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Baku hosts III meeting of International Turkic Academy

30 January 2020 17:45

BAKU. KAZINFORM The capital of Azerbaijan has hosted today the III meeting of the Academic Council of the International Turkic Academy (TWESCO), Kazinform correspondent reports.

At the meeting, State Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyzstan Zhaparkul Tashiyev officially transferred the duties of the TWESCO Academic Council Chairman to Minister of Education of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Aziz oglu Bayramov.

President of the TWESCO Darkhan Kydyrali reported to the meeting participants on the Academy’s activities in 2019 and presented the Action Plan for 2020.

The members of the Academic Council expressed satisfaction with the Academy’s work in 2019 and approved its 2020 Plan. They also agreed to hold the next meeting in Turkey.

Besides, the members of the TWESCO Academic Council discussed the list of jubilee dates of the Turkic world, the issues of strengthening cooperation in education and science, scientific and research projects.

«One of the priority areas of the TWESCO’s activity is to propagate outstanding representatives of the Turkic world. Our programme for 2020 includes the celebration of Abai’s 175th anniversary. A scientific and research conference devoted to Abai will be held today at the Baku State University, where the Abai Centre has been operating for many years. Numerous roundtable meetings and seminars dedicated to Abai will be also organized by Azerbaijani universities, Academy of Sciences, scientific and research institutions throughout this year. I believe that Azerbaijani side will actively join the corresponding events in Kazakhstan and other Turkic-speaking countries,» Jeyhun Aziz oglu Bayramov said in an interview with Kazinform.

In 2020, the Turkic world will mark the 1,300th anniversary of the Tonyukuk Monumen, the 1,150th anniversary of outstanding thinker of the East Abu Nasr Al-Farabi , the 175th anniversary of Abai, the 1,025th anniversary of Manas epos and the 150th anniversary of writer and publicist Nariman Narimanov.

Those participating in the event were Minister of Education of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Aziz oglu Bayramov, President of the International Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali, Executive Secretary of the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science Kanat Sarsembayev, State Secretary of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Science Zhaparkul Tashiyev and President of Azerbaijan’s National Academy of Sciences Ramiz Mehdiyev.