On January 28, in Ashgabat, the delegation of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation (IFHC) of the Commonwealth of Independent States discussed the preparation of regular XIV Forum of cultural and scientific personnel of the CIS countries, which is planned to be held in this May in the Turkmen capital.
The guests of the Turkmen capital – Polad Bulbul Ogly, Mikhail Shvidkoy and Takhir Iksanov – held the working meetings and negotiations in the ministries of culture, education, foreign affairs and the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan. The dates of the forum and different events, which will be organized during the forum, have been discussed.
It was proposed to hold the traditional award ceremony of the State Award “The Stars of the Commonwealth”, the high award that is presented annually for major contributions to science and education, culture and art, as well as the creation of especially significant creative works, achievements in intercultural dialogue and humanitarian activities, contributing to rapprochement between peoples of the CIS countries.
Also, as part of events under the year of Book declared by the decision of the Council of the Heads of the CIS countries, bilateral and multilateral meetings of writers, book exhibitions of the CIS countries will be organized.
In addition, the possibility of organization of joint concert of musical art masters and the State Symphony Orchestra of Turkmenistan was considered.
The final decision on organization of XIV Forum of cultural and scientific personnel of the CIS countries in Ashgabat will be made in February after the visit of another coordination delegation of the IFHC.