President of Turkmenistan arrives in Tashkent on an official visit

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President of Turkmenistan arrives in Tashkent on an official visit

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived in the Republic of Uzbekistan on a two-day state visit. In honour of the distinguished guest, the Guard of Honour formed up in Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport, decorated with the flags of the two states.
Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov and other high-ranking officials greeted the Turkmen leader in the air harbor. From the airport, the Turkmen leader’s cortege headed to the Kuksaroy State Residence, where the top-level bilateral talks will take place.
The Turkmen leader’s visit to Uzbekistan testifies to the progressive development of the interstate relations based on the ties of friendship and good neighbourliness, the principles of equal mutually beneficial cooperation. The regular character of top-level visits and talks, as well as systematic relations between the foreign-policy agencies of the two countries vividly demonstrate the commitment of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to the full-scale partnership.

Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Hold One-on-One Talks

The official welcome ceremony was held for the Turkmen leader at Kuksaroy State Residence in Tashkent.
Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev were photographed against the state flags of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Then the heads of state inspected the Guard of Honor at the square in front of the residence, and introduced to each other the members of the Government delegations of the two countries. Heads of diplomatic missions accredited to the Republic of Uzbekistan were also introduced to the Turkmen leader.
Then the Presidents of the two countries proceeded to the Kuksaroy State Residence where they held Turkmen-Uzbek one-on-one high-level talks.
The dialog between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan builds on the strong potential for cooperation, long-standing good-neighborly relations, historical and cultural ties. The sides remain committed to further strengthen the constructive interstate political dialog, scale up the mutually beneficial commercial and economic partnership and deepen fruitful humanitarian and cultural contacts.
The current talks will continue in expanded format involving members of official delegations of the two countries, and will be followed by signing of a considerable package of bilateral documents.

Priorities of interstate cooperation are discussed at Turkmen – Uzbek high-level talks

Turkmen – Uzbek high-level extended talks with the participation of official delegations of two countries have started in Kuksaroy Residence, Tashkent. Prior the talks, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyeyev had one-on-one meeting.
Current visit of Turkmen leader to Uzbekistan is considered as a milestone event in the relations between two countries. Its main objective is to activate bilateral cooperation, to define the ways of interstate cooperation in Central Asian region and in international arena in general taking into account new realities and tendencies of development.
At present, the relations between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are under good development. Owing to the efforts of the sites, specific and actual measures on consolidation of the relations in foreign policy have been taken recently; new mechanisms of trade and economic partnership have started working while humanitarian contacts are expanded. The level of bilateral relations, their trustful character, sincerity and transparency allow constructive discussion of all appearing issues and finding of mutually accepted solutions.
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are allies and accountable partners in formation of the approaches to current issues of regional and global development.
The Agreement on Cooperation between the Governments and departments of two countries is planned to be signed by the outcomes of the talks.
After, the heads of the state will speak to the press.
The Presidents of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will also take part in the opening ceremony of Ashgabat Park in Tashkent.

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  • A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WAS HELD BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

    On January 20, 2022, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

    Having warmly greeted each other, the leaders of the two countries noted with satisfaction the high level and progressive dynamics of the development of traditionally friendly interstate relations, which are a true example of trust, mutual understanding and respect.

    As the leader of the nation emphasized, Turkmenistan pays great attention to strengthening and expanding fruitful cooperation with Uzbekistan, which, relying on mutual goodwill, is gaining deeper content every day. A significant role in this is played by regular contacts at the highest and high levels.

    Taking the opportunity, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov thanked President Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to the government delegation of Turkmenistan headed by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who recently paid a working visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

    In continuation of the telephone conversation, the heads of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan exchanged views on key issues of bilateral partnership, built on the age-old principles of good neighborliness, taking into account modern realities and the situation in the region and the world. As emphasized, the effectiveness of the Turkmen-Uzbek dialogue is due to the common interests and the presence of a strong political will to deepen cooperation in every possible way in all its areas.

    In this context, it was also noted that Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are distinguished by the similarity or coincidence of approaches to current international and regional problems, which is an important prerequisite for joining efforts to ensure sustainable development and stability in the region. Pursuing a peaceful foreign policy, our countries play a special role in maintaining peace and harmony in Central Asia, which is of great importance in the light of the rapidly changing situation in the region and beyond.

    It was emphasized that the accumulated rich long-term experience and good traditions of the Turkmen-Uzbek partnership are now being enriched in accordance with the new realities and objective needs of the development of the two states. At the same time, the parties reaffirmed their determination to continue to take all the necessary steps to implement successfully the existing huge potential for mutually beneficial cooperation.

    At the end of the telephone conversation, expressing confidence that invariably friendly, good-neighbourly interstate relations would continue to expand and deepen for the common good, the heads of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan wished each other health and success, and well-being and prosperity to the brotherly peoples of the two countries.

  • TURKMEN-UZBEK INTER-MFA CONSULTATIONS WERE HELD

    Today, on January 17, inter-ministerial consultations between the foreign policy agencies of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were held in Tashkent. The Turkmen side at the meeting was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan B. Myatiev, the Uzbek side - by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan V. Norov.

    During the consultations, the parties noted the dynamics of the development of Turkmen-Uzbek relations, emphasizing the key role of high-level visits in promoting bilateral relations.

    Stating the positive experience of interaction between the two countries within the framework of international and regional organizations, in particular the UN and its structural divisions, the parties stressed the commitment of both parties to the search for effective multilateral mechanisms to maintain stability, economic growth and security in the region and in the world.

    Particular emphasis was placed on intensifying cooperation in the trade and economic sphere, where there is a solid potential for joint work. In this regard, the importance of the joint Intergovernmental Commission on Trade-Economic, Scientific-Technical and Cultural Cooperation was noted. The issues of developing the legal framework for cooperation between the two countries were also discussed.

    Speaking about interaction in the region, the parties stressed the unity in the desire to help brotherly Afghanistan to achieve peace, harmony and stability as soon as possible. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan continue to provide comprehensive economic and humanitarian support to Afghanistan.

    Also during the meeting, issues of deepening cooperation in the transport and logistics, energy, chemical, industrial sectors and in the field of information security were discussed. In addition, the parties considered issues of interaction in the field of cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

  • The working trip of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Mary and Lebap regions

    Today, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who is on a working trip to Mary region, has held a working meeting on its results.

    Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh.Abdrahmanov, who supervises the fuel and energy complex as well as subordinate institutions of the fuel and energy complex in Mary region and the khyakim of the given region, took part in the meeting.

    Chairman of «Türkmengeologiýa» State Corporation M.Rozyev reported on the tasks outlined in the «Working plan for 2022-2023», result of the exploration work carried out in different parts of the country.  

    The leader of the nation noted an important role given to efficient introduction of scientific achievements in the work of the fuel and energy complex, making an emphasis on the services adjusted on a scientific basis. 

    Further, Chairman of “Türkmengaz” State Concern B.Amanov reported on the work held to modernize gas deposits in various parts of the country, industrial development of new fields, expansion of export routes of the “blue fuel”, recognized as ecologically clean gas in the world. He also expressed his gratitude to the head of the state for continued efforts in development of processing industry in the given sector.

    Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov marked that a huge investment is made in our country in development of the oil and gas industry. The Deputy-Chairman also pointed out that in accordance with the instructions of the head of the state, in all structures of the fuel and energy complex, great attention is paid to the ecological state and level of safety of work. 

    The President made an emphasis on the fact that a huge investment is made in the oil and gas complex of the country and it has a great significance for development of the sector and supply of oil and gas enterprises with necessary equipment, conduction of exploration work, drilling activities and industrial development of new fields. Thus, large-scale projects are implemented by way of development of international cooperation.

    The work carried out by foreign partners, main areas of realization of joint investment projects and development of gas deposit «Galkynysh» were also mentioned.

    Besides it, exploration work and prospecting and drilling activities carried out in the country in accordance with the instruction of the head of the state were also reported.

    With a view of industrial development of oil and gas rich wells the proper work and research activities are carried out with use of digital technologies in deposits. 

    At present, at the giant deposit «Galkynysh» a complex work is carried out to produce, process and transport the “blue fuel”. 

    A large-scale work is carried out in the country to diversify economy, to attach an innovation character to it, and to transform into the digital platform, which would rise not only the productivity of wells but also efficiency of work carried out in the gas deposit «Galkynysh».

    Having heard the reports, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov underlined that optimal solution of tasks in the processing of natural gas and expansion of its export will enable not only to strengthen the national economy but also to establish fruitful international cooperation and made an emphasis on necessity of investment of advanced achievements of world science and practice to this end.

    Having noted importance of use of innovative technologies in realization of measures in the given area, the head of the state gave related executives concrete instructions.

    Further developing on the theme, the leader of the nation told them to make necessary efforts to adjust work in oil and gas enterprises in accordance with the requirements of the time. 

    The head of the state also commissioned them to accelerate the pace of exploration work, complex measures taken to prospect, discover and open new oil and gas deposits. 

    President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made an emphasis on intensification of relations with leading world profile institutions using the opportunity of modern communications systems and digital technologies that will enable to train highly qualified personnel for the oil and gas sector and to hold a scientific experimental work.

    Besides it, one should strengthen the material and technical basis of the fuel and energy complex, including exploration institutions as well as reconstruction of industrial projects, in case of necessity and prepare concrete proposals to attract investment in realization of new projects, the head of the state stated.

    Then, the leader of the nation gave the floor to khyakim of Mary region D.Annaberdiev.

    The head of the regional administration on behalf of the population of the region expressed his gratitude that the leader of the nation has started his working trip with Mary region and has familiarized with implementation of the national Rural Development Program.

    The khyakim reported that guided by instructions of the head of the state, the region plans to expand the acreage of fields under potatoes and gourds and vegetable at the expense of reduction of fields under cotton and increase in its yield. In this connection, the volume of vegetables and gourds produced as well as livestock production in the region will grow. 

    In conclusion, the head of the local administration once again expressed his gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the state support in socio-economic development of regions, improvement of social and living conditions of people, gradual increase in productivity of work of people employed in the sphere of livestock breeding, in particular, sheep and goat breeding.

    Then, having bid a farewell to the gathered, by helicopter the head of the state made a flight in the direction of gas deposit «Malaý», located in Lebap region.

    During the flight, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov enjoyed the wonderful view of Turkmen nature, vast steppe areas of the Garagum that in winter become pastures for the sheep and goats. Especially after the heavy rain, the sand landscape become more beautiful. One should note that rain humidity this time of the year is very good for cultivated areas.

    In some time, the helicopter of the leader of the nation landed at the square near the gas deposit «Malaý». 

    Upon his arrival, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a meeting in which issues related to implementation of the tasks designated in the program for development of oil and gas industry of the country for 2030, modernization of gas deposit «Malaý», and increase in its production capacities were discussed.

    Director of the Institute of Natural Gas of «Türkmengaz» State Concern, who by drawings and charts informed them on research activities conducted to increase in the productivity of deposits of natural gas and results of exploration and discovery of new wells, was the first to take the floor. 

    The leader of the nation stated that as a result of industrial development of newly discovered gas deposits and natural gas mined from them, the volumes of gas reserves of the country grow by 126 billion cubic meters. And it is a noteworthy fact.

    After industrial processing natural gas which is considered a bliss of the Turkmen land, is used in many types of industrial and construction goods, the head of the state underlined. Having taken into account the fact that polyethylene and polypropylene obtained from it are used in production of various goods, including carpets and fertilizers as well as ecologically clean motor transport fuel, Turkmen natural gas is a very valuable and important raw material in industrial manufacture.

    The Chairman of “Türkmengeologiýa» State Corporation in his turn reported on the state of affairs in institutions under his supervision, in particular, geophysical and geological exploration work carried out in different parts of the country as well as their results. In this regard, a great significance is given to modernization of work of the Corporation and introduction of modern achievements of practice in its work.

    Then, the Chairman of «Türkmengaz» State Concern reported that at present, work on industrial development of newly discovered deposits is carried out actively in Mary and Lebap regions.

    Then, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov reported on the work carried out within the framework of realization of the Program for development of oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan for 2030. On behalf of specialists of the fuel and energy complex, the Deputy-Chairman expressed his sincere gratitude to the leader of the nation for a regular control over the work of the fuel and energy complex and related support.

    Summing up the results of the working meeting, held at deposit «Malaý» in Lebap region, the President of the country wished its participants sound health, family wellbeing and successes in their work for the benefit development of our fatherland.

    Then, by his off-highway vehicle, the head of the state made his way to the centre of the Garagum desert. These winter days after heavy rain the flora of the vast area is very attractive. 

    A careful approach to the unique eco-system of the Garagum and creation of favourable ecological conditions in its territory for steppe animals help development of sheep and goats and camel breeding, the leader of the nation notes, underlining that along with it, an opportunity for development of ecological tourism also grows.

    On his way President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a halt at the herd of camels grazed here by the shepherd Aymyrat Pashshykov from peasant association “Ýeňiş” of Sayat district of Lebap region who warmly welcomed the leader of the nation there.

    The President of the country having greeted the shepherd took an interest in his work, the state of the cattle, pastures and family life.

    With pride, the shepherd noted that he work on a lease method and it is very profitable. The shepherd pointed out that the state creates easy terms for all workers of agriculture, including for animal breeders and on behalf of them, expressed his gratitude to the head of the state.

    The leader of the nation noted that our people who have created wise sayings of camels as a symbol of wellbeing and abundance, respected and valued the camel as world treasure. The head of the state underlined that camel hair, milk, chal and agaran have been scientifically proven good for human health.

    As the President of the country marked, in the course of history, camels became close friends of people. Among trade caravans, which passed along the great Silk Road, which for centuries worked as connection between epochs and generations, were numerous camels including the breed of arwana.

    A.Pashshykov said that their significance is still great and care of increase in the head of arwana breed gives positive results. Adding with pride that he has made a good fortune thanks to his engagement in camel breeding. He noted that today his family members live a happy life and expressed his gratitude to the leader of the nation to this end.

    The shepherd was presented with a gift on behalf of the head of the state. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressing the shepherd of camels said that he has a much-respected trade and having wished him great future success, he left the place.

    Then, by helicopter, the head of the state flew in the direction of Turkmenabat city.

  • THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN HELD A MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN

    On the instructions of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, today in Islamabad, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held talks with the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Arif Alvi.

    At the beginning of the meeting, the head of the Turkmen delegation conveyed greetings from the President of Turkmenistan.

    The Minister noted that the talks between the President of Turkmenistan and the President of Pakistan, held in Ashgabat in November this year as part of participation in the 15th Summit of Heads of State of the Economic Cooperation Organization, gave impetus to the further development of mutually beneficial partnership between the two countries.

    Next year, Turkmenistan and Pakistan will mark the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. In this context, during the meeting it was emphasized that during this period the interstate relations have been steadily developing in all directions, expanded and enriched with new forms and content. Thanks to the attention and support of the Leaders of Turkmenistan and Pakistan, bilateral cooperation covers the whole range of political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian interaction.

    Minister R.Meredov noted that the dialogue between the two countries at the highest political level creates a solid foundation for strengthening and further expanding bilateral relations. The parties are making significant efforts to develop effective Turkmen-Pakistani economic cooperation, the strategic basis of which is a partnership in the energy sector.

    In this regard, special emphasis was placed on the need to intensify joint action on the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) transnational gas pipeline project, power transmission and fiber-optic communication lines on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) route.

    During the talks, the sides also noted with satisfaction the consistent development of Turkmen-Pakistani cooperation in education and science, medicine and healthcare, as well as in the cultural and humanitarian spheres.

  • TURKMENISTAN HAS SENT A HUMANITARIAN AID TO AFGHANISTAN

    Today, On December 14, a humanitarian cargo of food, textile and household goods, as well as oil products was delivered from Turkmenistan to neighboring Afghanistan.

    As is known, during the extended meeting of the Government on December 10 of this year, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed the Order on sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. This document was signed "with a view to assist neighboring Afghanistan on a systematic and regular basis and to provide an all-round support in economic, social and humanitarian spheres" the Order says.

    In accordance with the document, today, Turkmen side provided humanitarian aid to the brotherly Afghan people, which consists of 1,200 tons of various goods, in particular, textile products, food products, as well as 20 rail tankers of oil products made in TThe present ceremony of delivery of the humanitarian aid was attended by a representative delegation from Turkmenistan. From the Afghan side, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, Governor of Herat Province Noor Ahmad Islamjar and other high-ranking officials from various Afghan agencies attended the ceremony.

    It is important to note that neutral Turkmenistan systematically provides comprehensive support for the social and economic revival of the neighboring country, and has always advocated a position to resolve the situation in Afghanistan solely by peaceful political and diplomatic means.  

    After the end of the ceremony of the humanitarian aid, the sadakas had been given in the new mosque of the town Aqina which was built with the assistance of the Turkmen side and in the township of Turghundi.

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