Abai • 13 March, 2020

Abai readings held at the Hungarian University of Szeged

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Abai readings were held in the Hungarian city of Szeged. The event was dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Kazakh poet Abai Kunanbayev, MFA reports. 

During the event, the legacy of the scientist, philosopher Abu Nasr al-Farabi, whose 1150th Anniversary is celebrated this year was also discussed.

The event was attended by representatives of faculty, Hungarian and Kazakh students of the University, where our compatriot R. Mukusheva works as a teacher.

In his welcoming speech, Ambassador J. Abdrashov noted that cultural and humanitarian cooperation is actively developing between Kazakhstan and Hungary and that this year Kazakhstan is widely celebrating the anniversaries of Abai Kunanbayev and Al-Farabi.

From the Hungarian side the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr Z.Gyenge and the Head of the Department of Altaic Studies Dr. I.Zimonyi made a speech, noting the significant contribution of Abai and Al-Farabi to the world cultural heritage.

During the event, there was also a ceremony of handing over books about Abai, which were published in Hungarian language and other books about the history of Kazakhstan to the library of the University of Szeged.

At the end of the event, Ambassador Zh. Abdrashov met with Dr. P.Zakar, the Vice-rector for international and Public Affairs of the University of Szeged.

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