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Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

26.02.2021

February 26. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held regular video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers. Priority issues of the state life have been discussed and drafts of some documents have been reviewed at the session.

First, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on the measures for further development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

It was reported that preparation to the participation of Turkmen side in work of the 14th high-level session of the ECO, which would be organized by the Republic of Turkey on March 4, 2021 in video conference format, is carried out at present time.

In this context, it was noted that this year, Turkmenistan would take over the chairmanship in the ECO. Draft of relative Concept, which sets out number of key objectives, has been developed for successful fulfillment of this mission. 

It includes the activation of investment activity in the ECO country members, establishment of new economic corridors including trade, transport, logistics, energy with the focus on provision of stable international cargo transportation in emergency situations, expansion of the partnership in sustainable energy including in the sphere of renewable sources of energy.

In addition, full-format support and stimulation of cooperation between the ECO country members in cultural and humanitarian sphere, in science, education and sports including activation of scientific studies in combating the coronavirus pandemic as well as expansion of cooperation in agricultural complex, in provision of food security and other spheres have been specified as priority directions. 

Implementation of program measures for support of social and economic restoration of Afghanistan has been determined as one of important aspects of cooperation of the ECO format.

It is planned to carry out relative work in number of directions for solution of these objectives and for activation of work of our country in the ECO. In particular, it is proposed to organize a visit of the ECO Secretary General to Turkmenistan this March and to consider the organization of the 15th high-level meeting of this Organization in Ashgabat on the ECO Day.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that strengthening and expansion of constructive partnership with competent international and regional structures are the main vectors of foreign course of neutral Turkmenistan. In this context, the leader of the nation has stated with delight fruitful character of work with the Economic Cooperation Organization, which our country is a member of since 1992.

Comprehensive support to enhancement of effectiveness and diversification of interstate cooperation, implementation of new joint projects, optimum realization of investment capabilities, which meets the interests of universal wealth and progress, goals of strengthening of friendly relations between the countries and nations is the main priority of the chairmanship of our country in the ECO this year. Speaking of this, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has given specific instructions related to organizational and other work, including preparation to the participation of Turkmen side to the coming Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization to the vice-premier, the Foreign Minister. 

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has reported on the situation in the spheres under his supervision and fulfilment of assignments of the head of the state for efficient realization of the export potential of power energy industry.

 In this regard, the Ministry of Energy carries out relative work for diversification of directions of supply of Turkmen electricity to foreign countries, including to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted the importance of works for further modernization of infrastructure of power industry, increment of production capacity of the sphere, optimum realization of its export capabilities.

Having confirmed the willingness of Turkmenistan to continue beneficial cooperation with foreign partners in this sphere, the head of the state gave relative instructions to the vice-premier.

Further, the vice-premier has reported on the measures for preparation to the celebration of the 140th anniversary of Ashgabat and Plan of events and activities on occasion of this remarkable date. 

For the plan implementation, it is planned to organize a cycle of TV and radio programs, demonstration of video, documentary and fiction movies. Celebrations, opening ceremonies of various facilities and comfortable residential buildings, XX International Multi-purpose exhibition “White City of Ashgabat”, performance of art master, exhibitions, art contests, forums, sport competitions, horse races will be timed to the glorious date. 

In this regard, the Draft of relative Resolution has been presented to the head of the state for review.

The President of the country has emphasized that taking into account that recently, white-marble Ashgabat gained high authority as a beautiful and clean city with favorable conditions for living, the events organized on occasion of its 140th anniversary have to be outstanding.

The leader of the nation has noted that planned award ceremony of personnel and specialists, who made significant input to development of Ashgabat with their long and honest work, on the threshold of the celebration has to be held on high organizational level.

Having highlighted that large-scale works carried out in the capital, which is by right a true pearl of Asia, achieved success and celebration events are the subjects of sincere pride of our people, the head of Turkmenistan noted that performance of art masters from the regions would add special hint to the events on occasion of the 140th anniversary of the main city of the country.

Continuing the topic, the leader of the nation has noted that 400 new comfortable buses would be launched in the capital on occasion of double celebration – the Day of Ashgabat and 140th anniversary of it foundation. It is remarkable that all buses on urban roads would be free of charge for passengers on this day, which would enhance celebration atmosphere.

In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that it is necessary to provide high organizational level of events timed to this remarkable date, which have to reflect the achievements of the capital and Motherland in the age of might and happiness and prosperous life of the population. Special attention has to be paid to variety and content of thematic contests.

The leader of the nation has pointed out the importance of integrated approach to conducting events, which are to increase the significance of the glorious date in life and history of Ashgabat, which has gained international recognition as harmoniously developing city with original architectural image. 

The head of the state has also stated with delight that our capital is growing dynamically, its borders are expanding and population of the population is increasing. In this aspect, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has said that it would be symbolical to give a name Paytagt or Ashgabat to a boy and Merjen or Maya to a girl who would be born first on May 25. It would be some sort of recognition of love to the capital, respect of its history and pride for happy life of people. 

Having noted that award of gifts to new born children would make these moments unforgettable for their families, the leader of the nation addressed relative officials with certain instructions.

Having signed the Resolution, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent it to the vice-premier by electronic document management system. Having requested to hold the fulfilment of the document under strict control, the head of the state highlighted that remarkable events related to this glorious date in the history of our capital and country have to be observed on high level.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldieyv has reported on reforms in agricultural complex of the country, work for improvement of its efficiency, keeping of reached dynamics of growth and effective use of land and water resources. 

Integrated measures are taken for rational use of water resources, creation of additional water reserves, prevention of land salinization and improvement of soil conditions of agricultural fields under the Program of the President of Turkmenistan for social and economic development of the country in 2019 – 2025.

Summing up the report, the leader of the nation highlighted the importance of realization of the state programs of reformation of agricultural complex. 

Having outlined number of current objectives, which are intended to use existing potential of water management sphere efficiently, to support the improvement of this sphere, the leader of the nation gave specific instructions on introduction of modern irrigation methods taking into account natural and soil conditions of the country, improvement of soil condition of lands, further modernization of technical fleet of the State Water Management Committee to the vice-premier.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushikov has reported on work in the spheres under his supervision and brought out the Draft Order on monetary award to women of the country on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan on occasion of International Women Day to the head of the state for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that establishment of conditions for happy life of our fellow countrywomen, keeping and continuation of wise traditions of the ancestors in new epoch are the priorities of the state policy of Turkmenistan.

Having signed the presented document, the leader of the nation has requested to provide proper control of the fulfilment of the Decree. 

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on preparation to the exhibition and conference of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs dedicated to the 13th anniversary of this organization.

In this regard, it was informed that members of the UIET specialized in various spheres including in digitization of the economy, introduction advanced technologies and other spheres would present their achievements on March 17 – 18.

Participation of the regional members of the UIET is planned in work of the conference on March 17.

The vice-premier has presented the program of planned events on occasion of the 13th anniversary of the Union to the leader of the nation for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that expansion of activity of entrepreneurs provides the increment of rate of economic development of the country.

Having to hold coming exhibition and conference on high organizational level, the head of the state emphasized that this forum has not only to demonstrate the success of Turkmen entrepreneurs but also to support the promotion of production of private manufacturers in local and foreign market, definition of the most current directions of expansion of investment and innovative processes in national business. The leader of the nation has stressed that it is necessary to reflect the events related to the 30th anniversary of the Motherland and 140th anniversary of Ashgabat in the review of achievements and potential of the members of the UIET.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on preparation of events on occasion of International Women Day.

Concerts, thematic round table session, exhibitions, meetings and propaganda events are planned on occasion of the holiday, which is observed in the first spring month of the year “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust” in Ashgabat and regions of the country.

Results of “Women of the Year” and “Talyp gözeli – 2021” contests will be summed up. The award ceremony of honorary title “Ene мähri” to women with many children and hand over of the keys from comfortable apartments to women awarded with this high title will take place.

Art master will perform in the concert program in the Mukams Palace of the State Cultural Center. Song and music festival «Berkarar döwletiň bagtyýar zenanlary» will be held in the Trade and Industrial Chamber.  

Having listened to the report, the head of the state highlighted the importance of beautiful spring holiday – International Women Day of 8 March. Celebrating the holiday, we pay tribute of respect and gratefulness to our fellow countrywomen, by thus highlighting the importance of their role in the society, in enhancement of political, economic and cultural potential of the country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

The government would continue making all conditions for women to live free and happily, to work, to receive education and specialty, to bring up true patriots, the leader of the nation said giving instruction to the vice premier to conduct all celebration events on high level in the atmosphere of spiritual raise.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on work for connection of the second line to the railway across the Dostluk Bridge on Turkmen – Iranian border.

Major regional projects are implemented in the results of unprecedented efforts of the leader of the nation for effective use of the capabilities of international transport corridors, increment of competiveness of transport sector of the country, increment of volume of transit cargos. It includes international North – South transport corridor, Kazakhstan – Turkmenistan – Iran transcontinental route.

In this regard, the vice-premier presented the proposal on connection of broad-gauge line at Turkmen – Iranian border to the head of the state for review for intensification of international Kazakhstan – Turkmenistan – Iran railroad, further increment of cargo traffic and saving of time for crossing borders. 

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has pointed out that it is necessary to make favorable conditions for multimodal logistics and transit communication for maximum realization of the potential of our country in this sphere, expansion of services using digital technologies and gave relative instructions to the vice-premier.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported on work for foundation of the Children Organization of Turkmenistan “Altyn Nesil”.

This organization, which would include school students of 7 – 14 years old, is founded at the initiative of the head of the state for patriotic education of young Turkmenistan citizens, opening and stimulation of their talents.

The vice-premier has presented the samples of relevant certificates made by the Ministry of Education to the President of the country for review.

Having listened to the report, head of the state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the significance of activation of work for upbringing, education, formation of socially active positions and comprehensive reveal of various talents of growing generations, having given relative assignment to the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Having approved the samples of certificates, the President of the country gave instructions to the vice-premier to continue work in this direction.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Abdruahmanov has reported on the situation in structural divisions of fuel and energy complex and work for increment of volumes of oil production.

It was noted that the State Concern Türkmennebit carries out drilling of exploration and operational wells at the Northern Goturdepe Field and the State Corporation Türkmengeologiýa drill wells for exploration of the lower level sediments.

Works for increment of production outputs of wells as well as drilling of new well are carried out.

Development of new deposit Uzynada is continued in the western part of the country. Several wells are used in this place at present time and drilling of several new wells is continued.

Based on 2D seismic surveys made by the State Corporation Türkmengeologiýa, the State Concern Türkmennebit has started drilling 6,300 m exploration well at Southern Uzynada Field.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that increment of efficiency of oil and gas complex, which is to make significant input t social and economic development of the country, is one of important objectives today.

The head of the state has addressed the vice-premier with number of certain instructions for rapid industrial development of new promising oil and gas fields, improvement of resource base of the industry, modernization of its infrastructure on innovative base as well as requested to hold implementation of big investment projects including the construction of Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India transnational gas pipeline under permanent control.

Relative instructions have been given for attraction of additional investments to fuel and energy complex, expansion of beneficial cooperation with reliable foreign oil and gas companies, which have significant work experience in energy sphere and advanced technologies.

Some other matters of the state life, on which relative decisions have been made, were reviewed at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Finishing video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished big success in work for further prosperity of the sovereign Motherland and wealth of native people to all participants of the session.

Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

 /   State News Agency of Turkmenistan  /   25.12.2020  /   

On December 25, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers where priority subjects of the state life as well as drafts of some documents have been reviewed. Heads of administrations of the regions and Ashgabat have been invited to the session.

Coming over to the agenda, the Leader of the Nation has given floor to Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushikov who reported on the activity performed by the structures under his supervision according to the Resolution on establishment of the system of electronic document management and websites as well as on putting them into operation, which was signed by the President of Turkmenistan on February 27, 2020. Organizations of financial and economic block undertake integrated measures for successful solution of objectives outlined in this document.

The website of the Fund of previous metals and stones of the Central Bank is under development at present. Various services including registration of the orders for procurement of production and payment by national bank cards will be offered at the website.

The launch of new website is to support the fulfilment of works specified in the Program of the President of Turkmenistan for social and economic development of the country in 2019 – 2025 and the Concept of development of digital economy in Turkmenistan in 2019 – 2025 as well as to expansion of the range of non-cash payments.

Further, the Vice-premier has reported on fulfilment of assignments of the Head of the State on timely payment of salary for December this year to personnel of all organizations regardless of the ownership.

Having listened to the report, the Leader of the Nation has ordered the Vice-premier and heads of administrations of the capital and regions to continue taking practical measures for fulfilment of works planned in this direction.

In this regard, the heads of administrations of the regions and Ashgabat have received an instruction to hold the solution of the utmost social objectives, especially those related to timely payment of salaries to personnel of facilities and payment settlements with tenants, on sites under strict control.

The Leader of the Nation has noted that support of the rates of economic growth and improvement of life of the population by use of advanced technologies are the main objectives of the government policy.

Having focused on priority aspects of activity in this field, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has requested the Vice-premier to carry out necessary works for development of new website together with profile departments.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov has reported on the situation of the spheres under his supervision and work for strengthening of equipment and facility base of the facilities of oil and gas complex, stable growth of technical and economic indicators.

The Vice-premier has reported on planned works for maintenance of the main electrical substations of Turkmenbashy Refinery Complex, which are designated for reduction of voltage and distribution of electricity to consumers.

This project, which is aimed at provision of reliable power supply of production facilities of Turkmenbashy Refinery Complex, is provided by the Program of social and economic development of the country for 2019 – 2025.

Having listened to the report, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the Vice-premier with instructions for further technical rearmament of the facilities of the complex, introduction of efficient technologies providing deep waste free processing of hydrocarbon materials, innovative methods of petrochemical production as well as expansion of its variety.

Having signed the Draft Resolution on corrective maintenance of the 1st and 2nd reducing substations of Turkmenbashy Refinery Complex, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent it to the Vice-premier by electronic document management system and addressed relative instructions.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on seasonal field works, which make base for the next year harvest, as well as on the measures in provision of food abundance.

Care of winter crops including mineral fertilization is carried out these days in the region according to agricultural and technical standards. At the same time, preparation of lands for cotton and other agricultural crops is carried out.

At the same time, maintenance service of agricultural equipment and inventory is carried out in regional technical service facilities and farming associations.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the Vice-premier and heads of regional administrations with certain assignments for further realization of the programs of agricultural development and reforms in agricultural complex.

At the same time, the Head of the State has made special mention of the importance of wide introduction of modern agricultural technologies, study and practical implementation of advanced world practice in the country, which support efficient use of land and water resources.

The President of the country has noted that works carried out in the regions have to bring certain results and given instructions to the heads of the regions on proper preparation of lands, equipment and inventory to the next sowing campaign and making of all conditions for productive work of the farmers.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has reported on the situation in the spheres under his supervision and measures for improvement of activity of chemical industry.

Work for bringing of normative and legal acts, which are used in chemical industry, into compliance with time requirements is carried out.

Draft Resolution on Licensing of activity on import, production and sale of chemical production has been developed by the specialists of Turkmenhimiya State Concern for realization of the Resolution of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Improvement of organization of licensing activity in Turkmenistan dated by May 29 this year.

This document will support to the establishment of favorable conditions for organization of works for import, production and sale of chemical production performed by economic entities and private businessmen.

The Vice-premier has also reported on the construction of the facilities, which are planned to be opened on occasion of the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted an exclusive importance of work for improvement of the legislation in licensing of certain activities and gave specific assignments to the Vice-premier.

The Head of the State has ordered the Vice-premier and heads of Ashgabat and regions to hold the construction of facilities, which opening is timed to coming anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence, under strict control.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on preparation to organized celebration of New Year.

In the report, the Vice-premier has informed about measures for organization of duty of all services, which provide comprehensive vital functions of the cities and villages, in celebration days.

Having listened to the report, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested to hold under strict control precise and uninterrupted operation of transport and communication systems in the days of celebration of New Year and to pay special attention to work of municipal services, gas, electricity, water provision facilities, healthcare, passenger transport and shops.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on the measures for opening of facility for production of children toys in the country.

Thus, it is proposed to open profile facility, which would be provided with advanced equipment, in Ashgabat at the first stage. At the same time, the world for study of the world practice and training of specialists in this sphere will be continued.

Having listened to the report, the President of Turkmenistan highlighted that industrial sphere of national economy has important objectives for increment of production, formation of new technological complexes, opening of facilities producing various and competitive goods based on efficient use of local material resources.

Studying the demands of home market and following the requirements of the population, Turkmen designers have to develop and open new facilities for production of various goods including toys, the President of the country noted, having addressed the Vice-premier with assignments on this account.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on the preparation to New Year celebration.

At present time, various TV and radio programs, TV versions of concerts, theatre performance and other art shows, which would be demonstrated on New Year eve and on celebration days are under preparation taking into account the instructions of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov given during working meeting dedicated to development of cultural sphere and improvement of activity of mass media.

Special programs with participation of art masters, famous cultural personnel and our fellow countrymen who demonstrated good results in work will be broadcasted.

The State Puppet Theatre, which would demonstrate scenes from favorite shows, has prepared artistic gifts for young Turkmenistan citizens.

Demonstration of celebration show «Täze ýylyň öwüşgünleri» will be held in the State Circus.

Traditional New Year video conference between Ashgabat and regions of the country will be held on December 31 at the square in front of Alem Cultural and Entertainment Center. Bright fire work will finish the event.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused that all planned events in the capital and regions of the country have to be held on high level, having given certain instructions to the Vice-premier and heads of the regions.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov hs reported on the situation of the spheres under his supervision as well as on development of the Program of support and development of physical training and sports in Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025.

The main goal of the Program is to assert the principles of healthy life style in the society by comprehensive support and development of physical training and sport, making of conditions for efficient use of their capabilities for efficient time spending of the citizens, strengthening of health and prevention of diseases among the population as well as bringing of Turkmen sport to advanced positions in the world.

Improvement of relative legal base, development of cooperation with sport organizations of foreign countries and introduction of advanced achievements and innovative technologies, popularization of physical training and sports among the youth, training of athletes of international level – these and many other important objectives are specified as the amin directions of the Program, the Vice-premier highlighted.

In this regard, the Draft Projects of the Program of support and development of physical training and sports in Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025 and the Plan of the Program’s realization have been presented to the Head of the State for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted special importance of large-scale work for active propaganda and assertion of the principles of healthy life style in Turkmen society and gave instructions to the Vice-premier for improvement of works in this direction.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on strengthening of contractual and legal framework of foreign activity of Turkmenistan, one of the main directions of which is further development of cooperation with competent international structures.

In this context, it was informed that as of today, our country is a member of 161 conventions, treaties and other multilateral documents. 217 projects have been accomplished together with representatives of international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan for their practical implementation in 2020.

The Vice-premier, the Foreign Minister has presented number of proposals for strengthening of legal base of cultural and humanitarian relations to the President of Turkmenistan for review.

First of all, cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is developed on long-term basis. Turkmenistan is a member of10 conventions and multilateral agreements of the above-mentioned organization. It is proposed to ratify two UNESCO Conventions by the outcomes of joint work carried out by relative government authorities of the country.

The Convention on combating discrimination in education, which was adopted in 1960 and is a only international document promoting the principles of equal access to mandatory initial and secondary education, higher education and equal opportunities in education for all, is one of them. At present time, 104 states are the members of this Convention.

Adopted in 2005, the Convention on protection and encouragement of variety of forms of cultural expression, which provides such important objectives as protection and stimulation of various forms of cultural variety, mutual enrichment of cultures as well as expansion of cultural dialog in the world, is also proposed to be ratified. 148 states are the members of this document.

Secondly, the relations between Turkmenistan and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are actively developed in the last years. Our country is a member of 14 international conventions and multilateral document, which are regulated by this structure.

In this regard, the proposal on joining to the Agreement on Patent Law, which was adopted by WIPO in 2000, has been made. Being a multilateral document, the agreement is designated for operational and simplified monitoring of applications for obtaining of patent document providing legal protection of industrial samples and inventions. At the same time, it serves as an efficient tool for provision of patent law on international level.

Third, the Vice-premier continued, it is necessary to make special mention of productive character of cooperation with International Labor Organization. By present time, Turkmenistan has joined 10 documents of ILO.

In this context, ratification of Convention 122 on Policy in Employment Sphere, which has been adopted in 1964 and includes 148 state members, is seemed to be reasonable.

This document is aimed at improvement of the level of occupancy of the population, satisfaction of needs of labor market in manpower and support of balance of proposals as well as at efficient management of labor resources and expansion of foreign activity in this sphere.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that being committed to strengthening of beneficial cooperation with all interested partners, our sovereign state builds international relations according to the Concept of foreign course of neutral Turkmenistan in 2017 – 2023. The document specifies improvement of contractual and legal framework of multilateral contacts as one of the main objectives.

Big role in this process is given to legislative authority of the country, the Leader of the nation continued, having requested the Vice-premier, Foreign Minister to discuss given proposals with the Mejlis and take necessary practical measures for fulfilment of plans.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov has reported on work carried out by military and law enforcement agencies of the country. Realization of the military reform initiated by the President of Turkmenistan, strengthening of equipment and facility base of law enforcement structures as well as solution of social issues of military personnel were among separate subjects of the report.

Having listened to the report, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that our country strictly follows the principles and goals of defensive military doctrine, having addressed the Vice-premier, Secretary of the State Security Council with specific instructions.

Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has informed about current legal activity of National Parliament.

It was mentioned that taking into account proposals received from the ministries and profile departments as well as based on study of international law-making practice, the development of number of bills regulating public relations in the sphere of private and government partnership, land use, education, health protection and improvement of social and living level of the population is carried out at present time. The adopted documents are updated taking into account new realities and social and economic policy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

At the same time, legal acts related to the first election of the members of the People’s Council of the National Council of Turkmenistan and organization of work of the People’s Council are analyzed and normative and legal framework is developed based on the Law on National Council of Turkmenistan.

The deputies of the Mejlis have taken part in online sessions and conferences organized by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office on Drugs and Crime, Representative Office of International Migration Organization in Turkmenistan and the Population Fund.

The Mejlis was also represented at the first session of women leaders of Central Asian countries held in video conference format. The goal of the meeting was to strengthen the role of women in multilateral relations for achievement of peace and sustainable development of regional level.

For explanation of the importance of success achieved by the country, meaning and content of adopted legal acts, the deputies of the Mejlis regular perform on the media.

Having noted the importance of new documents in the context of the course of Turkmenistan toward strengthening of legal foundations, Head of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the necessity of this work taking into consideration of the priorities of the country’s development at modern stage as well as recognized standards of international law.

Further, the Head of the State has called Director of the Academy of Sciences S. Toylieyv and Minister of Health Protection and Medical Industry N. Amannepesov to video conference call.

Addressing them and all Vice-premiers, the President of Turkmenistan has focused on the issues related to combating of coronavirus infection that has spread all around the world.

The Head of the State has noted that Turkmen land is rich with natural resources, especially with hydrocarbons and mineral resources.

At the same time, the flora of the country, which is distinguished variety and amount of herbs supporting the development of livestock farming, deserves special attention

Throughout the centuries, people used these herbs as food and also used herbs, berries and fruits as a medicine. As you known, the President continued, 12 volumes of book “Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan” have been published but inexhaustible capabilities of our “green pharmacy” inspire to continue this work.

Continuing the subject, Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has said about production of treatment and preventive medical products from licorice, which has four varieties in our country and 15 around the world.

The Leader of the Nation stated that one of the volumes of Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan describes the properties, biological features and chemical composition of licorice roots, which our ancestors used effectively to heal various diseases, especially against coughing and diseases of upper respiratory tract.

Today, the scientists note that glycyrrhizic acid, which is a part of the composition of this plant, prevents the development of new coronavirus, with which the whole world is combating. Neutralizing effect is achieved even by the small concentration of water solution of licorice root. This fact speaks of the necessity of detailed study of antivirus effect of glycyrrhizic acid.

Thus, scientists from all over the world search for efficient means against this dangerous infection at present time making numerous studies, the Head of the State said. The licorice root could be one of them.

Study of its properties based on existing practice of use opens the opportunity for joint work of Turkmen and foreign specialists, the Leader of the Nation said, having highlighted that Turkmenistan has sufficient reserves of this plant for production of medicine.

At the same time, it was noted that Turkmen licorice is distinguished by valuable properties from other species growing in many parts of the planet as our climate has ideal conditions for accumulation of useful substances in this plant.

Summing up what was said above, the Head of the State has ordered the President of the Academy of Sciences to take necessary measures for further deep scientific study of this subject and the Minister of Health Protection and Medical Industry to organize works for modernization of existing and construction of new pharmacological facilities. Number of other current subjects of the state life, on which relative decisions have been made, were reviewed at the session.

Finishing the session of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished good health, wellbeing and big success in work for further prosperity of sovereign Motherland to all participants of the session.

Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

19.02.2021

On February 19, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held regular video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers where actual issues of the state life as well as drafts of some documents have been reviewed.

Coming over to the agenda, the head of the state has given the floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushshikov, the vice-premier has reported on the Plan of works and activities in 2021, which has been developed based on the analysis of the outcomes of working sessions on the branches of national economy dedicated to the results of the last year and taking into account the assignments and objectives given by the head of the state.

The Plan provides the measures for provision of intensive development and modernization of national economy, reformation of the branches and full use of their production capacities, wide introduction of digital technologies and active implementation of the investment policy.

In addition, regular analysis of financial and economic conditions of profile structures and improvement of their activity according to time requirements, intensification of efforts for development of social sphere and opening of new working places are planned.

In this regard, the draft of relative resolution has been presented to the President of Turkmenistan for review.

Following the instructions given by the leader of the nation, the proposals for privatizations of the state-owned buildings and facilities have been prepared.

In this context, the Ministry of Finances and Economy together with ministries, profile departments and regional and capital administrations have carried out some work, on the results of which it is proposed to privatize 33 state-owned facilities on the contest base.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted the importance of integrated and thought approach to solution of the set objectives for innovative development of national economy based on fundamental reforms. The transit to market relations and digitization, introduction of efficient organizational and management methods meeting time requirements are among the priority directions in this case.

Having signed relative Resolution, the head of the state sent it to the vice-premier and ordered Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers to hold the fulfilment of all works and activities planned in the branches of Turkmenistan’s economy in 2021 under permanent control.

Coming over to the privatization of the state properties, the leader of the nation has noted the need to accelerate this process and to improve relative mechanisms, which would support realization of significant potential of private sector in production and service spheres. In general, it would support diversification of national economy and enhancement of its competiveness.

In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of steadfast realization of the Strategy for management and reformation of the facilities with the state participation in Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025, having addressed relative officials with certain assignments.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Abdrahmanov has reported on works in the spheres under his supervision, in particular on implementation of digital technologies and provision of informational security at the facilities and organizations of oil and gas complex.

In this regard, it was noted that measures for implementation of digital technologies are undertaken in the structure of central offices of the State Concerns Türkmengaz and Türkmennebit as well as in the State Corporation Türkmengeologiýa according to the Concept of development of digital economy in Turkmenistan in 2019 – 2020 and instructions given by the head of the state.

The President of Turkmenistan has focused on the objectives of further steadfast development of oil and gas industry and bringing of this sphere into compliance with time requirements.

In this context, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has pointed out the perspectives opening with the use of modern IT technologies including management system, projects of digital wells and deposits, digital overhaul construction in oil and gas sector.

Development of recommendations on innovative development of oil and gas complex as well as implementation of these recommendations have to be the main directions of the activity of new structures in the industry, the head of the state said addressing the vice-premier with number of certain instructions.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on seasonal agricultural works including on preparation to spring sowing campaign. In this regard, it was noted that cultivation and washing of fields are carried out in the regions, relative measures for provision of cotton producers with seed are undertaken.

Care of winter crops is continued. Mineral fertilization and vegetation irrigation are carried out taking into account agricultural standards.

Necessary work for provision of the population with local vegetable and cucurbitaceous production is carried out. At present time, sowing of potato, onion and other vegetable crops is continued according to agricultural technical timeframe in the regions of the country. Scientists and agrarian specialists consult local producers on introduction of modern technologies for cultivation of crops.

Having listened to the report, the President of Turkmenistan has requested to pay special attention to provision of agricultural fields with water for irrigation.

Leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that it is necessary to analyze the condition of water reserves of the country, to inspect all rivers and water ways, to clean and dredge them if it is necessary and has given number of instructions to relative officials.

Speaking of current agricultural works, the President of the country has requested to inspect the readiness of the equipment for coming sowing campaign, which should be held in the shortest possible timeline as well as to provide qualitative care of winter crops.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has made a report on the measures taken for realization of the potential of construction industrial complex of the country, increment of production volumes of quality construction materials from local resources.

In this regard, it was reported on work for increment of production of competitive export oriented goods, which are on high demand abroad, at the facilities of profile ministries and departments.

The vice-premier has also reported on realization of set objectives for expansion of production of import substitutive goods and construction materials for full satisfaction of demands of local consumers.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the necessity of steadfast increment and diversification of production capacities of national industry and construction sector, further modernization of existing profile facilities and opening of new high technological production facilities provided with advanced equipment.

It is necessary to study consumer demand and based on this, to take measures for expansion of the range and increment of volumes of competitive production made in the country. Local production has to be promoted in foreign markets more actively, the head of the state said ordering to continue integrated work in this direction.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on the measures for modernization of equipment and facility base and update of software of cellular network provider Altyn Asyr.

The vice-premier has reported that major works are carried out in communication sphere for transit to digital system including modernization of equipment and facility base, procurement of modern equipment for provision of quality service to the population.

Number of users of Altyn Asyr cellular network is growing at present. Various services including electronic payments are offered to the clinets through digital technologies.

It was informed that the Türkmenaragatnaşyk Agency has announced international tender for expansion of services of automatic payment (billing) through Altyn Asyr cellular network and the winner has been determined.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that national programs, among which the Concept of development of digital economy is one of the main programs, are implemented in Turkmenistan at present.

Our country attracts innovations in all spheres of life, including the field of telecommunications and high-speed information technologies. Intelligent systems are being introduced into the activities of the state bodies and all industries, which radically changes the organization of production and its management.

The leader of the nation has pointed out the need to study the best foreign practice in this sphere, including the management and protection of digital networks, having made special emphasis on importance of training of personnel – highly qualified specialists in electronic information sphere.

Speaking of modernization and software update of cellular network operator Altyn Asyr, the President of the country has ordered to hold implementation of measures in this direction under strict control.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on the Draft Resolution related to sale of various cotton fiber for industrial processing to the Ministry of Textile Industry of Turkmenistan.

The vice-premier has reported that facilities of the Ministry plan to buy 145,557.5 tons of cotton fiber, 8,500 tons of fine fiber and 200 tons of short fiber cotton and 200 tons of cotton wool for processing in 2021 according to the orders of the head of the state.

In this regard, relative document has been presented to the leader of the nation for review.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted that Turkmen textile is steadily improving its competiveness not only in local but also in foreign markets owing to rapid development of profile industry, which is based on advanced technologies and application of the best national and world practice.

Due to its huge resource potential, the textile industry has become an example of dynamic development of processing sector of Turkmenistan’s economy. Production base of the industry is gradually modernized, the variety of high quality readymade production, which confidently substitutes the production of foreign manufacturers, is increased, the head of Turkmenistan stated.

Having noted that produced cotton is bought and processed at textile facilities, Turkmen leader focused the attention on the importance of timely construction and commissioning of profile facilities. It includes textile complex with production output of 3,650 tons of cotton yarn in Kaahka district, Ahal Region as well as textile complex with annual production output of 3,300 tons of fine fiber cotton yarn in Babadayhan district, Ahal Region. Opening of the facilities will create 2,450 new working places.

In this regard, the increment of trade volumes, goods abundance and saturation of local market with textile production are the utmost objectives. Special attention has to be paid to increment of production of export oriented goods.

Having signed the Resolution of sale of various types of cotton fiber to the Ministry of Textile Industry for industrial processing, the President of the country gave assignments for fulfilment of objectives following from this document to the vice-premier.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on preparation to coming celebration events and opening of social and cultural facilities in March.

Various creative events are planned to be held on occasion of the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence as well as declaration of 2021 as year “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust”.

Number of events are planned on occasion of International Women Day, National Spring Holiday as well as 140th anniversary of Ashgabat.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has ordered to provide high organizational and ideological level of all celebration events, especially anniversary dates, having given certain instructions to the vice-premier.

Highlighting the importance of cultural diplomacy, the head of the state has ordered to pay special attention to participation of cultural personnel of our country in international activities, which enrich relations of Turkmenistan with foreign states with new content and support strengthening of friendship and multidimensional cooperation as well as wide popularization of spiritual heritage of Turkmen people in the world.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported on the Draft Program of development of cycling in Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025 as well as on works for development of Action Plan for implementation of the Program.

The achievements include organization of major cycling races, public lessons for riding bicycles, which was held in 2018, new world record – longest bike parade in one line set on June 1, 2019, which was registered in the Guinness Record Book. The fact of coming World Track Cycling Championship in our country is a recognition of Turkmenistan as a spot power.

In this context, announcement of June 3 as the World Bicycle Day by Special Resolution of the UN General Assembly at the initiative of the leader of the nation and opening of Bicycle Monument for perpetuation of this date are very important in this context.

The program of development of cycling for the next five years includes multidimensional work for making of conditions for improvement of the skills of Turkmen athletes and prestige of cycling in the country and around the world.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has focused on solution of current objectives for further development of physical training movement and sports of the highest achievements including preparation to international sport tournaments including the World Track Cycling Championship in Ashgabat this year.

The sport diplomacy is one of actively developing directions of foreign activity of our state, owing to which Turkmenistan becomes the place of big international competitions more often, the President of the country said.

Having given some advises and recommendation of presented Draft Program, the head of the state highlighted the importance of its elaboration according to time requirements.

In this regard, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov have cited wise saying “At first buy a saddle before having a horse” and noted the relevance of measures for the formation of equipment and facility base for development of cycling in the country, construction of bicycle parking, opening specialized shops, workshops, parking zones in shopping centers, cycling paths as well as training of technicians for maintenance of bicycles, opening of bicycle rental shops in parks for children and adults and construction of cycling tracks in parks.

These requirements have to be taken into consideration in future during construction of social and residential buildings, the head of the state said and gave number of specific instructions to relative officials.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on further development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and specialized structures of the UN.

In this context, the United Nations Organization and its leading structures are the main partners of our country.as of today, Turkmenistan is a member of 11 structural divisions of the UN. The UN Regional Center of Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, office of the UN Permanent Coordinator, Permanent Coordinator of the UN Development Program as well as representative offices of the UN Children Fund, the UN Population Fund, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the World Health Organization, International Migration Organizations are located in Ashgabat.

Owing to actual support of the head of the state, this partnership is implemented on systematic basis under realization of the Framework Cooperation Program in Sustainable Development between Turkmenistan and the United Nations Organization for 2021 – 2025. According to the document, relative work is carried out with the UN agencies for achievement of the SDGs in such priority directions as social and economic sphere, transport and communications, medicine and environment protection.

The Project of cooperation in health protection sphere, which is planned to be implemented together with the UN Office on Project Service (UNOPS), has been presented to Turkmenistan for review in the context of continuation of established multidimensional cooperation.

For its practical implementation and expansion of bilateral partnership, the UN Deputy Secretary General, Executive Directors of the UNOPS has addressed Turkmen side with proposal to open the representative office of the UNOPS in our country.

During the report, the vice-premier, Foreign Minister has also presented the proposal on supply of production made in Turkmenistan to Astrakhan Region, Russian Federation as a sign of friendship and good neighborliness.

In this regards, relative proposals on supply of national production to Astrakhan Region, Russian Federation have been developed. The production made by the facilities of the Ministry of Health Protection and Medical Industry, Ministry of Textile Industry, Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs is planned to be delivered by the vessel of maritime merchant fleet of Turkmenistan from Turkmenbashy to Astrakhan.

Summing up the report, the head of Turkmenistan has stated with delight fruitful character of the partnership with the UN, which entered new level recently.

Having approved the project and proposal on opening of representative office of the UN specialized structure, the UNOPS, in our country presented to Turkmen side for review, the leader of the nation has requested to carry out relative work in this direction.

Speaking of the subject of Turkmen – Russian relations, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted that people of both countries are united with historical traditional relations, which are based on the principles of goodwill, mutual trust and fraternal support. Development of direct efficient contacts with regions and entities of Russia is one of the main directions of constructive interstate dialog, which has received new content in modern age.

Astrakhan Region, Russian Federation is a close neighbor of Turkmenistan in Caspian Sea, with which fruitful cooperation in different spheres has been established, the head of the state said. Having approved the proposals on delivery of production made in our country to this region of Russian Federation and noted that it would be another reflection of invariably friendly and goodwill character of Turkmen – Russian relations, the leader of the nation signed relative Resolution ordering the vice-premier, the Foreign Minister to provide fulfillment of objectives outlined in the document.

Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has informed about activity of the Parliament on further improvement of legal base of the country.

Following the objectives given by the head of the state to the deputy corps at extended session of the Government on February 12, the Mejlis works on legal provision of reforms aimed at further progress of our independent neutral state and prosperity of its citizens.

At present time, number of bills is under development. Relative documents have been developed on establishment of two-chamber Parliament.

Steadfast work is carried out together with the Central Commission for Elections and Referendums according to the plan under constitutional reforms implemented under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. Sessions of regional, Ashgabat, district and city People’s Councils on nomination of the candidates to the People’s Council and National Assembly are held at present time.

The Mejlis cooperates with the UN specialized structures and other international organizations and takes part in the activities held by these organizations.

The head of National Parliament has also informed about work carried out by the Mejlis in the context of implementation of social policy, in particular the state support of families with many children, maternity and childhood. In this regard, it was said that work for finding women with 8 or more children who are nominated to be awarded with honorary title “Ene Muahry” have been held in the country timed to International Women Day.

The deputies regular meet with electorate on sites, carry out advocacy on explanation of the meaning of the year “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust”, home and foreign policy pursued by the head of the state, and participate in various events organized on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the country’s independence.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted the importance of further law-making activity in solution of current objectives aimed at dynamic promotion of social and economic reforms, democratization of Turkmen society, innovative development of the country and improvement of wealth of the people.

Speaking of the award of mothers with many children, the President of Turkmenistan has highlighted the necessity of organization of these ceremonies in solemn atmosphere.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov has reported on work for improvement of social and living conditions of military personnel and personnel of law enforcement agencies.

It was noted that residential complex of the Ministry of Interior has been opened in Choganly residential estate, which is located in Bagtiyarlyk District of Ashgabat. This complex was named after Myalikguly Berdimuhamedov. At present time, the construction of other 40 comfortable cottages is carried out in this place at present time.

The construction of residential buildings for personnel of security forces is also continued in Byuzmeiyn district of the capital and Anau, Ahal Region.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that the state would continue taking comprehensive care of establishment of proper conditions for service and life of personnel of military and law enforcement agencies as well as for their families.

In this context, the President of Turkmenistan has noted the importance of integrated construction of social facilities and given specific instructions.

Successfully implementing Military doctrine of independent neutral Turkmenistan, which has defensive character, we would continue work in this direction, the leader of the nation said giving relative instructions to the vice-premier, the Secretary of the State Security Council.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Chairman of the Supreme Control Chamber, member of the State Security Council S. Berdimuhamedov has reported on preparation to the opening ceremony of the hothouse for vegetable and cucurbitaceous production in G. Atabayev Farming Association in Kaahka District, Ahal Region. Modern hothouse for cultivation of eco-friendly production has been built on 8 hectares and is provided with advanced technologies.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that provision of food abundance in the country is an important priority of social and economic policy.

Focusing the attention on construction of anniversary facilities, the head of the state has noted the importance of scientific approach to development of architectural projects and provision of their investment competiveness, having ordered to enforce control over the rates and quality of construction works providing the completion of construction according to the schedule.

Continuing the report, the vice-premier informed about the measures for improvement of activity of International Association «Türkmen alabaý itleri». Samples of badges «Türkmenistanyň at gazanan itşynasy» and «Türkmenistanyň halk itşynasy» as well as medal «Ýylyň türkmen edermen alabaýy» have been presented to the head of the state for review.

Having listened to the report, the President of the country highlighted that preservation and popularization of national historical and cultural heritage in the world are the main priorities of the state policy. Development of breeding of Turkmen shepherd dogs and increment of the livestock of this unique breed are important aspects of work in this direction.

Having studied in details the presented samples of badges and medal, the President of Turkmenistan approved them. It would be a sign of respect to traditions of dog breeding created by our ancestors, which are continued in measures taken in modern age for further improvement of the breed, the leader of the nation noted and addressed the vice-premier with certain instructions.

Number of other current matters of the state life, on which relative decisions have been made, were reviewed at the session.

Finishing video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished strong health, family wealth and big success in work for further prosperity of sovereign Motherland to the participants of the session.

MEETING OF THE "TURKMENISTAN-USA" BUSINESS COUNCIL

 

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On December 16, 2020, a regular meeting of the "Turkmenistan-USA" Business Council was held online, at which key aspects of trade-economic cooperation were discussed.

The meeting was attended by members of the Government, heads of key ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, senior representative of the US State Department Jonathan Henick, Executive Director of the Council Eric Stewart and heads of American companies-members of the Council, in particular, “John Deere”, “Case New Holland”, “Westport Trading Ltd", "Caterpillar", "Oxbow", "S2Global", "Visa,” “Boeing" and others.

During the meeting, the need to diversify the economic partnership between Turkmenistan and the United States was emphasized, in which investment, technological and financial directions occupy a special place.

In his speech, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov expressed the commitment of the Government of Turkmenistan to expand trade-economic cooperation with the United States. He noted the long-term positive contribution of American companies to various sectors of the Turkmen economy.

The importance of the "Turkmenistan - USA" Business Council in the development of mutually beneficial relations between the two countries was emphasized. Established in 2008 at the initiative of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Business Council has become an effective mechanism for establishing and strengthening relations between business structures of Turkmenistan and the United States.

Meetings of the Council are held annually in Ashgabat or in one of the US cities. The Business Council has repeatedly organized major business forums and exhibitions, during which the products of leading American manufacturers were demonstrated, including the presentation of plans for cooperation between American companies and their Turkmen partners. In the early years, about 60 American companies participated in such forums. At the subsequent stages, more than 100 American business structures took part in these events.

As part of today's meeting, separate online meetings were held between the leadership of leading American companies and members of the Government, heads of the agricultural complex and the banking system of Turkmenistan.

Extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

12.02.2021

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held an extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers, at which the results of the work of the Government for 2020 and January of this year were reviewed, reports of vice-premiers, number of ministers and heads of the regions were presented. Priority issues of the country's social and economic development were also discussed and key tasks for the sectors of the national economy for the current year were outlined.

The leaders of the Mejlis, members of the State Security Council, heads of administrations of the regions, districts and the capital, media, rectors of universities as well as other officials were invited to the meeting.

First, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushshikov has reported on the macroeconomic indicators of the past year, the implementation of the State budget and the development of investments from all sources of financing as well as on the comprehensive measures implemented according to the instructions of the head of state for further progressive social and economic development of the country.

Reporting on the outcomes for January 2021, the vice-premier has said that the GDP growth rate was 5.9 percent for the period under review. The volume of production has been increased by 4.1 percent compared to the same period last year.

The volume of retail trade in comparison with the corresponding period of 2020 has been increased by 17.8 percent.

Last month, the plan for the revenue of the State budget was fulfilled by 178.9 percent and the expenditure part by 83.1 percent.

The average wage at large and medium-sized enterprises of the country has been increased by 10.4 percent.

105 social facilities, more than 222.9 thousand square meters of housing as well as engineering and technical structures have been built under National Rural Program in a new version current January.

The Leader of the Nation was also presented with a draft Resolution on Approval of the Strategy for Management and Reform of Enterprises with State Share in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov approved and signed the submitted Resolution instructing the vice-premier to keep under unremitting control the implementation of the activities and works planned under this Strategy.

Further, the Minister of Finance and Economy M. Serdarov has reported on the execution of the State budget in 2020 and January of this year.

According to the results for January-December last year, the plan for state budget revenues was fulfilled by 101 percent, and on expenditures by 99.9 percent.

It was also reported that the plan for the development of investments under National Rural Program in the new edition was fulfilled by 121.4 percent.

As of February 1, 2021, the state budget revenues has been increased 1.8 times, the expenditure plan was fulfilled by 83.1 percent.

7 meetings of the balance committee were held, including 6 regional ones, have held in January.

13 state-owned objects were privatized for the period under review.

As of February 1, 2021, the construction of a number of facilities, engineering systems and structures as well as 44.7 thousand square meters of housing has been completed in the context of the implementation of the National Rural Program.

Chairman of the State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan S. Velbegov has reported on fulfilment of planned objectives by ministries and sectoral departments in 2020 and January of this year.

It was reported that growth has been achieved in the industrial sector last year compared to the previous year, including the production of liquefied gas - by 16.7 percent, lubricants - by 11.7 percent, polyethylene - by 83.5 percent, metal products. - by 1.6 percent, plastic and fiberglass pipes - by 45.8 percent.

In January 2021, the growth of production of petroleum coke was 58.7 percent, cement - 28.6 percent, plastic and fiberglass pipes - 6.8 percent, and sausages - 2.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

The volume of communication services has been increased by 6.8 percent in the period under review.

The production of vegetables has been increased by 31.9 percent compared to the corresponding period of last year, meat - by 2.6 percent, milk - by 3.7 percent, eggs - by 2 percent in agricultural complex in January this year,.

Further, Chairman of the Central Bank M. Annadurdiyev has reported on the results of the activities of the subordinate institutions in 2020 as well as in January of this year.

As of February 1, 2021, the total volume of loans, compared to the same date last year, has been increased by 11 percent.

The volume of loans allocated to the non-government sector of the economy has exceeded the same indicator of the previous year by 14.6 percent. The growth rate for the issuance of beneficial bank loans to private structures was 3.1 percent. 1,824 projects have been supported financially.

The volume of loans granted to private producers working in the agricultural industrial complex for the purchase of agricultural machinery and equipment has been increased by 33.5 percent in comparison with the same indicator last year.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Abdrahmanov has reported on the implementation of the Program of development of the country's oil and gas industry until 2030 in 2020 and January of this year.

It was noted that last year the plan for oil and gas condensate production has been fulfilled by 100 percent, natural and associated gas - by 101 percent and oil refining - by 101.7 percent. The growth rate of production of gasoline was 104.5 percent, diesel fuel - 104.4 percent, polypropylene - 102.2 percent, liquefied gas - 116.7 percent. It was also reported about the volumes of gas export and utilized investments.

The plan of oil refining was fulfilled by 100.8 percent, the production of gasoline - by 100.4 percent, diesel fuel - by 103.4 percent, polypropylene - by 102.5 percent, production of natural and associated gas - by 115.9 percent, the export of gas - by 110.6 percent, the development of investments - by 131.4 percent in January this year.

Having listened to the report, the head of state gave instructions on further modernization of the industry.

Addressing the audience, the President of Turkmenistan has noted that courageous ancestors of the Turkmen nation made a lot of effort to raise the authority of their native country, they used to build and create leaving an imperishable mark in history.

We honor and perpetuate the bright memory of these great personalities, and do many things for this.

It is worth to mention Alty Karliyev, Maya Kuliyeva, Byashim Nurali - representatives of theatrical, film and musical art as well as musicians-bakhshi - Shukur bakhshi, Magtumguly Garliyev, Saha Jepbarov, Turkmen poets and prose writers A. Agabayev and O. Odayeva. The original names of settlements, villages and other objects are also brought back.

In this regard, the head of state instructed the Mejlis of Turkmenistan to consider the subject of assigning the name of Yagshygeldy Kakayev to the International Oil and Gas University.

The leader of the nation has emphasized that Y. Kakaev was a prominent statesman and public figure of our country, a person with vast experience, a mentor. It was he who made a huge contribution to the formation of a modern system of the oil and gas industry including the foundation and development of the International Oil and Gas University.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on the outcomes of activities of ministries and departments of the transport and communications spheres in 2020 and in January this year. It was reported that the production plan for the structures of this complex has been fulfilled by 123 percent last year.

For the first month of 2021, the facilities of the sphere have fulfilled the production plan by 106.6 percent.

The growth rate for the Türkmendemirýollary agency was 114.7 percent, for the Türkmenawtoulaglary agency - 100.4 percent, for the Türkmendeňizderýaýollary agency - 102.2 percent. Relevant work has been carried out by the agency Türkmenhowaýollary in the reporting period.

The plan in the field of cargo transportation and cargo turnover by road, rail, air and sea transport has been fulfilled by 104.6 and 106.2 percent, respectively. The growth rate of the Türkmenaragatnaşyk Agency is equal to 106.8 percent.

Continuing the report, the vice-premier has said that in order to implement the tasks set in the Concept for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan in 2019-2025, the specialists of the "Türkmenaragatnaşyk" Agency have developed a draft Resolution on Approval of the State Program for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2021- 2025, which was submitted to the head of state for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the presented document and addressed specific instructions to the vice-premier to intensify the implementation of digitalization projects paying special attention to the development and building up of the relevant infrastructure.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdyliyev has reported on the results of the activities of the branches under his supervision over the past year and January 2021 as well as on the work carried out for development of investment program for the commissioning of construction projects in the current anniversary year and the draft Resolution on Approval of the Regulation on Licensing of Import Activities, Production and Sale of Chemical Products.

Thus, the plan for the production of products and the provision of services in the construction and industrial sector was fulfilled by 118.4 percent, the growth rate was 122.5 percent in January-December 2020.

For the first month of this year, the plan for production and work in this sector has been fulfilled by 131.6 percent.

According to the Ministry of Construction and Architecture, the plan of the works has been fulfilled by 106.2 percent with a growth rate of 102.4 percent for the reporting period.

In January this year, the Ministry of Industry and Construction Production has fulfilled the plan for the production and works by 120.4 percent. The growth rate was 120.6 percent.

By the Ministry of Energy, the electricity production plan has been fulfilled by 108.2 percent with a growth rate of 106 percent. The plan for the export of electricity has been fulfilled by 127.7 percent, the growth rate was equal to 112.9 percent.

During the same period, the State Concern "Türkmenhimiýa" has fulfilled the plan for production and provision of services by 177.2 percent with a growth rate of 148.6 percent.

The plan for the works and the services of Ashgabat’s Administration has been fulfilled by 114.4 percent.

The vice-premier has also submitted a draft of the developed investment program for the commissioning of construction projects in 2021 and a draft Resolution on Approval of the Regulation on Licensing activities for the Import, Production and Sale of Chemical Products to the head of state.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized the timeliness of the adoption of the new Regulation, which provides the amendments and addendums of existing national legislation.

Having signed the relevant Resolution, the head of state gave specific orders for the strict implementation of this important document to the vice-premier.

Highlighting the matters of the construction program for the current year, within the framework of which a lot of work lies ahead, the leader of the nation has noted that the volume of investments from all sources of funding is approaching 40 billion manats. These funds are intended for financing of the construction and reconstruction of plants and factories, hospitals, medical centers and health houses, kindergartens and schools, houses of culture, administrative centers, new settlements and residential buildings.

In this regard, the head of Turkmenistan pointed out the necessity to ensure strict control over the construction of industrial and social facilities, especially those that are scheduled to be commissioned in the capital to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the sacred independence of our state.

Having signed the Decree on the approval of the investment program for 2021, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave appropriate instructions for fulfilment the tasks outlined in the document to the vice-premier.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on the implementation of the instructions given earlier by the leader of the nation as well as on the results of work in 2020 and January this year in the trade and textile industries and business sector.

According to the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, the growth of trade volume in January this year compared to the same period last year was equal to 110.2 percent, the growth rate of production - 111.5 percent.

The growth of volume of products manufactured by the enterprises of the Ministry of the Textile Industry, including cotton yarn and fabrics, is equal to 117.1 and 101.8 percent respectively, garments and knitwear - 123.2 percent, leather products - 105 percent.

The production plan of the State Association "Türkmenhaly" has been fulfilled by 106 percent.

In January, the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange has held 24 trading sessions and concluded 2,434 contracts.

The growth rate of work performed by the Trade and Industrial Chamber was 116.8 percent.

The growth rate of agricultural and food production of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs was 155.6 percent and industrial production - 101.3 percent in January.

Further, the floor was given to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldinyyazov, who reported on the results of the work carried out in the supervised spheres of education, science, health care and sports in 2020 and January 2021 as well as on the development of drafts of a number of documents.

According to the Resolutions of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Center for Innovative Information of the Ministry of Education has ben opened, the Program for improving the activities of preschool institutions in the field of early development and improving the preparation of children for school in Turkmenistan for 2020-2025 and the Concept for Improving Education subjects in natural and exact sciences in Turkmenistan have been approved and adopted.

Last year, the Academy of Sciences monitored the implementation of 346 works in priority areas of science and technology. 3 doctoral, 14 candidate dissertations have been defended, relative academic degrees have been awarded.

Turkmen sportsmen participated in 11 international competitions, where they won 12 gold, 9 silver and 18 bronze medals.

In the first month of this year, medical and diagnostic institutions continued to work in medical areas. The IX Turkmen-German Health Forum has been held in video conference format. The country has officially registered the Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona vaccines made in the Russian Federation.

The State program in the field of state youth policy of Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 and the Program of support and development of physical culture and sports in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 have been approved by the Resolutions of the leader of the nation. Turkmenistan Cup online chess competition has been held.

Meetings with international organizations and relevant foreign ministries have been held in video conference format since the beginning of the year. Scientific and practical conferences, propaganda and explanatory events have held, programs have been prepared and articles have been published on occasion of the Year "Turkmenistan - Home of Peace and Trust".

Further, the vice-premier has presented draft documents to the head of state for review.

Having signed the Resolution on celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great thinker and classic poet of the East Magtumguly Fragi and the Order on the approval of the quota for admission of post-graduate students in 2021 to post-graduate school and applicants for a scientific degree, residents in clinical residency, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave specific instructions for their proper execution tot eh vice-premier.

Regarding the presented draft of new edition of the State Health Program, it was instructed to elaborate the program providing the construction of new hospitals with scientific and clinical centers in the regions of the country.

The head of state noted that research and production centers for virology, bacteriology and epidemiology have also to be built. The center have to have all conditions for deep scientific research in the field of epidemiology, molecular microbiology and immunology. In addition, these centers should conduct scientific research of the causes of endemic diseases, to determine the possibility of spreading infectious diseases, measures for their prevention and etiological sources.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has given the task to discuss these issues once again, to elaborate on program projects and then submit them to the Cabinet of Ministers for review.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on the results of the work of the supervised sphere in 2020 and January 2021.

Various major cultural events, exhibitions, meetings, creative contests, propaganda campaigns and musical celebrations, opening ceremonies and commissioning of social and cultural facilities have been organized last year.

Various meetings have been held in video conference format, a number of documents on international cooperation have been signed.

The plan of Turkmen State Publishing Service has been fulfilled by 108.9 percent.

Organization Committee has been established to hold high-level celebrations and events on the occasion of the glorious 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence and its composition has been approved.

Various creative contests to mark the anniversary of independence and the 140th anniversary of the Turkmen capital have been announced. The advanced world experience is being studied in order to organize festive celebrations at a high level.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs R. Meredov has made a report on the results of the activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the context of the consistent implementation of the foreign policy of independent neutral Motherland in 2020 and January 2021.

Last year, the President of Turkmenistan has paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan and also held a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, who paid a working visit to our country. During this period, the head of state has taken part in a number of high-level meetings and forums held online and also made a video message at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had telephone conversations with the UN Secretary General and the leaders of foreign states, during which priority issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, which meet common interests, have been discussed.

Reporting on the results for January 2021, the vice-premeir, the Foreign Minister has stressed the importance of the events that took place in the past month. It inclues the commissioning of a 30-kilometer railway line between Akina and Andkhoy stations in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a power transmission line with 500 kilovolts voltage and a length of 153 kilometers along the Kerki (Turkmenistan) - Andkhoy (Afghanistan) route, as well as Ymamnazar (Turkmenistan) - Akina (Afghanistan) and Serhetabat (Turkmenistan) - Turgundy (Afghanistan) international fiber-optic communication system and transit flows. Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Mohammad Ashraf Ghani have taken part in the celebrations on this occasion in online mode.

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on joint exploration, development and development of hydrocarbon resources of the Dostluk field in the Caspian Sea was another important event. Leaders of two countries Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Ilham Aliyev have taken part in the signing ceremony of this important document, which reflects the high level of traditionally friendly, good-neighborly interstate relations.

On January 29, an official start was given to the International Year of Peace and Trust, which was proclaimed by the relevant Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, adopted at the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan. A solemn ceremony on this occasion took place at the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the report, the vice-premier, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has presented the draft Resolutions on holding international conferences, celebrations and events in honor of the 30th anniversary of independence of Turkmenistan and the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality as well as on the occasion of the announcement of the slogan of 2021 “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust ”; on the approval of the Foreign Trade Strategy of Turkmenistan for 2021-2030; on the establishment of Interdepartmental Commission for coordination of work of the "Single Window for Export-Import Operations" system to the head of state for review.

Having listened to the report and signing the submitted Resolutions, the leader of the nation gave specific instructions for their implementation including ensuring a high level of all planned events to the head of the Foreign Ministry.

Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has informed about the activities of the parliament for modernization of the legislative sphere of the country in 2020 and in the first month of this year.

4 meetings of the Mejlis have been held, a total of 102 documents have been adopted including 57 laws and 45 resolutions of National parliament.

Plan of legislative work of the Mejlis for 2021 has been developed. Currently, based on proposals from the relevant ministries and sectoral departments, new legal documents are being developed.

Together with the Central Election Committee, regional administrations political parties, public associations, The Mejlis is carrying out appropriate work on the organized preparation for the election of members of the People’s Council. Members and experts of the parliament have taken part in video meetings and seminars, which contribute to the build-up of bilateral interstate partnership, further improvement of legislative activity and the implementation of state programs.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has emphasized the relevance of the consistent improvement of national legislative base in the context of the implementation of large-scale reforms aimed at strengthening of the foundations of democratic, legal, secular Turkmen state, ensuring high rates of economic development and a steady increment of living standards of citizens.

This jubilee year, the Turkmen parliamentarians face the most important tasks related to the adoption of new laws that contribute to the further progress of our sovereign Motherland and the welfare of the Turkmen people. Deputies should be in the center of public events and to study the needs of the people, the leader of the nation summed up.

Continuing the extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers, Head of State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov moved on to issues of the agricultural complex, giving the floor to the heads of the regions and the vice-premier who is in charge of the agricultural industrial complex.

Head of the Ahal Region Y. Gurbanov, Head of Balkan Region T. Atahalliyev, Head of Dashoguz Region N. Nazarmyradov, Head of Lebap Region Sh. Amangeldiev, Head of Mary Region D. Annaberdiyev have made reports on fulfilment of works and objectives over 2020 and outlined for current year as well as on the outcomes of work carried out in January this year.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on the results of the activities of the branches under his supervision in 2020 and January this year as well as on the progress of reforms in agriculture and seasonal field works in the regions.

It was noted that last year the growth rate of production in the ministry and departments of the agricultural industrial complex was 104 percent compared to 2019. The investment development plan was fulfilled by 120.4 percent.

In January this year, the growth rate of production volumes, work and services was 104.2 percent compared to the same period last year in agro-industrial complex in general. This indicator of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection has reached 104.3 percent, the State Water Management Committee - 103.6 percent, the State Association “Türkmen atlary” - 104 percent. The investment development plan has been fulfilled by 125.2 percent.

35,000 hectares of land were sown with fodder crops in order to increase the livestock population and provide livestock breeders with fodder last autumn.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the Decree on planting trees in Turkmenistan in 2021 as well as the Decree on approving water use limits in regions and districts in 2021.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov has reported on work done in 2020 and in the first month of the year on the implementation of the instructions of the President of Turkmenistan in order to successfully advance large-scale military reform.

Four meetings of the State Commission have been held during the reporting period according to the Regulation on the State Cybersecurity Commission, in order to properly fulfill the tasks arising from the State Cybersecurity Program and the plan for its implementation for 2017-2021,.

The leader of the nation has noted that taking into account the implementation of work on systematic introduction of a digital system and advanced information and communication technologies that meet international standards in all sectors of the national economy, it is necessary to carry out combined work to ensure cybersecurity in these areas. At the same time, great importance has to be paid to the issues of regular modernization of activities in the field of cybersecurity.

Noting the importance of large-scale reform being carried out in the military sphere, the head of state has focused on the importance of improving combat training and patriotic education of young defenders of the Motherland.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Chairman of the Supreme Control Chamber S. Berdimuhamedov has reported on the situation at large facilities and buildings of industrial and social purposes, which are scheduled for commissioning in honor of the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Motherland.

All planned work for the opening of a number of facilities has been completed on time in the first days of 2021.

Gas compressor station has been put into operation at the Malay field in the Charjew district.

The vice-premier has also informed about the work being carried out on new buildings in the capital, scheduled for commissioning this year.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has emphasized the importance of wider introduction of advanced technologies and know-how in construction as well as a scientific approach to the development of architectural projects and ensuring their investment competitiveness.

Further, addressing the meeting participants, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has described the results of the work done last year. The leader of the nation has noted that the past year turned out to be difficult and hard for all of us but we have managed to fulfill almost all our plans. All events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the neutrality of the Motherland have been held. Work on development and adoption of laws based on the invariable national principles of independence, neutrality, peace and democracy has been continued.

The reformation of the country's highest legislative body - the establishment of a two-chamber Parliament, which was launched after the introduction of amendments and addendums of the Constitution, has been almost completed.

The President of Turkmenistan has emphasized that we have maintained high growth rates of national economy. Last year, the GDP growth was 5.9 percent, including 3.3 percent in the industry, 15.1 in trade, 4.7 percent in transport and communication industry.

About 12 thousand new work places have been created. The rate of national currency has also been kept within the intended limits. New measures have been taken on the way of increasing the power and competitiveness of the Motherland. The main structures and sectors of the national economy are developing steadily.

Over $ 38 billion has been invested in the construction industry as part of the planned programs, the leader of the nation said. Last year, 45 large industrial and social facilities with a total value of about $ 8 billion were commissioned from all sources of financing.

Last year, about 1 million 500 thousand tons of wheat, over 1 million 200 thousand tons of cotton were produced, which made it possible to ensure the country's food security, the head of Turkmenistan stressed.

Residential buildings with a total area of over 2 million square meters including luxury apartments were commissioned last year, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted. This allowed thousands of families, including low-income ones, to celebrate housewarming.

A new stage has been started in the development of systems of science, education, pedagogy. Numerous kindergartens are under construction, higher educational institutions, health care, culture and sports centers equipped with the most modern technology are being opened. Systematic work continues on the transformation of the economy and its transfer to market rails.

As President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted describing the past year, it was marked by numerous major events and successes and would forever remain in the history of the state and the memory of the people. Indeed, a colossal work has been done to use the country's natural resources, its enormous economic potential and the spiritual and cultural prosperity of the nation effectively in 2020.

At the same time, the head of state reiterated that all our achievements became possible only due to the wide support of the people provided to the policy and to their active participation in the ongoing transformations. In this regard, the leader of the nation has expressed his sincere gratitude to everyone who, through their work, contributed to the success of the independent Motherland, to the heads of ministries, branch departments and ordinary workers.

Addressing the meeting participants, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that every year of the country's life is marked by some slogan. The announced slogan of this year "Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust" has a huge meaning.

Speaking about this, the leader of the nation has emphasized the importance of promoting the rise of the patriotic spirit of the people, implementing projects and programs aimed at further development of the Motherland, strengthening of its economic potential, improvement of social and living conditions of the people.

The head of state has noted further that the results of the activities of all complexes in 2020 were reviewed, steps were outlined to eliminate the shortcomings at the recently held special working meetings. And now the next task for managers in order to improve work is to fulfill these instructions and planned measures in a short time.

We need new projects, new ideas and management solutions for successful development of the Motherland. It means that initiatives should be put forward, and there should be as many of them as possible, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

We must increase the volume of production of import-substituting products developing the countless natural resources of the country and effectively use these colossal opportunities in the future.

The leader of the nation has also outlined improvement of the quality of life of the population, provision of the growth of their income, opening of new work places and attraction of the largest possible amount of investment among the main tasks of all officials for the current year.

As the head of Turkmenistan emphasized, we must celebrate significant dates important for our state - the 30th anniversary of sacred independence and the 140th anniversary of the white marble capital, Ashgabat, on the highest organizational level.

In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan has inquired about the relevant preparatory work that is carried out in the main city of the country.

Reporting on this subject, Head of Ashgabat’s Administration Y. Gylyjov has informed that cultural program has been prepared in honor of the glorious dates. The program includes organization of various creative contests, musical festivals, art readings, concerts and exhibitions. Special attention is paid to this work in order to carry out the planned events on high level.

Noting the significance of these dates in the life of the capital, the head of state has stressed that the planned events should embody the achievements of the country and especially Ashgabat in the years of independence, the success of the era of might and happiness, the prosperous life of the citizens.

Further, addressing the meeting participants, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has reminded that it is known that traditional contest was announced to determine the best of the districts in terms of social, economic and cultural indicators among disrtricts and cities with district authorities in the regions. Having noted that special commission under the leadership of the Trade Unions summed up the results of this review, the head of state gave floor to chairman of the National Center of Trade Unions G. Atayeva for a report.

It was reported that based on the analysis of the information provided, the best district of the country in 2020 was selected.

According to the results of the review, S. A. Niyzov district, Dashoguz Region has become the winner.

Having listened to the information, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the Orders on awarding a cash prize of $ 1 million to the administration of S.A. Niyazov district, Dashoguz Region and on announcement of similar competition in 2021.

Summing up the outcomes of the meeting, the President of Turkmenistan has stated with satisfaction that despite the difficulties and negative phenomena that have arisen in the world, we have managed to maintain peace and security, achieve social and economic growth, and improvement of the living standards of people. Thus, our country and we are confidently moving forward with it.

Concluding the extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers, head of state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished good health and great success to all the participants and well-being to his native people.

The session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan is held in online mode

  /   State News Agency of Turkmenistan  /   26.11.2020  /   

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held regular session of the Cabinet of Ministers in online mode. Current issues of the government policy as well as number of documents have been reviewed at the session.

In the beginning of the session, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushikov has reported on practical measures for introduction of digital system to the branches of the economy and provision of services in electronic format to the population.

In this regard, the Vice-premier has presented the proposal on use of digital systems in the process of crediting to the citizens of the country to the President of Turkmenistan for review.

Having approved the presented proposals, the Head of the State has ordered the Vice-premier to hold under permanent attention the fulfilment of works specified in the Concept of development of digital economy in Turkmenistan in 2019 – 2025 in set timeline.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has also requested to conduct an explanatory work among the population about the importance of new banking services in electronic format.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov has reported on work for further improvement of activity of facilities of oil and gas complex and promotion of number of investment projects implemented in accordance with the Program of development of oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan until 2030.

Draft Resolution on Entering into additional agreement for provision of services for increment of output of oil wells at Goturdepe oil deposit has been presented to the Head of the State for review.

Having signed the presented Resolution, the President of the country sent it to the Vice-premier, having given certain instructions related to the attraction of foreign investments and advanced world practice and modern technologies.

In his turn, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on establishment of special agricultural land fund for cultivation of crops, which are listed in the government order, in the regions of the country.

The land from the fund will be given to agricultural producer for leasing up to 99 years. At the same time, 70 percent of the land is proposed to be used on contractual base of cultivation of wheat, cotton and other crops from the government order list. The rest of the land can be sown with other crops for scientifically based crop rotation with the term that the plan for production of wheat and cotton has been fully fulfilled.

Summing up the report, the President of Turkmenistan has ordered to hold major reforms in agricultural complex under permanent attention.

The Head of the State has given number of certain instructions to the Vice-premier, which are related to seasonal agricultural works, implementation of advanced technologies and scientific achievements, improvement of land fertility, rational use of water resources.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on work in the structures under his supervision, improvement of equipment and facility base of transport and communication complex including the measures for further provision of full operation of Turkmenbashy International Seaport.

The Vice-premier has reported that at present, the Türkmendeňizderýaýollary Agency works on development of the maritime fleet and attraction of foreign investments by expansion of services.

It was also reported to the Head of the State about the situation in the spheres, which are temporarily under his supervision, including construction field, chemical and power energy industries, works at production and social facilities.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that our country makes large-scale work for development of transport corridors, which support the assertion of Turkmenistan as an important transit hub of the continent. It also provides the conditions for further strengthening of social and economic potential of the region and expansion of its transport and logistic infrastructure.

In this context, the President of the country has pointed out the necessity of modernization of profile infrastructure and introduction of the latest technologies.

At the same time, the Leader of the Nation has focused on permanent control of the quality of service in the sphere of passenger and cargo transportation by all modes of transport and provision of modern communication services. Development of transport complex would always be a priority of our policy, the Head of the State said.

Having highlighted that major international projects are implemented in the country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested the Vice-premier to put all efforts for implementation of all plans.

The Leader of the Nation has also pointed out the necessity to hold under personal control all matters related to construction of facilities, having paid special attention to provision of these facilities with necessary construction and decoration materials.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on work for implementation of social and economic strategy in trade complex, solution of the utmost objectives specified by the Head of the State in this sphere.

Information about the measures for development of textile industry has been presented. It was informed that eco-friendly production of local textile facilities is on high demand of local consumers and in foreign markets.

Having pointed out the importance of provision of high quality, expansion of variety of production, further development of service sphere and marketing, the Leader of the Nation addressed the Vice-premier with number of specific assignments.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on the situation in the spheres under her supervision and work for improvement of activity of mass media.

It was mentioned that according the Concept of development of digital economy in the in Turkmenistan in 2020 – 2025, which was developed at the initiative of the President of the country, new mechanisms, models and technologies are introduced to working process and organizational structures of mass media.

Local network has been made between creative and production divisions during digital transformation of mass media, optimization of cooperation between newspaper, magazines and technical production is ongoing.

In this context, proposals on re-organization of work of some newspapers and magazines have been presented to the Head of the state.

Summing up the report, the President of the country has focused on the main objectives of national mass media, which are to popularize the achievements of Turkmenistan, priorities of its home and foreign policy and highlight important events.

Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that transition of printing media from traditional paper carriers to electronic format and internet versions is one of the directions of digitization of Turkmen mass media, which main goal is to enter the level of modern standards.

In this aspect, it is necessary to study and adopt the best world practice, to use new media technologies and develop joint informational projects and improve qualification of journalists, Turkmen leader said.

Having approved the proposals on further improvement of work of newspapers and magazines, the Head of the state ordered to accelerate the transit to electronic system, which would allow enhancing the level of awareness of international community about life of our country and its achievements, having given relative instructions to the Vice-premier.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported of the situation in the spheres under his supervision, work on propaganda and assertion of the principles of healthy life style and popularization of sports including the cycling among the population.

Being a member of the International Olympic Committee and Olympic Council of Asia, Turkmenistan makes deserving contribution to the development of Olympic movement. The World Track Cycling Championship at the race track of the Ashgabat Olympic village on October 13 – 17 would be an important step on this way, the Vice-premier said, having presented the draft of relative resolution to the Head of the State for review.

Having noted the importance of the World Track Cycling Championship, which would be visual indication of fruitful cooperation with international sport organizations including with the International Cycling Union, the Leader of the Nation ordered to take all measures for conducting of this prestige tournament on high level.

Having signed the Resolution on the World Track Racing Championship in Ashgabat in 2021, the President of Turkmenistan sent it to the Vice-premier, having given him number of assignments on solution of the objectives set out in the document.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs R. Meredov has reported to Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the plans of cooperation of Turkmenistan with international organizations.

In this context, it was reported about the draft project of development of the energy diplomacy of Turkmenistan for 2021 – 2025. This document sets out the main directions of cooperation with specialized structures of the UN, International Energy Agency, Energy Charter and other profile structures.

Special attention is paid to rational use of natural resources, enhancement of energy efficiency, strengthening and active implementation of the potential of alternative energy.

For this purpose, the Draft National Strategy for development of renewable energy industry in Turkmenistan until 2030, which outlines priority goals in this direction, has been developed together with the UNDP, OSCE and International Renewable Energy Agency, (IRENA).

Implementation of modern technologies and innovations to all branches of the economy, is an important aspect of the partnership with international organizations. In this sphere, the main role is given to strengthening of cooperation with specialized structures including the World Intellectual Property Organization.

At this moment, Drat Program of the development of the system of intellectual property of Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025, which provides integrated measures for solution of objectives set in this sphere, has been developed with WIPO.

Cooperation with international organizations in humanitarian spheres, which is aimed at improvement of activity democratic institutes, efficient fulfilment of undertaken country’s obligations in human right sphere, has fruitful character.

In this regard, it was noted that national Acton Plan for Gender Equality for 2015 – 2020 is executed. Relative government establishments of Turkmenistan together with e UNDP and the UN Population Fund has developed the Draft of similar plan for the coming five years.

Under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, our country also actively cooperates with international organizations in such important sphere s security and counteracting global challenges and threats.

In this context, National strategy for prevention of violent extremism and terrorism for 2020 – 2024 has been approved by the Resolution of the Head of the State.

Draft National Action Plan for 2021 – 2024has been developed for its implementation by profile ministries and departments of Turkmenistan together with the UN Counterterrorism Department and the UN Regional Center of Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia.

At present time, a proper work is carried out for development of final revisions of the above-mentioned long-term documents, which is on the final stage.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted that cooperation with international organizations is one of the priorities of foreign strategy of neutral Turkmenistan, which is aimed at dynamic development of bilateral and multilateral cooperation. Under format of this fruitful cooperation, our country makes specific proposals aimed at the solution of the main modern issues.

The fact of the adoption of number of resolutions, which have been initiated by Turkmenistan, indicates the currency, appropriateness and commitment to long-term interests of the world community.

Demonstrating invariable commitment to undertaken obligations, our country works with the UN and its specialized agencies, which has strategic character, and closely cooperates with other international competent structures and is willing to intensify the established efficient relations in the above-mentioned and other spheres.

Speaking of this, the Head of the State has approved the draft documents and ordered the Vie-premier, the Foreign Minister, to continue systematic work in this direction including in the context of practical implementation of constructive initiatives proposed by Turkmenistan.

After, the floor was given to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov, who reported on the fulfilment of the utmost objectives given by President Gurbabguly Berdimuhamedov for successful realization of the military reform by military and law enforcement agencies.

Having listened to the report, the Leader of the Nation noted that following the provisions of the Military doctrine, which was adopted according to peaceful and humane government policy, the government would continue taking measures for steadfast strengthening of equipment and facility of security forces.

Having focused on the importance of provision ofcoordinated work of military and law enforcement agencies, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the Vice-premier, Secretary of the State Security Council with specific assignments.

Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has informed the Head of the State on activity of National Parliament for modernization of national legislation.

It was highlighted that development of new bills is carried out in the context of the priorities of the state policy and according the utmost objectives given by the President of Turkmenistan to the deputy corps.

At present time, legal acts in the sphere of labor relations, protection of rights and interests of the citizens, efficient and rational use of land and energy resources, creation of renewable sources of energy, health care of the population, prevention of diseases, improvement of activity of local administration authorities as well as other social issues, to which President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov pays special attention, are developed based on proposals of relative ministries and departments.

The development of legal acts is carried out taking into account universal standards of international law and national legal practice.

Information about the strengthening of Inter-parliamentary relations and intensification of cooperation with the UN and its structures, other competent international organizations has been presented. In this context, it was reported on the events, which have been held with the Inter-parliamentary Union, WHO, UNPF and UNICEF in online format.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted the currency of further steadfast improvement of national legal base in the context of strengthening of the bases of democratic, legal and temporal Turkmen state, provision of high rates of development of the economy, steady growth of wealth of the citizens.

The Head of the State has highlighted the importance of participation of the deputies in celebration events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of neutrality of the Motherland, which have to be organized on high level.

Summing up the session, the President of Turkmenistan has noted that finishing the calendar year, it is necessary to analyze fulfilment of important government assignments, where the digitization of the economy is one of the main goals.

In this regard, Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has given specific assignments on steadfast conduct of works for analysis of development of national economy.

We have adopted the program of transit of the country to digital system, based on which the programs of each ministry and profile department have been specified, the Head of the State said and requested the Vice-premier to control fulfilment of these programs.

In its turn, the President has given instructions to the Vice-premiers to prepare reports on activity of the spheres under their supervision. The Leader of the Nation has continued that we would listened to the reports of the deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers and heads of the regions at the next session of the Cabinet of Ministers and reports of the heads of the military and law enforcement agencies at the next session of the State Security Council.

Specific instructions have been given for high-level organization of international events on occasion of the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s neutrality. The Leader of the Nation has also given instructions related to the celebration of New Year holiday.

Other important matters of the state life, on which relative decisions have been made, were reviewed at the session.

Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

  /   State News Agency of Turkmenistan  /   22.01.2021  /   

On January 22, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers where current issues of the state life have been discussed and drafts of some documents aimed at further social and economic development of the country have been reviewed.

In the beginning of the session, Vice-premier G. Mushikov has reported on the Draft Resolution on privatization of some buildings in Ashgabat as well as on the work carried out by the Committee on precious stones and germs.

Draft Resolution on direct privatization of shops, restaurant and shopping mall on conditions of keeping the main profile of their activity and work places by the members of the UIET in Ashgabat has been presented to Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for review.

Continuing the report, the information on activity of the Committee on precious metals and germs of the Central Bank, which provides formation, accounting, storage, sale processing has been presented. The activity of the committee includes control of physical individuals and legal entities producing jewelry and other production from precious metals and stones and using them in their work.

It was informed that the provisions of the Committee and registration documents have been elaborated together with relative establishments. In this regard. The proposal on renaming of this government organization to the Fund of precious metals and germs of the Central Bank has been given to the Head of the State for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that our country has reached dynamic growth of socially oriented economic sphere, which is based on various forms of ownership and provides staged transit to market relations.

Measures undertaken in this direction support to increment of the share of non-governmental section of national economy, the Leader of the Nation noted. Having signed the Resolution on privatization of some facilities in Ashgabat, the head of Turkmenistan sent it to the Vice-premier, having addressed relative instructions.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has approved the proposal on renaming of the Committee to the Fund of precious metals and germs of the Central Bank, having requested the Vice-premier and profile departments to carry out necessary work.

Further, the Vice-premier has reported on the activity in the complex under his supervision as well as on time completion of construction of the facilities in Dashoguz Region, which are timed to be opened on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Motherland’s independence.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov has reported to the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the measures for enhancement of production potential of the facilities of oil and gas complex, increment of production volumes and processing of hydrocarbon materials. Draft Resolution on procurement of pipes have been presented to the Head of the State for review.

It was also reported on the work on the project of construction of the second plant for production of gasoline from natural gas in Ahal region. Relative documents on project design and turn-key construction of this petrochemical complex have been signed between the State Concern Türkmengaz and group of Japanese companies in 2018 and 2019.

In addition, the Vice-premier has reported on the course of construction of Turkmen part of Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India gas line as well as on the situation at the construction sites of the facilities planned to be opened this year on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Motherland’s independence.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has focused on the objectives of further steadfast development of oil and gas industry.

In this regard, the Leader of the Nation has noted the appropriateness of development of the second project of the plant for production of gasoline from natural gas in Ahal region by our specialists and scientists together with Japanese partners and has given instructions to relative officials.

Having signed the Resolution on procurement of various drilling pipes by the State Concern Türkmennebit, the Head of the State sent it to the Vice-premier, having given relative instructions.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has stated with delight steadfast dynamics of realization of the TAPI project.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has made special mention of the importance of the Memorandum of Understanding signed on the day before between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on joint exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources of Dostluk Field in Caspian Sea.

The head of Turkmen state has highlighted that this is a true historical event in life of our countries and people, which marked new phase in energy cooperation between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.

Additional stimulus for income of big foreign investments to Caspian region are made, the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, strong impulse would be given to development and dynamic growth of national economies, opening of new work places, enhancement of level and quality of people’s life.

The President has also ordered Vice-premier M. Meredov as a Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers who is in charge of Lebap Region to take the construction of new production and social facilities in Lebap Region under special control.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has reported on the situation in the spheres under his supervision, in particular in power energy and construction spheres.

Speaking of the fulfilment of instructions given by the Head of the State, the Vice-premier has informed about work for development of Turkmen capital. It was also informed about the situation at construction sites of big facilities, which opening is timed to the 30th anniversary of independence.

Important facility, Kerky – Shibargan power line has been opened with participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the first days of 2021, which is held under slogan “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust”.

The Ministry of Energy also plans to put such important facilities as gas turbine 432 MW power station in Lebap Region and Turkmen part of aerial powerline Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan on occasion of remarkable date.

In addition, power energy industry plans to open the first part of circular electrical system, which is built between the regions in Ahal – Balkan and Balkan – Dashoguz directions and the complex of substations in Ahal – Balkan line. The Vice-premier has presented the Draft Resolution on additional agreements to the Head of the State for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted exclusive importance of work for further modernization of power energy system of the country in strict compliance with objectives set in the Program of social and economic development of Turkmenistan in 2020 – 2025.

Having signed the Resolution on additional agreements on procurement of necessary equipment, material and vehicles for improvement of reliability of energy system of the country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent it to the Vice-premier, having requested to provide strict control of its execution.

The Head of the State has also ordered to hold the development of the main city of the country under permanent control.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on work for development of the State Program of development of digital economy in Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025 as well as the Plan of its realization.

It was informed that adoption of new Program proposes the amendments and addendums of existing legal acts in digitization sphere, determining of the objectives for formation of Electronic Government system, improvement of digital education and healthcare, training of personnel as well as phased provision of electronic services at single portal of state services e.gov.tm.

The Vice-premier has also reported on the situation at the facilities of transport and communication complex and in Balkan Region, which is under his supervision, opening of the facilities timed to be opened on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Motherland’s independence.

Having listened to the report, the President requested the Vice-premier to accelerate the rates of works and to hold realization of planned measures in this direction as well as construction of facilities in the complex under his supervision and in Balkan region planned to be opened under control.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on work for opening of the platform of electronic trade of textile production.

It was informed that development of electronic base, which pages would have relative information about textile brands, market services including registration of orders on various textile production made in the country, is carried out at present time.

It is also planned to organize delivery of orders on textile production around the country and to foreign countries in the future. Electronic trade platform will be provided with special software. In future, it is planned to establish cooperation with global virtual trade platforms and national informational service resources and trade platforms.

This project is planned to be realized by joint efforts of Altyn Asyr marketing center of the Ministry of Textile Industry and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

The Vice-premier has also informed the Leader of the Nation about rates of works at the facilities of trade complex and in Ahal Region, which is under his supervision, which opening is planned on the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that trade sector is among the leading industries demonstrating advanced positions and achievements of national economy in the conditions of transit to market relations. Having pointed out the importance of quality, expansion of variety of production, further development of service sphere and marketing, the Leader of the Nation demanded to accelerate the works for establishment of the platform of electronic trade of textile production, having given certain instructions to the Vice-premier.

Having noted that new facilities are visual indications of successfully implemented socially oriented policy of the state, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the Vice-premier to provide strict control of the quality of construction works at the facilities and their completion in set timeline.

Having noted that opening of hothouse farms built by local entrepreneurs in various parts of the country in the beginning of the spring would support the provision of food abundance, the Head of the State highlighted the relevance to organize the exhibition of agricultural production, having addressed Vice-premier Ch. Gylyjov and E. Orazgeldiyev with specific instructions.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported to leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on work for development of the Program of support and development of physical training and sports in Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025 and the Plan of activities for its realization, having presented the draft of relative Resolution to the Head of the State for review.

Improvement of legal base of support and development of physical training and sport in Turkmenistan, intensification of cooperation with profile foreign organizations, introduction of the achievements of world practice in the sphere of digital and innovative technologies to national sport sphere, popularization of physical culture and sports among the population, especially among the youth, training of masters of sport of international level, development of science in the sphere of physical culture and sports as well as other important activities are specified as the main objectives of the Program.

All these measures are aimed at strengthening of health of the nation, prevention of diseases as well as at bringing of Turkmen sports to advanced positions in the world.

Having approved the presented project, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the Resolution and gave instructions for fulfilment of objectives set in the Program to the Vice-premier.

Further, the Head of the State has called Minister of Health Protection and Medical Industry N. Amannepesov to the session of the Cabinet of Ministers. The Minister has reported on the relations established with foreign partners in healthcare field including with leading clinics of Germany and doctors.

It was informed that IX Turkmen – German Healthcare Forum, during which the work performed up to date is analyzed and utmost future objectives are specified, is held these days.

Following the principles of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Healthy mother – healthy child – healthy future”, important medical issues on urology and health protection of mother would be discussed during the forum.

It was mentioned in the report that Turkmenistan has become the first state in Central Asia, which have officially approved the use of Sputnik V vaccine on its territory and entered the first ten of countries that has registered this vaccine. It was informed that test of the vaccine has started these days.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State highlighted the importance of Turkmen – German forum, having given number of relative instructions.

Speaking of Sputnik V vaccine from Russia registered in Turkmenistan, the Head of the State focused on importance of measures in prevention and combating of infectious diseases.

In this context, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has ordered the Minister of Health Protection and Medical Industry to continue working on registration of new EpiVacCorona vaccine, which is developed in Russian Federation, in Turkmenistan as well as on preventive medicine and vaccines from other partner countries.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on work for organization of art contests to mark the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence.

The contest of famous Turkmen song among popular singers of foreign countries as well as review of works of young designers of Central Asia is among planned international events of this year.

It is planned to announce the contest among sport reporters of the country for provision of high level of broadcasting and commenting of international sport competitions, which will be held in Turkmen capital in 2021.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of targeted reviews in finding of new talents, having given the instructions for high-level organization of relative events, which have to reflect national color.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on seasonal works in the regions. It was noted that preparation of lands to spring sowing of cotton is carried out in the fields. Service and maintenance of equipment and tools, which will be used in the sowing campaign, are continued.

Draft Resolution, according to which it is planned to produce 1,250,000 tons of cotton and 620,000 hectares of land would be allocated for sowing, has been presented to Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for review.

The Vice-premier has also reported on the situation in agricultural complex and Mary Region under his supervision, at the facilities under construction in agricultural complex. In particular, it was informed about construction of the Center of International Ahalteke Equestrian Association and International Association «Türkmen alabaý itleri» in Ashgabat and its branches in all regions of the country as well as on preparation to National Turkmen Horse Day on high level in Mary Region this year.

Summing up the report, the President of the country has requested to pay special attention to compliance with agricultural standards during field works and rational use of water resources.

Having signed the Resolution on production of cotton in Turkmenistan in 2021, the President of the country sent it to the Vice-premier, having given relative instructions.

The Head of the State has requested to hold realization of National rural program under strict control including construction works at the facilities of agricultural complex in Mary Region planned to be opened on occasion of the holiday.

Turkmen leader has focused attention of relative officials on making of all conditions for breeding of ahalteke horses and alabays, which are pride and national heritage of our people.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on execution of BOMCA and CADAP programs of European Union.

Special attention is paid to long-term programs and projects for provision of peace and security, stable economic development, healthcare, education, science and culture implemented together with EU.

It includes Central Asia Border Management Support Program (BOMCA) and Central Asia Drug Action Program (CADAP), which are implemented since 2003.

The events in following directions are planned to be held within coming five year under BOMCA program: support strengthening of cooperation between Central Asian countries and Afghanistan in enhancement of border and customs security by economic growth, introduction of advanced international practice and informational and technical methods in management of borders; assistance to law enforcement structures in detection and investigation of transnational crime; improvement of digital operations of movement of goods across border and strengthening of regional trade in this sphere.

The activities, which are planned to be carried out under five-year CADAP program, are aimed at intensification of cooperation in improvement of national legislation in combating illegal drug trafficking based on international practice and support to implementation of the legislation; prevention of illegal drug trafficking for strengthening of public health; establishment of unified regional informational system for combating illegal drug trafficking; formation of national informational networks; expansion of cooperation of our country with EU, the UN Department for Drugs and Crime, WHO and other international organization.

The Vice-premier has presented projects of financial agreements on the 7th phase of CADAP program and 10th phase of BOMCA program for 2021 – 2025 to the Head of the State for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of positive dynamics of development of relations between Turkmenistan and European Union, approved the presented proposals and gave specific instructions to the head of the Foreign Ministry.

Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has informed about current activity of National Parliament on improvement of legal base of social and economic reforms in the country, improvement of social and living conditions of life of the population and promotion of foreign initiatives of the President of Turkmenistan.

The Head of National Parliament has also informed about work carried out by the Mejlis for preparation to organized elections of members of the People’s Council.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted the importance of further legal making activity for solution of objectives aimed at dynamic promotion of social and economic reforms, democratization of Turkmen society and innovative development of the country.

Speaking of coming election campaign of members of the People’s Council, the Head of the State has pointed out the necessity of its organization on high level.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov has reported on the activity for support of public stability and realization of large-scale military reform.

It was also reported to Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on preparation to the celebration of the Motherland Defender Day observed in the country on January 27.

Having listened to the report and highlighted exclusive importance of steadfast strengthening of defensive capability and improvement of personnel potential of the Armed Forces, the President of the country noted that sovereign Turkmenistan has always been and would be committed to its neutral status and gave specific instructions on further improvement of activity of military and law enforcement agencies.

Addressing the members of the Government, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted the importance of 2021, which is marked with glorious 30th anniversary of the Motherland’s independence.

Big work has been performed with wide support of native people for 30 years, many actual objectives have been solved and modern image has been given to cities and villages of the country.

Having noted that this is big merit of each official in these achievements, the Head of Turkmenistan highlighted that it would be appropriate to appreciate their work deservingly and to award them with state award prior to the holiday.

In this regard, the Leader of the Nation has ordered to prepare biography of each official, which would reflect his working activity, certain input to development of our neutral state.

Other important issues of the state life, on which relative decisions have been made, were reviewed at the session.

Finishing the session of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished strong health, family wealth and big success in work for further prosperity of the Motherland to all participants.

Extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan take place

 /   State News Agency of Turkmenistan  /   19.11.2020  /   

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers with participation of the heads of regional and capital administrations.

In the beginning of the session, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushikov has reported on the measures undertaken for improvement of legal acts regulating financial reporting as on practical measures for improvement of financial condition of ministries and profile departments.

In this regard, the Vic-premier has presented the proposal on settlement of the payments on penalties and fees together with taxes and charges by the amendments of the existing Regulation. This measure will be undertaken for regulation and improvement of financial and economic condition of the establishments and enterprises.

Having approved the proposal presented by the vice-premier, the President of Turkmenistan requested to develop relative documentation and agree these documents with authorized structures.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov has reported on preparation to the eighth session of the Intergovernmental Turkmen – Korean commission for trade, economic, scientific and technological commission, which is planned to be held in video conference format on November 23.

It is planned to discuss further development of the partnership in trade and economic, investment, oil, gas and industrial spheres as well as in information technologies, construction, transport and communication, agriculture and water management, science, education, healthcare, sport and tourism.

Having aimed at industrialization, Turkmenistan is interested in opening of new production facilities working on innovative technologies as well as in promotion of production of oil and gas complex to the world markets, the Head of the Sate said, having pointed out the importance of development of the practice of foreign partners from friendly country in this direction.

As an example of fruitful cooperation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has brought out a petrochemical complex for production of polyethylene and polypropylene, which has been built in Kiyanly with participation of big Korean companies.

Speaking of activity of joint intergovernmental commissions, the Head of the State highlighted that this practice has been proven as an efficient mechanism of intensification of the cooperation, which is built on beneficial and long-term basis.

The President of the country has addressed the Vice-premier as well as heads of the regions with number of certain objectives regarding big investment projects, which are to support further diversification and increment of export capabilities of national economy.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has reported on the situation at construction sites of number of important production, social and cultural facilities as well as on work on the project of circular energy system.

It was mentioned that credit resources of the Asian Development Bank have been used according to the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan on Financing of the construction of high voltage power line and Ahal – Balkan and Balkan – Dashoguz substations. The state energy corporation «Türkmenenergo» of the Ministry of Energy has entered into the relative contract. At present time, supply of required materials is carried out and construction is going on at high rates.

Having listened to the report, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested to elaborate this matter in details taking into account current large-scale activity for expansion and modernization of the infrastructure of energy industry.

Further, the attention of the members of the government and heads of the regions have been focused on important date of the next year, the 30th anniversary of the Motherland.

It was noted that large-scale construction of numerous facilities has been undertaken under the adopted programs. It includes big monuments, new districts and villages, administrative buildings, highways, gas pipelines and transnational railways.

In this regard, Head of the Stat Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has requested the participants of the session of the Cabinet of Ministers to make inspection of all facilities under construction before the end of the year. It is necessary to select some of them and to include them into the opening plan for 2021 and to present to the Cabinet of Ministers for review.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reportd on the preparation to XIII international online conference on digital economy and innovative technologies of Turkmenistan Türkmentel – 2020.

Big program of the conference incudes matters of development of international cooperation and attraction of foreign investments and innovations, implementation of the projects information and telecommunication sectors, provision of reliable and qualitative services to consumers, implementation of digital economy.

The participants of the forum will receive information about new digital services, enhancement of efficiency of wireless communication and technologies, 5G cellular network and center of data processing, provision of cyber security, digital education and telemedicine, will be able to share the views and outlines the forms of further cooperation.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that our country has made a big technological breakthrough, which became possible owing to successful implementation of long term program of social and economic development of Turkmenistan. The focus in the program is made on innovative component, introduction of high technologies, all-inclusive computerization and mastering of the best word practice in communication sphere.

This is indicated by the concept of development of digital economy of Turkmenistan in 2019 – 2025.

Having approved the work carried out in preparation of international online conference, the Head of the State noted its big importance in exchange of practice between local specialists and foreign partners and addressed some instruction to the vice-premier.

Next, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on the measures for saturation of the market of the country with various goods on the threshold of International Neutrality Day and New Year.

Production of gifts has been arranged at the facilities of the Ministry of Textile Industry. At the same time, supply of new year tree is carried out and traditional sweet boxes are prepared. Organization of mobile shopping outlets is provided in the capital and regions.

Having focused on priority objectives of trade complex, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to the Vice-premier to hold the provision of goods abundance at the markets under permanent control.

In this regard, the Leader of the Nation has ordered Vice-premier Ch. Gylyjov, heads of the regions and Ashgabat to arrange proper work of shopping outlets, having addressed relative instructions.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on preparation of the emblem of 2021 – International Year of Peace and Trust as well cultural events timed to the 25th anniversary of the status of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan.

Representatives of various spheres, ministries and departments, public organizations, universities and schools as well as separate initiative Turkmenistan citizens have taken part in the contest announced by the Ministry of Culture. Altogether, 700 works, from which the jury has selected the best ones, have been presented.

Having presented the emblems at video slides, the Vice-premier noted that recommendations of the Leader of the Nation has been taken into account during preparation of works. They reflect to commitment of Turkmenistan to humane ideals and wide international dialog including in cultural sphere.

Having reviewed the presented works, the Head of the State made certain proposals on them and addressed relative instructions to the Vice-premier.

Cultural dialog has big peace-making potential. It is an important objectives to develop such dialog by art personnel, the Leader of the Nation said and requested the Vice-premier and heads of the regions to provide high organizational level of international concert in honor of the anniversary of neutral status of the Motherland, other celebration events organized in the cities and villages of the country.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported on fulfilment of assignments given by the Head of the State and presented the project of the Concept of improvement of education of natural and precise disciplines and the Action Plan for implementation of the project.

The main goal of the Concept is to improve the quality of education and education of natural and precise sciences by using the capabilities of digital system, improvement of education method based on the best world practice and developed theoretical and methodological bases for full reveal of the meaning of the subjects under study.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted an exclusive importance of using innovative educational methods in educational system, use of modern educational programs and materials and addressed the Vice-premier with certain assignments.

Further, reports of the heads of regional administrations have been listened at the extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The heads of the region have reported on current agricultural activities for care of winter crops, measures for picking of cotton, rice, beetroot, preparation of land to sowing of cotton and other agricultural crops., provision of hibernation of the livestock. The reports on fulfilment of national rural program have also been presented.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that it is necessary to provide timely and qualitative fulfilment of objectives planned by the Program of social and economic development of the country in 2019 – 2025.

In his turn, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on the field works in the country, which make the bases for future harvests of agricultural crops for the next year including care of the winter crops according to agricultural standards.

The Vice-premier has presented the draft Resolution, which provides the procurement of chemicals for weed control, protection of wheat, rice, cotton and other agricultural crops.

In addition, representatives of the regions and Ashgabat together with the members of the State Commission for land issues have developed the draft Resolution on allocation land plots to the government organizations and establishments for construction and production purposes. At the same time, it is planned to allocate land plots to private producers for construction of modern hothouses for cultivation of bananas and citric fruits.

Having singed the presented Resolutions on Procurement of chemicals for pest control and Order on allocation of land plots to organizations and establishments, private producers, the Head of the State sent it to the Vice-premier by electronic document management system.

After, the floor was given to Head of Ashgabat administration Ya. Gylyjov who reported on the situation in the capital, measures for its further development and preparation to winter season.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted the necessity of provision of full readiness of Ashgabat to cold season, provision of proper operational condition of heating systems and urban engineering and technical infrastructure in general.

Having also highlighted that construction of facilities planned to be opened on occasion of coming 25th anniversary of neutrality of the Motherland has to be finished as per schedule, the Leader of the Nation pointed out the importance of organization of celebration events on high level, having given specific assignments to the head of the capital’s administration.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on the activity of the Ministry and measures for further development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Regular session of the Council of the OSCE country members, which will be held in video conference format, will be held on December 3 – 4 on ministerial level. In this regard, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan carries out proper preparation.

It was also informed that the Foreign Ministry of the country has held video conference talks with the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden on November 18. Future bilateral partnership in the period of Sweden chairing of the OSCE in 2021 was the subject of interesting discussion.

The work with the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, which works successfully in Turkmen capital since 1999, has systematic and regular character. 349 targeted projects implemented in the last 13 years in various spheres are the result of this cooperation.

Cooperation with the OSCE Centre is carried out under annual plans, in particular, it is planned to implement 41 projects according to this year Plan.

In this regard, the Plan of the projects for 2021, which covers priority directions of cooperation, which has been developed together with the OSCE Center in Ashgabat and relative government organizations of the country, has been presented to the Head of the State for review.

Thus, it is planned to implement 37 projects in political sphere, 13 projects in economic sphere, 18 projects in humanitarian field. In general, it is planned to fulfil 68 projects in 2021.

Having approved the presented Plan of joint projects for the next year, the Head of the State has ordered the Vice-premier, Foreign Minister to take necessary measures for its practical implementation and to continue relative work for strengthening of constructive partnership with the OSCE.

Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has reported on current activity of the Parliament for further improvement of national legislation in the context of implementation of integrated program of the formation of modern legal base and implementation of the decisions of the People’s Council.

In particular, following the recommendations of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for legal provision of privatization process and definition of the mechanisms of handover of small and medium government facilities to private sectors, the work for improvement of the Law of Turkmenistan on Denationalization and privatization of the government owned property.

The deputies take active part preparation and conduct of the events timed to the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of the Motherland like conferences, events and other actions, during which the meaning and historical importance of neutral status, which was recognized twice by the UN, and the role of positive international initiatives of Turkmen State.

For development of international and inter-parliamentarian relations, the representatives of the Mejlis have participated in various activities organized by the structural divisions of the UN in online format.

The deputies continue educational activity related to the strengthening of legal base of the society, education of younger generation, popularization of the principles of healthy life style, explanation of the importance of major reforms in the country.

The Leader of the Nation has highlighted the importance of further steadfast activity of the Mejlis for strengthening of inter-parliamentarian relations and cooperation with big international organizations for exchange of advanced practice in law-making activity and successful promotion of the country on the way of democratic reforms and fundamental social and economic reforms.

The Head of the State has highlighted the necessity of activation of work of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan in the context of implementation of social policy, having noted that being in permanent cooperation with representatives of public organizations, ministries and departments, local administration and other electorate, the deputies have to support the solution of many social issues.

Further, the floor was given to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov who reported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on activity of military and law enforcement agencies of the country, implementation of integrated military reform, modernization of equipment and facility base of security forces.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State noted the importance of steadfast following of the principles and goas of defensive military doctrine of independent neutral Turkmenistan and ordered the Vice-premier, Secretary of the State Security Council to hold discipline and order in the Armed Forces of the country as well as improvement of combat training and enforcement of work for patriotic education of young soldiers under permanent control.

Other important matters, on which relative decisions have been taken, were reviewed at the session.

Finishing extended video conference session of the Government, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished strong health, family wealth and success in work for further prosperity of sovereign Motherland to the participants of the session.

The President of Turkmenistan holds session on social and economic development of the country

 /   State News Agency of Turkmenistan  /   19.01.2021  /   

 January, 19. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held video conference working session with participation of some Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, governors of Balkan and Mary Regions and the Minister of Culture, during which objectives of social and economic development of the country as well as important issues of the state life have been reviewed.

Opening the session, the President of Turkmenistan has called Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev and B. Ovezov as well as Governor of Balkan Region T. Atahalliyev.

The Head of administration of the western region of the country has reported on the situation in the region and seasonal agricultural campaigns including on care of winter crops and preparation to spring field works.

It was also reported on the measures for bringing of equipment and tools to proper operational conditions prior the cotton sowing, fields, in particular the fields allocated for potato and cucurbitaceous crops, on cleaning of irrigation and drainage channels and solution of objectives given by the Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and followed from National rural program.

In addition, the governor has reported on the course of construction of various facilities, work for stable operation of heating systems in living houses, schools and kindergartens of the region and on the provision of the population of the region with electricity, gas and water.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State has focused on the importance of proper organization of all agricultural works according to agricultural standards, full readiness of equipment to sowing season, support of proper condition of fields for generous yields of wheat this year, which is held under slogan “Turkmenistan – Home of Prosperity”.

Together with the cotton sowing, it is necessary to pay attention to sowing of other crops, the Leader of the Nation noted. It is necessary to focus on the objectives of timely and quality fulfilment of works planned this year and opening of the facilities actively implementing advanced practice and innovative technologies, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted, having given relative instructions to the head of regional administration.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov who is in charge of Balkan Region, has reported on the situation at the construction sites of the facilities built in the region, which were inspected during his recent working trip.

The Vice-premier has informed that construction of Türkmeniň ak öýi building and traditional food donation hall next to it is carried out at accelerated rates; erection of multi-profile and infectious disease hospitals in Turkmenbashy and cottage complex in Avaza district, Turkmenbashy is continued.

Summing up the report, the President of Turkmenistan has requested to organized works in the region on proper level, to control the construction of the facilities, which are planned to be commissioned on occasion of the 30th anniversary of sacred independence.

In this regard, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has focused on interior and exterior design of new facilities, its compliance with national traditions, having given certain instructions to the Vice-premier and the governor.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has reported on works at the facilities, which are planned to be put into operation in the regions of the country on occasion of the glorious 30th anniversary of the Motherland’s independence.

Having listened to the report, the President of Turkmenistan addressed the Vice-premier with assignments to hold the rates of works at construction sites, which would be an excellent present for glorious holiday, under strict control, to put all efforts for qualitative and timely completion of the construction and opening of the facilities.

Further, the Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has called Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev and Governor of Mary Region D. Annaberdiyev.

The Head of the regional administration has reported on the situation in the region, undertaken measures for provision of works carried out at the field in line with agricultural requirements, on preparation of land and agricultural equipment to sowing season, including sowing of vegetable and cucurbitaceous crops.

The governor has also reported that all structures of the region carry out their activity for successful fulfilment of objectives followed from National rural program and for continual improvement of social provision of the population in the region.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested to organize work in the region according to the time requirements, having paid special attention to provision of proper operation of heating systems in living houses, schools and kindergartens, social infrastructure facilities in districts, cities and settlements these winter days.

The Head of the State noted that together with the field works carried out these days, it is necessary to pay special attention to preparation to coming spring sowing campaign in order to conduct this important agricultural campaign on organized level and in short period.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on the outcomes of working trip to Mary Region, having informed on the targeted integrated measures undertaken in the region.

It was informed that relative work is continued for the construction of Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India gas line and Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan power line, which start from the territory of Mary Region.

The Vice-premier has also reported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the measures taken for acceleration of rates of construction of the facilities under implementation of the Program of the President of Turkmenistan for social and economic development of the country in 2019 – 2025 and National rural program in the region.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State has noted the importance of activation of the construction of various facilities and at the same time, the importance of harmonic combination of advanced modern practice and traditions of national architecture during construction, having given specific instructions related to this to Vice-premier Sh. Durdiliyev and E. Orazgeldiyev and governor D. Annaberdiyev.

The Leader of the Nation has pointed out the necessity to organize working trip of the governors to Mary Region for exchange of positive practice. During the trip, the heads of regional administration have to see the achievements of the region in agricultural complex and cultural life, which would serve to further optimization of their activity and gave assignments to relative officials in this context.

Further, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has made direct video call to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova and Minister of Culture A. Shamyradov.

Vice-premier M. Mammedova has reported on preparation of special program for wide coverage of the events held in the year under slogan “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust” and the Plan of realization of the program.

Further, Minister of Culture A. Shamyradov has reported on the program of events on occasion of the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence and events of the year “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust”. Bright music festivals, contests, exhibitions and various conferences will be organized on occasion of the dates, which are important in the history of the Motherland.

Having listened to the report, the Leader of the Nation has focused on the necessity to put all efforts in order the events on occasion of the 30th anniversary of sacred independence of the country and remarkable holidays would meet high creative spirit of the epoch. All planned cultural events, which are very important for enrichment of spiritual world of our nation, have to combine national traditions and modern practice. These events are aimed to reflect large-scale achievements of the country, its success in various spheres of the economy, happy life of people, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, having highlighted the necessity of organization of works in this direction on high level and their compliance with time requirements.

All of these is very important in spiritual enrichment of the nation and wide popularization of success of our independent neutral Motherland, the Leader of the Nation said.

All works carried out in all spheres of the economy have to meet time requirements and international standards. Therefore, it is necessary to implement modern practice and latest technologies actively, the President of the country noted, having given number of instructions to relative officials.

Special attention has to be paid to provision of high level of events planned on occasion of the glorious 30th anniversary of independence, the Head of the State said.

Finishing video conference working session, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished strong health, family wealth and big success in activity for further development of the Motherland in the year “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust” to all participants.

Extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

  /   State News Agency of Turkmenistan  /   12.11.2020  /   

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held extended video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan with participation of the heads of the region and Ashgabat. Issues related to implementation of the economic course of the country have been reviewed at the session.

Having opened the session, the Head of Turkmenistan gave floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan G. Mushikov who reported on the situation in the departments under his supervision.

Fulfillment of the assignments of the President of the country for strengthening of efficient cooperation with competent international and regional financial structures, attraction of foreign investments and support of local Turkmen producers was a separate subject of the report.

The vice-premier has presented the proposal of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) on allocation of 10 million US dollars for investment to small and medium entrepreneurship during COVID-19 pandemic.

These resources are planned to send through the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs to the projects aimed at improvement of entrepreneurship activity in various branches of the economy, increment of types and volumes of goods produced by small and medium facilities, growth of their competiveness in foreign markets and opening of additional work places.

First of all, these measures would support to increment of production of import substitutive and export oriented commodities, the Head of Turkmenistan summed up.

Having approved the proposal presented by the vice-premier, the President of the country gave certain instructions for provision of strict control of targeted use of resources allocated by the ICD.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov has reported to Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov about international conference “Cooperation in Energy Sphere – Important Term of Global Sustainable Development”, which s planned to be held on December 1 in online mode.

The agenda of the forum will include subjects dedicated to activation of cooperation in this sphere, implementation of energy diplomacy of Turkmenistan as well as to transnational pipelines, which are important aspect of stable development and energy diplomacy.

During international video conference session, it is planned to hold number of meeting between the officials of oil and gas complex with representatives of foreign companies.

The President of Turkmenistan has ordered the Vice-premier to provide high organizational level of the conference, which is to become an open ground for discussion of current issues of cooperation in oil and gas sphere and to support attracting innovative technologies and additional investments to the country.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has reported on fulfilment of instructions given by the Head of the State before, having highlighted current construction of big production, social and cultural facilities, which opening is timed to the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence.

Having listened to the report, the President of the country has ordered the vice-premier to hold under permanent control all matters related to compliance with quality and completion of all works at all anniversary facilities and their uninterrupted provision.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on the opening of new national electronic mail and messenger programe as well as on definition of their name.

The vice-premier has reported that specialists of Türkmentelekom developed the software for new modern national electronic email and test it at the present time.

For fulfilment of set objectives for introduction of digital economy, the specialist of Altyn Asyr Closed Joint Stock Venture have launched the first in the country national system of exchange of online messages – the messenger program and its mobile application.

Using the internet, the mobile software allows exchanging text messages, to participate in group chats, having video talks as well as sending and receiving files.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted that at present time, Türkmenaragatnaşyk Agency makes an important work for promotion of digitization and provision of operation of intellectual networks.

The President of the country has demanded to accelerate the rates of works for launching of new national electronic mail and messenger program, having given number of certain instructions to the vice-premier in this direction.

Leader of the Nations has given relative assignment for modernization and diversification of profile infrastructure, application of advanced equipment and innovations in communication sphere to heads of the capital’s and regional administrations.

In his turn, Deputy Chairman of the cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gulyjov has reported on preparation and organization of international exhibition timed to the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s neutrality.

The vice-premier has reported that the review is aimed at wide demonstration of the achievements of the country in all directions. In this regard, it is proposed to use modern interactive multimedia technologies.

During the exhibition, it is planned to hold scientific and practical conferences and video conference session, round tables, presentations by the outcomes of which documents on bilateral cooperation would be singed.

Having presented the draft of working program of international forum to the Head of the State for review, the vice-premier proposed to organize demonstration of the achieved success and perspectives of further development on December 1 – 10.

Having approved the work for preparation to coming events and international exhibition, the Leader of the Nation requested to activate work in this direction and addressed specific assignments to the vice-premier.

The President of the country has also requested the head of Ashgabat’s administration and leaders of the regions to prepare thoroughly to planned events, having provided their high organizational level and addressed number of relative instructions for demonstration of high levels achieved by the regions.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported to head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the program of cultural events dedicated to national holidays in December and opening of social and cultural facilities timed to these celebrations.

Thematic scientific conferences, exhibitions, meetings and contests, round table sessions, educational and sport events, media forums will be held among celebration events in honor of glorious 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan.

For further strengthening of cultural dialog between our country and states of the world, it is planned to hold number of international actions in online mode.

Opening of range of social, cultural facilities and residential buildings are planned on the threshold of International Neutrality Day.

International conference “Policy of Neutrality and its Importance in provision of global peace, security and sustainable development” as well as the concert of art masters and cultural personnel will be held on the holiday on December 12. Certain events are also planned on occasion of professional holiday of personnel of oil and gas industry and geology.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to provide high level of all events and international cultural actions in honor of the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s neutrality as well as all planned events in December. Every event has to be important, substantial and celebrated according to national traditions.

The Head of the State has also pointed out the necessity to start preparation to the 20th anniversary of the Motherland’s independence next year.

Turkmen leader has highlighted that all events timed to this important historical date have to be prepared and hold on high organizational level reflecting the meaning of progressive policy of sovereign Turkmen state, which is based on global humane ideals. In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has given specific instructions to the vice-premier and heads of Ashgabat and regions.

Further, Deputy chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported on International scientific online conference “Neutral Turkmenistan – UNESCO: International Cooperation in History and Culture” held in honor of the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan.

It was mentioned that inclusion of Ancient Merv, Kunyaurgench and Parthian fortresses of Nisa to the UNESCO World Heritage List as well as Gyorogly destan, song and dance art of Kushtdepdy and Turkmen national carpet art to the Representative Intangible Cultural Heritage List is a visual confirmation of efficient partnership of our country with this competent international organization.

All of these is a visual evidence of the triumph of large-scale cultural and scientific diplomacy pursued by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the sake of peace and global wealth.

International video conference forum, which is organized by Magtumguly Institute of Language, Literature and National Manuscripts and the Institute of History and Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences, on December 4 will be dedicated to review of achievements under successful cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO, perspectives of their further beneficial cooperation.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State highlighted that deep study of centuries-old, priceless cultural and spiritual heritage of Turkmen nation, popularization of importance of ancient strongholds, caravansaries, archaeological monuments located along the Silk Road is one of the most important objectives of the epoch of might and happiness.

Having noted that events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan support the expansion of humanitarian contacts with peoples of the planet, popularization of Turkmen culture and art as well as strengthening of peace and intercultural relations, the Leader of the Nation ordered to hold coming online conference on the highest iorganizational level.

Further, reports of the heads of Ashgabat and regional administrations have been listened.

Detailed information has been given about measures taken for further development of the capital, modernization of its infrastructure, course of construction of big facilities as well as current situation in the regions of the country, measures aimed at improvement of land fertility and preparation to the coming harvest.

Summing up the reports, the Head of the State has requested to hold under permanent control all matters related to intensification of works in the capital and regions, support of high level of maintenance and development of the cities, modernization of social infrastructure.

At the same time, it is necessary to celebrate coming remarkable dates on proper level, to achieve that these remarkable dates would reflect the success and achievements of Turkmen state as well as to provide high organizational level of events, the Head of the State said, having addressed the heads of administrations with number of instructions on this account.

In his turn, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev gas reported on the reforms in agricultural complex and works for provision of food abundance in the regions, introduction of modern methods of organization of agricultural works and wide attraction of private entrepreneurs to this sphere. In this regard, special land funds for cultivation of agricultural crops are made for fulfilment of the instructions of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

At the same time, care of the fields under wheat is continued in the regions according to agricultural and technical standards. Picking of cotton remained in the fields and preparation of agricultural equipment to coming sowing of cotton next year are carried out.

Harvest of vegetables and cucurbitaceous crops, which have been planted this autumn, their storing and sale to the population are carried out in the regions for fulfilment of objectives set by the Head of the State for increment of production volumes of vegetables, fruits and cucurbitaceous crops as well as reduction of import of these products.

At the same time, works for increment of lands for sowing of potato and other vegetable crops are continued. Harvest of sugar beet is ongoing in Balkan and Mary Regions.

Addressing vice-premier E. Orazgeldiyev and heads of the regions, the President of Turkmenistan has noted that responsible time has come for agricultural personnel - agricultural works, which high level would support the production of good harvest and provision of food abundance, Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, having ordered to hold these works under strict control.

The Head of the State has noted that special attention has to be paid to water use, improvement of productivity of crops, development of new lands, wide implementation of water saving technologies using the practice of other countries in this sphere.

You have to include to implementation of the programs of development of agricultural complex and to take all necessary measures for development of livestock farming, the President of the country has pointed out,

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on preparation to International Conference, events on occasion of the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan.

In this context, it was noted that Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has singed the Resolution in December last year, according to which relative major Program has been approved. Numerous events, in particular the forums, cultural and sport actions, are organized in the country and abroad under implementation of the program.

International Conference “Policy of Neutrality and its importance in provision of global peace, security and sustainable development”, which would be held in Ashgabat on December 12, 2020, occupies an important place among anniversary events.

Preliminary program of the conference, during which it is planned to broadcast the speeches of the heads of some competent international organizations, has been prepared. It is planned to adopt the final statement by the outcomes of work of the forum. Signing ceremony of bilateral and multilateral documents is also planned during the conference. At the same time, it is proposed to organize celebration exhibition dedicated to the anniversary.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted invariable commitment of our country to the policy of positive neutrality, peace-loving, good neighborliness and beneficial cooperation, which meets the goals of global wealth, prosperity and progress.

The Head of the State has noted that it has been 25 years since the United Nations General Assembly has adopted the Resolution in international recognition of the status of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan.

The past period has visually demonstrated the efficiency of foreign strategy of our country, its compliance with long-term interests of the world community. It is also visually confirmed by the adoption of new Resolution of the UN General Assembly in June 2015 about neutral status of the country.

Having highlighted the subjects of celebration of the anniversary and its historical significance, Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered the vice-premier, Foreign Minister to take necessary measures for organization of International Conference and all coming celebration events on high level.

Further, Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has informed about work for modernization of national legislative base and implementation of decisions of the People’s Council.

Number of legal documents regulating public relations in various spheres of the country’s life have been adopted during regular session of the Mejlis. The deputies work with the population for explanation of the meaning and content of the documents.

Improvement of existing legal base and development of new bills are continued for legal support of objectives followed from the decisions of the People’s Council and based on proposals of relative ministries and profile departments taking into account the policy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and aimed at further economic, political and cultural development of the state.

Developing international and inter-parliamentary relations, representatives of the Mejlis have taken part in various events held by structural divisions of the UN in online format.

The President of Turkmenistan has highlighted the importance of the work carried out by the Mejlis for strengthening of legal foundations of Turkmen society, solution of objectives aimed at successful movement of the country on the way of fundamental social, economic and democratic changes. The Leader of the Nation has also noted the importance of active participation of the deputies in patriotic education of younger generation and propaganda of healthy life style.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov has reported on activity of the structures under his supervision, realization of wide-scale military reform initiated by Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and practical measures for strengthening of unity and solidarity in the society and stability in the country.

The report on fulfilment of the assignments of the Head of Turkmenistan for modernization of equipment and facility base of security forces, improvement of capability of national army, training of qualified personnel and solution of social issues has been presented.

Summing up the report, the Leader of the Nation has focused on importance of responsible approach to solution of the utmost objectives of the military and law enforcement structures and followed from the Military doctrine, which has exclusively defensive character. Committed to its neutral status, Turkmen state would continue taking care of the strengthening of its defensive capability as a guarantor of peace and security of the country and prosperous life of the nation.

Having noted that it is necessary to continue taking integrated measures for enhancement of the efficiency of work of security forces by the introduction of modern technologies and study of the best practice, the Head of Turkmenistan focused on priority plans and addressed the Vice-premier, Secretary of the State Security Council with number of specific assignments.

Other important issues of the state life, on which relative decisions have been made, were reviewed at the session.

Finishing video conference session of the Cabinet of Mnisters, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished strong health, family wealth, big success in work for provision of further prosperity of the country to all participants.

 

Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

  /   State News Agency of Turkmenistan  /   08.01.2021  /   

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held first session of the Cabinet of Ministers with participation of the heads of administrations of Ashgabat and regions in 2021, which slogan is “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust”. Priority issues of the state life as well as drafts of some documents have been brought to discussion.

Outcomes of development of the branches, plans of further social and economic development of the country as well as programs of events planned to be held on occasion of the glorious 30th anniversary of the Motherland’s development and slogan of the year were in the center of attention.

First, the floor was given to the Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova who has informed on the activity of the parliament for further modernization of national legislation.

Work for strengthening of legal base of the main spheres of development of the state and society is continued at present. Law in the sphere of strengthening of public order, protection of rights and freedoms of the citizens, support of entrepreneurship and activation of the partnership between the state and private sector, improvement of education, healthcare, further enhancement of social and life level of Turkmenistan citizens are under development.

The deputy corps of National Parliament pays special attention to development of normative and legal acts for election of the members of the People Council of the National Assembly of Turkmenistan.

Proposals on relative amendments and addendums of existing laws of Turkmenistan are developed in cooperation with ministries and profile departments.

Preparation to the elections of the members of the People Council of the National Assembly of Turkmenistan, which are appointed on the last Sunday of March this year, has been started. In this regard, the working plan for coordinated activity of the Central Election Commission with the regional election committees and administrations has been approved.

Using capabilities of mass media, the deputies of the Mejlis carry out explanation works among the population on importance of decisions of the People’s Council for establishment of two-chamber structure of legislative representative body of the country as well as public and political importance of 2021, which is held under slogan “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust”, and fulfilment of the plans.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted the necessity of further improvement of national legislative base taking into account modern realties of the state development. The Mejlis has to provide legal support to improvement of social and living conditions of native people.

Speaking of the importance of high-level organization of coming elections of the members of the People’s Council of National Assembly of Turkmenistan, the Head of the State has noted that the deputies have to expand propaganda and advocacy activity on sites. The election campaign has to reflect the unity and solidarity of Turkmen society, commitment of our country to democratic way of development, the Leader of the Nation said, having focused the attention of the Head of the Mejlis and heads of regional administrations on this subject.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on the preparation to the working trip of Turkmenistan’ delegation to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan is one of the country, with which Turkmenistan supports good neighborliness and equal dialog.

Under the leadership of the Head of the State, our country takes large-scale long-term measures for development of the economy and restoration of social sphere of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

This is indicated by the construction of the TAPI gas pipeline, TAP power and fiber optic lines, supply of electricity to Afghanistan on beneficial terms, construction of railways from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, provision of humanitarian aid, support of people of neighboring country in educational and health protection spheres, the Vice-premier noted.

It was informed about preparation to working trip of Turkmenistan’s delegation to Kabul for discussion of further development of bilateral relations planned on January 8 – 9.

It is planned to hold the 6th session of Turkmen – Afghan Security Working Group as well as political consultations between foreign ministries of two countries. In addition, it is planned to hold the talks with the government of Afghanistan and official representatives of relative government institutions.

Number of draft documents have been developed together with Afghan side at the request of the Head of the State for signing during the visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that international relations of our state are built according to the Concept of foreign course of neutral Turkmenistan in 2017 – 2023, which sets the improvement of contractual and legal framework of multilateral contracts as the main objective.

These works, which are aimed at expansion of the cooperation with foreign countries and competent organizations, including the neighboring Afghanistan, are carried out taking into account strategic plans of Turkmenistan in international politics and present time, the Leader of the Nation said.

Speaking of the planned working trip of Turkmenistan’s delegation to Afghanistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted the importance of subjects brought out for discussion by the participants of the meeting. In this regard, having signed the Resolution on working trip of Turkmenistan’s delegation to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Head of the State send it to the Foreign Minister by electronic document management system and addressed number of relative instructions on this account.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on work for preparation of cultural events on occasion of national holidays and remarkable dates, which are going to be observed this year held under slogan “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust”.

Draft Resolution on establishment of Organization Committee for high-level conduct of events and activities on occasion of the glorious celebration – the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence, has been presented to the Leader of the Nation for review.

Relative ministries, profile departments, administrations of Ashgabat and regions will take part in the celebration events dedicated to the anniversary of independence of the Motherland.

Summing up the report, the President of the country has highlighted historical importance of the coming remarkable date - the 30th anniversary of the state independence of Turkmenistan, which has achieved big success in all life spheres for the years of sovereign development.

The Head of the State has given specific assignments for organization of all planned events on high level to the Vice-premier and heads of regional administrations. The events have to reflect original traditions and customs of Turkmen people and its creative energy.

Having signed the Resolution on establishment of Organizational Committee for high-level conduct of the glorious holiday – the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent it to the Vice-premier by electronic document management system.

The Leader of the Nation has also requested to pay special attention to international events, which enrich the relations of Turkmenistan with foreign states with new content and support the strengthening of friendship and cooperation with the countries of the world community and wide popularization of the heritage of Turkmen nation.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on the preparation to the opening of Akina – Andhoy railway, Ymamnazar – Akina and Serhetabat – Turgundy international system of fiber optic communication systems in Afghanistan.

According to the orders of the Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on implementation of big regional projects in transport, communication and power energy spheres, all planned works for opening of number of facilities have been accomplished on time.

It includes 30-km railway line between Akina and Andhoy railway stations in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, 153-km 50KW Kerky (Turkmenistan) – Andhoy (Afghanistan) powerline as well as Ymamnazar (Turkmenistan) – Akina (Afghanistan) and Serhetabat (Turkmenistan) – Turgundy (Afghanistan) international fiber optic and transit system.

In this regard, the Vice-premier has presented the Draft Plan of events in Lebap Region to the Leader of the Nation for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that Turkmen – Afghan relations, which have an old history, are built on good neighborliness and respectful basis.

The Leader of the Nation has noted that Turkmenistan pays special attention to traditional dialog with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan providing comprehensive support in its restoration, standing for the regulation of the situation in the neighboring state exclusively by peaceful, political and diplomatic methods.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that realization of big infrastructural projects with participation of Afghanistan in such strategic spheres as energy, transport and communication is the main condition of political stability in Afghanistan, its social and economic restoration and successful integration to the system of regional and world economic relations.

Actively developing cooperation in power energy industry, Turkmenistan gradually increases the supply of electricity to Afghanistan. It is remarkable that in addition to operational purpose, the planned opening of Akina – Andhoy railway, Ymamnazar – Akina and Serhetabat – Turgundy international fiber optic communication system in Afghanistan would support the enhancement of integrational processes in this part of Asian region.

The Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov continued that involvement of Afghanistan to the projects of establishment of large-scale transport and transit infrastructure in the region, including in railway and other transport spheres, is very important.

Cooperation in realization of the project of Lapis Lazuli transport corridor (Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – Azerbaijan – Georgia – Turkey) is carried out. All these projects have become the evidence of constructive long-term character of bilateral partnership, which is aimed at achievement of certain results.

Today, Afghanistan searches for additional sale markets of its agricultural production and trade and transit routes. Therefore, Akina – Andhoy railway will open new opportunities for development of the economy of neighboring country, activation of its small and medium business, entry of Afghan products to the world market.

It is worth to mention that construction of the railway in Afghanistan was sponsored by Turkmen side, our personnel and materials resources have been used, the Leader of the Nation highlighted.

We would continue providing comprehensive support to fraternal neighboring Afghanistan, the Head of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted, having addressed the Vice-premier with number of instructions for provision of high level of events on occasion of the opening of the facilities.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov has reported on the realization of the Program of development of oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan until 2030, situation in various sectors of fuel and energy complex and preparation to the opening of new gas compressor station with output capacity of 30 billion cubic meters of gas per year, which was built at Malay Field in Lebap Region.

Having listened to the report, the President of Turkmenistan highlighted that energy policy of our country, which has significant reserves of hydrocarbon resources, is aimed at comprehensive development of oil and gas complex, its dynamic integration to global energy system.

In this context, Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has ordered the Vice-premier to provide high level of events on occasion of the opening of new gas compressor station at Malay Field.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev gas reported on the situation of the spheres under his supervision and fulfilment of the assignments given by the Head of the State previously.

The Vice-premier has reported on the opening of new 50KW powerline from Kerky power station in Lebap Region to Turkmen – Afghan border, which would significantly increase the volume of electricity supplied by Turkmenistan to neighboring Afghanistan.

The Vice-premier has informed about the list of big production and social facilities, which are planned to be commissioned in 2021, which is held under slogan “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust”.

Interdepartmental commission composed on the representatives of various ministries and profile departments has been sent to the regions for inspection of current works at the facilities.

Working plans and dates of delivery of materials and equipment from abroad, which are required for timely and qualitative completion of construction, have been reviewed together with customers and contractors.

Session of definition of the list of major production and social facilities and buildings planned to be opened this year has been held by the outcomes of the expertise. The list of selected facilities has been presented to the Head of the State for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of opening of new industrial, social and cultural facilities.

Having noted that all anniversary facilities are the symbols of rapid development of independent Turkmenistan, its confident movement along the way of grandiose changes of the epoch of might and happiness, the Leader of the Nation has requested relative officials and heads of administrations to enforce the control of the course and quality of construction works, having provided their completion as per set schedule.

Further, Chairman of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs D. Hudayberdiyev, who reported on the projects given to representatives of private sector of national economy, has been invited to the video conference session.

Having noted active participation and input of representatives of local business structures to implementation of integrated reforms and strengthening of economic power of the Motherland, the Head of the State ordered to provide high quality of works at the facilities, which have to be commissioned as per set timescale, given to entrepreneurs.

Further, Minister of Textile Industry of Turkmenistan R. Rejepov has reported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov about the situation in the ministry and at the facilities planned to be opened on occasion of the 30th anniversary of independence, in particular modern textile complexes, which are under construction in Kaahka and Babadyahan districts of Ahal Region.

Having noted the importance of big facilities of light industry, which are currently under construction and which opening would directly support the increment of export potential of national textile industry and solution of important social issues, in particular the opening of new work places, the Leader of the Nation pointed out the necessity of provision of proper control of the course and quality of construction, having given specific instructions.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushikov has reported on the situation of the structures under his supervision and fulfilment of assignment of the Leader of the Nation on privatization of the state-owned facilities.

The Vice-premier has reported that the Ministry of Finances and Economy together with organizations under its jurisdiction and regional and capital administrations has made analysis and prepared the list of number of facilities subject to privatization.

Relative list, which has been reviewed at the session of interdepartmental central commission under the Ministry of Finances and Economy, has been presented to the President of Turkmenistan by the outcomes of performed work.

Having listened to the report, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that dynamic growth of socially oriented economic spheres, which is based on various forms of ownership and provides staged transit to market relations, has been achieved in the country.

Staged privatization of the facilities is carried out for intensification of fundamental reforms in this sphere based on active introduction of efficient management methods and formation of various structures of ownership for management of facilities of the branches of national economy.

Measures taken in this direction support the increment of the share of non-government section of national economy, the Leader of the nation noted. Having approved the proposal and list presented by the Vice-premier, the President of the country ordered to hold the solution of specified objectives under permanent strict control.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on the measures undertaken by the Ministry of Textile Industry for procurement of cotton fiber in 2021.

The Vice-premier has reported that more than 145.5 thousand tons of cotton fiber, 8,500 tons of fine fiber cotton, 200 tons of ulyuk and 200 tons of lint are required taking into account new textile complexes, which are under construction in Kaahka and Babadayhan districts, Ahal Region.

At present time, the provision of facilities with raw material for industrial processing is carried out at the set prices from the stock of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Protection and the government reserve fund according to the instructions of the Head of the State.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that textile industry, which is one of the main segments of industrial sector of national economy, has important objectives for increment of volumes of production, opening of new facilities producing competitive goods based on efficient use of local material resources.

For these purposes, textile facilities have to be provided with advanced technological equipment, the Leader of the nation continued, having noted the importance of fulfilment of the utmost objectives in this direction, and addressed the Vice-premier with certain instructions.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported on the situation in the spheres under his supervision as well as presented the Draft Resolution on approval of the Government Program in the sphere of the state youth policy of Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025 to the Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for review.

Improvement of the youth’s awareness of constitutional, social and economic rights and freedoms, legal rights and responsibilities, provision of active participation of young Turkmenistan citizens in modern reforms in all spheres of the state and society, in important public events, further improvement of their social and life level, establishment of integrated legal, social, economic and organizational conditions are the main goals of the Program.

The activities under the Program will be aimed at the formation of perfect individual who is aware of and appreciate the history of his nation, culture and humane traditions of the ancestors.

The draft Plan of events on implementation of the State Program in the sphere of the state youth policy of Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025 has also been developed.

Further, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has called Chairman of the Central Council of Magtumguly Youth Organization Ya. Ovezberdiyev who reported on the measures for comprehensive support of the youth and provision of them with legal and social protection.

Big public organization has taken an active part in the development of the Government program in the sphere of the youth policy of Turkmenistan for further five years, which will be a guide in its further work.

The Government program in the sphere of the state youth policy of Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025 and Plan of activities for its implementation provide entire complex of important objectives.

It includes the provision of social protection of the youth, improvement of the level of explanatory and educational work conducted among the youth and aimed at their upbringing in the spirit of love of national culture, language and literature, history, stimulation of the youth to international scientific cooperation.

Support of the formation of the segment of young entrepreneurs, improvement of legislative base in the sphere of youth affairs and study of the practice of other countries in this direction, provision of rural schools and preschool facilities with qualified specialists meeting time requirements, support of new families occupies an important place in the documents.

Having listened to the reports, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted exclusive importance of creation of favorable environment for comprehensive development of growing generation, the reveal of its intellectual and creative potential as well as personal growth.

It was mentioned that the government youth policy entails the formation of the system of social, economic, political, organizational and legal measures aimed at the realization of rights and freedoms, support of young citizens of Turkmenistan and that public organizations and relative government structures have to be actively involved in this work.

Together with patriotic education and waking up of love to the Motherland, special attention has to be paid to explanation of the fundamental ideas of historical development of modern directions of the state policy, meaning of grandiose changes of the current epoch of might and happiness to the youth.

It is necessary to give wide capabilities to the youth for quality education, spiritual and physical development, realized selection of profession according to the interests, providing of working occupancy of the youth and application of their professional knowledge at production facilities, on government service, in scientific and creative spheres, the Head of Turkmenistan said, having addressed the Vice-premier with relative instructions.

It was also pointed out at the necessity of expansion of cooperation with international organizations for establishment of beneficial exchange of practice in this sphere and development of new joint programs.

Having highlighted the importance of wide popularization of primordial national traditions and customs, the Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted their significance in education of younger generation.

The youth has to take an active part in all events of the year, which is held under slogan “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust” and marked with glorious 30th anniversary of independence, the Leader of the Nation noted, having addressed relative assignments on this account.

Having approved the presented project, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the Resolution and gave relative instructions on its implementation to relative officials.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on seasonal agricultural works in the regions as well as on preparation to spring sowing campaign.

All agricultural activities are carried out for care of winter crops at present time. Relative work is carried out at the fields sown with wheat taking into account their vegetation condition.

The regions prepare for the spring sowing campaign, in particular farming lands of the regions, for production of rich harvest of cotton and other agricultural crops according to scientifically based agricultural periods.

Steadfast work is carried out for processing of seed cotton and preparation of qualitative seeds at the regional cotton gin facilities for provision of cotton producers with seeding material.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused on the improvement of productivity of wheat, cotton and other agricultural crops, improvement of soil condition of the fields and provision with water for irrigation.

The Head of the State has highlighted the importance of comprehensive strengthening of food sector of national economy, satisfaction of the population’s demand on quality food products of won make.

In this context, the Vice-premier and heads of the regions have received specific instructions, including the instruction to pay special attention to the development of agricultural fields given to the tenants from special land funds of the regions, to introduce advanced agricultural methods to the farming and to continue developing hothouse section.

Other subjects of the state life, on which relative decisions have been made, were reviewed at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Finishing the session, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished strong health and big success in work for further prosperity of sovereign Motherland to the participants.

Extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan take place

  /   State News Agency of Turkmenistan  /   05.11.2020  /   

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held regular video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers where heads of the region and Ashgabat have been invited

Outcomes of work of the branches of national economy for the past ten months have been summed and other current issues of home and foreign policy, which solution is aimed at provision of wealth of the nation, have been reviewed at the session.

Having announced the agenda, the Head of the State gave floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev.

The Vice-premier has started his report from the good news about successful fulfilment of contractual obligations on cotton production by the cotton growers. Sowing of wheat, for cultivation of which 690,000 hectares have been sown, has been successfully accomplished.

Reporting to Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on activity of the structures under his supervision for ten months of the year, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers has noted that the growth rate of production, works and services in agricultural complex was 104.2 percent comparing with the same period of the last year.

At the same time, the indicator of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Protection has reached 104 percent, the State Water Management Committee – 105.9 percent, the State Association «Türkmen atlary» - 103.5 percent. The plan of investment development has been executed by 137 percent.

Information about preparation to national tree planting campaign, which would be held in Nowruz ýaýlasy valley, Ak Bugday district, Ahal Region, as well as to the events on occasion of the Harvest Holiday, which is traditionally held on the second Sunday of November, has been presented.

Having cordially congratulated the cotton producers and all personnel of agrarian sector on fulfilment of contractual obligations for production of cotton, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished them strong health, family wealth and further success in creative work for strengthening of food security of the country and provision of food abundance.

Having informed on decision to award the best personnel of the sphere who achieved high results, the leader of the Nation signed relative Order and sent it to the Vice-premier by electronic document management system.

Further, addressing Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Head of the State focused on ecological issues, which are priority directions of home and foreign policy of Turkmenistan. Working with international organizations in this sphere, our country proposes specific initiatives on regular basis.

In this context, the President of Turkmenistan has ordered to conduct national wide tree planting campaign on November 7.

Outlining the utmost objectives, the Head of the State noted that it is necessary to carry out all agricultural and technical activities on timely and qualitative basis in order to receive good production of crops.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has requested to pay special attention to issues of water use, to accelerate implementation of ecological projects in Karakum Desert. The Leader of the Nation has pointed out that the population has to be provided with vegetable and cucurbitaceous products in full volume. It is also necessary to review the capability to build new hothouses.

Having highlighted that events on occasion of the Harvest Holiday have to be organized on high level, the Head of Turkmenistan has requested the Vice-premier to hold award ceremony of distinguished agricultural personnel with the state awards in the conference hall of Agricultural University.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers has reported on the outcomes of development of the branches of national economy, having presented macroeconomic indicators for ten months of the year to the President of Turkmenistan.

The growth rate of the GDP for the period under review has grown by 5.8 percent. The volume of production in January - October has increased by 4.1 percent comparing with the same period of 2019.

The volume of retail trade has increased by 18.9 percent for the period under comparing with the same period of the last year.

In January – October, the revenue of the State budget has been fulfilled by 109.2 percent while the expenditure by 87.4 percent.

Salary wages in big and medium facilities have been increased by 10.3 percent by the outcomes of ten months of the year comparing with the same period of 2019.

The volume of developed investments from all sources of financing has reached 25 billion manats.

The report on fulfilment of works outlined in National Program of the President of Turkmenistan for Improvement of social and living conditions of rural population until 2020 has also been presented.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted the importance of organization of activity of the sphere under supervision of the Vice-premier according to time requirements.

The Head of the State has also noted the necessity of detailed analysis of implementation the adopted programs. It is necessary to use all available capabilities for fulfilment of the plans as soon as possible, the Leader of the Nation pointed out.

The Head of Turkmenistan has called preparation of the Program of economic development of the country for 2021 together with all Vice-premiers, which has to be based on reliable investments. In this context, it was requested to complete the development of the document as soon as possible.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has also requested to present the Strategy of management and transformation of the state-owned facilities in 2020 – 2025 for approval within one months and to bring legal acts regulating privatizations aspects into compliance with modern realities.

Further, Deputy chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov has reported on results of work carried out for ten months in the spheres under his supervision under implementation of the Program of development of oil and gas industry until 2030.

It was reported that for the period under review, the plan of oil and gas condensate production has been fulfilled by 101 percent, oil refinery – 102.4 percent, gasoline production – 107.5 percent, diesel fuel – 106.4 percent, natural and associated gas – 100.1 percent, export of gas – 100.2 percent and investment development by 106.2 percent. The growth rate of production of liquefied gas was 123.6 percent for the same period of the last year.

Having listened to the report and addressing the Vice-premier, the President of the country noted the necessity of further modernization of activity of fuel and energy complex. Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted that it is necessary to increase the export of production of fuel and energy complex and natural gas, having used production capacities of the plants.

Relative instructions have been given for acceleration of construction of international Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India gas line and facilities for processing of hydrocarbon materials. The Head of the State has also requested to analyse the situation in fuel and energy complex in details.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on the outcomes of activities of the ministers and departments of transport and communication sphere in January – October this year. The production plan of the ministries and departments has been executed by 118.4 percent.

The growth rate of Türkmenawtoulaglary Agency was 101.8 percent, Türkmendemirýollary Agency – 112.6 percent, Türkmendeňizderýaýollary Agency – 112.9 percent. Relative work has been carried out by Türkmenhowaýollary Agency for the period under review.

The plan of cargo and passenger transportation by motor, railroad, air and maritime transport has been fulfilled by 111.6 and 100.6 percent respectively. The growth rate of Türkmenaragatnaşyk Agency is equal to 108.5 percent. Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that transport sector is one of important branches of national economy and all our achievements are connected with activity of this sphere.

Having outlined transit to digital platform as one of the main vectors of the State policy, the Head of the State outlined the formation of efficient management system, which is able to satisfy the requirements of the economy and modern society as the main objective.

Having focused on importance of improvement of works in this direction and further modernization of the branches, the President of the country instructed the Vice-premier to activate implementation of the projects of digitization, having paid special attention to improvement of relative infrastructure.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has reported on outcomes of work of the branches under his supervision for ten months of the year.

The production and work plan on construction industrial complex has been executed by 116.2 percent with the growth rate of 122.1 percent.

The plan of works made from the beginning of the year by the Ministry of Construction and Architecture has been fulfilled by 109.8 percent with the growth rate of 108.2 percent.

The plan of production and works of the Ministry of Industry and Construction Production has been executed by 104 percent with the growth rate of 107.8 percent for the period under review.

The plan of production, works and services of the Ministry of Energy has been reached by 132.6 percent in January – October this year. The plan has been executed by 118.7 percent.

The plan of electricity production has been fulfilled by 106.1 percent with the growth rate of 118.8 percent for the period under review.

The plan of production and services of the State Concern Türkmenhimiýa has been executed by 131.3 percent with the growth rate of 156.5 percent for ten months of the year.

The plan of works and services of the municipality of Ashgabat has been executed by 114 percent in January – October this year.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has pointed out to the Vice-premier that it is necessary to make reforms in construction complex, to arrange training of required specialists, to accelerate analysis of activity of profile structures. It is also necessary to develop and present the proposals on modernization and on privatization of facilities.

The Head of the State has also focused on importance of opening of new work places, transit to digital system and increment of production of construction materials.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on the outcomes of work of trade and textile spheres as well as entrepreneurship sector for ten months of the year.

The growth of trade of the Ministry of Trade is equal to 108.6 percent, the growth rate of production – 107 percent comparing with the same period of the last year.

The growth of production volume made by the Ministry of Textile Industry including cotton yarn and fabric is equal to 104 and 101.2 percent respectively, sewing and knitted articles – 117.4 percent, leather production – 103.2 percent.

The production plan of the State Association Türkmenhaly is equal to 111.8 percent.

The State Commodity and Raw Material Exchange has held 231 trade sessions and entered into 23,062 contracts in January – October.

The growth rate of works of the Trade and Industrial Chamber was equal to 107.1 percent. 5 exhibitions and 25 video conference sessions have been held for the period under review.

The growth rate of industrial production was equal to 133 percent, agricultural and food production – 110.2 percent in January – October.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has addressed the Vice-premier with specific instructions for further intensification of increment of consumer good production.

The Leader of the Nation has ordered to develop measures of the government support to private sector of the economy for stimulation of entrepreneurship.

Winter season is coming and in this regard, it is necessary to hold the provision of markets and shops with various goods and products, especially in celebration days, under strict control, the Head of the State said, having given relative instructions to the Vice-premier.

The President of Turkmenistan has requested to accelerate the rates of works carried out by members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, having highlighted that proper support would be provided to them. In this context, the Leader of the Nation has noted that it is necessary to activate work of private firms specialized in agricultural complex and engaged in agricultural production.

It is necessary to increase volume of export oriented goods. Big technological companies and firms provided with the latest high-productive equipment and innovative technologies, which are self-financing and able to solve the issues of development of certain branches have to be opened, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted, having addressed the Vice-premier with specific assignments.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on activity of the structures under her supervision from the beginning of the year, which is held under slogan “Turkmenistan – Home of Neutrality”.

It was mentioned that various events have been organized in the period under review, measures for strengthening of the contacts in cultural sphere with the countries of the world have been taken. International cultural actions have been held in video conference format. In addition, draft documents on bilateral cooperation have been developed using diplomatic channels.

Works for implementation of digital technologies to activity of cultural sphere establishments including the museums, for making virtual tours around their expositions have been continued. For the period under review, Turkmen State Publishing Service has executed the production plan by 106.9 percent.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of systematic improvement of activity of cultural organizations and mass media based on active introduction of advanced digital technologies and training of qualified personnel.

Having focused on activity of national television, the Head of the State mentioned the necessity of provision of TV channels with the latest samples of informational journalism, improvement of quality of broadcasting and making of educational programs and talks-shows on actual subjects, which are able to interest the audience.

The Head of the State has also pointed out the necessity of activation of measures for popularization of spiritual values, glorious history and modern achievements of Turkmen people in the world.

In this regard, the Leader of the Nation has ordered to pay special attention to preparation and conduct of events on occasion of the 25th neutrality of Turkmenistan, making of interesting programs explaining everlasting importance of international legal status of the Motherland in global scale, narrating about capabilities opening for dynamic development of the economy of our country.

It is necessary to make new plays and musical staging singing abut and glorifying independent neutral Motherland in theatres.

It is necessary to prepare to coming events on occasion of the glorious date and New Year on high organizational level, to hold celebration events and concert in all regional centres, cities and villages, the Leader of the Nation said, having addressed the Vice-premier with relative instructions.

During the session, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed the Resolution on Procurement of modern equipment for the State Committee for Television, Radio Broadcasting and Cinematography, having sent it to the Vice-premier by electronic document management system and given assignments for fulfilment of objectives followed from this document.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported on the results of works of the spheres of education, health protection, science and sports for the past ten months.

According to the Concepts developed under the leadership the Head of the State, works for transit to 12-year school education, development of the system of digital education and improvement of foreign language education have been continued in the country. 133 study books and guides have been published.

School and university students have successfully competed in international internet contests in January - October, having won various medals and diplomas.

The Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan controlled fulfilment of objectives given by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to scientists of the country and works on priority directions of science and technologies for the period under review. 891 works, from which 869 have been approved, 5 received patents, 4innovative technologies have been put into production, have been reviewed.

The Program of transit of science to digital sphere in Turkmenistan in 2020 – 2025 and the State Program of Integrated Development of Science and Technologies in Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025 have been adopted.

International Scientific Conference “Science, Equipment and Innovative Technologies in the Age of Might and Happiness” has been held in online format in honour of the Day of Science.

Reporting on work carried out in health protection sphere, the Vice-premier has noted that National Program of healthy food for the population of Turkmenistan in 2020 – 2025 has been adopted.

Turkmen sportsmen continue training aimed at coming international tournaments. National team has held training in 7 sports in the Olympic village for preparation to the XXXII Summer Olympic Games.

National motor sports championships have been held in honour of the 25th anniversary of the Motherland’s neutrality. 65 local competitions and 58 mass sport events have been held for the period under review.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has pointed out the necessity to enforce work for further improvement of equipment and facility, scientific and practical base of educational, scientific, health protection and sport systems according to approved programs.

Having noted that these spheres have many objectives, which require immediate solution, the Head of the State ordered the Vice-premier to control the course of construction of facilities and modernization of profile infrastructure.

The Leader of the Nation has pointed out that it is necessary to activate measures for transit of scientific establishments to digital system, to pay special attention to improvement of educational process in secondary and high education facilities of the country.

Major reforms started in national economy these days like digitization industrialization, development of electronic industry, entrepreneurship activity according to international standards require university students to have comprehensive education, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, having demanded to intensify work in this important direction.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on outcomes of work of the Ministry in January – October in the context of implementation of foreign course of neutral Turkmenistan.

Relative work has been carried out for fulfilment of assignments and goals given by the Leader of the Nation for the period under review. In this regard, it was noted that the President of Turkmenistan has visited the Republic of Azerbaijan on March 11 and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan has paid working visit to our country on September 17.

The Head of the State has also participated in number of high-level meetings in online format, made a speech at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly and at International Forum of Northern Economic Cooperation.

Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has had telephone conversations with the UN Secretary General and heads of number of states, during which current issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation have been discussed.

40 foreign delegations have visited Turkmenistan for the period under review under the Foreign Ministry. At the same time, 86 delegations of our country have been sent abroad.

816 various level meetings have been held in video conference format. 92 international documents have been signed within the year for strengthening of legal base of international relations of Turkmenistan.

Contacts between foreign departments have regular character. Work for intensification of trade and economic partnership is carried out on systematic base. Number of sessions of relative structures have been held in January – October.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State instructed the Vice-premier, foreign Ministers to provide thorough preparation to international conferences and other events timed to the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan.

Taking into account current complicated situation in the world, it is necessary to develop the plan of events, visits, forums and meetings for the next year, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested, having noted that all these matters would be reviewed at the end of the year.

Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has informed about outcomes of activity of the Parliament of the country for further modernization of legislation for ten months of the year.

The deputy corps steadily implements the activity for development of new and improvement of existing legal acts for legal provision of priority directions of social and economic development of the state, democratization of society, protection rights and interests of the citizens.

57 laws of Turkmenistan and 38 Resolutions of the Mejlis have been adopted at four sessions of National Parliament for the period under review.

These documents are aimed at improvement of political system and constitutional foundations of the state, regulation of social relations in different directions, in particular in such directions as implementation of social and economic policy, introduction of digital technologies, strengthening of legal foundations in physical culture and sport, environment protection and other spheres.

Development of drafts of new legal acts is carried out in working groups according to the plan of legal activity of the Mejlis in 2020.

In addition, analysis of existing laws is made, relative activity for development of normative and legal acts following from the laws for provision of fulfilment of adopted documents is carried out on systematic basis.

Together with big public organizations, the deputies carry out propaganda activity in their electoral pools as well as in farming associations, establishments, educational facilities and organizations explaining the meaning and importance of home and foreign policy of the Leader of the Nation, decisions of the People’s Council, their role in further democratization of Turkmen society and in life of the country in general, protection of rich national heritage.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted exclusive importance of the work performed by the Mejlis for strengthening of normative and legal base of the country taking into account implementation of the decisions of the People’s Council, utmost objectives of social and economic development of the state.

Having focused on the fact that some legal acts require improvement, the Leader of the Nation brought up the Law of Turkmenistan on Privatization as an example. Noting the importance of activation of measures in this sphere, determination of the mechanisms of transfer of big and medium state-owned facilities to private ownership, the President of the country highlighted the necessity of provision of legal support of these and other direction of implementation of social and economic reforms.

The Head of the State has also pointed out the importance of efficient realization of their authorities by the deputies and their active participation in preparation and conduct of events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s neutrality, in work for harmonic education of younger generation, popularization of healthy life style. It is necessary to continue meeting with public at sites, to make citizens aware of importance of major changes expanded in the country, Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

Further, the floor was given to the head of administrations of the capital and regions of the country, who reported to the Leader of the nation about preparation to events on occasion of the 25th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan, opening of new facilities timed to the anniversary date as well as on the program of celebration events of the Harvest Holiday.

Having listened to the reports and highlighted the importance of provision of high level of organization of the events in honour of the anniversary, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused on timely completion of works at the facilities planned to be opened.

The Leader of the Nation has also requested to prepare to celebration events dedicated to field personnel, who make significant contribution to the prosperity of the country and strengthening of food abundance, on proper level.

Further, summing up the outcomes of ten months of the year, the Head of Turkmenistan has stated that the outcomes indicate that home and foreign policy of the country is pursued on the principles of neutrality, peace-loving, good neighbourliness and beneficial cooperation.

Same as before, high development rates are remained in national economy. Volumes of production has been increased almost in all branches of national economy under certain objectives, salary wage, pensions and state allowances have been increased. Numerous production and social facilities have been put into operation, Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted.

The Head of the state said that current situation requires us to take immediate measures for economic development and despite the changes in the world economy, to provide the fulfilment of set objectives. Our goal is to achieve the protection of reached growth rates and their increment in the next year.

Continuing the subject and addressing the participants of the session, the Leader of the Nation has noted that little more than one and half months is left until the end of the year and many issues have to solved for this period in order to welcome 2021 with good indicators.

Having highlighted that it is necessary to hold the events timed to the Day of Neutraliity on high level, the Head of Turkmenistan ordered to present the proposals on award of the citizens of the country who distinguished themselves in work for beloved Motherland with state awards and new anniversary medal.

Finishing extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers in video conference format, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished strong health, family wealth and big success in work for further prosperity of sovereign Motherland to all participants.

Conference in honor of the motto of the year

  /   State News Agency of Turkmenistan  /   04.01.2021  /   

The conference dedicated to the motto of 2021 "Turkmenistan - Homeland of Peace and Trust" took place in the conference hall of the Public Organizations Center on January 4. The event brought together the heads and representatives of the Mejlis, public organizations and political parties, higher educational institutions, as well as journalists.

The decision to declare the motto of this year was made on the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov based on numerous proposals from the people, state institutions, large public organizations and political parties.

It has become a good tradition in Turkmenistan to give motto foe each year, proclaiming in the motto the key guidelines for national development at a new stage. This contributes to raising the patriotic spirit and the aspiration of every person to be involved and make a personal contribution to tremendous work carried out in the country under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan.

Those speaking during the meeting emphasized that the ideological message of the 2021 motto was aimed at popularizing the achievements of the Motherland, underlining their significance, boosting large-scale economic transformations and social progress, as well as promoting the contribution of our country to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, to ensuring peace and stability, international initiatives put forward by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

According to those speaking during the meeting, the motto of this year is consistent with the Resolution designating 2021 as the “International Year of Peace and Trust” , adopted at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on the initiative of independent neutral Turkmenistan.

The emblem, which was chosen as a result of the competition, will accompany all solemn events that will be held in our country under the sign of the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Motherland.

Expressing gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for large-scale activities to develop the country, increase its authority in the world arena, the meeting participants emphasized that the Year of "Turkmenistan - Homeland of Peace and Trust" would undoubtedly be marked by new glorious achievements and great deeds.

The conference participants assured that they would apply every effort to solve the problems of popularizing the progressive domestic and foreign policy of the President of Turkmenistan, the achievements of the beloved Motherland, and the patriotic education of youth.

The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan  has adopted the latest standard of financial reporting - IFRS 9.

 

Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Strategic objectives  outlined  in the Program of the President of Turkmenistan for socio-economic development for 2019-2025 and the Concept for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025, the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan  and the United Nations Development Program ( UNDP) are implementing a new joint project "Supporting Business and Digital Transformation in Banking" in order to continue cooperation in developing  an innovative business model and digitalization of the SBFEAT.

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President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov walks around New Year tree with his granddaughters

 /   State News Agency of Turkmenistan  /   28.12.2020  /   

On December 28, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has visited the Main New Year tree of the country, which is placed at the square in front of Älem Cultural and Entertainment Center, with his granddaughters. The guests were warmly greeted by Ayaz Baba and Garpamyk, the usual characters of New Year celebration.

The Älem Cultural and Entertainment Center is traditionally selected as the main place of favorite New Year celebration, which people of Turkmenistan meet with joy in peace and harmony.

Manmade magic kingdom of blinking lights, shining spheres, snowflakes and various New Year celebration attributes glimmering with iridescent lights has been built around huge tree.

The Leader of the Nation and his granddaughters come to the green beauty, which is installed at the square in magic site.

Ayaz Baba and Garpamyk cordially congratulate President Gurbnaguly Berdimuhamedov and girls who came with their dear granddaddy to the celebration on New Year.

On behalf of the growing generation and all fellow countrymen, Ayaz Baba and Garpamyk have expressed cordial gratitude to the Leader of the Nation for fatherly care of children, establishment of excellent conditions for their comprehensive development and receiving of quality education.

In his turn, the Head of the State congratulated all children of the country on New Year, having wished them strong health and success in study. According to the tradition, the President of Turkmenistan and his granddaughters have walked around the New Year tree.

Sale of souvenirs, which can be bought using modern payment methods, has been also organized in the magic city.

Having looked around the offered production, the Head of the State paid for the souvenirs that his granddaughter liked with his bank card. Ayaz Baba, who was standing next, has presented the chosen gifts to the kids with pleasure. In their turn, the children have read the poems in different languages with great inspiration.

Ayaz Baba and Garpamyk have applaud to the girls for the poems that they have read and after, asked Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to take joint photo for a memory about current joyful event.

Having expressed gratitude to Ayaz Baba and Garpamyk, the Leader of the Nation congratulated them on coming New Year – the celebration, which embodies friendship, peace, harmony, unity and prosperity.

Saying goodbye, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has expressed confidence that young Turkmenistan citizens would deservingly continue the best national traditions left to us by our glorious ancestors and become true patriots of the Motherland and left the place of event.