The First Forum of Asian Countries’ Writers has kicked off in the Kazakh capital this morning, APA reports citing Kazinform.
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is expected to attend.
The mission of the forum is to strengthen and further develop literary and cultural ties between the Asian countries.
Attending the event are 80 delegates from 38 countries, including Nobel Prize nominees. Day 1 will include two panel sessions within the framework of which the participants will focus on the problems and ways of development of Asian literature. The First Forum of Asian Countries’ Writers is set to run through September 6.