The international biennale was held on June 12-14 in Almaty in the frames of the “Expo -2017”, which was entitled “The influence of writers on the spiritual horizons of society: sustainable development in the world”.
International literary and state prize laureates, prominent cultural figures, editors of literary, scientific and popular journals, leading book publishers and media representatives from about forty countries took part in the events held at the National Library of Kazakhstan and the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan.
Alexander Safaryan thanked the event organizers, Kazakh friends for the hospitality and events organized on a high level.
Professor Safaryan stressed that he had an opportunity to participate in debates and discussions with leading writers and journalists from Kazakhstan and other countries.
He emphasized about the meetings with famous Tatar poet Robert Minnulli, Editor-in-Chief of “Tafakkur” journal, People’s Writer of Uzbekistan Erkin Azam, former MP of Finnish Parliament Ilkka Taipale, Turkmen poet Agagelty Allanazarov, Indian writer Dev Bharfwaj, Editor-in-chief of “Literary Russia”, influential Russian publicist Vyacheslav Oryuzko, President of the National Writers’ Union of Kyrgyzstan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to Kazakhstan Akbar Riskulov.
“I was given the opportunity to speak to the “living classics” of the Turkic-language literature, the Turkic-speaking philologists, discuss the fate of the writers and peoples, the translations of the greatest Kazakh classics Abai, Ahmed Byyurtinov, Magzhan Zhumabayev, and other Kazakh poets and prose writers. I will never forget the attitude of the biennale participants, the cultural figures of the post-Soviet space, the names of Silva Kaputikyan, Gevorg Emin, Hrant Matevosyan and our contemporary writers Henrik Edoyan and Eduard Militonyan,” - says YSU professor.