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Nur-Sultan - Kazakhstan
28 December 2018
Visit to the New Year's ball in the capital city
Astana, EXPO Congress Center

Speaking to the participants of the charity ball, the Head of State stressed that the outgoing year was fruitful for the whole country.

- Our country’s standing in the world has significantly strengthened. Volume of investments in Kazakhstan has increased by 17.5%. Overall, the economy has grown by more than 4%. That is the result of our joint work with you. Therefore, I am grateful to everyone, the President of Kazakhstan said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev has also noted that the coming year will have a lot of events that will contribute to the further development of the country.

- From 2019, the minimum wage will rise by 1.5 times. This will affect 1.3 million people. The salary level of teachers who confirmed their qualifications will grow from 30 to 50%. There are coming activities to improve the activities of law enforcement agencies. Measures will be taken to promote tourism, the Head of State said.

The President of Kazakhstan indicated that special attention would be paid to the development of the younger generation’s potential.

- The special state program for youth will focus on fulfilling four tasks. That includes education, housing, health, and patriotic education. Everything that we do, we do for the future. The main life guideline for young people should be the independence of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

In conclusion, the Head of State once again congratulated those present on the upcoming New Year and wished all Kazakhstan’s nation happiness, health and family well-being.

All proceeds from the New Year's Eve Ball will be directed to charity.

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