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Turkmenistan proposes to include the arts of Akhal-Teke breeding and Alabai breeding in the UNESCO heritage list

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Turkmenistan proposes to include the arts of Akhal-Teke breeding and Alabai breeding in the UNESCO heritage list

Turkmenistan proposes to include the art of rewriting Akhal-Teke horses and breeding Turkmen Alabai in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. This information was announced at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers held today, the information program "Watan" of the Turkmen television reported.

"In cooperation with the above organization organized work on training according to international standards of UNESCO nominations for inclusion in the List of intangible cultural heritage of humanity art seyis Akhal-Teke horses and breeding Turkmen Alabai’s, the national treasure of our people", – reported the President of Turkmenistan Vice-Premier, foreign Minister Rashid Meredov.

Having approved the proposals, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave instructions to the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs to strengthen cooperation with UNESCO, while emphasizing the importance of promoting the rich historical and cultural heritage of the Turkmen people in the world.

As a result of cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO, historical and cultural monuments of ancient Merv, Koneurgench, and ancient Nisa were previously included in the world heritage list. The epic "Gorogly "and the song and dance art "Kushtdepdi", the Turkmen art of hand-made carpet making are included in the Representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of mankind. 

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