Civil servants take oath to Kazakh president
Kazakhstan, Astana, July 5 / Trend A.Maratov /
Newly appointed heads of Kazakh governmental institutions took an oath to President Nursultan Nazarbayev today.
The civil servants swore to devote their energies and knowledge to Kazakhstan's development.
The event was held at the Ak Orda presidential residence.
Nazarbayev urged all the participants of the ceremony to remember the words of the oath.
"I would like that all civil servants remembered words of the oath, then they will be closer to ordinary citizen, they will lack swagger and superficiality. They will try to understand request and need of each individual," Nazarbayev said.
The juror were Prosecutor General Askhat Daulbayev, Chairman of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs of Kazakhstan Alikhan Baimenov, Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov, Interior Minister Kalmuhanbet Kasimov, Agriculture Minister Asylzhan Mamytbekov, Communications and Information Minister Askar Zhumagaliyev, Education and Science Minister Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov, Health Minister Solidat Kairbekova, Transport and Communications Minister Berek Kamaliyev, Tourism and Sports Minister Talgat Ermegiyaev, Economic Integration Minister Zhanar Aitzhanova , Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Amanzhol Zhankuliyev, Akmola Obalst Akim Sergei Dyachenko, Almaty region Akim Anzar Musakhanov and Zhambyl Region Akim Kanat Bozumbayev.
Nazarbayev appealed to the new officials with a request not to forget their primary responsibility -- to listen to people.
The oath, he said, has always been a holy thing.
"The oath has always been a sacred thing to all peoples, in all generations. The power of the word has always been important for our ancestors," Nazarbayev said.