KAZAKHSTAN HAS BECOME AN EXAMPLE OF SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF ‘UNITY IN DIVERSITY’ PRINCIPLE, LEONID PROKOPENKO

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International forum of scientists and experts "Multiethnic society and modern state: development strategies" is held in Nazarbayev Centre.

At the opening of the forum, Deputy Chairman of the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan – head of the Secretariat Leonid Prokopenko noted the relevance of the theme of the event.

"At the IV meeting of Astana club, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev urged to look for a way out of the destructive conflict spiral, which is twisting in the global geo-economics and geopolitics. The key trend today is "depriving basics of strategic stability." In this context, the direct task of today's meeting is to find new ways and methods of integration of multi-ethnic societies and develop recommendations on strategies that meet the principles of peace, consent and security in relations between states", Head of the Secretariat of the APK said.

He emphaiszed that the President clearly outlined the productive and constructive position of Kazakhstan on the whole range of "global" world problems. He also emphasized that despite all the negative and even apocalyptic forecasts of the early 90s, Kazakhstan has become an example of the successful implementation of the principle of "unity in diversity".

"Today, the main global trend of stability is social welfare as the basis of public consent and unity. President Nursultan Nazarbayev considers the strategic development of multi-ethnic Kazakhstan through the prism of modernization of the economy, social sphere, politics and public consciousness," Leonid Prokopenko said.

Priority, as noted by the speaker, on the social foundations strengthening the unity, ahead of world trends, the President extended "Ruhani zhangyru" programme as a way for the new break times to implement a unique historical chance - through updates and new ideas to build themselves a better future. In addition, Kazakhstan's model of public consent and national unity has become a real force, as there is no absorption of some ethnic components by others, as well as there are no isolated ethnicities in it.

"Issues of integration and cooperation with neighboring states, as the determining factors of regional stability, are in the focus of the constant attention of the Head of state.

Kazakhstan has consistently advocated strengthening cooperation across the entire spectrum of relations with Russia, China and Central Asian countries. The Year of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan is a bright symbol of friendship and good neighborliness, historical community of our cultures," Deputy head of the APK said.

In the twenty-first century, the world has accumulated vast experience in determining its national development strategy in a multi-ethnic society. However, this issue is being subjected to global tests of strength. Kazakhstan offers its strategy of identity and unity, integration of ethnic groups.

"We have chosen our own path, developed our own system. Two factors played a key role in it: the political will of the President and his model of integration of ethnicities into a single nation. We have abandoned the concept of national minorities, united on the principle of one country - one destiny. The cultural and historical core in the process of integration are Kazakh people and state language as a unifying factor," the speaker said.

During his speech, Deputy Minister of Social Development of Kazakhstan Sergey Konovalov emphasized that the motivating model of development of the state contributes to the fact that each member of society to maximize its potential.

He noted the need to form a multi-component society sensitive to different needs and to develop new standards of society in which each component will have its place.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan in RK Saidikram Niyazhojaev said on the interaction between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. He emphasized that it is a guarantee of success in the implementation of the agreements reached at the highest level to conduct a coordinated policy in the region that meets the interests of Central Asia and the priorities identified by the heads of state during Astana forum in March this year, as well as those designated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev.

"Close and trusting relations between Presidents Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Nursultan Nazarbayev opened a new page in the history of strategic partnership between our countries. Regular meetings allowed to reach a new level of strategic partnership in a short period of time," the Ambassador said.

2019 was declared as the Year of Kazakhstan in Uzbekistan. As Saidikram Niyazhojaev noted, preparing a big programme of events on holding the Year of Kazakhstan in Uzbekistan in a short time they will be announced.

The forum awarded the winners of the national competition of scientific projects dedicated to the Kazakhstan model of public consent and national unity of N.A. Nazarbayev. During the event, scientists and experts discussed the role of Kazakhstan's model of public consent and national unity of N. Nazarbayev in the context of global challenges of our time.

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