Collaboration between Kazakhstan and NLSA
On February 8th, 2017 H.E. Mr. Talgat Kaliyev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to South Africa met with Professor Rocky MD Relebipi-Simela, CEO of the National Library of South Africa.
During the meeting, Ambassador Kaliyev briefed the National Librarian on the social, economic and political developments of Kazakhstan during the 25 years of Independence, as well as the achievements in the areas of science and technology.
Noting the importance of development of “green energy” and exchange of advanced technologies, Ambassador Kaliyev described the preparation for the International Specialized Exhibition 'Astana EXPO-2017', in which strong interest for participation was expressed by African countries.
During the conversation, special attention was paid to the nuclear disarmament initiatives of H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, and the main ideas of the Manifesto “World. The XXI Century”, presented by the Head of State. Ambassador Kaliyev briefed on the plans to reform the national administration in Kazakhstan along with the priorities of further political and economic development of the country, outlined in the "Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: global competitiveness", - addressed to the nation by Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan.
Prof. Rocky MD Relebipi-Simela presented the work of the National Library of South Africa, its main priorities, functions and objectives. Today the fund of the National Library consists of 25 million books.
The parties found it necessary to develop scientific exchanges. The Head of the National Library proposed to organize visits of delegations to exchange experience and conclude a memorandum of understanding between the national libraries of two countries.
At the end of the meeting the Ambassador of Kazakhstan handed over the writings of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, illustrated editions and books about the history of Kazakhstan.
Embassy of Kazakhstan in South Africa