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Oven-baked buns are a specialty in NW. China's Xinjiang. A Uygur teacher at a kindergarten in Xinjiang's Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture is teaching kids to make the Xinjiang specialty.

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On 19 May 2022, H.E. Heidi Grau, Ambassador of Switzerland to Georgia, and Danielle Meuwly, Regional Director of Cooperation, presented a new Swiss Cooperation Programme for the South Caucasus 2022-2025. The Programme is a flagship document which defines the key priority areas of Swiss engagement for the period of 2022-2025. The event brought together the representatives of the Government, international and national partners and implementing agencies.

Switzerland, through its Cooperation Office in the South Caucasus with the regional office in Tbilisi, will implement the regional Cooperation Programme in the course of four years, 2022-2025. The focus of the Swiss engagement will be on four key areas: 1) promoting civic engagement and cooperation in the region, 2) strengthening democracy and public institutions, 3) improving economic development and creation of decent jobs, and 4) strengthening climate resilience and sustainable resource management. Gender equality and good governance will be considered in all relevant projects.

Switzerland is currently supporting more than 20 projects most of which kicked off within the framework of the previous Swiss Cooperation Strategy 2017-2021. At the end of 2021, as a result of Swiss-funded projects, more than 150’000 beneficiaries received additional incomes from agriculture, which amounted to about USD 34 million. Digital infrastructure was created in 63 municipalities, making digital public services available for about 1.5 million residents. Important analytical work on gender impact assessments and gender pay gap was undertaken to promote gender equality, for example.

The new Cooperation Programme 2022-2025 will build on past achievements and continue to make an effective contribution to the country's development pathways by initiating new projects in priority areas. In Georgia, Switzerland will continue strengthening the country’s economy by providing support to the agriculture sector, focusing on rural SMEs, women’s economic development in rural areas and vocational education and training related to agriculture. Governance, including migration, and local economic development will remain key areas of Swiss intervention. The Programme will also continue to pursue better climate adaptation and natural resource management focusing on forestry. Apart from these thematic focuses, Switzerland will further engage in conflict prevention, peace promotion, and strengthen human rights. It will also finance small initiatives by local NGOs on topics such as gender equality, environment and climate change, inclusiveness and digitalization. Moreover, Switzerland will support the local Georgian art scene by financing cultural projects, as part of a regional art and culture program. The overall budget for Georgia amounts to CHF 34 million.

Swiss engagement in the South Caucasus dates back to 1988 and has expanded ever since through strong bilateral interventions in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The regional Cooperation Office  in Tbilisi was opened in 1996. The overall Swiss investment in development cooperation in the region has so far amounted to CHF 200 million.

Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia

 

Published in Economics

Общий объем капитальных вложений, освоенных в Туркменистане за январь-апрель 2022 года, составил 7,8 млрд. манатов. За первые четыре месяца года в стране было зарегистрировано 492 новых хозяйствующих субъекта, в которых создано около 1,7 тысячи рабочих мест. Такие цифры были озвучены в ходе проведенного в четверг президентом Сердаром Бердымухамедовым совещании с членами правительства в формате видеоконференции.

На заседании, ключевыми темами которого стали эффективное освоение инвестиций и создание условий для повышения трудовой занятости населения, отмечалось, что за январь-апрель 59% всех капвложений пришлось на социальную сферу, 41% – на развитие промышленного потенциала страны.

Вице-премьеры доложили главе государства о ведущейся в подотчетных им отраслях деятельности по расширению производственной базы и увеличению количества рабочих мест. В частности, значительный рост показателей трудоустройства отмечен в промышленном секторе за счет открытия новых предприятий.

Тем не менее, президент сказал, что предстоит еще многое сделать в этой области, и эта работа связана с дальнейшим развитием регионов страны, ее индустриальной диверсификацией и цифровизацией.

В этом контексте глава государства обозначил основные задачи по созданию рабочих мест, рациональному использованию природных ресурсов, стимулированию бизнес-активности, привлечению внутренних и внешних инвестиций, что в целом будет способствовать повышению экономической конкурентоспособности Туркменистана.

 

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Делегация Туркменистана при ОБСЕ провела встречу с президентом Парламентской ассамблеи Организации по безопасности и сотрудничеству в Европе Маргаретой Седерфельт. В ходе встречи были затронуты вопросы, стоящие на повестке дня ОБСЕ, в частности ситуация в Афганистане и реформирование организации.

Обсуждались вопросы практической реализации инициатив Туркменистана в контексте реформирования ОБСЕ, в числе которых подготовка Единой стратегии организации в области безопасности, разработка комплексной экологической программы ОБСЕ, создание Совета по устойчивой энергетике и Комиссии по транспортной политике. Стороны обговорили вопросы дальнейшего укрепления связей туркменского парламента с Парламентской ассамблеей ОБСЕ.

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Председатель верхней палаты туркменского парламента Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов награжден высшей государственной наградой Республики Татарстан Российской Федерации – орденом «За заслуги перед Татарстаном», пишет сегодня официальная пресса.

Церемония вручения состоялась в резиденции президента РТ в четверг. Согласно указу главы Татарстана, награда вручена председателю Халк Маслахаты Милли Генгеша за особые заслуги в укреплении дружбы и сотрудничества между Туркменистаном и Республикой Татарстан.

На церемонии Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов подчеркнул, что принять данную награду для него – большая честь, которую он воспринимает как знак большого уважения братского Татарстана к Туркменистану и туркменскому народу.

Глава верхней палаты туркменского парламента отметил, что на сегодняшний день Туркменистан и Татарстан сотрудничают по самому широкому сектору направлений, и Ашхабад готов продолжить развивать взаимовыгодное двустороннее партнерство во всех отраслях.

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WUYISHAN, Fujian, May 20 (Xinhua) -- How to weave a model of China's Tiangong space station using bamboo? And how long does it take? A bamboo weaving master from east China's Fujian shows the process.

 

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On 19 and 20 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili will participate in the 132nd Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe. According to the administration of the MFA of Georgia
The Georgian Foreign Minister will address the participants of the session within the framework of the Ministerial. Ilia Darchiashvili will hold meetings with the foreign ministers of the member states of the organization, as well as with the high-ranking officials of the Council of Europe.
The 132nd Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe, chaired by the Italian Republic, is hosted by Turin.

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President Salome Zourabichvili gifted books from the personal library of Elene Akhvlediani to the Museum of Books of the Ilia Chavchavadze National Parliamentary Library on International Museum Day.

According to the administration of the President of Georgia, the books, which were purchased personally by the President, include: Du “Cubisme” by Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger and Les Peintres Cubistes by Guillaume Apollinaire.

During the event, the President stated that “these two important books bring us closer to European culture and show how much we had merged with it before the Soviet Union and Soviet pressure separated us from Europe. We are returning to this path now and as a sign of that I want to give you these two books.”

Levan Taktakishvili, Director of the Library Resources Department of the NPLG, noted the number of materials gifted by President Zourabichvili in the library: “We received many gifts from Mme. Zourabichvili dating back to before her presidency. The archives of her parents, of her husband are in the library. It was Mme. Zourabichvili who awarded the Order of National Hero to Mikha Khelashvili. We’re always ready to seek more and more interesting material.”

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