A presentation ceremony of the book “Crucial Decade” by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has taken place at the “Gulustan” palace, June 9. The book was translated into Azerbaijani by the Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan Friendship Society at the initiative of the embassy of Kazakhstan in Baku and published by the publishing house “Abilov, Zeynalov and Sons”, AzerTAj correspondent reports.

Opening the ceremony ambassador of Kazakhstan in Baku Andar Shukputov stated that the book tells of the extremely serious and urgent problems of today.

First deputy Prime Minister Abbas Abbasov, secretary of the Writer’s Union Chingiz Abdullayev, president of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan /SOCAR/ Natig Aliyev, chief of the socio-political department of the Presidential office Ali Hasanov, rector of the Public Administration Academy under the President of Azerbaijan Seyfeddin Gandilov, president of the Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan Friendship Society Eldar Gunaydin noted that book of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev touches upon serious issues troubling humanity. Speakers stressed new realities of the first decade 21 century reflected in the book including terrorism, separatism and extremism threatening regional and global security. Author does not deny that rising globalization in the century will have a negative impact on the national-spiritual values of the peoples. Author touches upon such issues as poverty, production of psychotropic substances, religious bellicosity and intolerance that bring bad consequences.

Crucial decade narrates on the legal status of the Caspian stressing the necessity to create security zones in the region and work on the “Caspian stability pact”.

As soon as the ceremony ended president of the Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan Friendship Society Eldar Gunaydin reported that SOCAR president Natig Aliyev had been bestowed an international peace prize “Dede Gorgud”. He said that President N. Nazarbayev and H. Aliyev had been the first laureates.

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