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Countering Xenophobia through Fostering Inclusive Dialogue

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Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, made a statement at the UN Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends Annual Ministerial Meeting on “Countering Xenophobia through Fostering Inclusive Dialogue”. Kazakh diplomat undescored that Kazakhstan as a multicultural society has a long-standing tradition of preserving its cultural diversity as an oasis of peace, and has put forward number of initiatives to promote culture of peace: Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, the International Decade of Rapprochement of Culture with UNESCO, Islamic Rapprochement initiative in OIC with Turkey, UN High-Level Dialogue “Religions for Peace”, international conference “Religions against terrorism”, and so on, UN HQ, 23 September