1. The delegation of Turkmenistan will take part in the International Economic Forum “Russia - the Islamic World: KazanForum”, which will be held on May 18-19 in Kazan. This was stated by the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during a telephone conversation with Rais of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. According to the head of the highest representative body of people's power, Turkmenistan sent a representative delegation to the forum, which included leaders of industry, transport, and construction. In addition, a stand of Turkmenistan will be organized at the forum site.
2. Three Turkmen doctors, who arrived on May 15 within the framework of a humanitarian mission in Afghanistan, began providing medical and advisory assistance to women and children in a maternity hospital built by Turkmenistan in the village of Turgundi, Herat province. The Afghan side warmly welcomed the doctors from Turkmenistan. The humanitarian mission of doctors was carried out in accordance with the Order of the President of Turkmenistan. Turkmen doctors will work here until the end of May. Let us remind that on May 11, Turkmenistan sent a humanitarian cargo with products weighing about 125 tons to Afghanistan.
3. The issues of increasing the supply of Turkmen natural gas to the energy market of the region will be discussed by the leaders of the countries of Central Asia and China at the upcoming summit in Xi'an on May 18-19. Gas supplies to the Middle Kingdom are carried out along three lines (A, B and C), passing along the route Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China. Turkmen natural gas can be used not only by the end consumer - China, but also by transit countries - Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Earlier it was reported that Chinese President Xi Jinping invited Serdar Berdimuhamedov to the “Central Asia-China” summit.
4. In April 2023, over 154 thousand tourists visited Azerbaijan, which is 83% more than in the same period in 2022. Turkmenistan entered the top 15 countries in terms of the number of tourists visiting Azerbaijan in April 2023. According to statistics, over 1,9 thousand Turkmen citizens arrived in Azerbaijan last month for tourism purposes. At the same time, the land borders of the republic remain closed for crossing until July 1, 2023. Visiting Azerbaijan is possible only by air transport.
5. Teachers of the Magtymguly Turkmen State University took part in online training seminars organized by Moscow State University. The webinars were held within the framework of the Agreement signed in January this year between the Turkmen University and Moscow State University. Russian specialists held a total of eight training seminars, which were devoted to the topic of teaching foreign languages in the context of digitalization of education.
6. Samsung has introduced new models of shockproof smartphones - Galaxy S23 Tactical Edition and Galaxy XCover 6 Pro Tactical Edition. According to the creators of the new models, these smartphones can be successfully used by the military in combat conditions. They have increased protection against dust, the screen is covered with heavy-duty protective glass. Smartphones are also equipped with a special case that permits you to wear them on your chest or forearm.Sport
7. The team of students of Turkmenistan defeated the team of the Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Culture and Sports in the match for the third place in the international basketball tournament in Baku. The meeting ended with a score of 83:64 in favor of the Turkmen team. Eight teams from Russia, Türkiye, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Turkmenistan and two teams from Azerbaijan took part in the tournament.
8. On May 20-25, Uzbekistan will host the Asian Belt Wrestling Championship among adults for the first time. Athletes from about 20 countries, including Turkmenistan, will take part in the continental championship. Currently, the Jizzakh region of Uzbekistan is actively preparing for the Asian Championship at a high organizational level.
9. The youth team of Turkmenistan will take part in the championship of the Central Asian Football Association. The tournament will be held from May 19 to 29 in Tajikistan. In addition to the youth team of Turkmenistan, four more teams will take part in the championship - Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
10. “Inter” beat “Milan” 1-0 in the second leg of the Champions League. The ball in the winners in the 74th minute was scored by Lautaro Martinez. The first meeting also ended with the victory of “Inter” with a score of 2:0. “Real Madrid” and “Manchester City” are fighting for a second ticket to the Champions League final this season. The first semi-final meeting between the teams was held in Madrid and ended in a draw with a score of 1:1. The second leg will be held in Manchester today. Beginning on the “Match TV” channel at 23:55 Ashgabat time.