First Deputy Director General of TASS Mikhail Gusman was awarded the Dostyk (Friendship) Order of the II degree for his contribution to the development of bilateral relations by decree of the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev. He received the award from the hands of the Kazakh ambassador Yermek Kosherbayev at a ceremony at the diplomatic mission of the republic in Moscow, TASS reports.
“For his contribution to the development of relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation, to award the Order of Dostyk (Friendship) II degree to Mikhail Solomonovich Gusman – First Deputy Director General of the TASS information telegraph agency of Russia”, – read the text of the decree of the head of Kazakhstan at the embassy , after which the awarding ceremony took place.
In turn, Guzman thanked the President of Kazakhstan for such a high assessment of his contribution to strengthening ties between the two countries.
“I am really very grateful for this award and appreciate it infinitely. Over the past quarter of a century, my life and professional activity are inextricably linked with Kazakhstan,” he said.
The first deputy director general of TASS recalled that he interviewed the first president of the republic, Nursultan Nazarbayev, four times, whom he called “the true national leader of the country.” “I also had the honor to interview Mr. Tokayev both as President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and when he worked in the United Nations system. He is an outstanding personality, a deeply patriotic person, and it is very important that President Tokayev is so confidently and so reliably continuing the work. the first president of Kazakhstan, “Guzman said, adding that such continuity is necessary for the country’s stability and prosperity. He also stressed that in the face of common challenges, the peoples of the two countries have always demonstrated unity, and the coronavirus pandemic was no exception.
“We have not yet fully coped with the pandemic. But nevertheless, both in Kazakhstan and in Russia, a light is visible at the end of the tunnel. We will cope with this together – Kazakhstanis and Russians. Because we were together, are and, I think , we will always be “, – concluded Guzman.