Meeting in Paris on possibilities to strengthen mutual ties between TURKSOY and UNESCO
TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen Kasseinov attended the 8th General Assembly of UNESCO on the Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Paris between September 8th-10th, 2020.
Issues discussed in the event which gathered representatives of more than 100 countries pertained to joint steps to be taken by states, international organizations and NGOs as to the preservation, transmission and promotion of the living heritage of peoples of the world.
Within the framework of the General Assembly, TURKSOY Secretary General Kasseinov came together with the Deputy Director of UNESCO in Charge of Cultural Affairs Mr. Ernesto Ottone Ramirez and discussed issues such as the mutual support to be provided regarding the strengthening of ties existing between TURKSOY and UNESCO as well as regarding major initiatives and projects to be undertaken in the field of culture and art along with the preservation of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Turkic speaking countries. In the meeting; Secretary General Kasseinov extended his gratitude to Mr. Ramirez for UNESCO's contribution to events carried out on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the birthday of Abai Kunanbai, the famous poet of the Turkic World and offered an album featuring photos and quotations of Abai as well as the album "Reading Aitmatov" prepared by TURKSOY and featuring paintings by artists of the Turkic World inspired by works of the famous Kyrgyz author Chingis Aitmatov.
TURKSY Secretary General Kasseinov who met with officials at the Headquarters of UNESCO in Paris also came together with the Chairman of the Conference Mr. Altay Cengizer and Permanent Representatives of Turkic republics to UNESCO to discuss joint events to be carried out in the future. In the meeting, Mr. Kasseinov handed over the Commemorative Medal of Abai to Mr. Cengizer in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of the culture and art of the Turkic World in UNESCO.