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29.06.2010 - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev thinks that Ethnic conflicts in Kyrgyzstan are dangerous for the whole Central Asian region Print E-mail
    In the night on June 11 in the Osh city in southern Kyrgyzstan armed conflicts started between Kirghiz and Uzbek people living there. During the week there were riots, looting and burning of houses. Authorities imposed a curfew in several areas of Osh and Jalal-Abad region where the unrest spread. According to official figures, the death toll in clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan is over 290 people. According to international organizations on the territory of Uzbekistan there are about 110,000 Kyrgyz refugees.

    “The most bitter consequences of the conflict in Kyrgyzstan is that the mistrust can appear among other peoples of the region”, said Nazarbayev, speaking Tuesday at the opening of the High-Level OSCE Conference on Tolerance and Nondiscrimination held in Astana on Tuesday.

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29.06.2010 - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed the creation of the OSCE Centre on Tolerance and Nondiscrimination, speaking today at the opening of the High-level OSCE Conference on Tolerance and Nondiscrimination in Astana. Print E-mail
    “Tolerance, along with trust, tradition, and transparency is the main direction of Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the OSCE”, said President of the Republic Of Kazakhstan.
    In this context, the Head of State considers it appropriate to examine a proposal for creation of the OSCE Centre on Tolerance and Nondiscrimination.

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14.06.2010 - PRESS RELEASE Print E-mail

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     Today Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, Head of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions Kassymzhomart Tokayev met with Metropolitan of Astana and Almaty, Archbishop Alexander.
     The two sides noted with satisfaction the successful development of Kazakh-Russian strategic partnership, constructive relationship of the the Kazakhstan Government with leaders of religious communities and above all with representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church.
     They discussed the questions of preparation for the next IV Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions forthcoming in 2012, which, according to the Head of the Secretariat of the Forum, “turned into a permanent platform for dialogue, giving the opportunity of the free exchange of views on topical issues of our time to the religious leaders”.
     “Fruitful cooperation between the Congress and the Russian Orthodox Church is an important link in our work together on further promotion of inter-civilizational and intercultural values and allied relations between Kazakhstan and Russia,” said K. Tokayev and expressed his hope for the active participation of representatives of the ROC in the coming Forum.
     Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Kazakhstan invited the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill take part in the IV Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

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01.06.2010 – tomorrow, at the L. N. Gumilev Eurasian National University, a meeting with the representative of the Saudi Arabia Ministry for Islam Affairs in Russia and CIS, Doctor Madjid bin Abdelaziz bin Naser at-Turky will take place. Print E-mail
    During the meeting, the high-rank guest will deliver a lecture for the professors and students of the university and present a report on the political, economic, cultural and social relations between Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia.
    Madjid at-Turky graduated from the Islam University. He graduated from the Propaganda and Information College majoring in “Mass Media and Public Relations”. Having completed his Master’s degree in journalism at the Islam University, he defended his Candidate’s dissertation at the same university and his Doctor’s dissertation at the Moscow State University.
    It is important to note that, among the research papers written by the scholar, there is a paper titled “Nazir Turekulov. The Soviet Union Ambassador in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Letters, diaries and reports”. This book, telling about the first Kazakh diplomat, promoted the development of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Currently, his research paper titled “The Analysis of the position of Islam in Russia and CIS countries” is ready for publication.
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Novosty-Kazakhstan News Agency - On the 29th and 30th of June in Astana politicians and public figures from 56 OSCE participating states on the OSCE high level Conference Tolerance and Non-discrimination will discuss the problems of tolerance and non-discrimination, as reported by press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Print E-mail
    Novosty-Kazakhstan News Agency - On the 29th and 30th of June in Astana politicians and public figures from 56 OSCE participating states on the OSCE high level Conference Tolerance and Non-discrimination will discuss the problems of tolerance and non-discrimination, as reported by press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
    “Advancement of tolerance, non-discrimination and intercultural dialogue is one of the key priorities of Kazakhstan as the country chairing at the OSCE in 2010. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the implementation of the commitments and values within the OSCE,” as was reported on Monday.
    As noted in the press release, special attention during the Conference will be given to methods of combating religious and ethnical intolerance and discrimination. Participants will discuss the roles of legislative and law enforcement bodies, educational system and media in the struggle against the public display of intolerance and promotion of mutual understanding through open dialogue.
    In addition, experts in the field of tolerance and non-discrimination of the OSCE participating states will share their experience in establishing mechanisms of interethnic and interfaith dialogue. Special Representatives of the OSCE Chairman on issues of tolerance and non-discrimination will take part in the work of the Conference.
    “Nongovernmental organizations will participate in the preparatory meeting in Astana on the 28th of June, as well as in the Conference. Official opening of the Conference will be held on the 29th of June. Awarding ceremony for participants of the OSCE photo contest on the theme of tolerance and non-discrimination will take place after the official part,” as stated in a press release.

 
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