MFA about illumination of Burj-Khalifa in color of Kazakhstani flag: It was absolutely free action
Astana. December 19. KazTAG - Illumination of Burj-Khalifa in Dubai in the color of Kazakhstani flag was absolutely free, said Aibek Smadyarov, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan.
"There was information saying that allegedly Burj-Khalifa was illuminated in the colors of Kazakhstani flag for certain payment. In reality, it was an initiative of Dubai emirate. It was an absolutely free action," he said at the briefing.
He said this experience has existed before.
"There were flags of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Belarus and other states. In fact, Burj-Khalifa was illuminated on the same day in the colors of Bahrein’s flag. Thus, it is just speculations that the Foreign Ministry spent some funds or took some diplomatic efforts to do this," he said.
The Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan spread a message on December 16 saying that Dubai congratulated Kazakhstan on the Independence Day. The Foreign Ministry said that the highest building Burj-Khalifa was illuminated in the colours of Kazakhstani flag for the first time.
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