Turkmen delegation prepares for UPR dialogue at the Human Rights Council

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Members of Turkmenistan’s delegation for the dialogue under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism of the Human Rights Council (HRC) came together at a two-day workshop to finalize preparations for the UPR session on Turkmenistan, scheduled for 22 April 2013 in Geneva. The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Bunafsha Gulakova, international human rights expert, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Members of the delegation were introduced to the working procedures of the HRC and deepened their understanding of the UPR mechanism. More specifically, they focused on the progress in implementing the UPR recommendations following the first review of Turkmenistan and developments in the sphere of human rights since the first review.

Turkmen scientists to discuss rational water management

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Turkmen scientists to discuss rational water managementThe Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan will hold a seminar on 'Scientific basis for the rational use of water resources' in the coming days, according to Turkmen media.

The event that will be jointly organised by experts at the Sun Institute and the Chemistry Institute is dedicated to the upcoming holiday 'A drop of water - a grain of gold', being celebrated in the country on the first Sunday of April every year.

In addition, the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography will host the scientific and practical conference on local folk tradition related to water use and agriculture and the Institute of History will host a conference on the characteristics of water supply for the cities of Turkmenistan in the Middle Ages.

Consultations between Foreign Ministries of Turkmenistan and Japan took place in Tokyo

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В Токио состоялись консультации между внешнеполитическими ведомствами Туркменистана и Японии

Consultations between  Foreign Ministries of Turkmenistan and Japan at the level of Deputy Ministers was held in Tokyo on March 27-29, 2013.

Turkmenistan and Japan have reached a high level of cooperation and trust on a wide range of bilateral cooperation, parties emphasized during negotiations.

At the meeting, which was held in an open and constructive atmosphere, issues of further positive dialog between the foreign ministries, strengthening and development of political, trade and economic cooperation were discussed.

In this context, as a separate item of negotiations, parties discussed a practical steps to open the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Japan in the near future.

The parties reaffirmed their mutual commitment to further enhance cooperation, arguing for its further intensification, both bilaterally and in the framework of international institutions.

© Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.