Bishkek, March 31 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev received today director of the State Commission for Religious Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Zayirbek Ergeshov and the Mufti of the Muslims of the country Maksat azhy Toktomushev, the President’s press service reported.
The current situation in the religious sphere, the trends of its development in the country and the efforts being made to further enhance the effectiveness of state policy in the religious sphere is discussed at the meeting.
Zayirbek Ergeshov spoke about the ongoing reforms in religious studies, further intensification of measures to coordinate joint efforts of the state, the Spiritual Administration of Muslims and religious leaders to counteract radicalization and extremism in the country. He also reported on the implementation of the Concept of State Policy in the Religious Sphere.
President Almazbek Atambayev stressed the importance of further joint work of state bodies, religious organizations and leaders aimed at strengthening the statehood and unity of the people of the country. The head of state drew attention to the importance of monitoring the development of the religious situation in Kyrgyzstan and the joint adoption of timely preventive measures.