During the period of February 11-12, 2021, online meetings were held in the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan between the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for UNESCO of Turkmenistan Chynar Rustemova and the Officer-in-Charge of UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office Cvetan Cvetkovski, as well as the Director of UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office Krista Pikkat.
During the meetings, the parties noted with satisfaction the high level of cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO. The current issues of collaboration, as well as the plans for the upcoming period were regarded. In particular, the Draft Memorandum on Cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the UNESCO for 2021-2023 was considered, including the relevant Plan of Actions.
The Turkmen side has proposed to expand the cooperation with the UNESCO in such vital spheres as statistics, water management, digital technologies and sport. It was stated that the leadership of Turkmenistan pays special attention to the development of activities in the given fields which stand as important segments of sustainable development on the national, regional and international levels.
As known, one of priorities of the international agenda of Turkmenistan is the overall expansion of collaboration between our country and UNESCO. This Organization plays a key role in the preservation of worldwide cultural and natural heritage of the humankind. Turkmenistan actively contributes to this process. The representative lists of UNESCO retain unique objects and phenomena of material and spiritual culture of Turkmen people.