«ROUND TABLE» «ASTANA – THE STRATEGIC VECTOR OF KAZAKHSTAN»

On July 3, 2017 at 2.30 p.m. in the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy will take place a «round table» «Astana – the strategic vector of Kazakhstan», dedicated to the Day of the capital.

A historical decision of the Head of state to move the capital is very important in the history of independent Kazakhstan. After gaining sovereignty by Kazakhstan it was obvious that the capital of the independent state should answer new criteria. For the first time the President said about moving of the capital in the early nineties of the XX century. It was a hard time for all Post-Soviet states.

20 years will have passed since the announcement of the new capital of Kazakhstan on December 10, 2017. This young, dynamically developing city has become a special symbol of statehood and sovereignty, the embodiment of Elbassy's strategic idea of creating a strong democratic state in modern geopolitical and geo-economic conditions.

The transfer of the capital gave a powerful impulse to the economic development of the city. Convenient location in the center of the Eurasian continent makes Astana an economically advantageous transport, communication and logistics center, a singular transit bridge between Europe and Asia.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted: «Astana is an inspiring symbol of unity, solidarity, faith in our own strength, incredible opportunities of our people. The spirit of Astana weaves together age-old traditions, wisdom, creativity of people, past, present and future of Kazakhstan. In our capital reflected the fundamental changes that occurred in our state, economy and society during the years of Independence».

The aim of the «round table» is to discuss and analyze the political, socio-economic aspects of the formation of the capital of Kazakhstan Astana, the city's achievements in the international