On November 10, the Chairman of the Management Board of the N.Nazarbayev Center for the Development of Interfaith and Intercivilizational Dialogue Bulat Sarsenbayev signed a Memorandum of cooperation with the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Mohammed Abdel Salam.
The purpose of signing the memorandum is to implement mutual cooperation in the field of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, exchange of information, experience, the implementation of joint projects and events, the organization of meetings, forums and conferences of mutual interest.
The meeting was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Arab Emirates Madiyar Menilbekov, Chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Kazakhstan Ammar Omar Al-Breiki, representatives of the office of the Muslim Council of Elders.
During the meeting, Chairman of the Management Board B. Sarsenbayev informed about the results of the VII Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, which was held in September in Astana, as a unique platform in the global process of interreligious and interfaith dialogue, noting the promotion of the Declaration of the VII Congress.
In turn, the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Mohammed Abdel Salam, noted an importance of the Kazakhstan's initiatives to promote intercultural and intercultural dialogue
At the same time, the sides exchanged views on the development of inter-civilizational dialogue between the organizations, discussed further interaction of the Center with the Muslim Council of Elders and expressed readiness to promote the dynamics of bilateral and multilateral relations and popularize the ideas of the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions through joint projects to promote interreligious dialogue.
For reference: The Muslim Council of Elders is an independent international organization established on July 18, 2014, to promote peace in Muslim communities. The Council brings together Muslim scholars, experts and dignitaries known for their wisdom, justice, independence and moderation. They will work together to promote peace, prevent and eliminate the sources of religious conflicts and divisions in Muslim communities. The headquarters is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Chairman of the Board Sheikh Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb. The Secretary-General Mohammed Abdel Salam.