On the 5th of March 2020, the successive briefing in participation of the heads and representatives of the diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs V.Hajiyev and the Minister of Healthcare and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan N.Amannepesov gave speeches during the briefing on the measures carried out in Turkmenistan for preventing the importation to the country of the acute dangerous infectious diseases, particularly the coronavirus COVID-19.
It was noted that under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, all the necessary measures on the prevention of the dangerous infectious diseases are being implemented in the country. This work is conducted in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization, taking into consideration the national legislation of Turkmenistan.
As it was announced earlier, the Extraordinary Commission on combatting the spread of diseases was established in January of the current year. The participants of the briefing were informed that not a single case or a suspected coronavirus is detected in Turkmenistan.
During the speeches, it was underlined that Turkmenistan stands for timely informing and training of the population, including the expansion of epidemiological surveillance. The necessary measures are taken in the country on the provision with the medicines and medical tools.
It was also noted that the Government of Turkmenistan is taking all the steps for effective and uninterrupted functioning of overland, railway, air and water transport.
Then the meeting continued in question-and-answer format. During the briefing, the participants thanked the Turkmen side for conducting the event and stated the responsible approach of Turkmenistan to the given matter.
- GENERAL INFORMATION
The attention of national and international media to the Southeastern region of Turkey has increased due to Operation Spring Shield launched by Turkish Armed Forces in Idlib. In this respect, a press accreditation center has been located at Cilvegözü Border Gate in Reyhanlı/Hatay.
Members of the press who wish to cover the developments in Idlib should be accreditated for carrying out journalistic activities in the secured areas to be determined by the related authorities.
- Members of the national press should apply by legibly filling in the enclosed accreditation form, bringing a copy of their press card (Media members without this press card should apply with a letter of authorization from their media organization and a copy of their official ID cards.) and the photo as jpeg format.
- Resident members of the foreign press in Turkey should apply by legibly filling in the enclosed accreditation form, bringing a copy of their press card and the photo as jpeg format.
- Members of the foreign press coming from abroad should apply by legibly filling in the enclosed accreditation form, bringing a copy of their local press card together with a letter of authorization from their media organization, a copy of their passport and the photo as jpeg format.
Press members need to collect their accreditation cards in person by submitting an ID document at the Accreditation Center.
Working Hours of the Press Accreditation Center:
Every day between 09:30-17:00 hrs
Within the framework of the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s visit to Georgia, Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani held a bilateral meeting with his Armenian counterpart, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
Discussions focused on a broad spectrum of issues on the agenda of Georgia-Armenia relations, including in the political, trade and economic areas and people-to-people contacts. The two ministers positively appraised the Armenian Prime Minister’s official visit to Georgia to outline various plans for the development of bilateral partnership.
Paying special attention to co-operation between Georgia and Armenia in multilateral formats, the sides agreed to work closely to develop people-to-people contacts and signed a memorandum of cooperation in this area.
Discussions also focused on efforts to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus.
The Ministers expressed their satisfaction at the increasing dynamics of exchanging visits and agreed to further maintain close contacts.