A Russian cosmonaut, a native of Turkmenistan, Oleg Kononenko, who is on the International Space Station now, sent a photo from space, where he was captured with the book of the President of Turkmenistan “Turkmenistan is the heart of the Great Silk Road”.

Oleg Kononenko always notes that he has special feelings for our country, he is proud of his belonging to Turkmenistan, and sincerely enjoys its achievements. It is not by chance that in his new mission on the International Space Station, which started on December 3, 2018, Oleg Kononenko took the book of the President of Turkmenistan “Turkmenistan is the heart of the Great Silk Road”.

With this fact, the cosmonaut emphasized the importance of the policy pursued by the President of Turkmenistan aimed at reviving the Great Silk Road, where our country plays an important role, the scale of the goals and prospects of this strategy of Turkmenistan. It is natural that it receives more and more support in the world, evidenced by the adoption on June 25, 2018 during the regular session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Joint Statement “On the Promotion of Cultural Heritage Protection along the Great Silk Road” initiated by Turkmenistan and supported by 23 States.

The presence of the book of the President of Turkmenistan in the expedition on the International Space Station symbolizes the recognition of the visible successes of our country achieved in the outgoing year, which was held under the motto “Turkmenistan is the heart of the Great Silk Road”, of compliance of Turkmenistan’s activities in the field of sustainable transport to the modern trends of global development, to the matter of broad international cooperation in the name of the progress of all mankind.