THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN TOOK PART IN THE HIGH-LEVEL MEETING "CHINA - CENTRAL ASIA"

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Wednesday, 26 January 2022 12:07

On January 25, 2022, an online summit was held on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries of Central Asia and China, convened at the initiative of the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping.

At the beginning of the event, a video was shown highlighting the key moments of friendship and the main achievements of cooperation between China and the Central Asian states over the past 30 years.

Then, President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping made a speech and praised China's strategic partnership with the countries of this region in all areas of effective interaction.

Further, President of the PRC Xi Jinping invited the heads of the five states of Central Asia to speak separately. Then the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan K. Tokayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic S. Zhaparov, President of the Republic of Tajikistan E. Rahmon, President of Turkmenistan G. Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh. Mirziyoyev spoke.

In his speech, the Head of Turkmenistan, emphasizing the centuries-old connection of the countries and peoples of this region with China, noted that the very fact of holding today's summit testifies to the importance attached to relations between the countries of Central Asia and the People's Republic of China, understanding the importance of steadily strengthening our friendship and cooperation.

The Great Silk Road, which passed through the territory of Central Asia from China, became a factor in the development and progress of the entire world civilization, where a huge and unique experience of interaction, good neighborliness, exchange of knowledge, achievements in science and culture was accumulated, the Leader of the Nation added.

As it was specifically stated during the meeting, today the cooperation of our countries has a noticeable constructive impact on ensuring global peace and stability. In this context, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that Turkmenistan considers the People's Republic of China and the countries of Central Asia as its key partners and like-minded people in the effective implementation of the new philosophy in international practice - "Dialogue is a guarantee of peace".

The importance of the combined potential, powerful resource, industrial, technological base of the countries, which open up huge prospects for cooperation in the economy, where one of its priorities is the fuel and energy sector, was especially noted.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov put forward the strategic gas pipeline Turkmenistan-China, passing through the territory of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as an example of truly partnership relations based on equality, awareness of multilateral benefits.

The presence of objective mutual interests of the parties in the development of cooperation in the transport sector was also emphasized. It was noted that the project "Revival of the Great Silk Road" put forward by the Turkmen side, in its philosophy and geo-economic meaning, is associated with the Chinese global initiative "One Belt - One Road".

The importance of strengthening cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, education, sports, enhancing the state of scientific and cultural ties also became a separate topic of discussion during the summit.

The parties, among other things, paid special attention to consolidating joint efforts aimed at combating the spread of the pandemic and its socio-economic consequences. An idea was put forward to create a mechanism for regular meetings between representatives of the scientific and medical communities, epidemiological and sanitary services, and other relevant departments of countries of this format.

Congratulating the leadership of the People's Republic of China and the entire Chinese people on the upcoming Olympics, the Head of the Turkmen State said that the Winter Olympic Games would become a real celebration of sports, peace and friendship for millions of people around the world.

After the closing speech of the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, the Heads of State adopted a Joint Statement on the results of the online summit.

A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WAS HELD BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

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Saturday, 22 January 2022 12:37

On January 20, 2022, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Having warmly greeted each other, the leaders of the two countries noted with satisfaction the high level and progressive dynamics of the development of traditionally friendly interstate relations, which are a true example of trust, mutual understanding and respect.

As the leader of the nation emphasized, Turkmenistan pays great attention to strengthening and expanding fruitful cooperation with Uzbekistan, which, relying on mutual goodwill, is gaining deeper content every day. A significant role in this is played by regular contacts at the highest and high levels.

Taking the opportunity, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov thanked President Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to the government delegation of Turkmenistan headed by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who recently paid a working visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In continuation of the telephone conversation, the heads of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan exchanged views on key issues of bilateral partnership, built on the age-old principles of good neighborliness, taking into account modern realities and the situation in the region and the world. As emphasized, the effectiveness of the Turkmen-Uzbek dialogue is due to the common interests and the presence of a strong political will to deepen cooperation in every possible way in all its areas.

In this context, it was also noted that Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are distinguished by the similarity or coincidence of approaches to current international and regional problems, which is an important prerequisite for joining efforts to ensure sustainable development and stability in the region. Pursuing a peaceful foreign policy, our countries play a special role in maintaining peace and harmony in Central Asia, which is of great importance in the light of the rapidly changing situation in the region and beyond.

It was emphasized that the accumulated rich long-term experience and good traditions of the Turkmen-Uzbek partnership are now being enriched in accordance with the new realities and objective needs of the development of the two states. At the same time, the parties reaffirmed their determination to continue to take all the necessary steps to implement successfully the existing huge potential for mutually beneficial cooperation.

At the end of the telephone conversation, expressing confidence that invariably friendly, good-neighbourly interstate relations would continue to expand and deepen for the common good, the heads of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan wished each other health and success, and well-being and prosperity to the brotherly peoples of the two countries.

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

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Wednesday, 05 January 2022 17:22

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.

THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN HELD A MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN

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Tuesday, 21 December 2021 11:12

On the instructions of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, today in Islamabad, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held talks with the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Arif Alvi.

At the beginning of the meeting, the head of the Turkmen delegation conveyed greetings from the President of Turkmenistan.

The Minister noted that the talks between the President of Turkmenistan and the President of Pakistan, held in Ashgabat in November this year as part of participation in the 15th Summit of Heads of State of the Economic Cooperation Organization, gave impetus to the further development of mutually beneficial partnership between the two countries.

Next year, Turkmenistan and Pakistan will mark the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. In this context, during the meeting it was emphasized that during this period the interstate relations have been steadily developing in all directions, expanded and enriched with new forms and content. Thanks to the attention and support of the Leaders of Turkmenistan and Pakistan, bilateral cooperation covers the whole range of political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian interaction.

Minister R.Meredov noted that the dialogue between the two countries at the highest political level creates a solid foundation for strengthening and further expanding bilateral relations. The parties are making significant efforts to develop effective Turkmen-Pakistani economic cooperation, the strategic basis of which is a partnership in the energy sector.

In this regard, special emphasis was placed on the need to intensify joint action on the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) transnational gas pipeline project, power transmission and fiber-optic communication lines on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) route.

During the talks, the sides also noted with satisfaction the consistent development of Turkmen-Pakistani cooperation in education and science, medicine and healthcare, as well as in the cultural and humanitarian spheres.

TURKMENISTAN HAS SENT A HUMANITARIAN AID TO AFGHANISTAN

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Tuesday, 14 December 2021 19:40

Today, On December 14, a humanitarian cargo of food, textile and household goods, as well as oil products was delivered from Turkmenistan to neighboring Afghanistan.

As is known, during the extended meeting of the Government on December 10 of this year, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed the Order on sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. This document was signed "with a view to assist neighboring Afghanistan on a systematic and regular basis and to provide an all-round support in economic, social and humanitarian spheres" the Order says.

In accordance with the document, today, Turkmen side provided humanitarian aid to the brotherly Afghan people, which consists of 1,200 tons of various goods, in particular, textile products, food products, as well as 20 rail tankers of oil products made in TThe present ceremony of delivery of the humanitarian aid was attended by a representative delegation from Turkmenistan. From the Afghan side, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, Governor of Herat Province Noor Ahmad Islamjar and other high-ranking officials from various Afghan agencies attended the ceremony.

It is important to note that neutral Turkmenistan systematically provides comprehensive support for the social and economic revival of the neighboring country, and has always advocated a position to resolve the situation in Afghanistan solely by peaceful political and diplomatic means.  

After the end of the ceremony of the humanitarian aid, the sadakas had been given in the new mosque of the town Aqina which was built with the assistance of the Turkmen side and in the township of Turghundi.

PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN: «RESTORING TRUST IN INTERSTATE RELATIONS IS ACQUIRING SPECIAL RELEVANCE»

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Saturday, 11 December 2021 17:57

During the International Conference «Peace and Trust Policy – Basis of International Security, Stability and Development» held on December 11, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized the uniqueness of Turkmen neutrality, which is firmly based on current realities and centuries-old experience of our people, serves as a strong guarantee of ensuring peace and security in the region and serves as an important factor impacting the positive development of international economic and political processes.

We consider the neutrality of Turkmenistan as a factor of broad, constructive international cooperation, a positive impact on the settlement and resolution of existing issues and contradictions by peaceful, political and diplomatic means, at the negotiating table, stressed the Head of the Turkmen state.

Furthermore, in his speech, the Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization H. Noziri congratulated Turkmenistan on the successful organization of the 15th ECO Summit on November 28, 2021 in Ashgabat, noting that the theme of this forum is a decisive factor in achieving a more sustainable future for the modern world. The policy of peace and trust combines the prospects of Turkmenistan's permanent neutrality, its own way of development, and national interests with regional and international trends, the ECO Secretary General added.

In turn, Secretary General of the Organization of Turkic States B. Amreyev, noting the regular nature of Turkmenistan's partnership with the Organization, emphasized the importance of Turkmenistan's joining the Organization as an observer country in the International Year of Peace and Trust. Ashgabat's positive neutrality status will undoubtedly make a solid contribution to the efforts of the Organization of Turkic States to maintain peace, prosperity and development among its member and observer countries on a regional and international scale, he added.

The Turkmen state is pursuing an active, independent and neutral policy of cultural diplomacy in all international communities, including TURKSOY member countries, D. Kaseinov, Secretary General of the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) noted in his speech. Undoubtedly, Turkmenistan has every right to feel proud and satisfied with the results of this process, which gave its foreign policy the deserved international respect, the distinguished guest stated.

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Asia and Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, N. Gherman, also emphasized the relevance of this forum in light of the comprehensive promotion of a culture of peace and trust in international relations.

Adoption of resolutions on the International Day of Neutrality by the UN General Assembly on the initiative of the Government of Turkmenistan, as well as proclamation of 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust, was recognition of the policy of neutrality in order to achieve and maintain peace and security, develop cooperation and ensure sustainable development in the region and the world as a whole, said UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Dmitry Shlapachenko.

Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat J.MacGregor, emphasizing the significance of the status of positive neutrality of the country in development of multiformat partnership with all countries of the world, stressed the relevance of this forum in light of promotion of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 1999.

This International Forum has become a unique platform for the development of focused objectives to ensure a sustainable culture of peace and trust. Invariably, peace and trust remain the most important concepts for humanity and will never lose their relevance, speakers at the High Forum stressed.

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

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Monday, 29 November 2021 18:35

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.

ASHGABAT HOSTED THE 15TH ECONOMIC COOPERATION ORGANIZATION SUMMIT

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Monday, 29 November 2021 18:32

Today, on November 28, on the Day of Formation of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the 15th Summit of the Leaders of the ECO Member States was held in Ashgabat under the chair of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

As is known, in 2021, Turkmenistan chairs the Economic Cooperation Organization. The chairmanship of our state was adopted on March 4 of this year at the 14th ECO leaders' Summit, which took place in Turkey online.

The Heads of state and government of the ECO Member States, in particular Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, attended today’s Summit.

Before the start of the main session, a ceremony of joint photographing of the Heads of state and government of the ECO Member States took place.

Opening the 15th ECO Summit, the President of Turkmenistan warmly greeted the Heads of Delegations and gave the floor to the Chairman of the 14th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization, President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Then the participants of the ECO meeting elected the President of Turkmenistan as the Chairman of the 15th Summit.

Speaking at the Summit, the President of Turkmenistan voiced the priority areas of cooperation within the framework of the country's chairmanship in the Organization and stressed that the Turkmen side with good reason considers the holding of this forum as an important event designed to strengthen cooperation of the participating countries in the economic, trade-investment, and cultural-humanitarian spheres.

Stating the progressive dynamics of the dialogue between Turkmenistan and the ECO, the Head of the Turkmen state also noted the successful development of friendly, good-neighborly relations with each Member State of the Organization separately.

Speaking during the Forum, the Heads of State and Government of the participating countries, as well as the ECO Secretary General, emphasized that the current Summit has become an effective platform for making decisions on topical and key aspects of regional economic cooperation in the ECO space.

Today, on the platform of the Organization, all conditions have been created for the further development of multilateral regional cooperation for the socio-economic growth of the member countries, as well as the expansion of effective mutual cooperation in the field of trade, industry, transport and communications, agriculture, energy, health care, education, science and culture.

As is known, the ECO is currently a respected, authoritative international economic structure that has received recognition in the world and today's meeting is designed to further strengthen the relations of friendship, good-neighborliness and effective mutually beneficial partnership between all Member States, to determine the areas of joint work for the coming period.

Following the results of the 15th ECO Summit, the Final Document was adopted.

Then, the ECO awards ceremony took place, during which representatives of the Organization's Member States were awarded a special award from the Economic Cooperation Organization in the categories "science and technology", "economics", "history, culture, literature and fine arts" and "agriculture and the environment".

THE HEAD OF TURKMENISTAN DEFINED THE PRIORITIES FOR EFFECTIVE INTERACTION AT THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM IN SEOUL

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Friday, 19 November 2021 13:28

Today, on November 18, during his video address to the participants of the International Forum for Northern Economic Cooperation, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov underlined the need of further expansion of mutually beneficial dialogue in promising areas of interest.

The Head of Turkmenistan also drew participants’ attention to the most relevant issues of regional agenda and prospects of the development of mutually beneficial partnership in Eurasia. Turkmen-Korean relationship performance in bilateral and multilateral formats was underlined.

Development of effective trade-economic, energy ties, transport-transit corridors became another theme for the discussions.

In his speech the President of Turkmenistan, having noted the significance of the development of cooperation in the sphere of health protection, “green growth”, food security, emphasized the need for activation of a joint work with authoritative international and regional structures.

He also noted great prospects for multilateral activities in the sphere of humanitarian interaction. “The year of 2021 declared by the UN General Assembly on Turkmenistan’s initiative as the Year of Peace and Trust, is coming to an end. This initiative was based on the desire to attract attention of the world community to the need of strengthening of the peace culture and respectful dialogue, eliminating the trust deficit in interstate relations”, said the President of Turkmenistan.

Expanding human contacts through historical, cultural and educational ties, which were also identified as a priority of the Republic of Korea’s New Northern Economic Policy, is put forward as a solution to a common problem.

PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN TOOK PART IN THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR NORTHERN ECONOMIC COOPERATION

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Friday, 19 November 2021 13:26

On November 18, 2021, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov delivered a video address at the International Forum for Northern Economic Cooperation, held in Seoul, Republic of Korea in a hybrid format.

 Serving as a multilateral platform to promote economic cooperation in the Eurasian continent, this forum annually brings together prominent statesmen, representatives of business circles, world-renowned experts, as well as members of international and regional organizations. This year the Forum was launched under the motto “30 Years of Northern Cooperation: Toward a Future of Peace and Prosperity”.

In his video address to the Forum participants, the President of Turkmenistan expressed his gratitude to the leadership of the Republic of Korea and noted that Turkmenistan views this representative forum as an important international platform for discussing and promoting strategic areas of economic cooperation throughout the Eurasian continent, as well as in a bilateral format with the Korean side.   

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that Turkmenistan supports constructive steps to consolidate the efforts of the international community aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In this regard, the Leader of the Nation added, “in this context, we see a lot in common in the development and implementation of sustainable development programs and strategies on the Eurasian continent, which forms the basis of the New Northern Economic Policy of the Republic of Korea and the strategic course of Turkmenistan aimed at “Revival of the Great Silk Road”.  

Countering the coronavirus pandemic and prevention of politicization of the international community’s efforts in this direction were among the key topics of the current forum. In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan expressed the need to further intensify cooperation within the UN, WHO and other reputable international organizations. “In general, we see good prospects for joint work on the implementation of projects in high-tech industries”, noted President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

The current Forum also considered issues on further promotion of multilateral cooperation in the field of energy, transport, environment and digitalization.

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