Astana hosted the 3rd ‘Uly Dala’ Humanities Forum

Astana hosted the 3rd ‘Uly Dala’ Humanities Forum focused on the role of the Turkic World in history, its cultural and spiritual values. The forum participants discussed the ways of strengthening cooperation as well as worldwide promotion of the cultural heritage of the fraternal Turkic nations. Kazakh Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova highlighted the need to study the history and traditions of the Great Steppe.  

GULSHARA ABDYKALIKOVA, KAZAKH SECRETARY OF STATE:

 - Our main activities are focused on substantial improvement of the Turkic World’s competitiveness. We need to form an intellectual nation. Kazakhstan’s important step was the transition of the Kazakh language to the Latin Script by the direct order of President Nazarbayev done for the improved development and the ability to keep up with the modern digital technologies, communications, science and education of the 21st century.  

Nearly 250 international scientists and experts gathered in Astana to discuss the development prospects in science in the Turkic World. Today, the forum participants believe that cooperation in this field should be strengthened. Meanwhile, some of the joint research projects are already yielding certain results.

CHULUUN SHAMPILDONDOV, DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF HISTORICAL SCIENCES IN MONGOLIA:

- Over the past four years, our archaeologists and the Turkic Academy have excavated a complex of ancient Turkic Khaganates. The complex is located in Central Mongolia. As a result of excavations, unique artifacts of the VII and VIII centuries were discovered. In Kazakhstan, we are planning to open study centers on Mongolia. We are also planning to publish books in the Mongolian, Kazakh and Russian languages based on the findings of these expeditions.

The forum featured six thematic sections where the participants spoke about cooperation in literature, urban culture, history, archeology and others.