January 25, 2017. Astana. Head of State participated in the ceremony of lighting the fire of the 28th World Winter Universiade-2017. The official ceremony of opening the Games will be held in Almaty on January 25, 2017.
In his address, the President noted that the forthcoming Universiade is the largest sports event through the history of independence, contributing to enhancing the unity of its nation.
- All that we have done - we have done for the youth. The Student Games’ social infrastructure and sporting venues of - all that will serve us for years and years, the President of Kazakhstan said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed confidence that Kazakhstan’s people will support the national team and the Universiade-2017 will be a truly national holiday.
In conclusion, the Head of State wished the athletes good luck and bright victories in the upcoming competitions.