Official welcome ceremony was held for President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
An official welcome ceremony has been held for President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who is on an official visit in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
A guard of honor was lined up for the Turkmen President in the square decorated with the national flags of the two countries.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev welcomed President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The chief of the guard of honor reported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
President Ilham Aliyev and President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov reviewed the guard of honor.
The Turkmen President saluted the Azerbaijani soldiers.
The national anthems of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan were played.
Members of the Azerbaijani delegation were introduced to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and members of the Turkmen delegation were introduced to President Ilham Aliyev.
The guard of honor marched in front of the heads of state to the accompaniment of a military march.
The presidents posed for official photos.
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Turkmenistan provides humanitarian aid to brotherly Iran
Being committed to native traditions of good-neighborliness and high humane values, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed an Order, according to which humanitarian aid consisting of essential goods, including the medical tools were donated to the Islamic Republic of Iran due to the increase of cases of acute respiratory diseases evoked by the coronavirus on the territory of brotherly country.
Leaders of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan discuss opportunities to enhance partnership in the sphere of trade and economy
The Turkmen-Azerbaijani talks in Baku focused on the progress achieved in the trade and economic sphere. Thus, as compared to 2018, the trade turnover for 2019 increased by more than 40 %. Good experience has been accumulated at the governmental and departmental levels. At the same time, it was stated that the level of cooperation had not yet reflected the real potential.
In this regard, Turkmenistan suggested analyzing the status of trade and economic relations. It was underlined that today Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan were able to increase existing indicators and diversify mutual supplies.
The both countries have created a powerful industrial and agricultural base as well as modern transport infrastructure. These factors should be efficiently used with the aim to expand mutual trade and attract investment. It is necessary to reach large-scale projects in industrial cooperation, the service sector, and the agricultural sector.
In this regard, it was underlined the importance to intensify the work of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation.
Great opportunities are opened up for partnership between the business communities of the two countries. Major projects are implemented in our country through the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in the spheres of construction, trade, infrastructure, services, tourism and entertainment. Turkmenistan would welcome the active participation of Azerbaijani companies in these projects.
In order to increase trade and economic cooperation, the Turkmen leader suggested to open the Trade House of Turkmenistan in Baku and, accordingly, the Trade House of Azerbaijan in Ashgabat. In addition, the importance of creating a joint Business Council was noted.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Transport diplomacy on the agenda of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President Ilham Aliyev considered cooperation in the sphere of transport during the talks in Baku.
The geographical location of the two countries determines the objective need for the close partnership in this area, which, according to the Turkmen leader, should be based on a well-defined strategy aimed at creating combined transport and transit corridors between Asia and Europe. Such a strategy should include the construction of new highways with the participation of not only Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, but also third countries.
The President of Turkmenistan called to consolidate the efforts of the parties in the field of transport, to develop common approaches and to launch the coordinated transport diplomacy on the international arena, providing for active interaction with specialized international structures. In particular, with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the International Road Transport Union among others.
It was noted that in order to expand mutually beneficial cooperation in this area, it is important to efficiently use the capabilities of the sea ports of Turkmenbashi and Baku, as well as the seaport of Alat through the development of effective mechanisms for road and ferry, railway and ferry services.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan accept joint documents on cooperation
The ceremony of signing bilateral documents was held on the outcomes of the top-level talks.
To the applause of those present, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Ilham Aliyev signed the Joint Communique.
The Agreement on cooperation in the field of migration; the Agreement on the mutual allocation of land for the Embassy of Turkmenistan in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Turkmenistan; the Protocol on amendments and additions to the Agreement between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on international motor service dated May 19, 2008 were signed at the intergovernmental level.
The following documents are aimed at enhancing partnership in the transport and communications sector: the Memorandum on cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies between the “Türkmenaragatnaşyk” Agency of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as the Memorandum of Understanding on the construction, ownership and operation of fiber optic communication lines along the bottom of the Caspian Sea along the route Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan by the “Türkmentelekom” telecommunication company and communications service providers of the “Azertelecom” Limited Liability Company; the Protocol between the “Türkmenhowaýollary” Agency of Turkmenistan and the State Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The Protocol on cooperation on the protection and study of the biological diversity of the Caspian Sea signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan strengthens the commitment to partnership in the field of conservation of biodiversity of the Caspian Sea.
The Agreement on Cooperation between Magtymguly Institute of Language, Literature and National Manuscripts of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and Institute of Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences; the Agreement on cooperation between the State Committee of Turkmenistan for Television, Radio Broadcasting and Cinematography and the Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint-Stock Company; the Memorandum of Understanding between the State Library of the State Cultural Center of the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan and the National Library of Azerbaijan on cooperation in the field of librarianship; the Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute of Seismology and Atmospheric Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and the Institute of Control Systems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences; the Protocol on cooperation between the Turkmen State University named after Magtymguly and Baku State University are aimed at developing the dialogue in the humanitarian sphere.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on cooperation in the management and privatization of state property; the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Justice of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on cooperation in the field of the state registration of titles to real property; the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on cooperation on land cadaster; the Memorandum of Understanding between the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan and the Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Development Agency of Azerbaijan; the Memorandum of Understanding between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan and the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) are aimed at expanding partnerships in the field of property relations and entrepreneurship development.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan