President Nazarbayev OKs switchover to Latin-based Kazakh script

27 October 2017 08:40  2502

ASTANA. KAZINFORM The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has signed Decree “On Transition of the Kazakh Alphabet from the Cyrillic to the Latin-Based Script”, Kazinform cites the Akorda press service.

On the transition of the Kazakh alphabet from the Cyrillic to the Latin-based script

To ensure the transition of the Kazakh alphabet from the Cyrillic to the Latin-based script, I hereby resolve:

1. To approve the attached alphabet of the Kazakh language, based on the Latin script.

2. The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall establish the National Commission for the transition of the Kazakh alphabet to the Latin-based script;

ensure a gradual transition of the Kazakh alphabet to the Latin-based script until 2025;

take other measures, including organizational and legislative ones, for the implementation of this Decree.

3. To entrust the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the enforcement of this Decree.

4. This Decree shall enter into force on the day it is published.

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev

Astana, Akorda, 26th October 2017

No. 569

See Annex to the Decree here.

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