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Turkmenistan develops scientific and educational partnership with the Republic of Mari El of the Russian Federation

The Consulate General of Turkmenistan in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia) hosted a meeting with the administration of Mari State University (Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El Republic, Russia) represented by rector M.N. Shvetsov and vice-rector I.P. Petrova.

The parties discussed the problems of development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Russia in the field of science and education. Participants in the talks expressed the need to develop a common document on the partnership between the higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Mari El. Among the priority sectors for training were medicine, energy, physics, chemistry, biology, food industry. Organization of online lectures, exchange of experience, joint scientific research were discussed.

It was noted that the VI Summit of the Heads of the Caspian States, which is to be held in Turkmenistan in 2021, has considerable potential to become an effective platform for regional cooperation. The Republic of Mari El, located in the Volga-Kama basin, is also interesting for further scientific partnership in this vein.

Nine thousand students from 35 countries of the world, including Turkmenistan, study at Mari State University. In the context of the initiative of the Leader of the Turkmen Nation to proclaim 2021 under the motto "Turkmenistan - the Homeland of Peace and Trust," the university administration proposed to hold thematic cultural and sports events with the participation of Turkmen students at its own base.

Representatives of Turkmenistan expressed their willingness to support the establishment of a dance and folk group "Parahatchylyk" ("Peace") and a soccer team "Ynanshmak" ("Confidence") at Mari State University, consisting of Turkmen students, as well as to provide them with appropriate national costumes and sports uniforms.


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