On 26 November, 2018 Deputy Director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbassy, Gulzat Kobenova and chief scientific officer of geopolitics and regional studies Zhansaya Zhabina took part in the International parliamentary conference "Astana – the center of global integration, peace and security", organized by the Mazhilis of the Kazakh Parliament. The parliamentary conference is timed to the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The plenary session of the conference was attended by Chairman of the Mazhilis Nurlan Nigmatulin, Minister of foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov, speaker of the Legislative chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Nurdinjon Ismoilov, Deputy Chairman of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ziyafet Askerov, Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of deputies of the Parliament of the Republic of Italy Ettore Rosato, Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Council of the Kyrgyz Republic Assel Koduranova, Deputy Chairman of the Seim of the Republic of Lithuania Remigijus Zhemaititis, Deputy Chairman of the National Duma of the Russian Federation Sergey Neverov, Deputy Chairman of the Grand national Assembly of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Shentop.

Opening the parliamentary conference, Nurlan Nigmatulin noted: “Since the independence under the leadership of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan has passed an incredible path from the peripheral republic of the Soviet Union to a full member of the global community, responsible international partner in addressing global and regional challinges.

Speaking about the conceptual article of the President of Kazakhstan "Seven Facets of the Great Steppe", he stressed that this fundamental work has become a landmark event in the ideological life of our country.

Discussion of the issues of the conference was held in the framework of two panel sessions “Vector of Astana: trust, security and cooperation” and “Global initiatives of Kazakhstan - promoting the ideas of peace and harmony”. Experts and representatives of international organizations from Germany, India, Spain, China, Sweden and other countries discussed global initiatives of the Head of State in the field of regional and international security, which are known and welcomed by the world community.

At the conclusion of the International Parliamentary Conference, moderator of the event - Deputy Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gulmira Isimbaeva thanked the guests and participants of the conference, stressed that due to the efforts of the President, the world community is perceived as a guarantor of development and stability of the entire Central Asia and is a key partner in the region. Evidence of high confidence of the world community in the policy of President N. Nazarbayev was the fact that Kazakhstan was entrusted to lead the largest international organizations in Europe and the Muslim world.