International conference dedicated to the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate and 170th anniversary of great Kazakh thinker Abay was held in Baku
The event was organised by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Baku with the support of the Baku State University, International Turkic Academy, Al Farabi Kazakh State University as well as TurkPA.
Among the speakers and guests of the conference there were Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Azerbaijan Beibit Isabayev, well-known Kazakh statesman and public figure, people’s poet Oljas Suleimenov, Rector of the Al Farabi Kazakh State University Galymkair Mutanov, Rector of the Baku state University Abel Maharramov, Turkic Council Secretary General Ramil Hasanov, TurkPA Secretary General Jandos Asanov, President of the International Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali and President of the Foundation of the Turkic Culture and Legacy Gunay Efendiyeva, members of Azerbaijan’s Milli Mejlis (parliament), heads and representatives of the diplomatic missions accredited in Baku as well as eminent scholars from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan as well as other countries.
The conference discussed the historical aspects of the setting up and formation of the Kazakh khanate as well as creative legacy of great Kazakh poet and philosopher Ibrahim Qunanbay-uly, who is known as Abay.
Ambassador Beibit Isabayev presented the book titled “Kazakh khanate: formation, traditions and legacy” that was published in Azerbaijani.
Within the framework of the conference a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Baku State University and Al Farabi Kazakh State University, were presented memorial medals, a documentary on the Kazakh khanate was shown and a students’ ensemble from the Al Farabi Kazakh State University gave a lively concert.
A round table dedicated to the poetry and creative legacy of great Kazakh poet and philosopher Abay, whose 170th anniversary was marked in the year, was conducted with participation of eminent scholars and attracted a great interest.
TurkPA Secretary General Jandos Asanov while speaking at the conference said that there was a need to pay attention to the issue of translating the works of Abay from Kazakh into Azerbaijani and those of Nizami Genjevi, Nasimi and Fuzuli from Azerbaijani into Kazakh without losing its beauty and poetry colour.
Speech of the Secretary General (Eng)
Speech of the Secretary General (Aze)