Gunay Afandiyeva awarded Chingiz Aitmatov medal

Baku, January 13, AZERTAC

President of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva was awarded the medal of the great writer of Kyrgyzstan and the entire Turkic World, Chingiz Aitmatov. Gunay Afandiyeva was presented with this award for the recognition of her multifaceted activities to promote the heritage of Chingiz Aitmatov, as well as the rich culture of Kyrgyzstan and the Turkic World as a whole at the international level. The medal was presented to the President of the Foundation by the Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Kairat Osmanaliev.

Over the past years, in the course of cooperation between the Foundation and Kyrgyzstan, one of the founding member states of the organization, meetings on various levels have been held and projects aimed at the promotion of the cultural heritage of Kyrgyzstan have been implemented. In Azerbaijan, the Foundation organized the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the outstanding writer Chingiz Aitmatov, where a performance based on the writer’s story “Jamila” in the Kyrgyz language was shown.

Additionally, during several visits to the Foundation by the Kyrgyz Ambassador, Kairat Osmanaliev, books on the culture, history and traditions of Kyrgyzstan were donated to the library of the Foundation, and an ancient Kyrgyz musical instrument – the komuz was presented to its museum.

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