March 2nd, 2021
Mufti of Moscow, head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia (the SAMR) Albir Hazrat Krganov took part in the round table called “Issues of Interaction between Civil Society in Russia and Kazakhstan”, which was also attended by the delegation of the Civil Alliance of Kazakhstan.
In his speech, Albir Hazrat noted the importance of developing Eurasian cooperation in all directions and, on behalf of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, highly appreciated the activities of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Kazakhstan and local authorities in the field of protection of rights of believers in the country. He also pointed out close historical ties between Tatar and Kazakh people, stressing that today the Tatars of Kazakhstan are one of the largest national diasporas in the country and their national traditions are honored and highly respected.
According to the head of the SAMR, Russian and Kazakhstani NPOs have a huge potential for cooperation in the social sphere. In particular, work with migrants can become such a vector. In September 2020, the SAMR established Center of Legal Protection and Socio-Cultural Adaptation of Migrants. The main purpose of this center is providing migrants with legal support in cases when their rights are violated.
The Mufti also addressed the issue of the influence of extremist ideologies on youth and said that religious and public organizations in Russia and Kazakhstan should make joint efforts in this direction in order to solve this serious problem.
At the end of the meeting, Albir Hazrat thanked all participants of the round table and expressed his hope for further cooperation with religious and public organizations in the Republic of Kazakhstan.