The official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Uzbekistan has started

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Tuesday, 05 October 2021 12:46

Today in the second half of the day, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov left with a two-day official visit for the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Having made a flight to Tashkent, the presidential airliner landed at the International airport named after Islam Karimov. National flags of the two friendly countries decorated the air harbour of the Uzbek capital on this significant occasion.

Along the carpet path, soldiers of the Guard of honour were lined.

At the boarding stairs of the plane, President of the Republic Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev as well as members of the governmental delegation of Turkmenistan welcomed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov warmly and hospitably.

According to the established noble tradition of hospitality, children in national costumes met the honoured guest.

Then the motorcade of Turkmen and Uzbek leaders from the airport headed towards the Monument of Independence and Humanism located on the Square of Independence.

The monument symbolising statehood, sovereignty and aspiration of Uzbek people to prosperity, is one of the main sights of modern Tashkent.

On the massive granite cenotaph, a globe with an engraved contour of Uzbekistan towers. Before the pedestal one more monument «Happy mother» - a female sculpture holding on her hands a child stands. This deeply substantial image testifies to succession of generations, solicitous attitude to centuries-old national traditions and cultural wealth, which nowadays provide unity and consolidation of Uzbek people.

After laying flowers at the majestic monument, the head of Turkmenistan together with the President of Uzbekistan by car heads to the Kuksaroy Presidential Palace

Tomorrow - on October 5- the Turkmen-Uzbek summit talks in which course Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev will outline approaches of the parties to the further formulation of mutually beneficial cooperation, will take place, to create possibilities for the fullest realisation of available potential.

Today Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are uniform in their aspiration to assist positive development of regional processes, strengthening of all-round relations between the states of Central Asia, establishment of stable peace, stability and security, promoting general progress and prosperity in the region.

As known, adjustment of close, full-scale interaction with the closest neighbouring states was and remains the major priority of the foreign policy doctrine of Turkmenistan, successfully following the course of a constructive international dialogue in general interests.

Thus, the present official visit of the head of Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan urged to become a major landmark in the history of the centuries-old Turkmen -Uzbek relations based on age-old, indestructible traditions of friendship and good neighbourhood.

The Turkmen-Uzbek economic forum held today in Tashkent in the capital Yashnabad Innovation Technopark- a huge modern complex where innovative projects are carried out, became a business prologue to the bilateral top-level talks planned for tomorrow, scientific developments and researches in the most different areas.

Cars and the agricultural machinery, which have already well proved themselves in the soil-environmental conditions of Turkmenistan and are made in Uzbekistan, displayed on the outdoor platform were shown to members of the delegation of our country. In the building, a wide assortment of production of Uzbek manufacturers using a great consumer demand in the country and abroad was also presented.

Special video clips on successes and achievements of key economic branches of Turkmen economy, priorities of strategy of construction realised by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov prospering and advanced in every respect of the state with strong economy and steadily growing well-being of people were shown to the Uzbek party.

The Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan widely was displayed as well. As known, in the economic strategy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov the national private sector is assigned a part as one of the backbone factors in national economy industrialisation, manufacture export-focused and import replacing production.

The state renders big, effective support to the private businessmen, involving representatives of small and medium business in formation of innovative economy that directly promotes increase of competitiveness of Turkmen goods in the internal and external markets.

Today members of UIET take an active part in realisation of large-scale town-planning projects, putting into practice advanced solutions. As an example for it, one can cite construction of new projects of different designations an integral component of which are high innovative technologies and know-how, steadily expanding borders of white marble coated Ashkhabad and also Avaza national tourist zone and other regions of the country.

On the sidelines of the forum, members of delegations of both countries marked a number of concrete steps on cooperation diversification on the most perspective directions. As was underlined, a key vector of joint work was and remains to be an establishment of direct relations between business circles of two countries, expansion and deepening of industrial cooperation, creation of joint ventures, active exchange of experience in use of the latest technological solutions and creation of innovative economy that should be promoted directly by organization of business forums, economic exhibitions, business meetings and negotiations on a regular basis.

The signing of 13 bilateral documents, including those on realisation of export-import transactions for a total sum about 13,5 million US dollars became an evidence of invariable adherence of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to centuries-old bonds of friendship and good neighbourhood, mutual interest in steady expansion and deepening of established mutually beneficial cooperation.

Participants of the Turkmen-Uzbek economic forum expressed confidence that all reached arrangements will give a new impulse to development of multi-faceted dialogue in interests of both states and their fraternal people.

On completion of the forum a number of bilateral meetings with participation of heads of separate ministries and departments, representatives of state and private structures took place.

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    On January 17, 2022, in accordance with the instructions of the President of Turkmenistan, a working visit of the government delegation of Turkmenistan headed by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers S. Berdimuhamedov to the Republic of Uzbekistan took place.

    During the visit, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

    At the beginning of the meeting, S. Berdimuhamedov conveyed warm greetings and best wishes from President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the President of Uzbekistan. In turn, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his best wishes for peace and prosperity to the President and the people of Turkmenistan. During the meeting, the parties noted with satisfaction the high dynamics of the development of interstate relations between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, which are growing stronger based on a trusting political dialogue at the highest state level.

    Also during the visit, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov met with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov.

    During the talks, the interlocutors considered a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in the political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres. The close interaction of the two countries in the international arena within the framework of international and regional organizations was emphasized.

    Paying special attention to cooperation in the field of trade and the economy, the parties expressed interest in diversifying and increasing mutual trade turnover. In this regard, the importance of creating a border Turkmen-Uzbek trade zone, agreed upon during the official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Tashkent on October 4-5, 2021, was emphasized. It was also noted that the priority areas of cooperation between the two states are the transport and energy sectors.

    The parties expressed confidence that the traditionally established brotherly relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, thanks to joint efforts, will continue to develop dynamically and deepen in the spirit of mutually beneficial partnership, for the benefit of our countries and peoples.

    In addition, during the visit, a meeting of the governmental delegation of Turkmenistan was held at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan. At the meeting, topical issues of bilateral cooperation in the field of health protection were discussed and the need for the exchange of experience in the field of prevention of infectious diseases was expressed.

    Tashkent also hosted a meeting of representatives of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan with representatives of business circles of Uzbekistan. Following the results of this meeting, a number of documents between representatives of the private sector of the two countries were signed.

  • TURKMEN-UZBEK INTER-MFA CONSULTATIONS WERE HELD

    Today, on January 17, inter-ministerial consultations between the foreign policy agencies of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were held in Tashkent. The Turkmen side at the meeting was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan B. Myatiev, the Uzbek side - by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan V. Norov.

    During the consultations, the parties noted the dynamics of the development of Turkmen-Uzbek relations, emphasizing the key role of high-level visits in promoting bilateral relations.

    Stating the positive experience of interaction between the two countries within the framework of international and regional organizations, in particular the UN and its structural divisions, the parties stressed the commitment of both parties to the search for effective multilateral mechanisms to maintain stability, economic growth and security in the region and in the world.

    Particular emphasis was placed on intensifying cooperation in the trade and economic sphere, where there is a solid potential for joint work. In this regard, the importance of the joint Intergovernmental Commission on Trade-Economic, Scientific-Technical and Cultural Cooperation was noted. The issues of developing the legal framework for cooperation between the two countries were also discussed.

    Speaking about interaction in the region, the parties stressed the unity in the desire to help brotherly Afghanistan to achieve peace, harmony and stability as soon as possible. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan continue to provide comprehensive economic and humanitarian support to Afghanistan.

    Also during the meeting, issues of deepening cooperation in the transport and logistics, energy, chemical, industrial sectors and in the field of information security were discussed. In addition, the parties considered issues of interaction in the field of cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

  • The working trip of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Mary and Lebap regions

    Today, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who is on a working trip to Mary region, has held a working meeting on its results.

    Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh.Abdrahmanov, who supervises the fuel and energy complex as well as subordinate institutions of the fuel and energy complex in Mary region and the khyakim of the given region, took part in the meeting.

    Chairman of «Türkmengeologiýa» State Corporation M.Rozyev reported on the tasks outlined in the «Working plan for 2022-2023», result of the exploration work carried out in different parts of the country.  

    The leader of the nation noted an important role given to efficient introduction of scientific achievements in the work of the fuel and energy complex, making an emphasis on the services adjusted on a scientific basis. 

    Further, Chairman of “Türkmengaz” State Concern B.Amanov reported on the work held to modernize gas deposits in various parts of the country, industrial development of new fields, expansion of export routes of the “blue fuel”, recognized as ecologically clean gas in the world. He also expressed his gratitude to the head of the state for continued efforts in development of processing industry in the given sector.

    Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov marked that a huge investment is made in our country in development of the oil and gas industry. The Deputy-Chairman also pointed out that in accordance with the instructions of the head of the state, in all structures of the fuel and energy complex, great attention is paid to the ecological state and level of safety of work. 

    The President made an emphasis on the fact that a huge investment is made in the oil and gas complex of the country and it has a great significance for development of the sector and supply of oil and gas enterprises with necessary equipment, conduction of exploration work, drilling activities and industrial development of new fields. Thus, large-scale projects are implemented by way of development of international cooperation.

    The work carried out by foreign partners, main areas of realization of joint investment projects and development of gas deposit «Galkynysh» were also mentioned.

    Besides it, exploration work and prospecting and drilling activities carried out in the country in accordance with the instruction of the head of the state were also reported.

    With a view of industrial development of oil and gas rich wells the proper work and research activities are carried out with use of digital technologies in deposits. 

    At present, at the giant deposit «Galkynysh» a complex work is carried out to produce, process and transport the “blue fuel”. 

    A large-scale work is carried out in the country to diversify economy, to attach an innovation character to it, and to transform into the digital platform, which would rise not only the productivity of wells but also efficiency of work carried out in the gas deposit «Galkynysh».

    Having heard the reports, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov underlined that optimal solution of tasks in the processing of natural gas and expansion of its export will enable not only to strengthen the national economy but also to establish fruitful international cooperation and made an emphasis on necessity of investment of advanced achievements of world science and practice to this end.

    Having noted importance of use of innovative technologies in realization of measures in the given area, the head of the state gave related executives concrete instructions.

    Further developing on the theme, the leader of the nation told them to make necessary efforts to adjust work in oil and gas enterprises in accordance with the requirements of the time. 

    The head of the state also commissioned them to accelerate the pace of exploration work, complex measures taken to prospect, discover and open new oil and gas deposits. 

    President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made an emphasis on intensification of relations with leading world profile institutions using the opportunity of modern communications systems and digital technologies that will enable to train highly qualified personnel for the oil and gas sector and to hold a scientific experimental work.

    Besides it, one should strengthen the material and technical basis of the fuel and energy complex, including exploration institutions as well as reconstruction of industrial projects, in case of necessity and prepare concrete proposals to attract investment in realization of new projects, the head of the state stated.

    Then, the leader of the nation gave the floor to khyakim of Mary region D.Annaberdiev.

    The head of the regional administration on behalf of the population of the region expressed his gratitude that the leader of the nation has started his working trip with Mary region and has familiarized with implementation of the national Rural Development Program.

    The khyakim reported that guided by instructions of the head of the state, the region plans to expand the acreage of fields under potatoes and gourds and vegetable at the expense of reduction of fields under cotton and increase in its yield. In this connection, the volume of vegetables and gourds produced as well as livestock production in the region will grow. 

    In conclusion, the head of the local administration once again expressed his gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the state support in socio-economic development of regions, improvement of social and living conditions of people, gradual increase in productivity of work of people employed in the sphere of livestock breeding, in particular, sheep and goat breeding.

    Then, having bid a farewell to the gathered, by helicopter the head of the state made a flight in the direction of gas deposit «Malaý», located in Lebap region.

    During the flight, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov enjoyed the wonderful view of Turkmen nature, vast steppe areas of the Garagum that in winter become pastures for the sheep and goats. Especially after the heavy rain, the sand landscape become more beautiful. One should note that rain humidity this time of the year is very good for cultivated areas.

    In some time, the helicopter of the leader of the nation landed at the square near the gas deposit «Malaý». 

    Upon his arrival, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a meeting in which issues related to implementation of the tasks designated in the program for development of oil and gas industry of the country for 2030, modernization of gas deposit «Malaý», and increase in its production capacities were discussed.

    Director of the Institute of Natural Gas of «Türkmengaz» State Concern, who by drawings and charts informed them on research activities conducted to increase in the productivity of deposits of natural gas and results of exploration and discovery of new wells, was the first to take the floor. 

    The leader of the nation stated that as a result of industrial development of newly discovered gas deposits and natural gas mined from them, the volumes of gas reserves of the country grow by 126 billion cubic meters. And it is a noteworthy fact.

    After industrial processing natural gas which is considered a bliss of the Turkmen land, is used in many types of industrial and construction goods, the head of the state underlined. Having taken into account the fact that polyethylene and polypropylene obtained from it are used in production of various goods, including carpets and fertilizers as well as ecologically clean motor transport fuel, Turkmen natural gas is a very valuable and important raw material in industrial manufacture.

    The Chairman of “Türkmengeologiýa» State Corporation in his turn reported on the state of affairs in institutions under his supervision, in particular, geophysical and geological exploration work carried out in different parts of the country as well as their results. In this regard, a great significance is given to modernization of work of the Corporation and introduction of modern achievements of practice in its work.

    Then, the Chairman of «Türkmengaz» State Concern reported that at present, work on industrial development of newly discovered deposits is carried out actively in Mary and Lebap regions.

    Then, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov reported on the work carried out within the framework of realization of the Program for development of oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan for 2030. On behalf of specialists of the fuel and energy complex, the Deputy-Chairman expressed his sincere gratitude to the leader of the nation for a regular control over the work of the fuel and energy complex and related support.

    Summing up the results of the working meeting, held at deposit «Malaý» in Lebap region, the President of the country wished its participants sound health, family wellbeing and successes in their work for the benefit development of our fatherland.

    Then, by his off-highway vehicle, the head of the state made his way to the centre of the Garagum desert. These winter days after heavy rain the flora of the vast area is very attractive. 

    A careful approach to the unique eco-system of the Garagum and creation of favourable ecological conditions in its territory for steppe animals help development of sheep and goats and camel breeding, the leader of the nation notes, underlining that along with it, an opportunity for development of ecological tourism also grows.

    On his way President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a halt at the herd of camels grazed here by the shepherd Aymyrat Pashshykov from peasant association “Ýeňiş” of Sayat district of Lebap region who warmly welcomed the leader of the nation there.

    The President of the country having greeted the shepherd took an interest in his work, the state of the cattle, pastures and family life.

    With pride, the shepherd noted that he work on a lease method and it is very profitable. The shepherd pointed out that the state creates easy terms for all workers of agriculture, including for animal breeders and on behalf of them, expressed his gratitude to the head of the state.

    The leader of the nation noted that our people who have created wise sayings of camels as a symbol of wellbeing and abundance, respected and valued the camel as world treasure. The head of the state underlined that camel hair, milk, chal and agaran have been scientifically proven good for human health.

    As the President of the country marked, in the course of history, camels became close friends of people. Among trade caravans, which passed along the great Silk Road, which for centuries worked as connection between epochs and generations, were numerous camels including the breed of arwana.

    A.Pashshykov said that their significance is still great and care of increase in the head of arwana breed gives positive results. Adding with pride that he has made a good fortune thanks to his engagement in camel breeding. He noted that today his family members live a happy life and expressed his gratitude to the leader of the nation to this end.

    The shepherd was presented with a gift on behalf of the head of the state. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressing the shepherd of camels said that he has a much-respected trade and having wished him great future success, he left the place.

    Then, by helicopter, the head of the state flew in the direction of Turkmenabat city.

  • TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE SPEAKER OF THE UPPER HOUSE OF THE PARLIAMENT OF RUSSIA

    On December 28, 2021, during the visit of the President of Turkmenistan G.M.Berdimuhamedov to the Russian Federation to participate in an informal meeting of the Leaders of the CIS countries in St. Petersburg, there was a telephone conversation with the Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, V.I.Matvienko.

    During the conversation, a wide range of issues of bilateral relations in various fields was discussed. Special attention was paid to the progress of inter-parliamentary cooperation between Turkmenistan and Russia. In this context, the President of Turkmenistan and the Speaker of the Upper House of the Russian Parliament discussed the issues related to preparation and holding of the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of Central Asian Countries and the Russian Federation in Ashgabat in May 2022. In the course of the conversation, the President of Turkmenistan also proposed to explore the possibility of holding a meeting of the Dialogue of Women of Central Asia and Russia in Ashgabat at the same time.

    It was noted that the format of the Women's Dialogue has a great future at the UN level as a platform for interaction in world politics. In this regard, the interlocutors noted the advisability of preparing a special resolution of the UN General Assembly that would emphasize the significance of the Dialogue in increasing the participation of women in state and international activities.

    At the end of the conversation, the President of Turkmenistan warmly congratulated the Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on the coming New Year, wishing her good health and great successes in her state activity.

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP IN THE ECO SPACE AND BEYOND IS HIGHLIGHTED

    At the 15th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization, held on November 28, 2021, the Heads of State and Government of the participating countries reflected their vision of the ECO's work and highlighted the unique geo-economic role of the ECO, which has a positive effect on regional cooperation.

    In his speech, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the essence of interaction between the ECO Member States, united geographically, historically, as well as traditional customs and values. “Our peoples here have centuries-old traditions, valuable experience has been accumulated, which requires its revival, use and enrichment, taking into account modern realities,” President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted.

    He made a special emphasis on the further intensification of trade and economic relations between the countries of this format, which is aimed at increasing the volume and diversification of trade. “In this regard, I consider it expedient to think about creating, on the principles of public-private partnership, specialized ECO business platforms, each of which, in its own direction, could purposefully work in the interests of developing and expanding trade relations between our countries,” the Head of Turkmenistan emphasized.

    The idea of creating effective mechanisms to ensure stable and dynamic growth of trade and investment partnerships has been put forward. In this regard, the expediency of establishing various forms of cooperation in such segments as the production of industrial goods, agriculture, and the service sector was emphasized. In this context, the Head of state highlighted the importance of economic interaction with the use of high, primarily digital technologies, and the widespread use of electronic trading platforms.

    Stating the importance of enhancing cooperation in medicine and health care, the President of Turkmenistan noted the advisability of establishing, within the framework of the ECO, systemic channels for the exchange of experience, methods and best practices in the field of combating dangerous infectious diseases. “Economic cooperation in the ECO space should be accompanied by the expansion of interaction in the cultural and humanitarian sphere,” said President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

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