Tolerance, human brotherhood and peace have particular importance - Darkhan Kydyrali
The forum "Incubator of World Governments for Tolerance", held in Abu Dhabi, considers such issues as what states can do for tolerance, social harmony and stability, how we cope with discrimination and intolerance, El.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Minister of Information and Social Development Darkhan Kydyrali spoke at a meeting with the participation of ministers of sphere of several countries.
"Everyone knows that tolerance, human brotherhood and peace are of particular importance with regard to the challenges of concern to the world community of the XXI century. I think we noticed the importance and significance of these values during the coronavirus outbreak that just yesterday swept the whole world. Living in the same society, limiting their behavior and entering into a virtual connection, acquaintances and strangers overcame these difficulties, showing mutual understanding," the minister said.
The Minister also spoke about the ongoing work to strengthen interethnic and interfaith harmony in Kazakhstan.
"President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who held a senior position at the United Nations, constantly pays special attention to topical issues on the agenda of peace and stability in the country. In addition, Kazakhstan has become a dialogue platform for world and traditional religious leaders. The Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, uniting religious figures, was held in Astana for the seventh time," Darkhan Kydyrali said.
The Minister also noted the special importance of the media in spreading tolerance.
"There is a non-use of hate speech in the media, but on the contrary, the role of the media in calling the country for unity, reconciliation and spiritual rapprochement of the population is great. I am confident that today's forum will also contribute to the achievement of this goal. I express my deep gratitude to the organizers," Darkhan Kydyrali said.