Presidents of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan held talks on the Turkmen shore of the Caspian Sea

Published in World
Wednesday, 14 December 2022 15:24

President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov held the meeting with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, who arrived in the Avaza national tourist zone to participate in the first Turkmen-Azerbaijan- Türkiye Summit.

Having discussed issues of Turkmen-Azerbaijan cooperation, interlocutors underlined the mutual interest of the sides in the strengthening of age-old good neighbourhood relations and further progressive development of mutually beneficial cooperation, which has entered its new stage.

During the talks, it was underlined that both sides actively develop bilateral relations and efficiently interact in the international arena, in the platform of largest organizations and important regional structures.

Closeness of views and positions of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan on topical aspects of intentional life, their active position in search of optimal solution to global problems of modernity was also marked.

During the meeting, heads of two states discussed the course of implementation of earlier reached agreements. The future of expansion of cooperation in the sphere of energy security as well as creation of joint transit transport infrastructures was considered, taking into account the favourable geographical location of neighbouring countries, which possess enormous reserves of hydrocarbon resources.

In this connection, the topicality of the Ashgabat Memorandum of Mutual Understating between the Governments of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Azerbaijan on joint exploration, exploitation and development of the hydrocarbon field of “Dostluk’ in the Caspian sea signed in January of the past year was pointed out.

Having noted that the fuel and energy complex was and remains to be the most important areas of mutually beneficial cooperation, the heads of the friendly country fully supported the proposal of the Turkmen side on necessity of further development of partnership in these most important areas.

Along with that, importance of further expansion and strengthening of relations in education, science, culture, healthcare and other socially significant areas was also stressed.

Kazakhstan has ratified the agreement on the maritime state border with Turkmenistan on the Caspian Sea

Published in Economics
Thursday, 03 November 2022 15:26

The law on ratification of the agreement with Turkmenistan on the delimitation of the Turkmen-Kazakh state border on the Caspian Sea and the delimitation of adjacent fishing zones was signed on Wednesday by the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The agreement between the countries was signed in Ashgabat in October 2021, the press service of the head of Kazakhstan reports.

The document regulates the demarcation according to the principle of the median line – this method is followed in modern international maritime law to divide the spaces between States with opposite or adjacent coasts. The ratification of the treaty will create favorable conditions for the realization of sovereign rights to subsurface use and fishing of aquatic biological resources, and will also expand good-neighborly relations between the parties.

In addition, the agreement will complete the process of delimitation of the state border of Kazakhstan on the southern borders and will become the first document in history legally fixing the state borders on the Caspian Sea between coastal states, the press service said.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discussed the organization of the meeting of the heads of parliaments of the Caspian countries

Published in Politics
Thursday, 03 November 2022 15:25

Chairman of the upper chamber of the Turkmen parliament Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discussed the organization of a meeting of the heads of parliaments of the Caspian region with the head of the State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin, according to the website of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

The head of the Halk Maslahaty of Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, who is on a working visit to Moscow, accepted the invitation of the Chairman of the State Duma to participate in a meeting at which the parties will consider key issues of interregional cooperation, and noted the need to specify the formats of work between the Caspian countries.

It is expected that the meeting of the heads of parliaments of the Caspian region will be held in Baku in 2023.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, in turn, invited Vyacheslav Volodin to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Turkmen-Russian University in Ashgabat in 2023.

"We would be happy to lay the foundation of a new university together with you next year. Here we need your help in studying legal issues, as well as what faculties, directions, specialties are needed," the chairman of the upper chamber of the Turkmen parliament said. Vyacheslav Volodin accepted the invitation, the website of the State Duma reports.

A proposal was put forward to establish a Business Cooperation Council of the Caspian countries

Published in World
Thursday, 30 June 2022 14:36

International business, financial institutions are attentive and interested in the Caspian region, understand its potential and geo-economic value, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted at the IV Caspian Summit, which brought together leaders of coastal states in Ashgabat on Wednesday.

There is every opportunity to provide good conditions for entrepreneurship, free it from obsolete barriers and obstacles and make the Caspian attractive for serious and long-term investments, the Turkmen leader believes. Speaking about the transport significance of the Caspian Sea, the head of state expressed the opinion that it is possible to set an ambitious but realistic goal of turning it into an integral part of the revival of the Great Silk Road.

Serdar Berdimuhamedov also touched upon the issue of industrial cooperation between the Caspian countries, which have vast natural resources, industrial and technological potential. Their unification, creation of partnership production lines, integration corridors is a hot topic of cooperation. And private business is called upon to play an important role in this. In this regard, a proposal was put forward to establish the Business Cooperation Council of the Caspian countries as an independent platform, that is, without state interference.

The possibility of desalination and water supply from the Caspian Sea to Ashgabat will be studied in Turkmenistan

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Thursday, 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.



Published in Economics
Friday, 28 January 2022 11:54

Today, on January 27, the fourth meeting of the Joint Working Group was held to develop and approve an agreement between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on joint exploration, elaboration and development of hydrocarbon resources of the Dostluk field in the Caspian Sea.

Members of the Working Group from the Turkmen and Azerbaijani sides attended the meeting that was held online.

During the meeting, the co-chairs of the Working Group made speeches, relevant information from the leaders of the Expert Groups was heard, and the draft protocol of the 4th meeting of the Joint Working Group was discussed.

The speakers noted with satisfaction the progress achieved in the joint work of the parties. As part of today's discussions, the parties also reached an understanding on the soonest agreement on the relevant annexes of the Joint Agreement.

Expert groups were instructed to intensify work on the preparation and approval of draft relevant documents affecting the interests of a potential contractor-investor.

Following the result of the meeting, the Protocol was signed.



Published in World
Monday, 24 August 2020 19:11

On August 22, 2020, the tenth meeting of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan of sixth convocation took place in the format of a videoconference.  

The heads of profile ministries and departments of the country, as well as the representatives of the mass media participated to the session.  During the session, the drafts Resolutions of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan on adopting a number of laws and joining various important international legal documents, including the modernization of the legislative base of the country were considered.  

In the framework of the meeting, the draft Resolutions of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan “On Ratification of the Amendment to the 2016 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer,” “On Joining the 1999 Agreement on the Protection of Afro-Eurasian Migratory Wetland Birds,” “On Joining the 1983 Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals,” “On Ratification of the Protocol on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context to the 2018 Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea,” “On Ratification of the 1975 European Agreement on Main International Traffic Arteries, on Ratification of the 1985 European Agreement on Main International Railway Lines,” “On Ratification of the 1991 European Agreement on Important International Combined Transport Lines and Related Installations,” “On Ratification of the European Agreement supplementing the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic,” “On Ratification of the European Agreement supplementing the 1968 Convention on Road Signs and Signals,” “On Ratification of the Protocol on Road Markings to the European Agreement supplementing the 1968 Convention on Road Signs and Signals,” “On Joining to the 2013 Marrakech Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled,” “On Joining to the 1961 International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations” have been considered. 

The drafts Resolutions on joining the international legal documents submitted for consideration at the successive session of the Mejlis of sixth convocation were unanimously approved and adopted.    


Chairmanship Declaration on the results of the First Caspian Economic Forum

Published in Economics
Thursday, 15 August 2019 15:32

On August 11-12, 2019, the First Caspian Economic Forum was held in Turkmenbashi city, Turkmenistan.

        Various international events were organized in the framework of the Forum, on the outcomes of which the following was stated:

        The role of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea signed by the Heads of States of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan on the results of the Fifth Caspian Summit held in the city of Aktau, Kazakhstan on August 12, 2019 which creates the conditions for the advancement of cooperation between the Caspian region to a qualitatively new partnership level was underlined;

Recognized that the Agreement between the Governments of the Caspian Littoral States on Trade-Economic Cooperation and the Agreement between the Caspian Littoral States on Cooperation in the field of Transport contribute to further strengthening and development of collaboration between the littoral states in the economic sphere;  

Noted that the Caspian Economic Forum platform can become a vital form of cooperation aimed at providing economic growth in the region and beyond its borders;

The necessityof increasing the potential in the area of trade and investment policy, as well as easing the trade process and export supplies potential for the benefit of trade and investments in the Caspian region is highlighted;

It is recognized that the countries of the Caspian region and all the stakeholders, including the private sector, associations and academic circles can maintain active dialogue on the issues of leading practice and measures related to the implementation of goals for ensuring development of economic contacts;

The significance of active participation and assistance on the part of international and financial institutions in the development of international economic cooperation in the Caspian was stated;

The need to unite the efforts for the attainment of considerable potential of the Caspian littoral states’ economic sectors was accepted;  

Based on the above-mentioned, the implementation of the following actions is recommended:


  1. Take the necessary steps for the enhancement of attractiveness of the Caspian littoral states’ economies with the aim of further active integration of the Caspian region in the international economic space.
  2. Encourage the attraction of investments and stimulate innovations in the energy, industry, transport, trade and other spheres of the Caspian littoral states’ economies.
  3. Ensure further strengthening of regional cooperation in such areas as social and economic development, environment protection, science and innovations, exchange of economic information.
  4. Strengthen cooperation and coordination between the Caspian region and the United Nations’ system, including the regional UN commissions.
  5. Hold the Caspian Economic Forums on regular basis in the littoral cities of the Caspian states.


The participants of the Forum expressed gratitude to the Government of Turkmenistan for high-level organization of the Frist Caspian Economic Forum and hospitality shown. 


                                Turkmenbashi city, Turkmenistan

August 12, 2019

President of Turkmenistan offers to establish the Caspian Sea Innovative and Technological

Published in Economics
Thursday, 15 August 2019 14:37

Speaking during the International Caspian Forum, the President of Turkmenistan emphasized that the decisive condition for the successful economic development of the Caspian region, its integration into the world economic relations as a competitive and promising participant is reliance on science, intelligence. The rapid technological breakthrough observed today, in fact, changes the usual aspect of geoeconomics, the quality and level of managerial decisions, the very content of global economic processes.

“To integrate into these trends, and even to influence them here in our region - this task should be considered as one of the priorities for the development of the Caspian region”, the President of Turkmenistan noted.

“It is necessary to pay paramount importance to the creation of a systemic technological component, allocating the necessary funds, mobilizing the intellectual, organizational potential”, emphasized President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. “We should consistently fill our cooperation with innovative meanings so that they determine the vectors of the future development of the region, its economy and social sphere”.

As a first step, the President of Turkmenistan called for reasonability to establish a real base platform for the technological and innovative start. In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov suggested to create an international innovation and technology center, which can be called the “Innovative City of the Caspian Sea”. This laboratory of ideas will provide a platform for scientists, specialists, representatives of fundamental and applied science from the Caspian littoral states and other countries can work together to create a new technological structure for the Caspian Sea, develop models for innovative cooperation, advances solutions to a wide range of issues on the Caspian Sea - energy, industrial, logistic, infrastructural, environmental areas.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that all activities on the Caspian Sea should be based on scientific research, accompanied by technological developments. The Turkmen leader also spoke about the necessity to create the Digital Economy cluster under the Innovative City of the Caspian Sea.

The state news agency of Turkmenistan

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov: The Caspian Sea’s energy resources should serve as a basis for regional economic development

Published in Economics
Thursday, 15 August 2019 14:26

Today, we should focus our efforts on tackling practical tasks of the Caspian Sea development, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, speaking at the International Conference entitled ‘The Caspian Sea: Development of International Economic Cooperation”.

The head of state set an important task of giving powerful impetus to energy cooperation.

- The Caspian Sea is extraordinary rich in hydrocarbon resources; its vast untapped offshore and onshore reserves, if used effectively, can lend strong impetus to the dynamic and sustainable growth of the littoral states’ national economies and those of their neighboring countries and provide everything necessary to build new production and industrial facilities, the Turkmen leader said.

The Caspian Sea’s energy resources should serve as a basis for the region’s economic development, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed.

The head of state emphasized that this will lead to job creation, quality-of-life improvements for the people, and will ensure building social facilities, such as schools, kindergartens, and hospitals.

The industrial development, which depends, to a large extent, on increased hydrocarbon production, can substantially change the entire economic landscape in this part of the world and integrate the Caspian Sea into the global economic space as an equal and effective partner, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

The state news agency of Turkmenistan

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