An online meeting with the participation of members of the Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan was held at the Mejlis today. It discussed the priorities of bilateral cooperation.
As President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted at a meeting with deputies on February 25, issues related to international and parliamentary relations played an important role in the multilateral work of the Mejlis. Therefore, it is one of the main tasks of the Parliament this year to continue effective cooperation with foreign parliaments and reputable international organizations.
During the current talks, members of the Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan reaffirmed their interest in further developing fruitful relations in mutually beneficial areas. It was stressed that strengthening cooperation at the level of the legislative bodies of the two friendly neighboring countries is an integral part of Turkmen-Uzbek relations.
Today, the delegation of Turkmenistan took part in the CIS-30 Exhibition, which is being held as part of the International Economic Forum of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Representatives of the ministries and departments of the country, the provinces, demonstrated the virtual walls on a special electronic device. These include foreign partners, the Internet community in general, the large-scale reforms implemented in Turkmenistan on the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the great achievements in all spheres, the existing large-scale export potential and long-term, mutually beneficial cooperation.
The videos tell about Turkmenistan's industrial, food and household goods, textiles, furniture, electronic equipment, modern household appliances and more.
The exhibition provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the growing export potential of our business groups, which produce a wide range of products that meet the international quality standards of our country.
Demonstrating the achievements of our Motherland on the global network with the help of walls and publicly available electronic means allows remote users to communicate directly with ministries and sectoral administrations, as well as receive all the information they are interested in about one or another industry day and night.
The market place CIS-EXPO / CIS EXPO works as a system that describes the relevant aspects of the companies' videos, goods and virtual services provided by the exhibition participants of the Commonwealth countries.
Also today in the conference hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Turkmen delegation took part in the tourism conference "Situation of the World" held within the framework of the CIS International Economic Forum via live video. During the online meeting, its participants stressed the importance of the forum, which is aimed at drawing the attention of the international community to the need for its development, given the huge role that world tourism plays in strengthening national economies and developing inter-ethnic relations.
The successful implementation of the "Open Doors" and positive cooperation policy of our esteemed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the rich historical and cultural heritage of our people and the unique nature of our beloved Motherland are contributing to the rapid development of national tourism. Adoption of legal acts regulating tourism issues, construction of luxury hotel complexes in the Avaza National Tourist Zone, the white marble capital Ashgabat and the provinces have become a strong condition for strengthening our country's position in the world tourism market.
As noted during the online meeting, active involvement in the tourism sector contributes to the increase in exports of services, while the expansion of management and development of the sector through digital systems will give it a new impetus for diversification, expanding the accessibility of Turkmenistan's tourism facilities and international information. .
Noting the enormous social, cultural and economic importance of tourism, the participants expressed their mutual interest in working together to promote, revitalize and accelerate this highly lucrative area after the end of the coronavirus pandemic and the opening of interstate borders.
Today, representatives of the State Library of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan and major libraries of the regions took part in a two-day international forum entitled "Library Partnership: Achievements and Prospects for Long-term Cooperation". The event was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the best practices of library work and the future of relations between libraries in the CIS countries.
As part of the online forum, the heads of libraries of the CIS member states met at the expert level conference "Best Practitioners - 2020 and Directions - 2021".
It was noted that the development of library work in Turkmenistan was constantly focused on by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The President emphasizes the role of libraries as scientific, educational and cultural centers that preserve our national spiritual heritage, which promotes the historical and cultural heritage and modern achievements of our country, the intellectual development and patriotic upbringing of the people of Turkmenistan.
In accordance with the instructions of the Turkmen leader, the work aimed at increasing the database and funds of electronic libraries is intensified, and the range of services provided by them in the digital system is significantly expanded.
There are now 230 libraries under the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan. Most libraries are concentrated in the Ministry of Education, the Academy of Sciences, ministries and departments. The book funds of libraries of educational institutions of our country are constantly increasing.
The State Library of Turkmenistan is a great place for archival funds about our country. Manuscripts and poetic divans, ancient written monuments dedicated to astronomy, chemistry, medicine, and others are preserved here.
The main library of our country actively cooperates with organizations from different countries of the world, actively carrying out international book exchanges. The library, which is the main methodological center in the library, hosts workshops, exhibitions, and meetings with creative staff.
This year, under the slogan "Turkmenistan is the Motherland of Peace and Trust", the 30th anniversary of our country's independence and the 140th anniversary of Ashgabat will be celebrated. In this regard, the forum participants were introduced to the planned activities in this regard and were invited to participate.
Speeches on the work of regional libraries of the country will be heard on March 12 within the framework of the international conference "Union of libraries: achievements and prospects of long-term cooperation". Discussions on "Threats of 2020: Issues for the Commonwealth Library Community" will discuss the work of libraries and the solution of their priorities in the context of limited activities.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper