THE GRAND COMMISSIONING OF THE POWER TRANSMISSION LINE ALONG KERKI (TURKMENISTAN) – SHEBERGHAN (AFGHANISTAN) ROUTE
Today, on the 14th of January 2021, the commissioning of the power transmission line along Kerki (Turkmenistan) – Sheberghan (Afghanistan) route was held in participation of the Presidents of Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Before the commissioning of the given power transmission line, the Minister of Energy of Turkmenistan Charymyrat Purchekov and the Director General of the Afghanistan National Water and Energy Affairs Regulation Authority Khan Mohammad Takal gave speeches at the ceremony. They shortly informed the participants about the construction process of the given infrastructure and the readiness to its launching.
In his speech, Ch. Purchekov noted that under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov extensive work is being done on the increase of the electric power volumes and expansion of the geography of the electricity export. The commissioning of the power transmission line along Kerki – Sheberghan route serves as yet another proof of the development of energy cooperation between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
After congratulating the heads of states and the people of two brotherly countries with the commissioning of the power transmission line, Khan Mohammad Takal expressed gratitude to Afghan and Turkmen counterparts for active participation to the implementation of the project. He told about the importance of the joint projects on the establishment of necessary infrastructure, providing to Afghanistan opportunities for the use of regional power industry market. It was stated that one of the priorities of the Government of Afghanistan was to ensure energy security of the country.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani gave their blessings for the commissioning of the power transmission line along Kerki – Sheberghan route and then the participants saw on the screen the process of electricity transmission via a technological imitation model.
The power transmission line along Kerki (Turkmenistan) – Sheberghan (Afghanistan) route with the length of 153 kilometers and the voltage of 500 kV is a part of the power transmission line project along “Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan” route aimed at the creation of infrastructure for the export and import of electric power between the three countries. Thus, the electricity from Turkmenistan will be supplied to a number of cities of Afghanistan, in particular Mazar-e-Sharif, with further access to the cities of Pakistan.
PRESIDENTS OF TURKMENISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN TOOK PART IN THE COMMISSIONING OF A NUMBER OF JOINT INFRASTRUCTURESThursday, 14 January 2021 16:44
Today, on the 14th of January 2021, the opening ceremony of 30 km long railway between Aqina and Andkhoy stations and the commissioning of the international fiber-optic communication system and transit flows from Ymamnazar (Turkmenistan) to Aqina (Afghanistan) and from Serhetabat (Turkmenistan) to Torghundi (Afghanistan), as well as the power transmission line from Turkmen city of Kerki to Afghan city of Sheberghan was held in participation of the Presidents of Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
After announcing the ceremony opened, the moderator of the event asked the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to make a speech. For this, a teleconference was established.
First, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed to the audience. His speech was listened by the participants of the event present in the “Rukhiyet” Palace of the Lebap region. The participants of the ceremony in Afghanistan, as well as in the Mary region observed the event via teleconference.
In his speech, the President of Turkmenistan said that “all three projects that have been completed in short time are united by a common meaning and goal – to give strong impulse and ensure long-term development of our countries, well-being and prosperity of Turkmen and Afghan people, assist expanded international cooperation, mutual understanding, political and social stability.” He also noted that the implementation of given projects was the result of multiyear close and constrictive Turkmen-Afghan cooperation.
Then, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani who was watching the ceremony in the Presidential Palace of Kabul addressed the audience. Warmly welcoming the participants, he noted that these events have special meaning for Afghanistan and his people. Speaking about the origins of the given projects, the head of Afghanistan highlighted their importance not only from the perspective of socio-economic reestablishment of the country, but also from the prospect of regional economic integration. The head of Afghanistan expressed gratitude to the leadership of Turkmenistan for fraternal support and care about the close neighbor. He noted that Turkmenistan unites not only the countries of the region, but also of the whole world. The participants of the event listened to the address of the President Ashraf Ghani through a teleconference.
Then, the heads of railway transport, energy and communication sectors of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan made speeches. They told about the outstanding work done on the part of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan for the implementation of current infrastructures and informed about the readiness to the commissioning of railway between Aqina and Andkhoy stations, international fiber-optic communication system and transit flows from Ymamnazar (Turkmenistan) to Aqina (Afghanistan) and from Serhetabat (Turkmenistan) to Torghundi (Afghanistan), as well as the power transmission line from Turkmen city of Kerki to Afghan city of Sheberghan.
Upon the completion of these speeches, the moderators of the ceremony asked the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to give their blessings for the commissioning of the given facilities.
Thus, the participants of the ceremony saw through a teleconference how the railway carriage consisting of 20 loaded cars left from the Aqina station to Andkhoy city in festive setting.
Besides, the commissioning of the power transmission line from Kerki to Sheberghan took place through the use of special equipment. The participants of the event observed the transmission of electricity through the line that was shown on the screen by a technological imitation model.
Also, the participants of the ceremony watched the video presentation of the commissioning of the international fiber-optic communication system and transit flows from Ymamnazar (Turkmenistan) to Aqina (Afghanistan) and Serhetabat (Turkmenistan) to Torghundi (Afghanistan).
Upon the completion of the ceremony, gratitude was expressed to the Presidents of Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for participation in the event.
THE FINAL ASHGABAT DOCUMENT WAS DISTRIBUTED AS A DOCUMENT OF THE 75TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND UN SECURITY COUNCILMonday, 04 January 2021 18:12
As known, on the 12th of December 2020, the International Conference entitled “Policy of neutrality and its importance in provision of universal peace, security and sustainable development" dedicated to the 25th anniversary of permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan took place in Ashgabat. The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated to the work of the Forum.
The video statements of the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Dr.Yousef Bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Vladimir Norov, and UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay were heard at the Conference. Upon the outcomes of the International Conference, the Final Ashgabat Document of the International Conference “Policy of neutrality and its importance in provision of universal peace, security and sustainable development” was adopted.
The Final Ashgabat Document was published on the official languages of the United Nations and was distributed as a document of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly and UN Security Council.
АШХАБАДСКИЙ ИТОГОВЫЙ ДОКУМЕНТ РАСПРОСТРАНЕН В КАЧЕСТВЕ ДОКУМЕНТОВ 75-Й СЕССИИ ГЕНЕРАЛЬНОЙ АССАМБЛЕИ ООН И СОВЕТА БЕЗОПАСНОСТИ ООН
Как известно, 12 декабря 2020 года в Ашхабаде состоялась Международная конференция «Политика нейтралитета и ее значение в обеспечении международного мира, безопасности и устойчивого развития» в честь 25-летия постоянного Нейтралитета Туркменистана. В работе форума принял участие Президент Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов.
Также на конференции выступили с видеообращениями Генеральный секретарь Организации Объединенных Наций Антониу Гутерриш, Генеральный секретарь Организации Исламского Сотрудничества Юсеф Бен Ахмед Аль-Усаймин, Председатель Исполнительного комитета – Исполнительный секретарь СНГ Сергей Лебедев, Генеральный секретарь Шанхайской Организации Сотрудничества Владимир Норов и Генеральный Директор ЮНЕСКО Одрэ Азуле. По итогам Международной конференции «Политика нейтралитета и ее значение в обеспечении международного мира, безопасности и устойчивого развития» был принят Ашхабадский итоговый документ.
Ашхабадский итоговый документ распространен в качестве документов 75-ой сессии Генеральной Ассамблеи ООН и Совет Безопасности и опубликован на официальных языках ООН.
TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WAS HELD BETWEEN THE PRESIDENTS OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTANTuesday, 22 December 2020 15:36
On December 21, 2020, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
During a constructive conversation, the heads of the two friendly states exchanged views on the state and prospects of interstate cooperation, which meets the fundamental interests of the Turkmen and Uzbek peoples. The parties also discussed the priority areas of the international and regional agenda.
As noted, regular mutual contacts at the highest and other levels are a clear indicator of mutual trust and respect. All this gives a powerful impetus to the progressive development of interstate relations.
During the dialogue, the Turkmen leader congratulated his Uzbek counterpart on the successful holding of the meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of States and emphasized the successful chairmanship of Uzbekistan in this structure in 2020.
As President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, Turkmenistan highly appreciates bilateral relations with the fraternal Republic of Uzbekistan and attaches great importance to the development of comprehensive cooperation with a neighboring state and a reliable partner.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, thanking for the kind words, noted that the outgoing year had passed under the sign of the 25th anniversary of the permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan, which served to strengthen the foundations of its independence and role on the political map of the world. The high authority of the Turkmen leader has once again confirmed the fact that the world community, represented by the UN General Assembly, unanimously supported his initiative to declare 2021 the International Year of Peace and Trust.
At the end of the telephone conversation, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev exchanged congratulations on the upcoming New Year 2021, addressing the peoples of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan with wishes of peace, prosperity, prosperity and great success in all good endeavors.
Speech of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the session of the Heads of the states of the Commonwealth of Independent StatesMonday, 21 December 2020 16:18
Dear Shavkat Miromonovich!
Dear Heads of the States!
First of all, let me extend my gratitude to President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev for organization of current session. I would like to mention his big personal contribution to successful chairing of Uzbekistan in the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2020.
Traditionally, we sum up the outcomes of our joint activity under the CIS, share the opinions about work in coming period.
First of all, I would like to say that despite known current complications, the CIS countries have managed to accomplish the most of planned joint events. Sessions of the Councils of the Head of the Governments, Foreign Ministries, Economic council, during which strategic directions of our cooperation in different sphere have been discussed and important documents have been adopted, were held.
Among the documents, I would make special mention of the Strategy of economic cooperation of the CIS until 2030. We consider this document as timely and current and note its specific details, clarity of set out goals and objectives for long-term period and are ready to joint work for the fulfilment of these objectives.
In this case, it is necessary to highlight that the above-mentioned Strategy is based on the principles of the Declaration on strategic economic cooperation of the CIS state members, which was adopted at the session of the Council of the Heads of the states in Ashgabat in October last year.
We state with delight that we note such directions as transport, fuel and energy complex, communication, industrial cooperation, trade, innovations and technologies among the priorities of economic partnership of the Commonwealth countries.
In general, Turkmenistan stands for giving of new quality to our cooperation, transit to long-term systematic cooperation. We are confident that current potential of the CIS allows us speaking of opportunities of realization of important projects in the mentioned perspective spheres.
At the same time, the territories of the CIS countries are able to become the main routes of economic partnership on the continent, the routes, which are connecting links in Europe – Asia direction in wide understanding.
In this context, we highlight the importance of promotion of economic interests of the CIS beyond geographic borders of the Commonwealth, integration of neighboring countries and regions to our joint projects. First of all, this is related to establishment of transport and transit infrastructure, optimization and increment of supply of energy carriers, construction of new communication lines.
In particular, we see big opportunities of cooperation in these directions in Caspian region, formation of the system of combined logistic with participation of the landlocked countries.
In this regard, we suggest to review perspectives of use of Turkmenbashy International Seaport as well as modern commercial fleet of Turkmenistan.
Last year, conceptual foundations of multilateral cooperation in Caspian Sea have been put and specific measures of giving long-term character to it have been planned at the first Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenbashy.
Many countries and big foreign companies show interest in participation in the forum. We think that Caspian direction has to take proper place in the plans of the Commonwealth and be considered as a zone of priority economic partnership.
Esteemed Heads of the States!
This year has passed under combating coronavirus infection, which has become a serious challenge for our healthcare systems.
I think it is necessary to highlight that the CIS states could have establish the channels of cooperation between medical, sanitary, customs and other services in this complex conditions, having demonstrated high responsibility, solidarity and mutual support in front of new challenge.
Using the opportunity, I would like to extend sincere gratitude to President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for his big personal contribution to solution of this common problem, which has improved the authority of Russian leader in the world arena.
I am confident that we have to follow these principles in coming period of combating the pandemic and recovery the consequences. We look forward for detailed review of specific measures proposed to the UN on formation of the mechanisms of scientific and medical cooperation, establishment of international specialized centers, which would develop new methods and practices of combating dangerous virus infections.
I think that the Commonwealth states could have an initiative role in this work, to show example of efficient cooperation, exchange of practice and joint researches in medical sphere.
In general, Turkmenistan is confident in the necessity of closer cooperation and consolidation of efforts of the CIS countries in the world arena and under big international structures, especially under the UN.
We think that the Commonwealth states could make significant contribution to stabilization of the situation, restoration and strengthening of the role of international law and the UN Charter, to provide support in creation of the atmosphere of trust and predictability in the relations between the states on the background of complex situation in the world politics.
In this regard, it is important to adopt the Joint Statement of the Heads of the CIS country members on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Organization.
As is known, 2021 has been announced as International Year of Peace and Trust at the initiative of our country by the UN General Assembly. We see this decision as a good reason to resume serious and responsible dialog on modern world order and international relations.
We propose to think over the filling of the dialog with practical and specific content.
In this context it is planned to hold High-level International Conference dedicated to strengthening of peace, security and provision of sustainable development in Ashgabat next year.
I would like to invite you to participate in this Forum!
Few days ago, Turkmenistan has celebrated a remarkable date of its modern history – the 25th anniversary of international recognition of the status of permanent neutrality.
Taking the opportunity, I would like to express gratitude to the heads of the states who sent congratulations addressed to our country and people. Such position is a big support for us and stimuli for development of international cooperation based on the principles of god neighborliness and peace-loving, confirms the correctness of the foreign course of Turkmenistan and its compliance with long-term interests and goals of the CIS.
In this regard, we think it is efficient to continue a practice of mutual support in the UN General Assembly. During its last session, Turkmenistan has made number of initiatives aimed at strengthening of the role of preventive diplomacy and realization of the principles of neutrality during solution of international issues.
We are grateful to the Commonwealth states, which have joined to the establishment of the Group of Friends of Neutrality for peace, security and development under the UN and highly appreciate their position.
Dear Heads of the State!
Turkmenistan is confident of the presence of the CIS big potential in economic and social development, humanitarian and cultural cooperation, in positive effect on regional and global processes. The Commonwealth proves its viability and ability to deal with challenges and threats with responsibility, its relevance as an important tool of interstate dialog.
Our country is determined to continue close cooperation under the CIS, active participation in realization of the provision of signed documents.
Finishing my speech, I would like to express gratitude to Uzbekistan for skillful chairing of the CIS in 2020 and wish success to the Republic of Belarus, which takes over the chairmanship in the next year.
I would like also to extend words of gratitude to Head of the Executive Committee – the CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev for efficient coordination of our work and input to successful organization of the current session.
Let me congratulate you, dear participants, on coming New year, wish strong health and success to you and peace, wealth and prosperity to the people of the Commonwealth states
The Leader of the Nation participates in the session of the Council of the Heads of the CIS countries
On December 16, 2020, a regular meeting of the "Turkmenistan-USA" Business Council was held online, at which key aspects of trade-economic cooperation were discussed.
The meeting was attended by members of the Government, heads of key ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, senior representative of the US State Department Jonathan Henick, Executive Director of the Council Eric Stewart and heads of American companies-members of the Council, in particular, “John Deere”, “Case New Holland”, “Westport Trading Ltd", "Caterpillar", "Oxbow", "S2Global", "Visa,” “Boeing" and others.
During the meeting, the need to diversify the economic partnership between Turkmenistan and the United States was emphasized, in which investment, technological and financial directions occupy a special place.
In his speech, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov expressed the commitment of the Government of Turkmenistan to expand trade-economic cooperation with the United States. He noted the long-term positive contribution of American companies to various sectors of the Turkmen economy.
The importance of the "Turkmenistan - USA" Business Council in the development of mutually beneficial relations between the two countries was emphasized. Established in 2008 at the initiative of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Business Council has become an effective mechanism for establishing and strengthening relations between business structures of Turkmenistan and the United States.
Meetings of the Council are held annually in Ashgabat or in one of the US cities. The Business Council has repeatedly organized major business forums and exhibitions, during which the products of leading American manufacturers were demonstrated, including the presentation of plans for cooperation between American companies and their Turkmen partners. In the early years, about 60 American companies participated in such forums. At the subsequent stages, more than 100 American business structures took part in these events.
As part of today's meeting, separate online meetings were held between the leadership of leading American companies and members of the Government, heads of the agricultural complex and the banking system of Turkmenistan.
Заседание Делового совета «Туркменистан–США»
16 декабря 2020 года в онлайн режиме прошло очередное заседание Делового совета «Туркменистан–США», на котором обсуждались ключевые аспекты торгово-экономического сотрудничества.
Во встрече приняли участие члены Правительства, руководители ключевых министров и ведомств Туркменистана, высокопоставленный представитель Госдепа США Джонатан Хеник, исполнительный директор Совета Эрик Стюарт и руководители американских компаний-членов Совета, в частности «John Deere», «Case New Holland», «Westport Trading Ltd.», «Caterpillar», «Oxbow», «S2Global», «Visa», «Boeing» и других.
В ходе заседания подчёркнута необходимость диверсификации экономического партнёрства между Туркменистаном и США, в котором инвестиционное, технологическое и финансовое направление занимают особое место.
В своем выступлении Министр иностранных дел Туркменистана Р.Мередов выразил приверженность Правительства Туркменистана расширению торгово-экономического взаимодействия с Соединёнными Штатами. Он отметил многолетний позитивный вклад американских компаний в различные отрасли туркменской экономики.
Подчеркнута значимость Делового совета «Туркменистан - США» в развитии взаимовыгодных связей между двумя странами. Созданный в 2008 году по инициативе Президента Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедова, Деловой совет стал действенным механизмом налаживания и укрепления отношений между предпринимательскими структурами Туркменистана и США.
Заседания Совета проводятся ежегодно в Ашхабаде или в одном из городов США. Деловой совет неоднократно выступал организатором крупных бизнес-форумов и выставок, в ходе которых демонстрировалась продукция ведущих американских производителей, включая презентации планов сотрудничества между американскими компаниями и их туркменскими партнёрами. В первые годы в таких форумах участвовало около 60 американских компаний. На последующих этапах в этих мероприятиях принимали участие более 100 американских бизнес-структур.
В рамках сегодняшнего заседания состоялись отдельные онлайн-встречи между руководством ведущих американских компаний и членами Правительства, главами сельскохозяйственного комплекса и банковской системы Туркменистана.
An international conference on the role of neutrality in maintenance of peace,security and development was held in TurkmenistanMonday, 14 December 2020 11:35
Today, on December 12, Ashgabat hosted an international conference "Policy of Neutrality and its importance in ensuring international peace, security and sustainable development" dedicated to the 25th anniversary of permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan.
The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated to the forum of international scale.
The event was attended by the leadership of Mejlis, Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, heads of the ministries and departments of the country, chiefs of the diplomatic missions and representations of international organizations in Turkmenistan, rectors of the higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan, heads and representatives of local mass media, as well as the accredited foreign press.
The heads of respected international and regional organizations took part in the forum via videoconferencing.
In his speech, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized the main vectors of the foreign policy of Turkmenistan based on the principles of permanent Neutrality. He voiced the commitment of Turkmenistan to the development of international cooperation for the sake of peace, stability and sustainable development. The head of state drew the attention to the need of reestablishing the culture of peace, trust and friendly dialogue in the relations among the countries.
The participants heard the video statements of the UN Secretary General António Guterres, OIC Secretary General Youssef Ben Ahmed Al-Usaymin, Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev, SCO Secretary General Vladimir Norov, and UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay.
In the framework of the Conference it was noted that within its neutral status, Turkmenistan is committed to expand mutually beneficial partnership with the international and regional structures.
The initiative to hold this forum in Ashgabat belongs to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The Conference caused a wide international resonance, active interest and support in world circles.
Convincing confirmation of the recognition by the international community of the peace-loving policy pursued by Turkmenistan became the next adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Resolution "The Role and Significance of the Policy of Neutrality in Maintaining and Strengthening International Peace, Security and the Process of Sustainable Development" on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan at the initiative of the Turkmen side.
Also, during the 47th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, the Resolution “The Role of the Policy of Neutrality in Maintaining and Strengthening International Peace, Security and Sustainable Development in the Region of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and in the World” was adopted.
The International Conference continued in plenary sessions.
Сегодня, 12 декабря в Ашхабаде состоялась Международная конференция «Политика нейтралитета и ее значение в обеспечении международного мира, безопасности и устойчивого развития» в честь 25-летия постоянного Нейтралитета Туркменистана.
На форуме международного значения принял участие Президент Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов.
В мероприятии приняли участие руководители Меджлиса, заместители Председателя Кабинета Министров Туркменистана, главы министерств и ведомств страны, руководители дипломатических миссий и представительств международных организаций в Туркменистане, ректоры вузов Туркменистана, руководители и представители местных СМИ, а также зарубежные журналисты, аккредитованные в Туркменистане.
В конференции посредством видеоконференцсвязи приняли участие главы авторитетных международных и региональных организаций.
В своем выступлении Президент Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов подчеркнул основные векторы внешней политики Туркменистана базирующихся на принципах постоянного Нейтралитета. Он озвучил приверженность Туркменистана развитию международного сотрудничества во имя мира, стабильности и устойчивого развития. Также глава государства привлек внимание к необходимости восстановления культуры мира, доверия и дружественного диалога в отношениях между странами мира.
Участники конференции заслушали видеообращения Генерального секретаря Организации Объединенных Наций Антониу Гутерриша, Генерального секретаря Организации Исламского Сотрудничества Юсефа Бен Ахмед Аль-Усаймина, Председателя Исполнительного комитета – Исполнительного секретаря СНГ Сергея Лебедева, Генерального секретаря Шанхайской Организации Сотрудничества Владимира Норова и Генерального Директора ЮНЕСКО Одрэ Азуле.
В рамках конференции отмечено, что с учетом своего нейтрального статуса Туркменистан намерен укреплять взаимовыгодное партнёрство с международными и региональными структурами.
Инициатива проведения данного форума в Ашхабаде принадлежит Президенту Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедову. Конференция вызвала широкий международный резонанс, активный интерес и поддержку в мировых кругах.
Убедительным подтверждением признания международным сообществом миролюбивой политики, реализуемой Туркменистаном, является очередное принятие Генеральной Ассамблеей ООН Резолюции «Роль и значимость политики нейтралитета в деле поддержания и укрепления международного мира, безопасности и процесса устойчивого развития» в преддверии 25-летия постоянного Нейтралитета Туркменистана по инициативе туркменской стороны.
Также в ходе 47-й сессии Совета министров иностранных дел ОИС была принята Резолюция «Роль политики нейтралитета в поддержании и укреплении международного мира, безопасности и устойчивого развития в регионе Организации Исламского Сотрудничества и во всём мире».
Международная конференция продолжилась в пленарных заседаниях.
PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK OF THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN “TRADITIONS OF TURKMEN STATEHOOD” PUBLISHED IN GEORGIAN LANGUAGE
On December 5, 2020, the presentation of the book of the President of Turkmenistan “Traditions of Turkmen Statehood” in Georgian language was held in the premises of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan.
This edition which was published on the threshold of the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan's permanent neutrality has become a unique present and benefit for Georgian speaking readers and has marked the high level of development of Turkmen-Georgian relations.
The presentation was attended by chief editors of print media, rectors, faculty and students of the local universities, as well as representatives of the Turkmen mass media. Besides, the event was attended by the renowned scientists of Georgia and representatives of Georgian mass media via videoconferencing.
During the presentation, the speeches of the Rector of the International University of Humanities and Development E.Aydogdiyev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Turkmenistan Mamuka Murjikneli, President of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences G.Kvesitadze, as well as the scientists and representatives of the leading mass media of Turkmenistan and Georgia were heard.
All the speakers noted the uniqueness of the given work of the President of Turkmenistan that acquaints the readers with the cultural peculiarities and rich spiritual world of the Turkmen people. It was emphasized that the publication of the book “Traditions of Turkmen Statehood” in Georgian serves as a vital link in the development of Turkmen-Georgian relations.
At the end of the event, the participants adopted the Address to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Today, on December 4, 2020, the opening of a mosque constructed in the township of Akina of the Andkhoy etrap of Faryab province of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan took place as a friendly gesture from the Turkmen side to the Afghan people.
As is known, in accordance with the Resolution of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the construction of a mosque for 500 seats started on November 2018. This decision was taken within the framework of support provided by Turkmenistan to achieve stability and security in Afghanistan, including humanitarian assistance to the brotherly Afghan people.
The opening ceremony was attended by a representative Turkmen delegation headed by the Chief Mufti of the country Y. Khojagulyev, which also included the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H. Ovezov, Consul of Turkmenistan in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif B. Kabaev, imams of Mary and Lebap velayats of the country and representatives of the Turkmen media.
On behalf of the Afghan side, the ceremony was attended by the Minister of Hajj and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Qasim Halimi, khyakim of Jovzjan province Lotfullah Azizi, khyakim of Faryab Nakibullah Faik province, representatives of the above Ministry and the IRA Foreign Ministry branch in Mazar-i-Sharif, representatives of departments and state services of the township of Aqina , as well as numerous Turkmens living in these regions.
The opening of the mosque on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan is especially symbolic. Turkmenistan, being a neutral state, whose status is enshrined in the relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly, is doing a tremendous job to promote political and diplomatic, trade-economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation in the entire region.
Turkmenistan pays great attention to the stable development of the neighboring country and renders fraternal solidarity and active support in its integration into the peaceful course of development.
Also, today, in honor of the opening of a new spiritual facility for the Afghan people, a humanitarian cargo was sent from Turkmenistan to the Afghan provinces of Jovzjan, Herat and Faryab, consisting of medicines and medical supplies and means, household, textile and food products produced in Turkmenistan.
A representative delegation from Turkmenistan, as well as high-ranking officials of various departments of Afghanistan, took part in the delivery ceremony of humanitarian aid in the township of Turgundi, Herat province.
Telephone conversation of between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamed Al Thani was held yesterday.
During telephone conversation, the President of Turkmenistan and the Emir of Qatar have stated high level of interstate dialog, which is successfully developed owing to mutual goodwill of the sides, having highlighted the presence of wide perspectives for intensification of beneficial cooperation in priority directions.
In this regard, the intent of both countries to strengthen productive trade and economic partnership, to promote close business contacts in various spheres has been confirmed.
Oil and gas sector, transport and communication sphere, chemical and textile industry, trade and investments, which have big opportunities for long-term cooperation and implementation of joint projects, have been outlined among perspective directions of cooperation.
At the same time, it was highlighted that traditional cooperation in humanitarian and cultural field, which is based on similarity of historical roots, spiritual and cultural values of both nations, is an integral part of Turkmen – Qatari relations.
Having exchanged the views on current issues of regional and global agenda, the sides highlighted the commitment of Turkmenistan and the State of Qatar to long partnership under competent international organizations, where our countries demonstrate mutual support of constructive proposals and initiatives.
Turkmen leader has invited the Head of friendly state to make and official visit to our country at any convenient time. The invitation has been accepted with gratitude. The time of the visit will be agreed through diplomatic channels.
In the end of the telephone conversation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani have confirmed mutual intent of the sides to develop fruitful interstate dialog in all directions, having wished health and success to each other and peace, wealth and prosperity to fraternal nations of both countries.
The telephone conversation has been initiated by Qatari side.