On October 27, 2020, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister of Malaysia Muhyiddin Yassin.
After a mutual greeting, the President of Turkmenistan and the head of the Malaysian Government noted with satisfaction the high level of bilateral relations, initially built on the principles of mutual respect, understanding and trust.
Addressing Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin with gratitude for the attention paid to strengthening the traditionally friendly interstate dialogue, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that Malaysia is one of the priority partners of Turkmenistan in the Asia-Pacific region.
Continuing the conversation, it was noted that our countries are effectively interacting both in a bilateral and multilateral format, within the framework of the United Nations and other authoritative international structures.
One of the main directions of the Turkmen-Malaysian cooperation was the further intensification of trade and economic ties. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov cited interaction in the oil and gas sector as an example of effective joint efforts, where the Malaysian state-owned company “PETRONAS” is a long-standing and reliable partner of Turkmenistan.
At the same time, during the telephone conversation, it was stated that there are also good opportunities for cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies and digitalization of the economy, the introduction of advanced scientific developments into production.
Humanitarian contacts are invariably an integral part of the Turkmen-Malaysian relations. It has accumulated a lot of experience and has a solid potential for deepening fruitful cooperation in the field of education, science and culture, as well as in the field of healthcare.
During the exchange of views on a number of topical issues of regional and global issues, the topic of the coronavirus pandemic was touched upon, causing serious concern to the world community. In this regard, the need to consolidate efforts was emphasized as the most important factor in successfully countering this dangerous threat.
At the end of the telephone conversation, confirming the commitment of Turkmenistan and Malaysia to the course of further comprehensive development of constructive cooperation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin exchanged best wishes for each other and the peoples of both countries.
President of Turkmenistan addresses participants of the Exhibition of Economic Achievements and Conference on Digital Economy
“I congratulate you opening of the Exhibition of Economic Achievements of Turkmenistan and the scientific-practical conference “Digital Economy - the Most Important Factor of Economic Development”! I sincerely wish great success to the forum dedicated to the 29th anniversary of independence of Turkmenistan!”- says President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, addressing the participants of the exhibition and conference.
According to the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, today neutral Turkmenistan occupies a leading position among the dynamically developing countries of the world, is known as the state that relies on high technologies, successfully implementing large-scale programmes. Initiatives aimed at ensuring well-being of the peoples in the region and the planet are widely supported by the international community that also contributes to the steady growth of the international authority of the country.
“In a short historical period, Turkmenistan has carried out fundamental reforms and has achieved high results in all areas of the state's life.
“We will continue implementing economic reforms, ensuring dynamic development of the country. We will strive for the main goal – to bring Turkmenistan up to the level of a number of highly developed states of the world.
“Based on the principles of peacefulness and progressive development, the domestic and foreign policy of the country, large-scale activities in the interests of the state and society, as well as the peoples of other countries, the fundamental transformations carried out in the country serve a great goal - to ensure the comprehensive harmonious development of the independent state, to improve the living standards of the Turkmen people”, says the President of Turkmenistan in his address.
In conclusion, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that the exhibition and conference would provide a platform for presenting Turkmenistan’s achievements in the economic and social sphere and wished their participants good health and great success in work.
CEO of Çalık Holding informs President of Turkmenistan on the progress in implementing a number of projectsThursday, 10 September 2020 19:13
In frames of a working trip to the Balkan velayat, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received CEO of Çalık Holding group of companies Ahmet Çalık.
Thanking for the opportunity of a personal meeting, the businessman congratulated the President of Turkmenistan on the significant event - the start of construction of gas turbine power units at the Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries.
Wishing the President of Turkmenistan good health and success in his versatile activity, the guest expressed belief in that the international community highly appreciated the achievements of Turkmenistan, which demonstrates the rapid paces of development.
As noted, the “open door” policy pursued by the President of Turkmenistan, high rates of economic growth, large-scale programmes for the development of the industrial sector, a favorable investment climate provide wide opportunities for enhancing partnership with foreign business circles and attracting world experience in many areas, primarily in knowledge-intensive and high-tech industries.
Underlining the fruitful character of relations between Turkey and Turkmenistan, bounded with the ties of friendship, fraternity as well as historical and cultural affinity, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov dwelled upon the activity of the Turkish company on the Turkmen market
In this context, the Turkmen leader focused on increasing the efficiency of the holding's participation in the implementation of large-scale mutually beneficial projects.
Underlining the importance of the largest energy pipeline - the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, as well as the TAP power transmission line, the construction of which was entrusted to Çalık Holding, the President of Turkmenistan instructed the CEO of the company to complete all works at the high level within the target time frame.
Noting that it is a great honor for his company to continue long-term cooperation, participating in the implementation of large-scale transformation programmes, carried out in our country, the Turkish businessman reported on the progress in implementing a number of joint projects.
Commenting on the report, the President once again focused on the importance of high quality of construction works and completion of works within timeframes stipulated by the contracts.
At the end of the meeting, Ahmet Çalık assured the President of Turkmenistan that his company would continue taking the most responsible approach to fulfillment of partnership obligations.
ISSUES OF DEEPENING COOPERATION WITH WHO WERE DISCUSSED AT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTANMonday, 10 August 2020 16:49
On August 10, 2020, an online meeting of the heads of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs R.Meredov and the Ministry of Healthcare and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan N.Amannepesov with the Director of the European Regional Bureau of the World Health Organization Dr. Hans Kluge took place.
As part of a constructive conversation, the parties discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, in particular, effective cooperation between Turkmenistan and WHO in the field of countering the spread of a new type of coronavirus infection.
As is known, during the video meeting of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the Director General of WHO, which took place a few days ago, the initiatives put forward by our country were fully supported by the head of this organization. In this connection, the head of state gave specific instructions to the heads of the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Healthcare and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan to establish coordinated work with the relevant WHO structures.
In order to fulfill these instructions and comprehensively implement the priority tasks in the field of human health, during the meeting, the heads of the relevant state structures of our country once again emphasized the need to increase international cooperation aimed at jointly combating the spread of acute infectious diseases. Also during the meeting, a positive assessment was given on the current epidemiological situation in our country and the progress in implementing the recommendations of the WHO mission experts who recently visited Turkmenistan, was discussed.
In this context, based on the instructions of the head of state, the need, taking into account the requirements of the time, to make every effort to increase the effectiveness of measures taken in the fight against infectious and non-infectious diseases and in their prevention was especially noted.
The intensification of cooperation in the area of scientific diplomacy, the creation of the necessary conditions for a systematic exchange of views between medical scientists, experts and specialists in other fields also became a topic for discussion during the conversation with the Director of WHO / Europe.
Turkmen side once again confirmed that it will continue to adhere to the recommendations of authoritative international structures and continue active cooperation with the World Health Organization within the framework of joint projects and programs.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Welcoming each other, the heads of the neighboring countries expressed satisfaction with the opportunity to discuss the most important issues of the interstate cooperation in a personal conversation.
Expressing words of deep sympathy for the people of Uzbekistan in connection with the natural disaster that caused significant damage in a number of cities and settlements of the neighboring country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized the willingness of Turkmenistan to ender all possible assistance in restoring infrastructure.
As noted, the relevant departments of our country are ready to immediately contact their Uzbek colleagues, establish operational channels of interaction and determine work schemes to mitigate the consequences of a natural disaster.
The further fight against coronavirus pandemic requires effective and decisive joint actions today. Noting that the spread of coronavirus negatively affected the global economy and international relations, the Turkmen leader emphasized the need to intensify efforts to counter the spread of this dangerous infection in order to minimize its harmful influence on bilateral trade and economic relations.
This is, in particular, about the implementation of coordinated sanitary-quarantine measures on the border between the two countries. The measures taken by joint efforts make it possible to ensure the high level of sanitary and epidemiological safety, to create conditions for medical testing of citizens crossing the border, and for the disinfection of vehicles and goods passing through the territory of two states.
Touching upon the humanitarian aspect of the interstate cooperation, which meets the fundamental interests of the two fraternal peoples, since ancient times tied with the bonds of unbreakable friendship and good neighborliness, the Turkmen leader expressed gratitude to the Uzbek authorities for their kind attitude and participation in the fate of the Turkmen citizens in Uzbekistan, in particular, students, for whom all necessary conditions for living and studying are created. The Turkmen side also takes every effort to create favorable conditions for the citizens of Uzbekistan in Turkmenistan.
Noting that such invaluable qualities inherent in our peoples as fraternal mutual assistance and willingness to help each other, today, during this difficult period, are demonstrated with special emphasis, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov assured that in the future Uzbekistan could count on all possible support and assistance from Turkmenistan.
Reaffirming the mutual commitment to offer new impact to the development of interstate dialogue, the parties expressed confidence in the inviolability of traditionally friendly relations and the successful continuation of the established constructive partnership.
The heads of two friendly states congratulated each other on the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War and wished WWII veterans good health, happiness and longevity.
Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated each other and the peoples of the two countries on the holy month of Ramadan.
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President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had a telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General, António Guterres.
Cordially greeting each other, the Turkmen leader and the head of the largest international organization expressed satisfaction with the opportunity to discuss the priority areas of traditional interaction between our country and the UN, as well as exchange views on the most important issues on the international agenda.
At the same time, the role of the neutral status of the Turkmen state as a significant factor in regional security and stability, an effective mechanism for establishing multifaceted cooperation in solving critical tasks of our time, and strengthening friendly, good-neighborly relations between countries and peoples was emphasized. It was stated that Turkmen neutrality in fact had confirmed its compliance with the long-term goals of the world community and the basic principles of the UN Charter.
As emphasized, the United Nations highly appreciated the contribution of our country to the development of constructive international partnership in various fields, fully supported the creative initiatives put forward by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, as evidenced by a number of Resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly.
President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that Turkmenistan appreciated the attention paid by the UN Secretary General to the development of cooperation with our country. “This year is a jubilee year for all of us. The UN will mark its 75th anniversary and Turkmenistan will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Resolution “On the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan” by the UN General Assembly”, said the President of Turkmenistan, expressing confidence that these significant dates would be celebrated.
The exchange of views on the status and prospects of bilateral cooperation, including the one carried out through specialized UN structures, with which we have gained solid experience in implementing joint programmes and projects took place during the conversation. In this context, the theme of the coronavirus pandemic that has given rise to concern worldwide was raised.
According to the Turkmen leader, today people all around the world has faced a new, extremely serious challenge that has embraced vast geographical spaces on the planet and changed the everyday life of many states and peoples. In this regard, more than ever, the role of the United Nations as the only universal international structure capable of consolidating the efforts of the entire world community in the fight against the threat is of particular importance.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that the UN efforts to maintain stability in the world during this difficult period created an atmosphere of solidarity and served as the basis for coordinated actions of all states.
Under the current conditions, the UN Secretary-General’s appeal for a ceasefire in conflicts around the world to focus on the shared struggle to overcome the virus has gained particular relevance. Turkmenistan, as the state, the neutral status of which is recognized by the United Nations, fully supports this initiative, considering it in a broad context as a call for cohesion between countries, consolidation of their efforts in the fight against the challenges and threats of our time.
In this regard, preventive diplomacy, which today stands as one of the main methods for resolving internationally significant issues, plays an important role. The huge arsenal of political and diplomatic means that the UN uses in the implementation of preventive diplomacy provides a solid basis for resolving complex international problems, preventing conflicts, and eradicating the causes that give rise to them.
Speaking about this, President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov assured that Turkmenistan, as the country that hosts the headquarters of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, would continue to actively support the activities of the UNRCCA and contribute in every possible way to the implementation of important regional projects and programmes.
In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan briefly dwelt on the experience of Turkmenistan in joint work with the countries of the region and other neighboring states in combating the spread of infectious diseases at present. In particular, for example, coordinated actions are taken together with Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan to ensure effective sanitary-quarantine measures at the state borders.
In this difficult period, the countries of the region provide each other with mutual humanitarian support. Thus, Turkmenistan sent humanitarian aid to neighboring Iran, continues to carry out active work on the implementation of economic and social projects in Afghanistan. Together with the Uzbek and Kazakh neighbors, a number of measures have been taken to create favorable conditions for the citizens of our states in the neighbouring countries.
Understanding the importance of preventive measures, as well as other actions to respond coronavirus, our country conducts this work on a systematic basis. In this context, the head of state expressed gratitude to the UN Secretary General for his initiative to develop the National Plans to prepare and respond to coronavirus infection.
The Government of Turkmenistan, together with the United Nations Resident Coordinator in our country and UN country agencies, finalizes the National Plan, which will be considered in the very near future.
The President of Turkmenistan expressed belief along with the fight against the pandemic, new forms and methods of work that would allow all states of the world to maintain normal operation of both national financial and economic systems and the global economy should be found. It is necessary to ensure the high level of consolidation in the international community, to develop and introduce new models of interaction between countries, regions and continents.
According to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, in this process, the United Nations should play a key, coordinating role. Turkmenistan is ready to provide its experience and opportunities for solving the problems on restoring the global economy under the auspices of the UN.
Understanding that transport is one of the most important elements of world economic relations, our country that initiated three resolutions of the UN General Assembly on this issue, has suggested to consider the possibility of creating new international legal mechanisms aimed at ensuring the stable functioning of international transport and transit corridors in emergency situations.
In this regard, the Turkmen leader proposed to initiate a wide multilateral dialogue on transport issues with the participation of all United Nations Member States, specialized international structures, world financial institutions and other interested parties. The main result of such a dialogue could be a Resolution or another document of the UN General Assembly on transport communications under recessional conditions.
“Today, the successful implementation of all the tasks set is impossible without expanding international relations, and the United Nations plays a special role in this area”, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.
Expressing belief that during this difficult period we will be able to overcome difficulties with dignity and honor and further strengthen traditional cooperation, the President of Turkmenistan emphasized that Turkmenistan would support the UN activities, and reaffirmed the willingness of our country to further strengthen relations with the UN.
The intention of the parties to build up partnership, distinguished by growing dynamics, purposefulness and specificity was underlined.
Thanking the Turkmen leader for providing all possible support to ensure cooperation with the UN and its specialized structures, Mr. António Guterres emphasized that Turkmenistan had proved itself as an exceptionally reliable and responsible partner of the United Nations.
At the end of the telephone conversation, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and UN Secretary General António Guterres wished each other health and success, and expressed confidence in the further dynamic development of constructive bilateral cooperation, built on a long-term, systematic basis and in the interests of global peace, prosperity and progress.
The telephone conversation took place on the initiative of the UN Secretary General.
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The talks between President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President Ilham Aliyev, which were held in one-on-one format, continued with the participation of the official delegations of the both countries.
According to the President of Turkmenistan the main goal of the current official visit to Azerbaijan is to further strengthen interstate cooperation, offer it with the new quality and content given the interests and the objective opportunities of our countries.
“Today, we rely on the meaningful understanding of the necessity to strengthen interstate relations, the coincidence of long-term interests in the main areas of world politics, on the realization of the huge prospects for cooperation in the economy, trade, and the humanitarian sphere”, emphasized the President of Turkmenistan.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed believe that in the current environment it was necessary to further increase cooperation within the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and other international and regional structures.
An official welcome ceremony has been held for President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who is on an official visit in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
A guard of honor was lined up for the Turkmen President in the square decorated with the national flags of the two countries.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev welcomed President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The chief of the guard of honor reported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
President Ilham Aliyev and President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov reviewed the guard of honor.
The Turkmen President saluted the Azerbaijani soldiers.
The national anthems of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan were played.
Members of the Azerbaijani delegation were introduced to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and members of the Turkmen delegation were introduced to President Ilham Aliyev.
The guard of honor marched in front of the heads of state to the accompaniment of a military march.
The presidents posed for official photos.
President of Turkmenistan signed a number of documents aimed at the perfection of the energy sphere of the country
On January 31, 2020, the successive session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan took place. In the framework of the session, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a number of vital documents aimed at the uncovering the energy strength of the country.
The Head of State signed the Decree according to which the State Concern «Türkmengaz» will settle an agreement with the Malaysian company «Serba Dinamik Sdn.Bhd» on procurement of the necessary equipment for the construction of the Turkmen section of the “Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India” (TAPI) pipeline, including the set of equipment for the gas-measuring unit.
According to another Decree, the State Power Industry Corporation «Türkmenenergo» of the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan will settle contracts with the foreign companies for the procurement of the necessary equipment, materials and techniques for the construction of high-voltage power lines and stations “Akhal-Balkan” and “Balkan-Dashoguz.” In accordance with the document the Turkish company “Çalik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.” will implement the necessary projecting, supply, assembling and commissioning of the telemechanics systems, communications and programme supply of the electric power transmission lines.
These documents are aimed at further uncovering of the energy potential of Turkmenistan, as well as offering the given resources to the international markets.
On November 28-29, 2019, the working visit of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the Republic of Uzbekistan will take place.
Within the framework of the visit, the bilateral meeting of the President of Turkmenistan with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev is planned to take place. The leaders of the two nations will consider the opportunities of expanding the Turkmen-Uzbek ties on the whole range of cooperation.