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President Atambaev received Certificate of including trilogy "Manas. Semetei. Seytek "in the list of UNESCO

President Atambaev received Certificate of including trilogy "Manas. Semetei. Seytek "in the list of UNESCO

Bishkek, April 16 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev yesterday received Director of UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty, UNESCO representative in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan , Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Sergey Lazarev, who handed over the Certificate of including the Kyrgyz epic trilogy "Manas. Semetei . Seytek "in UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The presidential press service reports.

The President noted the importance of this event in cultural and social life of Kyrgyzstan, adding that the inclusion of the epic trilogy on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage is a testament to the contribution of the Kyrgyz people in the world's treasury of human culture. "For us this is a very important event because Manas and this trilogy is always at the heart of every Kyrgyz," said Atambayev.

" Manas epic " is an encyclopedia of life, customs and culture of the Kyrgyz people, which passed difficult way of development. Manas epic and the trilogy as a whole embodies the spirit of the people , the continuity and the inviolability of its values and traditions. Kyrgyz people are proud of their spiritual wealth and contribution to world culture, " said Atambayev. 

In turn Lazarev noted that UNESCO understands the importance of the Manas epic for the people of Kyrgyzstan and its unity. "I am honored to be here on behalf of the UNESCO Director General of to present you this certificate," he said. UNESCO representative also added that in Kyrgyzstan there is a positive trend when important historical milestones and events are used to strengthen the unity of the nation.

In addition, the sides discussed issues of cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and UNESCO, as well as plans for the implementation of joint programs.

On December 4, 2013 by decision of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage the Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas. Semetei . Seytek was included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
 

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