This and other issues were discussed today at a video meeting between the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, the foreign Ministry of our country reports.
During the meeting, the sides stressed Turkmenistan's commitment to protecting national and global values and promoting dialogue between countries and peoples based on cultural and humanitarian interaction. As you know, recently the Activities of the national Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO have become noticeably more active.
Among the priority areas of cooperation are education, science, information processes, and the specifics of water resources management. In this regard, Ms. Azoulay stressed the importance of organizing meetings of experts, participation of parties in distance learning projects.
The parties also discussed the possibility of expanding the legal framework for cooperation. Turkmenistan expressed its interest in joining important UNESCO conventions in the near future.
The Turkmen side expressed the country's intention to put forward its candidacy for some UNESCO structures, as well as to join the UNESCO network of creative cities, which is designed to further strengthen the intercultural dialogue.
In the context of preserving the intangible cultural and historical heritage of the Turkmen people, the importance of the Akhal-Teke horse and one of the oldest breeds of dogs, the Alabay, was discussed, the preservation and promotion of which is important from the point of view of protecting the world cultural heritage.