House of Friendship to appear in Astana

28 April, 2018, 18:15 446
House of Friendship to appear in Astana

Such an instruction was given by the head of state at the XXVI session of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan.

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed the Mayor’s Office and the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan to develop a program on preparation works for the anniversary of Astana at the XXVI session of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, correspondent reports.

“This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our capital. Astana is a nation-wide example of unity and accord. The small provincial city of Akmola turned into the capita; with the population of more than 1 million people. Some time ago, we have considered further development of the city and defined that it would be the city with 2 million population by 2030. In Astana, there will be 2 million people, in Almaty -3 million, in Shymkent – 1 million, then such cities develop culture, science, art. Astana received everyone from our vast motherland. Everyone who wants to work, bought a flat, found jobs, their happiness, therefore, I instruct the Mayor’s Office together with the Ministry of Culture and Sports to develop the program to celebrate this Day. Without hurry, spending for various events, but responsibly and actively, as well as the program of the capital’s Assembly as the standard model for all regions,” said the President.

At the same time, the head of state said that it is necessary to create the House of Friendship in Astana, and to make the Palace of Peace and Accord as its building.

“It is time for Astana to have its House of Friendship, that could consolidate all others. To this end, that building (The Palace of Peace and Accord) should be handed over. Once in three years, the Palace holds a convention, so the House of Friendship can be localized in its building,” said the head of state. 

We note that the regular XXVI session of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan with the agenda of the Five social initiatives – the platform of social unity of the society is held in the Palace of Peace and Accord.

More than 1500 people are participating in the session. Among them members and veterans of the Assembly from all regions, representatives of the republican and regional ethno-cultural associations, deputies of the Parliament, heads of central executive bodies, political parties, religious associations, NGOs, rectors of the universities, diplomatic missions of foreign states, representatives of scientific, creative intelligentsias and the media.

It is noted that the meeting of members of the APK will end with a solemn concert.

It should also be noted that on the eve of the session of the APK, the expanded session of the Council of the Assembly with the participation of Secretary of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova was held, where a range of current issues of the Assembly’s activity was discussed.

The Assembly of People of Kazakhstan was established in 1995 after the adoption of the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan of No.2066 “On the establishment of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan.” The Assembly received the status of the collective body under the President of the country, its regional branches were consultative and advisory bodies under governors of regional governor’s offices.

As of the 1st quarter of 2018, Kazakhstan has 29 republican, 75 regional and 530 local registered ethno-cultural organizations. The total number of them is 1071.

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