Kazakhstan providing opportunities to place our views to countries like Pakistan, says Israel
Monitoring Desk: The Deputy Director General of Israel’s Foreign Ministry Zvi Rav-Ner has said that the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions is an excellent opportunity to place Israeli viewpoint, reports Dispatch News Desk news agency.
While talking at Institute of Diplomacy in Astana and giving an interview to Kazakh media, he was of the view that Kazakhstan is acting on the reality of regional and global integration, finding its place in the world through offering forums like Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building in Asia (CICA) and the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions where countries like Israel could their point of view.
“First of all, we don’t have many forums of this sort in Muslim countries where we have Christians, Jews and Muslims sitting together. For us, participation in CICA and these forums provides an opportunity to communicate informally with representatives of countries with whom we don’t have diplomatic relations; for instance, some Arab countries and others, like Pakistan, like Afghanistan. These are rare opportunities to communicate informally and we’d like to thank Kazakhstan for creating these opportunities for us,” said Eurasia Department Counsellor Michael Brodsky.
“Especially because we are having a conflict with part of the Arab-Muslim world in our area, we do appreciate very much Kazakhstan, as well as other countries of this nature in this region. They are very important to us, because here we have relations with Muslim countries that are a bit different – if not to say completely different – from what we are used to in our region,” he said. Kazakhstan has a very tolerant, accepting, peaceful society, Rav-Ner said.