Astana, Kazakhstan, May 6
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
On the eve of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, Kazakh President, Supreme Commander of the country's armed forces, Nursultan Nazarbayev gave highest military and special ranks to the country's officers, according to a message of Kazakh presidency.
During the awarding ceremony, the head of state pointed out that officers ensure the country's safety, protect its borders, and provide a peaceful environment for Kazakh citizens who build an independent state. Additionally, he stressed that historically, the Armed Forces have always played a key role in the upbringing of youth.
"The notion of officer's honor has never been forgotten, and its value has never been belittled. The true courage of a warrior is to be ready for self-sacrifice for the country and the people. Setting an example of service to the fatherland, you educate the younger generation and strengthen the moral foundations of our society. The state expects you to actively participate in formation of patriotism in Kazakhstan. I am sure that you will cope with these problems," the president said.
"To be a general is a great honor and you should carry this rank with dignity. I wish you good health and success in the service!" the head of state said.
The following servicemen have been given highest and special ranks: Deputy Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan, Okas Saparov, commander of air defense forces, Nurzhan Mukanov, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of air defense forces, Marat Uashpayev , first deputy commander of Regional Command, Marat Khusainov, deputy chairman of the National Security Committee, Samat Abish, head of the Astana department of the National Security Committee, Kurman Elyubayev, head of the Aktobe department of the National Security Committee, Nurlan Kydyrbayev , commander of the National Guard of the Interior Ministry, Ruslan Zhaksylykov , first Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard of the Interior Ministry, Beibit Ashkarov and others.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.