The event “Kazakhstan's Achievements in 30 Years of Independence” organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Tehran and hosted by the ECO Cultural Institute, was held on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, Mr. Sarvar Bakhti, President, ECO Cultural Institute, congratulated the Republic of Kazakhstan on the anniversary of its independence, calling the country one of the most important ECO member states with a long history and civilization. He described this event an opportunity to increase interactions between the Institute and the country.
According to the same report, Mr. Askhat Orazbay, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Islamic Republic of Iran, welcomed the guests and thanked Mr. Sarvar Bakhti, President of the ECO Cultural Institute for his support of the event, and spoke about some of the achievements of the Republic of Kazakhstan over the past 30 years.
Noting that Kazakhstan is a peace-loving country with no enemies in the world, he stressed that "Kazakhstan has the world's largest land border with Russia, with a length of 7,500 km, and more than 130 ethnic groups, and 18 religious sects. However, there have been no border or internal conflicts.
Referring to the attraction of more than $ 350 billion in foreign direct investment in the 30 years of Kazakhstan's independence, he added: The economic success of our government has made it possible to develop other important sectors, including tourism and hosting important global summits such as the International Expo 2017, the OSCE, OIC, CICA and SCO.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan said that the city of Noor Sultan, which was built from scratch during the country's independence, received the title of "City of the World" from UNESCO. "Today, Almaty serves as one of the best cities in the world for entertainment and Astana as an international and regional hub for trade and finance," he said.
He also referred to the city of Turkestan as the heart of Kazakhstan's tourism, which, despite the corona pandemic in 2020, has received $ 1 billion from the Kazakh government to develop its tourism infrastructure and facilities.
Askhat Orazbay praised the Islamic Republic of Iran as one of the first countries to recognize Kazakhstan's independence, noting that the meeting of the two presidents at the recent summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, opened a new chapter in relations between Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
He referred to the launching of Gorgan - Aktau direct flight as another bridge to expand cooperation between the two countries and wished the brotherly and long-standing relations between the two friendly countries to develop more than before.
Highlighting President Tokayev's main strategies for new reforms to ensure economic progress and strengthen democracy, the Kazakh Ambassador said "Undoubtedly, the first president and leader of the nation, Nur Sultan Nazarbayev, has played a major role in all the achievements during 30 years of Kazakhstan's independence".
It is worth mentioning that Mr. Mojtaba Demirchi, former Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Kazakhstan, Ms. Dr. Elaheh Koolaee, Director, Center for Central Eurasian Studies, University of Tehran, and Ms. Dr. Mandana Tisheyar, Director, International Academic Cooperation, Allameh Tabataba’i University, also congratulated the anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan and spoke about the history and various dimensions of political, economic, cultural and scientific cooperation between the two friendly countries.
Video of the achievements during 30 years of Kazakhstan's independence, as well as live Kazakh music performance, were the other parts of the event, which were well received by the audience.
At the end of the event, the Kazakh ambassador answered questions from Iranian journalists in various political, economic, tourism and cultural fields.