The International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation has hosted an event titled “Meeting of the Turkic World’s Children” dedicated to the national holiday of the Republic of Turkey – April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.

The event was aimed at further strengthening ties between the Foundation and all member and observer countries of the organization, as well as familiarizing the younger generation with the cultural values of the Turkic world.

Congratulating all the children, President of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva met each of them and said that she was glad to see them on this significant day. “I am very pleased that future representatives of the great Turkic world are participating in this event. Today, there are children from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Hungary, Lithuania, Azerbaijan and of course, Turkey, who are a bridge between fraternal states. They are our hope, our joy, our tomorrow. The Turkic world has a deep history and cultural heritage and our children should preserve this wealth in the future. Whatever sphere they choose, they must be good specialists, professionals in their field, so that adults, looking at them, are proud of them. And we, in turn, must give them a world in which they can live happily. I am very glad that as children grow up, they will also study in depth the cultural heritage of the fraternal countries. This is the mission of our Foundation.”

Then the children representing the member and observer countries of the Foundation read poems, performed songs in national costumes in their native language, as well as music on national instruments.

Gunay Afandiyeva also presented gifts to the children.