16th December – Independence Day in Kazakhstan

The first country to recognize the sovereignty of Kazakhstan was the Republic of Turkey. This happened almost immediately, a few hours after I signed the law on independence, and Kazakhstan people highly appreciated this manifestation of Turkic solidarity. The next day, December 11, Kazakhstan was recognized by the Russian Federation, December 25 - by the United States of America. On January 3, 1992 China joined the list, and by the end of the year – a nother 102 states.