The Ak Orda residence has been the venue for an oath of allegiance ceremony held for Kazakh public servants, including the country’s Prime Minister, Government officials and regional governors.
They took the oath of allegiance to the country and its national interests and promised to protect the citizens of Kazakhstan. Addressing participants of the ceremony, the Kazakh President said that the oath imposes special responsibility on them as well.
Nursultan NAZARBAYEV, PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN:
-Each of you has a complex and separate sector work, but we all have uniform goals. Interests of the state and its people are inseparable. It is an honest and selfless service that provides their indissoluble connection.
The list of government officials, who took the oath of allegiance, includes Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development, Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Serik Abdenov, the Minister of Environmental Protection, Nurlan Kapparov, the Minister of Economy and Budget Planning, Yerbolat Dossayev, Assistant to the President and the Security Council Secretary, Kairat Kozhamzharov, the Deputy Head of Presidential Administration, Gabidulla Abdrakhimov, and the Head of Presidential Affairs Department, Abai Bisembayev. The list of governors, who also took the oath of allegiance to the nation includes Kyzylorda Region Governor Krymbek Kusherbayev, North Kazakhstan Region Governor Samat Yeskendirov, Atyrau Region Governor, Baktykozha Izmukhambetov, Kostanai Region Governor, Nuraly Saduakasov, West Kazakhstan Region Governor, Nurlan Nogayev, Akmola Region Governor, Kosman Aitmukhametov, Aktobe Region Governor, Arkhimed Mukhambetov, Mangistau Region Governor, Alik Aidarbayev and Pavlodar Region Governor, Yerlan Aryn. President Nursultan Nazarbayev wished all of them fruitful work.
Bakytzhan SAGINTAYEV, FIRST DEPUTY KAZAKH PRIME MINISTER, MINISTER OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
-It is a remarkable day in our lives because I believe it is great honour and responsibility for all of us. So, all the tasks set by the President for us will be fulfilled.
Samat YESKENDIROV, NORTH KAZAKHSTAN REGION GOVERNOR:
-Taking this oath of allegiance to the President and to the people of Kazakhstan is a patriotic ceremony and imposes a high responsibility on us.