The President of Turkmenistan to visit Iran in the coming days – media

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Tuesday, 14 June 2022 12:55

President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov will pay an official visit to Iran in the coming days, TASS reports with reference to the IRNA news agency.

This will be a two-day visit, during which it is planned to sign an agreement on strengthening cooperation. Along with the head of state, a government delegation will also arrive in Iran.

The Turkmen leader will visit the neighboring country on the invitation of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. One of the first congratulating Serdar Berdimuhamedov on his election to the highest state post, Raisi in a congratulatory message stressed that Turkmenistan occupies a special place in Iran's relations with neighboring countries.

Earlier it became known that Iran will double the import of Turkmen gas for swap deliveries under the scheme Turkmenistan-Iran-Azerbaijan.

THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN RECEIVED THE FIRST DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS

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Tuesday, 07 June 2022 19:35

On June 6, 2022, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received the First Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chairperson of the UN Sustainable Development Group, Ms. Amina Mohammed.

Turkmenistan became the first country of the Central Asian region, which was visited by a high-ranking representative of the UN as part of a working trip undertaken to participate in the upcoming Second International High-Level Conference "Water for Sustainable Development" in Tajikistan.

Expressing gratitude for the time devoted to the meeting, the guest conveyed warm greetings from UN Secretary General António Guterres and noted that she was very glad to have the opportunity to visit independent neutral Turkmenistan, which is not only one of the most dynamically developing states on the planet, but also a long-standing, reliable partner of the United Nations Organization in the Central Asian region.

Having cordially greeted Ms. Amina Mohammed, the head of state conveyed his best wishes to the UN leadership. As noted, Turkmenistan attaches particular importance to cooperation with major international organizations, primarily with the UN, which is a time-demanded platform for conducting a productive and effective dialogue on topical issues of our time.

During the meeting, the interlocutors exchanged views on the state and prospects for the development of long-term fruitful cooperation, evidence of the effectiveness of which are dozens of projects implemented in various fields. They also discussed possible areas of joint work within the framework of the Agenda for Sustainable Development for the period up to 2030, which is closely related to the key goals and objectives outlined in the National Program for the socio-economic development of Turkmenistan in 2022-2052.

Ms. Amina Mohammed expressed the deep interest of the organization she represents in further deepening and steadily building up the traditional partnership that meets the interests of the well-being of all mankind and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Saying goodbye, the Head of the Turkmen state and the First Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms. Amina Mohammed, head of the UN Sustainable Development Group, exchanged mutual good wishes, expressing confidence in the successful continuation of a constructive dialogue built on a long-term and mutually trusting basis .

President S. Zourabichvili Gifts Books from Elene Akhvlediani’s Personal Library to Museum of Books

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Friday, 20 May 2022 11:04

President Salome Zourabichvili gifted books from the personal library of Elene Akhvlediani to the Museum of Books of the Ilia Chavchavadze National Parliamentary Library on International Museum Day.

According to the administration of the President of Georgia, the books, which were purchased personally by the President, include: Du “Cubisme” by Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger and Les Peintres Cubistes by Guillaume Apollinaire.

During the event, the President stated that “these two important books bring us closer to European culture and show how much we had merged with it before the Soviet Union and Soviet pressure separated us from Europe. We are returning to this path now and as a sign of that I want to give you these two books.”

Levan Taktakishvili, Director of the Library Resources Department of the NPLG, noted the number of materials gifted by President Zourabichvili in the library: “We received many gifts from Mme. Zourabichvili dating back to before her presidency. The archives of her parents, of her husband are in the library. It was Mme. Zourabichvili who awarded the Order of National Hero to Mikha Khelashvili. We’re always ready to seek more and more interesting material.”

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

Published in Politics
Thursday, 05 May 2022 13:25

On May 3, 2022, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi.

Warmly greeting each other, the interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the opportunity to discuss priority aspects of bilateral cooperation and exchanged congratulations on the occasion of Oraza Bayram, as well as wishes of good health, well-being, peace and prosperity to the Turkmen and Iranian peoples.

In continuation of the conversation, the parties noted with satisfaction the current high level of centuries-old ties between Turkmenistan and Iran, which have developed in recent years, based on rich experience and the principles of equality, good neighborliness and mutual respect. As emphasized, this year our states are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Confirming the commitment of both countries to unbreakable friendly and fraternal ties, the interlocutors stressed that all efforts would continue to be made to intensify fruitful bilateral cooperation in priority areas for the benefit of the Turkmen and Iranian peoples.

At the end of the telephone conversation, the heads of stateы expressed confidence in the further successful development of Turkmen-Iranian cooperation and exchanged good wishes to each other and the peoples of the neighboring countries.

The President of Turkmenistan got acquainted with the products of entrepreneurs

Published in Politics
Thursday, 14 April 2022 15:06

On Wednesday, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov visited the exhibition of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, which takes place in Ashgabat and reflects almost all areas of activity in the private sector of the country's economy.

The head of state came to personally get acquainted with the exposition of enterprises and organizations of the UIET, and this became a sign of close attention on the part of the top leadership to the successes and prospects of domestic business in solving the problems of national development. Visiting the exhibition, the president stopped at some stands, asked manufacturers about the products presented, the organizational side of the matter.

In particular, in the food sector, Serdar Berdimuhamedov focused on the environmental friendliness of food products and their competitiveness in foreign markets, innovative methods used in processing enterprises. The President also examined the stands of industrial companies, including those specializing in the electronic segment, paying attention to new types of goods and import substitution. The Turkmen leader also spoke with a well-known carpet weaver-entrepreneur in the country, who presents magnificent carpet products at the exhibition.
Concluding the familiarization with the exposition, the President of Turkmenistan said that the state would continue to support the economic and business initiative, creating conditions for the development of the business environment and stimulating the entrepreneurial activity of young people.

 

The President of Turkmenistan dismissed the government

Published in World
Sunday, 20 March 2022 14:07

President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, having taken up his duties immediately after the inauguration, in accordance with the Constitution of Turkmenistan, signed a resolution on the resignation of the full powers of the members of the Cabinet of Ministers, but instructing them to continue their duties until the formation of a new government.

THE SOLEMN CEREMONY OF INAUGURATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN WAS HELD

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Sunday, 20 March 2022 14:05

On March 19, 2022, the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected President of Turkmenistan was held at the Ruhyet Palace.

The heads of the Halk Maslakhaty and the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, members and deputies of both chambers of the national Parliament, deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, members of the State Security Council, heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan, military personnel and law enforcement officers, representatives of political parties, public associations, representatives of national and foreign mass media, local authorities and self-government bodies.

To the sounds of a solemn march, the soldiers of the Guard of Honor bring into the hall the State Flag of Turkmenistan, the Standard of the President of Turkmenistan, the Constitution of Turkmenistan, the Distinctive Badge of the President of Turkmenistan, as well as the Holy Quran.

Then the floor was given to the Chairman of the Central Commission for holding elections and referendums in Turkmenistan G. Myradov, who informed about the results of the nationwide elections of the head of state, which were organized in the country on March 12, 2022.

In accordance with the Resolution adopted on March 14 this year at the final meeting of the Central Election Commission and Article 76 of the Electoral Code of Turkmenistan, candidate Serdar Gurbangulyevich Berdimuhamedov, who received an absolute majority of votes - 72.97 percent, was recognized as the elected President of Turkmenistan.

The culminating moment is coming: the newly elected President Serdar Berdimuhamedov is heading to a specially installed podium.

According to the established good tradition, representatives of the older generation, respected mothers, take the stage. One of them takes out and spreads a white felt mat as a sign of blessing for a bright path and good deeds. In the hands of another gray-haired mother is a traditional Turkmen sachak, a symbol of well-being and prosperity.

The elected President of Turkmenistan pays tribute to these eternal national shrines and approaches the podium. Putting his right hand on the Constitution of Turkmenistan, the head of state takes an oath of allegiance to the Motherland and people.

In a solemn atmosphere, the chairman of the Central Commission for holding elections and referendums, on behalf of all Turkmen citizens, presents the certificate of the President of Turkmenistan to the elected head of state.

Then the honorary elders, representing all the velayats of the country and the city of Ashgabat, present the President of Turkmenistan with the appropriate distinctive badge. On behalf of the Turkmen people, they also express the most cordial congratulations to the head of state.

It is solemnly announced that, in accordance with the Constitution of the country, the elected President of Turkmenistan has taken office.

The National Anthem of Turkmenistan is played, in unison picked up by all the participants of the ceremony.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov bows his head before the State Flag of Turkmenistan and, following the age-old national tradition, kisses the edge of the sacred banner of the Motherland and applies it to his forehead.

Then, the head of the Turkmen state, who took office, addressed the participants of the ceremony with a speech.

The speech of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov was listened to with deep attention and met with a storm of general applause.

To the applause of the participants of the ceremony, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, after warmly saying goodbye to everyone, leaves the hall.

From the Rukhyet Palace, the car of the President of Turkmenistan, accompanied by an honorary horse escort, goes to the Oguzhan Presidential Palace Complex and makes a U-turn around Galkynysh Square.

Warriors of the Guard of Honor and units of various branches of the military lined up at the central entrance to the Oguzhan Palace Complex in full readiness for the solemn military parade.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov reports to the President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

Having accepted the parade, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov proceeded to the Oguzhan Palace Complex to begin his duties at the highest state post.

It should be noted that today, in accordance with the Constitution of Turkmenistan, the head of state signed a Resolution on the resignation of powers by members of the Government of the country in full force, instructing them to continue performing their duties until the formation of a new composition of the Cabinet of Ministers.

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On the same day, an official reception was given in the Reception Center of Turkmenistan in honor of the inauguration of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov                                                

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In the evening, festive events continued in the southern part of the Turkmen capital. On the square in front of the State Tribune, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the participants of the celebration were met by popular vocalists and choreographic groups of the country.

The final chord of the colorful action unfolding on the square was a grandiose fireworks display, which lit up the evening sky over the white marble Ashgabat with myriads of sparkling fantastic constellations.

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On the same day, on the occasion of the inauguration of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, a festive sadaka was given at the Hezreti Omar Mosque.

2022 Address to the Parliament of Georgia by President Salome Zourabichvili

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 15 March 2022 12:32

2022 Address to the Parliament of Georgia by President Salome Zourabichvili. "Horrible scenes are unfolding before our eyes today. Hospitals, children's oncological hospitals, kindergartens and schools, even churches of a same faith bombed by Russia. Evacuation of the elderly and pregnant women.

The relentless struggle of Ukrainian soldiers, or ordinary citizens, to defend their land, homeland and save their independence: such a selfless struggle against Russian aggression only evokes in us respect, solidarity and support.

Georgia has stood and stands by Ukraine and Ukrainians!

I would like to ask you to stand up and show our solidarity!

Let us honor the selfless heroes with a minute of silence!

I want to thank the representative of Ukraine here, Mr. Andrii Kasianov, and with him all those who are defending our freedom and our European future today in Kyiv, in Odessa, in Mariupol.

I want you to know that we are expressing the united spirit of all of Georgia here. We express here, all of us gathered here, the support of the State and of all its institutions, of all political forces and of ordinary citizens. I also want to emphasize that today, the Church is represented here with us and together, we all express our full support for Ukraine and for the Ukrainians!

Today, from those looking at this tragedy, we Georgians understand what Russian centuries-old imperialism means, we Georgians understand and share the most what the Ukrainian nation is going through.

Ukraine and Georgia went through one path: liberation from the Russian Empire, independence, invasion by Soviet Russia and its following uprisings, repressions and the Holodomor; restoration of independence, separatist conflicts provoked by Russia, more war and more occupation. Despite all this, no one and nothing could stop us from freedom and independence. No one and nothing could make us deviate from the historical European path we have chosen.

The history of Georgia, just as the history of Ukraine, is a history of pride and devotion. History is an example of trials and tribulations, of relentless, heroic, selfless struggle against the invaders. This is how a nation is created. The miracle of the centuries-old history of the Georgian nation has been and is in its endurance, its resilience, its unbreakability, its pride! Today, we see the same attitude in Ukraine, and I believe it can only lead to victory.

Today, not only Ukraine, but the whole world is facing the hardest days, but the battle of Ukraine, whether it is won or not, is already successful! Successful, because these events opened the eyes of the world and woke us up.

Undoubtedly, Ukraine's merit is unprecedented international solidarity and unity in this solidarity. Undoubtedly, Ukraine's merit is the unprecedented unanimity and firmness of the European Union, the joint actions of the United States and Europe. Through its accomplishment, Russia is isolated today, weakened tomorrow.

Today is a turning point for everyone, including Georgia, because today we are facing great challenges that may become even more severe tomorrow. Yet at the same time, as is usual in history, with new challenges, crises and wars come new opportunities. New roads are opening up. On this new path, Georgia must take its place. We need to understand what is happening, understand and prepare for every possible event and not sit idly by and wait for what the future holds. This is the obligation of all of us who sit here before the country! Time is running out. If we do not prepare for new events, new threats and new opportunities now, that time will not come back.

That is why I fail to understand and cannot tolerate, that today, at such a crucial time for our country and for all of us, instead of ending quarrels, fights, enmities, destructive confrontations and polarizations at this crossroads, those of you gathered here forget what is reflected on our coat of arms: “Strength is in Unity!”

Society is much more awake than you, conscious, brave and most importantly united. Today I see that signs of national accord have been awakened in the people, although I do not see it in you. Do you not understand what responsibilities you have all together before your people?

And today both sides, both the ruling power and the opposition, are sinning and sinning in front of the country!

The majority, instead of seeking consent, chastises anyone who disagrees as traitor and sometimes as party to war. The opposition, instead of seeking accord, declares any statement or decision of the government as pro-Russian.

Both approaches, in addition to being completely unacceptable and reminiscent of the methods of the Soviet past, are detrimental to country, both from the inside and the outside, and to some extent dangerous. At home, they cause division, weaken us, deprive us of power, confuse and frighten society. Outside the country, they make incomprehensible the sustainability and purposefulness of our national aspirations.

The government sins when it does not dare to express what our history and dignity dictate. There is no justification for this. None of the arguments of caution or fear changes the fact that we must stand with dignity, at least in words, where our conscience and our Georgianness demand it!

The government sins when, at this turning point, it did not present before Europe this historic declaration of our country as backed by joint signatures as a sign of national consolidation and as the first step of national accord, but chose to lock itself in and sign it alone.

The government sins when party is given preference over state institutions over decision-making or publicity. When key decisions between government agencies are not considered jointly and information is not shared. How can one believe that in such a difficult and watchful circumstance the Security Council had not met even once, never have military threats been jointly discussed in the presence of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief. These machinations must be corrected immediately!

The opposition sins when it has attempts in Brussels, Kyiv or the United States to tarnish Georgia's name and face and portray the country in such a way that we prefer fear to dignity! As if we are not worthy of either joining the European Union or partnering with NATO and the United States. Or even worse, when it claims that the government - and therefore the country - has changed its pro-Western course! It is an insult to the country and to your people when you accuse your country so much in Washington and your own country has to defend itself from you. Such politically motivated attack not only harms the government, but also the country and bids the work of the enemy.

The opposition sins when it insults the police and police officers. The Police is an institution with a special responsibility for the stability and security of the country. Especially during this extremely tense period. Respect and support for them is incumbent on everyone, especially those chosen by the people. How is this time for ketchup and flour? It is a shame!

The opposition sins when it calls for radical measures and seeks to overthrow the government, that is, to use its current international situation to achieve its own political agenda. In one shot, it puts the country in a deadlock and maybe in danger, without seeking responsibility for it. It verbally appeals to unity while seeking to win political points through provocations.

However, I agree with both. With the government on the need for some caution and with the opposition on the need for courage.

Therefore, I do not and will not go into the assessment of individual statements or actions of the government that relate to the war in Ukraine and our security. Such discussions should take place in a closed but inclusive format, involving everyone, listening and exchanging opinions, and then everyone should take joint responsibility for the decisions made. The government is responsible for creating this format.

Therefore, I do not and will not go into analyzing the actions of individuals who are deliberately manipulating and trying to sow misunderstanding, resentment, disagreement and inspire any rift between two friendly countries during this difficult time. It is clear to everyone and our partners are well aware that any disagreement between Ukraine and Georgia is favorable for Russia and only for Russia.

I do not and will not go into the discussion of the issue of pardoning Saakashvili, where it should be coming from, because the answer has already been given once. The resurgence of this matter at the time of the war in Ukraine only provokes internal polarization.

Once again, even an attempt to bring any misunderstanding between us and Ukraine is unacceptable. I will not allow this. Therefore, just like last year, on April 9, during my address to Parliament, I appealed to the Government of Georgia to return our Ambassador to Ukraine. Also, today from here, from this rostrum, I address my colleague and friend, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and ask him to return the ambassador so that the connection between the two nations, in these difficult moments, can be fully strengthened, closer and more unwaveringly.

In this difficult time, let us open our eyes at least today and understand what is happening to us. Let us all come to our senses, let's get into this new time together and show to the country the direction and the path!

Let’s correct what hinders us on the path to progress and success. Unity is our only solution. This unity begins with the President, as according to the Constitution, the President guarantees unity.

Therefore, it is absurd when you accuse the President of dividing society when she appeared on Rustaveli Avenue to represent the whole of Georgia! To represent all those who did not come because of political reasons and those who simply could not come. At the same time, the President presented herself on Rustaveli Avenue as the host of the President of a friendly country, as Georgian manners require! This is not a division, this is the first expression of national accord! Those who do not understand this do not understand the voice of the nation. If not the politicians, the public understood all of it perfectly.

And it is time for everyone to understand that the president does not belong to any political force and will not belong to another. She fulfills only the promise made at the inauguration: "I take responsibility with the authority granted by the Constitution, to be the president of all, the president of all Georgian citizens."

The institution of the President is not just about respect, it is necessary to cooperate with it, especially during this difficult period. The war in Ukraine, the new approaches of the EU, Georgia's place in the light of these changes, threats and preparedness ... These are topics that should and would be discussed in any country, not only within the government, but also between the government and the president, between the majority in parliament and various opposition.

Therefore, two weeks ago, I signed a special session of parliament to discuss Ukraine. Therefore, I requested that the Security Council be held in an expanded format.

I therefore appealed to Parliament to schedule my speech on 5 March, shortly after my return from Europe. None of the calls were shared, no extraordinary meeting was scheduled, nor extended Security Council, and finally, the date required for the annual speech was not met.

It is incomprehensible at this time, when the need is highest and time is running out, the restrictions imposed on the President's international activities.

On February 26, 2022, I was refused in written manner to pay working visits to Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Warsaw. Given the current situation, I have canceled all official formats. At such times I found it necessary to use my personal contacts and turn working visits into personal meetings. I think that this approach and such restrictions are harmful for our country, which is in such a difficult region. There is no time for restrictions, on the contrary, whatever we can, at the international level, we should be involved as much as possible, we should not give rest to our partners! I even think that my forty years of experience in diplomacy and strategic affairs, and the personal contacts acquired during this period, are more useful to this country than to lose.

Today we are faced with two issues that force us to act together: that is, the issue of new EU membership and the issues of support for Ukraine and the problems created around it.

My visit to Europe has convinced me that there is a new real and genuine chance of joining the European Union, a real readiness on the part of our partners. In this context, it was necessary and I tried my best, through personal meetings and through international media appearances to establish Georgia's place in these processes, so for them not to be tempted to either forget Georgia or consider it in a different light than Ukraine or Moldova.

Now it is heard from all sides: What shall we do? How do we increase our chances? When and how?

My answer is: Unity! Unity and unity!

There should be no division and separate running to our partners! It is necessary to prepare and present the united plan for the national accord, which will not be a subject to the annulment! President, Prime Minister, Government and the Parliament, all political parties, media, non-governmental organizations, ordinary citizens – all of us should be united and act around one plan and one purpose. We should be working on the package of reforms the execution of which will be mandatory if we seriously see out future in Europe. This will be the real illustration of the national accord, without which, so far none of the countries have integrated in the EU.

Similarly, our approach toward the war in Ukraine should be consolidated. It’s not permissible for anyone, whether a friend or an enemy, to doubt that we cannot agree on such an existential question of existence. I’m convinced that the society thinks more sensibly and its consolidation is possible. It’s not permissible that the country that historically is an exemplary heir to the wars of independence and those of injustice not to stand with Ukraine. It is also clear that as the representative of the US State Department has noticed himself, it not permissible for anyone not to understand the extraordinary conditions that the country, with 20% of the territories occupied with the occupation line located in 40km from the capital, is in.

Our path is one: of principle, but intelligible, neither the provocation of the confrontation, not of advance concession and vague politics of the extreme caution. If this line becomes that of our union, in this framework, it will be easier to discuss our sentimental questions, sanctions etc.

On the one side, ccautiousness is necessary, because of the occupation, regional challenges and country’s economic capabilities.  On the other side requires us to behave as suitable to Ukraine’s friend and member of international community. The question of Russian citizens entering the country is a sensitive one, which should not become subject of our division, cause of a reputation damage and that of panic.  Here too, we have to maintain balanced position. In this regard, those official statements that appellate on the dangers of ethic discrimination in Georgia are harmful. Instead, the Government is obliged to provide the society with exact and timely information, and convince it that civil order is ensured both on the border and in the country.

I would like to address the government and the opposition party representatives: in these hardest times all means should be used to achieve the united position: on the side, the question of EU integration and on the other side – Ukraine. It should be achieved in a way that none of the questions are used for narrow, political interests. I welcome Prime Minister’s statement regarding EU integration. I welcome the resolution that the parliament is working on and I call on this resolution to be adopted unanimously. I have also familiarizes myself with the statements of several NGOs, societies’ petitions and initiatives that I also welcome.

I offer for all these beginnings to be united and for everyone to sign one document, which will be our application’s support and the sign of our full consolidation, and for it to be sent to European Union in one package on behalf of Georgia.

I offer an immediate creation of the position of the EU Integration State Minister and its department, which can be selected from the opposition. He/She will conduct coordination for the integration requirements to be promptly executed, as in the case of other candidate countries.

I call on Government to create extended or other format of the National Security Council with the participation of the opposition, where all the sentimental questions will be discussed. Here too, I would like to once again call on you to announce moratorium on the hate speech in this hardest period.

Lastly, I address the people – I want to thank you for all the private solidarity initiatives, with which you have expressed the support for Ukraine.

Also, on behalf of the Georgian living Ukraine and my own, I would like to thank the employees of the Embassy and the Consulate in Kyiv, Odessa and Lviv, for their personal and tireless devotion.

I want to tell you that hard period is waiting for us, hard economic and social circumstances, just like the whole world. This is our contributing part, at a time when our Ukrainian brothers with their blood and fight are defending the freedom and independence, and open the doors for a new future.

I want you to know, I will try everything, with the Government and the opposition to together find the means of cooperation and unity. To stand up to the threats together and together to find the keys of all the new doors. You too have to contribute, to fulfill your obligation and to bring National Accord to reality. This is the real cornerstone of the country, which will allow us to endure and do everything.

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes! Long live Georgia"!

Xi tells young officials to have strong faith, work hard

Published in CHINA
Wednesday, 02 March 2022 14:24

BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged young officials to strengthen their ideals and convictions, develop and put into practice a right perspective on their performance, and work hard for the causes of the Party and the people.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when addressing the opening ceremony of a training program for young and middle-aged officials at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee (National Academy of Governance).

STRONG FAITH IN MARXISM

Xi said that it is vital for young officials to carry on the firm faith in Marxism and strive for the ideals of communism and socialism with Chinese characteristics.

"It is a lifelong endeavor, rather than an attempt for a while, to consolidate one's ideals and convictions," he said.

He urged them to rigorously abide by Party discipline and the law, and to protect their integrity from corruption in every detail of their life and work.

Party officials were told to take a sober and firm stance on major issues of principle, particularly those of political principle, and exercise their power justly, lawfully, honestly, and for the good of the people. They should have a "clean circle" of social interactions and friends, live a healthy and simple life and discipline their relatives.

FOR PEOPLE'S WELL-BEING

"Communists must bear in mind that working for the people's well-being is their greatest political achievement," Xi stressed.

He said that, when making and implementing plans, they must remain committed to the Party's fundamental purpose of wholeheartedly serving the people, and to the principle that development is for the people, reliant on the people, and that its fruits are shared by the people.

"What are concrete services to the satisfaction of the people should be determined by the needs of the people," Xi continued. "Whether officials are doing a good job depends on how the people feel and is judged by the people."

In delivering real, substantial benefits to the people, Xi said, officials should avoid only addressing the immediate concerns of the people and also ensure that no undesired consequences are created.

Xi said that Party officials must walk the talk with solid work, and refrain from talking big and setting ambitious goals but taking little action to achieve them.

In achieving long-term goals, Xi said, officials must maintain a strategic resolve and have patience.

He urged young Party officials to step up theoretical studies, combine theory and practice, and pursue truth through practice.

DARE TO STRUGGLE

The great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation can only be achieved when all Party members shoulder their responsibilities and maintain the spirit of struggle, Xi noted.

Xi urged Party officials, especially those in leading positions, to take the initiative instead of hesitating to seize opportunities, and rise to the difficulties and risks instead of evading their responsibilities.

Noting that all work must be built on the CPC Central Committee's decisions and plans, Xi stressed that partial and local interests should not be pursued at the expense of overall interests, and short-term advantage should not be put above fundamental or long-term interests.

"Only with the courage and capacity to struggle can we win respect and seize the initiative, and effectively safeguard China's national sovereignty and security, as well as its development interests," Xi stressed.

Work related to the masses must be improved in pace with the times, Xi said, calling on officials to actively respond to the concerns of netizens in particular.

Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, attended the event.

Телефонный разговор между Президентом Туркменистана и Президентом Татарстана

Published in World
Wednesday, 23 February 2022 23:13

Сегодня состоялся телефонный разговор между Президентом Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедовым и Президентом Республики Татарстан Российской Федерации Рустамом Миннихановым.

Тепло поприветствовав руководителя крупнейшего региона дружественной страны, лидер нации с удовлетворением отметил динамичный и плодотворный характер сотрудничества Туркменистана с Республикой Татарстан, успешно развивающегося в рамках межгосударственного диалога с Российской Федерацией.

Отмечалось, что Татарстан традиционно является одним из наиболее активных и надёжных партнёров Туркменистана, с которым нашу страну связывают давние экономические и культурные связи, основанные на исторически сложившихся добрососедских отношениях, прочных узах доверия и уважения.

В ходе беседы состоялся обстоятельный обмен мнениями о нынешнем состоянии и приоритетах дальнейшего плодотворного сотрудничества, располагающего большими перспективами с учётом имеющегося интереса, подкреплённого внушительным потенциалом и большим опытом многолетней совместной работы в рамках реализации ряда масштабных проектов.

Как подчеркнул туркменский лидер, высокий уровень доверия и взаимопонимания, присущий туркмено-татарстанским отношениям, является прочной основой для конструктивного развития двустороннего диалога в различных областях.

Так, достойным примером тому служит взаимовыгодное сотрудничество Туркменистана с крупнейшими компаниями Татарстана – ОАО «КамАЗ» и «Татнефть», «КЭР-Холдинг», Казанским вертолётным заводом и др.

Говоря о заинтересованности деловых кругов Татарстана в расширении своего присутствия на перспективном туркменском рынке, Президент Рустам Минниханов отметил, что этому служат созданный в стране благоприятный инвестиционный климат и высокий международный авторитет Туркменистана как надёжного партнёра, чётко следующего взятым на себя обязательствам.

С удовлетворением отметив установившееся продуктивное сотрудничество в торгово-экономической и гуманитарной сферах, собеседники отметили, что этому во многом способствуют регулярные двусторонние встречи и переговоры на высоком уровне, служащие укреплению мостов дружбы и понимания между братскими народами Туркменистана и Республики Татарстан.

Подтвердив готовность сторон к дальнейшей активизации взаимодействия по широкому спектру направлений, собеседники обсудили конкретные шаги по продвижению достигнутых ранее договорённостей, реализация которых придаст дополнительный импульс углублению связей в различных областях.

Как констатировалось, в свете развития торгово-экономических отношений важная роль отводится деятельности Туркмено-татарстанской рабочей группы по торгово-экономическому, научно-техническому и культурному сотрудничеству, которая проводит мониторинг всего спектра двусторонних контактов.

Как подчеркнул туркменский лидер, мы ожидаем от Совместной рабочей группы конкретных предложений по увеличению объёмов и диверсификации взаимного товарооборота, а также реализации крупных проектов в области промышленности и высоких технологий.

Не менее значимым аспектом туркмено-татарстанских отношений выступает сотрудничество в гуманитарной сфере, в том числе по линии науки и образования, подготовки высококвалифицированных кадров. Как известно, на сегодняшний день в ведущих вузах Татарстана обучается большое количество студентов из нашей страны.

Пользуясь возможностью, глава Туркменского государства выразил признательность Президенту Республики Татарстан за огромный личный вклад в развитие и укрепление традиционно дружественных отношений и подтвердил заинтересованность туркменской стороны в дальнейшем наращивании взаимовыгодного партнёрства.

В завершение разговора Президент Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов и Президент Рустам Минниханов пожелали друг другу крепкого здоровья и дальнейших успехов в ответственной государственной деятельности, а братским народам Татарстана и Туркменистана – мира, благополучия и процветания.

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