On September 2, 2017, the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan took part in the Festival of Culture of the Hungarian Kipchaks, which was held in Budapest. In his welcome speech, the Minister of Agriculture of Hungary, Shandor Fazekas, noted that the festival is important, as it is dedicated to the traditions of the Hungarian Kipchaks, descendants of the Great Steppe.
The Minister thanked the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurbakh Rustemov for the support of the event. In his turn, the Kazakh diplomat stressed that the participation of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the festival is carried out within the framework of the implementation of the main aspects of the article «Course towards the future: modernization of Kazakhstan's identity»by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, as well as maintaining a high level of cultural and humanitarian cooperation between our countries.
Within the framework of the festival, an ethno-corner was presented, which acquainted visitors with the traditions and culture of the Kazakh nation. Along with this, souvenirs and representation materials were distributed among the visitors, and they also could taste the Kazakh dish.
It should be noted that the ethno-corner demonstrated the high interest of the guests of festival to the history of the Great Steppe.
In 1990, the "Union of Kipchaks of Hungary" was founded, and the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev was elected as the Honorary leader. At the present, about 300 thousand descendants of the Kipchaks live in Hungary, migrated to Europe from the territory of modern Kazakhstan in the 13th century.