In December 2020, with the support of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia, an article dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan was published in the next edition of the Georgian newspaper “Multinational Georgia”.
In addition, this year a number of Georgian media, including the information agencies “Free Georgia”, “Newsday Georgia” and “Geoecohub”, published a number of articles dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Turkmenistan's Permanent Neutrality.
Also, in the early 2020, a special link dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Turkmenistan's Permanent Neutrality was posted on the website of the Georgian news agency “Newsday Georgia”.
Грузинские СМИ публикуют материалы о постоянном нейтралитете Туркменистана
В декабре 2020 года в очередном номере грузинской газеты «Многонациональная Грузия» при поддержке Посольства Туркменистана в Грузии была опубликована статья, посвященная 25-летию постоянного Нейтралитета Туркменистана.
Помимо этого, в этом году ряд грузинских СМИ, включая информационные агентства «Свободная Грузия», «Newsday Georgia» и «Geoecohub», опубликовали ряд статей, посвященных этому событию.
Также в начале 2020 года на веб-сайте грузинского информационного агентства «Newsday Georgia» была размещена специальная ссылка, посвященная 25-летию постоянного Нейтралитета Туркменистана.
В преддверии 25-летия постоянного Нейтралитета Туркменистана в Торгово-промышленной палате Туркменистана стартовала выставка, посвященная Международному дню нейтралитета.
Данный смотр призван стать своеобразным отчётом развития национальной экономики страны, где будут продемонстрированы экспозиции 37 министерств и отраслевых ведомств, а также Союза промышленников и предпринимателей Туркменистана.
Сегодня, во второй день выставки были продемонстрированы высокие достижения сельскохозяйственного комплекса Туркменистана.
В рамках выставки также состоялась церемония подписания ряда двусторонних документов. В частности подписаны: «Меморандум о взаимопонимании по сотрудничеству в сфере охраны окружающей среды между Министерством сельского хозяйства и охраны окружающей среды Туркменистана и представительством в Туркменистане Программы развития Организации Объединенных Наций», «Меморандум о взаимопонимании по сотрудничеству в сфере устойчивого развития электроэнергетической отрасли между Министерством энергетики Туркменистана и представительством в Туркменистане Программы развития Организации Объединенных Наций», а также «Меморандум о взаимопонимании по устойчивому управлению водными ресурсами между Государственным комитетом по водному хозяйству Туркменистана и представительством в Туркменистане Программы развития Организации Объединенных Наций».
Как известно, с первых дней обретения независимости Туркменистан выступает за объединение усилий стран региона в целях сохранения и рационального использования водных ресурсов. В стране активно внедряются современные водосберегающие технологии в земледелие, строительство и эксплуатацию промышленных и гидротехнических сооружений.
Нацеленная на консолидацию общих усилий и взаимополезный обмен опытом, водная дипломатия Туркменистана привносит новые приоритеты в работу ООН и служит процветанию и прогрессу на национальном, региональном и глобальном уровнях.
В числе ключевых целей природоохранной стратегии, последовательно претворяемой в жизнь Президентом Туркменистана – обеспечение динамичных темпов роста экономики за счет эффективного и рационального использования природных ресурсов и консолидация международных усилий в достижении Целей устойчивого развития (ЦУР).
On the threshold of the 25th anniversary of permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan, an exhibition dedicated to the International Day of Neutrality has started in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan.
The exhibition is expected to become a kind of report on the development of the national economy of the country where the expositions of 37 ministries and profile departments, as well as the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan will be demonstrated.
Today on the second day of the exhibition, the high achievements of the agricultural sector of Turkmenistan have been displayed.
In the framework of the event, the ceremony of signing a number of bilateral documents took place. In particular, “the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in area of nature protection between the Ministry of Agriculture and Nature Protection of Turkmenistan and the Representative Office of the UN Development Programme in Turkmenistan,” “the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in area of sustainable development of the power industry between the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan and the Representative Office of the UN Development Programme in Turkmenistan,” as well as “the Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable management of water resources between the State Committee of Water Industry of Turkmenistan and the Representative Office of the UN Development Programme in Turkmenistan” were signed.
As is known, Turkmenistan, from the first days since gaining its independence, stands for combing the efforts of the countries of the region with the aim of safeguarding and ensuring the rational use of water resources. The modern water saving technologies are introduced into the agriculture, construction and use of industrial and hydraulic structures in the country.
Aimed at the consolidation of common efforts and mutually useful exchange of experience, the water diplomacy of Turkmenistan adds new priorities to the work of the UN and contributes to the flourishing and progress at the national, regional and global levels.
Among the main goals of the environment protection strategy consistently implemented by the President of Turkmenistan, are the provision of dynamic growth of economy through effective and rational use of natural resources and consolidation of international efforts in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan, a banner «25th Anniversary of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan. 2020 year - Turkmenistan-Home of Neutrality» was installed in downtown Tbilisi.
Thus, Georgia congratulated the people of Turkmenistan on the remarkable date. This is a clear example of manifestation of deep respect for the Turkmen people, great attention to significant events in the country.
The action will last until the end of the year.
В честь празднования 25-летия Постоянного Нейтралитета Туркменистана в центре Тбилиси установлен баннер «25-летие Постоянного Нейтралитета Туркменистана. 2020 год – Туркменистан – родина Нейтралитета».
Таким образом Грузия поздравила народ Туркменистана со знаменательной датой. Это наглядный пример проявления глубокого уважения к туркменскому народу, огромного внимания к значимым событиям в стране.
Акция продлится до конца года.
Civilization of grape vines and the brand-new energetic best tourism destination: An exclusive interview featuring Archil Kalandia, the Georgian Ambassador to China
With a history of 3000 years, Georgia is reputed as "God's Forgotten Backyard". For anyone that has visited Georgia has experienced the landscape's gorgeous mountains and rivers, the people's sincere and honest local customs and the country's exceptionally fragrant wine and unforgettable nature.
Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, which joined the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) in 2019 becoming a member city, is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Europe. The city is now among the "European Best Destinations" since its overwhelming uniqueness never ceases to impress tourists, due to its long history, abundance in cuisine, diversity of architecture and numerous attractions. This alluring city shows the public the perfect fusion of the past and the present.
Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, named Tbilisi as the "World Book Capital 2021". Around the slogan "Ok. So your next book is…?", the program focuses on the use of modern technologies as powerful tools for encouraging young people to read.
So, what are the unique charms that Georgia possesses to make itself a favored destination? Archil Kalandia, the Georgian Ambassador to China, unveiled the mystery of this country for us this autumn in the Embassy of Georgia in China.
"Tbilisi is a part of my life"
Tbilisi is one of the oldest capitals in Europe. The name of the city is first mentioned in historical sources from the fourth century; however, it was not a capital then, but a fortified city. Convenient geographical location has contributed to the development of Tbilisi, turning it into a prominent hub between Europe and Asia.
Ambassador Kalandia was born in Tbilisi which is not simply the capital of Georgia but also a part of his life. Tbilisi is a city of rich culture and diversity. "You can visit Orthodox church, Jewish synagogue and Muslim mosque on one street in Tbilisi. This is because the diversity of people and culture in Tbilisi is profound." Tbilisi has been an open, inclusive and friendly city where Jews, Armenians, Azerbaijanis and other ethnic minorities live along with Georgians. A fervent historical and cultural atmosphere is displayed throughout the avenues and streets of Tbilisi. Colorful architecture blending the elements of the past and present shows the casual and simple lifestyle of this city. All the traits of human civilizations tell the history of Tbilisi.
"We are two of the most ancient countries in the world. That is why mutual understanding is much easier for two countries. As an ambassador, a long record of cultural and historical ties between two countries makes my duty more meaningful and easier." Ambassador Kalandia also stated that, due to the aforementioned advantages, Georgia is also playing an important role in the modern Belt and Road Initiative.
7 million bottles of wine exported from Georgia to China
As you have never expected, Georgia is the oldest wine region of the world and, therefore hailed "the cradle of wine". Wine is an integral part of Georgians' lives. They "raise their glasses and toast to celebrate the birth of a new life and bid farewell to the deceased by raising another glass of wine".
Speaking of wine, Ambassador Kalandia introduced to us with passion that "Georgia has uninterrupted history of viticulture and Winemaking which counts 8000 years. We also have special technology for wine-making "Qvevri", which is on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. In Georgia, especially the eastern part, you can find self-produced wine in many families with very special winemaking methodologies. This is why one of the symbols of Georgia is the vine. Georgia is home to at least 525 distinct grape varieties."
The Majority of linguists agree that semantic meaning of the word "wine" is rooted only in Georgian language. The root of the word "ghv" is purely Georgian and is found in many Georgian words. GVINO and then vino, vin, wine and etc.
Nowadays, China has become one of the major importers of Georgian wine. With its traditional and unique wine-making technology and delicate, diverse tastes, wine produced in Georgia is gradually becoming the new normal on Chinese tables. Ambassador Kalandia said, "When I first came to Beijing in 2005, wine culture was becoming more and more popular in this country. Georgia is the only country in the Region with free trade agreement with China. 7 million bottles of wine were exported from Georgia into Chinese market last year and we are trying to increase the amount in the post-pandemic era."
After we completed the interview, the ambassador also invited us to sample collected Georgian wine of various kinds.
"It's a huge responsibility to represent my country here in China"
In total Ambassador Kalandia has lived in Beijing more than 10 years. While being asked to choose a word to describe the Chinese capital, Ambassador Kalandia used "powerful". "Beijing is the political center of China where historical events have taken place. The city is developing very rapidly. It is an amazing place and I can see the power of this city every day."
Ambassador Kalandia has also visited many Chinese cities besides Beijing, with Kunming, Chengdu and Hangzhou being his favorite. As for the features of these cities, Ambassador Kalandia remarked in a familiar tone: "Kunming is a city with amiable climate, hospitable people and a long history. Many historical locations can be found in Sichuan, a place that highly resembles Georgia. Like Georgians, people there can see beautiful mountains and enjoy savoring wine. I like Hangzhou for its historical, modern and interesting features." He finished the talk by saying "but definitely Beijing is number one."
Ambassador Kalandia belongs to the post-80s generation. While being asked about his work as an ambassador in China, he replied: "I am very privileged. For me, it's a huge responsibility to represent my country here in China. My daily life is dedicated to strengthening and deepening bilateral and multilateral cooperation between two countries." He also admitted that his backgrounds of being a sinologist (Ambassador had published Monography - Transformation of China in XXI Century and more than 10 articles regarding the Reforms and Opening Up Policy of China) and a professional economist of oriental countries have contributed a lot to his daily work and life. "As an ambassador, I can say that my work is full of challenges".