TURKMENISTAN INTENDS TO CONTINUE PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO THE COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
During his speech at the high-level pledging event of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan reiterated the strong commitment of Turkmenistan and its President to providing humanitarian assistance to the countries which have faced with emergency situations of natural and technogenic character.
It was stated in particular that following the humane values and the principles of humanity, Turkmenistan has repeatedly provided humanitarian assistance to the neighboring countries, as well as to other states of the world which have face the humanitarian crises.
Upon the instructions of the President of Turkmenistan, the country has made its voluntary contribution to the Central Emergency Response Fund in the amount of 100 000 USD in 2020.
Turkmenistan has already acknowledged about its next contribution to the CERF in 2021.
The diplomatic mission of Turkmenistan in Tbilisi organizes Futsal Tournament
On April 5, the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held a futsal tournament dedicated to the World Health Day. The competition brought together representatives of the diplomatic corps, as well as Georgian athletes.
Those speaking during the tournament opening ceremony, it was noted that 2021, declared, according to the Resolution of the UN General Assembly, the International Year of Peace and Trust, was held in Turkmenistan under the motto “Turkmenistan - Homeland of Peace and Trust”.
It was also emphasized that comprehensive work is carried out in Turkmenistan to popularize the principles of healthy lifestyle, develop sports, and strengthen international cooperation in this area.
At the end of the tournament, commemorative prizes were awarded to the winners.
Development of partnership within the framework of the CIS discussed at the meeting of the CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs
A meeting of the CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs took place in Moscow.
Chairman of the CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, as well as State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova and Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee attended the meeting.
In a narrow format, the heads of the delegations exchanged views on the important issues of the international agenda and cooperation in the CIS format, as well as adopted the draft Address of the heads of the CIS member states to the peoples of the Commonwealth countries and the world community on occasion of the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
In the framework of the expanded meeting, the status of the implementation of the Action Programme to enhance partnership between the CIS Ministries of Foreign Affairs in 2020 was considered. In particular, it was noted that the partners managed to advance in many positions of the document, to maintain an active inter-ministerial dialogue on the key topics and coordinate efforts, interacting at leading international platforms.
Moreover, meeting participants approved the results of the multi-level inter-ministerial consultations held in 2020 within the framework of the Commonwealth.
The heads of the foreign-policy agencies instructed the CIS Executive Committee to submit the draft Plan of multi-level inter-ministerial consultations within the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States for 2022 to the CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs.
Two documents, the drafts of which were approved by the CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, will be submitted to the Council of CIS Heads of Government for consideration. Among them are the document on cooperation in the field of geodesy, cartography and remote sensing of the Earth and the document on the creation of a basic organization for operational and strategic training of officers of the armed forces.
The meeting participants also approved medium-term action plans for the implementation of CIS strategies - the development of cooperation in the field of physical culture and sports, international youth cooperation, as well as in the field of tourism.
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.
The participants of the press-conference titled “Significance of peace and trust in modern world” highlighted the timeliness of holding the Year of Peace and Trust
During today’s press-conference titled “Significance of peace and trust in modern world”, which was held in the MFA of Turkmenistan with the participation of the heads of the authoritative foreign broadcasting organizations, it was highlighted the timeliness of Turkmenistan’s initiative, as well as the Resolution of the UN General Assembly on proclamation of the year of 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust.
The Deputy Chairman of Interstate TV and Radio Broadcasting Company “Mir” B.Kozorezov during his speech stated that international initiatives and undertakings of Turkmenistan are fully targeted to promote global peace and mutual understanding.
Speaking at the press-conference, Programs Director of Turkish TV and Radio Broadcasting Company “TRT World” B.Bayraktar said that the country during the years of its independence achieved huge success in all spheres of national economy, which is confirmed by the development of the infrastructure and industry with high pace.
Director General of the Russian International Network of Information TV Channels “Russia Today” A.Nikolov stated that international initiatives of neutral Turkmenistan aimed at peaceful and trusting coexistence of the countries and peoples of the world, are in tune with the Goals of the Global Agenda.
In his video address, Javad Mottaghi, Secretary General of the Asian-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) underlined the significance of the peacefulness and conflict-free interstate and interpersonal contacts in international relations.
Deputy Direcor of the Directorate of international relations of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company” A.Perevoshchikov stated that Turkmenistan, being the neutral state invariably acts for the strengthening of peace and security on regional as well as on world scale, thereby actually proving the efficiency of the institution of the permanent neutrality.
Within the frame of his statement Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation of India Shri Shashi Shekhar Vempati underlined that today the notions of peace and trust are important as never before. In this regard the work of media plays considerable role. By means of close cooperation we can convey to the listener the objective information and facilitate the friendly dialogue between the countries and peoples.
During the speech of the Chairman of National Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Uzbekistan A.Hadjaev, he stated that this event confirms once again aspirations of Turkmenistan to further strengthen peace, stability and security in the region. In this context, the mass media plays important role in building confidence in the society, which is the driving force of the development.
Besides that, in their presentations the Director of Georgian TV channel “TV-24” B.Nachkebia, Director of the international radio programmes of “AZTV” F.Iskenderov, as well as the representatives of the State Information Agency of Azerbaijan “AZERTADJ” S,Ibragimov and Armenia’s Information Agency “ARMENPRESS” A.Djanpoladyan, it was underlined the significance and timeliness of the proclamation by the League of Nations of the “International Year of Peace and Trust”. They expressed especial need of strengthening trust and mutual understanding in international relations for full realization of Sustainable Development Goals and provision of peaceful coexistence of the states and peoples of the world.
The Chairman of the State Information Agency of Turkmenistan M.Gazakbaev, the Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Television, Radiobroadcasting and Cinematography of Turkmenistan A.Kakaev and Editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Turkmen Dunyasi” B.Muradov also underlined the significance of proclamation by the UN General Assembly of 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust. Initiatives of the Leadership of the country are aimed at promotion of global peace, mutual understanding and solidarity, as well as preservation of unity and harmony in the world.
As is known, during Independence years the domestic and foreign policy of Turkmenistan was being developed in accordance with the principles of neutrality, aimed at strengthening of bonds of friendship and peace among the countries and peoples.
Участниками пресс-конференции «Значимость мира и доверия в современном мире» особо отмечена своевременность проведения Года мира и доверия
На сегодняшнем пресс-конференции «Значимость мира и доверия в современном мире», состоявшегося в МИД Туркменистана при участии руководителей авторитетных местных и иностранных телерадиовещательных организаций особо отмечена своевременность инициативы Туркменистана, а также резолюции Генеральной Ассамблеей ООН опровозглашении 2021 года – Международным годом мира и доверия.
Так, в ходе своего выступления В.Кaзaрезов, Заместитель Председателя Межгосударственной телерадиокомпании «Мир» констатировал, что международные инициативы и начинания Туркменистана всецело нацелены на продвижение глобального мира и взаимопонимания.
Выступая на пресс-конференции программный Директор Турецкой телерадиовещательной корпорации «TRT World» Б.Байрактар подчеркнул, что страна за годы своей независимости добилась огромных достижений во всех сферах национальной экономики, что подтверждается развитием инфраструктуры и промышленности высокими темпами.
А.Николов, Генеральный директор Российской международной сети информационных телеканалов «Russia Today» особо отметил, что международные инициативы нейтрального Туркменистана будучи нацеленным на мирное и доверительное сосуществование стран и народов мира, созвучны с Целями Глобальной повестки.
В своем видеообращении Джавад Моттаги, Генеральный секретарь Азиатско-Тихоокеанского вещательного союза (ABU) подчеркнул особую значимость миролюбия и бесконфликтных межгосударственных и межличностных контактов в международных отношениях.
Заместитель директора Дирекции международных отношений Федерального государственного унитарного предприятия «Всероссийская государственная телевизионная и радиовещательная компания» А.Перевощиков констатировал, что Туркменистан будучи нейтральным государством неизменно выступает за укрепление мира и безопасности в региональном и мировом масштабах, тем самым на деле доказывает эффективность института постоянного нейтралитета.
В рамках своего выступления Шаши Шекхар Вемпати, главный исполнительный директор Индийской вещательной компании «Prasar Bharati» подчеркнул, что сегодня понятия мир и доверие важны как никогда раньше. В данном аспекте работа СМИ играет здесь важную роль. Путем тесного сотрудничества мы может доносить объективную информацию до зрителя и тем самым способствовать укреплению дружественного диалога между странами и народами.
В ходе выступления заместителя председателя Национальной телерадиокомпании Узбекистана, Н.Хикматуллаева было отмечено, что данное мероприятие еще раз подтверждает стремления Туркменистана дальнейшему укреплению мира, стабильности и безопасности в регионе. В данном контексте СМИ играет важную роль в укреплении доверия среди общества, являющегося движущей силой развития.
Кроме того, в выступлениях Директора Грузинского телеканала «ТВ-24» Б.Начкебия, директора программ международного радио «Aztv» Ф.Искендерова и представителей Государственного информационного агентства Азербайджана «АЗЕРТАДЖ» С.Ибрагимова, информационного агентства Армении «АРМЕНПРЕСС» А.Джанполадяня подчеркнута значимость и своевременность провозглашения Лигой Наций Международного года мира и доверия. Выражена особая насущность укрепления доверия и взаимопонимания в международных отношениях для полноценной реализации Целей устойчивого развития и обеспечения мирного сосуществования государств и народов мира.
Председатель Государственного информационного агентства Туркменистана М.Газакбаев, заместитель председателя Государственного комитета Туркменистана по телевидению, радиовещанию и кинематографии, А.Какаев и главный редактор газеты «Туркмен дуньяси» Б.Мурадов также особо подчеркнули значимость провозглашения Генеральной Ассамблеей ООН 2021 года – Международным годом мира и доверия. Инициативы руководства страны нацелены на обеспечение мира, взаимопонимания и солидарности, также сохранению единства и гармонии во всем мире.
Как известно, за годы Независимости внутренняя и внешняя политика Туркменистана развивается в соответствии с принципами нейтралитета, нацеленного на упрочение и развитие уз дружбы и мира между странами и народами.
Press-conference titled “Significance of peace and trust in modern world” was held in the MFA of Turkmenistan
On March 24, 2021, a press-conference titled “Significance of peace and trust in modern world” was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan in a hybrid format. The event was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s Independence, to the 25th anniversary of the permanent Neutrality of the country as well as to the announcement of the year 2021 as the Year of Peace and Trust.
The press-conference was attended by the editors-in chief of the national printed editions, representatives of the foreign media, accredited in the country and heads and representatives of the national media. Heads and representatives of the authoritative foreign broadcasting organizations, as well as about 80 journalists from the information agencies of 18 countries of the world participated to the press-conference by means of videoconferencing.
The speakers from Turkmenistan and foreign countries set out their vision of the notions peace and trust, which today are very important as never before. They highlighted the role of mass media in promotion of these values on national, regional and international levels.
The participants of the press-conference highlighted timeliness of the proclamation by the UN General Assembly the year of 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust. In this context the participants expressed the success and efficiency of the foreign and domestic policy of Turkmenistan conducted under the wise leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during independence years.
At the press-conference the speakers picked up Turkmenistan’s success during independent years in political, economic and cultural-humanitarian fields. It was underlined the important position of Turkmenistan in the sphere of promotion of peaceful and trustful relations in the region and beyond.
The participants expressed to the Turkmen side their gratitude fo the organization of this event. Representatives of International media confirmed their interest to work in close contacts with Turkmen colleagues for further strengthening of bonds of friendship and mutual understanding among the countries and peoples.
В МИД Туркменистана состоялась пресс-конференция «Значимость мира и доверия в современном мире»
24 марта 2021 года в Министерстве иностранных дел Туркменистана в гибридном формате состоялась пресс-конференция «Значимость мира и доверия в современном мире». Данное мероприятие, приурочено к 30-летию Независимости Туркменистана, 25-летию постоянного Нейтралитета, а также объявлению 2021 года – Международным годом мира и доверия.
На пресс-конференции руководители и представители национальных и зарубежных средств массовой информации, иностранные журналисты, аккредитованные в Туркменистане. Посредством видеоконференцсвязи в мероприятии участвовали руководители авторитетных иностранных телерадиовещательных организаций, а также около 80-ти корреспондентов информационных агентств из 18-ти стран мира.
Выступившие в ходе встречи делегаты из Туркменистана и зарубежных стран изложили свое видение понятий – мир и доверие, которые сегодня актуальны как никогда раньше. Выделена роль СМИ в продвижении этих ценностей на национальном, региональном и международном уровнях.
Участники пресс конференции особо отметили своевременность провозглашения Генеральной Ассамблеей ООН 2021 года – Международным годом мира и доверия. В данном контексте они выразили успех и эффективность внутренней и внешней политики Туркменистана, проводимой под мудрым руководством Президента Гурбангулы Бердымухамедова.
На мероприятии выделены успехи Туркменистана за годы независимости в политической, экономической и культурно-гуманитарной областях. Особо подчеркнута важная позиция Туркменистана в деле продвижения миролюбивых и доверительных отношений в регионе и за его пределами.
Выражена благодарность туркменской стороне за организацию данного мероприятия. Представители международных СМИ подтвердили заинтересованность в работе с туркменскими коллегами для дальнейшего укрепления уз дружбы и взаимопонимания между странами и народами.