National Flag raising is one more step towards strengthening of statehood and sovereignty: Kyrgyz president
President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev on 11 June took part in the ceremony of raising the national flag on the Ala-Too central square in Bishkek, CA-News says.
Military crew of the Ministry of Defense, National Guard, Border Guard, are placed on the area along Prospect Chui, as well as Honor Guard Company is arranged, the presidential administration told.
Arriving at the square, the head of state together with officials took place at the podium. Then the soldiers of the National Guard established a flagpole of the Kyrgyz national flag.
In his welcoming speech, the president noted that today's event is another step towards the strengthening of statehood and sovereignty. He called to respect the National Flag as a sacred symbol. "Building statehood, love for motherland starts primarily with the anxious attitude toward such symbols, as the National Flag, Emblem and Anthem," Bakiyev said.
The Head of State also noted that this year Kyrgyzstan has operated in the system of international relations and relations not as an observer and active participant. And the country managed to achieve equal partnership relations with all states, regardless of their status in world politics.
At the end of the speech, Bakiyev said that a legislative act on the Kyrgyz National Flag was adopted on March 3 in 1992, so he decreed to proclaim this date as the Day of Kyrgyz National Flag.
The event ended with a solemn parade of the Bishkek Military Garrison.
The National Flag of Kyrgyzstan is the size of 150 square meters and has been installed at the new flagpole with a 45-meter height.