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Kassymzhomart Tokayev, the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament - Head of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions met with Jorge Sampaio, UN Secretary General's High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, who is participating in the OSCE high-level Conference on tolerance and non-discrimination in Astana today.
The parties exchanged views on further development of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the Alliance of Civilizations, including implementation of the projects initiated by the Alliance in intercultural dialogue.
"Kazakhstan attaches great importance to partnership with the Alliance and supports its goals and objectives.

The Ministry of Culture of Kazakhstan has almost finished the development of a National Action Plan under the Alliance of Civilizations, the adoption of which will give positive impetus to further development of cooperation of Kazakhstan with the Alliance and promotion of its ideas in Kazakhstan society", Tokayev said.

J. Sampaio noted an important role of Kazakhstan in promotion of global inter-civilization and interfaith dialogue, strengthening tolerance and mutual adaptation of cultures.
According to the High Representative of the UN, Kazakhstan as an active member of the Group of Friends of the Alliance, takes certain steps to strengthen security and stability in the region.
Press Service of the Senate