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.
STATEMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan condemns the armed attack on the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Islamic Republic of Iran on January 27, 2023, as a result of which there are dead and wounded among the staff of the diplomatic mission.
Turkmenistan declares the inadmissibility of attacks on diplomatic missions and the use of any violence against the personnel of diplomatic departments.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan expresses deep condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased, and also wishes a speedy recovery to the injured employees of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran.
OFFICIAL MEETING MARKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2023 AS A "INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DIALOGUE AS A GUARANTEE OF PEACE"
On January 27, 2023, an official ceremony was held at the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan dedicated to the announcement of 2023 as the “International Year of Dialogue as a Guarantee of Peace”. The event was held in a hybrid format under the conduction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The event was attended by representatives of the main bodies of the UN and its specialized agencies and UN member states, international and regional organizations as well as teachers and students of the higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan.
In their speeches, distinguished diplomats thanked the Government of Turkmenistan for its consistent work to promote a culture of peace throughout the world, noting that this International Year has a solid cornerstone: Dialogue for Peace, based on our common belief that true peace cannot be preserved or restored without a constructive exchange of views in good faith and that such open and sincere interactions can indeed promote mutual understanding between peoples.
2023 was declared the "International Year of Dialogue as a Guarantee of Peace" in accordance with resolution 77/32 of the United Nations General Assembly by the initiative of Turkmenistan. This initiative is directly linked to the "New Peace Agenda" of the UN Secretary General for building peace, which is consonant with the initiative of Turkmenistan to promote the philosophy of "Dialogue as a guarantee of peace".
Before the draft resolution "International Year of Dialogue as a Guarantee of Peace, 2023" was presented, Turkmenistan held extensive consultations with UN member countries, took into account constructive opinions and proposals. The resolution was co-sponsored by 68 member countries of the Organization.
As an official document of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, under agenda item 14 "Culture of Peace", the final document was adopted, which reflects the fundamental goals and principles of the UN Charter, including obligations to resolve disputes by peaceful means and methods..
The Global Initiative “Dialogue as a Guarantee of Peace” promoted by Turkmenistan is aimed at consolidating the efforts of the international community in strengthening the traditions of peaceful and trusting coexistence of the peoples of the world, restoring values and worldviews, defining a culture of peace and trust as an integral factor in international relations.
Steadily implementing the policy of peacefulness, good-neighborliness and constructive international cooperation, Turkmenistan consistently expands the geography of interested international partnership and takes an active part in the development of balanced solutions to urgent problems of mankind.
Our national development is becoming a model development at the international level in the coordination of the domestic and foreign policies of the President, which are based on the principle of permanent neutrality.
At the end of the ceremony, the participants expressed their sincere gratitude to the Leader of the Nation and the President for pursuing a policy of peace and friendship in international relations and wished them good health and longevity, success in their noble work, for the sake of a happy life for the people, and prosperity for the country.
The Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held a briefing dedicated to the new city of Arkadag
On 18 January 2023, the Embassy held a briefing for the representatives of Georgian media on the new, modern administrative center of the Akhal Velayat – the city of Arkadag.
The briefing was attended by journalists of the Georgian First Channel, “TV-24”, “The Georgian Business Week”, news agencies “News Day Georgia”, “Inter press news”, online media “Geoecohub”, newspapers “Resonance”, “Multinational Georgia”, “Free Georgia”, “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.
In his speech, the Ambassador of Turkmenistan Mr. D.Muratov noted that under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan, long-term large-scale programs aimed at strengthening the state foundations, increasing the economic power of the country, improving the living standards of the population, promoting further prosperity of Turkmenistan are successfully implemented. The birth of the city in the picturesque foothills of the Kopetdag is another evidence of the country's steady progress to new heights of development, the successful realization of the creative potential of the people.
The journalists were informed in detail about the stages of the construction, the buildings and facilities being erected in the city, about the park areas, as well as about the lines of modern communication systems that will ensure the smooth operation of the city’s smart technology.
It was also stressed that Turkmenistan, having embarked on the path of progressive transformation, also aims to realize the concept of "smart" cities. The new administrative center of the Akhal Velayat will become a role model, both in terms of new urban culture and in terms of ecology, as well as another visible reflection of the progress of the homeland and a source of pride of the Turkmen people.
EBRD to support upgrade of up to 12 metro stations in Tbilisi
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide Tbilisi Transport Company with a loan of up to €50.6 million for financing the upgrade of up to 12 metro stations.
The agreement was signed on 17 January in the Georgian capital during a visit by Mark Bowman, vice President for Policy and Partnerships at the EBRD.
The new loan is a continuation of a broader effort, some of which aims to encourage people to switch from private to public transport. Improved lighting and ventilation and more energy-efficient escalators will improve the daily journeys of Tbilisians, while an overhaul of drainage systems will make the network more resilient to climate change.
With a population of 1.2 million, Tbilisi was one of the first cities to join the EBRD’s flagship Green Cities programme, which supports members in addressing their environmental challenges through sustainable investments and policies. The city was also one of the first to develop a Green City Action Plan (GCAP).
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MEETING OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN WITH THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF IRAN
On January 9, 2023, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran for Economic Diplomacy Mahdi Safari in the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan.
A wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation in the political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres was discussed at the meeting.
The parties noted the importance of meetings at the highest and high levels in expanding bilateral friendly relations.
During the negotiations, the importance of the activities of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Iranian commission for economic cooperation was emphasized. The agenda also included issues of developing cooperation in the fuel and energy sector, building up transport and transit potential.
The diplomats paid attention to the upcoming joint events and meetings scheduled for this year.
At the end of the meeting, the sides reaffirmed their mutual commitment to the further course of strengthening the Turkmen-Iranian partnership, based on the age-old principles of friendship, good neighborliness and mutual respect.