A gathering of the National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO was orchestrated today under the oversight of the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov.
Attendees included members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, heads and representatives of relevant ministries, divisions of the country, public organizations, the official secretary of the National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO, and also the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the French Republic through videoconference.
As part of the agenda of the meeting, the preparation of plans for hosting an international conference in Ashgabat in 2024 devoted to the 30th anniversary of cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO was discussed.
One of the priority areas of collaboration is Turkmenistan’s accession to international projects, programs and specific institutions of UNESCO. To further advance cooperation, the meeting deliberated on matters of the accession of the Magtymguly Youth association of Turkmenistan to the UNESCO Global youth network.
A discussion also took place on the accession of Turkmenistan to the UNESCO International institute for Central Asian studies. As is known, the activities of this organization cover such areas as material and immaterial cultural heritage, environment, archaeology, history, ethnography, literature, social sciences.
In order to strengthen contacts with the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), issues related to the development of a Roadmap for collaboration between the Ministry of education of Turkmenistan and this Institute were discussed.