Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev met with participants and guests of the 2nd International Film Festival “Eurasia-2005”, which is to be held today in Almaty. The famous Greek film director and Head of Film Festival’s Jury Theo Angelopoulos, Russian film directors Vadim Abdrashitov and Yegor Konchalovsky, the Hollywood actor Jean Claude Van Damme, actress Natalya Arinbasarova, American film producers Michael Moore and Mark Manuel took part in the meeting.
We are glad to meet you in Kazakhstan, a young independent state which has already become known abroad over 14 years and is dynamically developing nowadays. I invited you to visit our new capital Astana, Nursultan Nazarbayev said. The President told the guests the issues related to country’s economic development, construction course of Astana, “Cultural Heritage” state program and state support of cinematography. Your participation in this film festival is of great importance for us as our cinematographers will be able to communicate with you and gain great experience, Nursultan Nazarbauev noted. The Head of the State wished the participants of film festival having good impressions of Kazakhstan, success in their work and fruitful cooperation with kazakhstani film makers.