Today, on April 8, Bulat Sarsenbayev, Chairman of the Board of the N. Nazarbayev Center for Development of Interfaith and Inter-Civilization Dialogue, took part in an online seminar organized by the Center of Islamic Civilization of Uzbekistan and the Islamic Khazar Institute of Malaysia.
In his welcoming speech, Bulat Sarsenbayev emphasized: «The policy of the leadership of our country has always been aimed at achieving high goals at the head of all endeavors, it is the care of the citizens and their well-being. In the focus of attention, issues of peaceful coexistence of citizens, despite the diverse palette of nationalities and religions».
Also Bulat Sarsenbayev introduced the participants with the priority activities, goals and objectives of the N. Nazarbayev Center, concerning the promotion of ideas of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, the first convocation of which was held in 2003, shared the plans for international events, the preparatory work for the XIX Secretariat of the Congress in 2021 under the leadership of the President of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan - Head of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions M. Ashimbayev. Ashimbayev and the next VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions to be held in 2022 with the participation of the First President of the RK, Elbasy N. Nazarbayev and the Head of State K. Tokayev.
At the same time, Ruziya Kamarova, Director of the Department of religious studies of the Nazarbayev Center, took part in the second section of the event, making a substantive presentation on «The study of Islam in modern Kazakhstan».
In addition, along with scientists from Uzbekistan and Malaysia, the seminar was attended by prominent scientists and experts from neighboring countries, such as the Ukrainian Center for Islamic Studies, the National Pedagogical University named after M. Dragomanov, the Kyrgyz branch of the International Foundation Babur. The seminar was attended by prominent scholars and experts from neighboring countries, such as the Ukrainian Center for Islamic Studies.
Earlier, on March 3 rd this year, in Tashkent, Bulat Sarsenbayev, Chairman of the Board of N. Nazarbayev Center and Shoazim Minovarov, Director of the Center of Islamic Civilization under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan, signed a memorandum of mutual cooperation. The purpose of the memorandum - the implementation of interaction in the sphere of inter-civilization and inter-confessional dialogue, the development of the principles of tolerance and harmony.