May 20th will be the National Day of Turkmenistan in the framework of the Universal Exposition EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. More than 200 Turkmen artists will attend the event. On this day, visitors will be able to get acquainted with rich centuries-old traditions of the Turkmen people and their modern achievements as part of concerts, presentations and round tables. This is the first time that Turkmenistan participates in the international fair. The pavilion area of the joint exposition of the country will exceed 1000 square meters. It is one of the advantageous locations on the “geographical map” of the exhibition – zone “A” that also will house pavilions of the host-country of EXPO-2010 – China. The building’s facade will be adorned with pictures of the national flag and emblem of Turkmenistan, as well as national carpet ornaments – gels.
More than thirty branch ministries and departments of Turkmenistan will for six months display their products at the largest economic forum in China. A distinctive feature of the Turkmen pavilion will be multimedia touch screens helping visitors to learn about the centuries-old culture of the country, get acquainted with its natural landscapes and recreational resources.
According to recent information, 189 countries and 57 international organizations will participate in EXPO-2010. As specialists note, about 70 million people, most of whom represent the international business community, will visit EXPO-2010 in Shanghai, which will be held from May 1 to October 31, 2010 under the motto “Better City – Better Life”