TDH State News Agency of Turkmenistan and TASS Russian State News Agency have signed the Memorandum of Cooperation. Event, worthy to be called as historical, is dated to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Turkmen neutrality. And at it has double symbolics.
The matter is that on December 12, 1925 in Turkmenistan the TASS division (Cable agency of Soviet Union) which has received the name – TurkmenTAG (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) was created. The assignee of the TurkmenTAG also became in due course TDH.
At the online meeting of heads of two agencies, Director General of TASS Sergey Mikhaylov congratulated Turkmen colleagues on his own behalf and on behalf of his entire team on the big state holiday of Turkmenistan – Day of Neutrality, and also the 95th anniversary of establishment of news agency of Turkmenistan.
«We congratulate all our colleagues from TDH – management of the agency, creative employees, and technical experts – with this anniversary! I will tell frankly, we perceive it as our common holiday: after all, we have common origins, common origins of TASS and all these years we maintain strong professional relations», – Mikhaylov said.
He expressed confidence that the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation will become a good contribution to the development of professional interaction, to the strengthening of partnership of our states in the information space for the benefit of the peoples of Russia and Turkmenistan.
Sergey Mikhaylov as the chairman of the Council of heads of state news agencies of the CIS invited head TDH Bekdurdy Amansaryev to participation on a constant basis in this professional association. «I am sure that it will be rather useful multilateral cooperation – and in respect of exchange of experience, and for our daily work, and, of course, for the further strengthening and development of historical links between the peoples of our countries», – director general of TASS said.
«In September of the past year the UN General Assembly at the initiative of Turkmenistan adopted the resolution on the announcement of 2021 as international year of peace and trust. For this purpose realisation of the next year proclaimed by the international community completely is conformable with activity of Information council of the CIS», – he added.
“In the history of cooperation of TDH with foreign partners a bright page today will be written”, – chairman of TDH Bekdurdy Amansaryev said at the ceremony, having noted that the legendary TASS is the leading player in the world information space.
The head of the State News Agency of Turkmenistan said that the relation of leaders of two our countries to development of the interstate dialogue, supported with historical, political, economic and cultural interrelations of two fraternal people, «will be a powerful base to mutually advantageous and fruitful cooperation of our agencies».