October 18 in the frame of the Day of Spiritual Accord, at 14:00 (GMT + 6), Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) will host an International conference themed: "Strengthening interfaith and interethnic harmony as an answer to modern world challenges ".
Dear President and Guests, I greet you with my inmost respect. I am honored to address such a dignified and esteemed audience owing to the World Forum of Spiritual Culture. I hereby congratulate with my compliments the 20th anniversary of independence of Kazakhstan and wish Kazakhstan and its people a more powerful and brighter future and blissfulness. Being the first country that recognized the independence of Kazakhstan all along, Turkey attaches importance to Turkish-Kazakh friendship, cooperation and solidarity and endeavours to improve relations between the two countries. In its 20th anniversary, Turkish-Kazakh relations endure on sturdy foundations. As a Turkish citizen; I take a pride in and rejoiced by that.
We can see in Kazakhstan the best instance of creation of a new world on the basis of peace, cooperation and spiritual culture values, which are some of the ruling objectives of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture. Peaceful and serene cohabitation of more than 130 ethnic groups in Kazakhstan is an illustration and evinces to the world that this is likely.
Moral and ethic degeneration in this age has become one of the leading problems of the modern world. The World Forum of Spiritual Culture inquires into coming through this problem and catering sustainable peace, friendship, tolerance, cooperation between peoples and nations and healthy development for the posterity, which are universal ideal values of our contemporary world.
There is an immediate need in our modern age for the amelioration of the world environment in behalf of all the people. Exclusively, acts of God, social upheavals, terror, violence, ethnic and religious conflicts affect and annoy whole humanity at the global level. At the present time, any political, cultural, environmental and global economic crisis occurring in any country in the world reaches a dimension to influence all the countries in a little while. As well as factors such as political, cultural, environmental and global crisis, now our world is also swayed by geo-economical, geo-political and inter-religious clashes. Alongside those realities, a greater and weightier peril is the decay of our traditional ways of living, which constitutes the basis of the moral and ethnic heritage of the peoples and communities. I believe that prevention of this degradation, and provision of moral and ethic development and formation of a fair and healthy new world on the foundation of these moral values, has to be an essential and common duty of the humanity. With this conviction, I hope that we experience a successful and beneficial the World Forum of Spiritual Culture and practicable and right decisions can be taken for the future of the humanity.
Chairman of Board