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A cultural odyssey from Central Asia to the capital of the EU: exhibition at the European Parliament

20.09.2023 | 21:18 |
 A cultural odyssey from Central Asia to the capital of the EU: exhibition at the European Parliament

“Bringing Horizons Together: A Cultural Odyssey from Central Asia and Mongolia to the European Union” is the title of the exhibition, which opened on Tuesday, September 19, in Brussels, at the European Parliament building.


The exhibition is a small but colorful journey with an easy and fascinating immersion into the traditions and life of the peoples inhabiting the region. The historical and cultural image of six countries - Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia - is recreated by artistic crafts, samples of national costumes, musical instruments, household utensils, as well as paintings and photographs.


The exhibits are grouped by country and thematically selected to highlight the rich cultural heritage of the region - from traditional textiles, folk music to architecture, reflecting the similarities and diversity in each creative expression.

The opening of the exhibition was attended by Chairman of the European Parliament Group on Central Asia and Mongolia, Tomasz Zdichowski, and the ambassadors of the six countries participating in the exhibition.


The Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Belgium noted that the presented collection is not just a demonstration of cultural identity, but also an expressive message of unity, interaction and shared heritage. And common human achievements have united the destinies of people and nations for many centuries.


The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by members of the European Parliament, heads of diplomatic missions, employees of many European institutions, think tanks and various international organizations based in Brussels, as well as representatives of the media, academia and business circles.


The main goal of the event is to promote cooperation and understanding between the EU and the Central Asian region and Mongolia. Awareness of shared heritage and values helps strengthen relationships and create a platform for exchange and trusting communication.


Photo: provided by the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Belgium

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