Shymkent to be cultural capital of CIS in 2020
The city has a long, rich history.
Shymkent will become the cultural capital of the CIS in 2020, said Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Vasilenko at the XXV session of the International Assembly of CIS capitals and major cities, Kazpravda.kz correspondent reports.
“Astana and Almaty were the cultural capitals of the CIS in different years. Kazakhstan fully supports this program, takes an active part in its implementation, thus we proposed to make Shymkent the cultural capital of the Commonwealth in 2020, which is located in the south of Kazakhstan and has a rich, centuries-old history,” - said Vasilenko.