The leader of the nation conducted a general lesson of history of the country, the duty and responsibilities of the younger generation

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Thursday, 02 September 2021 16:06

Today, at the capital's Congress Centre, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave a general lesson on the occasion of Day of Knowledge and Student Youth and the beginning of the new academic year.

It is a great historical event for all of us to meet, exchange opinions, share impressions and discuss successes achieved over the years of sovereign development. From this point of view, as the head of state, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, teacher, professor, academician, I decided to meet with you today and deliver a report in all areas, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted in his opening speech.

Then the participants of the meeting listened with great attention and enthusiasm to the speech of the leader of the nation.

Having cordially congratulated the audience on Day of Knowledge and Student Youth, which is of great importance in the public life of the country, and the beginning of the new academic year 2021-2022, the head of state emphasized that in a few days it will be 30 years since the declaration of independence of Turkmenistan.

On the first day of golden autumn, we celebrate Day of Knowledge and Student Youth with events that symbolize rapid development of national education system.

Addressing the youth, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov recalled that in his book "The Spiritual world of Turkmen" he noted that "the most valuable heritage is upbringing and education and science are the core of upbringing".

Decently continuing this noble tradition, today, with participation of members of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh, deputies of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, representatives of public organizations, respected elders, several modern secondary schools equipped with multimedia equipment and digital technologies are solemnly opened. Our kids, who are entering the world of knowledge for the first time, are presented with computers of domestic production "Bilimli", the leader of the nation said, noting that it is especially proud that these computers, containing information in Turkmen, Russian and English, are produced in our country.

In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave young people the following edification: to always strive to receive deep and comprehensive knowledge and improve their minds.

“As I noted in my book “Turkmenistan - Homeland of Neutrality”, “free, peaceful life of our people can be compared with calmly and freely soaring in the sky eagles and falcons, majestically spreading their mighty wings in the ascending streams. And speaking in artistic language, independence and neutrality are two wings of the Turkmen statehood! ”President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized.

As noted, after gaining independence, national symbols were established - State Flag, State Emblem and State Anthem. Our heroic and glorious history has been revived.

The Constitution of Turkmenistan, which is our Basic Law, is a national value that symbolizes the heights of our glorious past, present and great future, guarantees our unity, solidarity and dignity, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said proudly.

Today, the whole world knows such civilizations as Margiana, Bactria, Khorezm, Parthia, the culture of the Seljuqs Turkmens, historical and cultural monuments of Merv, Nisa, Urgench, Abiverd and Dehistan. I talked about the highest values brought by our people into world culture in such books as “Akhal-Teke is our pride and glory”, “Rapid tread of horse”, “Horse is a symbol of loyalty and happiness”, “Heavenly beauty”, “Music peace, music of friendship and brotherhood "," Turkmen culture "," Tea - medicine and inspiration "," Turkmenistan - heart of the Great Silk Road "," Turkmen Alabay ", the leader of the nation emphasized.

Continuing a kind of excursion into history, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that the Turkmen states always paid great attention to the development of science and education, made great efforts for this and spared no expense. Thus, in these states, Muhammad Khorezmi, Abu Reikhan Biruni, Ibn Sina, Fakhreddin Razi, Abu Bekr Muhammad As-Suli, Abdyrakhman Hazini, Omar Khayyam showed themselves to the world.

Learn, build, and create! In your beautiful poetic and prose works, musical and other works of art, glorify highly our beloved Motherland - Turkmenistan, our white city - Ashgabat, our courageous people!

Addressing the inspired younger generation of our sovereign state, the leader of the nation emphasized that, despite the current financial and economic crisis in the world, we are developing the economy of our country through diversification.

As science plays an increasingly important role in our lives, a new generation is emerging that is well versed in advanced technology. As you know, throughout its history, the Turkmen people never lived in isolation from science. Our young people today have the right to be proud of great discoveries of our ancestors in the world of science. Along with this, the younger generation must deeply master modern achievements of mankind in science and technologies.

It was noted that humanism, decency, spirituality, modesty, courage, truthfulness and pure morality became the norms of life. And on this basis, a national school of morality and education arose.

Young people should turn noble principles of our ancestors into their life credo. Today, the wisdom of our people illuminates the whole world, and huge transformations are taking place on the Turkmen land. In this glorious era, the main goal of our youth should be education, loyalty to the shrines created by our ancestors, and dedicated service to their beloved Motherland, the leader of the nation said.

This was the end of the first hour of the general lesson, which continued after a short break.

Continuing the conversation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that at present, on the way of creating an industrially developed state, much attention is paid to the harmonious development of economic sectors and regions. The share of agriculture is increasing. By radically improving the methods of managing the industry, the level of living conditions of villagers is consistently increasing. Our villages are developing harmoniously.

Bread is a sacred product. It has long been a tradition for the Turkmen people to consider wheat a storehouse, honouring bread, touching their foreheads, not throwing bread crumbs, protecting the tamdyr, the head of state emphasized.

Turkmen melons, including dried ones, were in great demand in the countries of Europe and the East. Historical sources indicate that sweet, like honey, Turkmen melons were sent to Baghdad, China and India. Now in our country hundreds of varieties of melons are grown.

Cotton is also one of the very important crops, the head of state continued. Cotton fibre, which is our wealth and glory, is used to produce yarn, which is used to make cotton fabric, which is environmentally friendly and pleasant for the human body. Oil is obtained from the seeds of this valuable plant, and cake is used for feeding domestic animals. Cotton branches are processed and materials used in furniture and construction are produced.

Particular attention in the speech was paid to the ongoing large-scale work to protect human health - the most valuable treasure of our state and society, to improve the national health care system in accordance with world standards.

Further, the head of state touched on the topic of sports, stating that it is a value that develops a person physically and spiritually, and also expands his worldview.

Here is my admonition to youth - our future - love sports! Sport is strength, beauty, health and high spirit!

The great future of Turkmen sport is in the confident hands of our valiant youth. We are immensely proud of this, the leader of the nation emphasized.

The white yurt is an integral part of the life culture of the Turkmen people. Councils of state importance were held in Turkmen white yurts. With this in mind, we have built “Türkmeniň ak öýi” buildings in all velayats of the country, which embody the features of the national architectural art. Today they are a kind of symbols of our hospitality and national culture, the origins of which go back many millennia, the head of state noted.

At the end of his speech, the leader of the nation wished the participants of the meeting good health, long years, happy and prosperous life, and great success in their studies!

The speech of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was greeted with stormy, prolonged applause.

Addressing those present, the leader of the nation noted that today during the meeting, an interested exchange of views took place on the large-scale work carried out in the country in all areas and important social issues.

Addressing 5th year student of the Turkmen Agricultural University named after S.A. Niyazov Gulsenem Orazveliyeva, who raised her hand, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov asked if she wanted to ask a question of her interest or simply express her opinion.

As noted, the general lesson given by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the first day of the new academic year 2021-2022, was full of deep meaning and content, leaving pleasant impressions on each of those present and enhancing the festive mood.

It is a great happiness to witness this important event in the month celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sacred independence of Turkmenistan, the student said, expressing the general opinion of the audience.

Thanks to the wise leadership of the Great Arkadag, happy young people grow up physically strong and spiritually rich, study science and receive education, and work creatively.

Having asked who else would like to express his opinion or ask a question, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov invited 5th year cadet of the Military Institute of the Ministry of Defence Toylymyrat Begmuradov to the rostrum.

Addressing the President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country, as well as the participants of the meeting - professors, teachers and students, the cadet cordially congratulated everyone on Day of Knowledge and Student Youth celebrated today.

Thanks to the tireless care of the leader of the nation, who outlines the development of education as the most important direction of state policy, at present, all conditions are created in the higher and specialized educational institutions of the military and law enforcement agencies of the country for high-quality education of cadets to receive military specialties.

- We, the children of the Motherland, on this historic day want to sincerely assure you that, further following the model example of your beloved grandfather Berdimuhamed aga, the wise principles of your beloved father Malikguly aga, we will honour our sacred military duty and will proudly take part in the solemn military parade in honour of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of independence of Turkmenistan, T. Begmuradov assured.

Expressing deep gratitude for the broad transformations implemented in the national education system, the opportunities created for the comprehensive development of military education and military art, speaking on behalf of the cadets of all military institutions, he wished President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov good health, long life and success in his state activities.

At the end of the students' speeches, the leader of the nation again turned to the participants of today's meeting, asking if they had any wishes or specific proposals on exciting topics. As noted, anyone can ask a question of his interest, including in writing, by sending a letter to the Office of the President of Turkmenistan.

Then the head of state addressed all those present:

- Dear youth, the future of our country is connected with you!

In conclusion, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov read out his famous poetic lines, which found a lively response among all Turkmen citizens.

 

Oh, my beloved country,

You are both friendship and spring!

The world is a single flag of hearts

And a sign for the whole Universe!

Life is illuminated with happiness,

These are the times!

He always goes forward –

Heroic people.

 

Addressing the students and pupils present in the hall, the leader of the nation called out: "Dear youth, with you forward, forward and only forward, my native land - Turkmenistan!"

This concludes the general lesson.

Having warmly said goodbye to the meeting participants, the head of state left the place of the event.

The talks between President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President Emomali Rahmon

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Thursday, 05 August 2021 15:26

Today in the capital the talks between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon who arrived the day before in our country with the state visit, have taken place.

In the morning the motorcade of the head of the friendly state accompanied by an honourable escort of motorcyclists proceeded to of the Square of Independence located in the centre of Ashkhabad where the ceremony of an official meeting of the honoured guest took place.

Here the President of Tajikistan is welcomed warmly by the Turkmen leader.

Having exchanged friendly hand shake, heads of two brotherly states pass to the specially established podium.

The commander of the company of the Guard of honour solemnly reports.

National anthems of the Republic of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are performed.

Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Emomali Rahmon pass by the line of soldiers of the Guard of honour and pay a tribute of respect to the National flag of Turkmenistan.

The leader of the nation introduces the honoured guest to the members of the official delegation of Turkmenistan. In turn the head of the neighbouring country introduces President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the members of the governmental delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan.

At the end of the ceremony soldiers of the Guard of honour pass on the Square of Independence with solemn march.

Then the motorcade of President of Republic Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon accompanied by an honourable horse escort goes to the central entry of the "Oguzhan" Presidential Palace complex where he is met by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

At the end of the ceremony of official photographing on the background of the National flags of two countries the Turkmen leader invites his Tajik colleague to pass into the hall for bilateral meetings where summit talks in a format "face to face" took place.

During the negotiations which were held in friendly, confidential conditions, interlocutors confirmed mutual adherence of the parties and further to deepen the established fruitful cooperation, with the account of available potential and priorities of social and economic development of two countries.

Presidents of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan also exchanged opinions on a number of important issues of regional and world policy, representing mutual interest.

Then negotiations proceeded with full delegation - with participation of members of the official delegations of two countries.

Turkmenistan and Republic of Tajikistan firmly support creation of strong and positive mechanisms which would provide peace and stable development of Central Asia, non-admission of conflict situations, solution of all available issues in a format of political -diplomatic tools, good neighbourhood strengthening, observance and account of mutual interests, with a support on the conventional norms of international law and the United Nations Charter.

Concerning the Turkmen-Tajik relations in cultural and scientific spheres mutual relations in which are based on historical links of two friendly people, the Turkmen leader noted existing huge mutual interest in art and the literature and underlined importance of creation of conditions for deepening of traditional cooperation.

Relations between our countries develop on exact and clear principles, comprehension of joint potential in maintenance of peace and safety, development of trade and economic, investment, cultural-humanitarian cooperation, the Turkmen leader stated, having noted that as acknowledgement a solid package of the documents prepared for signing on important issues of bilateral interaction.

Using possibility, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov conveyed to the people of Tajikistan his wishes of peace and well-being wish, and also thanked President Emomali Rahmon for his big personal contribution to the cause of strengthening of mutual understanding and mutually beneficial cooperation between two states and their people.

The floor is given to the President of Republic Tajikistan.

Having expressed his deep gratitude for the invitation to visit friendly Turkmenistan and the hearty welcome accorded here, Tajik leader Emomali Rahmon pointed out that it is his first state visit to our country after re-election for the post of the President of Tajikistan last year and thanked for his congratulation and support.

Sharing words of the Turkmen leader of importance of all-round development of mutual relations of friendship and cooperation, President Emomali Rahmon, from his part, expressed sincere interest in expansion of interstate interaction in all directions of cooperation, having underlined, that exactly such approach reflects real aspirations of two fraternal people and is equitable to their radical interests.

Congratulating head and all fraternal people of Turkmenistan on the forthcoming anniversary of state independence, President Emomali Rahmon wished new successes and achievements on the path of sovereign development.

Important component of mutual relations, according to President Emomali Rahmon, is also development of transport cooperation.

The geographical position and affinity of two countries dictates natural irreversibility of escalating of interaction in this area. We are interested in restoration and increase in volumes of international cargo transportation by road and rail in the territory of friendly Turkmenistan.

As the head of Tajikistan noted, an important link of interstate communications is cooperation within the limits of international organisations. Interaction on the international platforms, first of all within the United Nations, CIS, IFAS, OSCE and other authoritative structures develops.

We support continuation of practice of support of mutual initiatives and nominees on multilateral platforms, first of all in the United Nations, the President of Tajikistan underlined, having noted that as a vivid example for it can serve today's agreements on mutual support of nominees of our countries for election in non-permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations.

At the end of his speech President Emomali Rahmon marked that today the Tajik-Turkmen dialogue really has big prospects for the further deepening and expansion.

We are inclined that our mutual relations, based upon old bonds of friendship, actively developed, constantly finding a concrete direction, the Tajik leader underlined.

Having expressed once again deep gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and all Turkmen people for the rendered warm reception and hospitality, President Emomali Rahmon invited the head of Turkmenistan to visit Tajikistan during convenient time.

Upon completion of the Turkmen-Tajik negotiations with full delegation, the ceremony of signing of bilateral documents took place.

To the applause of the present President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon put the signatures under the Joint statement.

At the end of the ceremony of signing of documents the heads of two states addressed representatives of mass media.

For Turkmenistan the Republic of Tajikistan is an important and reliable partner, relations with which we build on long-term prospect, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stated.

Expressing deep satisfaction with results of the talks following the results of which a remarkable package of bilateral documents was signed, the head of Turkmenistan expressed to the President of Republic Tajikistan and members of his delegation deep gratitude for the big work.

In conclusion of the speech President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov conveyed to fraternal people of Tajikistan his best regards of peace, well-being and prosperity.

Making comments on results of the negotiations, President Emomali Rahmon expressed again to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov his sincere gratitude for the invitation to visit Turkmenistan with the state visit which is held on the eve of the major event for two countries - the 30th anniversary of independence.

As the head of Tajikistan noted, he is the direct witness of how for the last years with the accelerated rates Turkmenistan has developed and the shape of Ashkhabad has changed. In the country the potential of agriculture, light and oil and gas industries, other social and economic spheres has dynamically increased. In all it, certainly, the big merit of the Turkmen leader making all efforts for the benefit of the people, the honoured guest underlined.

The potential of regions of two states will be also more actively involved. So, the document on cooperation between the Sughd region and Akhal region today was signed.

Results of today's negotiations, the Tajik leader, without exaggeration underlined, allow looking into the foreseeable future of interstate partnership with optimism and kind hopes.

The honoured guest informed on the invitation of the head of Turkmenistan to visit Tajikistan during time convenient for him and also to take part in the SCO Summit which will take place next month in Dushanbe, as the guest of honour of the chairman.

Having noted that they will be glad to see the Turkmen leader on the Tajik land, President Emomali Rahmon once again thanked President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and through him the great people of Turkmenistan for the rendered warm reception and traditional hospitality.

In the second half of day the President of Republic of Tajikistan visited village Kypchak where laid flowers in the Mausoleum and visited the Mosque of Spirituality of Turkmenbashi.

Then the motorcade of the honoured guest proceeded to the Memorial complex «Halk hakydasy».

After the ceremony of flower laying to the monument «Baky şöhrat», immortalised memory of national heroes - valorous defenders of Fatherland - the leader of the friendly country familiarised with an exposition of the Memorial complex of the museum «Watan mukaddesligi» located in the territory where he left memorable record in the Book of guests of honour.

In the evening in honour of the honoured guest President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave an official dinner in which leaders of two countries exchanged speeches.

The state visit of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to Turkmenistan continues.

Statement by president Charles Michel on the political situation in Georgia

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Thursday, 29 July 2021 15:34

Statement by president Charles Michel on the political situation in Georgia: "I have taken note of the decision by the Georgian Dream as regards the 19 April Agreement. This agreement continues to offer a European way towards building a stronger democracy and rule of law in Georgia in the interest of the Georgian people. I have equally taken note of the continued non-signature by United National Movement of the agreement.

I remain convinced that this agreement is the best way to advance a reform agenda which would strengthen the democratic institutions of Georgia and help bring about prosperity, jobs and growth - all much needed to the benefit of the people of Georgia.

I see no alternative to continued in-depth electoral and judicial reforms, and free and fair local elections.

I call on all parties to put the interests of the citizens first and to commit to advancing Georgia’s political discourse within the framework of the country’s democratic institutions. Consultations with a number of political actors in Georgia are starting. Yesterday I met with President Zourabichvili to discuss the situation and EU-Georgia relations".

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The development of cooperation of Turkmenistan and Russia is in priority

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Friday, 09 July 2021 10:27

Today, on the 8th of July, a meeting was held in the Turkmen capital with the delegation of the Russian Federation headed by the Chairman of the Committee for External Relations of Saint Petersburg Ye.Grigoryev, who arrived to Turkmenistan on a working visit.  

The Turkmen side at the meeting was represented by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Chairman of the Supreme Control Chamber of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

As is known, cooperation of Turkmenistan with the regions of the Russian Federation steps out as one of the important mechanisms of bilateral relations. In this context, the positive dynamics of the development of Turkmen-Russian relations which are of strategic character is highlighted.

During the talks, the parties have noted the perspectives of collaboration in the fields of trade, digital technologies, innovative economy and interaction among commercial structures of the two countries.

The parties have also noted the efficiency of regular meetings of representatives of state and private sectors of national economies of Turkmenistan and Russian Federation. It was also mentioned that the economic interaction of the two countries involves wide range of spheres, beginning from energy sector, covers perspective directions in the industry, transport sector, infrastructure construction and others.

Within the framework of the visit Russian delegation have also held a number of meetings with the heads of the line ministries and departments.

Ambassador of Turkmenistan presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Poland

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Friday, 09 July 2021 10:22

On July 6, 2021, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Federal Republic of Germany Berdimurad Redjepov presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda at the Belvedere Palace in Warsaw as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Poland (with the residence in Berlin).

During the ceremony, the Ambassador of Turkmenistan conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to the President of the Republic of Poland on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

During the meeting, President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda expressed gratitude for the warm words on behalf of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and addressed, in turn, his best wishes for peace and prosperity to the President and the people of Turkmenistan.

The International Media Forum with the participation of political scientists and journalists was held in Ashkhabad

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Thursday, 01 July 2021 09:58

On the 30th of June, 2021, the International Media Forum “Regional Dialogue with the Participation of Political Scientists and Journalists” was held in a hybrid format in the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

The Forum was attended by political scientists, rectors of the higher educational institutions, heads and editors of information agencies and leading media of the country, representatives of foreign media accredited in the country, heads and representatives of the diplomatic missions and representative offices of the international organization working in Turkmenistan, Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council), heads and representatives of the leading media and broadcasting companies of the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Georgia, Republic of Korea and others. In general, more than 100 journalists from 29 countries participated to the Media Forum by videoconferencing.

Speakers Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization H.Soleimanpour, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States B.Amreyev noted that this Forum, without a doubt, was one of the important events, designed to reaffirm the aspirations of Turkmenistan to further strengthen stability and peace, socio-economic prosperity, as well as the development of diplomatic relations with the countries of the world and good neighborly relations in the region.

The Minister of Industry and Natural Resources of the Astrakhan region of the Russian Federation D.Afanasyev, Director General of the international news network “Russia Today” A.Nikolov, Director of International Relations of the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Wansoo Kim, Director General of the television channel “TRT-AVAZ” S.Sarikaya, Chairman of the National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus I.Eismont, the Head of Turkmen-Austrian society N.Berger and others delivered their speeches in the format of videoconferencing.

During his speech, Deputy Chairman of the ITRC “Mir” V.Kazarezov told about the exclusive interview of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the Interstate Television and Radio Company “Mir”, as well as about the plans of the ITRC “Mir” to the 30th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Expressing confidence that this dialogue will serve as an important platform for exchange of views on further intensification of cooperation in the region, the Chairman of National TV and Radio Company of Uzbekistan A.Hajayev informed about the interaction between the State Committee of Turkmenistan for Television, Radiobroadcasting and Cinematography and National TV and Radio Company of Uzbekistan.

In his video address the Director of ‘’Tatmedia’’ Press and Mass Media Agency of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation A.Salimgarayev underlined that the high level of close interaction between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation in the sphere of media is the important vector of partnership in the context of the policy of the development of multi-sided dialogue conducted by the sides.

In his speech by means of videoconferencing the Editor-in-chief of the ‘’News Day Georgia’’ magazine of Georgia A.Otinashvilli noted that the Neutrality of Turkmenistan is a natural, objective factor in a positive move of the regional processes in attaining of a lasting peace and stability in this part of the world and fulfillment of development goals.

During their presentations at the Forum, Rector of International University for the Humanities and Development E.Aydogdiyev, Rector of the Institute of Telecommunications and Informatics of Turkmenistan N.Kuliyev, Chairman of the State News Agency of Turkmenistan M.Gazakbayev, Chairman of the State Committee of Turkmenistan for Television, Radiobroadcasting and Cinematography A.Ashyrov, Editor-in-chief of “Turkmen Dunyasi” newspaper B.Myradov.

PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND PRESIDENT OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC DISCUSSED THE ISSUES OF EXPANSION OF STRATEGIC COOPERATION

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Tuesday, 29 June 2021 18:16

As previously reported, on June 27, 2021 President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov arrived to Turkmenistan on an official visit.

On the first day of the visit, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov visited the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan where he got acquainted with the Exhibition of Export Goods of Turkmenistan and participated to the opening ceremony of Turkmen-Kyrgyz Economic Forum where he delivered a speech.

On the second day of the visit, on June 28, in the morning the high guest proceeded from his official residence to the centre of the city where the Independence square is situated. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov welcomed President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov at the venue. The official welcome ceremony was held for the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov at the Independence Square in Ashgabat. Members of the Government delegation of Turkmenistan were introduced to the President of Kyrgyzstan. Members of the Government delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic were introduced to the President of Turkmenistan.

After the traditional ceremony of official photography on the background of the State Flags, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov invited President Sadyr Zhaparov to the Bilateral Meeting Hall of the Oguzkhan Presidential Palace Complex where Turkmen-Kyrgyz “one-to-one” negotiations had been held.

As was mentioned in the course of constructive talks of the Heads of the two friendly countries, the visit of the President of Kyrgyzstan to Ashkhabad will open the new chapter in the history of interstate relations and will serve as the powerful incentive for further strengthening of traditional partnership and making it strategic.

During the negotiations, the parties noted special significance of holding Turkmen-Kyrgyz Economic Forum within the framework of the current visit, which opened broad perspectives for realization of trade-economic, export and investment potential of Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. The sides shared the visions on number of topical issues of regional and international politics presenting mutual interest.

Then, the negotiations continued in the extended format with the participation of the members of the official delegations of the two countries.

The parties stated the presence of huge potential for long-term interaction between the business circles of the two states. In this context, among the key areas of partnership the textile industry, renewable energy sources, tourism, processing industries, agriculture, as well as transport and transit sector were named.

After the talks in the extended format the signing ceremony was held. The parties signed a solid package of 15 bilateral documents.

Besides that, during Turkmen-Kyrgyz Economic Forum which was held a day earlier, the representatives of the business community of the two countries signed about 20 documents.

After the conclusion of the signing ceremony, the Heads of two states made an address to media representatives.

The Heads of states stressed that an important attention in the talks was paid to the strengthening of peace, stability and security. It was noted that the parties agreed to work closely together in the bilateral format and within international organizations in addressing such pressing issues as combating international terrorism, extremism, transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking.

Having completed the official visit to our country, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov proceeded to Ashkhabad International Airport, from where he left Turkmenistan.

Xi, Putin announce extension of China-Russia friendly cooperation treaty

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Tuesday, 29 June 2021 14:22

BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement Monday, officially deciding to extend the China-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation.

The announcement came during talks between the two heads of state via video link.

Hailing the upcoming 20th anniversary of the signing of the treaty, Xi said in Beijing that the treaty has established the idea of enduring friendship, which conforms to the fundamental interests of the two countries as well as the themes of peace and development.

The treaty is a vivid example of fostering a new type of international relations and building a community with a shared future for humanity, he said.

Putin said the treaty demonstrates the willingness of enduring friendship between the two peoples. The relevant principles and spirit established by the treaty have played an important and unique role in the long-term and sound development of Russia-China relations.

"Russia is satisfied with the unprecedented high level of current China-Russia ties as well as comprehensive and steady development of bilateral cooperation," he said.

The treaty extension will lay a more solid foundation for the long-term bilateral ties development, Putin said.

"On the treaty's basis, China-Russia relations have developed rapidly in various fields, covering politics, the economy, and culture over the past 20 years. The relationship between the two countries has also upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for the new era," said Li Ziguo, director of the Department for European-Central Asian Studies of the China Institute of International Studies.

FIRMLY MOVING TIES FORWARD

"Under the guidance of the treaty, the two countries will continue to make concerted efforts and firmly move forward despite the difficulties and obstacles ahead," Xi said.

He referred to the current China-Russia ties as "mature, stable, and solid" and able to "withstand the test of any change in the international situation."

The two sides support each other on issues concerning each other's core interests and have carried out effective strategic coordination, safeguarding the common interests of the two countries, he said.

The outcomes of pragmatic cooperation, with increasing quality and quantity, are fruitful, he added.

He called on the two sides to comprehensively summarize their experiences of past successes and create top-level designs for new objectives and tasks in various fields to inject new meaning into the treaty.

The two sides agreed to continue maintaining close high-level exchanges, strengthening vaccine cooperation, expanding bilateral trade, and expanding cooperation in low-carbon energy, digital economy, agriculture and other fields and promote the alignment of the Belt and Road Initiative with the Eurasian Economic Union.

"The secret to the strong development of bilateral ties lies in upholding the principles of mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit, and win-win cooperation, and not targeting any third party. Practical cooperation also provides a strong impetus for the development of ties," Li said.

WARM CONGRATULATION

The Russian president warmly congratulated the Communist Party of China (CPC) on its 100th anniversary of founding, saying that Russia cherishes the history of exchanges with the CPC and is willing to strengthen inter-party exchanges.

It is hoped that China will continue to make new achievements in economic and social development and play a more significant role in international affairs under the leadership of the CPC, Putin said.

Xi expressed appreciation for the congratulations and support to the CPC centennial from Putin and various fields in Russia. He said that China firmly supports the strong measures taken by Russia to maintain its long-term stability and firmly supports Russia in managing its own affairs.

Putin vowed to continue deepening strategic mutual trust and strengthening strategic coordination with China. He said they should continue to firmly support each other in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity and respect each other's chosen systems and development paths.

He also called for deepening practical cooperation, increasing people-to-people exchanges, and strengthening coordination in international affairs to advance bilateral ties.

In the joint statement, Russia speaks highly of China's concept of building a community with a shared future for humanity, referring to the concept as "being conducive to enhancing global solidarity and jointly tackling challenges."

Russia supports the "Global Initiative on Data Security" proposed by China, and the two countries vowed to formulate feasible measures in tackling threats in international information security, according to the joint statement.

The two sides oppose the politicization of sports. Russia supports China's hosting of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the statement said.

UPHOLDING TRUE MULTILATERALISM

Noting their close coordination in international affairs, Xi said the two countries have jointly safeguarded true multilateralism and global fairness and justice.

"China and Russia have injected positive energy into the international community. The two sides have set an example of a new type of international relations through their close cooperation, as the world is entering a period of turbulence and change, and human development confronts multiple crises," Xi said.

The two heads of state pledged to jointly and firmly safeguard the international system with the United Nations as the core and the international order based on international law. They also pledged to protect global strategic security and stability, support and practice true multilateralism, oppose interference in other countries' affairs under the guise of "democracy" and "human rights," and resist unilateral coercive sanctions.

Both sides agreed to jointly promote the common human values of peace, development, equity, justice, democracy, and freedom, strengthen solidarity and coordination, and work together to tackle common challenges and promote building a community with a shared future for humanity.

The two sides also voiced opposition to stigmatizing and politicizing acts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and virus origin tracing.

During the talks, the two heads of state also expressed concern about the recent acceleration of the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by the United States and NATO and the increasingly complicated and severe security situation in Afghanistan, vowing to jointly maintain regional peace, security, and stability.

 

Readout of the President’s Audience with Pope Francis

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 15:50

President Salome Zourabichvili held an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis as part of her official visit to the Holy See, during which the two sides emphasized that a new phase of bilateral cooperation began with this visit and highlighted the deepening and strengthening of bilateral relations in culture, education and science. The President discussed the situation in the South Caucasus and Georgia’s role in the mediation between Armenia and Azerbaijan, noting that without dialogue, it is impossible to overcome conflicts and deescalate the situation. The President also spoke about the dire humanitarian situation and human rights violations in the occupied territories of Georgia, including restrictions on the freedom of movement and kidnappings, as well as the difficult situation for Georgian Orthodox churches in the occupied territories.

The President also highlighted the importance of the opening of opportunities to develop cooperation in culture and education following this official visit. She also brought up pediatric oncology and the fact that the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital expressed readiness to cooperate with Georgia on this issue. The two sides emphasized the role of small countries in addressing climate change and environmental issues and the importance of strengthening that role, as small countries do not have the clout to voice their views on global challenges alone.

The President gifted to His Holiness a manuscript of the 12th century hymn “Thou Art a Vineyard” (written by King Demetrius I) dedicated to Pope Francis, a book on Georgian culture, a book on Georgian churches in the occupied territories, a selection of Georgian wines from all around the country, and handed over a gift from His Holiness Ilia II.

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THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN VOICED A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT INITIATIVES IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SECOND OIC SUMMIT ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Published in World
Friday, 18 June 2021 10:05

On the 16th of June 2021, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated to the work of the Second Summit on Science and Technology of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held under the chairmanship of the Government of the United Arab Emirates via videoconferencing.

The Summit entitled “Science, Technology and Innovation: Opening New Horizons” was attended by the heads of states, leadership of profile ministries and other relevant structures of the OIC Member States. The agenda of the forum included further cooperation in the field of science and technology, as well as the fulfillment of OIC Program on these subjects till 2026.

In the beginning of his speech, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov thanked the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen for organizing the Summit. The head of Turkmenistan underlined the relevancy of the current meeting’s theme in view of the unprecedented breakthrough in the area of information technologies and the urge for joint scientific researches in the fields, which pose significant interest for the whole humanity.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov drew the attention of the participants to the need of expanding close cooperation for the development of fundamental science, joint search for efficient scientific solutions, and development of methods for the exchange of results of essential studies especially in the medical and healthcare spheres. This initiative implies the establishment of the Network of Scientific and Research Centers of the OIC, which will form the scientific and technological potential of the Islamic world and will provide an opportunity to exchange data between the scientific societies of the Member States.

Then, the President of Turkmenistan has proposed to accelerate the process of development of a unified concept or main guidelines on water, food and ecological safety on the OIC space, which is clearly stipulated in the Program of Scientific and Technical Cooperation until 2026.

“The absence of certain conceptual documents in such important spheres does not allow us to address the existing complicated issues such as the equal provision of water resources and strategic food products, as well as overcoming of the negative impacts of the climate change and ecological catastrophes”, noted President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

The head of Turkmenistan confirmed the strong commitment of the country to consolidation and expansion of international efforts against contemporary ecological threats. It was underlined that Turkmenistan has stated the need for adopting measures on the development of low carbon energy, as well as the arrangement of a Global Strategy under the United Nations auspices aimed at the creation of a Roadmap for the development of hydrogen as one of the priority vectors in the energy sphere.

In this respect, the head of the state has expressed confidence in that the solidarity of the Islamic world in implementation of international initiatives in these fields is expected to contribute to the achievement of missions outlined in the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development by each of the OIC Member States.

Besides, in view of the current world tendencies, the President of Turkmenistan underlined the necessity of establishing joint structures of secure digital economy, that is the formation of reliable systems in certain countries and large regions, including a single data register on the basis of high-performance computerized centres of the OIC Member States as proposed by the Permanent Committee for Science and Technologies. It was stated that Turkmenistan is ready to consider the possibility of providing its national capabilities for provision of place and operation of such centers.

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