The Kazakh hospitality and respect for elders are the distinct features of the Kazakh culture which was presented to the British public in Romsey town.  The local residents became participants of the improvised feast. Over a hundred and fifty townsfolk including children and grandchildren gathered at the showcase event of Kazakhstan.

 

JANET JADSON, ROMSEY RESIDENT, UK:

 - Well, I think it’s a wonderful country and I’d like my grandson and my husband surely enjoyed the evening. There is such a lot about your country and if I have an opportunity I will visit.

 

MICK SUMMERHEIS, ROMSEY RESIDENT, UK:  

 - We’ve heard about the family structure how they look after the old oak in the family how when everybody goes to visit everything is laid out.

 

The the celebration was held at the local municipality. The Kazakh ambassador to the UK, Erlan Idrisov, told about state programs launched in the country, as well as modernization of economy, political system and public consciousness. Mayor of Romsey, John Parker, highlighted that Kazakhstan is globally recognizable today due to the country’s major foreign policy initiatives and cultural accomplishments.

 

JOHN PARKER, MAYOR OF ROMSEY, UK:

 - In this country of course we waste so much, we have so much we waste so much and it’s perhaps very appropriate for us to remember that there are cultures that have existed particularly nomadic cultures where nothing is wasted; the architecture that you have.

 

The talk in South Korean Parliament discussed about Kazakhstan, too. The event is organized in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the formation of diplomatic relations between the official Astana and Seoul. Within the national meeting, everyone could listen to the Kazakh music, admire the paintings of Russian artists, play asyk and taste traditional food. The art has been demonstrated by the Kazakh compatriots, who are studying at South Korean universities. According to organizers, South Korean interest in Kazakhstan is growing. This can be seen from the number of South Korean companies that work in Kazakhstan.

 

JUN JE RIM, STAFF, HANGANG NETWORK, SOUTH KOREA:

- Our organization works in order to provide access for South Korean people could know about traditions of different countries. Today we organized this holiday with the help of the Kazakhsn students. Unfortunately, we don't conduct activities related to Kazakhstan, but I hope that today's event will bring people of the two countries closer together.

 

KWONG SYN CHOL, SEOUL RESIDENT, SOUTH KOREA:  

I have been in Kazakhstan several times, but today I learned more in detail and again felt the taste of food and played the asyk. You have a very beautiful nature and many dishes are very tasty. While the South Koreans know little about your country, I would like to see these events that I wish would take place more often.

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