A meeting of heads of the Foreign Ministries of the Caspian states has opened in Ashgabat. Rashid Meredov met his colleagues arriving at the building of the Foreign Ministry. The first to arrive was Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who held a bilateral meeting with Meredov on the sidelines of the forum.
Then came Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov, Foreign Minister of Iran Hussein Amir Abdullahian, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tleuberdi.
Each of them was photographed with a handshake, after which the delegations and media representatives proceeded to the meeting room.
POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS WERE HELD BETWEEN THE MINISTRIES OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN AND SAUDI ARABIAFriday, 24 June 2022 15:43
On June 23, 2022, political consultations were held in Ashgabat between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The delegation of Turkmenistan was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs B.G. Myatiev, the delegation of Saudi Arabia - by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Waleed Abdulkareem El-Khereiji.
During the consultations, the parties discussed key aspects of bilateral cooperation in the political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres, as well as current international issues.
It was noted with satisfaction that Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia are developing a wide and multi-level political and diplomatic dialogue on strengthening regional and world stability, countering such challenges and threats as terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, and other types of illegal activities, are stepping up joint efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, the importance of mutual support within the framework of major international organizations, primarily the UN, was emphasized. It was noted that Saudi Arabia invariably supports the international initiatives of Turkmenistan and is a co-author of many of them. In turn, Turkmenistan also provides support to Saudi Arabia, including on a number of draft resolutions of the General Assembly put forward by this country, as well as in the nomination of Saudi candidates to various UN structures.
A separate topic of discussion was the creation and development of the necessary conditions for attracting investment in various sectors of the economy of Turkmenistan, the implementation of promising infrastructure projects, and industrial cooperation. In particular, it was noted that there are great opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in such areas as petrochemistry and gas chemistry. In this regard, the value of the accumulated experience of cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Saudi Fund for Development was noted.
The parties stressed the importance of further developing cultural and scientific ties, continuing the traditions of holding mutual Days of Culture, and expanding the humanitarian dialogue between the two fraternal peoples.
At the consultations, it was especially emphasized that the official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Saudi Arabia, preparations for which are currently in full swing, will serve as a powerful impetus for the strengthening and qualitative enrichment of bilateral ties.
Then the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov.
During the conversation, the parties exchanged views on a wide range of bilateral relations, as well as on the regional and global agenda. It was noted that Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia are making a great positive contribution to ensuring peace and stability in Central Asia and the Middle East, are pursuing a responsible and far-sighted line aimed at normalizing and stabilizing global processes. The interlocutors agreed to continue the political and diplomatic dialogue, close cooperation in determining approaches to topical issues of world politics.
The head of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry informed the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia that Turkmenistan had decided to support the candidacy of Saudi Arabia as the venue for the World Expo 2030 and was ready to assist in the preparation of this important global event.
President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimukhamedov, at the head of a high-ranking delegation of political and economic officials, will arrive in Tehran on Tuesday evening (June 14) for a two-day visit on the official invitation of his Iranian counterpart, Syed Ibrahim Raisi, the Mehr news agency reported on Monday.
As a result of the meeting of the head of Turkmenistan with the President of Iran and extended negotiations with the participation of government delegations of the two countries, it is planned to sign many documents on cooperation and a memorandum of understanding on the most important issues, Mehr reports.
The possibility of desalination and water supply from the Caspian Sea to Ashgabat will be studied in TurkmenistanThursday, 09 June 2022 19:32
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov instructed to study the possibilities of building desalination plants and supplying water from the Caspian Sea to Ashgabat.
The task was given to Deputy Prime Minister Annageldy Yazmyradov during a working meeting on the state of affairs in the agricultural sector and water issues, which the head of state held via videoconference on Wednesday.
The President also instructed to establish a government commission headed by Yazmyradov and including in its composition the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, the State Committee of Water Management, the Supreme Control Chamber, scientific institutions, regional administrations, etc.
Serdar Berdimuhamedov pointed out the need to check the channels of the Amu Darya, the Karakum River and other rivers for their condition and fullness in order to eliminate the factors interfering with this, to clean and concreting channels and watercourses.
Президент Сердар Бердымухамедов поручил изучить возможности строительства опреснительных установок и подачи воды из Каспийского моря в Ашхабад.
Задание было дано вице-премьеру Аннагельды Язмырадову во время рабочего совещания по положению дел в сельскохозяйственной сфере и водным вопросам, которое глава государства провел в режиме видеоконференции в среду.
Президент также дал поручение учредить правительственную комиссию под началом Язмырадова и с включением в ее состав руководства Министерства сельского хозяйства и охраны окружающей среды, Государственного комитета водного хозяйства, Высшей контрольной палаты, научных учреждений, региональных администраций и др.
Сердар Бердымухамедов указал на необходимость проверки русел Амударьи, Каракум-реки и других рек, на предмет их состояния и наполняемости с целью устранить мешающие этому факторы, провести очистку и бетонирование каналов и водотоков.
Today in Ashgabat at the Archabil Hotel in a hybrid format, the Central Asian Readiness Dialogue on Climate Finance through Collaboration and Partnership was held as part of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Closing Conference, dedicated to discussing regional financing mechanisms and strengthening of the capacity building and dialogue of the Central Asian countries.
The main goal of the Readiness Project is to ensure the readiness of Turkmenistan to interact with the Green Climate Fund and establish key mechanisms to govern and coordinate climate action and finance to engage with the GCF systematically and effectively.
The closing conference was attended by representatives of national bodies from the countries of Central Asia, international and expert community, development finance institutions and non-profit organizations to discuss the readiness of countries for climate finance, new initiatives for capacity building, regional interaction and new project ideas. Within the framework of the conference, the ongoing efforts by Central Asian countries and partners, as well as new opportunities for the creation of conditions for strengthening the climate finance flow at the regional level were considered.
The Regional Conference is organized with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan and the Green Climate Fund within the framework of Programme “NDA Strengthening and Country Programming support for Turkmenistan and initiating a Regional Approach to Climate Action”.
Creating a favorable investment climate in government and business circles, ensuring environmental protection and energy security are a solid foundation for the sustainable development of the oil and gas sector of Turkmenistan, - said Ambassador, Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat John MacGregor, speaking at the plenary session of the international forum "Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan – 2022”. The event takes place on March 29-30 at the Yildyz hotel in the capital.
There are numerous OSCE commitments related to elements of economic and environmental security. Good governance at all levels implies a clear, transparent and predictable economic policy framework, legal framework and legislation that ensures business prosperity and investor confidence. After all, it is investments - foreign and domestic - that create the necessary conditions for sustainable and environmentally friendly economic growth, increase employment and improve living standards throughout the OSCE region, the ambassador noted.
Meanwhile, today the global energy sector is redirected towards zero carbon emissions and addressing the urgent problem of the vulnerability of energy networks to man-made and natural disasters. This topic has been repeatedly discussed by the OSCE participating States, and our organization adopted a number of important documents to regulate them, J. MacGregor stressed.
The Government of Turkmenistan is a reliable partner of the OSCE in the practical implementation of these commitments. Relevant national legislation, including the Law of Turkmenistan on Public-Private Partnerships and the Law of Turkmenistan on Foreign Investments, act as an effective regulatory and protective mechanism for investors. The OSCE Center, in turn, takes an active part in the implementation of e-business and e-commerce projects in Turkmenistan, supports public-private partnerships aimed at improving the business-investment climate.
The organization's experts are involved in improving the regulatory framework for small and medium-sized enterprises, strengthening the environmental protection system, the emergency response program in the oil and gas sector, promoting research in the field of renewable energy sources and national energy security policy and energy diplomacy, said in his speech, the head of the Ashgabat OSCE Center.
A seminar on the preparation and conduct of elections, the organization of electoral processes began its work in AshgabatWednesday, 02 March 2022 11:39
A seminar on the topic “Elections and OSCE Commitments” was held at the Garagum Hotel of the capital, which was held for members of the public and the media by the Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat, Ambassador John McGregor.
The seminar was attended by representatives of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, the Central Commission for Elections and Referendums in Turkmenistan, the Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan, representatives of a number of ministries, departments and public organizations, as well as representatives of the country's media.
Thanking the OSCE Ambassador in Ashgabat for organizing a series of seminars, Deputy Chairman of the Central Commission for Elections and Referendums in Turkmenistan A.Gandymov emphasized that the current meeting is important and will be useful for the representatives of government departments participating in it, will contribute to the exchange of experience in ensuring electoral rights and freedoms of citizens.
Ambassador John McGregor then elaborated on the international legal documents governing the activities and commitments of the OSCE in elections.
At the end of the session, John McGregor said, “it was a great pleasure to have a meeting today dedicated to the election-related commitment of the OSCE. Speaking about the upcoming March 12 elections, I would like to wish them to go well and at a high organizational level. In conclusion, I would like to note that it was a pleasure to meet and talk with people who are connected with this process.”
On January 26, 2022, in the Turkmen capital, at the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Turkmen land - the center of cultural values of world popularity" began its work.
Members of the Government, leaders and representatives of the Halk Maslakhaty and the Mejlis of Milli Gengesh, ministries and departments, public organizations, scientific and educational sphere, scientists and students attended the opening ceremony and plenary session of the forum, which took place in the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Foreign members of the International Association of Turkmen Alabay from a number of countries joined the conference via digital system.
A video clip dedicated to the national historical and cultural heritage, archaeological findings and traditional ancient ornaments preceded the opening ceremony of the forum.
An exhibition of arts and crafts was placed in the exhibition hall of the CCI; elegant yurts “ak öý” were installed. Here are examples of pottery, tapestries, carpets and rugs, jewelry. On special sites one can see the best representatives of the Turkmen Alabay breed.
A special place at the exhibition is given to the books of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The plenary session of the scientific and practical conference is devoted to such topics as the development and popularization of the experience of national dog breeding, the peculiarities of the upbringing and breeding of the Turkmen Alabay, archaeological finds, ornaments and patterns of carpets and rugs, which reflected the image of the Alabay, etc.
As the speakers noted, such international platforms not only bring together specialists in the field of cynology, but also contribute to the expansion of a mutually enriching dialogue between countries and peoples in the cultural and humanitarian sphere.
In the speeches of foreign participants, the emphasis was placed on world cultural values, which emphasized that the Turkmen land is the center of ancient civilizations and cultural values of world significance. As noted, the Turkmen people have been making a significant contribution to the spiritual and cultural development of humankind for thousands of years.
Foreign cynologists emphasized that the creation of the International Association of Turkmen Alabay with headquarters in Ashgabat, on the initiative of the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, was a landmark event.
During the work of the first section "Archaeology, intangible cultural heritage and carpet art - the property of universal culture", held at the Turkmen State Institute of Culture, the participants noted the unique national schools that have accumulated over the centuries and have accumulated the richest experience associated with Akhal-Teke horse breeding, breeding of Alabays, as well as with the dutar - a bright brand of national culture.
The second section "Brave Turkmen Alabay - an amazing gift of fertile nature" was held in the building of the International Association of Turkmen Alabay. Presentations were made here on the fidelity and courage of the Alabay - a defender, a symbol of an indomitable will to win, physical strength and good spiritual strength.
On January 27, the conference will continue its work at the Magtymguly Turkmen State University, at the National Carpet Museum and at the Center for Public Organizations of Turkmenistan, where sections will be held on the topics “Brave Turkmen Alabay - a living memory of the times”, “Artistic embodiment of Turkmen Alabay in carpet and arts and crafts ".
A separate section will be devoted to numerous unique works of the head of state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, which are a source of inspiration and guidance in the study of the primordial national values of the Turkmen people.
Today, on December 11, the International Conference “Peace and Trust Policy – Basis of International Security, Stability and Development” in honor of the 26th anniversary of the permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan and International Neutrality Day took place in Turkmen capital.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated to the International Forum in Ashgabat.
The event was attended by the heads of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh (National Council), Deputy Chairpersons of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, heads of the ministries and agencies of the country, leaders of the reputable international organizations, the heads of the diplomatic missions and representations of the international organizations working in Ashgabat, rectors of the higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan, the heads and representatives of the local media, as well as foreign journalists accredited in Turkmenistan.
In his speech President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov underlined that the principles of peacefulness, trust, openness to dialogue are inherent in the foundation of Turkmenistan’s foreign policy – permanent Neutrality. We are proud to say that we are implementing our neutrality for the benefit of universal development and progress and the fulfillment of the program objectives of the UN, the Leader of the Nation added.
In addition, President of Turkmenistan emphasized the need to form a new philosophy of international relations based on clearly defined political criteria, healthy and strong pragmatism, and universally recognized and comprehensible human values.
The participants of the Conference listened to the presentations of the Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization H.Noziri, Secretary General of the Organization of the Turkic States B.Amreyev, Secretary General of the International Organization of the Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) D.Kaseinov, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Central Asia, the Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia N.Gherman, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan D.Shlapachenko and the Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat J.MacGregor.
The speakers noted that taking into account its neutral status Turkmenistan intends to further strengthen mutually beneficial partnership with international and regional structures.
As is known, the initiative to hold the current forum belongs to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. Being the final event of the International Year of Peace and Trust, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly, this multilateral forum has become a kind of accord for joint actions aimed at restoration of a culture of peace, trust and friendly dialogue in the relations between the countries of the world.
Following the International Forum of Peace and Trust the solid package of documents which counts 26 multilateral acts had been signed.
International Conference continued in plenary sessions.