"Aitmatov Readings: Dialogue of Cultures", Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Aug 17-19, 2017
Agenda 
August 17, Thursday
Time Activity
Scheduled flights Arrival of participants, meeting at Manas International Airport, transfer to Jannat Resort, Koi-Tash
On arrival Accommodation of participants at the hotel Jannat Resort, Koi-Tash
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00 Leisure time
 
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Leisure time
 
15.00 – 16.30 Arrival of participants, meeting at Manas International Airport,
transfer to Jannat Resort, Koi-Tash, transfer to the Chunkurchak Gorge
 
16.30 – 19.30 Visit to the Chunkurchak Gorge, excursion to a bio reserve, waterfall
 
20.00 – 21.00 Dinner
 
August 18, Friday
Date: August 18, 2017
Venue: conference room at Jannat Regency, 21/2 Aaly Tokombaeva Street, Bishkek
Languages: Russian, Arabic
 
Time Events
07.00 - 08.00 Breakfast
08.10 – 08.40
 
08.40 – 09.00   Transfer to the Ata-Bayit memorial complex, Chon-Tash 
Laying flowers at the burial site of Aitmatov
09.00 – 09.30 Transfer to the Forum venue
(From the Ata-Bayit memorial complex to Jannat Regency, 21/2 Aaly Tokombaeva Street, Bishkek)
09.45 - 10.00 Registration
 
10.00 - 10.20
 
 
  Opening ceremony and welcoming remarks
 
Moderator: Veniamin Popov, coordinator of the Russia – Islamic World group
 
The welcoming address on behalf of Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic - Elvira Sarieva, deputy head of the Kyrgyz president’s executive office
 
The welcoming speech of Tugelbai Kazakov, Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic
 
The welcoming speech on behalf of Mikhail Bogdanov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister -  S. V. Lavrova
 
10.20 -  11.30 Working Session
 
Moderator: Veniamin Popov, coordinator of the Russia – Islamic World group
 
Speeches:
 
The Russian Federation:
Alexander Bondarev, head of the Literature Chair at Moscow State Linguistic University, doctorate degree in philology, professor, member of the Union of Russian Writers
Danil Salikhov, chairman of Tatarstan’s Union of writers
Report on cooperation of the writers of Tatarstan and Kyrgyzstan in the early 21st century.
 
The Republic of Kyrgyzstan:
Ainura Kadyrmanbetova, doctorate degree in philology
 
Report on mythological and ethical philosophy of Chingiz Aitmatov”
 
The People's Republic of China 
Ning Qi, dean of the Russian language faculty at Beijing State University.
 
The Republic of Tajikistan
Khudoberdi Kholiknazarov, director of Strategic Research Center under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
The Republic of Kyrgyzstan:
 
Muratbek Imanaliev, member of the Group
The Arab Republic of Egypt:.
Nourhan El-Sheikh, professor of Political Science at Cairo University; member of the Egyptian Council for International Affairs.
The Lebanese Republic:
Suheil Farah, professor of philosophy
Report on the role of personality in the dialogue of civilizations from the example of Aitmatov
Palestine:
Hasan Hamid, well-known Palestinian writer
Report on Aitmatov from Palestinians perspective
Report on Aitmatov’s political views in the global world
 
Time limit: 7-10 minutes
11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break
12.00 – 13.00 Q&A, discussion
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Working Session, Part 2
Q&A, discussion
Drafting a communique
Key takeaways
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 -16.30 Screening of the documentary film “The Universe of Chingiz Aitmatov”
16.30 – 17.00 Closing Ceremony
17.15 – 17.45 Transfer to Jannat Resort, Koi-Tash
19.00 – 21.00 Visiting the Supara ethnic area, village of Kok-Jar, Karagul Akmat Street
Official dinner on behalf of Tugelbai Kazakov, Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic
Presentation of souvenirs to the Forum participants
 
August 19, Saturday
Time Activity
Scheduled flights Departure of participants
07.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
09.30 – 13.30 Leisure time
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch
 
Scheduled flights Departure of participants