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Ashgabat hosts the international book forum


The IX International Book Fair “The Book is the Way to Cooperation and Progress” took place at the Exhibition Centre in Ashgabat.

The book forum was organized by Turkmen State Publishing Service and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan. Over 150 representatives of publishing industries and business and literary circles from 20 countries of world arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the forum.


Top managers, designers and developers represented more than 60 publishing houses and printing companies, manufacturers of printing equipment, commercial firms and higher educational institutions from the United States, Great Britain, Austria, Germany, Russia, Turkey, China, South Korea, Iran, India, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Romania, Albania, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Moldova, among others. The delegations consisted of well-known writers, translators and interpreters, scientists, illustrators, journalists and specialists of government institutions and major research and educational institutions, including University of California, Oxford University, Moscow State University of Printing Arts of Ivan Fedorov and Moscow State University.

The opening ceremony of the book fair brought together the cabinet ministers, the heads of Mejlis, ministries and departments, the heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations accredited in Turkmenistan, scientists, cultural and art workers, media representatives and students.

The large-scale exhibition of printed materials published in many languages of the world, publishing novelties and design technologies was arranged in the spacious halls of the Exhibition Centre.

A wide range of products of Turkmenistan’s publishing and printing industries was presented by major state-owned enterprises and private companies.

The Ashgabat book forum is distinguished for the high research and educational level and the richness of content of the printed materials displayed. A variety of scientific, educational and children’s literature, fiction, books on art and history, visual aids and photo albums were presented in the pavilions of state institutions and research and education centres, publishing houses and commercial enterprises from many countries of the world.

The international book fair provided a platform for holding the science conference entitled “The Book is the Way to Cooperation and Progress” which brought together the participants representing publishing companies, higher educational institutions and libraries, printing industry experts, writers and journalists in the conference hall of the Exhibition Centre.

Book exhibition-fair has completed

IX International book exhibition-fair Book  the path for cooperation and progress was completed in Ashgabat, in the capitals Sergi koshgi.

Scale exposition opened colorful world and high level of design of publishing novelties, samples of book art and printing, printing innovations and electronic know-how. Publishers of Russia, USA, China, Great Britain, Austria, Germany, Turkey, Republic of Korea, Iran, India, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan presented their stands.

In numerous exhibition halls, wonderful sets of artistic, childrens, informative and main literature, richly illustrated books on art and history, separate volumes and serial publications of the classics of world literature, encyclopedias, photo albums, souvenir products have been presented for attention of visitors.

Within the framework of international forum, it was held scientific conference. Representatives of departments of culture, printing and information as well as California and Oxford Universities, Moscow State Printing University named after Ivan Fyodorov, MSU, Russian Interregional Association of Printing workers and Association of book publishers, Chinese Society for collective management of copyrights of literary productions, National book foundation (Pakistan) and others took part in it.

Meeting participants have familiarized with experience of development of publishing sector in different countries, introduction of the newest technologies into production of book and other printing products. It was expressed the proposals in realization of joint projects on creation of e-archives of productions of the national literatures in official languages of international communication as well as programs on mutual literary translations in magazine and newspaper editorial boards.

At the solemn closing ceremony of the forum, its participants were awarded with certificates and diplomas in corresponding nomination and memorable presents.

State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH)

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