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The extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

03.12.2021

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held an extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers online, in which the outcome of the work of sectors of national economic complex for the eleven months of the current year was discussed and drafts of a number of documents as well as other issues of national home and foreign policy directed to the ensuring of well-provided and happy life of our people, were considered.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Serdar Berdimuhamedov reported on the results of development of sectors of national economy for January-November of the current year.

For the designated period, the dynamic growth of GDP has been ensured. The volume of production manufactured for 11 months as compared with the similar period of 2020 was higher by 6,1 per cent.

As compared with the same period of the past year, the volume of retail goods turnover has increased by 16, 5 per cent and indictors of foreign goods turnover by 18,6 per cent.

For eleven moths fulfilment of the revenue of the State budget of the country has made up 108, 5 per cent, and expenditure – 97,2 per cent.

For January-November of the current year, the salaries by large and medium enterprises were higher by 10, 5 per cent as compared with the similar period of the past year.

The indicator by the volume of investment realized at the expense of all sources of financing was equal to 24, 6 billion manats.

Then, Deputy-Chairman of the Government Serdar Berdimuhamedov presented for consideration of the President of Turkmenistan the draft of the Resolution on measures for further improvement of financial and economic state of ministries, sectoral departments and khyakimliks as well as increase of the revenues of the State budget of the country. The given document has been prepared taking into account the instructions and recommendations of the state head on the basis of the Law of Turkmenistan «On the State budget of Turkmenistan for 2022», adopted on November 13, the current year.

Further, the draft of the Resolution on approval of the program for reduction of impact of complications emerged in world economy on the economy of the country and sustainable development of national economy for 2022 was submitted for consideration of the head of the state.

Having underlined the importance of implementation of comprehensive work with a view of reducing the negative impact of the situation emerged in the system of world economic relations on the economic growth of the country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed the given Resolution. Having sent the document online, the head of the state commissioned the Deputy-Chairman and related authorities to keep timely and accurate fulfilment of the designated tasks under a strict control.

Further, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh.Abdrahmanov reported on the results of the work carried out in the spheres he supervises for eleven months within the framework of realization of the Program for development of the oil and gas industry of the country for 2030.

It was reported that in the period under review the plan for production of petrol has been fulfilled by 105, 3 per cent, bitumen by 140, 3 per cent and polypropylene by 106, 6 per cent.

Fulfilment of the plan for production of natural and accompanying gas has made up 121, 4 per cent, export of “blue fuel” by 132 per cent. As compared with the similar period of the past year, the growth rate by these indictors has been ensured relatively at the level of 122, 1 and 136, 7 per cent.

The plan for realization of investment at the expense of all sources of financing has been implemented by 106, 2 per cent.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Purchekov reported on the outcome of activities in the spheres of construction, industrial and energy complexes, «Türkmenhimiýa» State Concern and the administration of the capital under his supervision for eleven months of the current year.

As was noted, for the period under account, the plan for manufacture of production and realization of work in the construction and industrial sector has been fulfilled by 139, 5 per cent.

The plan for work realized for January-November of the current year by the Ministry of Construction and Architecture has been implemented by 113, 6 per cent.

The Ministry of Industry and Construction Production has fulfilled the plan for manufacture of production and work carried out by 129, 6 per cent.

For the period since the beginning of the year the plan for production and work carried out and services provided by the Ministry of Energy has been implemented by 132,9 per cent.

The growth rate of generation of power energy has made up 112, 2 per cent and its export by 135, 9 per cent.

«Türkmenhimiýa» State Concern has fulfilled its production and services plan by 152 per cent.

The plan for work and services by the khyakimlik of Ashgabat for eleven months of the current year has been implemented by 151, 4 per cent.

In spite of presence of difficulties, one should continue the work on creation of power grid inside the country and construction of the electric transmission line Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP), President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov pointed out.

For inadequate fulfilment of his duties and shortcomings made in his work, the head of the state gave a strict reprimand to Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Purchekov and signed the related Order.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov reported on the results of the work of ministries and departments of trade and textile complexes as well as the private sector for 11 months of the year.

The growth rate of trade turnover for January-November by the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations has made up 116,2 per cent, production manufacture by 108,7 per cent as compared with the same period of the past year.

As compared with the similar period of the past year, the volume of production manufactured by enterprises of the Ministry of Textile Industry, including cotton yarn and fabrics was relatively equal to 120,2 and 105,5 per cent, garments and knitted goods – 116,4 per cent, leather goods – 104,7 per cent.

 

From the beginning of the year, the plan for production of carpet products by «Türkmenhaly» State Corporation has made up 110, 6 per cent.

The State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange has carried out 273 trading sessions for eleven months and 29 419 contracts have been registered in them.

The growth rate of work implemented by the Chamber of Trade and Industry for the accounting period has made up 108 per cent.

The growth rate of production of agricultural and consumer goods by the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs for January-November has reached 115,4 per cent and industrial goods–
125,2 per cent.

Further, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E.Orazgeldiyev reported on the results of the work carried out in the agro-industrial complex for January –November of 2021.

The Deputy-Chairman pointed out that in the accounting period as a whole the growth rate of production as compared with the similar period the past year, by the agro-industrial complex has made up 107,7 per cent.

This indicator by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection was equal to 108, 4 per cent, by the State Committee for Water Economy-100, 7 per cent, by «Türkmen atlary» State Association – 103, 7 per cent. The plan for realization of investment has been fulfilled by 153, 9 per cent.

Director General of the Transport and Communications Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers M.Chakyev reported on the outcome of activities of departments under his supervision for 11 months of the year.

The plan for services and production for the accounting period by the given complex has been implemented by 109, 2 per cent.

The growth rate for January-November by «Türkmendemirýollary» Agency has made up 110, 1 per cent, by «Türkmenawtoulaglary» Agency – 137, 5 per cent, by «Türkmendeňizderýaýollary» Agency – 131, 4 per cent, by «Türkmenaragatnaşyk» Agency – 111 per cent. The corresponding work has been carried out by «Türkmenhowaýollary» Agency.

Deputy-Chairwoman of the Cabinet of Ministers M.Mammedova reported on the activities of institutions under her supervision since the beginning of the year and informed on the measures carried out within the framework of the program for development of the sphere of culture in the country for 2019–2025.

The Turkmen state publishing service has implemented its production plan by 103, 3 per cent.

The system to provide population with newspapers and magazines in e-format has been improved in the accounting period.

Having demanded to keep the work of institutions of the sphere of culture under a strict control, the head of the state gave the Deputy-Chairwoman and all khyakimliks concrete commissions.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers S.Toyliev made a report on the work carried out for eleven months of 2021 in the spheres of national education, science, healthcare and sports.

It was marked that in the designated period measures on improvement of teaching and rise of quality of education continued. The subject Olympiad «Altyn asyryň altyn zehinleri» and the contest «Garaşsyzlygyň merjen däneleri» were held. The student youth and schoolchildren have successfully performed in international subject Olympiads and won gold, silver and bronze medals and diplomas of different levels. The total of 132 types of textbooks and manuals have been published.

Further, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs R.Meredov reported on the outcome of activity of MFA for January-November of the current year.

The regular character is typical of contacts and consultations by the channels of MFA. Representatives of our country have also taken part in a number of meetings held in different formats of cooperation.

Subsequent steps are taken to enhance foreign economic relations of Turkmenistan.

Further, reports of heads of administrations of the capital and regions were heard.

Khyakim of Ashgabat city R.Gandymov reported on the results of the work carried out in the establishments under his supervision and fulfilment of assignments given by the leader of the nation, in particular, preparation and decoration of the central city of the country to meet the upcoming holidays, including the New Year.

Further, khyakim of Akhal region Ya. Gurbanov reported on the results of the reached in the region for the past 11 months and the course of seasonal agricultural activities.

In his turn, khyakim of Dashoguz region N.Nazarmyradov reported on the results of the work carried out in the region for January-November of 2021 and measures to take care of winter wheat and proper preparation for the sowing campaign in districts.

Further, khyakim of Lebap region Sh.Amangeldiev reported on the outcome of the work carried out in all sectors of the region for the accounting period as well as on the pace of seasonal agricultural activities.

Further, khyakim of Mary region D.Annaberdiev reported on the outcome of the work carried out for 11 months of the current year in districts of the region and seasonal agricultural activities going on in the fields.

Having heard reports, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed khyakims of regions and Deputy-Chairwoman of the Cabinet of Ministers M.Mammedova to draw the attention to the fact that the upcoming festive events on the occasion of the New Year should reflect modern achievements of Turkmenistan- the country of happy childhood and bright hopes, life of people and care of the growing generation.

Addressing khyakims of Ashgabat city and regions, the leader of the nation commissioned them to keep the heating, power energy and gas supply services of houses, schools and kindergartens under a strict control.

Further, Chairwoman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh G.Mammedova and Deputy-Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty K.Babaev informed on the complex activities carried out within the framework of modernization of national legislation, including preparation of drafts of new laws. Social and political events carried out among the population with a view of explanation of significance of achievements of the epoch of independence were also informed. Along with it, the information on intensification of international cooperation, introduction of a digital system and advanced legal practice was also delivered.

Then, the head of the state gave online the floor to Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov who reported on fulfilment of the assignments given earlier by the President of Turkmenistan as well as on the joint work carried out with the Mejlis and Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan on implementation of normative legal acts.

The head of the state recommended deputies of the Mejlis and members of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh to take part in working meetings on the outcome of 11 months to be held in ministries and sectoral departments.

Our country will host another significant event-International Day of Neutrality this month. One should properly prepare for this holiday, which on the initiative of Turkmenistan, is marked all over the world, and ensure its high organisational level, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized.

Concluding the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished all its participants sound health, family wellbeing and great success in their work for the benefit of further development of our sovereign Fatherland.

Political consultations on the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Iran were held in Tehran

27.10.2021

Описание: Political consultations on the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Iran were held in Tehran

On instructions of the President of Turkmenistan the delegation of the country headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov visits the Islamic Republic of Iran on October 26-28, 2021. About this reports press service of MFA of the Turkmenistan.

On the 26th of October within the framework of the visit head of the delegation of Turkmenistan was received by the President of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi.

At the beginning of the talks the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan conveyed to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran warm greetings from the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Having underlined the regular character of bilateral partnership of Turkmenistan and Iran, the parties stated the availability of solid potential in political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian fields.

It was expressed mutual interest in further activation of contacts on the platform of regional and international structures, particularly on the United Nations platform. In this regard, the sides emphasized attention to a number of aspects of the preparation to the forthcoming 6th Summit of the Heads of Caspian states and 15th High-Level Meeting of the Heads of States-members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

On the same day, political consultations were held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the level of the Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and Iran.

Expressing the constructive nature of these consultations in person, Ministers Rashid Meredov and Hossein Amir Abdollahian confirmed the parties’ commitment to expanding the mutually beneficial Turkmen-Iranian dialogue on a wide range of issues of interest.

The sides also noted the high level of political and diplomatic cooperation between the two countries. Noting the regularity of contacts at the highest level, the sides reviewed the implementation of the agreements reached at the high level.

In addition, positive dynamics of interaction between the two countries within the framework of regional and international organizations were emphasized. The parties noted the effectiveness of joint actions to mutually support the initiatives and endeavors of the two countries within the framework of multilateral formats.

In order to implement the Joint Program of Cooperation of the MFAs of the two countries for 2021-2022, the parties agreed to hold next round of political consultations in Ashgabat in the first quarter of 2022. The sides expressed the need to further expand the contractual and legal framework of the partnership, which consists of a solid package of documents of intergovernmental and inter-agency nature.

The diplomats also spoke about the relevance of building the capacity of cooperation at the regional level to ensure peace, security and sustainable development. The expedience of activating bilateral cooperation in the Caspian region was expressed.

Having considered issues relating to the promotion of transport and energy supply, the sides expressed the need to intensify cooperation between the two countries in the direction of Turkmenbashi–Bandar-e Anzali to build capacity for maritime traffic.

Discussing issues of cross-border cooperation, the ministers noted the beginning of the successful operation of another checkpoint on the Turkmen-Iranian border, introduced in order to normalize the sanitary and epidemiological indicators.

The sides also discussed consular issues and further development of cultural and humanitarian relations on all areas of mutual interest.

The 15th ECO Summit took place under the chairmanship of Turkmenistan and the Ashkhabad Consensus for Actions was adopted.

28.11.2021

Описание: The 15th ECO Summit took place under the chairmanship of Turkmenistan and the Ashkhabad Consensus for Actions was adopted.

Today, the 15th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) has taken place under the chairmanship of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the capital. The new luxurious hotel “Garagum” with multipurpose business centre where all conditions both for reception of honoured guests, and for conduction of important international actions are created, became the venue for the summit.

In the Summit, which Turkmenistan hosts as the country presiding in ECO during the current year, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Kirghiz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Arif Alvi, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part. Prime Minister Askar Mamin represented the Republic Kazakhstan at the forum. ECO Secretary General Khusrav Noziri also has taken part in the Summit.

Today prior to the beginning of the forum leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the President of the Kirghiz Republic and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In the foyer of the hotel "Garagum", the head of Turkmenistan warmly welcomed heads of member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization.

Participants of the summit proceeded into the Conference hall of the hotel where after the traditional ceremony of joint photographing a solemn opening of the 15th ECO Summit took place.

Addressing the gathered with a welcoming speech, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that in the foreign policy Turkmenistan attaches a special significance to interaction with the Economic Cooperation Organization.

Now within the limits of programs and the projects realised by ECO, it is necessary to expand cooperation in such areas as technologies, communications, financial and bank sectors, the head of Turkmenistan said, having expressed confidence that during today's meeting constructive negotiations on the areas opening huge prospects for the future will be held.

Then, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave the floor to Chairman of the 14th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization- President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In his speech, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan underlined that the Summit’s work is of great importance both for ECO member states and for discussion of topical issues of activization of regional and international cooperation.

The honoured guest noted that during the forum tasks of activity of the Organization in various spheres would be considered and priority directions of development of solution of key issues of the present will be designated.

Having underlined the significance of the decisions aimed at further expansion of cooperation in regional and global dimensions, including optimisation of functioning of the international transport-transit corridors, the head of the Republic of Turkey also pointed out that interaction in this direction becomes a clear evidence of revival of the great silk road which in ancient times united peoples and countries, in a modern format.

At the end of his speech, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Turkmenistan which chairs the ECO, gratitude for the created possibilities for successful organization of the Summit.

Then, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov - the Chairman of the 15th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization, addressing heads of ECO member countries, expressed his deep gratitude for accepting the invitation to gather in the capital of Turkmenistan for participation in the present Summit.

- We with good reason consider the holding of this forum as an important event, called to strengthen cooperation of our countries in economic, trade-investment and cultural-humanitarian spheres, - the head of Turkmenistan said.

Throughout the topic, the leader of the nation first of all underlined that as a neutral state and responsible member of the world community, Turkmenistan is always open for wide interaction with all interested foreign partners, including with the authoritative regional and international organisations. In the given context, it was marked with satisfaction a growing dynamics of dialogue with ECO with which at our country has gained a riuch experience of joint work.

As the leader of the nation noted further, operating in the tideway of realisation of these initiatives, our country in partnership with a number of ECO member states started realisation of large infrastructural projects in recent years. As known, now the building of transmission lines Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan, the railway from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan is conducted. The building of the gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India at full speed moves ahead.

At the same time, the head of Turkmenistan especially underlined the importance of participation in the given processes of Afghanistan, which thus becomes the operating subject, the valuable integral participant of economic partnership. It displays the strategic prospect for the neighbouring country, its role in regional and global processes, the major condition of attainment of peace, consent and development on the Afghani land. 

The leader of the nation also expressed belief in necessity to rendering the urgent and effective humanitarian aid to the Afghani people during the present uneasy period.

Addressing participants of the Summit, the leader of the nation underlined that the major component of partner interstate relations is trade development. Following the results of last year total goods turnover between ECO member countries OES made up 49,8 billion US dollars. Certainly, this indicator does not reflect the available joint potential.

It is necessary to help business to develop business ties fully, to provide their appropriate bank-financial support, to create if necessary, a system of corresponding easy terms and privileges at realisation of trade operations.

Along with it, the head of Turkmenistan outlined the importance of activization of cooperation in medicine and public health services. Last two years became for all a very serious test. It quickly enough appeared obvious that alone this or that country can reach only temporary success in struggle against the pandemic. Thereupon, the leader of the nation noted expediency in the nearest future to start adjustment within the limits of ECO systematic channels of exchange of experience, techniques and operating time in counteraction to dangerous infectious diseases. Here our states have enough experience to offer each other.

At the end of his speech, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed gratitude to ECO Secretary General Khusrav Noziri for skilful and effective coordination of activity of the Organization.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also congratulated participants of the Summit on ECO Day and wished all new successes in consolidation of interstate cooperation.

Then, the leader of the nation gave the floor to Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization Khusrav Noziri.

Mr Khusrav Noziri directed attention to importance of creation of ECO clearing union between the central banks of the countries-partners of the Organization for assistance to carrying out the operative economic transactions connected with trade. Achievement of these purposes will promote also work of ECO regional institute for standardization, estimation of conformity, accreditation and metrology.

At the end of his speech, the Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization expressed confidence that results of the present Summit will promote the further enhancement of fruitful versatile contacts between ECO member states with the account of interests and possibilities of all parties.

Further, the head of Turkmenistan  addressed participants of the meeting with a proposal to approve the agenda of the present Summit, the draft of  which has been in advance distributed by the ECO Secretariat that further on its basis to continue the forum’s work.

Throughout the summit, the leader of the nation gave the floor to its participants.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was the first to speak, welcoming participants of the forum, he thanked President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for high level organisation of the Summit, hospitality rendered on the Turkmen land and  warmly congratulated on presidency of Turkmenistan in the Economic Cooperation Organization.

Then, the floor was given to President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyed Ebrahim Raisi.

Further, the floor was given to President of the Kirghiz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov.

Then, the floor was given to President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Arif Alvi.

Then, the floor was given to President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.

Further, the floor was given to President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Further, the floor was given to Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin.

Throughout the meeting, addressing its participants, the head of Turkmenistan noted that with the account of the agreement by results of today's Summit the Final document is accepted.

The final document of the 15th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization- the Ashgabat Consensus for Actions – was unanimously accepted.

Then within the limits of the Summit holders of ECO awards were announced.

From the bottom of the heart having congratulated the listed representatives on their high awards, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed heads of the states and the governments to designate responsible persons for reception of the above-named awards after the end of the present Summit here from ECO Secretariat to hand them in Organization’s member countries.

Further, the leader of the nation passed to the following issue, concerning designation of the country-chairman in the Economic Cooperation Organization for the next year and venues of the next Summit.

Then, addressing heads of the states and members of delegations with concluding remarks, the Turkmen leader thanked all for active participation in the 15th ECO Summit and presented substantial and meaningful speeches.

The leader of the nation expressed belief that together we are capable to solve the challenges. Today, under uneasy conditions in the international relations, the crisis phenomena in global economy, our countries show examples of mutual trust, good neighbourhood, responsibility, mutual respect, readiness hand in hand to go forward. It with all evidence was confirmed also with the present Summit.

In conclusion, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed all sincere gratitude for warm words to Turkmenistan and the Turkmen people, support of the international initiatives of our country. All it gives us additional confidence of correctness of our choice made in favour of wide and active cooperation within the ECO.

By it, the Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization finished its work.

In honour of participants of the 15th ECO Summit, the President of Turkmenistan gave a formal reception.

After it, the leader of the nation warmly said goodbye to his foreign colleagues. At that, once again the insistence of the sides to effective full interaction, which is equitable to interests of general well-being and prosperity, was confirmed.

The same day honoured guests left the Turkmen capital.

The results of the forum were highlighted at the press conference in which Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov and ECO Secretary General Khusrav Noziri addressed representatives of mass media.

Thus, the 15th ECO Summit that took place under the chairmanship of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Ashgabat again visually demonstrated the initiative and responsible approach of neutral Turkmenistan to issues of development of wide constructive cooperation both in bilateral, and multilateral formats, within the limits of the authoritative international organisations.

Supporting the maximum realization of available potential for this, our Fatherland undertakes consecutive steps in the given direction, bringing a concrete contribution to strengthening of fruitful interstate partnership, relations of friendship and good neighbourhood, mutual understanding and trust between the countries and people.  

 

Turkmenistan, UAE Ink Documents in Investment, Logistics, Energy Sectors

 

Описание: Туркменистан и ОАЭ подписали соглашения в области инвестиций, портов и энергетики

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held talks with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs of the UAE Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the headquarters of the Expo 2020 Dubai on Saturday. They attended a signing ceremony of several agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) between the two countries in the economic, investment, logistics and energy sectors.

During the meeting, the sides discussed the current state and prospects of interstate cooperation, concretized its priority areas, taking into account modern realities and spoke in favor of actively building up mutually beneficial trade-economic cooperation, stimulating close business, humanitarian and scientific ties, the official media reports.

Special attention was paid to specific steps to implement projects in the gas chemical, financial and transport sectors, expected to be carried out in Turkmenistan with the participation of the Emirate side, as well as in the trade-economic and investment spheres.

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The documents signed between the two countries included the MoU in the port operations and logistics fields between Turkmenistan's Turkmenbashi International Seaport and DP World and the MoU between Türkmenenergo Corporation of the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar).

The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ab Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed an agreement on the establishment of the Türkmen maýa goýum kompaniýasy CJSC, the investment company in Turkmenistan.

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The ADFD also signed a loan agreement with the government of Turkmenistan to finance the construction of a chemical plant for the production of mineral fertilizers in Turkmenabat city of Turkmenistan.

The MoU between the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Department of Economic Development, Dubai (DED), and the MoU between the Turkmen government and the Nasdaq Dubai Limited company are also among the signed documents.

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During his visit to the UAE, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated in the opening ceremony of the National Day of Turkmenistan at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai.

The President of Turkmenistan held an online working meeting

22.11.2021

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held a regular online working meeting with participation of some deputy-chairmen of the Cabinet, khyakims of regions and Ashgabat city.

Opening the meeting, the leader of the nation first gave the floor to khyakim of Ashgabat city R.Gandymov and Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Purchekov.

The khyakim reported on the complex measures taken to further accomplish the central city of the country, preparation for forthcoming international actions and celebration of Day of neutrality of Turkmenistan, maintenance heating systems in an appropriate operational condition taking into account the upcoming winter season.

Then the Deputy-chairman who, along with the state of affairs in the sector he supervises, reported on fulfilment the commissions given earlier by the head of the state, and also on the work carried out now to realise the program goals facing the organisations and enterprises of the sphere of municipal services. Besides it, he informed on preparation for international actions and to celebration of International Day of Neutrality and New Year to be marked in the capital.

The leader of the nation commissioned the khyakim of Ashgabat city and the Deputy-chairman to supervise strictly preparation for organization of international events at high level planned for this week in the capital and also celebration of Day of Neutrality and New Year.

Further, the online working meeting continued with participation of Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet E.Orazgeldiyev who supervises agriculture, and khyakims of regions.

Then, khyakim of Akhal region Ya. Gurbanov reported on the state of affairs in the region, in particular, on measures to increase the pace of seasonal agricultural activities and also exploitation of agricultural machinery, organised harvest of cotton and its uninterrupted delivery to points of reception.

Then, khyakim of Balkan region T.Atahallyev reported on the state of affairs in the western region of the country, in particular, on the organised conduction of seasonal agricultural campaigns.

The digital meeting continued with the report of khyakim of Dashoguz region N.Nazarmyradov who informed on the final stage of activities carried out in cotton fields. As he marked, for effective use of combine harvesters and machinery all measures were taken for transportation of cotton grown by assiduous work of agriculturists in full volume and lost-free and also adjustment of uninterrupted functioning of the processing enterprises.

Then, khyakim of Lebap region Sh.Amangeldiev reported on the state of affairs in the region, in particular, on an accelerated pace of cotton harvest and according to agro-technical standards, maintenance of due care of shoots of winter wheat with a view of obtaining of future rich yield.

Further, khyakim of Mary region D.Annaberdiev reported on the course of seasonal agricultural work, including an effective utilisation of combine harvesters to gather cotton lost-free, machinery for its transportation, appropriate functioning of ginneries, conduction of proper care of winter wheat, including vegetative watering and uninterrupted use of agricultural machinery in wheat fields in accordance with the established agro-technical standards.

The khyakim informed on preparation for worthy celebration of Day of Neutrality of Turkmenistan and the new year in the region.

Then, at the digital working meeting, Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet E.Orazgeldiyev reported on the course of seasonal agricultural work carried out in the country.

The Deputy-chairman reported that now in regions the harvest of cotton to the last box is in full swing. For the current period by the country 1 million 262 thousand 574 tons of cotton have been produced and the target production plan has been fulfilled by 101, 01 per cent. Thanks to the possibilities created in regions, these days settlement of accounts with cotton growers for the crop is also carried out.

Having taken an interest in the fulfilment course of planned activities according to the Program of the President on socio-economic development of the country for 2019-2025 and the National rural redevelopment program in regions, the leader of the nation assigned him to take all measures for their timely and proper realisation.

Moreover, having drawn the attention to fully and timely settlement of accounts with peasants for the reaped crop, the leader of the nation gave the Deputy-chairman and khyakims a number of commissions.

Pointing out to the necessity of preparation for celebration of International Day of Neutrality and New Year at high level, the President of Turkmenistan also gave instructions to corresponding authorities.

Concluding the working meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished its participants great successes in their work for the benefit of further prosperity of our Fatherland and maintenance of wellbeing of our people.

The extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

08.10.2021

President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov has held the extended digital meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers in which the works carried out by branches of the economic complex for nine months of this jubilee year were summed up and the course of realisation of presidential and other programs of social and economic development of the country was discussed. Reports of members of the Government, other corresponding heads, and also khyakims of the capital and regions were heard, priority tasks on immediate prospects were outlined.

Passing to consideration of the issues, which were put on the agenda, the head of Turkmenistan gave the floor to Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet S.Berdimuhamedov who reported on macroeconomic indicators for nine months of the current year, branches of the economic complex confirming stable development.

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The rate of increase of gross national product for the period under review has made up 6,2 percent.

According to results of the analysis of indicators by ministries and sectoral departments, the volume of made production for January-September as compared with the similar period of 2020 has grown by 6 percent.

The Deputy-Chairman also reported on results of the inspections held by the Supreme Control Chamber on erected new buildings. As was informed, as of October 1, 2021 all over the country 62 large industrial and social projects were put in operation.

Within the limits of the report, the information on the buildings and constructions planned to be commissioned in October of the current year was also mentioned.

Further Minister of Finance and Economy M.Serdarov, reported on results of development of national economy for the considered period, and informed that as of October 1 of this year fulfilment of the revenues part of the State budget of the country has made up 109, 2 percent, and expenditures - 98, 1 percent.

For the accounting period, a number of meetings of the balance commissions, including regional has taken place.

The report on performance of works within the limits of National programs also sounded also. In total for the considered period investment for the sum of 1 billion 764 million 389 thousand manats was realized.

Then Chairman of the State Statistics Committee S.Velbegov reported on economic indicators of ministries and sectoral departments of the country for January-September of the current year. As compared with the similar period of 2020, the growth of volumes of output of many kinds of production in the industrial sector was marked.

The head of the State Statistics Committee also reported on the measures undertaken with a view of perfection of activity of accountable structure for the account of application of modern methods of gathering of statistics data and also about introduction of high technologies in a context of solution of the goals defined in the «Concept of development of digital economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025».

Further Chairman of the Central Bank G.Mushshikov reported on the work of subordinated establishments for the January-September, 2021, practical steps realized on adjustment of their activity in conformity to time requirements, and also on performance of commissions of the President of Turkmenistan.

The head of every ministry and sectoral department should prove in the Ministry of Finance and Economy the program for the forthcoming year, the leader of the nation disposed, having given the Deputy Chairman a number of concrete instructions on timely fulfilment of mutual settlement of accounts between establishments.

Then on results of activity of supervised branches for the last nine months in a context of realisation of the Program of development of the oil and gas industry of the country for the period till 2030 Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov reported.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Purchekov reported on results of activity of building, industrial and energy complexes, "Türkmenhimiýa" State Concern and capital administration for nine months of the current year.

As President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov noted, it is necessary to accelerate also building construction, settlements, especially an administrative centre of Akhal region.

Having charged to analyse comprehensively developed position and to take all necessary measures for adjustment properly activity of profile structures, the President of the country gave Deputy Chairman Ch. Purchekov strict reprimand for inadequate execution of his duties, decrease in indicators in work of the supervised ministries and sectoral departments and signed a corresponding decree.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Gylyjov reported on results of work of ministries and departments of trading and textile complexes, and also enterprise sector for nine months of the year.

Throughout the meeting, the head of Turkmenistan for inadequate execution of his duties and shortcomings made in his work and default of the given commissions gave Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Gylyjov strict reprimand with final warning of correction of the admitted shortcomings in the shortest terms.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet S.Toyliev reported on the work executed in January-September of this year in the spheres of national education, science, public health services and sports.

In all educational institutions this day, solemn events under the slogan «Turkmenistan – Homeland of peace and trust» and the first lessons took place. On behalf of the leader of the nation 161 thousand 739 first-graders were presented with computers "Bilimli".

In the public health services sphere for the accounting period the new edition of the Government program «Saglyk», the Plan of readiness of Turkmenistan for counteraction to acute infectious disease and acceptance of measures of fast reaction, the National program on increase of immunity of population in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 and National strategy «Healthy mother - healthy child - the healthy future» were adopted.

Further on results of works in supervised spheres for January-September were reported by Deputy-Chairwoman of the Cabinet M.Mammedova.

It is necessary to prepare the new substantial programs, which are equitable to interests of spectator audience, including on issues of digitalization of economy.

In this connection, the head of Turkmenistan gave Deputy-Chairwoman of the Cabinet M.Mammedova and the head of the above-named State Committee A.Ashyrov strict reprimands for the shortcomings made in their work, having signed corresponding decrees.

Director General of the Transport and Communications Agency of the Cabinet of Ministers M.Chakyev reported on results of activity of subordinated establishments for nine months of the year.

The plan for the accounting period on rendering of services and production on the given complex was executed by 111, 2 percent.

The rate of increase for January-September by "Türkmendemiryollary" Agency made up 106,3 percent, "Türkmenawtoulaglary" Agency - 137,1 percent, "Türkmendenizderyayollary" Agency - 139,2 percent, "Türkmenaragatnaşyk" Agency - 111 percent. Corresponding work was held by "Türkmenhowaýollary" Agency.

Then the floor was given to khyakim of Ashgabat city R.Gandymov who reported on the work carried out for 9 months with a view of achievement of high indicators in the harmoniously developing capital, undertaken steps on realisation of city planning concept initiated by President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov.

Further reports of heads of administrations of regions were heard.

Khyakim of Akhal region Ya. Gurbanov reported on results of the works executed for January-September within the limits of realisation of the National program on development of rural areas. The report on undertaken measures for the purpose of increase of rates of seasonal agricultural campaigns held these days on the agricultural areas of the region, systematic improvement of social security of population, and also the course of building of objects sounded.

For inadequate execution of his duties and shortcomings made in his work, the head of Turkmenistan gave khyakim of Akhal region Ya. Gurbanov strict reprimand with final warning of correction of the admitted shortcomings in the shortest terms and signed the corresponding decree.

Then khyakim of Balkan region T.Atahallyev reported on the state of affairs in the region, the work executed for the considered period, realised practical steps on the organised conduction of the cotton-picking season, winter wheat sowing in target dates and at high qualitative level, and also on increase in rates of building of the objects erected according to the National program on development of rural areas.

In turn, khyakim of Dashoguz region N.Nazarmyradov reported on the results reached in the region for 9 months, seasonal field works carried out now and undertaken measures on the organised conduction of wheat sowing for the next year, increase of rates of cotton gathering. He also reported on the course of building of infrastructural objects, preparation of cultural events on the occasion of forthcoming holidays.

Further khyakim of Lebap region Sh.Amangeldiev reported on the state of affairs in the region and results of the activity for 9 months of the year, activities in agricultural fields, including the course of cotton-picking season and winter wheat sowing, realised measures on improvement of social security of population and increase of rates of building of objects.

Then khyakim of Mary region D.Annaberdiev reported on indicators of development of the region for the January-September, undertaken complex steps for increase of rates of agricultural campaigns, in particular, winter wheat sowing and cotton-picking season and also the course of building of the objects planned to open in the near future.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet E.Orazgeldiyev, reporting on results of activity of supervised branches for nine months of the current year, informed that as a whole the agrarian and industrial complex increased volumes of output of production and executed works and services as compared with the similar period of 2020 made up 108,3 percent.

Addressing the deputy chairman and khyakims of regions, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov noted that this year in the country’s fields the good harvest of cotton has grown. Considering the importance of these valuable raw materials for national economy, it is necessary to take all measures for its gathering of the harvest lost-free and to the last box, the leader of the nation underlined.

Then with the report on results of activity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the considered period Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet, Minister for Foreign Affairs R.Meredov spoke.

In August in Avaza national tourist zone passed the third consultative meeting of heads of the states of Central Asia.

For the accounting period, our country through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was visited by 54 foreign delegations. At the same time, 30 delegations of Turkmenistan were sent abroad.

By digital communication system, 1313 meetings of various level were organised. Within the year, 112 international documents were signed.

Then the floor was given to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov who reported on work, carried out by accountable structures, the course of realisation initiated by the President of Turkmenistan on complex military reform, modernisation of material base of military men and law enforcement bodies and the measures undertaken on perfection of their activity.

Further Deputy Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan K.Babaev informed on results of work on perfection of legislation of the country.

During the considered period, the first session of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the first convocation was held, in its course changes and additions to a number of laws in force were discussed, and decisions on the documents regulating activity of the given structure of the Milli Gengesh were adopted.

Further Chairwoman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh G.Mammedova informed on work on modernisation of legislatively legal base of the country.

Then President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, addressing participants of the meeting, characterised results of work of branches of the economic complex for the given period, having noticed that they visually show successful development of our independent Native land, despite the complexities which have arisen owing to influence of the coronavirus pandemic on the world economy. The constructive labour aimed at welcoming of the glorious holiday - the 30th anniversary of independence of Turkmenistan - grandiose successes, caused achievement of high economic indicators in the anniversary year.

As a result of such purposeful works in the country high rate of increase of gross national product - at level of 6, 2 percent was kept. External goods turnover has increased by 12, 3 percent and has exceeded 9 billion American dollars.

As President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov noted further, before the termination of the year remains to very little time, and consequently, all of us should work with enthusiasm to finish the anniversary year with good indicators. It is necessary to prepare thoroughly also for celebrating at high organizational level of significant date - International Day of Neutrality.

Addressing participants of the meeting, the leader of the nation disposed to hold once again first of all, the meeting on the state budget for the next year and to consider its articles. At the upcoming meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers in the near future, this major financial document will be approved and submitted for consideration of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan. Besides, it is necessary to give particular attention to development and approval of the Investment program for 2022.

Addressing Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet S.Berdimuhamedov and other deputy chairmen, the head of the state charged them to take henceforth productive measures on the further perfection of activity of the supervised ministries and sectoral departments, improvement of their financial condition.

The head of the state gave Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet, Minister of Foreign Affairs R.Meredov and other deputy chairmen the assignment to prepare the program of actions for the forthcoming year, which will be considered in one of the meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers and be then approved.

Having reminded that on October 10 in the country Day of workers of public health services and medical industry will be widely celebrated, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov pointed out that the work carried out by them, especially now, is worthy a big respect.

Having signed the Decree on awarding distinguished workers of the given branch an anniversary medal «Türkmenistanyň Garaşsyzlygynyň 30 ýyllygyna» and a memorable sign, the leader of the nation charged Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet S.Toyliev to hand state awards in solemn conditions.

Throughout the topic President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov informed that he has finished work on the 13th volume of his scientific work «Medicinal plants of Turkmenistan», having dated it for Day of workers of public health services and medical industry. On completion of the extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers copies of this book will be given to all its participants, the head of the state said, having also given the commission to Deputy Chairman S.Toyliev to ensure the organised delivery of the new edition to doctors in the holiday.

In the given context, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov also noticed that it is time to reconsider the sizes of the minimum salary in the country. On the one hand, it is especially important macro indicator, and on the other - an indicator, clear to each of us. For the basic essence of our policy - «State - for people! », the head of Turkmenistan stated.

Completing the extended digital meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the leader of the nation wished all its participants big successes in their work for the benefit of further prosperity of our sovereign Fatherland.

THE FIFTH MEETING OF TURKMENISTAN-CHINA COOPERATION COMMITTEE WAS HELD

 

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On November 22, under the chairmanship of the co-Chair of the Turkmen part of the Committee, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the co-Chair of the Chinese part of the Committee, Member of Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, the Senior Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Han Zheng the regular fifth meeting of Turkmenistan-China Committee on Cooperation was held.

During the meeting the sides exchanged views on the current agenda of cooperation between the two countries in political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres, as well as on the issues of the expansion of the spheres of interaction. It was noted that in the result of the important bilateral events, held since the beginning of the year, an impetus was given to further development of strategic partnership between Turkmenistan and China.

In the course of the meeting the parties noted fruitful interaction of Turkmenistan and the PRC in the framework of multilateral diplomacy, primarily in the UN and other reputable international organizations. In addition, the sides stated effective collaboration of the countries within “China + Central Asia” format.

As the head of Turkmenistan delegation S. Berdimuhamedov underlined, in the context of the decision of the tasks put by the Leaders of the two countries on further activation of Turkmen-Chinese partnership, it is important to note the perspective of bilateral cooperation in such fields as the digital economy, financial-banking sector, “green” low carbon development, transport and logistics, communication networks, chemical industry, agriculture, introduction of energy and water saving technologies and others.

Traditionally main spheres of bilateral partnership in the trade-economic field are energetics, transport and trade.

The parties noted that with the aim of strengthening cooperation in transport-communications sphere between Turkmenistan and the PRC, as well as for the acceleration of the work to align development strategies of the “Revival of the Great Silk Road” with the initiative “One Belt, One Road”, the most important factor of the ensuring economic development of the two countries is effective functioning of the transport and logistics.

In the course of the fifth meeting of Turkmenistan-China Committee on Cooperation the sides also discussed the issues of the implementation of the agreements in the oil-and-gas sphere, in particular, the issues connected with the export of Turkmen natural gas to China.

It was noted as the important direction of Turkmen-Chinese partnership the further strengthening and development of the exchange and cooperation in cultural-humanitarian sphere, deepening mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the two countries. The priority aspects of interaction are scientific and educational projects, and also cooperation in the field of medicine and health service, in high technology sphere.

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Following the results of the meeting and with the aim of strengthening the legal framework the package of international documents was signed. They are the following: Protocol of the Fifth meeting of Turkmenistan-China Committee on Cooperation; Cooperation Program between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China for 5 years (2021-2025); Agreement between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation in the field of international cybersecurity; Memorandum of Understanding between  the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the issues of provision the biological security; Program of Cooperation on the expansion of economic partnership between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

The President of Turkmenistan participated in the jubilee celebrations in the International Akhal-Teke Equestrian Sports Complex

28.09.2021

Описание: The President of Turkmenistan participated in the jubilee celebrations in the International Akhal-Teke Equestrian Sports Complex

Today in honour of the 30th anniversary of sacred independence of our Fatherland in the International Akhal-Teke Equestrian Sports Complex celebrations in which President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated, were held.

And the day before, on September 27, the "paradise" racers proved to be in all beauty again on the anniversary parade which was held in the capital in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of independence of our Homeland.

In the morning, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived in the International Akhal-Teke Equestrian Sports Complex.

The bright colour inherent in the present Turkmen that was introduced in a holiday palette by inspired speeches of actors and stage performance groups, and also ensemble of the musicians-bakhshi who showed masterly skill of the dutar. Here the wrestlers competing in wrestling showed the force and dexterity.

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On the way, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov examined the festive exhibition in which the expositions were presented by the capital and five velayats of the country.

Among exhibits - samples of horse equipment production of objects of which masters approach with strict responsibility, considering each detail.

At the exhibition original samples of jewellery and needlework, carpet, textile, silk, felt, leather and wooden products, national musical instruments, various souvenirs were also shown. Here traditional articles of Turkmen clothing and headdresses, samples of economic utensils, instruments of labour and others were presented. Among exhibits - harness and jewellery for camels, including elegant to the kejebe - the palanquin that in ancient times was an integral attribute of wedding train.

The inspiring chord of the holiday the song "Bedew ata şan getirdiň, Arkadag!" was heard.

The President of Turkmenistan goes up the central tribune of the International Akhal-Teke Equestrian Sports Complex.

Then the start was given to festive races. For various distances Akhal-teke horses showed their precipitancy, speed and playfulness in seven races. 12 racers took part in each of them.

In the first four events for distance of 1400 meters three-year-old racers competed.

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In the starting race the best result equal to 1 minute 31,5 seconds was shown by the dun racer Nowruz of the Akhal-teke horse complex of the President of Turkmenistan operated by the jockey B. Babayev.

In the second race, the first to come to the finish was the silvery and dun racer Garabatyr that belongs to the Ministry of Internal Affairs with its jockey O. Yalkabov. It covered the distance in 1 minute 33, 5 seconds.

In the third event the best result was gained in 1 minute 31,7 seconds by the bay horse Gumdag of the Akhal-teke horse complex of the President of Turkmenistan operated by the jockey O. Agamyradov.

The black racer Menekli belonging to the Ministry of Energy who overcame the distance in 1 minute 32 seconds and became the leader of the fourth race. Its jockey is J. Hydyrov.

In other races four year old and older racers competed.

So, in the fifth race for the distance of 1800 meters the first with result 2 minutes 02,3 seconds the bay horse Kelete belonging to the Akhal-teke horse complex of the President of Turkmenistan, by the jockey - B. Badjamov finished.

In the sixth race for the distance of 2200 meters the racer of grey colour Syrdashym, belonging to the State Bank for Foreign Economic Relations, showed the time 2 minutes 23,7 seconds and became the best, by the jockey B. Berdimukhammedov.

In the final, seventh race the racer of grey colour Goshasakar belonging to the Akhal-teke horse complex of the President of Turkmenistan, by the jockey - B. Badjamov became first to come to the finish for the similar distance where there was a contest for the first prize founded by the President of Turkmenistan.

Result of the winner - 2 minutes 31, 2 seconds.

Then the awarding ceremony was held. Winners of 1-6 races were handed 100 thousand manats.

The prize of 300 thousand manats founded by the President of Turkmenistan to the jockey who won the seventh race for the distance of 2200 meters was handed by Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, head of the International Association of Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding and the International Association 'Türkmen alabaý itleri', honoured coach of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

Having expressed to the head of state warm gratitude for every possible care of stimulation and development of equestrian sport in the country, preparation and increase in skill of professional jockeys, participants of competitions, they assured that they will make all efforts for preservation and continuation of the glorified national traditions of riding, further promoting of unique Akhal-teke breed from now on.

Having congratulated winners of horseracing competitions on the achieved success, the leader of the nation addressed warm congratulations and the best regards to all Turkmen people on the occasion of 30th anniversary of independence of our Fatherland again – glorious date which will enter the modern history of Turkmenistan as a new important chapter.

Having once again congratulated winners of races, the leader of the nation together with all became the viewer of the air show with participation of our brave military pilots.

At this moment in the sky over the International Akhal-Teke Equestrian Sports Complex, there appeared a group of military planes operated by Turkmen pilots who showed brilliant skill in performance of aerobatic manoeuvres. In honour of the main holiday of the country, volleys of a salute were released that increased the pride of attendees for the prospering independent neutral Fatherland.

Today the Turkmen pilots skilfully steer new military aircrafts, carrying out on them difficult turns. Their current demonstration performances increased the solemn atmosphere of actions in honour of the 30th anniversary of independence of the Homeland.

Then, having had a talk with jockeys and having taken an interest in their further professional plans, the head of state wished them success.

At the request of equestrians, the leader of the nation was photographed with them for memory.

The ancient dance "kushtdepdi" filled with creative energy of a new historical era became an embodiment of an indissoluble spiritual bond of times and generations.

At the end of the celebrations in the International Akhal-Teke Equestrian Sports Complex President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov warmly said goodbye to all and left the place of the event.

 

President of Turkmenistan visited the Olympic town of the capital

20.11.2021

Описание: President of Turkmenistan visited the Olympic town of the capital

On November 20, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, as usual, began his day with morning exercises, and then visited the capital's Olympic town, where he worked out on fitness equipment, as well as various sports with his associates.

Being an adherent of a healthy lifestyle, the head of Turkmenistan sets personal example in this to all compatriots, and, first of all, to the younger generation. This time, the leader of the nation performed a number of exercises on the fitness machines installed in the sports complex of the town.

Exercise not only strengthens people's health, but also stimulates creativity, inspires them to new successes. As President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov notes, living an active lifestyle inspires to do good deeds.

In educational and educational institutions under construction - schools, universities, kindergartens - even at the design stage, at the direction of the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, have gyms and playgrounds with all the necessary equipment.

Today, the President of Turkmenistan performed various exercises in the training hall of one of the complexes of the Olympic Village. The sports equipment installed here, which meets international requirements, has a positive impact on human health.

Then the leader of the nation, together with the Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers and the heads of the country's military and law enforcement agencies, went in for various sports. Life experience shows that doing physical exercises, playing sports foster purposefulness, endurance, and most importantly, improve the physical condition of people.

The head of state notes how important it is to effectively use the facilities of the Olympic Village, which has no analogues in Central Asia. The facilities of the town that meet international standards are equipped with everything necessary for holding competitions at various levels, as well as for training and organizing cultural events.

The physical culture and health movement and sports have always contributed to the all-round development of a person, first of all, youth, while fostering patriotism and fortitude.

Today, strengthening international cooperation in this area, popularizing physical education and sports, attracting the younger generation to classes, developing the Olympic movement in the country, as well as increasing the international sports authority of the Motherland are among the leading state priorities.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasizes the importance of developing physical culture and health movement, sports of the highest achievements in the country, noting the need to continue work in this direction at a modern level, to create all conditions for attracting the population, especially young people, to sports.

As the leader of the nation emphasized, in ministries and departments, scientific and educational institutions, universities and schools, public organizations, special attention should be paid to the development of sports. This is the main factor in the formation of the principles of a healthy lifestyle and increases the inspiration of people, the head of state said, ordering to bring the work carried out in this direction in line with the requirements of the time.

It was also noted that it is important today to create all opportunities for engaging in mass physical education and sports in the structures of the military and law enforcement agencies of the country, organizing competitions in various sports among military personnel. In this regard, the relevant leaders were given respective instructions.

All this, as well as the Olympic town erected in the capital, increase the pride of the Turkmen people for their homeland and national leader. The construction of this specialized facility has become an important stage in the development of Turkmen sports. Today, the country has created a sports infrastructure that meets international standards and the requirements of the International Olympic Committee.

The Olympic Village, being the largest sports complex in the region, has all the conditions for organizing major international competitions and training athletes. In addition, residents of the capital of different age groups can use its services to improve their health.

By the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the development of high-performance sports and physical culture movement has become one of the priorities of state policy in Turkmenistan, as you know. This is evidenced by the massive nature of competitions regularly organized in our country, from interschool tournaments and university Olympics to the annual national sports days.

The organization of national sports days in our country under the motto “Turkmenistan is a country of health and high spirit”, involving the employees of ministries and departments, enterprises and institutions, universities and schools, the organization of competitions in various sports within their framework, more than convincingly confirms large successes of the Turkmen state in the implementation of the policy under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the development of mass physical culture and sports movement and sports of the highest achievements.

 

The extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

20.09.2021

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held an extended digital meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, in which topical issues of state life were discussed and draft documents were considered. Executives of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, members of the State Security Council, khyakims of velayats and Ashgabat city were invited to the government meeting.

Having announced the agenda, the leader of the nation emphasized that the glorious 30th anniversary of sacred independence of our country is approaching.

Addressing the participants of the meeting, the leader of the nation emphasized that traditionally, on the eve of big holidays, an action is held to pardon citizens convicted of criminal acts and sincerely repented of their deeds. Guided by the principles of mercy and humanism of our great ancestors, such noble actions as exemption from punishment are regularly held in our country.

In this regard, the floor was given to Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council, Chairman of the Commission for Preparation of Proposals on Citizenship and Pardon under the President of Turkmenistan Ch. Amanov, who reported on the work carried out by the Commission on the issue of pardon of convicts in honour of the 30th anniversary of holy independence of tour Fatherland.

After hearing the report, head of state, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, signed decrees according to which 2058 Turkmen citizens and 6 foreign citizens will be released from further punishment in commemoration of the glorious anniversary of the independence of our sovereign Fatherland.

Khyakims of velayats, etraps and cities, as well as other authorities, were ordered to take appropriate measures to employ the pardons.

Next, the floor was given to Chairwoman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh G. Mammedova, who informed about the preparations for the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of sacred independence of Turkmenistan.

In this regard, in cooperation with the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh, the Cabinet of Ministers, ministries and sectoral departments, khyakimliks of regions and the capital, public organizations take targeted steps on a systematic basis. The plan for organized conduction of the meeting has been developed to address all related issues.

Then Deputy Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan K. Babayev informed on the ongoing comprehensive work, as well as on the measures being implemented to prepare for the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs R. Meredov reported on preparations for the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty and for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence.

In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with the relevant state structures, conducts large-scale organizational work. It was noted that the world community is very interested in the anniversary celebrations in our country. A number of international activities planned within their framework also attests to it.

After hearing the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed that independent neutral Turkmenistan will continue to consistently implement the peace-loving foreign policy strategy aimed at developing friendly, constructive relations both bilaterally and multilaterally, and in the interests of general well-being.

Speaking on it, the leader of the nation instructed to ensure a high organizational level of preparation for the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty, for a worthy welcome of the 30th anniversary of independence of our Motherland and international events dedicated to this significant date.

Then Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on the issue of further strengthening and expanding fruitful multifaceted cooperation with the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In this context, a proposal was submitted to the head of state for consideration on September 22, this year with working visits of the delegation of Dashoguz province - to the Khorezm region and the delegation of Lebap province - to the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan. The dynamic development of relations between the regions of the two countries is one of the new directions of interstate partnership, where there are great prospects.

Having approved the submitted proposal, the leader of the nation signed the corresponding Order and, having sent it for appointment according to the digital system, gave the Deputy Prime Minister, head of the Foreign Ministry, as well as khyakims of Lebap and Dashoguz velayats specific instructions for the execution of this document.

Following the report, Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Minister of Foreign Affairs reported on preparations for the international events planned in Turkmenistan this year.

Among them: the 6th Caspian Summit, the 15th Summit of Heads of States of the Economic Cooperation Organization and the international conference "Policy of peace and trust – a basis of international security, stability and development." For the purpose of holding them at a high level, it is proposed to establish appropriate organizational committees.

Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers S. Berdimuhamedov reported on preparations for the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty and festive events on the occasion of Independence Day of Turkmenistan.

Emphasizing the importance of the upcoming 15th High-level Meeting of the Heads of the Member States of the Economic Cooperation Organization, the President instructed the Deputy Prime Minister to take the necessary measures for the proper holding of the forum.

Then Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Abdrakhmanov reported on the preparation of structural divisions of the fuel and energy complex and supervised by Deputy Prime Minister in Lebap velayat for the upcoming meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty and events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of state independence.

In turn, Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet Minister E. Orazgeldiyev reported on the preparation by the relevant ministry and departments of the agricultural complex, as well as Dashoguz velayat supervised by him for the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty and events on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of sacred independence of the Turkmen state.

It was reported that festive races will take place in the International Akhal Teke equestrian complex on September 28, within the framework of which it is planned to organize seven competitions, and valuable prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Purchekov reported on preparations in the construction and industrial sector and the city of Ashgabat supervised by him for the next meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty, in particular on the creation of groups from representatives of the relevant services for its organized holding.

Information was also provided on the preparations for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of sacred independence. In this regard, practical steps were taken to give the main holiday of the country a special solemnity, including the compilation of the order of duty on holidays.

Then Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov reported on the ongoing work in the trade complex and Akhal velayat in preparation for the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty and the festive celebrations in honour of the 30th anniversary of independence of our Fatherland.

As part of the report, information was delivered on the activities carried out jointly with ministries, departments and khyakimliks to hold an exhibition at a high level on September 21-22 at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry dedicated to the anniversary date.

Then Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M.Mammedova reported on preparations for the Khalk Maslakhaty meeting and festive events.

The implementation of practical steps for the prompt and wide coverage of the Khalk Maslakhaty meeting in the media was reported, and work was carried out, in accordance with the corresponding Plan, to ensure the organized holding of anniversary celebrations in honour of the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence.

Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers S. Toylyev, who spoke further, reported on the preparations for the upcoming meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty on September 25, as well as on events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's sacred independence.

After hearing the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the need for an organized meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty and celebrations in honour of the significant date and in this regard gave the Deputy Prime Minister appropriate instructions.

Director General of the Agency of Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers M. Chakyev reported on preparations for the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty and the celebration of the 30th anniversary of independence of our Fatherland.

Defining the range of main tasks facing the field of transport and communications, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to strengthen measures to improve the quality of services provided primarily in the field of passenger transportation.

Then, at the expanded digital meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the heads of the country's military and law enforcement agencies reported on fulfilment of instructions previously given by the leader of the nation, including practical steps taken to strengthen the power and defence capabilities of the National Army, and the active introduction of advanced technologies in all law enforcement agencies.

Information was also delivered on the ongoing work to improve military and professional training of personnel, to educate cadets of specialized educational institutions and young soldiers in the spirit of glorious military traditions of courageous ancestors.

After hearing the reports, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed that the extensive work carried out to modernize the material and technical base and improve the activities of these structures fully meets the requirements of the time and the provisions of the purely defensive Military Doctrine.

Focusing on the preparation of the upcoming celebrations on the occasion of the main holiday of the country, the leader of the nation noted that the military parade should demonstrate the level of equipment of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan with perfect equipment, high professionalism and training of warriors, who are clearly on guard of the gains of sacred independence, peace and tranquillity of their native land, prosperous creative life of Turkmenistan. In this regard, stressing the great importance of the annual military review on the occasion of Independence Day, the leader of the nation gave specific instructions to the heads of military and law enforcement agencies.

During the extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, khyakims of velayats and Ashgabat city also spoke, reporting on the practical steps taken these days in the capital and regions of the Fatherland aimed at holding the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty and celebrations on the occasion of Independence Day of Turkmenistan.

After hearing the reports, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed the importance of organizing events dedicated to the significant date of the national calendar. The head of state emphasized the need to ensure a festive atmosphere in all corners of the country.

As noted, at the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty, decrees will be signed on awarding state awards to citizens who have distinguished themselves in labour on the occasion of the glorious anniversary of independence of our sovereign Fatherland. In this regard, Chairperson of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh, deputy prime ministers were instructed on September 26 to present state awards to all citizens who were awarded them so that they would come with new orders and medals to the solemn parade dedicated to independence. In the afternoon of the same day, the head of Turkmenistan said, ceremonies will be held to receive guests and open the new Shopping Centre.

In the morning of September 27, a solemn military parade will be held in the new Government Complex, and in the evening - a concert of artists.

Then, addressing Deputy Prime Minister, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov, the leader of the nation instructed to present honoured state awards to the military in a solemn atmosphere in the morning of September 28 at the Halk hakydasy Memorial Complex.

As for khyakims of velayats and etraps, who achieved good results through selfless work, it will be correct to present them with awards after collecting cotton, the head of state noted.

By tradition, in the morning of September 28, races will be held at the International Equestrian Complex.

A number of events are scheduled for the upcoming holidays, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed, focusing on the importance of the successful implementation of the responsible task of monitoring strict security.

The deputy heads of the government were instructed to organize round-the-clock duty of managers in all departments and enterprises. The ambulance service and other emergency structures should work properly, the leader of the nation said, disposing appropriate orders to appoint duty officers in all institutions.

The President of Turkmenistan also emphasized the need to strengthen the work of the Emergency Commission to combat the spread of diseases and all sanitary services.

In conclusion, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov once again warmly congratulated the participants of the enlarged meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on the glorious anniversary of independence of the Fatherland, wishing everyone good health, family well-being and great success in their work for the further prosperity of Turkmenistan, the well-being of its people.

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The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan is allowed to carry out work related to the entry into force of the Credit Agreement

Published 16.11.2021

In accordance with Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan No. 1515 dated October 9, 2021, in order to fulfill the Credit Agreement on financing the construction of the combined mineral fertilizers production workshop at S.A. Niyazov Turkmenabat Chemical Plant, concluded between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Abu Dhabi Development Fund, the President of Turkmenistan signed the Resolution authorizing the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan to initiate work on entering of the above agreement into force.

The document instructed the "Türkmenhimiýa" State Concern to conclude an internal Credit Agreement with the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan.

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The meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

10.09.2021

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held the next online meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers in which the results of work of branches of the economic complex for eight months of the current year were summed up and also topical issues of social and economic development of the country were considered.

Passing to the agenda, the leader of the nation first gave the floor to deputy-chairman of the Cabinet S. Berdimuhamedov who reported on macroeconomic indicators for eight months of 2021.

Positive results were reached for the considered period thanks to successfully realized practical steps aimed at further development of the national economy. For January-August of the current year, a stable growth rate of GDP was observed. As compared with the similar period of the past year production in general increased by 5, 5 percent.

For eight months the volume of retail commodity turnover as compared with the corresponding period of 2020 grew by 17 percent, and the volume of foreign trade turnover increased by 9,6 percent.

Following the results of the reporting period the revenues of the State budget were fulfilled at the level of 114,5 percent, and expenditures - 97,5 percent.

By large and medium-sized enterprises the average monthly salary as compared with the similar period of the past year is 10,5 percent higher.

The salary, pensions, welfare payments and student's grants were in due time financed. Within realization of new edition of the National rural program construction of various buildings, including 102 objects of social importance, 35 water treatment constructions, 129,1 thousand square meters of housing, and also engineering networks was conducted. In total investments for the sum of 1449,1 million manats were realized.

As of September 6 of the current year over the country, more than 50 large objects of production and social appointment were put in operation. The current month in the Turkmen capital is planned to put into operation 4 buildings and a number of objects, among which – a modern park and subways in the northeast part of A. Niyazov Avenue and Hoja Ahmet Yasavy Street, a complex of the state tribune, trade and entertaining and business centre, modern houses on Teheran Street.

Having heard the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov commissioned him to prepare proposals on the State budget of the country and to submit for consideration of the Cabinet. Thus, the emphasis was placed that it is necessary to provide increase in salaries, pensions and welfare payment in the draft of the main financial plan on average by 10 percent.

Then deputy-chairman of the Cabinet Sh. Abdrakhmanov reported on results of work in sectors under his supervision for eight months of the current year.

It was reported on technical and economic indicators reached in the field of oil and gas condensate production, and also oil processing. The plan for production of gasoline was implemented by 107,5 percent, polypropylene – by 109,7 percent, for production of natural and associated gas – by 122,1 percent, to export of natural gas – by 133,6 percent, development of investments – by 102,1 percent.

Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Gylyjov reported on results of the work carried out for eight months of the current year in the trade and textile complexes, and also business sector he supervises.

For January-August, 2021 by the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations as compared with the similar period of the past year the growth of trade turnover made up 120,8 percent, growth of production - 117,6 percent.

The volume of textile production, including cotton yarn and fabrics released by enterprises of the Ministry, was equal respectively to 116,8 and 104,4 percent, sewing and knitted products - 121,8 percent, leather products - 104,3 percent as compared with the similar period of the past year.

Since the beginning of the current year the plan for production of "Türkmenhaly" State Association was implemented by 110,1 percent at the growth rate of 155,2 percent.

The State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange for eight months held 198 trading sessions in which 20 thousand 866 contracts were registered.

The growth of the work which was carried out by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the reporting period made up 105,7 percent.

By the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs increase in production of agricultural and food production for January-August made up 137,4 percent, industrial - 107 percent.

Further deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Purchekov reported on results of work of construction, industrial and power complexes, Türkmenhimiýa State Concern and capital administration for eight months of the current year.

For the reporting period the plan for production and performance of work in the construction and industrial sector was executed by 129,2 percent.

By the Ministry of Construction and Architecture for January-August of this year the plan was fulfilled by 110,5 percent.

The Ministry of Industry and Construction Production implemented the plan for production and realization of work by 124,9 percent.

From the beginning of the year by the Ministry of Energy the plan for production and rendered services was executed by 120,4 percent.

The growth rate of electricity generation made up 111 percent, and its export - 135,8 percent.

The plan for production and rendering services was executed by Türkmenhimiýa State Concern by 136,2 percent.

By the khyakimlik of Ashgabat city the plan for the work and the provided services for eight months of the current year was executed by 165,8 percent.

In turn, deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E.Orazgeldiyev reported on results of activity of the branches under his supervision for eight months of the current year.

By the agro-industrial complex increase in production of production as compared with the similar period of the past year made up 108,3 percent, including by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection - 109,1 percent, the State Committee for Water Management - 102,1 percent, State Association "Türkmenatlary" - 102,6 percent. The plan for development of investments was implemented by 130,3 percent.

The deputy-chairman reported on the preparation for the 16th meeting of the Joint Turkmen-Uzbek commission on trade and economic, scientific, technical, and cultural cooperation, which is planned for September 13-14 in the city of Tashkent, and also the next meeting of the Turkmen-Uzbek intergovernmental commission on water management issues.

Deputy-chairman of the Cabinet S. Toylyev reported on the work done in education, sciences, health care and sport for eight months of the current year.

In the health sector the Plan of readiness of Turkmenistan for counteraction to acute infectious disease and taking measures of rapid reaction, the National program for increase of immunity of the population in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 and National strategy "Healthy mother - healthy child - healthy future" were taken for the reporting period the State program "Saglyk" in the new edition.

Further deputy-chairwoman of the Cabinet M. Mammedova reported on activity of subordinated structures for the last eight months of the year.

Steps were taken for further development of effective cooperation with foreign partners. Together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs work on the multilateral and national nominations of Turkmenistan and their entering into the UNESCO List of the World Heritage was conducted.

CEO of Transport and Communications Agency at the Cabinet of Ministers M. Chakyev reported on results of work of the complex for eight months of the current year.

From January to August the plan for rendering services and production by this complex was executed by 111,9 percent.

The growth rate for the expired period by Türkmendemiryollary Agency made up 107,3 percent, Türkmenawtoulaglary Agency - 140 percent, Türkmendenizderyayollary Agency - 141,1 percent, Türkmenaragatnashyk Agency - 110,6 percent. The corresponding work was carried out by Türkmenhowaýollary Agency.

The plan for cargo transportation which was carried out by all modes of transport was executed by 103,1 percent, for goods turnover – by 105,2 percent.

Then deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, Minister of Foreign Affairs R. Meredov, delivered the report on activity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for eight months of the year and its results.

Our country was also visited by Secretaries General of the Economic Cooperation Organization and Council of Cooperation of Turkic speaking countries, Chairman of the 75th session of the Un General Assembly.

Telephone conversations of the President of Turkmenistan with heads of a number of the foreign states took place.

By the digital communication 1 thousand 173 meetings of various level were organized. Within a year, 109 international documents were signed.

Then, addressing participants of the meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that in spite of spread of coronavirus infection in the world and its negative influence on the world economy, results of the work which was carried out in the country for eight months show further development of our independent state in the jubilee year according to the accepted programs.

For the reporting period the GDP growth made up 6,2 percent. In the country the building of large industrial and social facilities, among which are new settlements, housing complexes, health improving centres, schools, kindergartens and others proceeds at an accelerated rate.

According to the drawn-up plans from January to August 56 large objects, instead of planned 30, were put into operation. The opening of a number of new buildings is still expected until the end of the year.

For eight months, houses with a total area about half a million square meters were put into exploitation.

Having focused attention on tasks for this anniversary year which were specifically designated at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers devoted to results of the last half-year and also in "The program of the President of Turkmenistan for social and economic development of the country for 2019-2025", the head of state emphasized that they demand a lot of work to carry out.

As known, the head of state continued his speech that until the end of the current year a number of important actions is planned. In September the main holiday of our powerful state – glorious 30th anniversary of independence will be solemnly celebrated, the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty will be held.

For a big contribution to development of the country, the state prizes will be given to model and inspired work the most worthy employees of various branches.

Closing the digital meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished its participants good health, family wellbeing, great success in their work for further prosperity of our sovereign Fatherland.

 

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Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

Published 16.11.2021

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers via the digital system to consider priority issues of public life, as well as drafts of a number of documents.

Turning to the agenda, the head of Turkmenistan gave the floor to the Chairwoman of the Mejlis of Milli Gengesh G.Mammedova, who informed about the carried out work on further improvement of national legislation.

At the meeting of the Mejlis held on October 30 of this year, a number of laws and regulatory documents on important areas of state policy were considered. After countenance and approval at the session of the Halk Maslahaty of Milli Gengesh, the adopted legislative acts are published in the media. Deputies are working to explain their essence and meaning to the population.

The head of Turkmenistan focused on the intensification of the work of deputies on explaining the public the significance of the International Day of Neutrality annually celebrated on December 12 at the initiative of our state, the foreign policy strategy aimed at strengthening universal peace, security and stability, achieving Sustainable Development Goals on a regional and global basis.

Deputy Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Milli Gengesh K.Babayev reported on the comprehensive steps taken to improve the country’s legislation.

During the regular session of the Halk Maslahaty of the first convocation held on November 12 of this year, 19 legal acts adopted at the Mejlis meeting and related to important areas of state life were reviewed and approved. Relevant Resolutions have been adopted on each of them, approved by the President of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Among them is the Law “On the State Budget of Turkmenistan for 2022”, as well as legislative documents related to the effective management of state property, the development of services, the use of natural resources, the protection of citizens’ rights and freedoms, ensuring law and order, improving economic relations, legal support for entrepreneurial and peace-loving international initiatives of the country, etc.

Then the head of state gave the floor to Cabinet Deputy Chairman S.Berdimuhamedov, who reported on the draft Resolution “On financing the construction of a workshop for the production of combined mineral fertilizers at the Turkmenabat Chemical Plant named after S.A.Niyazov”.

This document has been prepared in accordance with the Loan Agreement between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Abu Dhabi Development Fund, signed during the working visit of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the United Arab Emirates on October 9 of this year.

Having approved and signed the Resolution “On financing the construction of a workshop for the production of combined mineral fertilizers at the Turkmenabat Chemical Plant named after S.A.Niyazov”, the head of Turkmenistan sent a document to the Deputy Prime Minister on the digital system and ordered to keep under strict control the timely execution of the planned work.

Cabinet Deputy Chairman Sh.Abdrakhmanov reported on the practical steps being taken to produce new types of import-substituting products at the Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries.

During the meeting, the Deputy Head of Government reported on the work carried out in order to further strengthen the material and technical base of the fuel and energy complex. In this regard, a draft Resolution on the purchase of material and technical equipment and spare parts by the Turkmengaz State Concern, which will be used to replace outdated equipment and repair installations at the gas production stations of Döwletabatgazçykaryş control, was submitted to the President of Turkmenistan for consideration.

Having approved and signed the Resolution “On the purchase of material and technical equipment and spare parts by the Turkmengaz State Concern”, the head of Turkmenistan sent a document on the digital system and addressed a number of specific instructions to the Deputy Prime Minister.

Cabinet Deputy Chairman E.Orazgeldiyev reported on the carried out work on the creation of a special agricultural land fund in velayats for the cultivation of crops included in the state order.

Private investments should become the basis for the creation of modern agricultural production and new jobs, the head of Turkmenistan said. Having approved the submitted proposals, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to coordinate them with the relevant departments.

Then Cabinet Deputy Chairman Ch.Purchekov reported on executed work to establish the production of combined mineral fertilizers at the Turkmenabat Chemical Plant named after S.A.Niyazov.

The Türkmenhimiýa State Concern is taking measures to increase the volume of production of fertility vitamins. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potash fertilizers are produced at its subordinate enterprises, which allows meeting the needs of the domestic agricultural industry.

For this purpose, together with specialists of the Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, the necessary documents have been prepared. Taking into account the existing infrastructure, it seems expedient to establish the work of the workshop for the production of combined mineral fertilizers with an annual capacity of 170 thousand tons at the Turkmenabat Chemical Plant named after S.A.Niyazov. The implementation of this project is planned to be financed with the involvement of credit means from the Abu Dhabi Development Fund.

It is planned to entrust the implementation of this project to the Eziz Doganlar Economic Society. The plant will be equipped with the latest specialized technique of leading foreign manufacturers. Its annual capacity will be 3,300 thousand square meters of ceramic plates and 120 thousand units of ceramic bathroom fittings. It is planned to complete the work onsite in June 2024.

Noting that the state will continue to render all possible support to Turkmen entrepreneurs, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the submitted Resolution and sent it to the Deputy Prime Minister via the digital system, giving specific instructions on the implementation of the provisions of this document.

Cabinet Deputy Chairman Ch.Gylyjov reported on the conducted preparations for the opening of a textile complex built in the Babadaykhan etrap of the Akhal velayat.

A lot of work is being done on the formation of capacities for the production of import-substituting goods, the further development of the economy, its export potential, one example of this is the upcoming opening of a textile complex in the Babadaykhan etrap of the Akhal velayat. It is of great importance to expand the scope of cooperation with foreign partners in the introduction of effective innovations into production, and the use of achievements of world science.

Deputy Chairwoman of the Cabinet of Ministers M.Mammedova reported on the preparations for the upcoming festive events and significant dates of the national calendar in December, the opening of social and cultural facilities timed to them.

It was noted that there have been planned various cultural events, including those dedicated to the International Day of Neutrality, the 26th anniversary of the permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan and the New Year. The program of festive events consists of scientific conferences, thematic exhibitions, meetings, round-table talks, concerts with the participation of masters of art. The results of creative contests will also be summed up in December.

The New Year’s festive marathon starts with a traditional ceremony of lighting the lights on the Main Christmas tree of the country, which will decorate the square in front of the Älem Cultural and Entertainment Center, continuing the way across the country. One of the highlights of the New Year’s Eve week will be the final of the creative competition among young pop performers of Ylylyń parlak yyldyzy.

The main New Year celebrations on December 31 will take place in the squares in front of the Älem Cultural and Entertainment Center, the State Circus, as well as the Türkmeniń ak öýi velayat buildings, where festive shows with the participation of cultural figures and artists will be held. The capital and the regions of the country will be connected by a New Year’s teleconference.

Then Cabinet Deputy Chairman S.Toilyev reported on the steps taken to improve the skills of employees of the national healthcare sector and further strengthen fruitful cooperation with foreign, particularly German partners.

Within the framework of long-term bilateral cooperation in this area, the exchange of best practices is carried out on a systematic basis, Turkmen doctors improve their professional level in leading clinics of Germany in various areas, and German specialists regularly visit our country. In the period 2011-2021, 9 forums were held in Turkmenistan and Germany, the agenda of which included topical issues of the healthcare sector.

In order to continue the traditional cooperation, a proposal was submitted for consideration by the nation’s leader to send a representative group of Turkmen specialists to Munich, to the Grosshadern Clinic of the Maximilian-Ludwig University of Munich, on November 21-24 of this year.

Having approved the submitted proposal to send a group of Turkmen doctors to the Grosshadern Clinic of the Maximilian-Ludwig University of Munich, the head of state instructed the Deputy Prime Minister to continue to carry out purposeful work to expand cooperation with German partners.

Then Cabinet Deputy Chairman, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch.Amanov reported on the state of affairs in subordinate structures, as well as on the carried out work to improve the living conditions of servicemen and employees of the military and law enforcement agencies of the country.

Then the floor was given to the Cabinet Deputy Chairman, Minister of Foreign Affairs R. Meredov, who reported on the measures taken to increase cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

It also seems expedient to implement projects together with the FAO related to the issues of agriculture, ecology and climate change. In particular, a regional project of this organization is currently being implemented in Central Asia to assist in reducing the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the efficiency of production in a small cattle breeding.

Having approved the submitted proposals, including the opening of a representative office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Turkmenistan, the head of state instructed the Deputy Prime Minister, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to carry out proper work in accordance with the current national legislation and international law. As it was emphasized, we should continue to pay unflagging attention to the development of fruitful partnership with the United Nations, the implementation of promising joint projects with its leading structures.

Director General of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers M.Chakiyev reported on the preparation of a digital map with detailed information about the transport and communication systems of Turkmenistan.

The head of the agency submitted for the consideration of the nation’s leader a proposal on the compilation and placement on the Internet of a digital map that will contain detailed information about highways and railways of international importance, parking lots located along them, maintenance points and cargo stations, international airports and their cargo terminals, take-off and landing zones, refueling opportunities, seaports, post offices, logistics centers and dry ports, as well as border and customs points. This work is aimed at widely highlighting the potential of the country’s transport and transit corridors.

Noting that being implemented multilateral projects promote the creation of an extensive transport and transit system, the formation of its modern infrastructure, the establishment of effective interaction through road, rail and ferry communications, the joint realization of the existing potential, the President of Turkmenistan approved the proposal to draw up a digital map, assigning the head of the Agency to continue work in this direction.

Other important issues of state life were also considered at the meeting, and decisions aimed at the development of economic sectors were made.

Concluding the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers through the digital system, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished all its participants sound health and great success in their work for the sake of further prosperity of the sovereign Motherland.

WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE VISIT OF THE DELEGATION OF TURKMENISTAN TO THE UAE, THE ISSUES OF BILATERAL INTERACTION WERE DISCUSSED

 

A number of bilateral meetings were held within the framework of the visit of the Turkmen delegation headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan B.Matiyev to the UAE.

In particular, on August 29-30, 2021, the delegation held bilateral talks with the Leadership of the Supreme Council of the National Security of the UAE and with the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi.

During the talks the parties gave a high rating to the current level of the relations between Turkmenistan and the UAE. The firm targeting of the two countries to maintain the regular and trustful dialogue in the interests of the parties were confirmed.

The need of the active upbuilding of multi-profile bilateral partnership including in political, trade-economic, energy, financial-investment and other directions representing mutual interest was expressed.

Particular attention has been paid to the evolving situation in Afghanistan. In this context, the Turkmen side once again confirmed no alternative to the settlement of the situation on the Afghan soil exclusively by the politico-diplomatic means.

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Political consultations on the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Iran were held in Tehran

27.10.2021

Описание: Political consultations on the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Iran were held in Tehran

 

On instructions of the President of Turkmenistan the delegation of the country headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov visits the Islamic Republic of Iran on October 26-28, 2021. About this reports press service of MFA of the Turkmenistan.

On the 26th of October within the framework of the visit head of the delegation of Turkmenistan was received by the President of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi.

At the beginning of the talks the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan conveyed to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran warm greetings from the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Having underlined the regular character of bilateral partnership of Turkmenistan and Iran, the parties stated the availability of solid potential in political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian fields.

It was expressed mutual interest in further activation of contacts on the platform of regional and international structures, particularly on the United Nations platform. In this regard, the sides emphasized attention to a number of aspects of the preparation to the forthcoming 6th Summit of the Heads of Caspian states and 15th High-Level Meeting of the Heads of States-members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

On the same day, political consultations were held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the level of the Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and Iran.

Expressing the constructive nature of these consultations in person, Ministers Rashid Meredov and Hossein Amir Abdollahian confirmed the parties’ commitment to expanding the mutually beneficial Turkmen-Iranian dialogue on a wide range of issues of interest.

The sides also noted the high level of political and diplomatic cooperation between the two countries. Noting the regularity of contacts at the highest level, the sides reviewed the implementation of the agreements reached at the high level.

In addition, positive dynamics of interaction between the two countries within the framework of regional and international organizations were emphasized. The parties noted the effectiveness of joint actions to mutually support the initiatives and endeavors of the two countries within the framework of multilateral formats.

In order to implement the Joint Program of Cooperation of the MFAs of the two countries for 2021-2022, the parties agreed to hold next round of political consultations in Ashgabat in the first quarter of 2022. The sides expressed the need to further expand the contractual and legal framework of the partnership, which consists of a solid package of documents of intergovernmental and inter-agency nature.

The diplomats also spoke about the relevance of building the capacity of cooperation at the regional level to ensure peace, security and sustainable development. The expedience of activating bilateral cooperation in the Caspian region was expressed.

Having considered issues relating to the promotion of transport and energy supply, the sides expressed the need to intensify cooperation between the two countries in the direction of Turkmenbashi–Bandar-e Anzali to build capacity for maritime traffic.

Discussing issues of cross-border cooperation, the ministers noted the beginning of the successful operation of another checkpoint on the Turkmen-Iranian border, introduced in order to normalize the sanitary and epidemiological indicators.

The sides also discussed consular issues and further development of cultural and humanitarian relations on all areas of mutual interest.