A delegation of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation (MFGS) of the CIS countries held talks in Ashgabat on holding the next XIV forum of the creative and scientific intelligentsia of the CIS countries in the Turkmen capital. The forum, scheduled for May of this year, will be held under the chairmanship of Turkmenistan in the Commonwealth in 2019.
The delegation of the MFGS Board, People's Artist of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan Polad Bulbul oglu, MFGS Co-Chair, Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi and MFGS Executive Director Tahir Iksanov met in the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. The parties reviewed the preliminary program of the two-day forum, during which the traditional ceremony of awarding the interstate prize Stars of the Commonwealth will take place.
They also discussed the plan of events to be held within the Year of the Book, announced by the decision of the Council of the Heads of State of the CIS. In this regard, it is planned to hold writers' symposia, book exhibitions and other actions aimed at the development of cultural ties between the countries of the Commonwealth.