykhalikova.

We plan to award this medal to distinguished servicemen � general staff, officers, sergeants and soldiers. And in addition, to citizens of our country who have contributed to the defense capabilities of the Armed Forces, � Minister of Defence Saken Zhasuzakov said.

According to him, the Head of State supported this proposal. It is planned that first medals will be awarded at the 25th anniversary of the Armed Forces, which will be celebrated this year. I think this is a good step, and our soldiers � from privates to generals, will have their own departmental medal for distinguished military service, � he added.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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