International Center for Rapprochement of Cultures will be established in Kazakhstan
The International Center for Rapprochement of Cultures under auspices of UNESCO will be established in Kazakhstan following an agreement signed between the United Nations and the Kazakh government.
The new international center will promote research as well as organize conferences and cultural events in Central Asia.
Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Gulshara Abdykalikova spoke about the implementation of the ‘Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity’ program and priority areas of the ‘Seven Facets of the Great Steppe.’
In return, UNESCO’s Director-General, Audrey Azoulay highlighted the constructive contribution of Kazakhstan to the work of an international organization.
“It is an honor for me to participate in the signing of this agreement on the establishment of the rapprochement of cultures center. The center will become part of the UNESCO family. It will allow working on intercultural dialogue in cooperation,” she added.
According to Abdykalikova, the establishment of the center is of utmost importance due to the implementation of the ‘Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity’ program.
“We expect that many cultural heritage sites of Kazakhstan will join the UNESCO list. Numerous studies and scientific assessments will be conducted for this purpose,” she said.