On January 19, 2024, on the basis of the Institute of History and Ethnology named after Ualikhanov, the International Scientific Council “Poland – Kazakhstan” was established with the aim of strengthening international cooperation in the field. To achieve this goal, the Scientific Council will create a group of experts dealing with issues of systemic transformation, who will organize scientific discussions/conferences, expert seminars and other forms of cooperation with national scientific centers in Kazakhstan and Poland, as well as foreign centers. The main goal of the Scientific Council is to create a scientific base that would be recognized not only in Kazakhstan and Poland, but also in Central Asia.
The Scientific Council included: from Poland, scientists led by Professor Jozef Tymanowski included 10 historians, among them professors from educational institutions such as the University of Lodz, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Jagiellonian University, etc. And from the outside there are 11 scientists from our state. The chairman of the Kazakhstan group was Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Ziyabek Kabyldinov.
During the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland awarded the “Bene Merito” badge of honor to Ziyabek Yermukhanuly, General Director of the Institute of History and Ethnology named after Sh.Sh. Ualikhanov. It is worth noting that cooperation between two states located in different geographical regions, belonging to different political, economic and military structures, can become a platform for creating stability, security and development of these states based on the generated new knowledge. The meeting participants noted that the Central Asian region as a whole plays a very significant role in the foreign policy of Poland, just like the European Union in the policy of Kazakhstan.