On 18 January 2023, the Embassy held a briefing for the representatives of Georgian media on the new, modern administrative center of the Akhal Velayat – the city of Arkadag.
The briefing was attended by journalists of the Georgian First Channel, “TV-24”, “The Georgian Business Week”, news agencies “News Day Georgia”, “Inter press news”, online media “Geoecohub”, newspapers “Resonance”, “Multinational Georgia”, “Free Georgia”, “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.
In his speech, the Ambassador of Turkmenistan Mr. D.Muratov noted that under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan, long-term large-scale programs aimed at strengthening the state foundations, increasing the economic power of the country, improving the living standards of the population, promoting further prosperity of Turkmenistan are successfully implemented. The birth of the city in the picturesque foothills of the Kopetdag is another evidence of the country's steady progress to new heights of development, the successful realization of the creative potential of the people.
The journalists were informed in detail about the stages of the construction, the buildings and facilities being erected in the city, about the park areas, as well as about the lines of modern communication systems that will ensure the smooth operation of the city’s smart technology.
It was also stressed that Turkmenistan, having embarked on the path of progressive transformation, also aims to realize the concept of "smart" cities. The new administrative center of the Akhal Velayat will become a role model, both in terms of new urban culture and in terms of ecology, as well as another visible reflection of the progress of the homeland and a source of pride of the Turkmen people.
President of Turkmenistan and President of PRC signed a package of bilateral documents by the outcome of talksFriday, 06 January 2023 15:39
In Beijing, by the outcome of talks, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of PRC Xi Jinping signed a package of bilateral documents.
Leaders of the two states signed the Joint Statement of Turkmenistan and the People’s Republic of China.
The following documents were also signed:
- Memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China for 2023-2024;
- Protocol on introduction of amendments to the Agreement between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on establishment of the Turkmen-Chinese Cooperation Committee on August 29, 2008;
- Memorandum of mutual understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on facilitation of investment cooperation in digital economy;
- Memorandum of mutual understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on facilitation of investment cooperation in green development;
- Memorandum of mutual understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on connection of the “Revival of the great Silk Road” and “One Belt One Road” international initiatives;
- Plan of cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China for 2023-2026;
- News Exchange and Cooperation Agreement between the State News Agency of Turkmenistan and Xinhua News Agency of the of the People’s Republic of China;
- Memorandum of understanding on mutual cooperation between the State News Agency of Turkmenistan and People's Daily (People’s Republic of China);
- Memorandum of cooperation in information and news between the State Committee for Television, Radio Broadcasting and Cinematography of Turkmenistan and the China Media Group;
- Actions Plan in the field of healthcare between the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan and the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China for 2023-2027;
- Memorandum of cooperation between the National Olympic Council of Turkmenistan and the Chinese Olympic Committee;
- Memorandum of mutual understanding between State Committee of Turkmenistan on Physical Culture and Sports and the General Administration of Sport of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in sports;
- Memorandum of mutual understanding between «Türkmengaz» State Concern and the China National Petroleum Corporation on cooperation in gas sphere;
- Memorandum of mutual understanding between the International Oil and Gas University named after Yagshygeldi Kakayev (Turkmenistan) and China National Petroleum Corporation (People’s Republic of China);
- Memorandum of cooperation between the Turkmen state university named after Magtymguly (Turkmenistan) and Beijing Foreign Studies University (People’s Republic of China).
Today, in Beijing talks between President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who arrived in PRC on a state visit the day before and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping started.
After a solemn meeting, leaders of the two friendly countries will hold a meeting with full participation of their delegations. It is expected that in the course of the Turkmen-Chinese high level talks issues of expansion of bilateral interaction in political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres will be discussed.
After talks with full participation of delegations, the meeting will be held in a narrow format. By the outcome of talks, heads of the two states plan to sign a package of bilateral documents.
Today, in the morning President of Turkmenistan left for the state visit to the People’s Republic of China.
Officials as well as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China Qian Naicheng to our country saw off the head of the state at the international airport of Ashgabat.
In some hours, the presidential airliner landed at the Beijing international airport «Shoudu», decorated with state flags of two friendly countries.
At the boarding bridge of the airliner, officials of the host country as well as members of the government delegation of Turkmenistan welcomed the head of the Turkmen state warmly and cordially.
High-level talks between President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping will take place in the capital of the Celestial Empire tomorrow on December 6.
As expected, opportunities for enhancement of cooperation in such strategic areas as trade and economy, fuel and energy, chemical industry, transport, communications, agriculture and others will become the subject of interested discussion within the framework of upcoming high level Turkmen-Chinese talks.
Having underlined significance of upcoming high –level talks at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers held on the day before, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov with satisfaction noted an exceptional fruitfulness of long-term Turkmen-Chinese cooperation successfully adjusted both bilateral and multilateral formats.
On Monday, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov received the head of the China National Petroleum Corporation - CNPC Hou Qijun. The topic of their conversation was the prospects for cooperation in the fuel and energy sector.
Qijun confirmed the interest of the company and Chinese business circles in general in expanding cooperation with Turkmenistan on a long-term basis.
The head of state noted that this partnership is developing in many areas, both political and diplomatic, trade and economic spheres, including transport and communications, industry and technology, as well as the cultural and humanitarian fields.
CNPC is a long-standing and a reliable partner of Turkmenistan in the fuel and energy complex, an example of which is a large-scale project - the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline. More than 330 billion cubic meters of Turkmen natural gas was transported to China through this transnational pipeline. Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the President of CNPC exchanged views on further cooperation in the oil and gas sector. Hou Qijun informed the head of state about the work being carried out by CNPC in Turkmenistan, including in the contract area of Bagtyyarlyk and the industrial development of the Galkynysh gas field-one of the largest in the world.
Qijun added that he is grateful to the head of Turkmenistan for his personal participation in the opening of a new joint facility - the Gadyn gas-collecting station in Lebap, which took place the day before.
Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasized that the Turkmen fuel and energy complex purposefully draws on the world's best practices and effective innovations to build the potential of the mining and processing sectors, diversify pipeline supplies of hydrocarbon resources and master the production of new types of highly liquid products.
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.
Today, the telephone conversation has taken place between incumbent President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah.
Having exchanged warm greetings, the interlocutors highly appreciated the traditionally friendly interstate dialogue, which has obtained a new content in the modern epoch.
An official visit of the Türkmen leader to the Kingdom of Bahrain and a state visit of the King of Bahrain to Turkmenistan, which relatively took place in 2011 and 2019, became landmark events in the history of bilateral relations. By the outcome of the high-level talks, important agreements were reached and a pack of documents, which laid a reliable foundation for further fruitful cooperation, was signed.
In the course of conversation incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov touched on the topic of the Presidential elections, which were held in our country on March 12, and by its results, Serdar Berdimuhamedov was elected new head of the Turkmen state. As the leader of the nation informed, from this moment, he intends to continue his active work as Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan.
Having noted that in recent years under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Turkmenistan has reached significant progress in all spheres of life of the state and society, King Hamad al Isa Khalifah wished the leader of the nation success in his further work for the benefit of his country and people.
Having expressed his acknowledgment for kind words, incumbent President of Turkmenistan, availing of the given opportunity, thanked the King of Bahrain for his personal contribution to the strengthening of bilateral relations.
Further, the leader of the nation passed the receiver to newly elected President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.
Having warmly congratulated the newly elected head of Turkmenistan with his victory at the presidential elections, the King of Bahrain wished him great success in his responsible work at the highest state post.
Having expressed his sincere gratitude for congratulations and kind wishes, newly elected President Serdar Berdimuhamedov confirmed his readiness to continue the policy initiated by the incumbent head of the state, one of the priority areas of which is development of constructive partnership with countries of the Arab world. On its side, Turkmenistan intends to further strengthen mutually beneficial relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain in all areas: political and diplomatic, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
At the ned of the telephone conversation, having expressed confidence that Turkmen-Bahrain cooperation based on unshakable traditions of friendship and brotherhood, principles of equality, mutual respect and support, will further be developed dynamically, incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, newly elected President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah exchanged their best wishes of each other and peoples of both countries.
On elections of President of Turkmenistan to the 13 o'clock 71,90% of voters voted.
According to Ahal province voted 71,86%, Balkan province 73,46%, Dashoguz province 70,73%, Lebap province 71,29%, the Mary province 72,71% in the city of Ashgabat 72,83% of voters.
Also, 63,19% of voters voted at polling stations abroad.
March 12, 2022 at 7 o'clock in the morning began voting at all polling stations in 2577 and will end on 19 o'clock in the evening.
On elections of President of Turkmenistan were registered 3435950 voters.
Today, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who is on a working trip to Mary region, has held a working meeting on its results.
Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh.Abdrahmanov, who supervises the fuel and energy complex as well as subordinate institutions of the fuel and energy complex in Mary region and the khyakim of the given region, took part in the meeting.
Chairman of «Türkmengeologiýa» State Corporation M.Rozyev reported on the tasks outlined in the «Working plan for 2022-2023», result of the exploration work carried out in different parts of the country.
The leader of the nation noted an important role given to efficient introduction of scientific achievements in the work of the fuel and energy complex, making an emphasis on the services adjusted on a scientific basis.
Further, Chairman of “Türkmengaz” State Concern B.Amanov reported on the work held to modernize gas deposits in various parts of the country, industrial development of new fields, expansion of export routes of the “blue fuel”, recognized as ecologically clean gas in the world. He also expressed his gratitude to the head of the state for continued efforts in development of processing industry in the given sector.
Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov marked that a huge investment is made in our country in development of the oil and gas industry. The Deputy-Chairman also pointed out that in accordance with the instructions of the head of the state, in all structures of the fuel and energy complex, great attention is paid to the ecological state and level of safety of work.
The President made an emphasis on the fact that a huge investment is made in the oil and gas complex of the country and it has a great significance for development of the sector and supply of oil and gas enterprises with necessary equipment, conduction of exploration work, drilling activities and industrial development of new fields. Thus, large-scale projects are implemented by way of development of international cooperation.
The work carried out by foreign partners, main areas of realization of joint investment projects and development of gas deposit «Galkynysh» were also mentioned.
Besides it, exploration work and prospecting and drilling activities carried out in the country in accordance with the instruction of the head of the state were also reported.
With a view of industrial development of oil and gas rich wells the proper work and research activities are carried out with use of digital technologies in deposits.
At present, at the giant deposit «Galkynysh» a complex work is carried out to produce, process and transport the “blue fuel”.
A large-scale work is carried out in the country to diversify economy, to attach an innovation character to it, and to transform into the digital platform, which would rise not only the productivity of wells but also efficiency of work carried out in the gas deposit «Galkynysh».
Having heard the reports, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov underlined that optimal solution of tasks in the processing of natural gas and expansion of its export will enable not only to strengthen the national economy but also to establish fruitful international cooperation and made an emphasis on necessity of investment of advanced achievements of world science and practice to this end.
Having noted importance of use of innovative technologies in realization of measures in the given area, the head of the state gave related executives concrete instructions.
Further developing on the theme, the leader of the nation told them to make necessary efforts to adjust work in oil and gas enterprises in accordance with the requirements of the time.
The head of the state also commissioned them to accelerate the pace of exploration work, complex measures taken to prospect, discover and open new oil and gas deposits.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made an emphasis on intensification of relations with leading world profile institutions using the opportunity of modern communications systems and digital technologies that will enable to train highly qualified personnel for the oil and gas sector and to hold a scientific experimental work.
Besides it, one should strengthen the material and technical basis of the fuel and energy complex, including exploration institutions as well as reconstruction of industrial projects, in case of necessity and prepare concrete proposals to attract investment in realization of new projects, the head of the state stated.
Then, the leader of the nation gave the floor to khyakim of Mary region D.Annaberdiev.
The head of the regional administration on behalf of the population of the region expressed his gratitude that the leader of the nation has started his working trip with Mary region and has familiarized with implementation of the national Rural Development Program.
The khyakim reported that guided by instructions of the head of the state, the region plans to expand the acreage of fields under potatoes and gourds and vegetable at the expense of reduction of fields under cotton and increase in its yield. In this connection, the volume of vegetables and gourds produced as well as livestock production in the region will grow.
In conclusion, the head of the local administration once again expressed his gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the state support in socio-economic development of regions, improvement of social and living conditions of people, gradual increase in productivity of work of people employed in the sphere of livestock breeding, in particular, sheep and goat breeding.
Then, having bid a farewell to the gathered, by helicopter the head of the state made a flight in the direction of gas deposit «Malaý», located in Lebap region.
During the flight, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov enjoyed the wonderful view of Turkmen nature, vast steppe areas of the Garagum that in winter become pastures for the sheep and goats. Especially after the heavy rain, the sand landscape become more beautiful. One should note that rain humidity this time of the year is very good for cultivated areas.
In some time, the helicopter of the leader of the nation landed at the square near the gas deposit «Malaý».
Upon his arrival, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a meeting in which issues related to implementation of the tasks designated in the program for development of oil and gas industry of the country for 2030, modernization of gas deposit «Malaý», and increase in its production capacities were discussed.
Director of the Institute of Natural Gas of «Türkmengaz» State Concern, who by drawings and charts informed them on research activities conducted to increase in the productivity of deposits of natural gas and results of exploration and discovery of new wells, was the first to take the floor.
The leader of the nation stated that as a result of industrial development of newly discovered gas deposits and natural gas mined from them, the volumes of gas reserves of the country grow by 126 billion cubic meters. And it is a noteworthy fact.
After industrial processing natural gas which is considered a bliss of the Turkmen land, is used in many types of industrial and construction goods, the head of the state underlined. Having taken into account the fact that polyethylene and polypropylene obtained from it are used in production of various goods, including carpets and fertilizers as well as ecologically clean motor transport fuel, Turkmen natural gas is a very valuable and important raw material in industrial manufacture.
The Chairman of “Türkmengeologiýa» State Corporation in his turn reported on the state of affairs in institutions under his supervision, in particular, geophysical and geological exploration work carried out in different parts of the country as well as their results. In this regard, a great significance is given to modernization of work of the Corporation and introduction of modern achievements of practice in its work.
Then, the Chairman of «Türkmengaz» State Concern reported that at present, work on industrial development of newly discovered deposits is carried out actively in Mary and Lebap regions.
Then, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov reported on the work carried out within the framework of realization of the Program for development of oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan for 2030. On behalf of specialists of the fuel and energy complex, the Deputy-Chairman expressed his sincere gratitude to the leader of the nation for a regular control over the work of the fuel and energy complex and related support.
Summing up the results of the working meeting, held at deposit «Malaý» in Lebap region, the President of the country wished its participants sound health, family wellbeing and successes in their work for the benefit development of our fatherland.
Then, by his off-highway vehicle, the head of the state made his way to the centre of the Garagum desert. These winter days after heavy rain the flora of the vast area is very attractive.
A careful approach to the unique eco-system of the Garagum and creation of favourable ecological conditions in its territory for steppe animals help development of sheep and goats and camel breeding, the leader of the nation notes, underlining that along with it, an opportunity for development of ecological tourism also grows.
On his way President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a halt at the herd of camels grazed here by the shepherd Aymyrat Pashshykov from peasant association “Ýeňiş” of Sayat district of Lebap region who warmly welcomed the leader of the nation there.
The President of the country having greeted the shepherd took an interest in his work, the state of the cattle, pastures and family life.
With pride, the shepherd noted that he work on a lease method and it is very profitable. The shepherd pointed out that the state creates easy terms for all workers of agriculture, including for animal breeders and on behalf of them, expressed his gratitude to the head of the state.
The leader of the nation noted that our people who have created wise sayings of camels as a symbol of wellbeing and abundance, respected and valued the camel as world treasure. The head of the state underlined that camel hair, milk, chal and agaran have been scientifically proven good for human health.
As the President of the country marked, in the course of history, camels became close friends of people. Among trade caravans, which passed along the great Silk Road, which for centuries worked as connection between epochs and generations, were numerous camels including the breed of arwana.
A.Pashshykov said that their significance is still great and care of increase in the head of arwana breed gives positive results. Adding with pride that he has made a good fortune thanks to his engagement in camel breeding. He noted that today his family members live a happy life and expressed his gratitude to the leader of the nation to this end.
The shepherd was presented with a gift on behalf of the head of the state. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressing the shepherd of camels said that he has a much-respected trade and having wished him great future success, he left the place.
Then, by helicopter, the head of the state flew in the direction of Turkmenabat city.