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KAZISS Meets Hedayah, the Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism




On January 15, 2017, the Director of KAZISS Erlan Karin visited HEDAYAH headquarter in Abu Dhabi, UAE and had a meeting with the Director for Research and Analysis of Hedayah Cemil Kilinc in presence of some other experts at the Center.

Cemil Kilinc welcomed Dr. Karin to the Center and briefed him on Hedayah’s goals, mission, vision, priority topics and achievements to include initiatives and activities hosted by Hedayah for the year of 2016. He also gave background information about Hedayah as it was established in December 2012 in Abu-Dhabi as an independent, international, apolitical and non-ideological organization aimed at countering violent extremism in all its forms and manifestations.

During the meeting, the experts discussed the prospects of the bilateral cooperation as well as the topical issues of international and regional security.

While discussing the issues of international counterterrorism effort, Cemil Kilinc praised Kazakhstan’s significant contribution within the regional and international effort of countering violent extremism and the relevant and timely initiatives of the Kazakhstan leader.

Cemil Kilinc also appreciated the effort of the Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Kairat Lama Sharif, in keeping close relationship between the Embassy and Hedayah including the idea of opening a regional Hedayah office in Astana. Erlan Karin said that opening a regional Hedayah office would facilitate closer cooperation with Kazakhstan’s think tanks.

Concluding the meeting, the two parties agreed to promote further dialogue and expressed their mutual interest in implementation of a series of joint research projects.