President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Attends Tribute Ceremony in Honor of S.A.Niyazov
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov attended the flower-laying ceremony at the S.A.Niyazov Monument at the capital’s 10 Years of Independence Park to pay tribute to the first President of Turkmenistan.
Remembering the deceased is a Turkmen people’s time-honored tradition established thousands of years ago and transmitted from generation to generation; the tradition that is being continued with dignity in the modern era thanks to the humane policy pursued by the head of state.
This magnificent monument and a museum that opened last year in Kipchak at the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov symbolize the warm tribute paid by the people of our country to the blessed memory of Saparmurat Niyazov who made a tremendous contribution to the establishment of independence, strengthening of sovereignty and recognition of Turkmenistan’s neutrality.
Early in the morning, the head of state arrived at the square in front of the capital’s 10 Years of Independence Park.
The Chair of the National Parliament, Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of military and law enforcement authorities, ministries and sectoral agencies, the mayor of Ashgabat, members of the clergy, representatives of public organizations, mass media, honorable elders, students and Ashgabat’s numerous residents gathered here.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proceeded to the S.A.Niyazov Monument and laid a wreath at its foot. The head of state was followed by the participants of the ceremony who laid flowers to the monument.
This event became an expression of our people’s profound respect for the blessed memory of the first President of Turkmenistan.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
PILOT PROJECT OF THE GLOBAL TRANSIT DOCUMENT LAUNCHED IN TURKMENISTAN
The launch ceremony of the pilot project of the Global Transit Document took place on August 17, 2022 at the Berkarar Hotel of the Avaza National Tourist Zone.
The Global Transit Document (GTrD), which is a universal digital solution for the development of multimodal transportation, is the result of fruitful cooperation between the Permanent Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Commission of the International Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) with the International Center for Transport Diplomacy, the Intergovernmental Council of Road Workers of the CIS, and the world's largest developers of IT technologies, as well as with countries that have shown interest in piloting the GTrD.
The launch ceremony of the pilot project of the Global Transit Document was attended by the Executive Secretary of the International Center for Transport Diplomacy I.Runov, the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Council of Road Workers of the Commonwealth of Independent States B.Karimov, as well as representatives of the countries of the region - Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The speakers emphasized that at the turn of the third decade of the 21st century, economic realities and trends in the development of the world economy created an obvious need for the development and implementation of a unified Global Transit Document in order to optimize the management of the transport process along multimodal corridors connecting states of different regions and continents.
The introduction of a digital platform of the global transit network based on the latest technologies using the Global Transit Document will make it possible to extend the customs guarantee and insurance regime, as well as ensure the traceability of goods and vehicles along the entire route from the starting point to the destination.
At the end of the official launch ceremony of the pilot project of the Global Transit Document, its participants adopted a Joint Statement, in which they confirmed the readiness of the parties for further cooperation in promoting the proposal to create a global digital transit network at various levels, as well as within the United Nations.
PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF TURKMENISTAN TO THE UN A.ATAEVA MET WITH L.THOMAS-GREENFIELD, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE USA TO THE UN
On August 17, 2022, Ambassador A.Ataeva, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations, met with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations at the Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations.
During the meeting, a constructive exchange of views took place on the issues of the upcoming 77th session of the UN General Assembly such as priority areas of the two countries in the UN and UN reforms.
Ambassador of Turkmenistan, at the beginning of the meeting, thanked the United States for supporting the UN General Assembly resolution "Zone of Peace, Trust and Cooperation of Central Asia", especially noting the positive statement delivered by the US representative following the adoption of the resolution.
A.Ataeva talked in detail about Turkmenistan's priority positions at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, outlining initiatives in the field of peace and security, sustainable development, women parliamentarians, preventive diplomacy and transport.
During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on the reform of the UN, and the UN Security Council in particular. They agreed on the need for greater transparency in the work of the UN Security Council, as well as the reform of UN structures to avoid duplication of individual functions.
Turkmenistan proposes to establish cooperation with the ports of Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Opportunities for opening transport and logistics routes and establishing cooperation between the port of Turkmenbashi with the ports of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the integration of the Turkmen port into the world system of sea ports were discussed by Deputy Prime Minister, Head of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry Rashid Meredov with the UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suheil Al-Mazrui.
They held a meeting on Monday, on the sidelines of the transport forum that opened in Avaza. The interlocutors also assessed the level of political relations, noting that an official visit of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov to the UAE will soon be organized on the invitation of President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
And in a few weeks, on September 7-8, it is planned to hold the first meeting on a strategic dialogue between the member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and the foreign ministers of the Central Asian states.
At the talks, the huge opportunities for trade, economic and investment cooperation, the fuel and energy potential of both countries and the readiness of Turkmenistan to cooperate with the leading oil and gas companies of the Emirates were noted.
The parties considered the promotion of projects in the gas chemical, financial and transport sectors in Turkmenistan with the participation of the UAE and a number of agreements, including financing the construction of an airport in Jebel, a hybrid power plant in the Serdar region and a chemical plant for the production of combined mineral fertilizers in Turkmenabat.
In addition, they discussed the possibilities of cooperation in the textile industry, in the field of export of Turkmen goods to the UAE market and further to the countries of the Gulf and Africa. Attention was paid to the issues of water desalination, desertification and environmental protection.
It was expressed a desire to intensify cooperation between Turkmenistan and the International Renewable Energy Agency – IRENA (Masdar, UAE).
Turkmenistan is ready, within the framework of partnership with IRENA, to hold international scientific conferences and other events, as well as to become a place for the development and testing of alternative energy technologies that can be used in the countries of Central Asia. In this regard, it is proposed to open an IRENA Coordinating Office in Central Asia.
A REGULAR MEETING OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO WAS HELD AT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN
On July 25, 2022, a regular meeting of the National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was attended by the heads and representatives of this commission, relevant ministries and departments of the country, and the media.
The main topic of the agenda was the results of the work of the Commission for the first half of 2022, as well as plans for the upcoming period.
Information was provided on the work done in the reporting period in accordance with the tasks and instructions of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, as well as the tasks outlined in the Commission's Plan for 2022 and the Plan of joint activities with UNESCO for 2021-2023.
During the meeting, such topical issues as strengthening the role of our country in large structural divisions of UNESCO, joining the UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Related to Higher Education in the European Region, expanding international scientific cooperation, opportunities for cooperation in digital projects and information exchange were touched upon.
A monograph "Turkmenistan-UNESCO: Let's Preserve Monuments Together" has been prepared as a manual for the international program "Memory of the World".
Currently, the documents prepared by Turkmenistan on the inclusion of the Akhal-Teke horse breeding art, traditions of horse decoration, silk production, etc., prepared by Turkmenistan, are being considered and studied.
It was emphasized that the accession of Turkmenistan to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage opens up broad prospects for bilateral partnership. Within the framework of the above-mentioned Convention, the National Commission of Turkmenistan is preparing a national dossier for inscription of the Koytendag mountain ecosystem into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The participants of the meeting paid attention to cooperation and intensification of cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO in the field of sports and physical education.
TASHKENT HOSTED AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "AFGHANISTAN: SECURITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT"
On July 26, 2022, an international conference "Afghanistan: Security and Economic Development" was held in Tashkent. The forum was attended by official delegations, scientists and researchers, heads and experts of leading analytical centers of the neighboring states of Afghanistan, including from all countries of Central Asia, Russia, the USA, Iran, Pakistan, India and Belgium, heads and specialists of a number of international and regional organizations, including the UN, the EU, the OIC, the SCO, as well as the delegation of the Interim Government of Afghanistan.
The conference participants expressed their understanding that today the main priority should be the revival and strengthening of the Afghan economy as an important factor in achieving lasting peace in this country, and reaffirmed their commitment to its formation as a peaceful, indivisible, independent, economically developing state, free from terrorism and drug crime.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan V. Hajyiev noted in his speech that the Turkmen side is interested in the reconstruction of Afghanistan, its integration into world economic relations, and infrastructure development. It is these factors that will have a positive impact on ensuring the security and stability of both the country itself and the region as a whole.
He also stated that for Turkmenistan, the process of peacebuilding in Afghanistan is based on the unity of three key areas: political, economic and social-humanitarian.
In the political dimension, he stressed, Turkmenistan calls on all interested states and international organizations to develop a dialogue with the new Afghan authorities. V. Hajyiev also drew attention to the importance of developing cooperation with Afghan companies, continuing the implementation of international economic projects that have been launched. In addition, the need to provide regular humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people in order to prevent the threat of a humanitarian crisis was noted.
Readiness was expressed at the forum to continue the coordination of international efforts and joint work to promote the post-conflict reconstruction of Afghanistan and its integration into the world community.