The main points of the cultural program of the official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the State of Qatar were visits to the Museum of Islamic Art and the modernized oldest Arab bazaar "Souk Vakif". The Turkmen leader was accompanied by Minister of State for International Cooperation Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah.
In the museum Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov toured the exhibition that includes books, manuscripts, a collection of weapons and other antique items brought to the capital of Qatar from throughout the Middle East, as well as India and Spain.
As part of his walk through the Arab bazaar the head of Turkmenistan visited two tea-houses, where he was treated to local food and a cup of hot tea in an unhurried talk with the hosts. As TDH agency said in its report, the president noted ancient Turkmen carpets decorating the walls of these tea-houses. "The higher the status of the teahouse, the more it has Turkmen carpets," the hosts said.