Prior to the signing ceremony, President of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva met with Rector of the University of Warsaw Alojzy Nowak.
Sambor Grucza, Vice-rector for cooperation and personnel issues of the University, Piotr Taracha, dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Shahla Kazimova, an employee of the Department of Turkology and Central Asian Peoples, Aydan Khandan, dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of Baku State University, and diplomats of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Poland participated in the meeting.
The meeting discussed the issues of mutual cooperation between the Foundation and Warsaw University in the direction of promoting the cultural heritage of the Turkic peoples. As part of this commitment, holding joint conferences, seminars, exhibitions, and allocation of scholarship programs for university students conducting research on the Turkic world were mentioned.
Ideas were exchanged at the University regarding the establishment of the Center for Scientific Research and Study of the Turkic World under the auspices of the Foundation.
The President of the Foundation also held a meeting with the teaching staff and the students of the Faculty of Turkology of the University.
Gunay Afandiyeva spoke about the activities of the Foundation to protect, promote and pass on the rich values of Turkic peoples with ancient roots to future generations. The President of the Foundation touched on the main goals of the Memorandum signed by the organization with the University, as well as the opportunities created for effective cooperation and future joint projects.
At the event, a small concert program of students of the Faculty of Turkology of the University from Turkic states was performed.
Novruz khonchas and national sweets of Turkic peoples were also presented to the participants of the event.