On November 18, 2020, the XXXV meeting of the Council for Cultural Cooperation of the CIS Member States was held.
The delegation of Turkmenistan was headed by the Minister of Culture of the country A. Shamuradov.
At the meeting, the issues of intensifying the cultural exchange of countries, the progress of the Main activities of cooperation of the CIS member states in the field of culture for 2016-2020 were discussed, including the possibility of holding the International Exhibition “ART EXPO” of the CIS member states in 2020-2022, and also other pressing questions about the area of cultural interaction.
During the constructive exchange of views, it was especially noted that humanitarian interaction serves as a factor in strengthening friendship and mutual understanding between the peoples of our countries.
In this context, it was also noted that, fully supporting humanitarian integration, Turkmenistan actively promotes and actually implements significant initiatives and projects in the field of culture aimed at saturating cultural interaction in the Commonwealth space.
So, in 2019, Ashgabat successfully hosted the Forum of the Creative Intelligentsia of the CIS member states. Also, the President of Turkmenistan put forward an initiative to proclaim 2021 within the framework of the Commonwealth as the Year of Architecture and Construction, within which various thematic events are planned.
/// MFA Turkmenistan, 18 November 2020