По поручению Президента Туркменистана 22 февраля 2022 года делегация Туркменистана во главе с Заместителем Председателя Кабинета Министров, Министром иностранных дел Туркменистана Р.Мередовым находилась с официальным визитом в Российской Федерации (гор. Москва).
В ходе визита состоялся ряд встреч, на которых были обсуждены актуальные темы дальнейшего комплексного развития двусторонних отношений, определены задачи и планы по их интенсификации с учетом обоюдного потенциала.
На переговорах Министра иностранных дел Туркменистана Р.Мередова с Министром иностранных дел России С.Лавровым был обсужден широкий круг вопросов двустороннего сотрудничества, состоялся обмен мнениями по актуальной проблематике региональной и международной политики. Собеседники отметили, что сегодня туркмено-российские связи имеют устойчивый, стратегический характер, развиваются в соответствии с договоренностями, достигнутыми между Президентами двух стран. Отмечалось, что тесное партнерство в политической, торгово-экономической, культурно-гуманитарной сферах между Туркменистаном и Россией в настоящее время выходит на новый уровень, развивается поступательно и целенаправленно.
В ходе переговоров руководители внешнеполитических ведомств Туркменистана и России подчеркнули большую значимость отмечаемого в этом году тридцатилетия установления дипломатических отношений между двумя странами. Подчеркивалось, что это событие ознаменовало собой новый этап в многовековой истории туркмено-российских связей, во-многом обеспечив их конструктивный, уважительный и равноправный характер на современном этапе.
В рамках встречи главы внешнеполитических ведомств и члены делегаций осмотрели приуроченную к этой знаменательной дате фотовыставку.
Стороны договорились наращивать усилия по созданию условий для продолжения конструктивного, взаимовыгодного сотрудничества между двумя странами.
В ходе встречи Министра иностранных дел Туркменистана Р.Мередова с Председателем комитета по международным делам Совета Федерации Федерального собрания России Г.Карасиным была подчеркнута важность дальнейшего развития и наращивания межпарламентского сотрудничества.
В этом контексте стороны обсудили вопросы, связанные с подготовкой и проведением в мае 2022 года в Ашхабаде Межпарламентского форума стран Центральной Азии и Российской Федерации. Подчёркивалось, что предстоящее мероприятие будет иметь важное значение для укрепления дружбы, сотрудничества и взаимопонимания между государствами региона и Российской Федерацией, в обеспечении законодательной базы партнерства на долгосрочную перспективу.
В рамках официального визита Министра иностранных дел Туркменистана в Москву состоялась его встреча со Специальным представителем Президента Российской Федерации по делимитации и демаркации границы РФ с сопредельными государствами участниками СНГ, Руководителем российской делегации на многосторонних переговорах по Каспийскому морю М.Петраковым.
В ходе беседы было отмечено, что взаимодействие Туркменистана и России вносит значительный конструктивный вклад в дело упрочения дружбы, сотрудничества и взаимовыгодного многостороннего партнёрства на Каспии, превращения каспийского региона в один из центров экономического, транспортно-логистического, энергетического и инвестиционного партнерств в Евразии. В этой связи стороны отметили особую важность запланированного на этот год в Туркменистане Шестого Саммита прикаспийских государств и договорились тесно взаимодействовать для успешной подготовки и проведения этого мероприятия.
Состоялась встреча делегации Туркменистана с Заместителем Председателя исполнительного комитета Содружества Независимых Государств И.Нематовым.
В ходе беседы отмечалось, что сотрудничество Туркменистана в рамках СНГ за последнее время получило новое качественные импульсы, направленные на усиление партнерских связей в экономике, промышленной кооперации, реализации крупных инфраструктурных проектов.
В связи с предстоящими 12 марта с.г внеочередными выборами Президента Туркменистана были предметно обсуждены вопросы организации на них работы наблюдательной миссии СНГ.
В рамках визита также состоялись консультации между внешнеполитическими ведомствами Туркменистана и Российской Федерации на уровне Заместителей министров иностранных дел двух стран во соответствии с подписанной программой сотрудничества между МИДами Туркменистан и РФ на текущий период.
По итогам визита делегации Туркменистана в Москву и проведенных двусторонних туркмено-российских переговоров было принято Совместное заявление Министров иностранных дел Туркменистана и Российской Федерации в связи с 30-летием установления дипломатических отношений, а также подписаны следующие документы:
- «Дорожная карта» взаимодействия Туркменистана и Российской Федерации по вопросам региональной безопасности;
- План реализации основных направлений туркмено-российского сотрудничества в области обеспечения международной информационной безопасности на 2022-2025 годы;
- План мероприятий, посвящённых 30-летию установления дипломатических отношений между Туркменистаном и Российской Федерацией.
The Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held an online briefing dedicated to the motto of 2022 “Epoch of people with Arkadag” and the upcoming presidential electionsWednesday, 23 February 2022 23:05
On 22 February 2022, the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held an online briefing dedicated to the motto of 2022 “Epoch of people with Arkadag” and the upcoming presidential elections in Turkmenistan scheduled for 12 March 2022.
The briefing was attended by journalists of “TV-24”, “The Georgian Business Week”, news agency “News Day Georgia”, online media “Geoecohub”, newspapers of “Resonance”, “Multinational Georgia”, “Free Georgia”, “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, political scientists, representatives of Georgian Technical University, Grigol Robakidze University and Georgian National Academy of Science.
In his speech, Ambassador of Turkmenistan Mr. D.Muratov noted that the slogan of 2022 “Epoch of people with Arkadag” became an expression of national love and respect for the Hero-President who founded a happy era and leads Turkmenistan to new achievements.
During the briefing, it was also emphasized that fundamental transformations carried out in all the areas of the country’s life in the epoch of might and happiness, are reflected in the successfully implemented human policy of the President of Turkmenistan “The State is for people”.
The journalists were also informed that the preparations for the presidential elections are being actively carried out in the country and abroad, and that a polling station will be open in the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia.
At the end of the event, the participants thanked the Embassy of Turkmenistan for organizing and conducting the briefing and wished Turkmenistan to continue its glorious path to new achievements and successes.
Посольство Туркменистана в Грузии провело онлайн брифинг, посвященный девизу 2022 года «Эпоха народа с Аркадагом» и предстоящим президентским выборам
22 февраля 2022 года Посольство Туркменистана в Грузии провело онлайн брифинг, посвященный девизу 2022 года «Эпоха народа с Аркадагом» и предстоящим президентским выборам, намеченным в Туркменистане на 12 марта 2022 года.
В брифинге приняли участие журналисты «TV-24», «The Georgian Business Week», информационного агентства «News Day Georgia», онлайн издания «Geoecohub», газет «Резонанс», «Многонациональная Грузия», «Свободная Грузия», «Комсомольская правда», политологи, а также представители Грузинского технического университета, университета им. Григола Робакидзе, Национальной академии наук Грузии.
В своем выступлении Посол Туркменистана Д. Муратов отметил, что слоган 2022 года «Эпоха народа с Аркадагом» стал выражением всенародной любви и уважения к Герою-Президенту, основавшему счастливую эпоху и ведущему Туркменистан к новым достижениям.
В ходе брифинга было особо подчеркнуто, что коренные преобразования, осуществляемые на всех направлениях жизни страны в эпоху могущества и счастья, находят свое воплощение в успешно реализуемой гуманной политике Президента Туркменистана «Государство-для человека!».
Журналисты были также проинформированы, что в стране и за рубежом активно ведется подготовка к проведению президентских выборов, и что в Посольстве Туркменистана в Грузии будет открыт избирательный участок.
В конце мероприятия участники выразили благодарность Посольству Туркменистана в Грузии за организацию и проведение брифинга и пожелали Туркменистану дальше продолжать свой славный путь к достижениям и свершениям.
PRESENTATION OF THE NEW BOOK OF THE PRESIDENT TOOK PLACE AT THE IMO OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTANMonday, 21 February 2022 10:56
On February 19, 2022, the presentation of the new book of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Abadançylygyň röwşen gadamlary” took place in the conference hall of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
Rectors, professors, teachers and students of the country’s universities, heads and employees of diplomatic missions and representative offices of international organizations in Turkmenistan, chief editors of the country’s newspapers and magazines, attended the event.
Opening the event, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov noted that in the informative and richly illustrated new book of the Head of state found a deep understanding of the modern history of our Fatherland, the priorities of its further development.
The book outlines clear and principled approaches of our state on such vital issues of modern development as the preservation and strengthening of global peace, stability and security, provides assessments and prospects for regional development, presents specific proposals and initiatives to stimulate a broad and trusting interstate dialogue based on the Charter UN and internationally recognized legal norms, the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan added.
The release of this compilation is a timely, relevant and demanded event. I am convinced that the book will provide answers to many complex questions of modern international life, will help to better understand the deep motives that guide Turkmenistan in its activities on the world stage, the role, goals and objectives of our country in the global coordinate system. In this sense, the book is of interest not only to professionals - politicians, diplomats, experts, journalists, but also to everyone who is interested in foreign policy, the Minister said.
Emphasizing the importance of presenting the distinctive sign “Türkmenistanyň ussat diplomaty” to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Head of the Foreign Ministry noted that this is an expression of great trust and boundless respect shown by all the Turkmen people - the architect of Turkmen diplomacy and foreign policy.
Also speaking at the event were Acting Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Philip Saprykin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to Turkmenistan Talant Sultanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Turkmenistan Irfan Ahmed, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Turkmenistan Ruben Kharazyan.
In addition, Rector of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs J. Gurbangeldiyev, Rector of the Turkmen State University named after Magtymguly B. Orazdurdiyeva, Rector of the Turkmen National Institute of World Languages named after. D. Azadi M. Kuliyeva made their presentations.
As noted during the speeches, this publication is a collection of speeches by the Leader of the Nation to the public; it summarizes various issues of the country's development, reflections on foreign policy, economics, culture, science and other areas. In addition, the new book includes many proposals regarding the further development of our state.
The presentation participants emphasized that the new book of the President of Turkmenistan “Abadançylygyň röwşen gadamlary” gives an opportunity to a wide range of readers to be acquainted with the important achievements of the Turkmen state in domestic and foreign policy.
At the end of the event, the presentation participants adopted an Address to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Today, an extraordinary meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty (People’s Council) and Milli Gengesh (National Council) of Turkmenistan began its work in our country. The meeting is passing under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan - President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. To the meeting of Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh will be attended by members of the Government, deputies of Parliament, heads of ministries and departments, political parties and public organizations, hyakims of velayats, etraps and cities, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk Maslakhats.
The work of the meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh consists of two parts, the first part of which began in the morning with an extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. At the meeting, the results of the work of the Government last year were summed up, the reports of the Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers were heard and an assessment was made of the results of their work, and the tasks of the country's socio-economic development in the current year were discussed.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized the need to increase gross domestic product growth by at least 6 percent, increase the income of our state and develop a market economy.
Our National Leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized the importance of developing a new Milli Maksatnama(National Program) of the President of Turkmenistan for the period up to 2027 to improve the living conditions of the population of villages, towns, cities, etraps and the center of etraps. By possibility, more investments should be made to implement this Maksatnama(Program).
Our Head of State signed a document approving the Maksatnama for the socio-economic development of our country for 2022.
Addressing the participants of the meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that at the beginning of last year a competition was announced to determine the velayats and etraps with the highest rates of socio-economic and cultural activities in the velayats by the end of 2021. Our Head of State noted that recently, a special team led by the Professional unions of our country summed up the results of the competition. Based on this, the winner was determined and it was announced.
Our Head of State signed a decree on awarding the winner of the competition, the Hyakimlik of Dyanev etrap of theLebap velayat, with a cash prize in the amount of one million US dollars.
A break has been declared in the work of the meeting. In the break time, gives a toy sadaka (charitable celebration).
After the end of the sadaka, the meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty will continue its work. In the process, it is planned to adopt the Milli Maksatnama for Socio-Economic Development of our country from 2022 to 2052.
The adoption of this Maksatnama will become a historic event in the calendar of national development of our Independent, eternally Neutral country.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov held a telephone talk with the Minister of Tourism of the State of Israel Y. RazvozovWednesday, 09 February 2022 17:57
Today, on February 9, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held a telephone talk with the Minister of Tourism of the State of Israel Yoel Razvozov.
The parties discussed the most relevant issues of bilateral agenda, in particular, issues of an economic and humanitarian nature were raised.
The need of further intensification of bilateral contacts in such spheres as medicine and health service, agriculture, development of small and medium business, technology and science, as well as tourism and education were highlighted.
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan had a telephone talk with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of KazakhstanWednesday, 09 February 2022 17:55
Today, on February 7, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.O.Meredov had a telephone talk with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan M.B.Tileuberdi.
In the light of the agreements reached between the Presidents of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan, the heads of the foreign policy agencies of the two countries discussed the broad range of issues connected with strengthening of bilateral cooperation.
In this context, the sides agreed to further expand interstate contacts, in particular, on the line of Interstate Turkmen-Kazakh Commission on economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation/
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On February 4, 2022, the delegation of Turkmenistan headed by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the invitation of the President of the PRC, arrived to the People’s Republic of China.
Within the framework of the visit, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will take part at the opening ceremony of XXIV Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
During the visit the high-level meeting is expected.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave an interview to representatives of leading print media and TV channels of the People’s Republic of ChinaFriday, 04 February 2022 11:10
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave an interview to representatives of a number of TV channels and authoritative print media of the People’s Republic of China, which is an old and reliable partner of our country. In the conversation with the leader of the nation held in the “question-answer” format, press-attaché of the Embassy of PRC in Turkmenistan took part.
A great interest of representatives of leading TV channels and press of China, which possess the audience of many millions, in Turkmenistan serves a regular evidence of the growing intentional authority of our country, which brings forward the initiatives of global significance under the leadership of the head of the state.
– Respected Mr. President, I represent the press-attaché of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Turkmenistan. In some days, you plan to visit China and take part in the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. We would like to ask you to agree to answer questions of TV companies CCTV, «CGTN in Russian», the newspaper People's Daily («Jenmin Jih Pao») and Xinhua News Agency.
– First of all, let me thank the leadership of companies CCTV and «CGTN in Russian» for the initiative to conduct this interview. Talking to such authoritative and reputable mass media, which possess the audience of many millions both in China and beyond its limits, of course, no doubt will further facilitate development of mutual understating between our brotherly peoples and states.
As for my decision to participate in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, then it signifies, first of all, the understanding of a great importance of this event for the entire planet.
As history testifies, Olympic Games have always glorified peace and friendship between peoples, termination of enmity and wars, consolidation of peoples of various nationalities, political beliefs and their adherence to high ideals of the Olympic movement meant to facilitate mutual understanding, openness and sympathy between peoples and states. As the President of Turkmenistan, the country, which is committed to these principles in its home and foreign policy, I have accepted gratefully the offer of the respected Chairman of the People’s Republic of China.
– What is Your expectation from the Winter Olympic Games?
– I am sure that it will be held at the highest organizational and sports level in the atmosphere of fair competition, mutual respect and a great interest of the audience.
We attentively watched the preparation of China for the Olympics and saw how much had been done, what wonderful projects had been constructed, what innovative and high-tech solutions had been introduced and used in that.
You country has again demonstrated its capability to successfully solve the largest-scale tasks.
I am sure that the upcoming Olympic Games will bring out many great results and will become a bright event in the history of world sports and a true holiday for millions of peoples in various corners of the world.
– China was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Turkmenistan in 1992 and to support Turkmenistan in pursuing the policy of permanent neutrality. For the past 30 years, China and Turkmenistan have established close, reliable, mutually beneficial and equal relations. In Your opinion, in what areas this cooperation makes ground more successfully, promoting development and progress in both countries, serving peace and mutual understanding on the world arena?
– We highly appreciate and will never forget the support, which China gave us in the course of establishment of Turkmenistan as an independent country and its respectful attitude towards our neutral status and the foreign policy based upon it.
In its turn, Turkmenistan always formulates its approaches accurately and clearly, to the issues which are topical for our Chinese partners, including those concerning the territorial integrity and unity of the People’s Republic of China.
We are firmly committed to the “One China” policy and support peaceful development of inter-coastal relations and peaceful unification of China.
For Turkmenistan, China is not just a super power, the most powerful global economic and industrial centre, a large and promising market. It is a reliable and proven friend. Our relations today bear a long-term and strategic character. They have withstood the test of time, have demonstrated their efficiency and at present, serve as a serious factor of stability and development in the Eurasian space.
The closeness of our world outlooks, goals and tasks in the global issues of peace and security connect us with China. It enables the two countries to cooperate successfully on the world arena, within the framework of the largest international organizations, first of all, the United Nations Organization, to support each other, coordinate the political and diplomatic efforts for promotion and realization of constructive decisions. Such character of our relations answers the true interests of peoples of Turkmenistan and China and makes a positive influence on the development process on the Eurasian continent in particular and in the world in general.
Discussion of the situation in Central Asia takes a special place on the agenda of the Turkmen-China dialogue. Here the positions of our countries also coincide: both Turkmenistan and China stand for creation of a strong system of security in the region based upon the multi-sided balance of interests and adherence to the political and diplomatic methods of solution of problems arising.
In these issues both Turkmenistan and China act as responsible members of the world community by making much practical contribution to creation of regional mechanisms and supporting those positive tendencies, which are observed in the region.
One of the priorities of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the People’s Republic of China is the fuel and energy sector. That is, of course, natural: our countries possess a great potential in this sector. The construction and commissioning of the strategic gas pipeline of Turkmenistan-China into operation in late 2009 testified to it. Realization of the given project served as an example of true partnership relations based upon equality, understanding of mutual advantages, far-sighted vision of prospect and opportunities, which have opened with the start of the gas pipeline.
It is both a real practical implementation of goals to provide the balance of interests of all participants of pipeline energy projects and producers, transiters and consumers.
Today, we work at issues of increase in the volumes of delivery of Turkmen natural gas taking into account the growing demand of the economy of the People’s Republic of China and opportunities of resource basis of Turkmenistan. In this connection, we are ready to discuss in detail the opportunities for construction of the 4th line of the pipeline from Turkmenistan to China.
The work within the framework of the Turkmen-Chinese cooperation committee, at the meeting of which 5 documents, including the Program for cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China for five years (2021-2025) were signed in November, 2021, is carried out fruitfully. We consider this Program as a firm basis for further progress.
Generally speaking, as a whole, the two countries possess a wide area and prospect of cooperation in policy, economy and trade, transport and energy, investment, high technologies, culture and humanitarian fields.
– China and Turkmenistan have started implementation of large-scale initiatives, respectively, «Belt and Road Initiative» and «Revival of the great Silk Road». How do you see these two strategies from the viewpoint of compliance of long-term mutual interests?
– Presence of impartial mutual interests enables Turkmenistan and China to successfully develop partnership in the light of realization of the mentioned strategies. They are both called to give a great impulse to economic development of Eurasia, which unites the wide area from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans on modern principles by establishing inter-related industrial and technological cycles and industrial zones and by facilitating solution of many social issues, enhancement of quality of life and wellbeing of peoples.
I am sure that the cornerstone of the new look of geo-economy on our continent should be diversification of cooperation. It is an objective process and any constructive ideas, strategies and initiatives should supplement each other in it based on compatibility of interests and long-term goals.
In this regard, I consider that the concept «Revival of the great Silk Road» by its philosophy and geo-economic meaning joins the Chinese «Belt and Road Initiative».
– Like large pandas for China, Akhal-Teke horses are considered a national heritage for Turkmenistan. They also love them in China and call them «celestial argamaks». These unique animals were brought to China 2 thousand years ago through the ancient Silk Road. As we know, you are an expert in horses. In May 2014, you presented China with an Akhal-teke horse during your attendance to the session of the International Ahalteke Equestrian Association and the opening ceremony of the festival of horse breeding culture of China with Chairman Xi Jinping in Beijing.
How do you consider, with a view of facilitation of long-term development of bilateral relations, besides political and economic cooperation, what we are to do for expansion and deepening of exchanges in the spheres of culture, education, science, and technology, sports and other humanitarian areas?
– The example of Akhal-Teke horses that you have mentioned above testifies to the fact that Turkmenistan and China are the countries with ancient and rich history and our relations date back to the depth of centuries.
In this context, large layers of historical links between peoples of Turkmenistan and China require the most serious research, understanding and application of this great heritage to modern realities and conditions. And here wide opportunities open for scientists and historians of both countries for fruitful joint work.
The cultural and humanitarian sphere is one of the key factors to strengthen friendship and mutual understanding between two countries. Our peoples have mutual interest in art and literature of Turkmenistan and China and states encourage it by creating favourable conditions for close contacts of representatives of creative and scientific circles.
We have agreed with the leadership of the People’s Republic of China to attach proper attention to it further.
The priority area of cultural and humanitarian cooperation between Turkmenistan and China is the education sphere. We highly appreciate readiness of our Chinese partners to train our young people, who master technical and humanitarian specialties in the best higher educational institutions of the People’s Republic of China.
Cooperation in sports will be also developed. The participation of the representative delegation of China in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat in September of 2017 also speaks of this fact. I am sure that the upcoming Winter Olympics will also give a great impulse to development of cooperation in sports between countries.
In a word, time works for us and future generations. The potential of cooperation between Turkmenistan and China in the humanitarian sphere is called for impartially in the interest of mutual rapprochement of two peoples and states and it will obtain an all-round state support.
– Mr. President, your interview coincides with the Spring Festival–Chinese New Year. Availing of the opportunity, we would like to ask you to convey your New Year congratulations to the Chinese people.
– With pleasure.
I congratulate the people of China with the New Year and sincerely wish them peace and prosperity, fulfilment of all target plans of development, achievement of new great results in development of economy, social sphere, further stable rise of wellbeing and quality of life. I am sure that the wise and far-sighted home and foreign policy of the leadership of the People’s Republic of China will bring new achievements and victories in the upcoming year!
– Respected Mr. President, we express our gratitude to you for the interview and wish you a successful and fruitful visit to China. Thank you very much.
On January 29, 2022, a regular meeting of the National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, heads and representatives of relevant ministries and departments of the country.
In his speech, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov, highlighting the main areas of cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO, once again stressed the need for further expansion of cooperation with this Organization.
The agenda for today's meeting was very busy. Current issues, as well as plans for the coming period, were considered. In this context, the importance of including the Turkmen national skill of making dutar and the art of playing on it, accompanied by singing, to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, as well as the election of the country as a member of the Executive Council of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO for the period 2021-2023, the Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological programs for the period 2021-2025 were noted.
It was informed about the ongoing work on the nomination to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the native Turkmen arts, in particular the Akhal-Teke horse breeding and the breeding of the Turkmen Alabay. The issues of expanding cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO within the framework of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network project were also discussed. In particular, the process of entering the capital of Turkmenistan into the UNESCO Global Network of Creative Cities in the creative field "Design" was considered.
In particular, the need to intensify work on the preparation of the relevant nominations of Turkmenistan in the register of the UNESCO Programs "Memory of the World" and "Man and the Biosphere" was expressed.
As is known, the sphere of education and science is one of the important areas of partnership between Turkmenistan and UNESCO. The meeting participants highlighted the importance of expanding cooperation with this Organization in these areas. Organizational issues of creating UNESCO Chairs in a number of universities of Turkmenistan were discussed.
The meeting also considered the Action Plan of the National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO for 2022.