Gunay Afandiyeva meets with Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports

Baku, May 16, AZERTAC

President of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva has met with Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports Askhat Oralov, who visited the organization on the sidelines of the official opening ceremony of the “Year of Shusha – the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2023.”

During the meeting, Gunay Afandiyeva noted that all Turkic peoples hailed the declaration of the city of Shusha as the "Cultural Capital of the Turkic World" in 2023.

She stressed the importance of events held by the Foundation to promote the ancient historical heritage and values of Shusha in the cities of the Turkic world. The large-scale Shusha Days project organized by the Foundation in Bursa and Tashkent is also planned to take place in Kazakhstan.

The pair discussed joint measures to study, protect and promote the all-Turkic cultural heritage.

The Kazakh minister praised the Foundation's close cooperation with Kazakhstan and said that the organization is always ready to support projects aimed at promoting the country's culture.

The projects implemented by the organization to mark the anniversaries of Abay, Jambyl Jabayev and other prominent literary figures of Kazakhstan were discussed as well. The foundation will soon publish a new book dedicated to Abay.

The meeting was rounded off with an exchange of views on the development of mutual cooperation between the Foundation and Kazakhstan, as well as future joint projects.


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