Importance of Eurasian integration
President of Belarus becomes laureate of Kazakhstan’s Person of the Year National Award
The National Person of the Year Award is granted for achievements in spheres of strategic importance: science, culture, state management, socially responsible business, charity and enlightenment.
This year’s laureates of Kazakhstan’s Person of the Year National Award in the ‘State Policy’ nomination are President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The leaders of the three countries have been awarded for their contribution to the establishment of the EurAsEC and the Customs Union.
In a telegram sent to the Expert Council and laureates, President Nazarbayev expressed his gratitude for being awarded and remarked that the recognition of the work of the leaders of Customs Union states underlines the importance of Eurasian integration.
The award is given for rendering ‘noticeable influence over the economic and social development of our countries’ and notes that ‘this Union has proven its great efficiency in practice’.
Mr. Nazarbayev is confident that further development of the Customs Union will contribute to the well-being of citizens of Kazakhstan, Russia, and Belarus.
Over past years, the award has been given to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Alexy II, writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, academician Zhores Alferov, and cardio-surgeon Leo Bokeria, as well as other prominent public figures, scientists and heads of major enterprises.