(gazeta.kz) - Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, participated in a solemn reception dedicated to the 15th anniversary of Kazakhstani Independence organised in Brussels on Tuesday, the presidential press service reports.
"These days Kazakhstan marks the 15th anniversary of Kazakhstani Independence. Fifteen years is a historically small term, but it embraced fundamental political and socioeconomic reforms that have radically changed the life of entire Kazakhstan and its multiethnic people," - Mr. Nazarbayev said opening the meeting, reports Trend.
"Today the Republic of Kazakhstan has been recognised as a leader of the economic reforms on the post-Soviet area. The successful development of our republic allows politicians, experts, and reporters to speak about the new "Kazakhstani way" of development," - he continued.
According to the press service, Stjepan Mesic, President of Croatia, famous politicians and public figures of Belgium, European structures, diplomatic corps accredited in Belgium, in the European Community, the NATO, business circles and EU media participated in the event as honorary guests.
Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EC Commissioner for External Relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy, Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca, First Vice President of the European Parliament, Struan Stevenson, Vice Chairman of the EP Group of the "European People's Party - European Democrats" noted an important role of Kazakhstan in the promotion of stability in Central Asia and the state politics aimed at a dynamic development not only of the country, but of the entire region.
On the same day Mr. Nazarbayev held a meeting with the President of Croatia in Brussels.
"Development of the bilateral co-operation and implementation of the agreements reached during the state visit of the President of Kazakhstan to Croatia this July have been discussed at the meeting," - the presidential press service said.