Today, the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan became the venue of the conference of heads of Ashgabat's friendly cities and twin-cities on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the capital. Rector of the Turkmen State Institute of Architecture and Construction Parahat Orazov had the honor to open the meeting.
The capital's khyakim, Yaztagan Gylydzhov, noted that Ashgabat is recognized worldwide as a friendly, hospitable, unique city. Hakim informed the conference participants of Ashgabat-City. He also told about the history of the capital of Turkmenistan, and noted the political authority of the megalopolis, which hosts a significant UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia.
The head of the Ministry of Culture Atageldy Shamuradov told about held and planned large-scale cultural events in the capital. The minister emphasized the capital's inclusion in the list of the World Federation of Tourist Cities, and listed the capital's landmarks in the Guinness Book of Records.
The secretary of the National Commission for UNESCO reported that The secretariat of this UN structure has accepted Ashgabat's application to participate in the Creative Cities Network in the "Design" subsection..
During the conference, there were video presentations by mayors and delegates representing cities such as Kabul, Baku, Lanzhou, Beijing, Tashkent, Nur-Sultan, Astrakhan, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Albuquerque, Tendo, Ankara, Istanbul, Bishkek, Chisinau, Vienna and Yerevan.
The speakers pointed out that Ashgabat is one of the most beautiful Asian cities with rich cultural heritage, a world metropolis with innovative and technological future. The speakers stressed that they cherish the friendly and partnership relations with the capital of Turkmenistan.
Source and photo: mfa.gov.tm