Kazakh President urges to stop armed conflicts10 june 2015, 20:06
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the final declaration of the V Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions had to include several appeals, a Tengrinews correspondent reports.
"The Congress will adopt the final declaration. I propose including a number of important appeals, reflecting the pain and hope of billions of people across the planet: stop all the military conflicts and declare a truce. All the warring parties need to sit down at the negotiation table to work out agreements to cease the violence, protect civilians and find peaceful resolution of the conflicts. Kazakhstan is doing everything to can to reconcile conflicting parties in different parts of the world," Nazarbayev said at the Congress in Astana on June 10.
He stressed that countries must resolutely reject the use of force as way of approaching political differences. "It is important to urge political leaders of all the major powers to work towards stopping the growth of the abyss of distrust in the modern world. It is necessary to lift mutual sanctions, from which the third world countries and ordinary people suffer the most. It is important to warn the world against the risk of return to the Cold War stereotypes in the XXI century. Today it is necessary to use mechanisms of the UN and other international organizations to resolve conflicts, ending wars and conflicts," the Kazakh President said.
According to President Nazarbayev, it was necessary to stop the practice of using the media, including the Internet, to incite sectarian strife between people. "We need to increase the moral responsibility of the owners and publishers of the media. It is necessary to unite efforts to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, epidemics and unemployment. All this must be part of a new security architecture in a harmonious world," he concluded.
Reporting by Assemgul Kassenova, writing by Dinara Urazova