Nur-Sultan Hosted Forum of National and Cultural Centers of CICA Countries

The role of civil society in strengthening social cohesion was discussed in Nur-Sultan. The Assembly of People of Kazakhstan hosted a forum of national and cultural centers of the countries of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia.

The platform gathered Members of Cabinet, representatives of the CICA countries, foreign diplomats, government agencies, ethno cultural associations and experts. They held discussion on experience of the CICA countries and prospects of civil society development.

Participants said that the perception of progressive ideas through the prism of cultural traditions is the key to maintain peace and harmony in the CICA space.

“In terms of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan and this Council, we signed a memorandum on mutual cooperation in 2014. The document stated that we hold dialogue platforms to exchange opinions on improvements of the work and state of civil society. A separate platform for discussion was provided to the youth. We want to pay attention exactly to the young people and their ideas,” said Deputy Chairperson of Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, Sherzod Pulatov.