Kazakhstan Celebrates Fatherland Defender’s Day

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(By Dr Shahid Qureshi )    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates people of Kazakhstan on Fatherland Defender’s Day

Today, Kazakhstan celebrates the Fatherland Defender’s Day. On this occasion, President Nursultan Nazarbayev participated in a concert to mark the holiday, which was held at the Kazakhstan Concert Hall.

‘The Fatherland Defender’s Day is a glorious anniversary of the birth of Kazakhstan’s Armed Forces. Creation of the national army is one of the most important pages in the biography of sovereign Kazakhstan. We’ve come a long way from forming the first military units to current modernly-equipped system of national defense and security,’ Head of State and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

The Head of State stressed that Kazakhstan makes every effort to ensure that the defense potential of the country is at the highest level.

‘Despite the difficulties, we earmark money for this sphere on a regular basis. In the nearest future, we will renew 70 percent of our military fleet and army equipment. Some sectors will be renewed for 100%,’ Nursultan Nazarbayev added.

Nursultan Nazarbayev also thanked the veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the war workers.

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