The visit of the Canadian parliamentary delegation to Astana is held in the year of the 25th anniversary of establishing the diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Canada, which also celebrates this year the 150th anniversary of the founding of the state.
During the meeting the sides discussed the issues of cooperation in the areas of the civil society and youth policy, as well as exchanged views on topical issues of the international agenda, the Kazakh Ministry reported.
Having familiarized the Canadian delegation with the activities of the Ministry, Nurlan Yermekbayev said that over the years of independence Kazakhstan has consistently demonstrated a commitment to the principles of the civil society and freedom of conscience.
He also spoke about the activities of the “Center for Support of Civil Initiatives”, which deals with the allocation of grants for non-governmental organizations.
Canada, as well as Kazakhstan, is a multiethnic and multi-religious country. R.Nault noted that in Canada the faithful are moderate, there are many atheists. The Canadians are very interested in the good experience of Kazakhstan in the sphere of interethnic and interfaith relations, youth policy and cooperation with NGOs.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050