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Zhanseit Tuimebaev: The world is in search of new forms of unity

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Zhanseit Tuimebayev, in his welcoming speech to the participants of the online action of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, recalled the motto of the International Day of Peace, proclaimed by the UN this year.


Deputy Chairman of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan - Head of the Secretariat of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in particular, said:

- Deeply symbolic and very relevant is the theme of 2020 - "Shaping the world together." Today, almost all countries are going through difficult times associated with a pandemic and a slowdown in economic growth. It's no secret that all this contributes to the aggravation of social problems, and in some cases to the growth of xenophobia, ethno- and confessional conflict. Social conflicts are increasingly taking on ethnic and religious forms, resulting in an increase in the number of migrants and refugees.

Today, once successful models of integration of multi-ethnic societies are being seriously tested. The manifestation of the disunity of cultures and values, the growth of migrant-phobia and racism, the difficulties of the process of mutual adaptation have shown that previously successful ethnic models in the 21st century sometimes do not work. On the contrary, the world, as before, is in the process of developing new forms of unity that meet modern realities. Therefore, the task of ensuring unity remains a key agenda for all multi-member states.

Kazakhstan is a multi-ethnic country, where representatives of over a hundred ethnic groups live. More than 60 countries and territories of the world are the historical homeland for our ethnic groups. Kazakhs also live in dozens of countries around the world. Therefore, we are objectively interested in a dialogue of peace and unity. From the very beginning of gaining independence, ensuring peace and harmony has become the most important priority of state policy. Equality before the law, the principles of social harmony, the unity of diversity have become our invaluable wealth and strategic resource. We have made ethnic and cultural diversity an effective tool for the development of the country. By uniting all ethnic groups into a single nation, it has achieved a high constitutional status, a nationwide institution. They have more than 40 Houses of Friendship throughout the country, which have become civil centers of peace and harmony. Our integration model is built primarily on the basis of common values in a single cultural space of the country, where the languages, culture, traditions of ethnic groups constitute our common cultural wealth. Each ethnic group is an integral part of the people of Kazakhstan. Not a single ethnic group has chosen a strategy of isolation. The Assembly resolved the fundamental issues of the consolidation of ethnic groups in civil positions, preserved the unity of diversity.

The United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have consistently given high marks to our model of interethnic relations and integration. Last year, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Mr. Lamberto Zannier, also praised our policy in the field of interethnic and interfaith harmony.

Shaping the world together, we call on partners to join forces to find an effective formula for strengthening peace and unity in a multi-ethnic society.

Recall that on September 21, 2020, the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly held a traditional annual action on the occasion of the International Day of Peace online.

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