The Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held a cycling race dedicated to the World Bicycle Day
On June 3, 2019, in Tbilisi Olympic Sports Center the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia with the assistance of Georgian National bicycle federation held the cycling race dedicated to the World Bicycle Day.
The representatives of Georgian National bicycle federation, athletes and coaches of Georgia took participation in this event, which was covered by the local media.
Before the start of the race, it was noted that the World Bicycle Day was established by the Resolution of the UN General Assembly on the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. This historical event is another evidence of growing international authority of Turkmenistan and its commitment to the principles of peace-loving, humanity and efficient cooperation.
Speakers noted that Turkmenistan pays a great attention to the development of cycling. The country realizes programme measures for the popularization of cycling and attraction of whole population especially the youth to this environmentally friendly sport. At the same time, the merit of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov - an active promoter of cycling, an initiator of regular cycling races and cycling holidays, in which the head of state participates directly, was particularly emphasized.
The participants of the cycling race noted that this sports event is another step in strengthening friendship and cooperation between our countries, as well as promoting sport and a healthy lifestyle.
Statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November)
This joint statement is issued by the United Nations system in Georgia, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia and the Embassies to Georgia of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we would like to join hands with survivors, activists, decision-makers, and people from every walk of life to take a bold stand against this global scourge.
Stigma and impunity have allowed violence against women to escalate to pandemic proportions. Across the world, as well as in Georgia, violence against women and girls remains one of the most pervasive and latent human rights violations, both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality and discrimination.
A world where violence against women and girls is not just condemned but stopped is possible. It can and must be prevented.
As highlighted in the GREVIO baseline report on Georgia published on 22/11/2022, over the past decade, Georgia has made significant progress towards effectively addressing the shadow pandemic of violence against women and girls by putting in place a comprehensive policy and legislative framework, producing data and strengthening institutions to effectively enforce the laws. Moreover, specialized services for survivors such as shelters, crisis centres and a hotline have been created, and law enforcement has been specialized to handle cases in a more sensitive and qualified manner. Importantly, there have been positive shifts in public perceptions and an increase in survivors’ trust in the justice system and services.
Despite these significant measures taken to tackle gender-based violence in Georgia, women continue to die as a result of these atrocious crimes. Often, femicide represents the continuum of other forms of violence experienced by women and girls. Sexual violence also persists in Georgia, with an extremely low number of reporting and respective cases reaching the courts. The persistent patriarchal norms and deeply entrenched stereotypes in Georgian society tend to blame victims and condone violence against women and girls.
We call for the strengthening of a holistic national framework to prevent all forms of violence against women and girls in Georgia. Efforts should be translated into concrete actions through the necessary legislative measures by, inter alia, amending the definition of rape in the Criminal Code of Georgia to ensure compliance with the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention and other international standards, as well as by exercising due diligence to prevent (including through integrating the issue into the general education programmes), investigate, punish, and provide reparation for acts of violence. Building and strengthening an enabling environment for women’s economic, political, and social empowerment is paramount.
Since everyone has a pivotal role to play in tackling violence against women and girls, we remain steadfast in our determination to support the Government of Georgia, civil society, and other partners to ensure that the inalienable right of women and girls to live a life free from violence is observed and enjoyed for the benefit of everyone.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discussed the organization of the meeting of the heads of parliaments of the Caspian countries
Chairman of the upper chamber of the Turkmen parliament Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discussed the organization of a meeting of the heads of parliaments of the Caspian region with the head of the State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin, according to the website of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
The head of the Halk Maslahaty of Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, who is on a working visit to Moscow, accepted the invitation of the Chairman of the State Duma to participate in a meeting at which the parties will consider key issues of interregional cooperation, and noted the need to specify the formats of work between the Caspian countries.
It is expected that the meeting of the heads of parliaments of the Caspian region will be held in Baku in 2023.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, in turn, invited Vyacheslav Volodin to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Turkmen-Russian University in Ashgabat in 2023.
"We would be happy to lay the foundation of a new university together with you next year. Here we need your help in studying legal issues, as well as what faculties, directions, specialties are needed," the chairman of the upper chamber of the Turkmen parliament said. Vyacheslav Volodin accepted the invitation, the website of the State Duma reports.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov identified the main aspects of joint Turkmen-Russian work
Chairman of the upper house of the Turkmen Parliament Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov identified the main aspects of joint Turkmen-Russian interparliamentary cooperation during a meeting with Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko, TDH reports.
The head of the Halk Maslahaty of Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan called priority areas of cooperation such aspects as strengthening the internal political stability of the two countries, creating a firm legislative barrier to manifestations of extremism and radicalism, attempts to discredit state foundations, resisting attempts to introduce false values and meanings into public consciousness.
In this context, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the importance of carrying out explanatory work among boys and girls in order to form patriotism and pride in belonging to the country, adding the possibility of using the interparliamentary mechanism of youth interaction.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived in Moscow on a visit
Chairman of the Upper House of the Parliament of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has arrived in the Russian capital. The friendly visit will last three days, according to Russian media.
At the airport, he was met by the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's "Moscow program" will be rich – he will visit a photo exhibition dedicated to Turkmen-Russian cooperation, make a report to the Federation Council, and also hold a round table with the participation of Russian senators.
TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HALK MASLAKHATY OF THE MILLI GENGESH OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERATION COUNCIL OF THE FEDERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
On August 29, 2022, a telephone conversation took place between the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko.
Having heartily congratulated Hero-Arkadag on being awarded the Order of Russia "For Merit to the Fatherland" IV degree, the speaker of the upper house of the Parliament of the Russian Federation conveyed warm words of greeting and congratulations on this occasion from President Vladimir Putin. Expressing sincere wishes for good health, longevity and new successes in work, Valentina Matvienko noted the huge contribution of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty to the promotion of interstate relations based on the principles of good neighborliness, friendship and effective partnership.
Thanking for the congratulations, Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed return greetings and sincere wishes of happiness and prosperity to the top leadership and people of Russia. Expressing sincere gratitude to President Vladimir Putin for conferring the state award of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty stressed that he perceives it as a high appreciation and recognition of the creativity of the path jointly traveled by Turkmenistan and Russia over many years.
“The establishment of strong and long-term relations between our countries is the key to the inviolability of the desire of the two peoples for progress and prosperity. “At this special moment for me, I consider it necessary to note the outstanding contribution of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to strengthening interstate partnership,” said Hero-Arkadag.
In continuation of the telephone conversation, the interlocutors noted with satisfaction that today relations of in-depth strategic cooperation have been established between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation, which provide for bringing bilateral ties to a higher level and making them especially close and dynamic.
Noting the special role of inter-parliamentary cooperation in strengthening contacts, which are an important component of the Turkmen-Russian partnership, Hero-Arkadag and the speaker of the upper house of the Parliament of the Russian Federation confirmed their mutual readiness to maintain relations between the legislative bodies of both states, using them for comprehensive communication on the broad agenda of bilateral dialogue.
Once again thanking Valentina Matvienko for warm congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of awarding the Order of the Russian Federation "For Merit to the Fatherland" IV degree, Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished her good health and further success in responsible state activities.
Expressing gratitude for the kind words, the speaker of the upper house of the Parliament of the Russian Federation noted that the Russian Federation is waiting for the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan on an official visit.
At the end of the telephone conversation, the interlocutors expressed confidence that the high level of mutual understanding inherent in bilateral relations will continue to serve as a solid foundation for building up constructive cooperation across its entire spectrum.