A festival of the creative heritage of Magtymguly has opened in Ashgabat, two new diesel locomotives from China will arrive in Turkmenistan, a concert by singer Dinara Saparova will be held in “Tashkent” park and other news

A festival of the creative heritage of Magtymguly has opened in Ashgabat, two new diesel locomotives from China will arrive in Turkmenistan, a concert by singer Dinara Saparova will be held in “Tashkent” park and other news

Turkmenistan

1.A festival of the creative heritage of Magtymguly, timed to coincide with the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the great poet and thinker of the East, has opened in Ashgabat.

Musical groups performed on the stage of the “Watan” cinema and concert center.Among the performers are people's and honored artists of Turkmenistan.In the coming days, the regional stages of the festival will be held in Ahal, Balkan, Dashoguz, Lebap and Mary velayats.

2. “Tashkent” park invites residents and guests of the Turkmen capital to the concert of singer Dinara Saparova, which will be held on May 7 in Chayhana.The “Tashkent” recreation park opened on Magtymguly avenue in Ashgabat in October last year.

Decorative and architectural elements of Uzbek architecture were used in its design, small copies of the most famous and recognizable buildings of Tashkent were installed.The concert starts at 19:30.

3.Within the framework of the contracts signed in February 2022, the Chinese company CRRC Ziyang sent two diesel locomotives for freight rail transportation to the railway operator of Turkmenistan.

The new locomotives will be delivered in May 2023.At the beginning of 2023, Turkmenistan signed an online contract for the supply of spare parts for locomotives of a Chinese company in the amount of more than 30 million USD.

4.President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, at the invitation of the British side, arrived in London on a working visit to participate in the coronation ceremony of King Charles III.

Upon arrival at London International Airport, the head of Turkmenistan was met by officials at the gangway of the plane.The coronation of Charles III will begin today at 15:00 Ashgabat time and will last 2 hours.

5.The Consulate General of Turkmenistan in the Afghan province of Herat held a humanitarian action on the territory of a 20-bed maternity hospital in the city of Turgundi, built in 2016 as humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

According to the press service of the country's foreign ministry, Turkmenistan has recently completed a major overhaul of this health center, during which it handed over medicines and medical supplies to the Afghan side as humanitarian aid.

6. On the eve of the Victory Day, the Russian House in Ashgabat announced the opening of registration for a master class in drawing “Victory Salute” for children from 7 years old. The master class will be held on May 10 at 16:00 at the Russian House in Ashgabat.

World

7.Jackie Chan hopes to get an invitation from some director to play a superhero.However, the star doubts that the audience will be interested in watching him in such a role, since superhero projects use graphics and special effects, and he became famous for performing all the stunts in films on his own. “Even with the development of technology, it is still interesting for them to watch how Jackie does everything himself.

They don't want to watch Jackie play Spider-Man or Superman”, - the legendary actor said, adding that he still hopes to get a superhero role.

8. The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus, has declared the end of the public health emergency. He stressed that the announced decision to end the COVID-19 pandemic should not be regarded as “a reason to reduce vigilance”.

Sport

9.The program of the fifth round of the major league of the championship of Turkmenistan on football ended with two matches on Friday. “Arkadag” scored a guest victory over “Ashgabat” with a score of 4:2 and broke away from the pursuers in the standings by 2 points. “Nebitchi” thanks to the victory over “Energetik” in Balkanabat - 3:0 moved up to the second line.

On Thursday, “Kopetdag” played a draw with “Altyn asyr” within the framework of the Ashgabat derby. “Ahal”’ lost to “Shagadam” on the road.

10.The national football team of Turkmenistan will hold training camps in June.The team will gather under the leadership of Mergen Orazov and begin preparations for the Cup of Nations of the Central Asian Football Association.

In June 2023, the national team of Turkmenistan will play in the tournament of the Central Asian Football Association.The national football team of Turkmenistan at the group stage will play with the teams of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Oman.

11.President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov received FIFA head Gianni Infantino in Bishkek.The parties discussed the development of Kyrgyz football, as well as improving the football infrastructure in Kyrgyzstan.

Sadyr Japarov said that he has been playing football since childhood and follows the news in this area with great interest.At the end of the meeting, the head of FIFA presented the President of Kyrgyzstan with a symbolic gift - the official FIFA ball and pennant.

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