Turkmenistan is going to expand interaction with UNESCOThe Turkmen side was represented by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rashid Meredov, and the Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, spoke on behalf of UNESCO. The Turkmen side was represented by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rashid Meredov, and Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director General of the organization, spoke on behalf of UNESCO.
According to the sides, the partnership relations between Turkmenistan and UNESCO are currently characterized by a high level. This is facilitated by the desire of the state to develop interaction between countries and peoples on the basis of cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian spheres. Turkmenistan's National Commission for UNESCO has also become more active.
Turkmenistan has expressed interest in expanding cooperation with this UN agency. Among other things, Turkmenistan intends to propose its candidacy to a number of UNESCO structures. Among promising areas of cooperation the need to ensure preservation of the intangible cultural heritage of the Turkmen people. Some of the country's important cultural sites are already included in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. During the online meeting, the following topics were discussed the importance of the Akhalteke horse breed and the AlabaiThe most ancient breeds of dogs. Their preservation and promotion is of great importance in the context of the preservation of the world's cultural heritage.
Turkmenistan is also considering joining the UNESCO Networks of Creative Cities. This will further strengthen intercultural dialogue in the future.
The parties also discussed the results of cooperation over the past few years and expressed confidence in further strengthening of partnership in all areas of mutual interest on the part of both UNESCO and Turkmenistan.