Astana hosts the presentation of the series of books by Turkmen leader on ahalteke horses published in Kazakh language

“Ahalteke Horse – Our Proud and Glory”, “The Flight of Divine Horse” and “The Swift Tread of the Horse” were presented to Kazakh readers.

Representatives of cultural and scientific sphere, museum personnel, writers, journalists, public figures, representatives of sports circles and famous horse breeders of Kazakhstan, members of the official delegation of our country to part in the presentation of he works published in the language of friendly country.

The speakers highlighted that ahalteke horses embody high ideals, aims and targets of Turkmen people. Every year, the events on occasion of the Turkmen Horse Celebration, traditionally observed on the last Sunday in April, bring together numerous foreign guests in Ashgabat. This year, the holiday promises to be special as the image of the horse is a symbol of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games to be held in September in Turkmen capital. The presentation of the books of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov become an original invitation of Kazakh friends to our country.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Head of the State told about the love that the horses surrounded with in Turkmenistan. Turkmens and Kazakhs have many similar traditions related to the horses, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov continued, having reminded that in 2008, the group of Turkmen fancy riders participated with the performance in celebration events dedicated t the 10th anniversary of Astana.

Every year, the delegation of Kazakhstan takes part in the sessions of International Ahalteke Horse-breeding Association and branch forums held in Ashgabat. The Head of the State also informed that the opening of International Quarantine Equestrian Centre is planned in the end of April in Ak Bugday etrap, Ahal Velayat. All conditions for development of horse industry are created in our country.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that competitions in gyoresh national wrestling and show jumping are included in the programme of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games and expressed the confidence that sportsmen from Kazakhstan would demonstrate their skills and win the prizes in these competitions. The Leader of the Nation also invited Kazakhstan citizens to participate in the Turkmen Horse Holiday.

The Turkmen leader signed with good wishes one of the books for President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, having confirmed the intent for further development of fraternal Turkmen – Kazakh relations.

President Gurbangul Berdimuhamedov spoke with delight on rich versatile exposition of the museum and highlighted that its funds play an important role in proper protection and bringing of centuries-old heritage and historical and cultural values to the future generation. The Head of the State mentioned that there are many common in traditions and national heritages of Turkmen and Kazakh people what is a good basis for bringing of interstate partnership and good neighbouring relations to new level.

The Head of Turkmenistan expressed the gratitude to the national Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan that initiated the translations of the books about Turkmen horses to Kazakh language. The representatives of the Kazakh side informed that the books by the Turkmen leader would be handed over to the library funds in the regions as well as to the educational institutions of the country.

Leaving the museum, the president of Turkmenistan left entry in the Book of the Honoured Guests and having bade warm goodbye to the participants left the place of event.