Turkmenistan — Unesco: Positive Dynamics of Cooperation in the Sphere of Protecting Cultural Heritage

20 November 2020

Speaking at the International Conference entitled “Turkmenistan and International Organisations: Cooperation for Peace and Development” (Ashgabat, January 14, 2020), the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, “In Turkmenistan, the promotion of culture and education, the preservation and popularisation of historical heritage are the key priorities of state policy. Its integral part is the development of comprehensive and close contacts with UNESCO.”

On November 2, 2020, the National Commission of Turkmenistan for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) held its first meeting on the instructions of the leader of the nation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was another important step bringing cooperation with the authoritative international organisation to a completely new level. The members of the National Commission reviewed the draft Joint Action Plan for 2021–2023, which attached particular importance to the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of our Motherland, along with many aspects of Turkmenistan–UNESCO cooperation.

Muhammed MAMEDOV,
the Chief at the National Directorate for the Protection, Study and Restoration of the Monuments of History and Culture of Turkmenistan