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Image President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev

"Today, the ancient Kazakh land is honored to invite the leaders and high representatives of the world and traditional religions for dialogue between civilizations and religions".

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The List of leaders of religious confessions / organizations, and also the political figures participating in the IV Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions(2) Print E-mail
REPRESENTATIVES OF TAOISM
 
42.
Huang Xianyang - Deputy Chairman of the China Taoist Association
 
 
REPRESENTATIVES OF SHINTOISM
     43.
 
1. Tsunekie Tanaka - President of Japanese Association of Shinto Temples “Jinja Honcho” (Japan)
Composition of the delegation:
2. Hajime Komazava - Director of “Jinja Honcho” Public Relations Department
3. Katsudzhi Ivahashi - Head of “Jinja Honcho” International Cooperation Administration
4. Yuko Ishii – Officer of International Cooperation Administration, Miss
5. Naoki Murata - Officer of International Cooperation Administration, a member of the Secretariat
 
 
 
 
 
REPRESENTATIVES OF HINDUISM
 
44.
 
 
 
 
1. Somaya Samir Shantila - Chairman of the Institute for the Research of Indology and Interreligious Dialogue, a member of the Council of Religious Leaders (India)
Composition of the delegation:
2. Swami Tadrupanandadzhi
3. Swamini Tanmayanandadzhi
4. Abhishek Ghosh
5. Kala Acharya Dhanandzhav
 
45.
Dzhayotindra Mukundray Dave –Director of the Center Akshardham for Applied Research in the field of Social Harmony (India)
 
46.
1. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Founder of “Art of Life” Organization (India)
 
Composition of the delegation:
2. Barval Akash - Director and teacher of “Art of Life” Organization
3. Stanislav Guemes-Businessman
4. Patel Kanchanbhay - Secretary of the “Bhakt” English High School
5. Kezhrival Razhat - Businessman
6. Azhay Arora - Director
 
 
REPRESENTATIVES OF ZOROASTRIANISM
 
47.
1. Homi Burzhor Dhalla –President of the World Council of Cultural Heritage of Zarathustra (India), a member of the Council of Religious Leaders (India)
Composition of the delegation:
2. Dehnugara Hoshang Bhadurdzhi
3. Hodivala Ruzbeh
4. Nobul Raymond Minu
5. Rangunvalla Adil Firoz
 
 
HONORED GUESTS
 
48.
1. Ghazi bin Muhammad - Senior Advisor to the King on matters of religion and culture, special envoy, Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan)
Composition of the delegation:
2. Manar Al-Dabas - Head of Administration of the Prince
3. Hisham Lutfi Asfour - Director of the Office of the Prince
4. Omar Hassan Mustafa Abusabah - Lifeguard Officer
5. Abdel Munem al-Raggatt - Security Officer
 
49.
1. Mohammad Bagher Horamshad - Advisor to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Chairman of the Organization of Culture and Islamic Relations (OCIR) (Iran)
 
Composition of the delegation:
2. Hadi Azimi - Advisor to the Chairman of OCIR
 
50.
1. Jean-Louis Chrétien - former Prime Minister of Canada (Canada)
Composition of the delegation:
2. Andre Desmare - Jean Chretien’s son-in-law, the President of Power Corp. of Canada
3. Olivier Desmare - Jean Chretien’s grandson, Head of Putnam Investments
4. William Kostlivy - Assistant to the President of the Power Corp. of Canada
5. Paul Harrison - Head of Putnam Investments in the Middle East
6. Igor Abramov - Consultant “Heenan Blaikie”
7. Viktor Shevchenko - translator
 
51.
Walter Schwimmer - Former Secretary General of the Council of Europe (Austria)
 
52.
Miguel Angel Moratinos - Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain (Spain)
 
53.
1. Mevlut Cavusoglu - Personal Representative of the President of PACE, the former President of PACE (Turkey)
 
Composition of the delegation:
2. Peter Sish - Head of personnel office of the President of PACE
 
54.
1. Zhang Lybin - Deputy Head of the State Administration for Religious Affairs of China
 
Composition of the delegation:
2. Shisi Yuan - Assistant
 
 
55.
1. Pierre Morel - EU Special Representative for Central Asia (Belgium)
Composition of the delegation:
2. Mrs. Anna Suotula
3. Regional Advisor to the Ambassador
 
56.
1.Taufik Rabia - Minister of Trade and Industry, Special Envoy of the King of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia)
Composition of the delegation:
1.Vitse Minister of Trade and Industry, Fahad Al-Dzhalazhil
2. Assistant secretary Talal Al-Amiri
3. Museir Al-Anazi
 
57.
Said Sharif Yousefi - Deputy Chairman of the Independent National Reconciliation Commission, former ambassador to the IRA in Iraq
(Afghanistan)
 
58.
 
Michael Roberts - Personal Representative of the ex-Prime Minister of Great Britain, the founder of “Faith” Charity Fund of Tony Blair (UK)
 
REPRESENTATIVES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
 
59.
1. Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev - Deputy UN Secretary-General, Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UN)
 
Composition of the delegation:
2. Andreas Baker - Political Affairs Officer of the United Nations Office at Geneva
                                                                                                                                                                 
60.
 
 
 
1. Irina Bokova - Director General of UNESCO
Composition of the delegation: 
2. Kalin Mitrev - husband of Irina Bokova
3. Claire Stark - UNESCO expert on strategic planning
4. Lazarev Sergey Arkadyevich - Director of UNESCO Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
5. Katerina Stenou - Director of Intersectoral Platform on the program Culture of Peace and Non-Violence UNESCO Bureau of Strategic Planning
6. Dov Lynch - Chief Specialist, Office of the Director
7. Bobir Tuhtabaev - Acting Head of European and North American sector of External Relations and Public Information
 
61.
 
Mohammed Sobeih - Deputy Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (United Arab Emirates)
 
62.
1. Janez Lenarcic - Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE)
 
Composition of the delegation:
2. Jan Hauskaas - Special Advisor, Office of the Director of ODIHR, a member of the delegation
3. Florians Hohenberg - Head of the Department of tolerance and non-discrimination
4. Natalia Zarudnaa - Head of the OSCE Centre in Astana, Ambassador
5. Jeannette Kloetzer - Deputy Head of the OSCE Centre in Astana
 
63.
  
1. Miroslav Jenca - Special Representative of UN Secretary-General, Head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UN)
 
Composition of the delegation:
2. Armands Pupols - Political Advisor
3. Bakhyt Abdildina - National Coordinator
 
64.
Andrew Baker - Personal Representative of OSCE Chairman on Combating anti-Semitism, Rabbi (OSCE)
 
65.
1. Catherine McGuinness - Personal Representative of OSCE Chairman on combating racism, xenophobia and discrimination, including intolerance and discrimination against Christians and other faiths (OSCE)
Composition of the delegation:
2. Caroline Donelan
 
66.
Adil Akhmetov - the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims (OSCE)
67.
Abdelkader El Idrissi - representative of the Secretary General’s Office of ISESCO (Islamic Organization for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)  
 
 
PUBLIC FIGURES
 
68.
Ankit Srivastava –Director Generalof International council for interreligious cooperation (Belgium)
 
 69.
Sergey Popov  – President of Inter-Parliamentary assembly on orthodoxy (Russia)
 
70.
Ahmed Akgunduz – Rector, president of Islamic University of Rotterdam (Netherlands)
 
71.
1. Terie Rod-Larsen –President of International Peace Institute (USA)
Composition of the delegation:
2. Fabris Aydan – Special assistant of Special envoy of Secretary General
3. Andrea Pvancelzer – Director of office of International Peace Institute in Vienna
 
72.
Amal Hamidallah – Director of Fund for alliance of Gulf states (Netherlands)
 
73.
Robert Chase – Executive director of religious NGO on interreligious dialogue «Intersections International» (USA)
 
74.
Daisy Farhat Khan – Executive director of “American Society for Muslim Advancement” center (USA)
 
75.
Enrique Gaspar – President of “Nexus” fund (Spain)
 
76.
ChristianaBacker – Anchor, journalist (UK)
 
77.
Alikber Alikberov – Russian historian, Islamic researcher (Russia)
 
78.
Malikov Kadyr Kurmanbekovich – Director of “Religion, law and policy” independent analytic center (Kyrgyzstan)
 
79.
Abdrazakov Ishenbay Abdrazakovich – Former Secretary of State, professor of Bishkek state university (Kyrgyzstan)
 
 
 
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