The First Pro-rector of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Professor Svetlana Vinokurova, has been elected to the position of Chair of the Dialogue Eurasia Platform, by the 10th General Assembly, in Antalya, Turkey.
“The election of a representative from Belarus to such a high position by this prestigious international organisation is recognition of our country’s achievements in promoting interreligious and international co-operation,” asserts Ms. Vinokurova. She notes that foreign partners truly appreciate the peace and tranquility, which exists in Belarus between various nationalities and faiths. Ms. Vinokurova believes that the Dialogue Eurasia Platform has seen progress in Belarus in recent years. She explains, “The central values of the organisation are rationality, dialogue and culture.”
Ms. Vinokurova heads the National Committee of the Dialogue Eurasia Platform in Belarus, which was created in 2009. The international organisation was founded in 1998, comprising representatives of 14 countries with the aim of promoting peaceful co-existence by various cultures, peoples and religions. Previously, the post of chairman was occupied by such influential figures as Chingiz Aitmatov (Kyrgyzstan), Harun Tokak (Turkey) and Rostislav Rybakov (Russia).