Co-chairmen of Turkmen – Japanese Committee for economic cooperation have online session
The Foreign Ministry hosted online meeting of co-chairmen of Turkmen – Japanese Committee for economic cooperation where expansion of interstate relations has been discussed.
It was highlighted that both sides pay special importance to regular joint sessions of the Committee, business meetings and forums, which allow finding key vectors of partnership taking into account long-term perspective. At the same time, special focus was made on the fact that goodwill and mutual interest supported by specific proposals are the platforms for further activation of established productive contacts.
Sharing the views on practical implementation of bilateral agreements reached at previous session, presence of wide opportunities was noted in the context of large-scale programmes of modernization and intensive development of national economy, its industrial sector, especially gas processing and petrochemical industries.
Projects planned to be implemented and under realization in our country with participation of leading Japanese companies have been reviewed during the session. Such spheres as transport, power energy, agriculture, health protection, communications, tourism and ecology have been noted as perspective for consolidation of efforts and interests.
With regard to transit of Turkmen economy to digital systems, the sphere of high technologies has been named among priority directions of partnership. Training of personnel including by organization of practical training and exchange of practice for personnel of different spheres were recognized as current vector of interstate dialog.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan supports the strengthening of economic cooperation on the CIS space and beyond
At today’s meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States which was held through videoconferencing, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov gave a speech.
During his address, the Vice-premier noted that Turkmenistan stands for the strengthening of economic cooperation on the CIS space with the involvement of adjoining regions. In this regard, he underlined the importance of the Strategy of Economic Cooperation of the Commonwealth up to 2030, the content of which is to a large extent based on the approaches and principles embedded in the Declaration on Strategic Economic Cooperation of CIS member states developed upon the initiative of Turkmenistan and adopted at the meeting of the Council of Heads of States of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Ashgabat in October 2019.
It was stressed that the leadership of Turkmenistan stands for active collaboration on the formation and implementation of joint projects in such priority spheres as trade, industry, fuel and energy complex, electric-power industry, transport and communications. R.Meredov added that such projects should not be limited to the CIS space and “must also be focused on the adjacent regions, thus ensuring stable positions on the Eurasian economic and investment space for the long-term.”
Special accent was made on resolving the transport issues. R.Meredov reminded that the President of Turkmenistan is the initiator of a number of important initiatives on the establishment of transport and logistics hubs in the region of Central Asia and Caspian basin. Turkmenistan actively works on the development of multimodal transport-transit corridors which is expected to have a favorable effect on the reestablishment of trade-economic ties on the regional and international level, in particular in the post-pandemic period.
The interest of the Turkmen side in the development of cooperation in such spheres as the agro industrial complex, mechanical engineering, oil and gas processing, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, as well as the services sector was expressed. In this regard, the significance of the joint work in 2021 was underlined. The year 2021 was declared as the Year of Architecture and Urban Development in the CIS upon the proposal of the President of Turkmenistan.
President of Turkmenistan announces the decision on additional benefits to healthcare workers
“From the first days of the spread of COVID-19, our country has organized the work to ensure provision of basic medical supplies free of charge. All necessary measures are taken to improve the immune status of people. The government adopted the plan to ensure preparedness for counteraction and response to this acute infectious disease. The Plan of operational socio-economic measures to counter the pandemic was also approved”, said President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov speaking during Halk Maslahaty meeting.
According to the President of Turkmenistan, one of the important directions now is to encourage medical workers and efficiently use their potential in the fight against this infection. The President of Turkmenistan said that he would sign a decree, authorizing the provision of additional benefits to health care specialists.
“I also consider it necessary to prepare a new edition of the state programme "Health". Therefore, I expect specific proposals in this direction from relevant officials”, the President said.
Turkmen – Saudi foreign ministry consultations takes place
Vice-premier, Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Feysal Bin Farhan Al Saud had political consultations in video conference format.
During the conversation, the sides have discussed priorities of interstate cooperation as well as current issues of regional and international agenda.
The heads of the Foreign Ministries of two countries have noted that regular meetings on different levels support activation of bilateral cooperation in all range of directions. In this context, mutual willingness to expand the dialog and to organize visits after normalization of epidemiological situation in the world has been expressed.
Discussing the agenda of the meeting, the sides have focused on the necessity of activation of trade and economic collaboration, intensification of partnership in oil, gas petrochemical industries as well as in agricultural, textile and construction spheres.
Investments to implementation of the projects of development of industrial infrastructure of Turkmenistan were separate subject of discussion. In this context, importance of resumption of meetings between foreign departments of two countries has been highlighted.
A CONSTITUENT MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION "TÜRKMEN ALABAÝ ITLERI" WAS HELD IN ASHGABAT
On August 31, 2020, a constituent online meeting of the Association "Türkmen alabaý itleri" was held in Ashgabat, in which leading experts and dog handlers from more than 10 countries also took part. In total, the meeting was attended by about 200 delegates.
As is known, on May 1, 2020, in order to implement the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan, the Association "Türkmen alabaý itleri" was established.
According to the agenda, at the beginning of the meeting, the participants discussed issues related to the reorganization of the Association, as well as the creation of the International Association "Türkmen alabaý itleri" on its basis. This issue was unanimously supported by all the participants of the meeting.
Speakers at the first session emphasized that the creation, and now the awarding of the international status to the profile association will contribute to the development of the best practices and traditions of the national school of dog breeding, breeding these dog breeds on a systematic, scientifically grounded basis, the comprehensive application and development of advanced methods of folk selection, as well as modern achievements of world science in this area.
In addition, within the framework of the event, the Charter of the organization was adopted and 25 representatives were accepted into the membership of the Association - leading experts and dog handlers from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Iran, China, Russia, Turkey, France, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. The composition of the Executive Committee, as well as the composition of the Control and Auditing Commission of the International Association “Türkmen alabaý itleri” was also elected. During the session, the Representative offices of the Association were established by unanimous vote, in Ahal, Balkan, Dashoguz, Lebap and Mary provinces and their heads were appointed.
Taking into account the accumulated experience and great contribution to the development of the Turkmen alabay dogs, the Minister of Industry and Construction Production of Turkmenistan S. Berdimuhamedov was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Association "Türkmen alabaý itleri", a private dog breeder A. Yazmyradov was elected as the Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee.
By unanimous decision of the participants, it was agreed to hold the next meeting of the International Association "Türkmen alabaý itleri" in Ashgabat in the last decade of April next year and, at the same time, to hold the annual celebration of the "Day of the Turkmen alabay" on the last Sunday of April.
Within the framework of the event, the presentation of the book of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov "Türkmen alabaý" in Arabic was also held.
During the speeches, words of gratitude were expressed to the President of Turkmenistan for his tireless care and special services in the development of the breeds of the Turkmen alabay dogs.
As known, the holding of a constituent meeting of the International Association "Türkmen alabaý itleri" and the presentation of the book "Türkmen alabaý" of the Leader of the Nation in Arabic symbolizes an important milestone in the popularization of the national heritage of the Turkmen people.
The book of the President of Turkmenistan "Türkmen alabaý", published in 2019, based on the synthesis of a huge scientific research material, is a significant contribution to the study of the national heritage - the Turkmen purebred alabay dog. The unique breed, created as a result of centuries of careful selection, like the people themselves, knows how to value good relations, love and friendship. In the book, which has expanded the cycle of works of the Head of State on the national spiritual characteristics of the Turkmen people, one can find scientifically substantiated materials on the origin and development of this breed of dogs. Available in Arabic, this book extensively reveals the very cultural phenomenon of alabai dog, whose age, according to scientific information, varies from three to six thousand years.
At the end of the event, the participants adopted an Address to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Aspects of Turkmen – Romanian cooperation discussed
The Ministry of Finances and Economy of Turkmenistan hosted online meeting of the heads of the Ministry with Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment of Romania V. Popesku.
The sides have discussed in details number of current issues of the agenda of bilateral cooperation. Special attention has been paid to cooperation in prevention and combating of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as implementation of joint activities for recovery of economic impact.
The Ministers has noted the importance of Intergovernmental Turkmen – Russian Commission for economic, scientific and technical cooperation and discussed the opportunity to hold the next session of the Commission.
Priority spheres of interstate dialog including in energy, transport, agriculture, light industry, education and high technologies have been reviewed at the meeting.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan