Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov set a number of large-scale goals for the horse-breeding industry of Turkmenistan during his visit to a new modern equestrian complex being built in Akhal province.
Relevant officials were instructed to allocate tracts of land in each province for the production of feed for horses, put on a scientific basis preparation of special food for purebred Akhal-Teke horses, as well as provide for the construction of specialized enterprises for production of fortified supplements for nutrition of horses.
He also put a task to open in Ashgabat, and eventually in all provinces of the country, small plants for production of various saddles, bridles, stirrups and other necessary supplies for horses and riders. Turkmenistan’s Steel Works was instructed to set up production of horse hooves.
According to the order of the president, each racetrack of Turkmenistan should be provided with special vehicles for transportation of Akhal-Teke horses.
As for breeding, the President of Turkmenistan issued instructions to set up a Research Institute of Horse Breeding and establish strict control over the conduct of the primary account of racers, build stables for breeding of purebred horses, and establish the work of veterinary services.
“We must also open up schools to train specialists-horse breeders. We should prepare all the necessary literature, from books and various manuals on breeding Akhal-Teke horses up to a set of rules for horse-riders taking part in international equestrian competitions. We should also ensure that special sand is used on racetracks and constantly monitor its quality,” the president said.
Issues relating to achieving these goals will be discussed soon at a special conference of the International Association of Akhal Teke breeding headquartered in Ashgabat.
Mario Ronconi, Head of EC’s Central Asia Section of the EuropeAid Co-operation Office is on a visit to the Turkmen capital in these days.
A lively exchange of views on the major issues related to further constructive cooperation between Turkmenistan and the European Union in the framework of ongoing and future joint projects and technical assistance programs took place during the meetings at the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Mejlis and the Turkmen National Institute for Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan. In this regard a particular role was assigned to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s strategy aimed at intensifying collaboration with the leading international organizations including the European Union.
Emphasizing that the profound potential existed for enhancing the fruitful dialogue, the EuropeAid representative expressed the willingness to consistently expand contacts in compliance with the EU Strategy for Central Asia giving particular attention to relationships with Turkmenistan.
The guest is expected to be received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The international forum entitled “Central Asia Water Dialogue Meeting: Implementation of the IFAS Summit Conclusions and Outcomes of the UN Secretary-General’s visit to Central Asia” took place in the Turkmen capital. The participants of the forum held at the UN Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia were the high-ranking officials of the Central Asian governments and the authoritative international organizations including the United Nations, the European Union, OSCE, the World Bank and the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS). The representatives of the Afghan Government and UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan took part as observers. Continue reading →
The European Training Foundation (ETF) of the European Commission jointly with the EU project “Europa House” in Turkmenistan and with the support of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry held a two-day international seminar in Ashgabat on the development of vocational education in Turkmenistan. 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 →
UN develops project to support Government of Turkmenistan
The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UN Secretariat is currently developing a project to support the Government of Turkmenistan. The project provides for a specific program of cooperation in the field of retraining, development of regulatory documents and other spheres. This was announced on June 28 by Alexei Tikhomirov, representative of the department, during a meeting with President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
During the meeting, they also discussed a number of issues relating to various aspects and prospects of cooperation. Turkmenistan and UN act as reliable and long-term partners in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the implementation of which will be discussed at the upcoming regular session of the UN General Assembly in the autumn this year. The President of Turkmenistan will attend this session along with other heads of state, the agency said.
IХ International Universal Exhibition “White City Ashgabat” opened on May 20-23, at the Exhibition Centre in Ashgabat. The cabinet ministers, the heads of Mejlis, the ministries and departments, the representatives of the diplomatic missions accredited in Turkmenistan, the public organizations of the Galkynysh National Movement, journalists and numerous guests who had arrived to Ashgabat from different countries worldwide to take part in the exhibition participated in the official opening ceremony.Continue reading →