The international scientific conference entitled "Nejmeddin Kubra and spiritual-cultural world of the Orient" started in the northern region of Turkmenistan. The conference has been organized by the Miras Turkmen National Cultural Heritage Centre and the Dashoguz province administration.
The conference is divided into five sections. The conference participants will discuss issues related to academic researches of the cultural heritage of Nejmeddin Kubra, Turkmen theorist and practitioner of Sufism, author of numerous treatises, interpreter of the Koran and prominent poet. The conference will also look into issues related to preservation of unique monuments that were found in the territory of Kunyaurgench State Historical-Cultural Reserve and included in UNESCO's list of world heritage.
The conference gathered historian-orientalists and literary critics, linguists and art critics, theologians and cultural experts, teachers of higher educational establishments as well as cultural workers and art figures from Turkmenistan and some twenty other countries. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has sent a welcome message to the conference participants. The text of the Turkmen president's message was published in central mass media outlets today.
In his message the head of state expressed hope that the scientific forum would play an important role "in studying the life and works of Nejmeddin Kubra, finding a proper place for his scientific-literary heritage in development of the world culture, as well as getting true sense of his influence on the spiritual life of the entire Orient."