"They should celebrate holidays with their people. This concerns both the upcoming New Year’s celebrations and state holidays," Nazarbayev said during a meeting in Astana on Monday.
A new wave of the global crisis, which has been largely expected lately, should not catch Kazakhstan unawares, Nazarbayev told the presidential staff, government officials and representatives of the ruling Nur Otan party.
"Everyone expects a new wave of the global financial-economic crisis next year. Kazakhstan has long been preparing for it. But if the crisis begins, it should catch no one unawares either at the central or regional level", Nazarbayev’s press service quoted him as saying.