MEDIA FORUM: NEW HORIZONS OF COOPERATION IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL INITIATIVES OF TURKMENISTAN
On August 22, 2022, the media forum "International Initiatives of Turkmenistan: New Horizons of Cooperation" dedicated to the results of the International Conference of Ministers of Transport of Landlocked Developing Countries was held in the conference hall of the State Committee of Turkmenistan on Television, Radio Broadcasting and Cinematography.
The main goal of the forum, held in Turkmen, Russian and English languages, is the role of the media in further strengthening international cooperation. One of the main topics discussed was the significance of the new constructive initiatives put forward by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov at the International Conference held on August 15-16, 2022.
The event was attended by the heads and representatives of relevant structures, TV and radio channels, the State News Agency, editors of newspapers and magazines, foreign media accredited in Turkmenistan, as well as videoconferencing - journalists from the world's leading news agencies.
The speakers emphasized that the active position of Turkmenistan in consolidating efforts to develop solutions to urgent tasks related to the achievement of the SDGs, where a significant role is assigned to the transport sector, was noted at the conference in the Avaza National Tourist Zone. Much attention was paid to initiatives and major projects jointly implemented with foreign partners to create an extensive multimodal transport, transit and logistics infrastructure on a regional and transcontinental scale.
The media forum, organized in a hybrid format, was also attended by representatives of foreign media, in particular, ITAR-TASS, TRT, Anadolu Ajansi, CIS + WORLD / CIS + CHINA, CGTN-Russian , "Russia-24", the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), "AzTV", Interstate TV and Radio Company "Mir", "Korean Broadcasting System".
Representatives of foreign media especially noted the timeliness of holding a representative forum and its importance in the context of developing new political recommendations that are in demand by the time, aimed at strengthening transport interconnection, which is significant for the future of all states, especially for developing countries that do not have access to the sea.
Expressing gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov for the attention paid to the development of national media, the participants stressed that the current media forum has become a good platform for the exchange of experience between relevant structures and building up long-term international cooperation in this area.