Turkmen – Singapore business forum starts working
Turkmen – Singapore business forum, which was timed to the visit of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to this country, started working in Singapore.
More than 40 big companies of Singapore took part in business meeting in the conference hall of Shangri-La Hotel. Specialization of the companies is rather broad. This is production of equipment for oil and gas, chemical, energy, agricultural and food production spheres, construction industry, shipbuilding, transport and communication sphere, trade, banking business, development of software, engineering and other.
Turkmenistan was represented by the heads and specialists of different ministries and departments and members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
The forum was opened by Teo Xyong Xeng, the Chairman of Singapore Business Federation, which unites more than 25,800 companies as well as the main local and foreign business chambers.
In his speech, he noted that current forum gives good opportunities for study of capabilities of cooperation and investment collaboration. According to his words, trade between Turkmenistan and Singapore was 43.4 billion US dollars in 2018, which is 5 times higher than in 2016.
Being one of the most rapidly growing economies in Central Asia with huge natural resources, Turkmenistan represents huge economic potential for establishment of trade and investment relations, Teo Xyong Xeng said, having announced the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between Singapore Business Federation and Trade and Industrial Chamber of Turkmenistan.
In this context, such priority spheres as oil and gas sphere, energy, chemistry, construction, transport and logistic, agriculture have been mentioned.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
MEETING OF THE CO-CHAIRMEN OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL TURKMEN-CHINESE COMMITTEE FOR COOPERATION WAS HELD
Today, on 11th of May, the meeting of the co-chairmen of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Chinese Committee for Cooperation: the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Chairman of the Supreme Control Chamber of Turkmenistan S.G.Berdimuhamedov and the Vice-Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Han Zheng was held.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the current state and prospects of development of Turkmen-Chinese relations of strategic partnership. Special emphasis was made on the advancement of trade-economic cooperation.
In his speech, S.G.Berdimuhamedov noted that China is a major trade partner of Turkmenistan and the state intends to comprehensively implement the plan on the development of relations between the two countries, as well as maintain close ties on the high level.
The parties underlined that currently the cooperation on gas stands as the key vector of bilateral relations. The common interest in the development of mutually beneficial partnership in the area of transport, communication and telecommunications, digital technologies, and financial-banking systems was expressed.
The Turkmen side also proposed to consider the opportunities of development of bilateral cooperation in the area of small businesses through the activation of a bilateral mechanism on the establishment of direct partnership between the commercial and state entities of two countries.
In view of the positive collaboration experience in the area of healthcare and medicine, the parties agreed to expand cooperation in the given sphere.
The parties spoke for the intensification of the work of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Chinese Committee for Cooperation, which is aimed at determining the priority vectors of trade-economic interaction and establishing pleasant conditions for a closer partnership between the two countries.
Turkmen diplomatic mission to Georgia organizes golf tournament
The Embassy of Turkmenistan in Tbilisi together with Alliance for development of amateur and corporate sports of Georgia have held International golf tournament dedicated to declaration of 2021 as the Year of Peace and Trust.
Representatives of diplomatic corps, business circles of Georgia, sportsmen from various countries took part in the tournament. Local media was highlighting this sport event.
It was noted before the tournament that development of sports of highest achievements and integrated events for popularization of the principles of healthy life style in Turkmenistan under close attention of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Ashgabat and all the country have strong modern infrastructure including all necessary for going in for various sports. After opening of the first in the country golf club, which project has been developed taking into account the best foreign practice, this sport received impulse for the development.
The award ceremony of the winners took place after the tournament.
AT THE SESSION IN TURKMEN STATE UNIVERSITY NAMED AFTER MAGTYMGULY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ECOLOGY IN TRADE-ECONOMIC COOPERATION WAS DISCUSSED
On April 15, 2021, the second plenary session “Significance of ecology in trade-economic cooperation” of the International Conference “Global Cooperation of Independent, Neutral Turkmenistan for the sake of Peace and Trust” had been held at the Turkmen State University named after Makhtumkuli. The Permanent Representative of the United Nations Development Programme Office in Turkmenistan Natia Natsvlishvili moderated the session.
The session was attended by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan G.Mushshikov, Head of Subregional Office for Central Asia, UN Environmental Programme Aidai Kurmanova, General Delegate to Eurasia, IRU Vadim Zakharenko, Director of the Office for Safe Labor for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, ILO Olga Koulaeva, Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia Zafar Makhmudov and other heads of authoritative international organizations, as well as faculty and students of the university.
During his speech, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization Daren Tang noted that this International Conference creates opportunity for everyone to exchange views on current and future tasks connected with peace, security and sustainable development. He also mentioned the importance of the development of the creative skills in science, technology and innovations for all-round well-being and to reach Sustainable development goals.
Chief of the Regional Coordination Division for Europe and Central Asia, of the UN Industrial Development Organizations Jacek Cukrowski informed about UNIDO activities in Turkmenistan, underlined the role of the Joint Declaration signed in 2015, which includes such priority directions as support of small and middle enterprises, strengthening the national infrastructure of quality, promotion of investments and assistance to technology development.
Regional Director, UN Office for Projects Service Freya von Groote in her speech noted that supports strategic goals of development of Turkmenistan within the new Framework Programme of the UN on cooperation in the field of sustainable development. She also told about the activities of UNOPS on strengthening of the national system of health protection of Turkmenistan.
Regional Coordinator for Central Asia, UNCTAD Dmitry Godunov informed on the activities of UNCTAD in Turkmenistan and noted the importance of the automated system of processing of customs data and the system of “a single window” in order to enhance transit capacity, stimulation of expansion of national transport and logistics infrastructure.
Turkmen leader participates in the Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has taken part as an honorary guest in unofficial Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council) in online format by the invitation of the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Yolbasy, Honorary Chairman of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States Nursultan Nazarbayev.
It is worth to remind that this international organization was established in October 2009. At present time, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Turkey are the members of the Turkic Council. Hungary has a status of observer in this organization.
Steadily implementing foreign strategy, which is based on the principles of positive neutrality, peace-loving and constructive international cooperation, Turkmenistan successfully develops friendship, good neighborliness and wide beneficial partnership both in bilateral and multilateral formats.
Fruitful cooperation with Turkic-speaking countries, which peoples of which Turkmen nations is united by similarity of historical routes, cultural and spiritual traditions, which go deep to the centuries, is one of visual examples of this. In modern age, these good traditions receive new continuation and content providing favorable prepositions for further activation of multidimensional cooperation based on goodwill, significant potential and common wish of progress and prosperity.
It is remarkable that the head of Turkmenistan has been participating in high-level forums of Turkic Council several times. It proves an initiative position of our country in cooperation with regional and international structures, optimum use if existing capabilities for expansion of efficient trade and economic, humanitarian and cultural relations on wide geographic space, which is occupied by Turkic states in Eurasian continent.
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kasym-Jomart Tokayev, the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yolbasy, Honorary Chairman of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Prime Minister of Hungary Victor Orban, Secretary General of the Turkic Council Bagdad Amreyev took part in the current Summit.
The agenda of the forum included the subjects of expansion and strengthening of multidimensional interstate partnership, which meets the interests of common wealth and sustainable development.
The floor was given to the head of Turkmenistan. In his speech, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has confirmed the commitment of our country to wide constructive cooperation on international level in regional and international formats.
Addressing the heads of Turkic-speaking states, Turkmen leader expressed sincere gratitude to them for the intent to intensify friendly cooperation with Turkmenistan, for support given to our country in international arena, in particular under the UN, as well as for regular assistance in realization of its peaceful foreign course, which is based on thoughtful home policy.
This occurrence, which is typical for our nations and their national mentality, is based on the principles of friendship, fraternity, mutual support and solidarity, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted.
Taking this opportunity, the head of Turkmenistan expressed gratitude to the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Honorary Chairman of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States Nursultan Nazarbayev for the respect by inviting to current international forum as an honorary guest.
Turkmen leader has also expressed gratitude for optimum conditions made for the Summit, which is to continue developing friendly relations and beneficial partnership between Turkic-speaking states.
The head of the state has noted further that the agenda of the current forum, which is very important for bringing the relations between our countries, includes important subjects for definition of the vectors of coordinated activity of Turkic-speaking states.
In particular, current problems of present and long term perspective are discussed and number of important organizational issues are reviewed. In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has expressed confidence that decisions made by the outcomes of the meeting would be positive from all sides.
As is known, the head of the state continued, Turkmenistan made important initiatives on current problems of the agenda of international politics including initiative for provision of global and energy security, development of transport sphere, environment protection, intensification of trade and economic relations and other. Our state approaches practical implementation of these proposals in the world scale with full responsibility.
Speaking of this, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has focused attention of the participants of the Summit on some subjects of international significance.
Having outlined the provision of global energy security as one of immediate objectives of the present, the head of Turkmenistan noted that realizing the necessity of equal and fair use of the world energy resources, our country stands for the formation of reliable and stable system of their supplies to the world markets taking into account the interests of relevant parties.
In this context, Turkmenistan has proposed to establish negotiation processes on global energy security under international organizations, especially on the United nations level. Relative Resolutions developed in this field have been widely supported by the UN General Assembly. Turkmen side invites the states, which are interested in creating the system of global energy security, to take an active part in this beginning.
Turkmenistan will continue putting efforts in this direction and implement constructive international cooperation in bringing of oil and gas resources and power energy to the world markets for these purposes, the leader of the nation highlighted expressing confidence that it would be beneficial for all countries including Turkic-speaking states.
Having outlined transport and communication sphere as one of strategic spheres of the economy, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stated that Turkic-speaking countries have a tremendous potential for joint implementation of efficient measures in this sector.
The head of the state noted that Turkmenistan undertakes measures for modernization of its modern transport and communication system and formation of transport and transit corridors of international and regional level, which would consolidates the efforts of international community.
For this purpose, the UN General Assembly has adopted three resolutions in the sphere of development of all modes of transport at the initiative of our country and support of the state members of this Summit. Big work on creation of global transport and transit corridors is made to implement these constructiveness oriented international documents.
In this regard, the confidence that fraternal Turkic-speaking states would take an active part in joint work aimed at further development of the systems of international transport provision.
Ecology and environment protection, which is current issues of life and society these days, are also among the priorities of international activity of Turkmenistan. Speaking of the Central Asian region, complicated situation with the Aral Sea raise the highest concern.
Continuing the subject, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that this ecological catastrophe directly affects life and health of people living in the Aral Sea region and other countries. Therefore, liquidation of this disaster and mitigation of its negative impact have to be made immediately.
Turkmenistan actively works in ecological sphere and environment protection on global level. Our country was an author of the UN General Assembly on Cooperation between the United Nations Organization and International Fund for Saving of Aral Sea as well as proposed an initiative of development of the UN Special Program for the Aral Sea Basin. At present time, Turkmenistan closely cooperates with the world community, especially with the UN, in this sphere.
- I am confident that these necessary measures will support further intensification of cooperation between our countries, - Turkmen leader said also calling all parties to participate actively in implementation of the above-mentioned documents.
In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has expressed firm confidence that the goals of work carried out in the above-mentioned three directions and strategic vectors of international partnership would be reflected in the documents aimed at development of the relations between Turkic – speaking countries.
The head of Turkmenistan has also highlighted that big role in friendly and fraternal relations between state members of the Summit is given to culture, science and education as common spiritual and cultural heritage and values serve as a solid foundation for strengthening and intensification of interstate relations.
In this context, the President has spoken about the relevance to expand the range of programs and projects implemented under the TURKSOY, having proposed to carry out relevant work for spreading and popularization of works of famous poets and writers, outstanding cultural and art masters of the state members of the Forum in the world.
At present time, Turkmenistan has started preparation to the celebration of the 300th anniversary of Turkmen classic poet Magtumguly Fragi in 2024. Special attention is paid to international cooperation in this work, especially to joint activity with Turkic-speaking countries. Summing up what was said, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence in the need of further intensification of cooperation of the state members of the Summit in cultural sphere.
Continuing his speech, the head of Turkmenistan has focused attention of his foreign colleagues on such important subject as novel coronavirus pandemic, which has become a significant ordeal and presenting a serious threat to the whole world, for recovery of which huge efforts of entire world community are required. Our country was one of the first that undertook integrated measures for prevention of entry of COVID-19 to its territory.
At the same time, Turkmenistan has made international initiatives aimed at development of joint and coordinated solutions for countering the spread of the infection as well as actively participated in taking certain targeted measures in the region. In addition, our country supports the consolidation of efforts and potential of all states in combating modern challenges and threats. The leader of the nation noted that Turkic-speaking countries have accumulated certain experience in joint work in this direction.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has stressed that it would be right if in future, medical facilities and scientific and research institutes of the state members of the Summit would work on combating the coronavirus pandemic together with the world community.
Finishing his speech, the head of Turkmenistan has expressed firm confidence that the current Summit and matters reviewed at the session would support the expansion of equal and beneficial partnership as well as friendly and fraternal relations between the states and the nations.
The speech of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has been listened to by the participants of the Summit with big interest and attention.
In their speeches, the heads of the state members of the Forum have noted the importance of the Forum in the context of activation of cooperation between the states of the region and exchange of practice, made important initiatives on subjects related to provision of common security and stability, sustainable development of the economy of the state partners.
The participants of the Summit have expressed interest of Turkic states in expansion of multidimensional cooperation with Turkmenistan, which has advantageous geographic location in Central Asia and has recommended itself as reliable and responsible partner.
Online meeting of Turkmen and Georgian experts on the study of medicinal properties of licorice root
On 19 March 2021, with the assistance of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia, there was an online meeting of Turkmen and Georgian experts on the study of medicinal properties of licorice root.
From the Turkmen Side, the meeting was attended by the representatives of “Turkmendermansenagal” Association of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan, from the Georgian Side - by the representatives of Scientific-Research Center of Agriculture of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Agricultural University of Georgia.
During the meeting, participants exchanged views on the medical properties of licorice and its active substance - glycyrrhizic acid. As is known, the licorice root has long been used by people for treatment of upper respiratory tract diseases.
It was also noted that the relevant scientific research of the scientists have confirmed the therapeutic and prophylactic effect of medicines from licorice, as well as glycyrrhizic acid.
In this regard, both parties stressed the importance of further research the properties of this plant and expressed their readiness to actively cooperate in this direction.