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Sooronbai Jeenbekov visits house of Chingiz Aitmatov

The President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov visited the house-museum of Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov on the occasion of his death day and met with his relatives. The press service of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

Maria Aitmatova thanked Sooronbai Jeenbekov for visiting them immediately after the completion of his state visit to the PRC, noting that the attention and respect shown to the memory of the great writer was very important for their family.

The head of state stressed that the role and place of Chingiz Aitmatov in the history of Kyrgyzstan was special; wherever he was, he served his country and the people. «Kyrgyzstan became known to the world thanks to Manas epic and our great writer Chingiz Aitmatov. My human duty is to pay tribute to his memory,» said Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

The wife of the writer Maria Aitmatova and son Eldar Aitmatov showed the head of state the museum of the people’s writer of Kyrgyzstan, his manuscripts. The relatives of the writer told about work on museum development, eternalizing the Aitmatov’s memory.

The President Sooronbai Jeenbekov left a note in the book of visitors of the house museum of Chingiz Aitmatov and was photographed with the relatives of the writer.