According to tradition, members of the Humanitarian Association of World Turkmens met in Ashgabat on the eve of Independence Day of Turkmenistan to participate in the 13th conference of the Association.
As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who is president the Association, sent a welcome message to the guests. "One of the main policies of Turkmenistan is to develop and strengthen economic and cultural ties with our compatriots living in different corners of the globe, bring together all Turkmens, steadily strengthen the international prestige of our nation," the president emphasized in his message.
According to him, the offices of the Humanitarian Association of World Turkmens operate in 14 countries. Dozens of Turkmens, who live in other countries, do business in their historical homeland, contributing to the development of the country. This co-operation will develop further in areas such as science and education, culture, business, the head of state promised.
"We will support our compatriots living abroad in receiving education at the higher education establishments, training and exchange of experiences at the enterprises and organizations of our country. Our brothers, who live abroad, will enjoy all conditions for participation in international scientific conferences and festivals dedicated to the national holidays of Turkmenistan, history, literature and culture of our people, for in-depth acquaintance with cultural and historical monuments of their native land," said Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.