This evening featured traditional folk music from Kazakhstan, Republic of Bulgaria and Hungary, and guests were served traditional food and wine. View full schedule >

Hollywood, CA - 10/1/2013

Hosts and speakers:

Gaukhar (Gia) Noortas, Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles
Marin Dimitrov, Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria
Szilard Teleki, Consul of Consulate General of Hungary
Kálmán László, Consul General of Hungary

Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan
in Los Angeles

Kazakhstan for Nuclear Weapon-Free World

Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan, raising awareness of the impact of Nuclear Weapons, is on a mission to celebrate the stability through partnership with the United States of American, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Bulgaria and Hungary.

Gaukhar Noortas, Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles: "Kazakhstan could have become the first nuclear power in the Central Asia, but voluntarily gave up that status. August 29, 1991 President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed a historical document - Ordinance on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. This day is celebrated as World's International Day against Nuclear Tests. We are a nation that chose life".

There was a screening of "A Country that has chosen life", a documentary produced and directed by Berik Barysbekov, Kazakhstan.

 

Consulate General of Republic of Bulgaria

Stability through partnership - celebrating 110 years of Bulgarian-US diplomatic relations

Marin Dimitrov, Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria: "Celebrating the 110th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and the United States. Regardless of the political twists and turns, the relations between Bulgaria and the US are developing in a stable manner based on shared democratic values and strive for freedom, market economy and rule of law. The strategic transatlantic partnership is now a major stabilizing factor in Europe and the Middles East."

There was a screening of a documentary “This is Bulgaria” that showcased the beautiful landscapes of Bulgaria. www.tovae.bg

 

Consulate General of Hungary

Eastern Roots of Hungarians - Western relations of Hungary

Szilard Teleki, Consul of Consulate General of Hungary: "Historic roots and traditions are very important for every nation's past, present and future. It is a well-known fact that the Hungarian nation has its roots in Central and Western Asian territory. Thus, when in 2011 the Hungarian Government announced new directions of its foreign policy towards the East (so called "Opening to the East") was also led by the intention to "rediscover" its historic roots. There is no redirection rather than a diversification of its foreign relations; Hungary is and will remain member of European Union and NATO. Its commitments to the Western values remain unchanged."

There was a screening of "The Kurultaj" documentary, produced by Turan that has told about the Kurultaj event in Hungary founded by doctor of anthropology and human biology Andras Biro. www.Kurultaj.com

 


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