State Secretary of Hungary for Foreign Economic Relations and Foreign Affairs visited the Academy
Today Head of the International Turkic Academy (TWESCO) Darkhan Kydyrali received a special delegation led by István Mikola, State Secretary of Hungary for Foreign Economic Relations and Foreign Affairs.
The delegation included Miklós Gaál, Head of the Department at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Professor Miklós Kásler, and Hungarian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Kazakhstan András Baranyi.
Dr. Kydyrali briefed the distinguished guests in details on the TWESCO activities and its international cooperation. Additionally, he introduced major implemented projects of the organization and shared its plans for the future. Dr. Kydyrali also talked about flourishing cooperation and partnership between Hungary and the Academy.
Mr. Mikola, in his turn, drew attention to great similarities between the Hungarians and nomadic people in terms of their spiritual and cultural heritage. As Secretary Mikola noted, the Turkology and Oriental studies have very deep roots in Hungary. This is proved by the fact that the first faculty of Turkic studies in the world was opened in Budapest in 1870. Therefore, the Hungarian side is interested in sharing knowledge and conducting research in this field. In his speech, Mr. Mikola expressed gratitude to the Academy for strengthening scientific and educational cooperation between Hungary and the Great Steppe heirs, as well as for contributing to the study and promotion of the common heritage.
At the meeting, the parties agreed to continue the projects they have been working on, and discussed opportunities for joint future activities.
At the end of the meeting, Dr. Kydyrali presented valuable publications prepared by the Academy to Secretary Mikola.
It is worth noting that in June 2017 Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, has filed an official application for obtaining Hungary a full-fledged observer status to the Academy. In addition, the famous Hungarian Turkologist Istvan Konyr Mandoki’s personal library, consisting of 16,000 books and valuable manuscripts, is kept at the International Turkic Academy library.
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