Muscat: The Embassy of Kazakhstan celebrated the Republic's 25th anniversary of Independence yesterday (Wednesday) at the Intercontinental Muscat.
In his speech, Ambassador Yerzhan Mukash noted that by April 2017 it would also be the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and the Sultanate of Oman, as the Sultanate was one of the first Arab countries to have acknowledged Kazakhstan's independence in 1991.
"I would also like to take this opportunity to offer sincere congratulations to the friendly people of Oman and their esteemed government on the celebrations of Oman's National Day last month," he said.
The Ambassador spoke on the milestones the country of Kazakhstan has surpassed under the first President Nursultan Nazarbayev. "The leader has passed the way from the country's non existence on the political map of the world, to a respected member of the international community," he said. "We were able to preserve and strengthen social and political stability, high level of people's welfare and sustainable economic development.”
Ambassador Mukash also talked about the economic and educational between the two countries, “Oman Oil is successfully working in Kazakhstan. Just recently, for the first time the first batch of Kazakh sheep was delivered to Oman.” He also talked about the cooperative ties between the University of Sultan Qaboos and key universities in Kazakhstan, such as Eurasian University and Al Farabi Kazakh National University.
The Ambassador closed his speech with the many achievements Kazakhstan has accomplished over the past year, such as the country becoming a full member of the World Trade Organization, and its election to non-permanent membership of the UN Security council for 2017/2018. He looked to Oman for support in Kazakhstan’s future endeavors, including hosting the Expo-2017, and its UN membership through 2017 and 2018.