Kazakhstan is actively working on promoting peace, harmony, stability and safety
Kazakhstan is actively working on promoting peace, harmony, stability and safety. Since the first days of Independence, Kazakhstan has been effectively proposing peace initiatives aimed at nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Kazakhstan is known for its initiatives on combating international terrorism and disputes settlement. The country has many suggestions on maintenance of peace in the world.
KAIRAT AIBEKULY, PROFESSOR, EGYPTIAN UNIVERSITY OF ISLAMIC CULTURE:
- Kazakhstan’s entire foreign policy is aimed at the settlement and prevention of the conflict-generating situations in the modern world, such as the situations in Syria, the security issues in Central Asia, Afghanistan and many more. Therefore, I believe that Kazakhstan is the centre of peaceful policy.
The idea to hold the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions also belongs to President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Members of various religions support global initiatives aimed at combating terrorism while speaking about the need to develop tolerance and mutual respect. According to the participants, Congress is a historical event allowing the leaders of various religions to discuss the current challenges.
ALI RASHID AL NUAIMI, CHAIRMAN, WORLD COUNCIL OF MUSLIM COMMUNITIES, UAE:
- The leadership in Kazakhstan is very serious about this conference and that they really consider moving it from being just a dialogue to have an outcome of initiative and programs that will promote peace that will promote tolerance
RICHARD ATKINSON, BISHOP OF BEDFORD, CHURCH OF ENGLAND, UK:
- Kazakhstan is one of the few countries that take the real leader on this and the president has been one of the examples of building on his desire that Kazakhstan is the country where different religions work together. 00:01:30:02
HILARION, METROPOLITAN, PATRIARCHATE OF MOSCOW, RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH:
- Religion promotes love, peace, mercy, compassion, forgiveness and cannot promote violence, manslaughter and cruelty. Terrorists can wear religious dresses but continue being the servants of Satan. The religious communities are facing a very important task of protecting believers, especially the youth, from the destructive influence of the radicals.
Experts believe that the results of the Congress will be useful and the world will change for the better within the upcoming three years in time with the next meeting of the religious leaders.