President Margvelashvili Discusses Scholarship Program with Chairman of NIPPON
The President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili has held a meeting with the Chairman of the NIPPON Foundation, Mr. Yohei Sasakawa at the Presidential Palace. Mr. Sasakawa has taken part in the regional meeting of Georgian scholarship awardees.
As noted at the meeting, it is necessary to further strengthen ties between Georgia and Japan. Intensification of these relations is supported by the Ambassador of Japan to Georgia and the NIPPON Foundation. Mr. Sasakawa hopes that President Margvelashvili will pay another visit to Japan.
President Margvelashvili has emphasized the prospects of advancing Georgia-Japan cooperation and its importance.
One of the key specialization of the NIPPON Foundation is scholarship programs. Citizens of Georgia have already benefited from the NIPPON scholarship program and pursued their studies in leading marine colleges and institutions. President Margvelashvili has thanked Mr. Sasakawa for financing and supporting these students.
Mr. Sasakawa has also spoken about the Paralympic games to be held as part of 2020 Tokyo Olympics which are financed by the NIPPON Foundation. President Margvelashvili has called on Georgian athletes for active involvement and noted that Georgia's Paralympic team is truly distinguished and its participation important.
The President of Turkmenistan to visit Iran in the coming days – media
President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov will pay an official visit to Iran in the coming days, TASS reports with reference to the IRNA news agency.
This will be a two-day visit, during which it is planned to sign an agreement on strengthening cooperation. Along with the head of state, a government delegation will also arrive in Iran.
The Turkmen leader will visit the neighboring country on the invitation of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. One of the first congratulating Serdar Berdimuhamedov on his election to the highest state post, Raisi in a congratulatory message stressed that Turkmenistan occupies a special place in Iran's relations with neighboring countries.
Earlier it became known that Iran will double the import of Turkmen gas for swap deliveries under the scheme Turkmenistan-Iran-Azerbaijan.
THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN RECEIVED THE FIRST DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS
On June 6, 2022, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received the First Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chairperson of the UN Sustainable Development Group, Ms. Amina Mohammed.
Turkmenistan became the first country of the Central Asian region, which was visited by a high-ranking representative of the UN as part of a working trip undertaken to participate in the upcoming Second International High-Level Conference "Water for Sustainable Development" in Tajikistan.
Expressing gratitude for the time devoted to the meeting, the guest conveyed warm greetings from UN Secretary General António Guterres and noted that she was very glad to have the opportunity to visit independent neutral Turkmenistan, which is not only one of the most dynamically developing states on the planet, but also a long-standing, reliable partner of the United Nations Organization in the Central Asian region.
Having cordially greeted Ms. Amina Mohammed, the head of state conveyed his best wishes to the UN leadership. As noted, Turkmenistan attaches particular importance to cooperation with major international organizations, primarily with the UN, which is a time-demanded platform for conducting a productive and effective dialogue on topical issues of our time.
During the meeting, the interlocutors exchanged views on the state and prospects for the development of long-term fruitful cooperation, evidence of the effectiveness of which are dozens of projects implemented in various fields. They also discussed possible areas of joint work within the framework of the Agenda for Sustainable Development for the period up to 2030, which is closely related to the key goals and objectives outlined in the National Program for the socio-economic development of Turkmenistan in 2022-2052.
Ms. Amina Mohammed expressed the deep interest of the organization she represents in further deepening and steadily building up the traditional partnership that meets the interests of the well-being of all mankind and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Saying goodbye, the Head of the Turkmen state and the First Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms. Amina Mohammed, head of the UN Sustainable Development Group, exchanged mutual good wishes, expressing confidence in the successful continuation of a constructive dialogue built on a long-term and mutually trusting basis .
President S. Zourabichvili Gifts Books from Elene Akhvlediani’s Personal Library to Museum of Books
President Salome Zourabichvili gifted books from the personal library of Elene Akhvlediani to the Museum of Books of the Ilia Chavchavadze National Parliamentary Library on International Museum Day.
According to the administration of the President of Georgia, the books, which were purchased personally by the President, include: Du “Cubisme” by Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger and Les Peintres Cubistes by Guillaume Apollinaire.
During the event, the President stated that “these two important books bring us closer to European culture and show how much we had merged with it before the Soviet Union and Soviet pressure separated us from Europe. We are returning to this path now and as a sign of that I want to give you these two books.”
Levan Taktakishvili, Director of the Library Resources Department of the NPLG, noted the number of materials gifted by President Zourabichvili in the library: “We received many gifts from Mme. Zourabichvili dating back to before her presidency. The archives of her parents, of her husband are in the library. It was Mme. Zourabichvili who awarded the Order of National Hero to Mikha Khelashvili. We’re always ready to seek more and more interesting material.”
A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WAS HELD BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
On May 3, 2022, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi.
Warmly greeting each other, the interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the opportunity to discuss priority aspects of bilateral cooperation and exchanged congratulations on the occasion of Oraza Bayram, as well as wishes of good health, well-being, peace and prosperity to the Turkmen and Iranian peoples.
In continuation of the conversation, the parties noted with satisfaction the current high level of centuries-old ties between Turkmenistan and Iran, which have developed in recent years, based on rich experience and the principles of equality, good neighborliness and mutual respect. As emphasized, this year our states are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Confirming the commitment of both countries to unbreakable friendly and fraternal ties, the interlocutors stressed that all efforts would continue to be made to intensify fruitful bilateral cooperation in priority areas for the benefit of the Turkmen and Iranian peoples.
At the end of the telephone conversation, the heads of stateы expressed confidence in the further successful development of Turkmen-Iranian cooperation and exchanged good wishes to each other and the peoples of the neighboring countries.
The President of Turkmenistan got acquainted with the products of entrepreneurs
On Wednesday, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov visited the exhibition of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, which takes place in Ashgabat and reflects almost all areas of activity in the private sector of the country's economy.
The head of state came to personally get acquainted with the exposition of enterprises and organizations of the UIET, and this became a sign of close attention on the part of the top leadership to the successes and prospects of domestic business in solving the problems of national development. Visiting the exhibition, the president stopped at some stands, asked manufacturers about the products presented, the organizational side of the matter.
In particular, in the food sector, Serdar Berdimuhamedov focused on the environmental friendliness of food products and their competitiveness in foreign markets, innovative methods used in processing enterprises. The President also examined the stands of industrial companies, including those specializing in the electronic segment, paying attention to new types of goods and import substitution. The Turkmen leader also spoke with a well-known carpet weaver-entrepreneur in the country, who presents magnificent carpet products at the exhibition.
Concluding the familiarization with the exposition, the President of Turkmenistan said that the state would continue to support the economic and business initiative, creating conditions for the development of the business environment and stimulating the entrepreneurial activity of young people.