Muslim, Russian Orthodox and Catholic leaders gathered in Tashkent to call for friendship, tolerance and peace.
Lack of financial opportunities is forcing thousands to seek work far away from their homeland, exposing them to extremist recruitment, say residents of Gulakandoz Jamoat.
In 2016, 35 residents of Jabbor Rasulov residents were convicted of participating in banned extremist groups like "Islamic State". In 2017, only one case has been reviewed.
Kazakhstan is taking a leading role against extremism and terrorism, say analysts and officials.
Kazakhstan's Energy Ministry and UN agencies are working on a new project to promote green technologies
The country recently designated a new Islamic university and plans to offer studies in Islamic civilisation at another facility of higher learning.
The EU, by organising discussions, will help Kyrgyzstan "make the public more resistant to radicalisation and extremist propaganda", say EU officials.
The stimulant, administered in pill form, has reportedly been sanctioned by the 'Islamic State' as a means to facilitate 'jihad' as it gives fighters stamina.
President Nazarbayev and society are calling on Islamic authorities to provide continuing education for imams and scholars.