In fluent Arabic, Ambassador Arman Isagaliev of Kazakhstan addressed his Egyptian friends, both state officials and civil society representatives, in a message to thank them for all the efforts made to strengthen relations between Egypt and Kazakhstan.
The head of the Egyptian Association of Graduates from Russian and Soviet Universities, Sherif Gad, sent a letter of thanks to Isagaliev, who was also dean of the Asian diplomatic corps, and who had made great efforts in supporting bilateral relations between the two countries, in seeing the operation of flights between Egypt and Kazakhstan, and in activating economic relations.
Isagaliev was also able to successfully extend bridges of communication between the two peoples in many fields in light of the understanding between President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his Kazakhstani counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
(L-r) Fathy Toughan and Ambassador of Kazakhstan Arman Isagaliev with Sherif Gad (Photo courtesy of the Russian Cultural Centre)
The ambassador echoed his thanks and gratitude for the efforts of the Egyptian graduates association in supporting bilateral relations, and stressed his thanks to Egypt “Al Mahrousa” (a traditional Arabic name for Egypt meaning “the protected”) for the efforts made by ministries, institutions and representatives of civil society in support and consolidation of relations between Egypt and Kazakhstan.
“Many successes between our two countries have pushed relations to advanced positions thanks to these great efforts,” he said.
Fathy Toughan, the secretary-general of the Egyptian-Kazakh Friendship Association and the Egyptian Association of Graduates from Russian and Soviet Universities, sent a telegram of thanks to the ambassador, stressing that his period of work in Egypt has seen many achievements.
Isagaliev concluded his speech saying, “I feel proud that I worked in Egypt and that I drank from the water of the Nile River -- so I will definitely come back, according to the famous Egyptian saying.”