As part of his visit to the United Arab Emirates, Chairman of the Senate Maulen Ashimbayev met with the Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence of the UAE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. The parties outlined prospects for further strengthening the partnership and expanding inter-parliamentary cooperation.
During the meeting, the similarity of the strategic positions of Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates on many issues on the international agenda was noted. In particular, they talked about the desire for peaceful coexistence and promoting the ideas of tolerance, uniting joint efforts in confronting modern challenges and global problems, which were also outlined the day before at the last international conference on the participation of religious leaders in solving environmental problems.
Climate change, as Maulen Ashimbaev noted, is one of the most pressing problems at the global level, including for Kazakhstan. In this regard, he expressed his readiness to assist in solving these problems within the framework of the implementation of the Concept of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.
«Global climate change leads to water shortages in our region and various problems in the development of the agro-industrial complex. It is also obvious that this is a threat to the whole world and it is important to unite the efforts of all constructive forces in this direction. In such a difficult period, cultivating mutual understanding and respect is of particular importance. We believe that the potential of religious figures should be more actively used in solving global problems, including environmental ones», – the Speaker concluded, wishing the upcoming COP28 climate conference a successful outcome.
On the same day, Maulen Ashimbayev met with the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. At the meeting, the high role of religious leaders and the importance of spiritual diplomacy in resolving global issues and promoting the peaceful resolution of current problems was noted.
Maulen Ashimbaev also visited the Abraham Family House complex, which includes religious buildings of three Abrahamic religions - Islam, Christianity and Judaism.
During the visit, members of the Kazakh delegation also got acquainted with the activities of the international financial center Abu Dhabi Global Market. It should be noted that this organization, which ranks 32nd in the ranking of global financial centers, actively cooperates with the Astana International Financial Center. Three relevant memorandums were signed between the organizations.
Deputies got acquainted with the work of the UAE in supporting startups during a visit to the technological ecosystem center «Hub71». Its key task is to support and stimulate startups and companies in the field of information technology and innovation. By providing startups with access to capital and expertise, the Center supports them in a variety of sectors including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, fintech and healthcare.