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In Ashgabat was opened on the eve of the XIV Forum of creative and scientific intelligentsia of States – participants of CIS. The event takes place in the framework of Turkmenistan’s presidency in the Commonwealth, reports “WORLD 24”.
The theme of the forum is “Common humanitarian space of the Commonwealth: a dialogue in the sphere of culture, science and education”. On the agenda made discussion of plans of cooperation in the humanitarian sphere and the definition of priority directions of partnership in the CIS.
The forum was attended by about 200 delegates from CIS countries, this prominent public figures, artists, scientists, heads of cultural institutions, scientific and educational centers.
In particular, in the Turkmen capital was attended by the special representative of Russian President for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi, Chairman of the Board of the Interstate Fund for humanitarian cooperation of States-participants of CIS Polad Bulbul oglu, the adviser of RF President on culture Vladimir Tolstoy and other prominent figures of culture and science.
At the beginning of the plenary session were read a welcome address to the participants of the meeting, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Russian leader Vladimir Putin and the Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergei Lebedev.
In his message, Berdimuhamedov noted that this international forum has an important role in the expansion of friendly relations and exchange of experience, further development of the traditionally positive cooperation and mutual acquaintance with the achievements in the humanitarian sphere. The President of the Russian Federation, in turn, stressed that humanitarian cooperation is one of the most important areas of partnership within the Commonwealth. Sergey Lebedev in his speech pointed out that from year to year, the forum is strengthening its role and authority as a key event in the humanitarian life of the Commonwealth. According to him, direct communication between representatives of science, art and education contributes to the development of cultural dialogue.
After that, the session was addressed by the participants. They noted that the friendly and trusting relations between the CIS countries is an asset not only of the Commonwealth but of the whole of Eurasia. It was stressed that the development of humanitarian partnership in the CIS – an important factor of stability and security on the continent.
Special representative of Russian President for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi recalled that the forum will host a panel discussion on “Turkmenistan – the heart of the Great silk road”. According to him, people, who connected this way geographically, these days are bound by a common future.
After the plenary session was held award ceremony of the interstate award “stars of the Commonwealth”. The award is given for achievements in the field of science and education, culture and art. The awards were people’s artist of Azerbaijan, the artistic Director and chief conductor of the Azerbaijan state symphonic orchestra named after U. Hajibeyli Rauf Abdullayev, people’s artist of Armenia Robert Elibekyan scientists from Belarus Piotr Vityaz, Alexander Ilyushchenko Mikhail Andreev, the Kazakh poet, Esengali of Rousanou, people’s writer of Kyrgyzstan Mar Baijiev, rector of Moldova State medical and pharmaceutical University ion Ababii, corresponding member of RAS, President of Russian National research center “Kurchatov Institute” Mikhail Kovalchuk, chief scientific officer of the Agency for nuclear and radiation safety of Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan Ulmas Mirsaidov and people’s artist of Turkmenistan, Professor of the Turkmen national Conservatoire, Atageldy Karyagdiev.
Next, the plenary session continued with the speeches of the heads of delegations of the CIS countries, followed by the press briefing, which was attended by members of the Presidium of the Forum and the winners of the interstate award “stars of the Commonwealth – 2018”.
In the second half of the day in the framework of the XIV forum of creative and scientific intelligentsia of the CIS hosted a panel discussion on “Turkmenistan – the heart of the Great silk road”. The forum participants discussed the importance of the phenomenon of the Great silk road as a factor in the rapprochement of peoples and cultures of the Eurasian continent, as well as the contribution of Turkmenistan in this process.
At the site of the same University then hosted the presentation of the cultural capitals of the Commonwealth in 2020 – the city of Shymkent (Republic of Kazakhstan). In the evening the delegates of the forum were the audience of the play “Melody of dutar”, the Main drama theatre of Turkmenistan on the book by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Music of peace, music, friendship and brotherhood”.