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At a press-conference in Moscow today Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister dispelled Russia’s concerns over alleged geopolitical shifts behind Kazakhstan’s decision to have the language shifted to the Latin alphabet.
According to him, this decision is driven by the necessity to develop the language.
Some people groundlessly regard the decision as a sign of Kazakhstan’s political preferences changing: President Nazarbayev.
A special working group is to be formed shortly to gather suggestions and recommendations and outline a plan of further actions, including development of a new font and rules of its use.
Kazakh strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev on Friday called for a modernisation drive to turn the energy-rich Central Asian country into of the world's most developed, including a switch to the Latin alphabet.
Currently Kazakh language relies on the Cyrillic alphabet.
Linguists have shortlisted Latin-based Kazakh alphabet versions to 4, with the number of letters varying from 29 to 33.
“The issue is very serious. I am not the one to take the ultimate decision”, the Minister said.