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The article of the President of Kazakhstan "Future orientation: the spiritual revival" was published

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Today, the article of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on the "Future orientation: the spiritual revival" was published in the “Egemen Kazakhstan” republican newspaper.

In the introductory section of the article, the president wrote about the beginning of the third revival of Kazakhstan, mentioned in his Address in early 2017, and about two important processes of the revival - political reform and economic modernization, which have already been launched. According to the president, the purpose of Kazakhstan is clear and the direction is defined, we should be among the world's 30 most developed countries.

The President shares his thoughts about national consciousness, competitiveness, pragmatism, education, preservation of national identity, evolutionary, not revolutionary development of the country, openness of mind, and defines tasks for near future; he says "I decided to share my views about how to become a strong country and united nation with high responsibility for the future and how to change the mass consciousness".

At the same time, the President Nazarbayev proposes the issue of transferring of Kazakh language to the Latin alphabet as one of the most important projects that need to be implemented in coming years. In the article the President deeply speaks about the history of Kazakh alphabet: "6-7 centuries are the early medieval period. At this period, runic inscriptions of ancient Turks appeared and were used, at the Eurasian continent they are recognized under the name Orkhon-Yenissey. They are known as one of the oldest alphabets in the history of mankind. In 5-15th centuries, the Turkic language was the language of interethnic communication on a huge part of the Eurasian continent. For example, all official documents and international correspondence of the Golden Horde were written mainly in the medieval Turkic language." Thus, "until the end of 2017, consulting with the whole society representatives and with the help of scientists, we should adopt a common standard version of a new Kazakh alphabet graphics. We should start to prepare specialists teaching the new alphabet and textbooks for secondary schools from the beginning of 2018," said N.Nazarbayev.

The full version of the article is available in the "Egemen Kazakhstan" newspaper.


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Ахмет Биржан Ержиласун
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