A new book, “Kazakhstan, the Centre of Eurasia,” was presented during the recent Fair Più Libri Più Liberi (More books, more freedom), one of the major Italian book fairs.
The event was organised by the Kazakh Embassy in Italy in cooperation with Sandro Teti Editore, which is among the largest publishing houses in the country, and dedicated to the celebrations of the Day of the First President and the 23rd anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence.
The author, Fabio Indeo, is an Italian analyst and expert in geopolitics. The foreword was written by Aldo Ferrari, a professor of history and culture at Venice Ca’ Foscari University whose name is well known and well respected among scientists and experts on Italy. The book was published in Italian.
“Kazakhstan’s model of political and economic development, as well as secrets of its effectiveness, have always been attracting the interest of foreign researchers. Among numerous publications on this topic, the Italian vision of Kazakhstan is worth reading. In fact, this book presents key events of the modern history of Kazakhstan. In a lively and accessible manner, the author talks about different aspects of life in modern Kazakhstan: politics and business, diplomacy and education, history and culture,” said Kazakh Ambassador to Italy Andrian Yelemessov.
He also noted that political, cultural and scientific communities, as well as the Italian public in general, now have a good opportunity to learn about the present and the past of his nation. The book will help readers comprehend the current trends and development of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy and its newly-emerged international initiatives in a more profound way.
Indeo emphasised that Kazakhstan currently plays a crucial role in the economic, political and energy spheres of the former Soviet Union area and Central Asia. He also added that he tried to highlight the meaning of the close cooperation between Kazakhstan and Italy.
The presentation was attended by public figures, scientists, experts, professors and students from the University of Rome, as well as Italian media representatives and major book publishers. Overall, the event participants were unanimous in their opinion that this book will further help in the rapprochement and building better understanding between the two countries.