In her greeting the State Secretary stressed that President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, addressing the youth, said, You are the embodiment of all our hopes for the future. Everything that we do today is done for you.
- Becoming an independent state, we were the first among the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to adopt in 1997 a Development Strategy until 2030, which has been implemented over 15 years. Today we are implementing Kazakhstan-2050 Strategy, the main goal of which is to join the top 30 of the most developed countries in the world. Five institutional reforms, the Nation Plan, the Third Modernization were adopted in the country, Gulshara Abdykalikova said.
The State Secretary stressed that the country’s President pays special attention to the issues of supporting compatriots living abroad, development of the Kazakh language, history, culture and spirituality, establishing close social and economic ties in order to preserve national values. Kazakhstan is one of the three states along with Germany and Israel, which conducts an effective migration policy to return ethnic Kazakhs to their historical homeland. Over the years of independence, more than 1 million people have returned to our country. Currently, more than 5 million representatives of the Kazakh diaspora live outside Kazakhstan.
At the end of the meeting, Gulshara Abdykalikova wished the youth of the Kazakh diaspora academic achievements, success in life and prosperity.
Today about 10 thousand Kazakhs live in Turkey. The Kazakh-Turkish Fund, Fund for Support of Social and Cultural Development of the Turks, Ahmet Yassawi Fund, the Kazakh-Turkish Foundation for Education, Science and Research work effectively, which are aimed at assisting in solving the diaspora’s urgent issues.
The event was organized with the purpose of visiting young people of the Kazakh diaspora of the historical Motherland on the eve of celebrating Astana’s 20th anniversary.