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 TurkmenistanMonday, 16 May 2022 15:53
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 CAPITALSaturday, 12 February 2022 11:43
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.
On January 22, 2022, a meeting took place between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Turkmenistan Qian Naicheng.
During the talk the parties, having expressed satisfaction on the current pace of development of bilateral partnership on a broad range, highlighted that this year Turkmen-Chinese diplomatic relations entered the jubilee stage.
Within the framework of the meeting the issues connected to the forthcoming events on the highest level with the participation of the heads of states were discussed, particularly, the “China – Central Asian states” summit and the opening of XXIV Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
Meeting of the 3rd thematic group of the Georgia-EU Association Subcommittee on Economic CooperationFriday, 15 October 2021 09:49
On 13 October, the 3rd thematic group (Energy, Environment, Climate, Transport and Civil Protection) of the Georgia-EU Association Subcommittee on Economic and Sectoral Cooperation convened its 7th Session - chaired from the Georgian side by Davit Bujiashvili, Director of the EU Assistance Coordination and Sectoral Integration Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and from the EU side – by Dorota Dlouchy-Suliga, Deputy Head of Division, EaP Bilateral relations, EEAS.
The sides discussed the progress in implementing the obligations in the fields of transport, energy, environment, climate and civil protection undertaken by Georgia under the Association Agreement.
Representatives of the relevant EU institutions praised the reforms carried out by the Government of Georgia in the aforesaid areas, both in terms of legislative and institutional rapprochement.
Meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the Leader of the National Islamic Movement Party of AfghanistanMonday, 22 February 2021 18:43
On February 22, 2021, the meeting was held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Leader of the National Islamic Movement Party of Afghanistan Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum who arrived in Ashkhabad on a working visit.
During the constructive talks the sides exchanged views on the agenda of the effective Turkmen-afghan interaction. It was underlined the active development of bilateral ties with the aim of all-round implementation of the agreements reached on high level between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
The Leader of the NIMP of Afghanistan especially underlined the efforts of Turkmenistan’s Leadership aimed at strengthening peace and security in the neighbor fraternal country as well as the integration of Afghanistan and its people into the stable channel of economic development.
In this context the initiatives of the President of Turkmenistan directed to the intensification and development of effective regional interaction with active involvement of the afghan side were highly appreciated.
The parties expressed adherence to the addition of joint efforts in rapid implementation of energy, communications, transport and other projects. In this regard it was expressed mutual interest to the timely and effective realization of the perspective project of TAPI gas pipeline, of the TAP transmission line and new routes of the railroad from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan.
During the negotiations the sides highlighted the significance of the realization by Turkmenistan of large-scale infrastructure projects directed to the further development of Afghanistan and the whole region. As is known, the given projects are aimed at creation of cost-effective jobs as well as stimulating the growth of well-being of the population living along the implementation of megaprojects.
The Turkmen side confirmed once again its readiness to continue active dialogue aimed at advancement of peace inter-afghan negotiations, as well as to provide its political space for any of their future rounds.
In the course of the talks the patties agreed that it is necessary to strengthen and enhance the mechanisms of achieving peace, sustainable development, stability and security in the region as a whole.
The diplomat expressed the Czech Republic's unwavering support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for Georgia's European aspirations.
During the meeting, the Czech Ambassador echoed to Georgia's foreign policy priorities, including the application for EU membership in 2024, noting that full implementation of the Association Agreement in this regard is the right strategy.
The parties underlined the close cooperation between the countries in various fields. For her part, M. Botchorishvili expressed gratitude for the support provided by the Czech Republic to Georgia.
During the meeting, the issue of grasping the DCFTA between Georgia and the European Union was discussed. The sides discussed Georgia's export strategies to the EU and in this regard, and stressed the need for close cooperation between businesses.
M. Botchorishvili and P. Mikyska spoke about the dangers posed by disinformation and hybrid war in Georgia and noted that the support of the EU and partner countries in this direction is very important for the country.
The Introductory meeting focused on close cooperation between the two countries, including the enhancement of the parliamentary ties in the future.
“We tabled the important projects that the Czech Republic is implementing in different directions in Georgia. Their contribution to the equipment of the Rukhi Hospital is also great. We talked about the opportunities that will help us to make our cooperation even closer, including in the field of agriculture, which in turn will help our manufacturers to explore the European market. The guest expressed a desire to see Georgian agro-industrial products on the Czech market, which is very important for us. This will help Georgian products to enter the European market quickly, so that we do not depend only on the Russian market”, - A. Motserelia remarked after the meeting.
Administration of the Parliament of Georgia