On December 23, 2020, the presentation of the book of the President of Turkmenistan “Traditions of Turkmen Statehood” in French was held in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan.
The presentation was attended by editors-in-chief of press, rectors and faculty members of the institutions of higher education of Turkmenistan, as well as the scientists and representatives of the mass media. In addition, the event was attended by the scientist of the National Center for Scientific Research of France, Director of the Turkmen-French Archeological Mission (MAFTUR), archeologist H.Bendezu-Sarmiento and the head of the “France-Turkmenistan” Friendship Association Christian Bourdeille via videoconferencing.
Opening the ceremony, the Rector of the Myrat Garriyev State Medical University of Turkmenistan N.Myratnazarova noted the uniqueness of the publication of the book of the President of Turkmenistan “Traditions of Turkmen Statehood” in French from the standpoint of promoting the ties between Turkmenistan and France.
Then the archeologist H.Bendezu-Sarmiento, who has spent many years of his professional path on researching the historic-cultural values of Turkmenistan, addressed the audience. In his speech, he told about the rich content of the given work based on historical facts which reflects the native values of Turkmen people. He underlined that “Turkmenistan is a land of prosperity, whose largest wealth includes the hospitality, generosity and friendship of Turkmen people.”
Speaking at the event, Christian Bourdeille underlined the importance of the book “Traditions of Turkmen Statehood” in French for the advancement of Turkmen-French relations which is the aim of the “France-Turkmenistan” Friendship Association led by him.
During the presentation, the speeches of the Rector of the Turkmen State Institute for Physical Culture and Sports A.Saparov and the Editor-in-Chief of the “Diyar” magazine Ya.Nuriyev were heard. In the speeches it was told about the uniqueness of the book which helps to bring up the young generation in the spirit of patriotism and reflects the wisdom of Turkmen ancestors which is now available for French-speaking readers.
At the end of the event, the participants adopted the Address to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.