Jeenbekov: State will not allow phenomena hindering country’s development
The state will not allow phenomena hindering the country’s development, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov stressed at the Islam and Orthodoxy Religions of Peace” International Conference.
The President noted the state is responsible for maintaining peace and stability in the society. To date, many new religious movements, sects, madhhabs (school of thought within Islamic jurisprudence) and tariqas (school or order of Sufism) have emerged.
“Separation for religious reasons, religious intolerance and, of course, religious extremism are prohibited. Peace in the country and unity in society will be protected by the state by all available means, President Jeenbekov said.
He also noted the state will be more active in settling religious issues.
The Islam and Orthodoxy Religions of Peace International Conference, attended by President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, took place today, Nov. 21 at the Ala Archa state residence in Bishkek.
It was attended by representatives of the Spiritual Administrations of Muslims of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tatarstan, and Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of the Orthodox Church of Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
The purpose of the Conference was to analyze historical processes and the current situation in the sphere of interaction between Islam and Orthodox Christianity in the post Soviet space, to discuss the common spiritual and cultural values of the two religions, their place and role in the construction of peace and harmony, the development of integration processes in the Eurasian space.
Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency