6 May 2019
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev takes part in ceremony of awarding highest military and special ranks

Congratulating the ceremony participants on the Day of Defender of the Fatherland and Victory Day, the Head of State highlighted the contribution of military personnel and employees of special state bodies to Kazakhstan’s security.

- Protecting the native land, bequeathed to us by our ancestors, is our common duty. I am absolutely convinced that as long as such courageous people like you are on guard of Fatherland’s security, we can be confident in our country’s bright future, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.

The Head of State stressed that the First President of Kazakhstan, Leader of Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev, always singles out security as the cornerstone in the system of our state’s home and foreign policy.

- Protecting Kazakhstan’s sovereignty, inviolability of territory and its national interests are the main guidelines for our Army and security agencies. The greatest responsibility for solving these strategically important tasks remains with the military leadership — generals and officers. The state of affairs and the quality of combat training in the troops and law enforcement agencies depend on your competent leadership. All your strengths, knowledge and experience should be aimed at improving the combat capability of our Armed Forces, the effective work of law enforcement agencies and special services to protect the rule of law and the constitutional order, the President of Kazakhstan said.

Addressing the generals and officers, Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev noted that awarding supergrade and special ranks is a worthy evaluation of their work.

- This is not only acknowledgement of your professional and personal achievements, but also a new level of responsibility, ability to solve tremendous tasks. I am sure that you will put the most efforts to build a strong and prosperous Kazakhstan, the Head of State said.

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