On the eve of Independence day, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Kemelovich Tokayev awarded high state awards - orders «Parasat» and «Kurmet» to Klara Shaisultanovna Khafizova, orientalist, academician of the Kazakhstan national academy of natural sciences, veteran of the KazISS under the President of Kazakhstan; Bulat Klychbayevich Sultanov, doctor of historical sciences, who headed the Kazakhstan Institute of strategic studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan for nine years from 2005 to 2014 and Murat Turarovich Laumulin, doctor of political sciences, professor, chief research fellow of the KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The presentation of state awards took place on December 13, 2019 at the Solemn meeting of the KazISS under the President of Kazakhstan team, dedicated to the Independence Day.
The awards were presented to the director of the Research Institute of international and regional cooperation at the Kazakh-German University B. K. Sultanov and the chief research fellow of the KazISS under the President of Kazakhstan M. T. Laumulin by the Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Maulen Sagatkhanovich Ashimbayev. M. S. Ashimbayev was the director of KazISS under the President of Kazakhstan from 2000 to 2005. He currently oversees the activities of the Institute. Presenting the awards, the Assistant to the President noted high merits of Bulat Klychbayevich and Murat Turarovich in the public and diplomatic activity, great contribution in development of Kazakhstan and strengthening of international cooperation in the establishment and strengthening of Kazakhstan's first think tank - Kazakhstan Institute for strategic studies under the President of Kazakhstan. He cordially congratulated the KazISS team on the Independence Day, wished further success in their work, taking an example from the people who today received their well-deserved awards by the Decree of the Head of state.
The «Parasat» order of K.Sh. Khafizova was handed over by Akim of Almaty Bakhytzhan Abdirovich Sagintaev in a solemn ceremony.
The Kazakhstan Institute of strategic studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan sincerely thanks the Head of state K.K. Tokayev for the high assessment of the contribution of KazISS veterans to the development of the country!
It is very important for the KazISS team under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to be in the mainstream of the country's political life, to provide forecast and analytical support for strategic aspects of domestic and foreign policy, strengthening the Independence of Kazakhstan with all its activities!