Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan elevate cultural and humanitarian cooperation to new level

The Days of Kazakh Culture are currently underway in the capital of Azerbaijan. This event marks another step towards bringing the two nations closer together, as well as strengthening and deepening their ties. Aida Balayeva, the Kazakh Minister of Culture and Information, emphasized this during a meeting with Hikmet Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan and Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration. The parties discussed the prospects for cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of cultural and humanitarian collaboration.

“Given the shared history and historical code binding our peoples, they have always celebrated each other's victories and stood in solidarity during challenging times. The linguistic and cultural proximity between us provides an opportunity to enhance constructive actions, relations, and cooperation in all areas. In particular, in accordance with agreements between our Presidents, the Days of Kazakh Culture in Azerbaijan will give a new impetus to the cultural and humanitarian relations between our countries,” Balayeva said.

As part of the Days of Kazakh Culture, Azerbaijani audiences had the opportunity to listen to the blend of traditional and contemporary melodies performed by the Hassak ethno-folk ensemble. They also enjoyed a theatrical performance of ‘Karagoz’, based on Mukhtar Auezov’s tragedy of the same name, presented by the Kazakh State Academic Theater for Children and Youth, and visited an exhibition showcasing unique multi-genre works by Kazakh artists. The grand event concluded with a gala concert featuring masters of arts. It is worth noting that there are plans to hold the Days of Azerbaijani Culture in Kazakhstan in 2024.