A meeting of the heads and employees of the transport and communication units was held in the conference hall of the railway agency of Turkmenistan. The meeting on the eve of the country's Independence Day was held in a festive spirit – on the eve of the 31st anniversary of sovereignty, a landmark event took place in the sector, namely, the opening of new passenger bus terminals in four regions of the country with the participation of the head of state.
The significance of the event is determined by the social orientation of this major project, aimed at modernizing and expanding the system of passenger transport services. In addition, this week, on Friday, the government approved the purchase of 1,000 new Toyota Coaster buses and 250 Toyota Hiace buses, also marking a course to improve passenger service.
Another festive occasion is decorating with state awards of a number of representatives of the transport sector, who were also given the floor at the departmental meeting.
In addition to solemn speeches and words of gratitude, the meeting outlined the immediate tasks in the development of the country's transport complex in the light of the goals and prospects that President Serdar Berdimuhamedov outlined in his speech at the State Council of Turkmenistan.
These tasks require increased attention from both the leadership of the transport and communications sector and its numerous enterprises, the stable, reliable operation of which is the basis for the dynamic development of the sector, regions, the entire country as a whole and as an important transit hub of continental significance.
The Chair of the Defense and Security Committee, Irakli Beraia held a meeting with the Senior Police Superintendent of Germany, Steffen Russ - the Chair of the International Association of Personal Protection Agents (IAPPA).
According to the administration of the Parliament of Georgia, the parties discussed the lingering threats and challenges in the region, the priorities of the State Special Protection Service (SSPS) and the partner organizations and the importance of further boosting international cooperation in the defense sphere. Special emphasis was made on the high efficiency of SSPS, the professionalism of the personnel and the equipment quality.
Mr. Russ, serving his working visit to Georgia, is hosted by the Chief of the partner organization in Georgia – SSPS. The visit aims at familiarization with the preparations for the IAPPA 18th Conference to be held in October in Tbilisi with the organization of the SSPS. The event is to be attended by more than 120 representatives of the international defense and protection services from up to 50 countries.
The meeting in the Parliament was as well attended by the SSPS Chief, Anzor Chubinidze; SSPS Secretary General, Nino Bakhsoliani; and the Head of the SSPS Training Center, Irakli Pochkhua.
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia today.
Face-to-face meeting between the Georgian and Armenian colleagues was focused on the discussion of the main topics of the current cooperation agenda between the two nations. Cooperation in the sectors of trade and economy, transport and logistics, arts and culture was reviewed. Significance of close partnership and friendly relations was highlighted along with a need to deepen them further.
Irakli Garibashvili shared his condolences with Nikol Pashinyan for the tragedy that occurred in Yerevan.
It was also noted at the meeting that Georgia bears a vital role in promoting peace and stability within the region. Efforts of the country were noted inter alia for organizing a meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of the Republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Tbilisi.
Irakli Garibashvili and Nikol Pashinyan spoke about the situation witnessed in the region.
The Counsellor of the EU Delegation to Georgia, Julien Crampes and the US Embassy political officers Lana Owens and Evan Elliott held a meeting with the Chair of the Political Group “Citizens”, Alexander Elisashvili; Chair of the PG “Lelo – Partnership for Georgia”, David Usupashvili; Chair of the Faction “United National Movement – Unified Opposition “Unity Makes Strength”, Khatia Dekanoidze, and MP Mikheil Daushvili to discuss the fulfillment of the 12-point recommendations set out by the EU.
“We overviewed the course of the fulfillment of 12 tasks the EU set out for Georgia for the reception of the so desired EU candidate status. We informed the guests about the intensive works in the working groups, the engagement of the opposition in this process and attached particular attention to the judicial reform. We revealed to the diplomats that we are the only party submitting the alternative vision other than the “Georgian Dream” about the judicial reform and stressed its importance”, - A. Elisashvili stated.
According to D. Usupashvili, “speaking about the EU candidate status, the officers of the Embassies expressed their commitment to aiding us in this direction. They asked about the de-polarization processes. I introduced the position of “Lelo” about our intention to actively participate in the Committee and plenary sessions but as to the preparatory stage, working groups etc. the positions shall be reconciled through the open process – at the Committee sittings, where we shall submit our positions”.
“We discussed the fulfillment of the EU recommendations. I introduced our position that we witness the active debates in the Committees and at the sessions about the fulfillment of these 12 recommendations. Besides, we dwelt on the general political situation in Georgia, especially the foreign political course”, - Kh. Dekanoidze commented to the media.
The Speaker, H.E. Shalva Papuashvili held a meeting with the President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid.
According to the administration of the Parliament of Georgia, the Speaker hailed the successful upheld of the 76th session by Mr. Shahid and expressed the supportive position of Georgia to the priorities established within the period of his presidency.
The Speaker overviewed the aspects of productive cooperation with the UN Offices in Georgia and underlined the importance of close links. Providing the global challenges, the parties highlighted the importance of the support of multilateral diplomacy, rules-based international order and active participation of women in politics. The parties discussed the grave situation in the occupied regions of Georgia.
Mr. Papuashvili thanked the Maldivian politician for the support of the territorial integrity of Georgia and the non-recognition policy by the Maldives and the UN General Assembly.
The Speaker, H.E. Shalva Papuashvili held a meeting with the Chair of the Friendship Group with Georgia of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Halil Etyemez and the Group members. According to the administration of the Parliament of Georgia, the parties overviewed the years of close and productive cooperation between Georgia and Turkey in various sectors and hailed the recent intensification of the links between the Parliaments. The parties touched upon the regional cooperation. Mr. Papuashvili noted that Georgia attaches utmost importance to the Georgia-Turkey-Azerbaijan trilateral cooperation.
The emphasis was made on the importance of the enhancement of regional peace.
The Speaker expressed his gratitude to the Turkish MPs for their support to the sovereignty, territorial integrity of Georgia and the non-recognition policy. The parties reaffirmed their commitment to further boosting the strategic partnership.
A meeting with the Director General of the US Foreign Service was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan
On Sunday, Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov held a meeting with Director General of the Foreign Service of the US Department of State Carol Perez and First Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Dean Thompson. The meeting was attended by US Ambassador Matthew Stephen Klimow.
According to the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry, the meeting discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation, touched upon regional and global issues, including climate change, on the topic of which the parties called for more active interaction.
The diplomats substantively discussed the state and prospects of trade and economic relations between Turkmenistan and the United States, noting the role of the Turkmen-American Business Council.
The Speaker, H.E. Shalva Papuashvili, met with Asaf Hajiyev, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC).
According to the administration of the Parliament of Georgia, given the current regional issues, Shalva Papuashvili believes that collaboration among Black Sea countries is extremely vital. PABSEC, he says, is an excellent venue for bolstering regional partnerships.
At the meeting, current events in Ukraine and the Black Sea region were discussed. The Russian intervention in Ukraine is expected to have major ramifications for the region and the world, according to the sides.
In modern international relations, the Secretary-General emphasized the necessity of countries' support for each other's sovereignty and the concept of territorial integrity.
The parties emphasized their willingness to continue their positive cooperation in the Black Sea region.
On 5 April 2022, with the active assistance of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia, an online meeting on the Single Window system was held between the specialists of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan and the Customs Department of Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia.
Georgian customs officers shared their experience in using the Single-Window principle. During the meeting, the parties discussed in detail a range of issues of mutual interest, as well as issues of further development of cooperation and exchange of experience between the Customs authorities of Turkmenistan and Georgia.
The meeting was held in traditionally friendly and trustworthy atmosphere peculiar to Turkmen-Georgian relations.
A MEETING OF THE HALK MASLAKHATY OF THE MILLI GENGESH OF TURKMENISTAN WAS HELD IN THE TURKMEN CAPITAL
On February 11, 2022, under the chairmanship of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, an extraordinary meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty (People's Council) of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan was held.
The meeting was attended by elected members of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, deputies of the Mejlis, heads of state authorities, political parties and public organizations, hyakims of velayats, etraps and cities, honorary elders of the people representatives of all segments of the population.
The agenda of the national forum, which became a landmark event in the life of the country, included a discussion of the priority tasks for the further comprehensive development of the Turkmen state and society, the steady implementation of progressive transformations and reforms, the key goal of which is to ensure a prosperous life for the people, lay a reliable foundation for the prosperity of the Motherland, counting on long term perspective.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, the heads of ministries and departments of the country, as well as the hyakims of the velayats reported on the results of the work done for 2021.
As the President of Turkmenistan emphasized, one of the main issues of this important event is the determination of the main directions for the development of our independent state for 2022-2052 and the adoption of important decisions on the comprehensive development of the country for the next 30 years.
In the speech of the President of Turkmenistan, a special place was occupied by the main directions of development of the state and its institutions for the next 30 years. The head of state noted that the priority in this matter is to improve the living conditions of people, as well as to achieve stabilization of the macroeconomic state
Among the most important priorities for the further implementation of the progressive state policy, the Leader of the Nation outlined the use of all means for the stable development of the economy. In order to develop the non-state sector and transfer the economy to market relations, we also provide for broad support for entrepreneurship, the Head of State said.
The President also spoke about the importance of the foreign policy of the state and the high authority of Turkmenistan in the international arena.
As the Head of State emphasized, in the coming decades, in its foreign policy, Turkmenistan will focus priority efforts on five targeted strategic directions. These are as following: ensuring peace and security, developing and promoting neutrality on the world stage, steadily building up and diversifying foreign economic relations, promoting sustainable development in every way and promoting the humanization of international relations, bringing high standards of morality, ethic and justice to them.
Emphasizing that this is a task for decades to come, a long-term vector of our foreign policy, the Leader of the Nation stated that the fundamental, defining principles and approaches of the foreign policy line of the Turkmen state remain unchanged.
Within the framework of the meeting, the program "Revival of a new era of a sovereign state: the National program of socio-economic development of Turkmenistan for 2022-2052" was adopted.