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Kazakhstan celebrates Independence Day

16 December 2012 07:00
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Kazakhstan celebrates Independence Day

ASTANA. December 16. KAZINFORM The Republic of Kazakhstan celebrates its Independence Day today. It is the 21st anniversary of independence of the Central Asian republic.

Kazakhstan attained independence back in 1991. Since early 1990s due to wise and far-sighted policy of President Nursultan Nazarbayev the Republic of Kazakhstan has earned a remarkable standing in the world and built up a reputation for playing host to such global events as the OSCE Summit in 2010 and annual Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

Kazakhstan promotes the non-proliferation movement. The country abandoned the fourth largest nuclear arsenal and shut down the Semipalatisk nuclear test site.

The young Kazakh capital, Astana, won the right to host the international specialized exhibiton "EXPO-2017" in Paris where 103 BIE member states supported its bid.

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