Multiconfessional society characterized by religious pluralism in Kazakhstan, UN Special Rapporteur
13 March 2015 13:51

Multiconfessional society characterized by religious pluralism in Kazakhstan, UN Special Rapporteur

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - March 9-12 Chairman of the Committee for Religious Affairs under the Ministry for Culture and Sports Galim Shoykin participated in the interactive dialogue in the framework of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council on approval of the final report prepared after UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Heiner Bielefeidt's visit to Kazakhstan from March 26 to April 5 last year.

It was reported that in his speech at the 28th session of the UN Council on Human Rights in Geneva, the UN Special Rapporteur Heiner Bielefeldt expressed his appreciation to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan for organizing his visit to Kazakhstan in 2014, as well as for the continuation of constructive and fruitful cooperation.

The UN Special Rapporteur noted that the country's multifaith society is characterized by religious pluralism. He stressed Kazakhstan Government's commitment to the support and protection of the established in the country peaceful interfaith climate including through the organization of inter-religious dialogues at central, regional and local levels.

Chairman of the Committee for Religious Affairs under the Ministry of Culture and Sports Galim Shoykin thanked the Special Rapporteur for the high level of interaction in the addressed subject.

In addition there was held a private meeting between G.Shoykin and H. Bielefeldt. The UN Special Rapporteur noted that initiated by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions is a worthy contribution of Kazakhstan to the global process of interaction between different religions.


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