Gunay Afandiyeva attends event dedicated to 30th anniversary of TURKSOY in Kazakhstan

As part of her working visit to Kazakhstan, President of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva has participated in the event held at the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the topic 'The 30th Anniversary of TURKSOY: Results and Expectations'.

The meeting gathered Sultan Raev, the Secretary General of TURKSOY, Shahin Mustafayev, the President of the International Turkic Academy, Bakytjan Temirbolat, the Director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nurgisa Daueshov, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan, Kanat Tumysh, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Hikmet Babaoghlu, the Deputy of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and Abzal Saparbekuly, the President of the Otandastar Foundation.

Speaking at the ceremony, President of the Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva brought attention to the fact that TURKSOY was the first organization established to strengthen relations between Turkic states after gaining their independence. Gunay Afandiyeva congratulated TURKSOY on the occasion of its 30th anniversary and stated that the large number of events carried out by the organization during this period played an important role in promoting the Turkic culture at the world level. She spoke about the mutual activities of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation and TURKSOY, and emphasized that these two international Turkic organizations have always supported each other.

Along with other works carried out by TURKSOY, Gunay Afandiyeva drew attention to the exceptional importance of the organization's 'Cultural Capital of the Turkic World' project. She mentioned the initiation of the large 'Days of Shusha' project by the Foundation and its implementation in various cities in connection with the status of Shusha as the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World for 2023. The President of the Foundation noted that the historical and cultural heritage of Shusha, which has become a symbol of pride in the entire Turkic world after its liberation from occupation, has been promoted by the organization through a series of events in Bursa and Tashkent. Gunay Afandiyeva considered the celebration of 'Days of Shusha' in the cities of the Turkic World as one of the best examples of cooperation between the Foundation and TURKSOY.

President of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva, as well as a number of state and cultural figures of the Turkic states were presented with the "30th Anniversary of TURKSOY" jubilee medal by TURKSOY Secretary General Sultan Raev.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency