President of Turkmenistan and Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation reaffirm the willingness to develop partnershipWednesday, 14 August 2019 20:24
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had a meeting with Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, who arrived in our country, heading the RF representative delegation to participate in the First Caspian Economic Forum in the Avaza National tourism zone.
Cordially welcoming the distinguished guest, the President of Turkmenistan expressed confidence that the current working visit to Turkmenistan of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation would contribute to enhancing the interstate dialogue, and would determine further ways for cooperation.
Expressing gratitude for the cordial welcome and warm wishes, the guest conveyed greetings from President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. Noting that this meeting is a good opportunity to discuss the priority tasks of cooperation, Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the Turkmen leader on the organization of such a significant forum, which brought together the representatives of the littoral states as well as other countries.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed best wishes to President Vladimir Putin and emphasized that Turkmenistan highly appreciated the Russian Federation’s support for the international initiatives put forward by Turkmenistan, including the proposal to hold the First Caspian Economic Forum.
Taking this opportunity, Dmitry Medvedev expressed gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the personal assistance rendered to the development of interstate cooperation, which has reached a qualitatively new level in recent years. Particular emphasis was placed on the positive dynamics of relations at the regional level.
Expressing satisfaction with the significant success in implementing the existing agreements, the Turkmen leader and the head of the Government of the Russian Federation confirmed their willingness to build up fruitful cooperation, identifying new directions and opportunities.
In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan and his guest underlined the efficiency of the meetings with the representatives of the competent authorities for the economy and transport of the Caspian littoral states, including Turkmenistan and Russia, as well as the first meeting of the Turkmen-Astrakhan Council on Entrepreneurship.
Particular attention during the meeting was paid to the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation. Expressing satisfaction with the progressive character of trade and economic relations that is expressed in the positive dynamics of the trade turnover, the President of Turkmenistan and the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation focused on the existing potential for building up cooperation in this direction.
In this context, it was emphasized that the active work of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Russian Commission, national business councils established under the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan and Russia, all interested ministries and departments, and enterprises of the both countries contributed to the expansion of mutual import-export operations and the geography of inter-regional contacts.
The fuel and energy complex, shipbuilding, car industry, sea shipping in the Caspian Sea, agriculture, including the supply of food products to the Russian market were specified among the priority vectors of cooperation.
It was also underlined that interstate relations successfully developed in the humanitarian sphere. Scientists, specialists of the sphere of education and culture take an active part in the international conferences, exhibitions, art festivals and meetings held regularly in the two countries.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and RF Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev underlined the importance of widening efficient relations in the humanitarian sphere.
Discussing the issues on the international agenda, the Turkmen leader and the distinguished guest paid attention to the global security of energy supplies, optimization of transport flows in Eurasia and environmental problems.
In conclusion of the meeting, which was held in the atmosphere of trust, the head of the Turkmen state and the Prime Minister of Russia expressed confidence in the progressive development of the interstate dialogue and reaffirmed the mutual interest in building a multi-aspect partnership.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
On the 1st of May 2019, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has sent a congratulatory letter to the newly elected President of Ukraine Vladimir Aleksandrovich Zelenskiy on his election to the high state post.
Speaking for the press after the talks and signing of the package of Turkmen – Korean documents, President Moon Jae-in expressed the gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for cordial welcome.
- This is my first visit to Central Asia after my appointment to the post of the President and I think it is very important that Turkmenistan is the first country in the rank of planned visit, - the Head of the Republic of Korea said.
Turkmenistan has reached high level of social and economic development and made big contribution to the achievement of peace and prosperity in the region for the years of independence, Moon Jae-in highlighted, having expressed the respect to the fortitude and commitment of Turkmen people.
- First of all, we have common vision of the perspectives of prosperity of Eurasian continent. For achievement of these goals, Korea promotes new northern policy and Turkmen side expressed the support to this strategy today. I highly appreciate the efforts of Turkmenistan for making of the country as transit and transport hub of regional and continental significance. We agreed to consolidate the efforts for promotion of integration processes in Eurasia, - Moon Jae-in noted.
Speaking of priorities of bilateral cooperation, the President of the Republic of Korea outlined the sphere of culture and education.
- We have come to single opinion about the expansion of the programme of study of Korean language and opening of Sijo School in Turkmenistan as well as have agreed to expand the opportunity for Turkmen student to have practical training in our country. I hope for activation of the contacts in cultural, art, tourism, educational and sport spheres for the nations of two countries would be able to know and understand better each other, - Moon Jae-in noted.
The President of the Republic of Korea also said that construction of big petrochemical complex has been completed last year in Kiyanly, Balkan Velayat and this is the evidence that Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea are efficient partners, high-ranking guest said, having expressed the hope that Korean companies would participate in the projects in fuel and energy sector promoted by the Government of Turkmenistan more actively.
- Today, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that great importance would be given to the cooperation with Korean companies. This is great support for us. Actively using existing potential, we would continue the cooperation and implementation of the projects, which would be the second and third Kiyanly, - the President of the Republic of Korea said.
The sides agreed to consolidate the efforts in training of personnel in industrial, fuel and energy spheres under support of Korean Plant Industry Association and Korean Institute of Industrial Technologies. Our country will train highly qualified engineers, exchange the information improving economic competiveness by this.
The agreement in activation of the partnership in health protection and digital technologies spheres has also been reached. It is directly related to the wealth and health of the citizens. In this context, Moon Jae-in highlighted the importance of the project of development of the system of electronic health protection including distant medicine.
- The Republic of Korea was the first in the world to start the commercialization of 5G technologies. The country takes leading positions in development of information and communication technologies. Based on the Memorandum of Understanding for Information and Communication Technologies, our country would be able to take part the expansion of digital infrastructure of Turkmenistan, - Moon Jae-in said
The Leader of friendly country has also stated with delight the similarity of the approaches to the solution of ecological problems and expressed the gratitude to Turkmenistan for the decision to become a members of the Global Institute of Green Growth. I hope that cooperation in ecological sphere including the problem of Aral Sea would be the contribution to stability and prosperity of Central Asia.
The Heads of two countries have also agreed on cooperation in the subjects of achievement of peace and prosperity of Korean Peninsula.
- President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed the support to the Government of the Republic of Korea for denuclearization of Korean Peninsula and establishment of peace. Turkmenistan support is very important for us, - President Moon Jae-in said, having expressed the gratitude to Turkmen leader.
The President of the Republic of Korea has also expressed the respect to the efforts of Turkmenistan for establishment of peace in the region, stabilization of the situation in Afghanistan. Using the platform of the forum “The Republic of Korea – Central Asia”, we would be able to bring the positions closer and to activate the cooperation, - President Moon Jae-in said.
- I am confident that today’s meeting would give an important impulse to interstate cooperation and rapprochement of people of our countries, the Head of the Republic of Korea highlighted in the end.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
President of Turkmenistan and President of the Republic of Korea familiarize with polyethylene and polypropylene productsFriday, 19 April 2019 12:35
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in visited the largest in the region gas chemical complex in Kiyanly, built with the participation of large Korean companies - LG and Hyundai.
Getting acquainted with the technological capacities of the enterprise, the leaders of the two countries evaluated the range and quality of products manufactured at the polymer plant.
As is known, the demand for polypropylene and polyethylene grows all around the world due to their unique properties - lightness, durability, environmental friendliness, resistance to high temperatures. Thanks to the development of innovative technologies, their applications widely expands.
That is vividly proved by the exhibition of samples of the products manufactured at the gas chemical complex in Kiyanly, which showcased the technological possibilities of production and the prospects for its development.
The President of Turkmenistan and the President of the Republic of Korea examined the product samples. Among them are pipe products of a wide profile, packaging materials and containers, films of various thickness, synthetic yarn for manufactured carpets and floor coverings, household accessories, furniture, children's toys, etc.
The polypropylene yarn carpets made in the national ornamental style attracted the special attention of President Moon Jae-in. The Head of the Republic of Korea expressed admiration with the quality and design of manufactured carpets.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
The official welcoming ceremony of President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in, who arrived in Turkmenistan on the state visit, took place in Ashgabat.
In the morning, the cortege of the distinguished guest, accompanied by the motorcycle escort of honour, headed to the Square of Independence. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov cordially welcomed the President of Korea and the leaders of the two states headed to the podium.
The commander of the Guard of Honour reported to the President of Turkmenistan and the State anthems of the two countries were performed. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of Korea Moon Jae-in walked past the Guard of Honour.
The members of the official delegation of Turkmenistan as well as the leaders of the diplomatic corps accredited in our country were introduced to the President of Korea. In turn, President Moon Jae-in introduced the members of the government delegation of his country to the President of Turkmenistan.
The motor cortege of the leaders of Turkmenistan and Korea headed to the Oguzhan Presidential Palace Complex.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
President Salome Zourabichvili – NATO Open Door Policy is the Cornerstone for NATO-Georgia RelationshipMonday, 25 March 2019 16:33
President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili hosted the NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, as part of his official visit to Georgia.
The President of Georgia expressed her gratitude to Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg for visiting Georgia and stated that it is a pleasant and respectful fact to see Georgia and NATO hosting together NATO-led military exercises, an important message manifesting the level of our confidence-based relationship.
“The path that we follow is a very important sign for Georgia’s population - this path is irreversible and there is no alternative. Everything is done on our side, including military and political reforms, to strongly keep this path.
“NATO’s Open Door Policy is the cornerstone for the NATO-Georgia Partnership. This policy continues, especially following the accession of North Macedonia - an important step,” said the President of Georgia.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that Georgia is an extremely valuable partner and the door is open for Georgia.
NATO continues to support Georgia and urges the Russian Federation to withdraw its forces from the Tskhinvali region and Abkhazia.
“Madam President, it is really great to be back and meet you again. We last met in Brussels and now here in Tbilisi; that shows strength and high-level of partnership activities that we now have between Georgia and NATO.
“Georgia is a highly valued partner of NATO. Today, I have visited the Joint Training Center where we now are conducting joint exercises - Georgia and the several NATO allies and some partners.
“It shows that Georgian soldiers and the NATO soldiers are able to operate side-by-side and work together. And, I am extremely grateful for Georgia’s contributions in our shared security.
“Georgia is a part of NATO Response Force. Georgia contributes in our mission in Afghanistan and by working so closely together, we are strengthening the security of NATO allies and also helping you. This is something which is in the interest of both Georgia and NATO.
“Georgia is really a unique partner. We welcome the progress you are making, the reforms you are implementing, and we urge you to continue on that path of reforms.
“NATO leaders have stated again and again that Georgia will become the member of the Alliance. I was present at NATO Summit in Bucharest in 2008, where we stated that for the first time. But, we made the same statement, Georgia will become the member of Alliance, after the NATO Summit in July in Brussels last year.
“We will continue to support you as you walk towards membership and we, of course, also recognize and strongly support the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia. And, therefore we call on Russia to withdraw its forces from South Ossetia and Abkhazia and its recognition of these territories because they are part of Georgia within Georgia’s internationally recognized borders.”
The meeting was attended by Georgia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Davit Zalkaliani, Minister of Defense Levan Izoria, Chief of Georgian Defense Forces Vladimer Chachibaia, Head of Presidential Administration Lasha Zhvania, Head of the Georgian Mission to NATO Alexandre Maisuradze, and Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Ketevan Makharashvili. From the North Atlantic Alliance’s side, the meeting was attended by Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and NATO Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai, Military Assistant to the Secretary-General Gjermund Eide, Head of NATO’s Liaison Office in Georgia Rosaria Puglisi, Officer of the Euro-Atlantic and Global Partnership at the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division Steffen Elgersma, and Deputy Spokesperson Piers Cazalet.
The top-level talks between Turkmenistan and Bahrain take place in Ashgabat. Upon completion of the one-on-one talks, the negotiations continue in the extended format with the participation of the members of the official delegations of the two countries.
It was noted during the meeting that this was the first state visit of the King of Bahrain to Turkmenistan and therefore, the sides have high expectations of this visit, considering it as an important event in the history of the two countries and peoples.
The agenda of the current talks includes a wide spectrum of issues related to the bilateral relations and every possibility to bring them to a new level, meeting the long-term strategic interests of our states.
The key theme of discussions is the cooperation between Turkmenistan and the King of Bahrain in the foreign-policy sphere, where the both countries demonstrate mutual understanding, common positions and approaches to the main global issues, in particular the sustainable development and security in the world, Central Asia and Middle East.
The sides expressed the confidence in that the political and diplomatic mechanisms and tools should be used to resolve conflicts and ensure the durable and long-lasting peace as well as agreed to mutually support each other in fames of the international organizations.
During the current talks, Turkmenistan and Bahrain have confirmed the commonality of views on such important political issues as contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, the struggle against the universal challenges, including terrorism, extremism, cross-border crime, illicit drug trafficking. The most important condition for such cooperation is the intensification of systematic relations between the governments of both countries and the agencies of foreign affairs.
President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan came on official visit to Turkmen capital tonight. Talks between Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will be held in Ashgabat on February 21.
This high-level meeting is to become another important step toward the improvement of cooperation of two countries, which nations are united by centuries-old traditions of friendship and historical and cultural relations.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers on February 15 that relations between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan at present moment have significantly activated and entered new levels.
The Head of the State noted that neutral Turkmenistan steadily implements constructive strategy meeting both national interests and the concept of sustainable development in regional and global scale.
Speaking for the regulation of the situation in Afghanistan by exclusively peaceful political and diplomatic measures, Turkmenistan proposes specific measures aimed at the restoration of the economy and social infrastructure of neighbouring country.
This is indicated by the initiatives of Turkmen side proposed at the sessions of the UN General Assembly and other representative international forums including on the construction of the TAPI pipeline. Practical implementation of this major project will be actual contribution to the formation of modern architecture of global energy security and will support the solution of current social problems in Afghanistan, in particular the creation of new working places.
Cooperation in such strategic sphere as transport, which has significant potential, is also very important. In the future, it will allow Afghanistan connecting to the system of transit and transport traffic in regional and international scale supporting its integration to the world economic relations.
Expressing the solidarity with fraternal Afghan nation in its desire for peace and harmony, Turkmenistan would continue rendering comprehensive support and necessary humanitarian aid, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted.
It is expected that the agenda of Turkmen – Afghan high-level talks will include wide spectrum of issues of interstate cooperation both in bilateral format as well as under competent international organizations and structures, first the UN. The leaders of two countries will discuss key directions of beneficial partnership in trade and economic, energy, transport and transit spheres.
As it was mentioned before, special attention will be paid to the implementation of major infrastructural projects including the construction of Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India transnational gas pipeline and Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan power and fibre optic lines as well as to further development of international transport corridors, which include existing Serhetabat – Turgundy and Kerky – Ymamnazar – Akina railroads.
Humanitarian sphere is an integral component of Turkmen – Afghan cooperation. As is known, our country builds social facilities in neighbouring country, in particular medical and educational infrastructure, together with the supplies of liquefied gas and electricity by beneficial price, various free of charge humanitarian cargos. In addition, Afghan students study in educational facilities of Turkkmenistan receiving professional knowledges in different spheres.
Big package of documents, which are to give new stimulus to constructive political dialog, expansion of trade and economic partnership, cultural and humanitarian contacts between two countries and nations, is planned to be signed by the outcomes of high-level meeting.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
The official ceremony of meeting President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, who arrived in Turkmenistan on the official visit, took place in Ashgabat.
In the morning, the motor cortege of the President of Afghanistan, accompanied by the motorcycle escort of honour headed to the Square of Independence. The President of Turkmenistan cordially greeted the President of Afghanistan and the leaders of the two countries headed to the special podium.
The commander of the Guard of Honour reported to the President and the State anthems of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan were performed. The leaders of the two countries walked past the Guard of Honour. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov presented the members of the official delegation of Turkmenistan to the President of Afghanistan. The distinguished guest met with the leaders of the diplomatic corps accredited in our country. In turn, the head of the neighbouring state introduced the members of the government delegation of Afghanistan to the President of Turkmenistan.
Upon completion of the ceremony, the Guard of Honour marched past the Independence Square.
The leaders of the two states headed to the Ruhyet Palace. After the official photographing ceremony, the Presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan had the one-on-one top-level talks.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
The top-level talks between the President of Turkmenistan and the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan took place at the Ruhyet Palace in Ashgabat.
Greeting President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov thanked the distinguished guest for the accepted invitation to pay an official visit to our country and expressed belief that the meeting would become an important step towards the enhancement of the interstate trust-based and constructive dialogue.
Emphasizing the progressive dynamics of the bilateral cooperation, based on the principles of fraternity and neighbourliness, the President of Turkmenistan noted that the political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation was aimed at ensuring the prosperity of our peoples.
It was also noted that within 27 years of diplomatic relations between the states, they have been developed not only in the bilateral format, but also in the framework of the international organisations, on the platforms of which Afghanistan has always supported Turkmenistan’s initiatives.
In recent years, the mutual sales turnover between the two countries has increased. Based on the common cultural and historical roots, the peoples of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan develop cooperation in the humanitarian sphere – in the areas of education, science, sports.
Expressing gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the cordial welcome and hospitality, the distinguished guest underlined that he was happy with the opportunity to visit Turkmenistan once again. The guest noted that the people of Afghanistan sincerely appreciated the friendly and fraternal relations with our country, as well as highly evaluated the Turkmen leader’s peace-loving policy that stands as an integral factor of security, stability and sustainable development in the region.
The distinguished guest noted that in recent years, Afghanistan had passed the way that is equal to decades, emphasizing the significant role of the President of Turkmenistan in this regard and expressing sincere gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the people of Turkmenistan for their assistance in the socio-economic revival of Afghanistan, including through the implementation of infrastructural projects in various fields.
During the meeting, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discussed the key areas of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, focusing on the progress of implementation of the agreements achieved earlier and the prospects for partnership. Particular attention was paid to the joint projects of great importance for the entire region, including the construction of the TAPI gas pipeline and the formation of transit transport corridors.
The leaders of the two states expressed the mutual interest in expanding Turkmen-Afghan cooperation in the trade, economic, humanitarian and cultural spheres. The parties also exchanged views on a number of important issues of the regional and international politics of mutual interest.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan