Tokaev: Kazakhstan is aimed at developing interaction with UNESCO

President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokaev adopted on Wednesday the general director UNESCO ODRE Azule, the press service of the Kazakh leader.

During the meeting, the current issues of cooperation between Kazakhstan and UNESCO were considered in the preservation of cultural and historical heritage, expanding international contacts in the fields of education and science.

Tokaev praised the leadership of Azule at the head of UNESCO and announced the support of efforts to further strengthen the organization.

The President expressed gratitude to the Director General for visiting the Mausoleum Khoja Ahmed Yassaui, adding that her visit to Turkestan was positively perceived by Kazakhstani citizens. “Your visit is very important from the point of view of the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation between Kazakhstan and UNESCO. For us, UNESCO is a special organization with which there are priority significance. We make all efforts in order to further develop this interaction,” Tokaev emphasized.

The President confirmed the commitment of Kazakhstan to implement joint projects in the field of climate, biodiversity and water resources.

In turn, Odra Azule thanked the head of state for the hospitality on Kazakh land.

She shared her impressions of her visit to the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yassaui, which is included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.

The General Director of UNESCO praised the large-scale reforms carried out under the leadership of Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev, including in the context of strengthening civil society, promoting education and culture. “My visit to Kazakhstan coincided with an important strategic period for your country. You carry out large -scale reforms. Your presidential mandate should play a key role in this matter,” Azule emphasized.

In addition, Azule handed the President of Kazhastan certificates on the inclusion of Burabai and Marcalo reserves in the global network of biosphere reserves, as well as the musical and doshain art “Orteke” – in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO.