"Today, the whole country, all representatives of denominations and ethnic groups celebrate this holiday. This celebratory event symbolizes the good and happiness. On this day, old insults are forgiven and help is rendered to those in need, and prayers are offered," the President of Kazakhstan said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized that since the first days of independence, the state has been pursuing a policy of strengthening inter-ethnic and inter-religious harmony.
"Thanks to our unity, we have achieved great results in the economy and in the growth of the people's welfare. During all the years of independence, I have felt the support of Orthodox Christians and I appreciate it," the Head of State said.
In addition, the President of Kazakhstan noted the country's role in the development of a global interreligious dialogue directed to maintaining peace and tranquility on earth.
"These days, all Orthodox Christians ask the Lord for health and well-being of their loved ones, for our country’s peace and harmony. May these prayers be heard! Once again, I congratulate everyone on Christmas, and wish you well-being, health and prosperity!" Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The Head of State has also focused on the unity and peace, and that Kazakhstan will achieve new successes in its development.
"We will continue our policy aimed at strengthening friendship and mutual understanding, mutual trust. Only this way will we move forward and create a better life for future generations," Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The President of Kazakhstan got acquainted with the expositions in the Spiritual and Cultural Centre's Museum of the Orthodox Church.