Astana, 11 October 2023 (TDI): In a momentous address, the President of Kazakhstan,  Kassym-Jomart Tokayev marked the 20th anniversary of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

He underscored the significant role this congress has played in fostering global peace and interreligious harmony.

For two decades, the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions has been a vital platform for promoting interreligious and inter-civilizational dialogue, aligning spiritual leaders, and fostering the values of tolerance and mutual support.

The President highlighted how the Congress has been instrumental in addressing pressing global challenges by facilitating discussions among spiritual leaders from around the world.

In an increasingly complex international landscape, President Tokayev emphasized the growing importance of values such as morality, kindness, and humanism.

He called for a new system of international security, uniting global forces in pursuit of peace and stability, with spiritual leaders playing a pivotal role in addressing humanity’s global issues.

The President expressed his confidence in the ability of leaders of world religions to collaborate effectively and make substantial contributions to resolving global problems.

He anticipates that these vital issues will be explored in depth during the Secretariat meeting, promoting insightful and productive discussions.

The Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions continues to be a key contributor to global peace and harmony.

The Republic of Kazakhstan remains dedicated to supporting initiatives that promote interreligious and inter-civilizational dialogue as a fundamental aspect of its foreign policy.

President Tokayev extended his heartfelt gratitude to all participants in the Secretariat meeting, commending their commendable efforts. He wished them continued success in their pursuit of global peace and harmony.

The President’s address signifies the enduring importance of interreligious dialogue, fostering understanding and cooperation on a global scale.

The Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions stands as a testament to the power of unity and collaboration among spiritual leaders in addressing global challenges.

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