Adoption of the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change
The National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change has been adopted and presently serves as the main national document on the implementation of activities in the area of climate change.
The National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change reflects the national viewpoint of the issues related to the climate change and acts as a basis for developing and implementing the state policy of Turkmenistan in the area of climate change and its impacts. The worsening of global climate change brought to the adoption of immediate measures. The Government of Turkmenistan designed an action plan based on the Sustainable Development Goals including the Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, as well as the need for timely implementation of the obligations of the Paris Agreement. The need for revising and renewing the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change came about. In this context, in 2018 the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection of Turkmenistan initiated the preparation of the new version of the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change, in assistance of the UNDP.
On the international arena, this Strategy serves as the main instrument of Turkmenistan reflecting the standpoint of the country during the negotiations and acts as the fundamental document for the preparation of reports on the implementation of its obligations in the framework of global climate agreements.
The adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of two Resolutions on “The Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Fund of Saving the Aral Sea” in 2018 and 2019 initiated by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has a direct connection to the establishment of full format international mechanism of collaboration in the area of ecology and particularly to the joint work on the prevention of the Aral Sea crisis’ impacts.
In the framework of the chairmanship in the International Fund of Saving the Aral Sea for 2017-2019, Turkmenistan already implements a number of proposals on the intensification of cooperation between the countries of the region with the aim of developing the ecological and social-economic situation in the Aral Sea basin.
This strategy is the recognition of the merits of Turkmenistan in the process of strengthening efficient international collaboration on improving the ecological and social-economic situation in the world.
Ashgabat hosts the meeting of Council of Heads of CIS States under the Chairmanship of President of Turkmenistan
A meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States, chaired by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, takes place in the Turkmen capital. The venue for the Summit is the fashionable Oguzkent Hotel.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov, President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Ashgabat. The Republic of Armenia is represented by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
On the outcomes of the Summit it is planned to adopt an important document – the Declaration on strategic economic cooperation of the CIS member states, initiated by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Before the meeting, on October 10, the President of Turkmenistan held bilateral meetings with the Presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Uzbekistan, and Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev.
In the morning, the distinguished guests proceeded to the “Presidential Block” of the Oguzkent Hotel, where in the lobby President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov warmly and cordially welcomed them.
The President of Turkmenistan held bilateral meetings with the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
After the ceremony of joint photographing against the background of the official banner of the Summit, the State flags of the CIS member states and the CIS Flag, the forum participants had a meeting in a narrow format.
Declaring the regular meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States open, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev was taking part in the summit for the first time. On behalf of all those present and on his own behalf, the head of Turkmenistan welcomed the distinguished guest as a member of the Council of CIS Heads of State and wished him success in his responsible work.
The President of Turkmenistan gave the floor to the Chairman of the Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev, who provided information on organizational issues.
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Sergey Lavrov: we are grateful to Turkmenistan for the wonderful organization of the work of the CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs
“We are grateful to Turkmenistan for the wonderful organization of the work of the CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs”, said Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, addressing the mass media representatives.
“Today, we have completed the process of approving a very important document that was initiated by President of Turkmenistan Mr. Gurbanguly Myalikgulyyevich Berdimuhamedov. I am talking about enhancing partnership in the foreign-policy sphere between the CIS member states.
“This is a very important document that lays the vectors for further work in international organizations and other platforms, including regional structures such as OSCE, and this is very useful. Second, the project of the Appeal to the people of the world with regard to the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War was adopted. It was agreed to promote the relevant memorable events in frames of the UN and OSCE.
“The new for our CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs document – as suggested by the Russian Federation it was adopted the declaration of ministers on the Prevention of Militarisation of Outer Space. There are a lot of warning signs that some states have plans in this area. This is crucial to draw attention to them and agree on the conditions for the non-placement of weapons in space.
“The draft strategy for cooperation in the sphere of international information security and the documents on strengthening military cooperation, including the establishment of a joint unit for humanitarian demining and the formation of joint communication systems were adopted. I’m sure that the heads of states will make important strategic decisions aimed at deepening and strengthening the CIS”, emphasized the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
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CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs holds session in Ashgabat
CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs holds session in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan in Ashgabat.
CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs is an executive body of the CIS that coordinates the foreign-policy activities of the CIS member states based on the decisions, taken by the Council of the Heads of States, the Council of the Heads of Government, as well as holds consultations on the world policy issues.
The agenda of the Ashgabat meeting includes the draft documents, which are aimed at enhancing cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, ensuring security and other areas.
CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs started its meeting in a narrow format. The ministers will have to adopt the Programme of Actions for enhancing partnership between the foreign-policy ministries of the CIS member states, coordinate the documents that will be submitted to the Council of CIS Council of the Heads of States for signing on October 11. Among them is a draft Appeal of the heads of CIS member states to the peoples of the Commonwealth and the world community in connection with the 75th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic.
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SESSION OF THE FOREIGN MINISTERS’ COUNCIL OF THE CIS PARTICIPATING STATES WAS HELD IN ASHGABAT
On October 10, 2019, the Session of the Foreign Ministers’ Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States was held in the MFA of Turkmenistan.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan E.Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Z.Mnatsakanyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus V.Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan M.Tleuberdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ch.Aydarbekov, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova T.Molcean, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S.Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan S.Muhriddin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Kamilov, as well as the Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – Executive Secretary S.N. Lebedev participated to the Session.
In the beginning, the talks were held in narrow format, during which the participants exchanged views on key components of the international agenda, as well as the vital aspects of cooperation on the CIS space. The parties noted the success of Turkmenistan’s Chairmanship in the CIS in present year and underlined the initiatives of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov aimed at the development of political-diplomatic dialogue with involvement of authoritative international structures.
Then, the session continued in wide format. During the meeting, the parties discussed the issues of cooperation in political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres. The collaboration between the external policy agencies of the CIS participating states, provision of security and stability were considered specifically. The parties agreed that only by coordinated actions it is possible to attain political and economic integration and address the contemporary challenges in timely manner.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CIS countries were also invited to participate to the events on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Neutrality of Turkmenistan which will be held in December of 2020 in Ashgabat.
According to the outcomes of the Session of the Foreign Ministers’ Council of the CIS participating states, the following resolutions were adopted: “On the Action Programme for Activating Partnership between the external policy agencies of the Commonwealth participating states,” “On the draft of the Address of the Heads of States of the Commonwealth of Independent States participating countries to the People of the Nations of the Commonwealth and World Community on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Soviet People’s Victory in 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War,” “On holding the next Session of the Foreign Ministers’ Council of the CIS participating states” and “On holding the Games in the CIS countries.”
Then Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov and the Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – Executive Secretary S.N. Lebedev held the press conference. It was noted that the Session of the Foreign Ministers’ Council of the CIS participating states was held in open and constructive manner with effective results.
Events on occasion of the 28th anniversary of Turkmenistan Independence take place in the country
Turkmenistan citizens celebrate a momentous date in the history of the state – the Independence Day. The main square of Turkmen capital met guests and participants of the celebration in bright and neat appearance. Members of the Government, deputies of the Mejlis, heads of ministries and departments, public organizations, diplomatic missions accredited in Turkmenistan, delegates of the People’s Council as well as foreign guests who came to Ashgabat are on the State tribune. Everybody wait for the start of grandiose event, which is traditionally held on Independence Day.
Military personnel of all types of the Armed Forces of the country have lined up on the Independence Square.
It is 10 o’clock. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went up on the State tribune. The participants have greeted the Head of the State with enthusiasm.
The celebration has started from the military parade, which again demonstrated high professionalism and training of Turkmen soldiers.
Minister of Defence B. Gundogdiyev reported to President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Army General Berdimuhamedov on the readiness to start the review of defensive capability of the country. The President commanded to start the parade.
The Minister of Defence drove along the troops greeting the lines formed up of military personnel and cadets of specialized institutes and schools, soldiers and officers of National Army.
The State Anthem is played and the State Flag of Turkmenistan is hoisted.
The parade was opened by the flag group, which walked along the tribune with the State Flag of Turkmenistan and combat colours of all Armed Forces under the sounds of ceremonial march.
After, cadets of Berdimuhamed Annayev specialized military school marched in front of the tribune. They were followed by the battalion of officers of National Army and female military personnel who make significant input to provision of peace in our country.
Soldiers of motorized infantry battalion demonstrate an outstanding example of high skills and training. They were followed by Turkmen Air Force pilots. Anti-aircraft soldiers marched in front of the State tribune. Navy personnel and marines have also participated in the celebration parade.
The review is continued by the column of military personnel of artillery division who demonstrate high skills of destroying of targets during tactical training exercises.
They were followed by the battalion of the General Department of Civil Defence and Rescue Works of the Ministry of Defence, which personnel successfully solves the tasks for operational response during emergency situation and mitigation of the coonsequences.
Military personnel of new formation of National Army – the battalion of territorial defence troops, have also participated in this parade. The main objectives of the division, which was established by the initiative of Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, is to protect state, strategic and special facilities.
Personnel of special force divisions of the Ministry of National Security, which participate in operation using advanced tactics and latest military equipment, marched across the square.
Unified system of military education, which includes the Military Institute of the Ministry of Defence and Academic Department for high-rank officers, Naval Institute, Institute of the Ministry of Interior, Border Guard Institute, Institute of National Security, specialized schools of the Ministry of Defence, Specialized Navy School, has been established in the country for the years of independence.
The main goal of this educational facilities is to form up new generation of professional officers for National Army, who are able to operate modern equipment and machinery.
Activity of the Institute of the Ministry of Interior, which cadets have marched across the square, is aimed at achievements of set objectives.
They were followed by the special force group of the State Border Guard Service and the soldiers of special force battalion, which was named «Türkmen edermen». By the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The main distinguishing feature of the personnel of special divisions is high level of combat, theoretical and physical training while the fast response during solution of combat tasks, mobility and number are the main principles of their activity.
As is known, legendary ahalteke horses are pride of Turkmen nation. In this time, ahalteke horses have become assistants of the Motherland defenders and protectors of public order, having shared with them this responsible mission. March of equestrian divisions of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Interior was an adornment of this parade in honour of the 28th anniversary.
It comes the turn of modern military equipment, which is used by National Army. Mechanized columns of different Armed forces led by Combat Guard military vehicle drove across the square one after another. It was followed by motor transport vehicles designated for fast fulfilment of combat tasks of by special force divisions. Equipped with modern technical hardware, the vehicles are able to carry out combat operations in any conditions.
The review is continued by MRZR-D2, MRZR-D4, DAGOR, AJBAN combat vehicles , which are used by special force troops to fulfil successfully their tasks in the areas with difficult access.
Armoured Land Rover and NIMR vehicles equipped with anti-tank missiles, mortars and machine guns are in service of National Army.
Equipment and facility base of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan has AL SHIBL combat vehicles, which are designated for combat operations and tactical trainings of special force groups.
Modern KARAKAL combat vehicle as well as BTR-80A and KIRPI armoured vehicles for special divisions were presented at the celebration parade.
The review was continued by the third mechanized column, which consists of specialized transport vehicles of the State Border Guard Service like Toyota Hilux, Cobra, Mantra, PMV-Survivor-II, KIRPI, which are distinguished by power, speed and high off-road capabilities. These vehicles are designated for protection of sacred border of the Motherland.
IVECO trucks with ZU-23 anti-aircraft rocket complex for destroying of air target on small altitudes drove in front of the tribune.
The fourth mechanized column is represented by light armoured vehicleson service of the Ministry of Interior including Otokar, Ford, Toyota Tundra, GMC Sierra, PMV Survivor II.
Celebration parade was continue by the Air Force of the country. Group of MI-17 and MI-8 combat helicopters of the Air Force of the country appeared in the sky. They were followed by UAgusta-109 and Augusta-139, which are used for protection of the State border including in the mountain areas with difficult access. Military parade is continued by Eurocopter 365 choppers of the Ministry of National Security.
Special Diamond-42 aircraft flew over the square. Its technical characteristics allows making recon flights, aerial photo and video imaging. It wa followed by the group of SU-25 combat aircrafts.
Special battalion of the Guard of Honour of the Ministry of Defence of Turkmenistan entered the square. Demonstrating outstanding training and high skills in handling weapons, the soldiers formed up the image of two crossing olive branches – the symbol of peace on the State Flag of Turkmenistan, as well as the Abadançylyk Monument and figure of the alabay.
Performance of the Orchestra of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, which formed the figure of 28, was the final chord of the military parade in honour of the main celebration of the country.
Before the second part of the events, beautiful ahalteke horse of golden colour in parade outfit with jewellery harness and saddle was taken out to the square in front of the tribune. Two horse-riders who lead the horse demonstrated its beauty, statue and grace.
On behalf of associates, this excellent horse is presented to the Head of the State as a gratitude for his versatile activity on occasion of the 28th anniversary of Turkmenistan Independence.
28 horse riders came out to the square with flags of Turkmenistan in their hands under sounds of music. They have waltzed in front of the tribune in straight line making spectators especially foreign guest to see an excellent training of horses.
The participants greeted horse riders of famous Galkynysh equestrian group under rhythmic melody and ringing voice young singers. Ability to keep balance is in the base of fancy horse riding, in which Turkmens were always famous. Members of Galkynysh group amaze with fantastic balancing – they ride horses and form up live pyramid of the riders. They have presented his effective stunt in the celebration performance on the main square, having hoisting green colour of National flag high.
The horse riders left and the square was filled with representatives of younger generation. Participants of literature and music composition “Turkmenistan – Home of Prosperity” carried the globe, which turns into the centre of flower in choreographic picture. Performance with participation of folk and dance collective, children ensembles and flag holders is expanded around the flower.
White balloons as a metaphor of good hopes and wishes were set off to the sky. Girls dressed in white dove costumes as a symbol of peace from the old times appeared on the performance. Cute Rovach the foul is well recognized character. Content of the composition reflects and glorifies the today of the country.
Deputies of the Mejlis, representatives of public organizations, honoured elders walked across the square. They were followed by the representatives of all velayats who came to the capital. They are escorted by portable platforms with tamdyrs – the symbol of hearth and modern embodiment of Ak öýi as a symbol of traditions passed from generation to generation.
The baton as taken by white-marble capital – the parade was continued by personnel of Ashgabat city administration. Architectural attractions, significant monuments, which decorate the main city of the country, are displayed the 3D illustration.
Personnel of educational system walked across the square. Personnel of scientific and education facilities and students greeted the Head of the State expressing their gratitude for wide opportunities for implementation of art and intellectual protential.
They were replaced by the lines of cyclists who opened the column of sportsmen. Master of different sports, prize winners of local and international competitions were among them. Today, excellent sport complexes and stadiums, biggest in the region Olympic village are at their disposal these days.
Avaza was the next theme in celebration parade. Silhouette of Avaza Congress Centre, where first Caspian Economic Forum was held with success on August 12, is on the vehicle with decorations.
The procession was continued by personnel of health protection and medical industry. Today, high level of medical service in our country is guaranteed by ramified system of super modern medical facilities, for construction of which the state has paid millions of dollars. Ashgabat has turned into large medical centre with high technological clinics.
Personnel of economic structures, financial and banking sphere entered the square. All branches of national economy dedicated their work achievements to the Independence Day. Story about them is accompanied by bright procesion of representatives of trade and entrepreneurship sphere.
One of dynamically developing branches of national economy – the textile industry, has been presented in the parade by bigger procession. Personnel of carpet making and textile facilities of the country tried to demonstrate their industry more expressively.
Folklore and ethnographic ensemble Dokmaçylar performed exciting dance under the sound of celebration song. Student artistic collectives have also been involved to bright composition demonstrating atmosphere of Turkmen traditional celebration.
Personnel of industrial facilities entered the square with portable platform with models of industrial installation. After, brightly decorated vehicles drove in front of the tribune. One of them carried the gifts of generous Turkmen land and production of local agricultural producers while another has picturesque landscape with mountains, waterfalls and animals of Turkmen nature.
It is followed by the column of people dressed in railroad, water transport and civil aviation uniform personnel. They are accompanied by the vehicles decorated according to profile theme.
Dynamics of actively developing transport and communication complex of the country is reflected in the song about goo roads performed by famous popular singers. Dance and vocal accompaniment was made by Laçyn folklore ensemble together with students of profile universities.
Personnel of oil and gas industry dressed in working outfit are on the square. Achievements of oil and gas industry are visually demonstrated in thematic decoration of demonstration vehicle. Specialists of energy sphere was walking next. Their vehicles are decorated with models of production facilities, which output capacity provides local growing requirements, high-voltage power lines supplying Turkmen energy to neighbouring countries.
The songs were sung again, balloons flew in the sky, ensemble Serpaý and student artistic collectives performed composition dedicated to the wealth of turmen land and work of personnel of fuel and energy sphere.
Construction and architectural sphere, which achievements are obvious to all, has been demonstrated.
Time of younger generation and cultural sphere personnel has come. Best children artistic collectives came to the main square of the country. young artists performed vivid dance composition.
The procession of art masters and personnel of cultural sphere of Turkmenistan was also big. Young talents and famous artists presented a bouquet of song and dance compositions to the Head of the State.
Big concert of popular singers in honour of Independence Day was held the same evening at the square in front of Älem Cultural and Entertainment Centre where numerous residents and guests of the country have gathered.
Celebrities of music stage of Turkmenistan, masters and young soloists, folk and dance ensembles, chorus groups took part in the concert. Artists performed popular and new songs. The performance was followed by the bursts of celebration fireworks. Bright fountains of light were it up and scattered like stars in evening sky.
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