On November 30, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with the Secretary General of the International Organization of Turkic Culture Sultanbay Raev.
During the meeting, a wide range of issues of interaction between Turkmenistan and the organization TURKSOY was discussed.
Appreciation was expressed to the Secretary General of the Organization for the decision to declare 2024 the “Year of the great poet and thinker of the Turkic world – Magtymguly Fragi”, and the ancient Turkmen city of Anau as the cultural capital of the Turkic world for the same year. In this regard, an exchange of views took place on holding joint events dedicated to the above significant date.
The possibilities of organizing a number of events dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Turkmen poet Magtymguly Fragi were also considered.
The parties noted the significance for the Turkic world of the 30th anniversary since the establishment of the International Organization of Turkic Culture in 2023. In this context, attention was paid to the issues of holding significant events in the member countries of TURKSOY.