On August 22 - 25, 2019, the delegation of Turkmenistan, headed by the Deputy Minister of Culture, paid a working visit to Changchun, Jilin Province, to participate in events related to the 12th EXPO on cooperation between China and Northeast Asia, as well as the in the framework of the EXPO exhibition "Akhal-Teke horses and the Silk Road", the exhibition of Turkmen-Chinese friendship and the Equestrian Culture Festival of Turkmenistan and China.

During the visit to the city of Changchun, there was a meeting of the Deputy Minister of Culture of Turkmenistan and the Governor of the Jilin Province Jing Zunhai, at which they discussed the strengthening and development of economic, humanitarian and cultural ties between Turkmenistan and Jilin Province.

On August 23, the delegation of Turkmenistan took part in the opening ceremony of the 12th EXPO on China's cooperation with the countries of North-East Asia and the 10th Forum on trade and industrial cooperation in North-East Asia.

The opening ceremony was attended by Vice Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Hu Chonghua, other officials, representative delegations of the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, Japan, the DPRK, Mongolia, Moldova and other countries.

In the afternoon, the Turkmen delegation and government officials from Jilin Province visited the separate exhibition of paintings Akhal-Teke horses and the Silk Road, organized within the framework of the EXPO, dedicated to the friendship between Turkmenistan and China. The exhibition featured more than 60 paintings by famous Chinese and foreign artists dedicated to "heavenly horses."

On August 24, the grand opening ceremony of the Equestrian Culture Festival of Turkmenistan and China took place, which became an important humanitarian event in the framework of the Forum and the 12th EXPO. This event was held at the initiative of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in the PRC and the provincial government.

After the opening ceremony of the festival, a circus performance was held with the participation of the Galkynysh equestrian group, which was warmly received by foreign guests and local spectators. The cultural event held at the EXPO was widely covered in various central and local media in China.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Turkmenistan