Kazakhstan • 24 January, 2020

Kazakh Minister of culture and sport meets UNESCO Cluster Office Director in Almaty

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Kazakh Minister of culture and sport Aktoty Raimkulova met UNESCO Cluster Office Director in Almaty, press service of the ministry reports.

During the meeting, the parties discussed cooperation in the field of culture and tourism. Aktoty Raimkulova acquainted the representative of UNESCO with the events held this year in the framework of the 175th anniversary of the great poet Abay Kunanbayev.

– This year will be a special year for the culture and spirituality of Kazakhstan. Only yesterday, the Grand opening of the year of Abay was held and large-scale events were launched. In General, more than 500 events are planned in this direction. In addition, active work is underway to open the Abay Center at foreign embassies. Also this year we celebrate the 1150th anniversary of the great thinker Abu Nasr al-Farabi and the 750th anniversary of the Golden Horde. In the future, we plan to organize an event at the UN headquarters dedicated to the anniversary of the great poet and several international projects," the Minister said.

The head of the Department also noted the role of UNESCO in the international coordination of member States for the protection and promotion of the common intellectual heritage and creative potential of mankind is priceless.

Kazakhstan annually participates in events held by the world heritage center, the UNESCO Cluster office in Kazakhstan and other organizations.

And Krista Pickett in turn, stressed that she had attended the official opening of the 175th anniversary of the great poet. The Director of the UNESCO cluster office also made suggestions in the field of culture, translation and tourism.

Following the meeting, the parties reached an understanding on supporting the development of tourism management policies, discussed the development of effective approaches to managing silk road world heritage sites as a common tourist brand, and the development of interaction between Central Asian countries on the development of tourism at cultural heritage sites.

It should be noted that the UNESCO office in Almaty opened in 1994 and operates in four countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Activities in each country are carried out through national commissions for UNESCO and a network of partners in their respective fields of expertise.

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