1. Issues of expanding the Turkmen-Hungarian partnership in a number of topical areas were discussed in Budapest by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Let us remind that the head of Turkmenistan is on a working visit to the Hungarian capital. According to the State News Agency of Turkmenistan, special attention was paid to the development of cooperation in the political-diplomatic, energy, industrial, transport and communication sectors, as well as in the field of sports.
2. US President Joe Biden invited the heads of states of Central Asia to the first summit in the C5 + 1 format, which is scheduled to be held in the second half of September. The meeting is scheduled within the framework of the UN General Assembly. C5+1 is the regional diplomatic platform of the United States government plus the governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan (C5).
3. The heads of the diplomatic missions of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. The reason for the meeting was the International Day of the Caspian Sea. The parties discussed various aspects of joint work in the Caspian region and shared their views on strengthening cooperation. https://turkmenportal.com/blog/65933/posol-turkmenistana-prinyal-uchastie-vo-vstreche-glavy-mid-rf-s-poslami-prikaspiiskih-stran
4. Between April 2022 and March this year, exports from Turkmenistan to the UK increased by 400% and amounted to 15 million pounds. During the reporting period, the total trade turnover between the UK and Turkmenistan increased by 30% and amounted to 52 million pounds.
5. The Magtymguly Youth Organization of Turkmenistan has become an official member of the UNESCO Global Youth Community (GYC). The UNESCO Global Youth Community is a unique global platform created and run by young people, which aims to develop interaction and cooperation between UNESCO youth initiatives and other similar projects.
6. Preparations for the next heating season began in the capital of Turkmenistan on August 19. The management of the housing department of the Berkararlyk etrap of Ashgabat reports that the central heating system is being launched with test pressure testing of pipes. In this regard, residents are asked to close all taps on the batteries and check the condition of the pipes in the apartments. It is worth noting that such procedures make it possible to identify vulnerabilities and carry out repairs before the start of the heating season in order to ensure uninterrupted operation of systems during the heating period.
7. ChatGPT provokes students to be lazy and makes them dumber, professors at universities assure. In February 2023, a story about a Russian student who wrote a thesis with the help of AI made a sensation. The work was credited, although it caused a scandal in the university community. A Russian student, with the help of AI, at least edited it so that it doesn't look like it was created by a robot. However, according to representatives of foreign universities, many students are too lazy to even edit the work of ChatGPT.
8. Kyrgyzstan gave Uzbekistan four boarding houses on the shores of Issyk-Kul Lake for long-term use for 49 years. Currently, four boarding houses - "Golden Sands", "Rahat", "Dilorom" and the unfinished "Buston" are recognized as unprofitable due to poor condition and worn out infrastructure. In turn, Uzbek investors expressed their readiness to invest in each of the boarding houses in the amount of 15 to 20 million dollars.
9. Spain beat England 1-0 in the final of the Women's World Cup in Australia. For Spaniards, this is the first world title in history. For the British, silver was the best achievement at the world championships. In the match for third place, Sweden defeated Australia 2-0. The Australians had to settle for fourth place, which is their record result in the Women's World Cup. https://turkmenportal.com/blog/65964/sbornaya-ispanii-oderzhala-pobedu-nad-angliei-v-finale-zhenskogo-chm-po-futbolu2023
10. "Kitchee" defeated "Taipo" in the first round of the Hong Kong Premier League football season 2023/2024. The match ended with the victory of the hosts with a score of 3:0. Turkmen midfielder of "Kitchee" Ruslan Mingazov, who was recognized as the best player in the Hong Kong Premier League last season, entered the match in the starting lineup and scored two assists. https://turkmenportal.com/blog/65968/mingazov-otmetilsya-dvumya-golevymi-peredachami-v-matche-chempionata-gonkonga-s-taipo