On April 21, 2021, the opening ceremony of the Center of the International Association of Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding and the International Association Turkmen alabay itleri» took place in the capital. This Center has become a worthy contribution to the large-scale work deployed in Turkmenistan under the leadership of our Hero Arkadag in order to preserve, study and widely popularize the world’s richest heritage of the nation. At the initiative of our national Leader, a largescale work is currently being carried out in the country aimed at glorifying the national heritage of the people – the Turkmen Alabay in the world, protecting and breeding them, preserving the population, including at the international level. All conditions have been created for a fundamental study on a scientific basis of the history of this dog breed and national characteristics that has survived to this day. The Turkmen Alabay is turning into an international symbol of loyalty and friendship. Magnificent, perfect in their beauty «paradise» horses and courageous Alabay at all times have been faithful friends and companions of the Turkmen people, their pride and priceless property. Today, the swift Akhal-Teke and the brave Alabay have become a living embodiment of the creative energy with which the Fatherland achieves unprecedented success on the path of fundamental transformations and progress.On the first floor of the new Center there is a museum, the exposition of which includes original sculptural and pictorial images of Akhal-Teke horses – outstanding representatives of this legendary, world-famous horse breed, and Turkmen Alabay, known far beyond the borders of our country due to their unique qualities, thematic carpet canvases ... A special place in the exposition is occupied by a carpet on which the poem of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov «Türkmen alabaýy» is woven. It should be noted that the Center has a rich book fund. The library is fully computerized. This gives users wide access to electronic library resources, specialized scientific and methodological literature. There are also periodicals and other publications dedicated to the Akhal-Teke horses and Alabay. In addition, special Internet sites have been created, through which you can get acquainted with articles published in the magazines «Behişti ahalteke atlary» and «Türkmeniň nusgalyk alabaýy», as well as with other interesting information. Thus, all conditions are provided here for specialists to work effectively in the field of horse breeding and dog breeding, scientists could expand their knowledge about Akhal-Teke horses and Turkmen Alabay. And this will contribute to the activation of fruitful international cooperation in this direction. On the second floor of the building, the Center’s offices are located, equipped with everything necessary for the effective work of employees. They have computer and other related equipment at their disposal. The conference hall and specialized premises of the Center are equipped according to the time requirements and functional purpose. All conditions have been created here for holding meetings, other events, international meetings and forums international,including in the online format, and their broadcasts around the world through a digital system. At the same time, all opportunities for productive work of event parti cipants using advanced technologies are also provided here. On the same day, in the conference hall of the Center of the International Association of AkhalTeke Horse Breeding and the International Association «Türkmen alabaý itleri», the I meeting of the International Association «Türkmen alabaý itleri» was held. It was attended by representatives of a number of ministries and sectoral departments, public organizations, the country’s media, as well as members of the International Association «Türkmen alabaý itleri» from the velayats and the city of Ashgabat, as well as foreign countries through digital video communication. According to the agenda of the meeting, proposals were made to amend the Charter of the International Organization in connection with the replacement of the words «Chairman of the Association» and «Deputy Chairman of the Association» with «President of the Association» and «Vice President of the Association», on the establishment of the medal «Ýylyň türkmen edermen alabaýy» to the winner of the international competition organized by the International Association «Türkmen alabaý itleri», its Regulations and Descriptions, as well as the admission of new local and foreign members of the Association, the II meeting of the Association in Ashgabat in the first half of 2022. As a result of voting, these proposals were unanimously approved. Then, the ceremony of presenting state awards took place
in accordance with the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan on conferring the honorary titles «Türkmenistanyň halk atşynasy», «Türkmenistanyň ussat halypa and «Türkmenistanyň at gazanan itşynasy». With a sense of pride and undisguised excitement, the award-winning participants of the celebration expressed their sincere gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan for the appreciation of their work, assuring that they will continue to make every effort to make a significant contribution to this noble cause. Then the floor was given to the Chairperson of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan G. Mammedova, who read out the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan on assigning the honorary title «Türkmenistanyň at ga za nan itşynasy» to Serdar Gurbangulyyevich Berdimuhamedow to the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turk menistan, Head of the International Association of Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding and the International Association «Türkmen alabaý itleri» . The head of the Association, expressing his heartfelt gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan for the high assessment of his activities, assured that, effectively using the opportunities created by the respected President, he would successfully fulfill the tasks set before the Association to increase the glory of the Turkmen Alabay in the world, work hard together with the members of this international organization, and also wished the esteemed President good health, longlife and success in the work carried out for the benefit of his native people and prosperity of the country.