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Turkmenistan|politics|February 7, 2024 / 03:07 PM
Turkmenistan and TURKSOY discuss cooperation for 2024

AKIPRESS.COM - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with Secretary General of the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) Sultan Raev on February 6, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan reported.

The parties discussed promising vectors of interaction between Turkmenistan and the TURKSOY. They noted that cultural interaction is the basis for Turkic-speaking countries to build their political, diplomatic, trade and economic relations.

S. Raev emphasized that the 30th anniversary of the creation of the TURKSOY was celebrated at a high level in 2023, adding that In this regard, it is indicated that systematic work is being carried out in various Turkic-speaking structures to popularize the cultural heritage of the Turkic peoples.

The Secretary General also stated that 2024 is a landmark year for Turkmenistan in the Turkic-speaking world since its announcement as "The Year of the great poet and thinker of the Turkic world - Magtymguly Fragi," including the celebration of the 300th anniversary of birth of the poet, and the election of the Turkmen city of Anau as the cultural capital of the Turkic world.

The parties discussed an extensive program of joint activities for holding upcoming events, their organizational and content aspects, both in Turkmenistan and in all member countries of the TURKSOY.

During the meeting, an exchange of views also took place on popularizing the works of Magtymguly Fragi, as well as the cultural significance of Anau on various international platforms, such as TURKSOY, the UN, UNESCO and others.

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