Today Tetiana Yehorova-Lutsenko, Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council, took part in the festive occasion devoted to the opening of a new sculptural composition.

Besides, Valeriia Muraieva, Deputy Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council, people’s deputies and deputies of the Regional Council, as well as Ihor Terekhov, Secretary of Kharkiv City Council,  Nguyen Hong Thach, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam to Ukraine, Darhan Kaletaev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Ukraine and  Elmira Akhundova,  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Ukraine  took part in the opening ceremony.

The central part of the Park of Thinkers is a sculptural composition dedicated to prominent figures of the three states - Ukrainian poet Hryhorii Skovoroda, Kazakh poet Abay Kunanbayev and Azerbaijani writer Mirza Fatali Akhundov.

Tetiana Yehorova-Lutsenko said, “This monument is a symbol of friendly relations between our nations.  I am convinced that the event plays an important role from viewpoint of developing cultural ties between Ukraine, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Azerbaijan. Strengthening relations with foreign partners is one of the priority issues for Kharkiv Regional Council. We are open for cooperation for the benefit of the region and the country.»

The opening of the Park of Thinkers was initiated by the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Kharkiv. Seifaddin Gurbanov, sculptor and honorary citizen of Kharkiv region, is the author of the monument.

Emin Najafli, Honorary consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Kharkiv, said, “This event is rather symbolic as it dovetails with the anniversary of Hryhorii Skovoroda, outstanding philosopher and educator of Ukraine; besides last year the Kazakh people celebrated the 175th anniversary of Abay Kunanbayev’s birth, and next year the Azerbaijani people will celebrate the 210th anniversary of Mirza Fatali Akhundov’s birth.”

Moreover, the organizers have prepared for visitors the Street Food Festival, concert performances of famous Ukrainian music bands and many interesting attractions and events.


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