President of Turkmenistan addresses the School Cultural and Sports Festival of the Caspian state

I congratulate you on opening of the School Cultural and Sports Festival of the Caspian States, held in the tourist pearl - beautiful Avaza on the cost of the Caspian Sea - the sea of friendship and peace! Dear children, dear guests, who arrived from the fraternal countries - the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation - welcome to Turkmenistan! says President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in his address.

I believe that you will remember this festival that strengthens the ties of friendship, fraternity and humanism between the peoples, contributes to the popularization of the national culture, as a wonderful holiday filled with joy and exciting moments.

Together with foreign countries, international and regional organizations, our state consolidates the efforts to strengthen peace and harmony, enhance relations based on the mutual understanding and trust. Taking into account the new realities of the world development, the national and common human interests, Turkmenistan increases its many-sided international cooperation, including with the fraternal countries of the Caspian region. In this context, the School Cultural and Sports Festival of the Caspian littoral states vividly demonstrates the triumph of the principles of peace and friendship.

Sports and culture bring people closer to each other, strengthening the bonds of friendship and brotherhood! You will compete in such sports as basketball, belt wrestling, volleyball, futsal, table tennis, chess, as well as present your song and musical talent, penetrated by the inspiration of your children's hearts. You will get acquainted with the sights, historical and cultural monuments, beautiful nature. All this will turn the School Cultural and Sports Festival of the Caspian states into a true celebration of friendship. Your enthusiastic and emotional speeches are the call for peace, good neighborliness and a happy life, the President of Turkmenistan says.

The regular organisation of various conferences, educational, song and music, sports competitions vividly demonstrates the growth of the international authority of Turkmenistan, committed to the principles of peace and good neighborliness. We will continue to create all possibilities so that children from all over the world can come to the Turkmen land and enjoy modern sanatoriums, children's health and recreation centers. Turkmenistan's doors are always open to our friends, underlines the President of Turkmenistan in his address.

Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH