Over 160 companies from Central Asia, Russia, Ukraine, EU, USA, Canada, Australia, South America and China have confirmed participation in the forum. Over 400 delegates are expected to attend. View the list: http://minex-forms.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/asia/MINEX-CA-2011-participants.pdf
Women have traditionally played a vital part in Islam throughout Central Asia – the vast area from the Caspian Sea to Siberia. With this ground-breaking and original study, Razia Sultanova examines the experiences of Muslim women in the region and the ways in which religion has shaped their daily lives and continues to do so today. >From Shamanism to Sufism explores the fundamental interplay between religious belief and the cultural heritage of music and dance, and is the first book to focus particularly on the role of women.
A round table with the National Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan for UNESCO took place in Baku on July 29.
UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova attended the event. A Chairman of the National Commission, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov delivered an opening speech at the round table. He emphasized close relations between Azerbaijan and UNESCO and said UNESCO Good Will Ambassador and First Lady of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva had attached great importance to the relations with this organization.
Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev said Baku would host a forum dedicated to the dialogue between the cultures next April and heads of states, ministries and organizations, as well as famous cultural figures were expected to attend this event.
UNESCO will support the forum held under the auspices of President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva.
Irina Bokova said UNESCO was protecting traditions, languages and cultural heritages of the countries.
I International Livestock Forum KazMeat&Milk 2010 will be held in Astana on July 30. Vice Minister for Agriculture of Kazakhstan Arman Yevniyev has said it at a press conference today. Continue reading
The two-day seminar focusing on cooperation in the legal sector and discussion of the main commitments of the states parties to the UN conventions on human rights began its work in the Turkmen capital in the framework of traditional cooperation with the international organizations in the legal sector. Continue reading
The first meeting of the intergovernmental Turkmen-French Commission for economic cooperation was held in conference hall of the President Hotel in Ashgabat. The heads and representatives of the government institutions of Turkmenistan and the French Republic participated in the forum.The commission is co-chaired by Vice Premier D. Orazov for Turkmenistan and Anne-Marie Idrac, Minister of State for Foreign Trade for the French Republic. Continue reading
The International Conference on disarmament in Central Asia and Caspian Basin opened in Ashgabat today. It has been organized by Turkmenistan under the United Nations auspices. Delegates from the Central Asian countries and other countries, as well as prestigious international and regional organizations, whose activities are in one way or another relate to this problematic, will participate in the high-level forum.
According to the official report, remaining committed to the disarmament process, reduction of the arsenals of weapons, especially weapons of mass destruction and their proliferation, Turkmenistan has been active in this direction. The opening in the Turkmen capital of an international conference should be another important step towards the establishment of the participatory dialogue to resolve this problem.
It is expected that the forum will define further plans for joint activities of the Central Asian countries with the view to fulfilling their commitments as well as measures to establish close and constructive cooperation on disarmament issues with all interested international organizations.
According to tradition, Turkmenistan widely celebrated the Day of Science on June 12. A major international scientific forum in Ashgabat was devoted to this day, which appeared in the national calendar in 2008. The forum was organized at the Ashgabat Exhibition Center by the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the country. Continue reading
The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) will organize a meeting of Azerbaijanis living in Germany.
The event will take place in Berlin on June 12 bringing together members of the Azerbaijan Diaspora in Germany and also the Azeri students studying in Berlin and other cities of Germany.
The meeting will focus on TEAS activity and its ties with Azerbaijan residents living in European countries. The European Azerbaijan Society was launched in November 2008, having been initially established four years earlier as the London Azerbaijan Society. Its objective is to promote Azerbaijan to international audiences and create a sense of community for expatriate Azerbaijanis.
There are hundreds of TEAS members, and the Society regularly organizes Azeri events across Europe in order to raise awareness of the unique, rich and varied culture of the region. TEAS also operates as a networking forum, focusing on areas such as business development, diplomatic relations, culture and education to promote greater understanding and co-operation between Europe and Azerbaijan.