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On October 12, 2018, a traditional film show organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Greece took place in Athens. This year, the audience was shown the Kazakhstan film “Shal” (“The Old Man”), based on the story of the famous American writer Ernest Hemingway, “The Old Man and the Sea”.
The cultural event was organized within the framework of the efforts of the Embassy of Kazakhstan to familiarize the Greek society with modern Kazakhstani cinema in the framework of the state program “Ruhani zhangyru”.
Among the guests of the show were prominent public and political figures from Greece, representatives of the diplomatic corps, business and cultural circles, the leadership of the Kallithea municipality, as well as a large number of former Kazakhstani compatriots and representatives of the Kazakh diaspora in Athens.
Speaking with a welcoming speech before the film, Charge d'Affaires of Kazakhstan Mr. Timur Sultangozhin told the guests about the transformations taking place in Kazakhstan. In particular, the diplomat noted that "over the years since independence, Kazakhstan has emerged as a stable and dynamically developing state with a strong market economy." In this context, Mr. Sultangozhin drew the attention of the audience to the last State of the Nation Address of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev “Growing welfare of Kazakh citizens: increase in income and quality of life”, which marked new ambitious reforms aimed at entering of Kazakhstan into the top 30 world economies by the year 2050.