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Meeting of Gulshara Abdykalikova, Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State, with Alexander Pereira, Director General and Artistic Director of "La Scala"

At the beginning of the meeting, the Secretary of State stressed that today Kazakhstan is at the stage of profound systemic transformations. The Head of State set the goal, "to take the first step to make up with the future together, and change the public consciousness to become a single nation of strong and responsible people." And the first condition for that is preservation of its culture, and its own national code.

G.Abdykalikova noted that on the instructions of the President of Kazakhstan the “Modern Kazakhstan Culture in Global World" Project will be actualized. The State Secretary focused on the task set by Nursultan Nazarbayev that the world should know Kazakhstan not only for its richness of hydrocarbons and foreign policy projects, but also for significant cultural achievements.

The meeting also discussed cooperation development in the field of opera and ballet art, expansion of performing tour practice of the La Scala Theater in Kazakhstan and the Astana Opera in Italy.

Gulshara Abdykalikova has noted that within the framework of the EXPO-2017 International Specialized Exhibition in the capital of Kazakhstan from September 1 to 10, a full tour of Milan's La Scala Theater will be held for the first time.

As part of the cultural program, the Italian team will present "Falstaff" opera by Giuseppe Verdi in "Astana Opera", as well as Symphony No. 9, Ludwig van Beethoven piece of art, under the guidance of maestro Zubin Meta.

At the end of the meeting, Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova wished Alexander Pereira good health, prosperity and great creative success.

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