An article by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev entitled “Kazakhstan: A Bridge between West and East” was published in The National Interest magazine. It focuses on the core message of such a large-scale event as the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religious, as well as the history of its establishment. Kazakh President also drew attention of the world community to the fact that at times like this it is necessary to interact more and build bridges, not walls. Compassion, social justice, and humanity should become the common values that can provide building blocks for peace, the article says. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev highlighted that since 2003, this forum has provided an invaluable platform for some very significant and, at times, very difficult conversations. The President invited all parties that have disagreements to negotiate.