THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN SPECIFIES PRIORITIES OF DEVELOPMENT OF CULTURAL AND MASS MEDIA SPHERES

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held working video conference session with participation of Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Abdiyeva, who is in charge of cultural and mass media sphere, Press Secretary of the President of Turkmenistan K. Chariyardurdiyev, Chairman of the State News Agency of the country B. Amansariyev and Chairman of the Board of the Peace Fund of Turkmenistan M. Sariyeva.

Matters related to organization of ceremonies on occasion of the anniversary of permanent neutrality of the country, popularization of success achieved in all sectors of national economy as well as wide demonstration of importance of constructive initiatives proposed by Turkmenistan have been brought out for discussion.

Having announced he agenda, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Abdiyeva. The Vice-premier reported about planned events on occasion of the 25th anniversary of neutrality, cultural events that were held , about organization of activity of cultural and art establishments in general.

Having noted that events organized on occasion of remarkable dates, which occupy important place in life of the state and people, are the expression of creative energy of our epoch, the Vice-premier informed in details about cultural event of international significance planned to be held this year, which goes under slogan “Turkmenistan – Home of Neutrality”.

Such events are also very important in wide popularization of national culture and art on international level, succession of traditions and careful attitude to spiritual values made by our ancestors.

Speaking of importance of high organizational level of activities held on occasion of the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan, in particular international conferences and other events, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the necessity of their substantial content and active participation of cultural and art personnel, active and operative coverage of these events by mass media.

At the same time, it is necessary to approach the issue of improvement of work of national mass media, which main objectives are to provide information to the population and to popularize success and achievements of our independent and neutral country in all directions of development, on comprehensive basis and with full responsibility, the Head of the State continued.

Further, Chairman of the State News Agency B. Amansariyev congratulated the President of Turkmenistan on writing of an excellent poem, which is dedicated to the memory of soldiers who were lost in the Great Patriotic War, which is thought to be one of the cruellest wars in the history. It was mentioned that this excellent poem is a national value, which glorifies work and life of selfless nation for the sake of sunny and peaceful days.

The Head of the TDH noted that the State News Agency of Turkmenistan works on wide propaganda of home and foreign policy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, integration of the country to international informational space by spread of news in internet resources, review and analytical materials about large-scale activity carried out in the country.

It provides activation of partnership relations of media sphere of the country with the world and national news agencies, cultural and public organizations, interest of big international media in highlighting of reforms in Turkmenistan.

Having noted that big industrial facilities are built, major projects of international significance are carried out in transport and fuel and energy spheres, ecology, science, education and culture in the country, the Head of the State focused on the necessity of highlighting of these events and their details in the world media space.

In this regard, national websites have to be used actively, modern technologies and digital system to be introduced in this sphere.

At present time, the world media pay special attention to development of digital technologies and electronic publications. It is important for rapid placement of important information in the world informational field, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said and gave specific assignments on improvement of work in this direction.

Turkmen leader made special mention of importance of subjects related to the assertion of healthy life style, provision of conditions for people, especially the youth, would be able to be engaged in physical training and sports. The Head of the State have also focused on the strengthening of ecological wealth and necessity of regular highlight of detail information on it in mass media.

Further, Board Chairman of the Peace Fund of Turkmenistan M. Sariyeva noted that big social and economic changes are carried out in the country at present time.

The Board Chairman of the Fund has informed that this structure operates according to the Constitution of Turkmenistan, normative and legal documents of the country and the Charter of the Fund together with public organizations. In this regard, special attention is paid to propaganda of peace, strict adherence to the law in the country as well as to strengthening of friendship and fraternity between the nations.

The President of Turkmenistan has noted that interests of the people are the main priority of the reforms. In this regard, resting on the status of neutrality, Turkmenistan make deserved contribution to the strengthening of peace and security.

The fact that the United Nations Organization has recognized and supported legal status of Turkmenistan’s neutrality two times is a high recognition of peace-loving policy of our country, the Head of the State noted.

Having focused on activity for improving of friendship and harmony between the nations, civic society, the Head of the State noted the necessity of organization of public events for provision of ecological wealth of the country and assertion of principles of healthy life style together with public organizations.

Continuing speaking on this subject, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of organization of talks with experts in mass media for discussion of issues of application of neutrality principles in provision of peace and security.

It is necessary to have meetings with representatives of international economic and financial organizations on importance of economic aspect of legal status of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan.

Speaking of the staged transit of activity of the Ministry of Culture and its divisions to digital system and introduction of electronic document management system, the Head of the State highlighted the necessity of development of modern national messenger system of spread of truthful information among the population.

At the same time, the President has focused on importance of placement of platforms of national mass media in popular social networks for the awareness of the world community about success achieved in all sections of national economy.

The President has also highlighted the necessity of timely and proper fulfilment of action plan of events, which are aimed at demonstration of importance of initiatives proposed at international conference “Turkmenistan and International Organizations: Cooperation for Peace and Development” to the world community.

It is necessary to organize contests of films and videos highlighting importance of legal status of permanent neutrality among the art collectives of the country, to provide broadcasting of works of winners of the contest on Turkmen and foreign TV channels and on Internet, the President continued.

Having noted the importance of publication of articles on “2021 – the Year of Peace and Harmony” in local newspapers and magazines, electronic media of Turkmenistan and other states, the Head of the State also highlighted the necessity to take measures for fulfilment of the Programme of social and economic development of the country in 2019 – 2025.

Having focused on objectives of personnel of cultural and art spheres, representatives of mass media, their social significance, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished success in solution of these objectives and work carried out in this direction to all participants of the session.