Turkmenistan celebrated Day of Turkmen Carpet and Workers of the Textile Industry. The largest festive events took place in Ashgabat, including the International Exhibition of Carpet and Textile Products of Turkmenistan, as well as the XVIII Conference of the World Association of Connoisseurs of Turkmen Handmade Carpet.
The exhibition brought together foreign companies operating in the field of cotton processing and production of high-quality textile products from two dozen countries. Among them were Swiss company Rieter, the world leader in cotton spinning, and a number of other manufacturers and suppliers of textile equipment from Germany, Italy and Belgium.
The exhibitors also included Turkish company Cotam Enterprises Ltd., the traditional partner of Turkmenistan, which has built a number of textile complexes in the country. This company is currently implementing projects in the textile sector in Akhal province.
As part of the forum, the best workers of the carpet and textile industry were awarded letters of commendation and valuable gifts on behalf of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. On the same day, the XVIII Conference of the World Association of Connoisseurs of Turkmen Handmade Carpet was held at the Ministry of Textile Industry.
The forum participants spoke about the results of the scientific research on the origins of carpet weaving in Turkmenistan and other countries in different historical epochs.
In the evening, cultural workers and masters of art of Turkmenistan performed in a big concert in honor of the workers of the carpet and textile industry of Turkmenistan.