On December 21,2018 the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, hosted the presentation of the book of President of Kazakhstan Nazarbayev “The Era of Independence", published in the Bosnian language. The event organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Croatia, BiH and Montenegro, was attended by representatives of social and political, business and academic communities, diplomats and journalists, as well as students and young people.
Opening the presentation, Ambassador of Kazakhstan Tolezhan Barlybayev stressed that the book is a fundamental and comprehensive description of all stages of building independent Kazakhstan, which reflects the scale and depth of government reforms and the most difficult challenges towards a unique and successful Kazakhstan development model. The diplomat expressed confidence that the chronicle of independence, written by its creator and architect Nursultan Nazarbayev, would be of interest to a wide range of readers.
Bosnian public figure, Professor Khilmiya Baigorich, who edited the translation of the publication, expressed profound admiration for the content of the book and activities of the leader of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He stated that "President Nazarbayev led the country in a difficult historical period of crisis and devastation, but managed to initiate and successfully implement large-scale state and economic reforms that radically changed the face of the country." According to the researcher, the most important quality of the leader of Kazakhstan is the responsibility for the fate of the country and its people. “Thanks to Nursultan Nazarbayev and the people's enormous trust in him, Kazakhstan successfully overcame all the difficulties on the way to independence, maintaining peace and harmony in the multi-ethnic society," the professor said.
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan Amel Dizdarevich, who assisted to publish the book, praised the historical contribution of the leader of Kazakhstan to the construction of a new state. “Nursultan Nazarbayev took upon himself the whole burden of responsibility and, like the founders of the Kazakh Khanate, Zhanibek and Kerei, he has confidently led Kazakh people to a better future. The leader of Kazakhstan, as the author of the modern history of Kazakh people, is among the most prominent world political leaders of the 20-21 centuries, and I am proud to be involved in the publication of the book “The Era of Independence", - noted Dizdarevich, sharing his personal impressions of life in Kazakhstan and deep understanding of the scale of change in the country.
The presentation of the book “The Era of Independence", held in the historical castle of the Museum of the First President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has evoked a wide response among the public and the media. The Embassy of Kazakhstan will send gift editions of the book to the public and university libraries of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It is anticipated that the “The Era of Independence" book will be widely available to the general public of Croatia and Montenegro next year.