THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN HAD A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA
On October 27, 2020, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister of Malaysia Muhyiddin Yassin.
After a mutual greeting, the President of Turkmenistan and the head of the Malaysian Government noted with satisfaction the high level of bilateral relations, initially built on the principles of mutual respect, understanding and trust.
Addressing Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin with gratitude for the attention paid to strengthening the traditionally friendly interstate dialogue, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that Malaysia is one of the priority partners of Turkmenistan in the Asia-Pacific region.
Continuing the conversation, it was noted that our countries are effectively interacting both in a bilateral and multilateral format, within the framework of the United Nations and other authoritative international structures.
One of the main directions of the Turkmen-Malaysian cooperation was the further intensification of trade and economic ties. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov cited interaction in the oil and gas sector as an example of effective joint efforts, where the Malaysian state-owned company “PETRONAS” is a long-standing and reliable partner of Turkmenistan.
At the same time, during the telephone conversation, it was stated that there are also good opportunities for cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies and digitalization of the economy, the introduction of advanced scientific developments into production.
Humanitarian contacts are invariably an integral part of the Turkmen-Malaysian relations. It has accumulated a lot of experience and has a solid potential for deepening fruitful cooperation in the field of education, science and culture, as well as in the field of healthcare.
During the exchange of views on a number of topical issues of regional and global issues, the topic of the coronavirus pandemic was touched upon, causing serious concern to the world community. In this regard, the need to consolidate efforts was emphasized as the most important factor in successfully countering this dangerous threat.
At the end of the telephone conversation, confirming the commitment of Turkmenistan and Malaysia to the course of further comprehensive development of constructive cooperation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin exchanged best wishes for each other and the peoples of both countries.
THE GRAND COMMISSIONING OF THE POWER TRANSMISSION LINE ALONG KERKI (TURKMENISTAN) – SHEBERGHAN (AFGHANISTAN) ROUTE
Today, on the 14th of January 2021, the commissioning of the power transmission line along Kerki (Turkmenistan) – Sheberghan (Afghanistan) route was held in participation of the Presidents of Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Before the commissioning of the given power transmission line, the Minister of Energy of Turkmenistan Charymyrat Purchekov and the Director General of the Afghanistan National Water and Energy Affairs Regulation Authority Khan Mohammad Takal gave speeches at the ceremony. They shortly informed the participants about the construction process of the given infrastructure and the readiness to its launching.
In his speech, Ch. Purchekov noted that under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov extensive work is being done on the increase of the electric power volumes and expansion of the geography of the electricity export. The commissioning of the power transmission line along Kerki – Sheberghan route serves as yet another proof of the development of energy cooperation between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
After congratulating the heads of states and the people of two brotherly countries with the commissioning of the power transmission line, Khan Mohammad Takal expressed gratitude to Afghan and Turkmen counterparts for active participation to the implementation of the project. He told about the importance of the joint projects on the establishment of necessary infrastructure, providing to Afghanistan opportunities for the use of regional power industry market. It was stated that one of the priorities of the Government of Afghanistan was to ensure energy security of the country.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani gave their blessings for the commissioning of the power transmission line along Kerki – Sheberghan route and then the participants saw on the screen the process of electricity transmission via a technological imitation model.
The power transmission line along Kerki (Turkmenistan) – Sheberghan (Afghanistan) route with the length of 153 kilometers and the voltage of 500 kV is a part of the power transmission line project along “Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan” route aimed at the creation of infrastructure for the export and import of electric power between the three countries. Thus, the electricity from Turkmenistan will be supplied to a number of cities of Afghanistan, in particular Mazar-e-Sharif, with further access to the cities of Pakistan.
PRESIDENTS OF TURKMENISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN TOOK PART IN THE COMMISSIONING OF A NUMBER OF JOINT INFRASTRUCTURES
Today, on the 14th of January 2021, the opening ceremony of 30 km long railway between Aqina and Andkhoy stations and the commissioning of the international fiber-optic communication system and transit flows from Ymamnazar (Turkmenistan) to Aqina (Afghanistan) and from Serhetabat (Turkmenistan) to Torghundi (Afghanistan), as well as the power transmission line from Turkmen city of Kerki to Afghan city of Sheberghan was held in participation of the Presidents of Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
After announcing the ceremony opened, the moderator of the event asked the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to make a speech. For this, a teleconference was established.
First, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed to the audience. His speech was listened by the participants of the event present in the “Rukhiyet” Palace of the Lebap region. The participants of the ceremony in Afghanistan, as well as in the Mary region observed the event via teleconference.
In his speech, the President of Turkmenistan said that “all three projects that have been completed in short time are united by a common meaning and goal – to give strong impulse and ensure long-term development of our countries, well-being and prosperity of Turkmen and Afghan people, assist expanded international cooperation, mutual understanding, political and social stability.” He also noted that the implementation of given projects was the result of multiyear close and constrictive Turkmen-Afghan cooperation.
Then, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani who was watching the ceremony in the Presidential Palace of Kabul addressed the audience. Warmly welcoming the participants, he noted that these events have special meaning for Afghanistan and his people. Speaking about the origins of the given projects, the head of Afghanistan highlighted their importance not only from the perspective of socio-economic reestablishment of the country, but also from the prospect of regional economic integration. The head of Afghanistan expressed gratitude to the leadership of Turkmenistan for fraternal support and care about the close neighbor. He noted that Turkmenistan unites not only the countries of the region, but also of the whole world. The participants of the event listened to the address of the President Ashraf Ghani through a teleconference.
Then, the heads of railway transport, energy and communication sectors of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan made speeches. They told about the outstanding work done on the part of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan for the implementation of current infrastructures and informed about the readiness to the commissioning of railway between Aqina and Andkhoy stations, international fiber-optic communication system and transit flows from Ymamnazar (Turkmenistan) to Aqina (Afghanistan) and from Serhetabat (Turkmenistan) to Torghundi (Afghanistan), as well as the power transmission line from Turkmen city of Kerki to Afghan city of Sheberghan.
Upon the completion of these speeches, the moderators of the ceremony asked the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to give their blessings for the commissioning of the given facilities.
Thus, the participants of the ceremony saw through a teleconference how the railway carriage consisting of 20 loaded cars left from the Aqina station to Andkhoy city in festive setting.
Besides, the commissioning of the power transmission line from Kerki to Sheberghan took place through the use of special equipment. The participants of the event observed the transmission of electricity through the line that was shown on the screen by a technological imitation model.
Also, the participants of the ceremony watched the video presentation of the commissioning of the international fiber-optic communication system and transit flows from Ymamnazar (Turkmenistan) to Aqina (Afghanistan) and Serhetabat (Turkmenistan) to Torghundi (Afghanistan).
Upon the completion of the ceremony, gratitude was expressed to the Presidents of Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for participation in the event.
THE FINAL ASHGABAT DOCUMENT WAS DISTRIBUTED AS A DOCUMENT OF THE 75TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND UN SECURITY COUNCIL
As known, on the 12th of December 2020, the International Conference entitled “Policy of neutrality and its importance in provision of universal peace, security and sustainable development" dedicated to the 25th anniversary of permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan took place in Ashgabat. The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated to the work of the Forum.
The video statements of the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Dr.Yousef Bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Vladimir Norov, and UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay were heard at the Conference. Upon the outcomes of the International Conference, the Final Ashgabat Document of the International Conference “Policy of neutrality and its importance in provision of universal peace, security and sustainable development” was adopted.
The Final Ashgabat Document was published on the official languages of the United Nations and was distributed as a document of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly and UN Security Council.
АШХАБАДСКИЙ ИТОГОВЫЙ ДОКУМЕНТ РАСПРОСТРАНЕН В КАЧЕСТВЕ ДОКУМЕНТОВ 75-Й СЕССИИ ГЕНЕРАЛЬНОЙ АССАМБЛЕИ ООН И СОВЕТА БЕЗОПАСНОСТИ ООН
Как известно, 12 декабря 2020 года в Ашхабаде состоялась Международная конференция «Политика нейтралитета и ее значение в обеспечении международного мира, безопасности и устойчивого развития» в честь 25-летия постоянного Нейтралитета Туркменистана. В работе форума принял участие Президент Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов.
Также на конференции выступили с видеообращениями Генеральный секретарь Организации Объединенных Наций Антониу Гутерриш, Генеральный секретарь Организации Исламского Сотрудничества Юсеф Бен Ахмед Аль-Усаймин, Председатель Исполнительного комитета – Исполнительный секретарь СНГ Сергей Лебедев, Генеральный секретарь Шанхайской Организации Сотрудничества Владимир Норов и Генеральный Директор ЮНЕСКО Одрэ Азуле. По итогам Международной конференции «Политика нейтралитета и ее значение в обеспечении международного мира, безопасности и устойчивого развития» был принят Ашхабадский итоговый документ.
Ашхабадский итоговый документ распространен в качестве документов 75-ой сессии Генеральной Ассамблеи ООН и Совет Безопасности и опубликован на официальных языках ООН.
TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WAS HELD BETWEEN THE PRESIDENTS OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
On December 21, 2020, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
During a constructive conversation, the heads of the two friendly states exchanged views on the state and prospects of interstate cooperation, which meets the fundamental interests of the Turkmen and Uzbek peoples. The parties also discussed the priority areas of the international and regional agenda.
As noted, regular mutual contacts at the highest and other levels are a clear indicator of mutual trust and respect. All this gives a powerful impetus to the progressive development of interstate relations.
During the dialogue, the Turkmen leader congratulated his Uzbek counterpart on the successful holding of the meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of States and emphasized the successful chairmanship of Uzbekistan in this structure in 2020.
As President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, Turkmenistan highly appreciates bilateral relations with the fraternal Republic of Uzbekistan and attaches great importance to the development of comprehensive cooperation with a neighboring state and a reliable partner.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, thanking for the kind words, noted that the outgoing year had passed under the sign of the 25th anniversary of the permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan, which served to strengthen the foundations of its independence and role on the political map of the world. The high authority of the Turkmen leader has once again confirmed the fact that the world community, represented by the UN General Assembly, unanimously supported his initiative to declare 2021 the International Year of Peace and Trust.
At the end of the telephone conversation, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev exchanged congratulations on the upcoming New Year 2021, addressing the peoples of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan with wishes of peace, prosperity, prosperity and great success in all good endeavors.
Speech of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the session of the Heads of the states of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Dear Shavkat Miromonovich!
Dear Heads of the States!
First of all, let me extend my gratitude to President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev for organization of current session. I would like to mention his big personal contribution to successful chairing of Uzbekistan in the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2020.
Traditionally, we sum up the outcomes of our joint activity under the CIS, share the opinions about work in coming period.
First of all, I would like to say that despite known current complications, the CIS countries have managed to accomplish the most of planned joint events. Sessions of the Councils of the Head of the Governments, Foreign Ministries, Economic council, during which strategic directions of our cooperation in different sphere have been discussed and important documents have been adopted, were held.
Among the documents, I would make special mention of the Strategy of economic cooperation of the CIS until 2030. We consider this document as timely and current and note its specific details, clarity of set out goals and objectives for long-term period and are ready to joint work for the fulfilment of these objectives.
In this case, it is necessary to highlight that the above-mentioned Strategy is based on the principles of the Declaration on strategic economic cooperation of the CIS state members, which was adopted at the session of the Council of the Heads of the states in Ashgabat in October last year.
We state with delight that we note such directions as transport, fuel and energy complex, communication, industrial cooperation, trade, innovations and technologies among the priorities of economic partnership of the Commonwealth countries.
In general, Turkmenistan stands for giving of new quality to our cooperation, transit to long-term systematic cooperation. We are confident that current potential of the CIS allows us speaking of opportunities of realization of important projects in the mentioned perspective spheres.
At the same time, the territories of the CIS countries are able to become the main routes of economic partnership on the continent, the routes, which are connecting links in Europe – Asia direction in wide understanding.
In this context, we highlight the importance of promotion of economic interests of the CIS beyond geographic borders of the Commonwealth, integration of neighboring countries and regions to our joint projects. First of all, this is related to establishment of transport and transit infrastructure, optimization and increment of supply of energy carriers, construction of new communication lines.
In particular, we see big opportunities of cooperation in these directions in Caspian region, formation of the system of combined logistic with participation of the landlocked countries.
In this regard, we suggest to review perspectives of use of Turkmenbashy International Seaport as well as modern commercial fleet of Turkmenistan.
Last year, conceptual foundations of multilateral cooperation in Caspian Sea have been put and specific measures of giving long-term character to it have been planned at the first Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenbashy.
Many countries and big foreign companies show interest in participation in the forum. We think that Caspian direction has to take proper place in the plans of the Commonwealth and be considered as a zone of priority economic partnership.
Esteemed Heads of the States!
This year has passed under combating coronavirus infection, which has become a serious challenge for our healthcare systems.
I think it is necessary to highlight that the CIS states could have establish the channels of cooperation between medical, sanitary, customs and other services in this complex conditions, having demonstrated high responsibility, solidarity and mutual support in front of new challenge.
Using the opportunity, I would like to extend sincere gratitude to President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for his big personal contribution to solution of this common problem, which has improved the authority of Russian leader in the world arena.
I am confident that we have to follow these principles in coming period of combating the pandemic and recovery the consequences. We look forward for detailed review of specific measures proposed to the UN on formation of the mechanisms of scientific and medical cooperation, establishment of international specialized centers, which would develop new methods and practices of combating dangerous virus infections.
I think that the Commonwealth states could have an initiative role in this work, to show example of efficient cooperation, exchange of practice and joint researches in medical sphere.
In general, Turkmenistan is confident in the necessity of closer cooperation and consolidation of efforts of the CIS countries in the world arena and under big international structures, especially under the UN.
We think that the Commonwealth states could make significant contribution to stabilization of the situation, restoration and strengthening of the role of international law and the UN Charter, to provide support in creation of the atmosphere of trust and predictability in the relations between the states on the background of complex situation in the world politics.
In this regard, it is important to adopt the Joint Statement of the Heads of the CIS country members on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Organization.
As is known, 2021 has been announced as International Year of Peace and Trust at the initiative of our country by the UN General Assembly. We see this decision as a good reason to resume serious and responsible dialog on modern world order and international relations.
We propose to think over the filling of the dialog with practical and specific content.
In this context it is planned to hold High-level International Conference dedicated to strengthening of peace, security and provision of sustainable development in Ashgabat next year.
I would like to invite you to participate in this Forum!
Few days ago, Turkmenistan has celebrated a remarkable date of its modern history – the 25th anniversary of international recognition of the status of permanent neutrality.
Taking the opportunity, I would like to express gratitude to the heads of the states who sent congratulations addressed to our country and people. Such position is a big support for us and stimuli for development of international cooperation based on the principles of god neighborliness and peace-loving, confirms the correctness of the foreign course of Turkmenistan and its compliance with long-term interests and goals of the CIS.
In this regard, we think it is efficient to continue a practice of mutual support in the UN General Assembly. During its last session, Turkmenistan has made number of initiatives aimed at strengthening of the role of preventive diplomacy and realization of the principles of neutrality during solution of international issues.
We are grateful to the Commonwealth states, which have joined to the establishment of the Group of Friends of Neutrality for peace, security and development under the UN and highly appreciate their position.
Dear Heads of the State!
Turkmenistan is confident of the presence of the CIS big potential in economic and social development, humanitarian and cultural cooperation, in positive effect on regional and global processes. The Commonwealth proves its viability and ability to deal with challenges and threats with responsibility, its relevance as an important tool of interstate dialog.
Our country is determined to continue close cooperation under the CIS, active participation in realization of the provision of signed documents.
Finishing my speech, I would like to express gratitude to Uzbekistan for skillful chairing of the CIS in 2020 and wish success to the Republic of Belarus, which takes over the chairmanship in the next year.
I would like also to extend words of gratitude to Head of the Executive Committee – the CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev for efficient coordination of our work and input to successful organization of the current session.
Let me congratulate you, dear participants, on coming New year, wish strong health and success to you and peace, wealth and prosperity to the people of the Commonwealth states
The Leader of the Nation participates in the session of the Council of the Heads of the CIS countries