Kazakhstan’s Ethnic Assembly: Unique experience
Foreign scientists viewed that all countries should study the unique experience of Kazakhstan’s Ethnic Assembly. Their opinion was shared during a meeting of the Assembly’s Scientific and Expert Council. The experts say that thanks to the interethnic harmony policy operating in Kazakhstan, members of ethnic groups preserved and multiplied their heritage, culture and traditions. Researcher of the Center for East European and International Studies, Beate Eschment studied democratization and national policies in the Central Asia countries for twenty years. She also studies formation of Kazakhstan’s model of national identity. The expert acknowledged the importance and relevance of this model.
BEATE ESCHMENT, STAFF, GERMAN CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES:
-I think that, if we compare, Kazakhstan’s approach to inter-ethnic harmony is the best in Central Asia, because there is an Assembly with constitutional status. It means a lot.
AIGUL SADVOKASSOVA, SENIOR STAFF, KAZAKH ACADEMY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION:
- Inter-ethnic unity, friendship and hospitality are considered the main national values of the people of Kazakhstan. That’s why we believe that these important values are the main factors that help promote and strengthen stability in Kazakhstan.