Cultural cooperation of Central Asian countries
Cultural cooperation of Central Asian countries is reaching a new level. Art managers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan signed a memorandum that will allow states to develop joint projects in this area. According to experts, this document will not only strengthen interaction of countries, but will also become a kind of guarantor of the long-term creative partnership of Central Asian countries in the future.
SHYNAR ZHANIBEKOVA, MANAGING PARTNER, CULTURAL DIALOGUE SOCIAL FOUNDATION:
- This month Bishkek will host the first forum of art-managers of Central Asian countries. Representatives of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will attend the forum. It is expected that the event will become a platform to exchange the experience and to develop joint projects. We plan to develop a comprehensive program for the formation of cultural industry in Central Asia. We want to develop recognizable cultural brands overseas by following the example of other continents.
Today, the cultural area of Central Asian countries is not only up to date, but successfully preserves national traditions. Experts say that popularization of the heritage should be another reason for joining efforts.
KULYAISHA AKTAYEVA, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, MUSEUM OF FIRST PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- First of all, the uniqueness of culture of Central Asian countries lies in the commonality of customs of peoples as well as traditions of languages. We have one of the unique monuments of literature, one of the unique applied art and a rich musical heritage. Of course, these values need to be shown to the world. We should to promote them.
According to experts, cooperation of art-managers of the region will enable to establish creative associations and further promote jointly cultural values in the world.