Kazakhstan's experience of interethnic consent discussed in Minsk

ASTANA. November 2. KAZINFORM. An international conference "Kazakhstan - Belarus: experience of humanitarian cooperation and preservation of interethnic stability" organized by the Kazakh Embassy in Belarus was held in Minsk on October 30; the Embassy's press service told Kazinform.

The representatives of the Kazakhstan Parliament and People's Assembly, state bodies of Belarus, ambassadors of the CIS member states accredited in Minsk, scientists of the two states and Belarusian media took part in the conference.

The participants discussed a wide array of topics on the current status and prospects of formation and development of the common spiritual space in the context of modern challenges.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Anatoly Smirnov noted that the conference was a symbolic continuation of the jubilee session of the People's Assembly of Kazakhstan held in Astana with the participation of its Chairman, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

A. Smirnov stressed that the Head of the State set new tasks and goals before the Assembly. In particular, it is planned to adopt a National Unity Doctrine of Kazakhstan. The Assembly is to update its activity due to the new tasks on the country's development, especially in such directions as patriotic education, strengthening of citizenship and state language, interethnic and interconfessional consent.

The participants noted Kazakhstan's experience in preservation of interethnic and interreligious consent. Speaking about the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions they emphasized Kazakhstan's contribution to the establishment of interconfessional dialogue in the world.

A presentation of the Assembly's web portal was held during the forum.

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