Visit of Kazakh President to Vatican to show the world example of comprehensive leadership

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ANA. November 5. KAZINFORM /Arnur Rakhymbekov/ Director for International Projects of the Russian National Strategy Institute Yuri Solozobov comments the upcoming visit of Head of the State N. Nazarbayev to Vatican. 

 How do you evaluate the upcoming visit of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to Vatican?

  I think that the upcoming meeting in Vatican will show the world an example of comprehensive leadership of Nursultan Nazarbayev which combines intellectual innovations and traditional authority. The world has great expectations from this meeting, as far as Benedict XVI and Nursultan Nazarbayev were the first world leaders who pointed out the causes of existing economic crisis. This cataclysm uncovered serious drawbacks of  the modern world - the surplus of unnecessary material possessions and documents. And there is a heavy deficit of intellectual values and healthy ideas. Today there is a lack of the most important thing - large figures that will be able to show us the solution to the deadlock. Unlike religious leaders Nursultan Nazarbayev has an advantage - he is more open to the modern world. He is not framed by a certain theological dogma. This can be proved by the regular Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions convened in Astana, a unique platform created on the initiative of Nursultan Nazarbayev; this initiative of his won recognition of all principal confessions. And the second, the Patriarch of Rome and Dalai Lama, for example are formal leaders of microstates. Whereas Nursultan Nazarbayev is acting Head of Kazakhstan - the strong state which precipitately gain weigh and influence worldwide.

 What topical issues will be considered at the meeting in Vatican?

  The positions of both leaders have much in common. Let me remind that the Roman Pontiff made it public that the global financial crisis has demonstrated a futility of ambitions of the belief in money. Patriarch of Rome Benedict XVI issued a special encyclical 'The Mercy in Truth' about the economic crisis where he called to strengthen the state regulation of economy in order to overcome the recession. For those who read the works of Nursultan Nazarbayev, such as "The Keys out of Crisis" and "The Fifth Way" the parallels are more than obvious. During the III Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions the President of Kazakhstan has straightly underlined that precisely moral tools should serve the creation of more just economic structure.

 The second important topic can become the problem of nuclear free world. Patriarch of Rome Benedict XVI has several times called to achieve nuclear disarmament in the world in order to "use means which became available for general welfare". President N. Nazarbayev also actively stands for the development of a new universal Treaty on common horizontal and vertical nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. It is difficult to overestimate his personal contribution to the issues of disarmament. So Kazakhstan willingly refused of the fourth nuclear arsenal in the world and closed the largest nuclear polygon. I think President N. Nazarbayev has long ago deserved Nobel Prize for his nuclear free initiatives and significant practical contribution to nuclear disarmament. Vatican could entirely support the candidature of N. Nazarbayev for the rank of the main peacekeeper of the world.

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