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Peaceful transfer of power key to keeping international standing, says Kazakh envoy

By Samantha Wright Allen      

After nearly 30 years in power, Kazakhstan's president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, resigned last month, but his ambassador in Ottawa says his priorities remain the same.

Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Canada Akylbek Kamaldinov says after the recent resignation of his country’s president, it was very important his country ‘carried out the transfer of power in a calm, undisputed way.’ The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With the surprise resignation last month of Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country’s ambassador to Canada says his diplomatic focus and all government agencies “remain committed to the strategic policies and programmes” put in place by the former Soviet republic’s first and only president since independence in 1991.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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