Turkmenistan participated in a multilateral ministerial meeting on Afghanistan
On the 8th of September 2021, a multilateral ministerial meeting on Afghanistan took place in the format of a videoconferencing. The subject matter of the session was the situation in this country.
The Foreign Ministers of more than 20 countries as well as the high-level representatives of the UN, EC and NATO also attended the virtual talk initiated by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany.
Based on the main subject of the talks, the Foreign Ministers of the participating countries exchanged views on the current situation in Afghanistan and the efforts of the international community to expand cooperation on the Afghan track.
Turkmen side noted that, as the closest neighbor of Afghanistan, for Turkmenistan, the issue of stability and security in this country has its direct influence and significance, from a political, economic and humanitarian point of view.
The Turkmen side, speaking on the importance of creating new formats of partnership on Afghanistan, stressed the need to establish effective mechanisms of multilateral cooperation aimed at achieving peace and civil accord in this country, ensuring security and social stability, as well as the well-being of the Afghan people.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III departs on a trip this weekend to visit Georgia, Ukraine, and Romania
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III departs on a trip this weekend to visit Georgia, Ukraine, and Romania and participate in the NATO Defense Ministerial in Belgium.
The Department of Defense steadfastly supports its European Allies and partners in the face of Russia’s destabilizing actions in the critical Black Sea region, and the Secretary looks forward to meeting with his counterparts and other senior officials to reinforce the United States’ commitment to a safe, stable, and prosperous Europe.
In Georgia, Secretary Austin will meet with Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Minister of Defense Juansher Burchuladze to reaffirm U.S. support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and underscore the importance of the U.S.-Georgia strategic partnership in addressing regional and global security challenges. The leaders will also discuss bilateral security cooperation and encourage greater regional cooperation in the Black Sea.
In Ukraine, the Secretary will meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Minister of Defense Andrii Taran to reaffirm our unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The visit will also serve as an opportunity to discuss Ukraine’s progress with the implementation of defense and defense industry reforms needed to advance its Euro-Atlantic aspirations as well as regional cooperation among Black Sea allies and partners.
In Romania, Secretary Austin will meet President Klaus Iohannis and Minister of National Defense Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to our bilateral strategic partnership and NATO’s Eastern Flank, recognize Romania’s leadership in the Alliance on responsibility-sharing, and exchange views on Black Sea security issues and regional cooperation. He will also visit rotational U.S. forces at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base.
In Belgium, Secretary Austin will participate in his first in-person NATO Defense Ministerial where he will meet with his Allied counterparts and Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Secretary Austin will focus on advancing NATO’s military adaptation and ensuring the Alliance is prepared for the challenges of the future. He will reinforce the United States’ commitment to NATO and highlight its role as the bedrock of Transatlantic security.
Additionally, Secretary Austin will take the opportunity at various points during the trip to visit with DoD service members to learn about their responsibilities in the region and thank them and their families for their contributions to the DoD mission and defense of the Nation.
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US Defense Secretary to stress in Georgia, Ukraine that there is open door to NATO
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is traveling to Europe to reassure allies and partners of America’s commitment to their sovereignty in the face of Russian aggression, the US Department of Defense said on Sunday.
Austin will visit Georgia, Ukraine, and Romania before attending the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels.
“We are reassuring and reinforcing the sovereignty of countries that are on the frontlines of Russian aggression,” said a senior defense official.
Austin will stress in both Georgia and Ukraine that there is an open door to NATO and encourage the nations to make the changes necessary for them to qualify for membership in the defensive alliance, the statement read.
Austin is also going to recognize the nations for their support. “In terms of sacrifices, it is important to note that Georgia … was the top, per capita contributor to the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, and suffered many losses from that mission,” the official said.
All three countries border the Black Sea, and Austin will speak to their leaders about Black Sea security and seek to strengthen cooperation among these nations, the statement read.
Presentation of XIII volume of work of the head of the state «Medicinal plants of Turkmenistan»
The edition of the XIII volume of the book «Medicinal plants of Turkmenistan» which presentation has taken place today in the conference hall of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry became a remarkable gift of the leader of the nation to Turkmen physicians for their professional holiday, all our people and world scientific community.
The encyclopaedic work of the President of Turkmenistan, the academician of the Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is designated for a wide range of readers, the interested in the rich flora of our country and ancient traditions of national medicine.
Heads and leading experts of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, its profile establishments, representatives of other ministries and sectoral departments, public organisations, the mass media and the student youth took part in the solemn ceremony of presentation of the new edition.
Speakers underlined the special importance of the new volume, which is the continuation of the fundamental scientific work, over which the leader of the nation started to work in 2009.
In the basis of this large scale, scientific research the best experience transferred from generation to generation, experience of treatment of both outstanding scientists-founders of medicine of the East and the Turkmen doctors-healers constantly referring to «natural drugstore».
On the book’s pages, it is possible to find the detailed description of curative properties of herbs, including endemics, possibilities of their use in scientific and national medicine. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has devoted to their deep study many years of his life.
Participants of the presentation underlined that the unique encyclopaedia is a real treasure of knowledge of curative properties of plants growing in the Turkmen land and used throughout centuries for efficient treatment of various illnesses.
With the academic accuracy, the head of the state acquaints readers with the cultivated and wild plants. Under the uniform scheme their photos, description, biological features, distribution area, natural stocks, medicinal raw materials, chemical compound, ways of preparation and use is provided.
Representing the original encyclopaedia of the Turkmen flora, the book «Medicinal plants of Turkmenistan» became for these years the invaluable guide on herbal medicine not only for domestic pharmacologists and physicians, but also for the foreign experts having possibility to familiarise with it thanks to its translation into many languages.
The next volume of the scientific work of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, like the previous ones, was published in mass print run. A wonderful addition to the contents are colourful photos of picturesque corners of our country, the Russian-Latin-Turkmen dictionary of names of plants and calendar of gathering of medicinal raw materials.
The presented short review on development and reached successes of domestic public health services during the prosperous epoch of the powerful state testifies to the large scale of grandiose transformations occurring in the system of health protection within the limits of the Government program «Saglyk» developed and realised under the wise leadership of the head of the nation.
Participants of the celebration prepared the Message to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in which they expressed their deep gratitude for the huge attention given to health protection of Turkmen nationals and for the created conditions for their happy and peaceful life.
THE LEADER OF THE NATION TOOK PART IN THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF TURKMENISTAN AT THE WORLD EXPO 2020
On October 9, 2021, with the participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the opening ceremony of the National Day of Turkmenistan was held at the World EXPO 2020, which is taking place in Dubai.
UAE officials warmly welcomed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the airport in Dubai.
As part of the working visit, the President of Turkmenistan held a number of high-level bilateral meetings. In particular, at the Al Maktoum International Airport, the President of Turkmenistan met with Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates.
Emphasizing the high level of Turkmen-Emirati relations, the sides noted the effectiveness of the two countries in energy, gas chemistry and other prospective areas of cooperation. It was particularly noted that the bilateral and multilateral partnership of Turkmenistan and the UAE in these fields is developing successfully.
Then the motorcade of the President of Turkmenistan headed to the Expo 2020 pavilions. As is known, the current world exhibition in the Middle East region promotes the universal unification of different countries and peoples for the sake of global development.
The opening ceremony of the National Day of Turkmenistan was held on the central square of the expo center, Al Wasl, accompanied by the anthems of two countries - Turkmenistan and the UAE. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, also attended the ceremony.
The President of Turkmenistan, together with high-ranking UAE officials, toured the Turkmen pavilion, where Turkmenistan's achievements in all key areas of the national economy were presented. The National Pavilion of Turkmenistan, located in the Mobility Zone, is one of the distinctive pavilions of Expo 2020 Dubai, operating under the slogan "Journey to Culture with Akhal-Teke Horses". The interior exhibit of the show is comprehensively devoted to the theme of the country's participation.
While viewing the national pavilion, participants were shown a video demonstrating the achievements of Turkmenistan in the field of transport, construction, healthcare, sports and culture. The head of state extensively familiarized the participants with the advanced directions of development of the country and the high indicators achieved by Turkmenistan during the years of independence.
The leader of the nation also visited the United Arab Emirates pavilion showcasing the UAE's advanced development trends.
At the end of the tour, the head of state headed to the Reception Center of the World Expo 2020.
Here, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held talks with Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates.
During the meeting, the sides emphasized the constructive nature of the traditional friendly relations between Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates, which are being steadily promoted to a new, higher level based on principles of mutual respect and support.
The sides also discussed bilateral relations in various fields of mutually beneficial partnership, particularly in economy, investment and development in the interests of the two friendly countries and peoples.
Furthermore, following the talks, a solid package of bilateral documents covering a wide range of issues of multifaceted partnership between Turkmenistan and the UAE was signed.
The Turkmen-Uzbek Economic Forum was held in the capital of Uzbekistan
The Turkmen-Uzbek Economic Forum was held in Tashkent within the framework of the official visit of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Uzbekistan.
The leaders and representatives of the key economic ministries and departments, as well as business of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan discussed the issues on investment to industry, power energy, agriculture and transport sector of two countries-neighbors.
During the economic forum the bilateral meetings of the representatives of delegations of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were held, in the course of which the specific investment projects and areas of the bilateral cooperation in the economic sector were discussed.
The signing ceremony of the bilateral documents also took place within the Turkmen-Uzbek Economic Forum.