Charymyrat Annagurbanov is bronze winner of the World Sambo and Combat Sambo Championship
Collection of sport achievements of our country was supplemented with bronze medal on the first day of the World Sambo and Combat Sambo Championship in Bucharest.
Charymyrat Annagurbanov, numerous prize winner of big international tournaments, winner of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Honoured Master of Sports of Turkmenistan went up the third step of the triumph podium. Sambo wrestlers from Ukraine and Bulgaria were the best in addition to our sportsman among twelve sportsmen competing in the weight category up to 100 kg.
The competitions are continued.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister holds meeting with experts of the World Health Organization mission
The Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan hosted the meeting of Head of the Ministry Rashid Meredov with experts of consultative and technical mission of European Bureau of the World Health Organization, which is on working visit to our country.
As is known, delegation of European Bureau of the World Health Organization has come to Turkmenistan to inspect the measures and procedures taken by the country for provision of readiness and response to COVID-19.
During the conversation, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has noted constructive character of cooperation between our country and the World Health Organization and highlighted that Turkmen side strictly adheres to the WHO recommendations. At the same time, willingness to continue multilateral cooperation in combating pandemic on international and regional levels has been confirmed.
On behalf of the management of the World Health Organization, Head of the WHO country office Paulina Karwowska expressed gratitude to the Government of Turkmenistan for organization of the visit of the mission of the WHO ERB and comprehensive support. It was noted that efforts of Turkmenistan aimed at combating COVID-19, including proposal on establishment of International Council of medical scientists and joining of the country to COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), are very significant. Head of the mission, Emergency Response Specialists of the WHO ERB Katrine Smallwood has told about particulars of the Pool.
The Head of the Foreign Ministry has noted that active implementation of National Infectious Disease Readiness, Protection and Response Plan of the country is carried out at present. The Plan of social and economic measures of Turkmenistan against coronavirus pandemic, which provides readiness of all structures to stop entry of COVID-19 to the country, has also been approved.
Vice-premier R. Meredov highlighted that Turkmenistan together with the UN agencies starts to developed the third national plan, which covers humanitarian component of measures against COVID-19.
During the meeting, special focus was made that Turkmenistan has sufficient potential and resources for operational analysis of all cases including notifications about such cases for steadfast and timely measures.
In this contest, it was highlighted that taking into account scientific studies confirming possibility of spread of new type of coronavirus by smallest aerosol drops, which stay for a long time in air, active informational campaign is carried out now for awareness of the population about the risks and methods of health protection.
On the same day, delegation of the WHO European Regional Bureau had a meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Health Protection and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, during which measures taken on national level for response to acute infectious diseases have been discussed.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Peace Media Education to Build “Window to the World” for Students in Georgia
Peace Media education at Cervantes Gymnasium Aia-Gess in Tbilisi, Georgia on June 7th was hosted by an international peace NGO called Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in cooperation with Cervantes Gymnasium Aia-Gess. Cervantes Gymnasium AiaGess and HWPL have been builing their partnership peace education and peace camp.
Mr. Avtandil Otinashvili, the Chief-in-Editor of Newsday Georgia gave a lecture to the students in regard to “Peace Journalism”. As it was a participation-based lecture to learn the subjects of “Media Literacy” and “Peace Journalism”, the students got involved with giving presentations of their thoughts regarding the articles given. Ms. Tamar Lolishvili from Cervantes Gymnasium Aia-Gess said, “Broadcasting news prepared by the students can help reaching people in different areas, even with different languages more easily that will be a model example for our young generation.”
As a global project for peacebuilding with a network of educators, peace education by HWPL has been conducted in collaboration with 214 education institutions in 23 countries. To further nurture students and citizens with the value of peace such as coexistence and respect, peace education at a national level has also been sought by national governments in 7 countries including Guatemala, Iraq, the Philippines, and Cambodia.
David Zalkaliani has met with the Foreign Minister of Paraguay
Switzerland – Within the framework of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Paraguay, Luis Castiglioni.
Discussions focused on issues relating to co-operation in bilateral, multilateral and regional formats. The sides highlighted the importance of intensifying the format of political consultations, exchanging high-level official visits and business missions and providing mutual support for each other’s candidates in international organizations.
HWPL Intercontinental WARP Office Meeting
During the 2018 HWPL World Peace Summit: 4th Anniversary of the WARP Summit around 100 religious leaders from 37 countries who have been participating in the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Offices up to now met on September 19th and held the HWPL Intercontinental WARP Office Meeting. The first 2 Intercontinental WARP Office Meetings were held online, but in honor of the 4th annual commemorative summit major participants from the WARP Office meetings gathered in Korea in a single location and took time to compare their scriptures.
The 1st Intercontinental WARP Office was held under the theme of ‘What is the method to eliminate evil in the scripture?’ and the 2nd Intercontinental WARP Office focused on the ‘Beginning and Origin of All Things’, so representatives of different religions compared their scriptures in these areas. The 3rd Intercontinental WARP Office focused on the founder of religion, which is one of the core topics among religions and faith communities, and a passionate discussion ensued. Also, the live online broadcasting that was streamed in 4 languages attracted the attention of many people.
Around 100 guests from Korea and abroad participated in the meeting and a panel of representatives from Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism discussed the main topic as well as responded to questions from the audience members. The focal point of this discussion was regarding “God”; however, the discussion was not limited to the god of a particular religion but rather expanded to encompass the transcendental existence of any being that is in control over all creation. In relation to the subject of “God” a number of questions were explored, such as ‘Who is he?’, ‘What is the law, cause and origin of nature?’, ‘If God exists, what type of existence does he have and what is his purpose?’, and ‘Why is there no direct communication with God?’.
This discussion first started with an O, X question being given to the panelists regarding ‘Is there a record of the existence of God in your scriptures?”. In response, the representatives of Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism answered with O and the Buddhist representative answered with X. The panelists who answered O were then given time to share about the Creator and how all of creation was first created according to their respective religions. The Buddhist panelist who had answered with X explained that in Buddhist scriptures “the origins are not explained about in terms of a Creator, but rather about human life.”
Second, the question was asked regarding ‘Is the place where God is dwelling recorded in your scriptures?’, to which all panel representatives answered O aside from the Buddhist representative who answered X as with the first question. The Christian panelist explained that at the time of Moses God dwelt in the tabernacle and at the time of Solomon he resided in the temple. Also, the scriptures record that when Jesus came 2,000 years ago he himself was God’s temple and that we are also the temple. The Islam representative stated that, “It is said that there is a throne, but there is no telling where that throne is, but the angels are supporting it. Also, it is recorded in the scriptures that God is closer to you than your jugular vein.”
Third, time was given for audience members to ask questions to the panelists. It was stated that, “in Hinduism God is understood and personified as material things that we can see, and I think there is a problem in limiting God to human thought in such a way,” so the Hindu panelist was asked about his thoughts regarding this issue. The Hindu panelist answered, “God is named by each person individually.”
The final portion of the event consisted of a concert put on by the children’s choir where they sang “Heal the world, We are the world”, showing the heart that transcends religions, races and cultures. All participants promised that moving forward they would all participate in and further develop the WARP Offices in their own respective continents and countries.
These days there are many religions all around the world and disagreements and conflicts between such religions are continuing. Amid such circumstances, many religious leaders are regretful over this harsh reality and are thus putting in passionate effort into uniting and becoming one for the realization of world peace through active discussion. So far WARP Office meetings have been held online and offline in around 200 locations all over the world during the past 4 years. In the future as well, these WARP Office meetings will become the groundbreaking tool for citizens around the world to seek the truth and spread the true value of life, which is a culture of peace.
Closing ceremony of the World Weightlifting Championship takes place
Social and Cultural Centre of the Olympic village hosted the closing ceremony of the World Weightlifting Championship and the award ceremony of the winning men and women teams.
The event was forestalled by official ceremony of the flag of International Weightlifting Federation conferment to representative of the country, which would host the world tournament in 2019 – the Kingdom of Thailand. As it was said it would be difficult to surpass Turkmenistan by the level of organization of the championship as everything was on top level in this place.
It is great honour and big responsibility to hold the events of such level, however, Turkmenistan, having again been the host of big sport competitions, which gathered numerous guests from all over the world, managed this excellently. It was said by the sportsmen who came to Ashgabat from hundred countries, their coaches, journalists of leading world media, specialized magazines and TV channels and representatives of the International Weightlifting Federation.
According to titled athletes, sport experts and heads of the delegation, Ashgabat deserves not only to host the world tournaments but the Olympic Games as well. There are all conditions for it, which meet the requirements of such level including super modern sport infrastructure of the Olympic village of our capital.
Fiery contests and bright emotions continued for 10 days in the Martial Arts Complex. One world record holder was replaced by new. The records were like fierce hailstorm with every hit of the weight on the podium.
All sportsmen contested vigorously for the medals throughout the first decade of November, however, despite strong competition, the intent for open and trustful communication and friendship united them all.
At gala dinner organized for the delegates of Ashgabat 2018 World Weightlifting Championship, the gratitude was expressed to the team of the International Weightlifting Federation as well as to the personnel of Turkmenistan Weightlifting Federation, volunteers and to all who made input to the success of this grandiose event, which became new platform for future dialog and further cooperation.
It was excellent opportunity for us to study the practice of number of the countries and national federations in development of weightlifting and to gain useful knowledge, which would be used in the future.
Rich cultural programme has been prepared for the guests of the country. It helped them to know Turkmen history and rich national heritage, its ancient original traditions, to taste and fall in love with Turkmen cuisine, to see the attractions of white-marble Ashgabat.
Current championship was held with outstanding success not only by the number of records but also because the best technical and organizational conditions were created for this in order the satisfaction with the competitions would be received by athletes and fans, President of International Weightlifting Federation Tamas Ajan said in his speech congratulating everybody on such big sport festival.
Every sportsman represented his country and the flag of his homeland with pride. They give positive charge to numerous spectators by their performance and wrote new page in the history of the weightlifting, which literally started from new page. This history started in Ashgabat.
Award ceremony of men’s and women’s team who won in team count took place afterward. The awards were also conferred to Turkmen sportsmen who distinguished themselves at the World Championship.
The team of the People’s Republic of China is on the first position by total medal count, Thailand is on the second and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the third place.
Representative of Turkmenistan also received commemorative souvenirs from International Weightlifting Federation.
The best volunteer and excellent employee also received presents. Their smiles, affability, help and immaculate performance of their duties make the stay of thousands of people in the Olympic village to be comfortable and pleasant. This is the way they continued the traditions of hospitality inherited from the ancestors since the time of the great Silk Road, which historical phenomenon is restored in modern Ashgabat as a bridge connecting the countries and nations.
The World Championship is over, having become an excellent festival, which gave unforgettable impression and joy to all of us. Many people simply fell in love with the weightlifting due to its strong emotions, which charged everyone with intent to sport victories. Yet, the country improved the pride of all Turkmenistan citizens for their country.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan