Turkmen Alabai Association became International
On August 31st, Ashgabat hosted an extraordinary meeting of the “Turkmen Alabai” Association, dedicated to the assignment of international status to it.
The event was held in a videoconference format with the participation of 186 representatives, including from 25 foreign countries: cynologists from Russia, Turkey, as well as veterinarians from China and employees of the French National Research Center.
The meeting was opened by the Deputy Chairman of the International Association “Turkmen Alabai” Annageldy Yazmuradov, congratulating all those present on such a significant event for Turkmen dog breeding.
– The main direction of the association is growth of the population of purebred Turkmen Alabai and further popularization of the national canine school at the international level. At the moment, we are considering applications of interested representatives of the cynological departments of foreign states to join the International Association “Turkmen Alabai”.
Among the applications submitted for consideration are Russia, Uzbekistan, Georgia, China, Belgium, Ukraine and a number of other countries.
Further, Annageldy Yazmuradov noted that new specialties in the field of cynology will be opened at the departments of animal husbandry at the Turkmen State Agricultural University.
Also, work is underway to establish long-term cooperation with UNESCO and other international organizations. One of the most interesting projects of the Association is the holding in the near future of a beauty contest among Alabai.
Since the Alabai is the national pride of Turkmenistan, the popularization of this breed in the world leads to an increase in interest in the country itself as a whole.
Within the framework of the event, the presentation of the book of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Turkmen Alabai” took place. The book has already become available in Turkmen, Russian, English and Arabic.
By the decision of the organizational council, 25 specialists from eleven countries of the world were admitted to the membership of the International Association “Turkmen Alabai”. The next meeting is scheduled for early 2021.
Foreign participants of the conference expressed confidence that with their admission to the membership of the International Association, cooperation at various international venues and exhibitions will reach a qualitatively new level.
At the end of the meeting, all participants wished the representatives of the Association even more success in breeding the legendary Turkmen Alabai.