In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between South Korea and Kazakhstan, coming up next year, a bust of poet Abai Kunanbaiuly was recently installed at Seoul Cyber University.
One of the most respected figures in the history of Kazakhstan, Abai Kunanbaiuly left his biggest mark in poetry. His works had a significant influence not only on the central Asian country’s culture, but also on world literature, having been translated into many foreign languages. Under the auspices of UNESCO, the world celebrated the 175th anniversary of Abai’s birth last year.
The poet’s memorial has been located at the campus of Seoul Cyber University, which is a part of Shin Il Educational Foundation group.
In 2020, Kazakhstan celebrated the 175th anniversary of Abai. Abai’s book “Altyn Shanyrakta Shyrkalgan An” (A song sang in the Golden Shanyrak) was published in Korean.