Kazakhstan switching to Latin alphabet

Kazakhstan Materials 30 October 2006 14:36 (UTC +04:00)

(Interfax) - Kazakhstan will develop its national language and switch from the Cyrillic to the Latin alphabet.

Proposals to open English language centers and advanced language studies at secondary schools shall be submitted to the government by December 15, in line with a resolution adopted at the Friday meeting of the government chaired by Prime Minister Danial Akhmetov, reports Trend.

"The government discussed support to Russian and Slavic associations and the cultural centers of other ethnic groups in studying the state language," the governmental press service said.

A governmental commission will analyze the switch to the Latin alphabet in Turkey, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan and submit proposals by March 15.