Gunay Afandiyeva awarded title of "Honorary Professor of the Kyrgyz National University"
Baku, October 2, AZERTAC
President of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva visited the Kyrgyz National University Kyrgyz National University named after Jusup Balasagyn and met with professors, lecturers (faculty) and students of the university within the framework of her visit to Kyrgyzstan. At the meeting, the president of the Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva was awarded the title of "Honorary Professor of the Kyrgyz National University" for contribution to the preservation of the material and spiritual heritage of the Turkic peoples, as well as strengthening cultural exchange between them. During the conversation, it was noted that the decision to award the honorary title of the president of the Foundation was made by the Academic Council of the University on June 29, 2023.
The Rector of the Kyrgyz National University Tolobek Abdyrakhmanov presented Gunay Afandiyeva with a diploma and expressed gratitude to her on behalf of the university for extensive activities aimed at developing the integration process in the Turkic world.
Speaking at the meeting Gunay Afandiyeva thanked the rector and the teaching staff of the university and expressed satisfaction with the stay in the homeland of ancient Manas, the outstanding writer of Chingiz Aitmatov.
She spoke about the ongoing cooperation between the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation and Kyrgyzstan. Stressing the importance of preserving the common Turkic culture, Gunay Afandiyeva noted that supporting initiatives in the field of education and promoting cultural exchange between different peoples is among the multifaceted activities of the Foundation.
At the end of the meeting Gunay Afandiyeva presented the Kyrgyz National University with a book of Azerbaijani scientist Adil Jamil "Manas Epic and Turkic Epic Tradition", prepared by the Foundation and dedicated to the study and analysis of the epic "Manas" in Kyrgyz and Azerbaijani languages, as well as the book " Sagymbaydyn Manas", published by the organization jointly with the Turkic Academy.