The Leader's solemn address on the occasion of the Turkmen Carpet Festival was delivered at the opening of the exhibition-fair dedicated to the carpet and textile industry of the country, as well as at the XX conference of the International Turkmen Carpet Connoisseurs Association.
The leader of Turkmenistan recalled that on December 12 last year, Turkmen carpet weaving was included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This fact confirms the high assessment given by the international community to Turkmen carpets as an invaluable treasure of folk handicrafts that reflects the history and spiritual experience of the people. Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov noted that work on development and popularization of the carpet making industry is under way.
Modern textile enterprises, working with advanced equipment, demonstrate a high rate of development and expand the range of products, satisfying domestic demand for quality products at competitive prices. Activities continue to increase export deliveries to foreign partners.
The head of Turkmenistan expressed confidence that the events marking the Turkmen Carpet Festival would be a vivid demonstration of the industry's success and would help to intensify cooperation.