On May 24, 2022, on the eve of the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Kingdom of the Netherlands with the N.Nazarbayev Center for the Development of Interfaith and Intercivilizational Dialogue held a round table: "Interfaith dialogue for peace and harmony".
At the round table from the Kazakh side, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Netherlands H.E. A. Zhumagaliyev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of «N.Nazarbayev center for development of interfaith and inter-civilization dialogue» Mr. N. Yessimov and Associate professor of Religious Studies department of L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University Ms. Y. Shapoval and Chairman of the "Uzbek Ethno-cultural center of Nur-Sultan" Sh. Pulatov.
From the Brussels side, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Kingdom of the Netherlands Henk Niebuhr, Advisor of the Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan Marcel De Moret, Representatives of the scientific and expert community Vice-Rector of the Islamic University of Rotterdam Emrullah Akgunduz, Senior Researcher at Erasmus Rotterdam University Marjolein Van Griethuysen, The publisher of the Diplomat magazine Dr. Mayelinne De Lara, editor of the Diplomat magazine Roy Lie Atjam and Board members of The Netherlands Kazakh Business Association (NKBA) Gary Hays and Art Hauvinka.
H.E. A. Zhumagaliyev noted almost 20 years, Congress has played an important role in the reconciliation of cultures and civilisations, in searching for answers to the key challenges of our time.
During of the round table, N. Yessimov informed participants about the preparatory work of the Center in organizing the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, which will be held on September 14-15, 2022 in Nur-Sultan, also N. Yessimov noting that the Congress is a universal global interreligious dialogue platform that provides a constructive dialogue on the most pressing issues of our time.
In turn, the participants of the round table noted the importance of promoting interfaith and intercivilizational dialogue at the international level, especially in the context of joint efforts to overcome the consequences of the pandemic.