A Visit to the “City of Peace”
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Kazakhstan to participate in the festive event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the city of Astana.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev, accompanied by Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, visited the international financial center Astana, whose activities are based on the experience of international financial institutions. The center, created on the basis of the complex of buildings of EXPO, should promote the development of the capital market throughout the Central Asian region. For its participants, tax privileges for up to 50 years are provided, along with simplified visa, currency regimes and other preferences. The head of our state noted that this modern and innovative financial center is a great achievement for the fraternal Kazakhstan.
The festive event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the city of Astana was held in the Palace of Independence. Shavkat Mirziyoyev sincerely congratulated the people of Kazakhstan and Nursultan Nazarbayev on this historic date. Astana is a bright symbol of a new, independent and dynamically developing Kazakhstan. In its appearance the rich culture and traditions, achievements of modern architecture of the Kazakh people are embodied. “This city has become a major economic and financial center, a platform for holding international forums and meetings,” the Uzbek leader said.
As for the buildings in Astana, one can say that many of them were originally conceived of as unique facilities that make the city recognizable from all directions. Housing is not built by individual buildings, but by complexes, each with its own design, taking into account the surrounding edifices.
Simultaneously with the construction, parks, alleys and squares are planted on the left bank in Astana. Planted were trees of a variety of breeds, many of which had not previously grown in the region. The extensive area of landscaping on the left bank makes the city really cozy and attractive, improves the ecological situation.
N.Nazarbayev wrote in one of his books that “Astana indeed has a real chance to occupy its quite large area in the development of the urban culture of the world civilization. But the main and indispensable condition for Astana’s attractiveness as the future crossroads of international humanitarian and cultural exchange is that, in addition to having a mature and modern infrastructure, the capital of Kazakhstan will become a natural source of ideological freedom and inspiration.”
It is no accident that in 1999, in accordance with the decision of UNESCO, the capital of Kazakhstan was awarded a medal and the high title of “City of Peace”. Thanks to the fact that major investments were made for the construction and development of Astana over the years, private investors were attracted, and thanks to the constant attention of the head of state, the new capital of Kazakhstan quickly turned into a major center where world-class events take place.
President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon also arrived at events on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the city.
During his stay in Kazakhstan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. During the talks, the heads of state discussed issues of further expansion of Uzbek-Tajik cooperation, as well as matters of regional and international nature of shared interest.
The Presidents also considered the schedule for upcoming highestlevel events.