AKIPRESS.COM - The National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO held a regular meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on February 6. Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as heads and representatives of relevant ministries and departments of the country attended the meeting, the Foreign Ministry reported.
The Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov noted that the results of cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO will be considered, tasks within the main areas of interaction will be defined and proposals for improving the work will be considered.
The participants discussed the inclusion to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity the art of Turkmen embroidery, silk production in silk weaving and textile industry.
Akhal-Teke horse breeding and horse decorating were nominated for the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for 2023.
The meeting participants highlighted the importance of expanding cooperation with UNESCO in education and science. The issues of opening the UNESCO Chairs in a number of universities of Turkmenistan, as well as the introduction of a number of general education schools in the country into the UNESCO Associated Schools network were discussed.
In connection with the celebration this year of the 30th anniversary of cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO, it was proposed to hold an International Conference in Ashgabat in December 2023 together with UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran.
The meeting also considered and approved the Action Plan of the National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO for 2023.