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President Serdar BERDIMUHAMEDOV: “Art Calls For Peace and Friendship”

Turkmenistan Hosts an International Thematic Festival In the administrative centre of the Lebap velayat, the grand opening of an International Festival entitled “Handicraft and Decorative and Applied Arts in the Heritage of the Peoples of the World” took place.

Turkmen Students Are among Best SDG Experts

The International Student Olympiad on Sustainable Development Goals, which was held online, ended with a two-time victory for the Turkmen participants. It is an annual initiative of the German-Kazakh University (die Deutsch-Kasachische Universität (DKU)), implemented in partnership with a number of other organisations. The working languages of the Olympiad are Russian and English. This intellectual competition included three sections: integrated water resources and landscape management; climate change and clean energy; industrialisation, innovation, infrastructure and the sustainability of cities and settlements.

Living Water of Kyariz

The history of water use in the arid zones of our planet has its roots in the depths of centuries. The methods by which people tried to obtain life-giving moisture are very diverse – from the construction of canals that collect water from the mountains to the digging of deep wells, combined into an underground irrigation system. No one will probably ever know when the first kyariz was dug, but that is not the point! The point is what a crucial role this structure played in the life of our ancestors for thousands of years. Kyariz is an underground irrigation system used in arid foothill regions to supply water over long distances. This is a more reliable source than seasonal rivers. Kyariz is an ancient Turkmen word for an underpass drainage facility. Kyariz can be attributed to the ancient monuments of intangible culture of the Turkmen people. Proverbs and sayings illustrate the important role it played in the life of our people, “Water from a kyariz is sacred”, “A partridge and a caravan can drink from a kyariz”, “An aquiferous kyariz – swans in the lake”.

Useful Fruit from a Prickly Bush

In early autumn, red barberry beads gleam in the sun with an amber shine along the mountain paths of the Small Balkhan Mountains. The fruits are ready to be harvested – it is time to store the vitamin tea collection. They taste sour, but they are of great value for maintaining appetite, they have immune-stimulating properties; according to pharmacists, they can lower blood pressure and improve the circulatory system. From these small berries one can make jam, compote, syrup, or tincture. Barberries in the wild can grow everywhere within the middle mountains of the country, including the slopes of the Balkhan Mountains – Small and Great. Recently, they have been trying to grow it for landscaping purposes in a cultural form in irrigated plantations, including land plots of the Landscaping Directorate of the communal services of the administrative centre of the Balkan velayat. However, it is the mountain barberry that accumulates the most healing “powers for health” and, picked in natural conditions, is especially valuable.

Protection from Ailments – Hygiene and Good Mood

Each of us wants to stay healthy and to protect ourselves from diseases, especially during the spread of seasonal acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI). And here an important role is played by a healthy lifestyle and preventive measures, particularly the observance of the rules of personal hygiene. As a reminder, keep your hands clean, wash them often with soap or use a disinfectant. Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands.

The Spirituality of Generations Grows with the Eternal Memory of the People

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov Attends the Ceremony on the Occasion of Memorial Day On October 6, a mournful date is celebrated in Turkmenistan – the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the 1948 Ashgabat earthquake and the heroes who fell in the battlefields of all wars. President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in the mourningceremony of laying flowers at the monuments of the Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex.

Building-Up Multifaceted Turkmen-Japanese Dialogue

A working trip of the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh to Japan Takes Place Last week, on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan, the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a working trip to Japan, during which a number of bilateral meetings, including those with the Prime Minister of Japan, representatives of the Parliament and heads of some of the leading companies in that country, were held.

From the History of the Potter’s Wheel

The notion of the potter’s wheel, craftsmen and their products is moving further away from us. There are no pottery workshops in modern cities, few of them can be found in rural areas, and ceramics has received new uses, turning into one of the decorative arts. A real ceramic article is rare; in everyday life it often serves as an interior decoration, an interior design element of office or administrative buildings. Meanwhile, the potter’s wheel that appeared 6,000 years ago has become a factor in progressive changes in the social life of the cultural and historical space, a leap forward for this craft and for humanity. Scientists believe that all the best, progressive and democratic in culture is reflected in ceramics. The reason is in its ethnicity and the traditionalism of this art, which is rooted in history. However, now we will talk about the tool used to make it – the potter’s wheel, one of the greatest inventions of humankind, the longest and most actively functioning technical phenomena. The displacement of hand-made moulding by this pottery tool happened historically quickly, which contributed to the division of labour and the transformation of the craft into a branch of production. In Central Asia, they began to use the potter’s wheel in the late III millennium BC, including the settlements of Southern Turkmenistan – Jeytun, Jebel and Chopan-depe; archa

Strong immune system is the basis of health

Strong immune system is a reliable protection of the body against various diseases. The immune response to viral and bacterial infections helps fight diseases and protect health. Nutrition is the basis of a healthy lifestyle and predetermines the level of the quality of life. This does not mean at all that for this it is necessary to use hard-to-reach or very expensive products. Do not chase exotic fruit, rare spices or outlandish berries.

President Serdar BERDIMUHAMEDOV: My Main Goal is to Strengthen the Foundations of Independence and Neutrality and to Confidently Lead the Country to a Great Future

Döwlet Maslahaty Held under the Chairmanship of the President of Turkmenistan in the Capital The Döwlet Maslahaty, timed to coincide with the 31st anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence, was held under the chairmanship of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov at the Ruhiyet Palace in the capital city. The agenda of the Nationwide Forum, which became a significant event in the life of the Motherland, included summing up the results achieved over the past period and discussing priority tasks for the further comprehensive development of the country.

Independence of the Motherland is the Foundation of the Happy Life of our People

President Serdar BERDIMUHAMEDOV: Restoration of a Culture of Respectful Political Communication is a Guarantee of Peace

The President of Turkmenistan Attends the Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who was on a working visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan, took part in a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Inspiration and Constructive Energy of the People – the Foundation for the Progress of the Country

The Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh, Honorary Elder of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the International Ahalteke Equestrian Sports Complex at the picturesque foothills of the Kopetdag Mountains, where he inspected the state of affairs and the conditions of work and recreation created for horse trainers and horse riders. The Hero-Arkadag inspected the environment created for horses and horse training techniques.

The Holy Independence of the Motherland — the Source of the Prosperity of the State and the People

Exhibition of Economic Achievements of Turkmenistan Organised in Ashgabat The Expo Centre of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the country hosted the Exhibition of Economic Achievements of Turkmenistan, devoted to the 31st anniversary of the country’s independence. Traditionally held on the eve of the main holiday of the Motherland, which is steadily advancing along the path of modernisation and innovation under the leadership of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the Economic Exhibition became a kind of report of the year, vividly illustrating the success of the national economy, its inexhaustible potential and promising directions of development in the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State.

Independence Is the Unity of People and the Power of State

The declaration of the state independence of Turkmenistan has become a historic event in the development of statehood and the legal system. The country entered the international arena as an independent, sovereign state, and on March 2, 1992, became a full member of the UN. During this short historical period, a wide range of political, legal, social and economic measures were taken to strengthen the statehood and to improve the wellbeing of the people. State independence is the right of the people to determine their own future. This right also means the huge responsibility of the people and every citizen for the fate of their country and their future. The independence of Turkmenistan marked the beginning of a new historical era of ensuring human rights and freedoms, reviving and developing spiritual values, customs and traditions that ensure social cohesion.

Import Substitution: Current Trends and Prospects

Today, Turkmenistan is one of the most dynamically developing states in Central Asia. Unique natural and climatic conditions and rich mineral resources have laid the groundwork for a diversified economy with the priority development of the agricultural sector and the strong industry oriented to import substitution. Our flexible and pragmatic import substitution policy ensures the successful development of all sectors of the economy. Successfully implementing the economic modernisation and diversification policy and introducing innovations in all spheres of the economy, our country is experiencing an unprecedented growth and prosperity. It is accelerating the development of its diversified industry that uses advanced technologies and know-how and seeks to increase the production of import-substituting and competitive products. The esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov has set clear goals and objectives to the economic sectors: to facilitate modernisation to raise the country’s competitiveness in all areas. The President has set the priority tasks, including the structural transformation of the economy and the dynamic development of competitive, export-oriented and import-substituting enterprises. Since the national economy is developing through investments and innovations, it is therefore necessary to strengthen the competitive advantages of Turkmenistan on a global sc

National Children’s Games Serve to Bring up Younger Generation

“Our great future is linked indissolubly with your wellbeing and development. In this context, we consider the upbringing of generations on the basis of the noble traditions of our people one of the important tasks,” the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasised at the VII Congress of Magtymguly Youth Organisation of Turkmenistan. The national leader pays great attention to the tasks of implementing the state youth policy. The most recent examples include the participation of the President in the VII Congress of Magtymguly Youth Organisation of Turkmenistan, which took place on the first day of this academic year. The forum spotlighted the achievements of Turkmen youth, for whose harmonious development our country creates all the necessary conditions. Young people follow the spiritual traditions of the nation in their studies, work and broad social activity. Among them, a special role is given to reverence and respect for the elders and care for the younger generation, which embodies the goals of the harmonious education based on the best trends in national pedagogy.

Flowers Grown with Love

The Centre for Public Organisations of Turkmenistan hosted a competition on professional skills of flower growers, organised by the National Trade Union Centre of Turkmenistan, the Central Council of Women’s Union and the Ashgabat City Hyakimlik. The event under the motto “Flowers grown with love” was devoted to the 31st anniversary of the independence of Turkmenistan. The colourful event featured bright compositions of fresh flowers, decorated in different styles. Skilled florists put all their love for the country and pride in achievements of the period of independence into colourful compositions.

Autumn Is the Time to Take Care of Your Health

In autumn, along with the onset of cold weather, rains, humidity and short daylight hours, in most cases, human immunity decreases. Therefore, the body becomes vulnerable to acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI). Autumn is the time to take care of your health and that of your loved ones. Of course, first of all, it is necessary to strengthen the protective functions of the body. Restoring and strengthening the body’s defences are quite simple if the whole family follows the simplest hygiene rules and maintains a healthy microclimate in the flat. The thorough washing of hands and the rinsing of the nose after going outdoors, the regular ventilation of the flat and the maintenance of normal humidity in it can bring very good results.

President of Turkmenistan Meets with Chairman of the People’s Republic of China

The President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who had arrived in Samarkand as a guest of honour at the Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, met with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping. Warmly greeting his Turkmen counterpart, the leader of the friendly state congratulated him on his convincing victory in the presidential elections on March 12 this year and sincerely wished him every success in his large-scale activities in the highest state position.