Nazarbayev to declare open APK session in Astana Wed

October 20. Itar-Tass. ASTANA

Nazarbayev to declare open APK session in Astana WedThe 16th annual session of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (APK) opens at the Palace of Peace and Concord here on Wednesday.

Traditionally, the session will be declared open by the Head of State and APK Chairman Nursultan Nazarbayev. The agenda of the regular session of the APK is briefly referred to as “Three T’s” – traditions, transparency, and tolerance.

More than 50 republican and foreign organizations will take part in the APK session’s work. Prominent analysts, officials of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and leaders of republican and regional ethnocultural associations will speak on the role of the APK, and its importance in the life of the people of Kazakhstan. The bulk of time in the session proceedings will be traditionally devoted to a discussion of the results of the APK activities over the past year.

The present APK forum coincides with the holding of a World Spiritual Culture Forum which has drawn over 500 eminent scientists, politicians, cultural and religious figures.

The APK is currently the main instrument in Kazakhstan for the pursuance of national policy. It took an active part in the elaboration of a National Unity Doctrine of Kazakhstan. Members of the lower house of parliament, who are elected from APK, constitute the core of the deputies’ group “Zhana (new) Kazakhstan”.

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President N. Nazarbayev: People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan – pledge of unity of our society

October 20. KAZINFORM. ASTANA 

Muratbek Makulbekov

The People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan has become a pledge of unity and stability of the Kazakhstan society. Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has said it welcoming the participants of the XVI session of the Assembly in Astana today.

“This year we mark the 15th anniversary of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan which has become a pledge of stability and consent in our country. Established 15 years ago, the Assembly  has demonstrated its solvency to the entire world. The Assembly which was a guarantor of public harmony has become a pledge of unity and friendship in Kazakhstan”, N. Nazarbayev noted.

The President added that Kazakhstan where diversity is considered to be a value, which people strive for cooperation, has created a unique model of unity. This was also reflected in the Constitution of the country which begins with the words: “We, the people of Kazakhstan…”

According to the President, Kazakhstan’s experience has become a model for the world. The People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan makes a great contribution to strengthening peace of the nation.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2314506

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Preservation of peace in country depends on people living in it – President

October 20. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Muratbek Makulbekov

Preservation of peace in a country depends directly on the people living in it. President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said it delivering a welcoming speech at the 16th session of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan. The session is taking place at the Palace of Independence in Astana currently.

“Unfortunately, the concerns connected with complication of inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations cover today many regions of the planet. The world observes growth of religious intolerance”, Nazarbayev said.

He noted that certain countries use the most radical methods of preservation of national identity due to the growing migration. The President mentioned the situation in Europe and the U.S.A. where anti-Islamic mood arouses negative responses in the Muslim world.

According to him, the objective of unification of all  sober-minded forces of West and Muslim ones in East for neutralization of extremist moods gains great importance to date.

“And the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions works on solution of this issue”, the Head of State added.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2314529

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May 1 likely to become Holiday of Demonstration of Kazakhstan Ethnicities Friendship – President

October 20. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Kanat Kulshmanov

Kazakhstan needs to continue  writing the history of formation of its poly-ethnic society, Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has said it in the course of the 16th session of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan.

“To my mind, the 1st of May which is the Unity Day of Kazakhstan People should be renamed as the Holiday of Mass Demonstration of Friendship of Kazakhstan Ethnicities”, the President noted.

In this view, N. Nazarbayev gave several instructions. Thus, the Assembly and the Ministry of Education and Science were charged to develop and approve special programs on the history of inter-ethnic relations in Kazakhstan and implement it in all educational institutions – from kindergartens to universities. Secondly, the Assembly and the Ministry of Culture were charged to launch a series of films about tolerance and consent in the Kazakh society for the youth .

“Under the aegis of the Assembly of Kazakhstan People a festival of national theaters must be organized.  TV stations of Kazakhstan must launch a series of programs about the representatives of various ethnic groups living in our country, their contribution to formation of modern Kazakhstan”, M. Nazarbayev resumed.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2314549

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I wish wisdom and patience in making their country to people of Kyrgyzstan – Kazakh President

October 20. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Muratbek Makulbekov

Delivering a speech at the XVI session of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has wished wisdom and patience in making their country to the people of Kyrgyzstan.

“The world economic crisis exacerbated the global challenges of our time. Today about 1 bln people on earth suffer from hunger, every year up to 5 mln children die from hunger, over 200 mln people are unemployed. As consequence, every year about 30 new armed conflicts flash. Unfortunately, but interethnic conflicts take place in the CIS”, the President noted.

The Head of the State emphasized that in the political crisis there were engineered interethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan, and this led to serious consequences.

“Nowadays Kyrgyzstan carries out the process of restoration of the state institutions. We, the Kazakhstanis, hopefully receive every good tidings from this country”, N.Nazarbayev noted. 

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2314571

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Head of State: Peace and concord in Kazakhstan – our contribution to strengthening regional and global security

October 20. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Muratbek Makulbekov

The main achievements of Kazakhstan – peace and concord – are significant contribution to strengthening regional and global security; President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced it at the XVI session of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan.

“We watch the crisis of confidence and tolerance in the modern world. Hence chairing the OSCE this year Kazakhstan actively promotes ideas of interethnic and interfaith tolerance”, the President emphasized.

The Head of the State noted that this year the Kazakh model of tolerance and concord was presented at large forums in Copenhagen, Geneva, New York. Astana held the conference on tolerance and nondiscrimination.

The Kazakh President reminded that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized the principles of activity of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan relevant to the UN principles.

“When we say that the country’s major achievement is peace and concord – it is not just banal truth. It is a serious success in the current unstable world”, N.Nazarbayev emphasized.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2314590

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President: Innovative development of economy – synonym of our independence

October 20. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Muratbek Makulbekov

“Implementation of the five-year State Program of Forced Industrial-Innovative Development will be our main task for the forthcoming years. The objective of innovative development of economy, increasing its competitiveness is the issue of the national agenda for many years ahead. This is a synonym of our independence”, the President said.

N. Nazarbayev highlighted that solution of this issue in certain period would allow to ensure sustainable development of the country and increase well-being of the people.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2314649

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