Kazakhstan’s National Center of Culture opened in Bucharest
Kazakhstan’s National Center of Culture has been opened in the capital of Romania. Cultural cooperation is a successful continuation of the political partnership between two countries. Diplomats say that Kazakh history, traditions and customs trigger genuine interest among Romanians. Many joint projects serve as direct evidence for this.
NURMUKHAMED ZHANGARAYEV, ADVISOR, EMBASSY OF KAZAKHSTAN IN ROMANIA:
- As part of the implementation of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program and the ‘Modern Kazakh Literature in the Global World’ special project, the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Romania is promoting our culture. Currently, experts are translating Nursultan Nazarbayev’s book titled ‘The Era of Independence’ into Romanian.
It is symbolic that Kazakhstan’s center is opened in one of the oldest libraries in Europe. The library fund has more than 13 million books. Visitors say that the center will help readers to become better acquainted with traditions, customs, writing and literature of Kazakhs.
ARMAN KALABAYEV, VISITOR, CULTURAL CENTER:
- We and our children have an opportunity to read books in the Kazakh language. I am glad that relations between Kazakhstan and Romania are developing dynamically.
In total, more than 200 books by Kazakh authors have been donated to the national library of Romania. In addition to historical and creative literature, the books by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev have been represented in the center. In the near future a center of Romanian culture in Astana will be opened.