"It is important to remember that in the twentieth century, based on the Cyrillic graphics has gained a large reservoir of literary and scientific heritage of the Kazakh language. And basically, that is not the national wealth has been lost for the following generations of Kazakhstan ", — he said during the ceremony scholarship in literature and the arts in Almaty.
The president's words Kazakhstan given in the message vserasprostranennom his press service.
"We will do the municipal commission on transfer Kazakh language the Latin script "- added Nazarbayev.
Kazakhstan President stressed that this transformation has already caused a resonance in the middle of zabugornyh partners of Kazakhstan.
"Some people totally unreasonable saw in this a" certificate "configuration of geopolitical preferences Kazakhstan. Nothing like that. At this point I will say for sure. The transition to the Latin alphabet — it is an internal need for the development and modernization of the Kazakh language. No need to find a black cat in a dark room, even more so, if there has ever been, "- he singled out.
Nazarbayev recalled that in the 20-40s of the last century Kazakh already used the Latin alphabet.
"In 3 of the fifteen Soviet republics of the former Soviet Union until the very moment of its dissolution national languages were also in Latin.
As for the role of Kazakhstan in the Eurasian integration — is fundamentally our choice. I think that we are moving in the right direction, and the financial integration is the task of the whole world. Our economy is growing requests for new markets, and so we go on the economic integration rather than political. The issue of political sovereignty is not discussed ", — said the head of the country.