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.
President of Turkmenistan and Prime Minister of Japan specify priorities of the interstate partnershipSunday, 27 October 2019 15:39
The meeting of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe had a meeting in the Akasaka Hotel in Tokyo.
Welcoming the distinguished guest, the Prime Minister of Japan thanked the President of Turkmenistan for accepting the invitation to visit Tokyo and taking part in the festivities on occasion of Emperor Naruhito’s accession to the throne as well as for the attention paid to issues of interstate relations. Moreover, the high interest of the Land of the Rising Sun in the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation with Turkmenistan was confirmed.
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe also thanked President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the trust placed in Japanese companies, working on the Turkmen market and participating in major projects.
Thanking for the cordial welcome, the President of Turkmenistan noted that he was happy with the opportunity to meet with the head of the Japanese government. The Turkmen leader congratulated Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and the people of Japan congratulations on Emperor Naruhito’s accession to the throne.
Expressing satisfaction with the new dynamics of bilateral cooperation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Shinzō Abe for his personal attention and keen participation in the development of Turkmen-Japanese relations.
According to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Turkmenistan and Japan efficiently cooperate in the format of international structures that is proved by the mutual support of constructive initiatives and proposals put forward within the framework of authoritative organizations of global and regional scale.
Specifying trade and economic relations as one of the priorities of the bilateral partnership, the President emphasized that at present, Turkmenistan and Japan had built up strategic and long-term cooperation in this area. That is vividly exemplified by the successfully implemented projects for the construction of oil and gas and gas chemical complexes.
At the same time, the Turkmen-Japanese dialogue is successfully developing in the cultural, scientific and educational fields. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that our country welcomed the intensification of these contacts and gratefully accepted the assistance provided by Japan in training of specialists.
During the meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe exchanged views on the prospects of the Turkmen-Japanese partnership.
At the end of the meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe expressed confidence in expanding interstate cooperation and exchanged good wishes to each other, as well as to the peoples of the two countries.
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The ceremony of awarding the academic title - Doctor Honoris Causa of Hirosaki University to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who arrived in Tokyo on a working visit, took place at Chinzanso Tokyo Hotel.
University professors and students of Hirosaki University and the other higher educational institutions in Japan, the representatives of the Association for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Turkmenistan and Japan, and the members of the official delegation of our country attended the ceremony.
On behalf of all those present, President of Hirosaki University Sato Kei cordially greeted the President of Turkmenistan and emphasized that this meeting had marked a new stage in the development of bilateral relations in the humanitarian sphere and, first of all, in the sphere of science.
In the solemn atmosphere, under the storm of applause of all those present, the diploma on the academic title - Doctor Honoris Causa of Hirosaki University was awarded to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the personal contribution to the development of Turkmen-Japanese relations, science and education.
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Ashgabat hosts the meeting of Council of Heads of CIS States under the Chairmanship of President of Turkmenistan
A meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States, chaired by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, takes place in the Turkmen capital. The venue for the Summit is the fashionable Oguzkent Hotel.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov, President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Ashgabat. The Republic of Armenia is represented by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
On the outcomes of the Summit it is planned to adopt an important document – the Declaration on strategic economic cooperation of the CIS member states, initiated by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Before the meeting, on October 10, the President of Turkmenistan held bilateral meetings with the Presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Uzbekistan, and Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev.
In the morning, the distinguished guests proceeded to the “Presidential Block” of the Oguzkent Hotel, where in the lobby President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov warmly and cordially welcomed them.
The President of Turkmenistan held bilateral meetings with the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
After the ceremony of joint photographing against the background of the official banner of the Summit, the State flags of the CIS member states and the CIS Flag, the forum participants had a meeting in a narrow format.
Declaring the regular meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States open, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev was taking part in the summit for the first time. On behalf of all those present and on his own behalf, the head of Turkmenistan welcomed the distinguished guest as a member of the Council of CIS Heads of State and wished him success in his responsible work.
The President of Turkmenistan gave the floor to the Chairman of the Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev, who provided information on organizational issues.
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During the meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State, held in Ashgabat under the chairmanship of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the head of Turkmenistan outlined Turkmenistan’s position on Afghan issues and called for coordinating the efforts of the Commonwealth to address the problems in Afghanistan.
As emphasized, presiding over the CIS in 2019, Turkmenistan has identified the main task – to provide all-round support for the development of the CIS potential, filling the activities of the Commonwealth with new content in accordance with the objective requirements of the day. In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan emphasized that one of the important areas of cooperation was a systematic joint work to ensure peace, security and stability, and effective partnership in countering modern challenges and threats.
“It is not easy to achieve this goal. We all see what complicated processes are observed in the world today, including in the immediate vicinity of the borders of the Commonwealth. Without dramatizing them, however, we have to clearly understand what consequences and potential risks they may bear for our countries”, said the President of Turkmenistan.
“It seems that one of the factors that must be taken into account in the joint political and diplomatic work is the situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan”, continued President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. “Turkmenistan, as the state neighboring Afghanistan, is actively participating in international efforts aimed at strengthening stability in this country, reviving its socio-economic infrastructure, and providing humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people”.
Confirming the readiness of neutral Turkmenistan to provide its political space for the negotiation process on Afghan issues in cooperation with the UN and other interested international organizations, the President of Turkmenistan expressed belief that this dialogue should be conducted with the leading role of the Afghan side.
At the same time, it was emphasized that Afghanistan-friendly states should take an active part in the implementation of economic projects, aimed at creating and strengthening the energy, transport, communication and industrial foundations of the Afghan economy.
To this goal, today our country, together with its Afghan partners, is implementing a number of international projects.
In addition, Turkmenistan provides humanitarian assistance to the Afghan population on a regular basis, including construction of schools, hospitals and other social facilities. “We think that such an integrated approach to solving political, economic and humanitarian issues will allow us to effectively resolve Afghanistan’s issues and problems in the future”, the President of Turkmenistan emphasized.
Defining the main vectors of coordinated work of the CIS in the Afghan direction, the President of Turkmenistan called for CIS Ministers of Foreign Affairs to hold political consultations in the near future.
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