1. The governments of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will work to resume regular flights between the two countries as soon as possible. This was stated by the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, following negotiations with Serdar Berdimuhamedov in Astana.
2. According to the Kazakh leader, a contract was signed between the national company of Kazakhstan QazaqGaz and the State Concern “Turkmengas” for the import of Turkmen gas. “We are interested in concluding a long-term agreement and are ready to increase the volume of gas imports to 1,5 billion cubic meters per year”, Tokayev stressed.
3. The head of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay an official visit to Turkmenistan on October 20-21. This became known during the Saturday meeting of the Government of Turkmenistan. It should be noted that during the visit of the Uzbek leader to Turkmenistan, the grand opening of the “Tashkent” culture and recreation park in Ashgabat is expected.
4. Days of Japanese culture were held in the Mary velayat of Turkmenistan with a full house. The festival was held within the framework of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and Japan. Within a few days, the people of Turkmenistan got acquainted with the Japanese folk musical instrument shamisen, the art of ikebana, the tea ceremony and the national Japanese clothing kimono.
5. The first flight of “Turkmenistan Airlines” from Ashgabat to Minsk after the resumption of flights between Turkmenistan and Belarus departed from the international airport of the Turkmen capital on Saturday. As follows from the online scoreboard data, the Boeing 737-800 aircraft arrived in Minsk at 15:35 local time.
6. On November 16-17, the Turkmen-Uzbek Friendship Festival will be held in Dashoguz. The program of the forum includes joint concerts of masters of art, creative meetings, exhibitions of decorative and applied arts of the peoples of the two countries, screening of stage productions and films.
7. Russian animators have created a continuation of the story about the white bear cub Umka and his boy friend. The new animated series about Umka will be released on October 21. According to the plot of the new animated series, the boy, Umka's friend, grew up and became a shaman. Each series of the cartoon is a separate story of a shaman about his childhood, about friendship with a polar bear cub, about which he tells his children.
8. Sad news came from the UK - the famous British actor Robbie Coltrane died at the age of 73. Coltrane is best remembered by the modern moviegoer for his role as Rubeus Hagrid, a half-giant, key keeper and forester at Hogwarts School of Wizardry in the Harry Potter film franchise.
9. In the central match of the 9th round of the championship of Spain at the “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium, was a meeting between “Real Madrid” and “Barcelona”. “Real Madrid” won the main Spanish confrontation with a score of 3: 1. As part of the home team noted Benzema, Valverde and Rodrigo. The only goal for “Barcelona” was scored by Ferran Torres. Thanks to the victory in the face-to-face meeting, “Real Madrid” became the sole leader of the Spanish championship, with 25 points to their credit. “Barça” are in second place - (22).
10. The Asian Weightlifting Championship ended in Bahrain. In the medal standings, the Chinese team took the lead with six gold medals in the biathlon. The national team of Turkmenistan won two medals in biathlon at the Asian Weightlifting Championship. In the weight category up to 71 kg, 28 years old Gulnabat Kadyrova won silver, and in the weight category up to 49 kg, Yulduz Jumabayeva won bronze.