International conference "Almaty – Capital of Islamic Culture 2015"


On February 24-25, 2015 Almaty hosts international conference "Almaty - Capital of Islamic Culture 2015". The conference is held under the auspices of the Organization of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). The event was organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Research Institute of Culture, the city administration of Almaty. At the opening of the Conference the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Muhamediuly, Akim of Almaty A. Yesimov, plenipotentiary representative of the Directorate General of ISESCO and a number of invited Ministers of Culture of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be attending.

A welcoming speech of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to the participants and guests of the Conference will be addressed by the Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan A. Muhamediuly. More than 100 authoritative experts, politicians and scientists from the Member States, members of the OIC to discuss the international integration process, will analyze the current situation in the field of study of the history and culture of the Islamic world, considering the prospects for multilateral cultural cooperation.The Conference consists of 4 sections: 1.

"Organization of Islamic Cooperation - the basis of intercultural and interfaith dialogue" (Ballroom, the hotel "Inter-Continental") 2. "The role and importance of Almaty in the world of Islamic culture" (exhibition hall of the State Museum of Arts named after Kasteev) 3. "Islam - the religion of tolerance and mercy" (Conference Hall of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan). 4. "The revival and preservation of spiritual and cultural traditions in a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional society" (Astana-2 hall, the hotel "Inter-Continental") The conference is aimed at expanding humanitarian ties between the OIC Member States, exchange of experience, the development of the cultural potential of Almaty and popularization of historical and cultural heritage of Kazakhstan, search funds to improve the positive image of Islam. According to the results of the Conference a resolution will be adopted and a set of recommendations to be forwarded to the concerned government agencies and scientific institutions of the Member States of the OIC.