Ambassador of Republic of Kazakhstan to Hungary, Nurbakh Rustemov visited on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, the People's Institute Lakitelek, which organizes courses of Kazakh, Russian, Mongolian and Belorussian languages each year. Notably, group aimed to learn Kazakh language is being most popular among Hungarian youth, whose interest in culture and traditions of Great steep, is increasing from year to year.
During the meeting with the Deputy Chairman of the Hungarian National Assembly, director of the Institute Mr. Shandor Ledzhak and the students of the institutite, N. Rustemov spoke about the main stages of the development of modern Kazakhstan and the main achievements of our country during the years of independence, and also introduced to the Hungarian audience the main aspects of the program of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev, which is called «Course towards the future: modernization of Kzakhstan's identity» .
The Kazakh diplomat, also noted that our country is on the way of the transition of the Kazakh language to the Latin alphabet, which is necessary for integration into the global system of science and education and ensuring spiritual unity. In addition, he stressed that relations between Kazakhstan and Hungary reached a strategic level of cooperation, largely due to close cultural and humanitarian ties.
At the end of the meeting, the Ambassador answered to the questions from the students, who were interested in the traditions of the Kazakh nation and in the future are planning to obtain higher education in universities of Kazakhstan.
In addition, a documentary about Kazakhstan, in Hungarian language, was presented to the audience. Also, the Embassy donated teaching materials on Kazakh language and literature, dictionaries, also students were given memorable gifts.
It should be noted that in Hungary, the popularity of learning Kazakh language is increasing. Also, Kazakh language has been officially taught at the Szeged University since 1998, and in 2016 in National Széchényi Library the center for Kazakh Literature was opened.