Republic Day is a national holiday in Kazakhstan, celebrated on October 25.
On this day in 1990, the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the country was adopted. The document declared Kazakhstan’s political and legal foundations as an independent state.
“This is the day of the revival of our centuries-old statehood, which dates back to the era of the Turkic Khaganates, the Golden Horde, and the Kazakh Khanate,” President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev emphasized on the eve of the holiday.
It is the celebration of the dream of freedom pursued for generations, Tokayev said, recalling the Declaration of State Sovereignty adopted 33 years ago, which paved the way for Kazakhstan’s Independence.
The President acknowledged the collective effort, wisdom, and determination of patriots who defended national interests during that crucial period, struggling to overcome the challenges and robust discussions this declaration involved.
He highlighted Kazakhstan’s recent changes, emphasizing the importance of learning from past mistakes to ensure continuous progress.
In a short period, the country organized elections for various senior offices, demonstrating citizens’ increased political and electoral culture, whose participation in the political process has grown significantly.
Kazakhstan is moving toward fair wealth distribution, accelerated infrastructure modernization, entrepreneurship stimulation, and investment attraction for the benefit of all citizens.
As a sovereign state, Kazakhstan is committed to a balanced and constructive foreign policy aligned with national interests. It contributes to regional and global stability, Tokayev stated, expressing the country’s dedication to fostering constructive dialogue between world religions and supporting international security efforts based on the UN Charter.
“Kazakhstan will continue to pragmatically follow the principles of peace within – peace around, and unity in diversity,” the President concluded.
Kazakhstan’s Republic Day celebrated in Oslo
On the occasion of the national holiday of Kazakhstan, a gala reception was held in Oslo, organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Norway.
The event attended by representatives of public authorities of Norway, diplomatic corps accredited in Oslo, public figures, representatives of business, scientific and creative intelligentsia, as well as citizens of Kazakhstan and Norwegians.
H.E. Adil Tursunov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Norway has delivered a speech about the country’s main achievements over the years of independence, and also noted the success of Kazakhstan in strengthening its stand in the international landscape.
In his speech, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Norway, Adil Tursunov, noted that Republic Day is of particular importance for the era of the sovereign state. In this context, he informed the audience about Kazakhstan’s principal political, economic, cultural, and humanitarian achievements over the years of Independence.
His speech emphasized broad public support for democratic and social reforms implemented on the initiative of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
The Kazakh diplomat highlighted the state and prospects of multifaceted relations between Astana and Oslo.
During the reception, the Kazakh-Norwegian musician Almas Karakystyk performed several Kazakh musical compositions.
Guests were also presented with a video about the nature and cities of our beautiful country Kazakhstan.