Government • 15 August, 2018

Foreign Minister Visits Turkic Academy

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 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov visited the Turkic Academy and learned about its activity, reports the press service of the Ministry.

The Turkic Academy founded in 2010 at the initiative of Elbasy – the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, celebrated its 8th anniversary this year. “Over a short period of time, the Academy has done a lot of work, made a significant contribution to the development of cultural, historical and scientific cooperation between the member states of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey (Turkic Council). The Academy was transformed into an intellectual institution,” the Foreign Minister said.

Minister Abdrakhmanov emphasized that the concept note of Turkic integration drafted in the scientific institution would become one of the important instruments of the planned Sixth Summit of the Turkic Council. Members of the Council are working to finalize the institutionalization of the Turkic Academy and bring Turkic cultural and humanitarian cooperation to a qualitatively new level.

President of the Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali thanked Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for supporting the establishment of the scientific institution of international level and assured that the academy staff would make every effort to develop cooperation between Turkic states.

“The Academy conducts a great research on the heritage of the Turkic world. We have developed secondary school textbooks General Turkic History and we are drafting textbooks General Turkic Literature and General Turkic Geography until the 15thCentury. Moreover, academy fellows are developing two projects Atalar Mirasy and Turkbarometer,” President Kydyrali said.

The Academy has a museum with exhibits of the Turkic world and a library with more than 50,000 books on Turkic studies and its cultural heritage.

Minister Abdrakhmanov awarded certificates of appreciation to academy fellows for promoting international initiatives in research and development of Turkic cooperation, and also handed over books on foreign policy of the head of state and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the library collection of the Turkic Academy.

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