Kazakhstan Embassy donates over 500 books to National Library of Azerbaijan
NUR-SULTAN – The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Azerbaijan on April 6 handed over more than 500 books to the Mirza Fatali Akhundov National Library of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, reports the press service from the embassy.
History, fiction, scientific and educational books, as well as some anthologies of Kazakh prose and poetry will now be part of the Akhundov Library.
“A mutual book exchange and the opening of Kazakh and Azerbaijani literature centers are a great opportunity to tell our people and new generations about common historical, cultural and linguistic roots, centuries-old friendship and spiritual unity through printed publications,” Kazakh Ambassador to Azerbaijan Serzhan Abdykarimov said at the ceremony.
The embassy also presented several articles written by Kazakh writers and translated into Azerbaijani, including “Kazakh Khanate: Origin, Traditions and Heritage”, “Alash Orda”, a collection of scientific articles, “Koblandy Batyr”, an epic poem , “Creative Work by Mukhtar Auezov: From Tradition to Innovation” by Azerbaijani literary researcher Nizami Mamedov-Tagisoi and “The Day the World Collapsed” by Rollan Seisenbayev.
Library director Karim Takhirov expressed his gratitude to the Kazakh embassy for the initiative, saying the books are “important for the new generation”. The books will then be sent to Karabakh libraries.