Ashgabat Hosts the XXIV Conference of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World
The XXIV Conference of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World was held at the Mekan Palace in Ashgabat on the eve of the main holiday of the country – Independence Day.
Numerous delegates, including representatives of Turkmen diasporas from foreign countries and our compatriots from all the regions of the Motherland, took part in the Forum, chaired by the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, President of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World, Honorary Elder of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Maintaining comprehensive ties with compatriots from near and far abroad is one of the important directions of the international policy of independent neutral Turkmenistan, which is actively developing political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian relations with all states of the planet for the sake of peace and general wellbeing.
Thanks to the created conditions, the ethnic Turkmen are actively involved in the dynamic and multifaceted life of our country and take part in many events held in the homeland of their ancestors, thereby witnessing the grandiose transformations of the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State.
A great role in strengthening cooperation of Turkmenistan with other countries, popularising the rich culture, original traditions and customs of the Turkmen people in the world and studying their history and language is given to the Humanitarian Association of Turkmen of the World.
Established in May 1991, today the HATW has turned into an authoritative international organisation that carries out important work to unite compatriots who, by the will of fate, found themselves far from their historical homeland, but who have not lost the love of the land of their fathers and connection with their spiritual roots.
Before the Conference, the participants visited an exhibition of arts and crafts that featured the colours and versatility of the rich cultural heritage of the Turkmen people, their history and age-old traditions in all their glory.
The books by the Hero-Arkadag that provide a better understanding of the spiritual and moral guidelines and values of the Turkmen people, playing an important role in bringing up the younger generation of Turkmenistan and making them aware of their enormous responsibility for the future fate of the independent neutral Motherland, took a special place at the exhibition.
It also featured the achievements of Turkmenistan’s pharmaceutical industry – a wide range of medical preparations and teas made from medicinal plants growing in the fertile Turkmen land.
Numerous participants of the Conference greeted standing the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Chairman of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World with thunderous applause.
The Hero-Arkadag addressed the delegates with an opening speech.
Greeting the members of the Organisation, HATW Chairman Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that it had become a good tradition to hold a conference of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World on the eve of Sacred Independence Day.
“Today, following this noble tradition, on the eve of the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of independence of our state, we are holding the next, XXIV Conference of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World. Welcome!” the National Leader of the Turkmen people said.
Representatives of Turkmen diasporas from the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the United Arab Emirates, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Türkiye, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Tajikistan and Afghanistan arrived in Ashgabat to take part in the Forum, which was held on the eve of the main holiday in the year “Happy Youth with Arkadag Serdar”.
Members of the Halk Maslahaty, deputies of the Mejlis, individual and collective members of the Humanitarian Association from Turkmenistan, foreign guests, scientists, education professionals, cultural workers, representatives of the media and higher educational institutions, heads of political parties and public associations of the country, students and artists joined them.
The National Leader of the Turkmen people announced the XXIV Conference of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World open.
In the solemn silence, the National Anthem of Turkmenistan sounded.
The agenda of the Conference, including the report on the work done and the priority areas of the further activities of the Humanitarian Association with the aim to achieve the new goals and objectives in the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State was approved unanimously.
The Hero-Arkadag read out the Welcoming Address of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov to the participants of the Conference.
The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, President of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World, Honorary Elder of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that our Motherland surrounded all brothers living in different countries of the world with paternal care.
Then foreign delegates were informed in detail of the successful large-scale social and economic development programmes aimed at improving the wellbeing of the people and raising the international authority of Turkmenistan and the ongoing major international projects of our country, which contribute to fruitful cooperation with the countries of the world.
Then the floor was given to foreign compatriots. They expressed profound gratitude for the opportunity to visit the sacred land of their ancestors and to see with their own eyes the grandiose achievements of modern Turkmenistan, the glory of which was spreading throughout the world.
Reporting on the activities of the foreign branches of the Humanitarian Association in Iran, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the speakers proudly noted that independent and neutral Turkmenistan was demonstrating its willingness to develop traditional ties of friendship, good neighbourliness and mutually beneficial cooperation with the countries of the region in all areas.
In this regard, the delegates expressed huge gratitude to the Hero-Arkadag, who deeply respects the humane traditions of our ancestors, for providing support and aid to Turkmen diasporas, including the construction of social facilities, in particular schools, in the fraternal states.
From the high rostrum of the Forum, the speakers expressed belief that another Conference of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World, an authoritative international organisation widely known outside the country, would play a great role in strengthening fraternal relations and solidarity and intensifying cooperation for global peace, prosperity and progress.
The delegates expressed deep gratitude to the Hero-Arkadag and President Serdar Berdimuhamedov for taking care of foreign compatriots, whose hearts are filled with pride in the grandiose accomplishments and achievements of their beloved Motherland and ongoing large-scale reforms in the land of their ancestors, a distinctive feature of the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State.
The participants congratulated the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan on the Badge of Honour of Heads of State of Central Asia awarded for his outstanding contribution to strengthening relations of friendship and good neighbourliness among the Central Asian countries, deepening political, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation among the Central Asian countries and promoting common interests and initiatives of the Central Asian countries in the international community.
Expressing gratitude to the foreign brothers for their speeches, the National Leader of the Turkmen people stated with satisfaction that following the age-old traditions of our ancestors in the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State, our country was taking efforts under the wise leadership of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov to strengthen ties with our Turkmen brothers in different parts of the world.
The Honorary Badge “Ynsanperwerligiň sarpasy” was established to reward and encourage citizens who take an active part in the activities of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World, support the goals and objectives of the Humanitarian Association and contribute to its efforts.
The President of the Humanitarian Association Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov announced the decision to award the Badge in commemoration of the 32nd anniversary of sacred independence of Turkmenistan to the individual members of the Humanitarian Association for their significant contribution to improving the activities of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World in the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State, studying and popularising national culture, art, literature and history of the Turkmen nation among other peoples of the world, strengthening friendly ties with the Turkmen of the world and developing and promoting the state policy of the independent neutral Motherland and the progress made during the years of independence towards building up relations of friendship and brotherhood in the world.
To the applause of those present, the President of the Humanitarian Association issued the Resolutions on awarding the individual members of the Humanitarian Association with the Honorary Badge “Ynsanperwerligiň sarpasy” and on convening the XXV Conference of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World in September 2024.
Then the ceremony of awarding the distinguished members of the Organisation, including representatives of the Turkmen diaspora, with the Honorary Badge “Ynsanperwerligiň sarpasy” took place.
The presentation with this honorary award by the National Leader of the Turkmen people, the Hero-Arkadag vividly testified to the encouragement and honouring at the state level of citizens of foreign countries and Turkmenistan for their active part in the activities of the Humanitarian Association.
The participants of the XXIV Conference of the Humanitarian Association of the Turkmen of the World adopted an Address of Gratitude to President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.
Under the dome of the Mekan Palace, cultural workers and artists performed patriotic songs in honour of the beloved sovereign Motherland moving forward with confidence along the path of constructive endeavours and progress.
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In the coming days, our foreign compatriots will take part in the festive events marking the upcoming 32nd anniversary of the independence of Turkmenistan.