In order to ensure the translation of the alphabet of the Kazakh language from Cyrillic to the Latin script, I decide: to approve the attached alphabet of the Kazakh language, based on the Latin script, to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan: to form a National Commission for the translation of the alphabet of the Kazakh language into the Latin script; to provide a phased translation of the Kazakh alphabet into Latin graphics up to 2025,says the decree.
It is reported that the decree comes into force from the date of publication.
A new draft of the Kazakh alphabet in Latin contains 32 letters, the sounds specific to Kazakh speech are indicated by letters with apostrophes.
In April of this year, Nazarbayev instructed the government to draw up a timetable for the transition of the Kazakh alphabet to the Latin alphabet. At the same time, the head of state assured that with the transition of the Kazakh alphabet to the Latin alphabet, the country would not abandon the Russian language and the use of the Cyrillic alphabet.