Published in World
Thursday, 12 May 2022 18:20

On May 10, 2022, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to Turkmenistan, Ms. Beth Eden Kite.

Presenting her credentials, the diplomat conveyed warm greetings from the President of Israel Yitzhak Herzog and expressed her wishes for great success to President Serdar Berdimuhamedov at the highest state post.

Congratulating the plenipotentiary representative of the friendly country on her appointment to this post, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov conveyed his best wishes in response to the top leadership of Israel.

During the conversation, a wide range of issues was discussed regarding the further expansion of a productive dialogue in the political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres, taking into account the interests of the two states and the great potential that exists.

Confirming the mutual focus of our countries on the progressive building up of interstate relations, the interlocutors identified priority areas for further partnership, the key vectors of which are the trade-economic sphere, high technologies, agriculture, rational use of water resources, etc. The importance of enhancing cooperation in the field of science, culture, education, health care was also emphasized.

Once again congratulating Ms. Beth Eden Kite on the start of work in Turkmenistan, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished success in the further development of interstate cooperation.

Thanking for the good parting words, the Israeli diplomat assured the head of Turkmenistan that she would make every effort to strengthen and deepen the traditionally friendly Israeli-Turkmen relations.

The President of Turkmenistan received the EU Special Representative for Central Asia

Published in Politics
Thursday, 05 May 2022 13:28

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received on Wednesday the EU Special Representative for Central Asia Teri Hakala, who arrived in Ashgabat on a visit. As noted during the meeting, Turkmenistan attaches great importance to the further development of partnership with the European Union and regards this visit as an impetus for constructive cooperation.

The Head of State stressed that the opening of the official representative office of the European Union in Ashgabat in 2019 marked a new chapter in Turkmenistan's relations with the EU.

Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Terry Hakala confirmed their interest in expanding cooperation both in the field of politics and in the spheres of economy, ecology and humanitarian affairs.

The joint committee "European Union – Turkmenistan", the formats of the inter–parliamentary dialogue, the dialogue on human rights and the Dialogue "European Union – Central Asia" were called effective platforms for interaction.

Ashgabat and Brussels are actively cooperating in the field of modernization of Turkmenistan's legislation, implementing joint projects in the educational sphere, the digital sector, the agro-industrial complex, water resources management and climate issues.


Published in Politics
Thursday, 05 May 2022 13:25

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

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

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

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

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


Published in Politics
Thursday, 05 May 2022 13:23

Today, on May 3, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Warmly greeting each other, the heads of states exchanged congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of Oraza Bayram (Eid al-Fitr), expressing confidence that this bright holiday will further develop fraternal relations between the two countries and peoples, as well as strengthen the atmosphere of friendship, mutual support and solidarity in the entire Muslim community. .

In continuation of the telephone conversation, having noted with satisfaction the progressive, dynamic nature of the interstate dialogue, the interlocutors exchanged views on priority areas of multifaceted bilateral cooperation built on the principles of mutual respect, trust, long-term and close partnership.

In this context, it was noted that this year is marked for Turkmenistan and the Republic of Turkey by the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Over the past period, constructive political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian ties have been established between our countries. At the same time, the presence of favorable conditions for expanding productive cooperation across its entire spectrum was emphasized.

At the end of the conversation, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan wished each other good health and success in responsible state activities, and further prosperity and progress to the brotherly peoples of both countries.

The President of Turkmenistan got acquainted with the products of entrepreneurs

Published in Politics
Thursday, 14 April 2022 15:06

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

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

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


The President of Turkmenistan congratulated the President of the United States of America on the 30th anniversary of establishing bilateral diplomatic relations

Published in Politics
Monday, 11 April 2022 15:52

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov sent heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to President of the United States Joseph Biden and the people of the country on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and the United States of America.

Over the past period, Turkmenistan has established friendly relations with the United States, which are successfully maintained today, the head of state highlighted in his message, emphasizing that our countries cooperate in the political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian fields and in many other priority areas.

In the future, we intend to progressively expand and strengthen our positive cooperation, and in view of this, we look forward to joint efforts to bring relations to a higher constructive level, the message reads.

The head of state noted that Turkmenistan, located along the Great Silk Road, has not only favorable geographical conditions, but at the same time, enormous reserves of natural resources, emphasizing that in development of the national economy we are ready for international cooperation on the basis of openness and equality.

In this context, highlighting the activity of leading American companies in the Turkmen market, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov focused on the fact that fruitful business contacts are maintained with the United States in the fields of civil aviation, agriculture, power engineering and banking, and expressed readiness for joint work to bring bilateral relations to a new level by fulfilling the opportunities available.

The head of state took the nice opportunity to express his sincere wishes to President Joseph Biden for sound health, happiness and wellbeing, and to the people of the United States for progress and prosperity.


The delegation of Turkmenistan travels to China for a meeting of neighboring countries of Afghanistan

Published in World
Tuesday, 29 March 2022 12:28

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov sent a delegation of Turkmenistan to China, the city of Huangshan, to participate in the third meeting of foreign ministers of neighboring countries of Afghanistan. According to the order signed by him, the delegation was sent on a business trip for the period of March 29-31.

In Huangshan, representatives of Turkmenistan will also take part in the Dialogue "Neighbors of Afghanistan + Afghanistan".

China will host the third meeting of the foreign ministers of Afghanistan's neighbors on Wednesday and Thursday, where Beijing will support a new dialogue mechanism that will unite Russia, Pakistan and Iran among other neighbors.

China will host foreign ministers or their representatives from Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, China's foreign ministry said on Monday. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Interim Government of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaki has been invited to the dialogue “Neighbors of Afghanistan + Afghanistan”.

“The situation in Afghanistan is now in a critical transition from chaos to order, and the Afghan people are facing numerous challenges both inside and outside that need to be addressed with more support and help from others,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Monday.

“By hosting the third meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan's neighboring countries, China hopes that neighboring countries will come to a greater consensus on the Afghan issue, discuss ways to jointly stabilize the situation in Afghanistan, support and assist the Afghan people, and share our voice with the rest of the international community as neighbors of Afghanistan. At this time, we also expect the international community to give more support to Afghanistan, and urge the US to seriously assume the primary responsibility for Afghanistan's economic recovery,” Wenbin said.

Inaugural speech of Serdar Berdimuhamedov – main theses

Published in World
Sunday, 20 March 2022 14:08

The elected president of Turkmenistan took the oath and took office. At a solemn ceremony held in Ashgabat on Saturday, the new head of state delivered a speech.

The inaugural speech of Serdar Berdimuhamedov confirmed that those vectors that were fundamental in the policy of the Turkmen state would continue and take a priority place on the agenda of the president. In particular, the head of state focuses on issues of internal socio-economic development at a new stage in the life of the country and in the context of international relations.

“Our main goal,” Serdar Berdimuhamedov said, “is to ensure the stability and security of the Motherland, improve the living standards of the people, strengthen peace and mutual trust throughout the planet.

Turkmenistan will continue to be committed to the course of neutrality, the principles of good neighborliness, mutual respect, equality, and constructive cooperation. The political positions of Turkmenistan in international relations remain unchanged, the President stressed.

“We are open to all countries and peoples of the world and aim to develop trade, economic, cultural, humanitarian, scientific and educational ties with them in the future,” said Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

He defined as his main duty the provision of constitutional guarantees for the protection of the rights of citizens. At the same time, the President noted the role of the National Army in protecting the independence and neutrality, the stability of the state, the peaceful and prosperous life of the population, promising to strengthen the material and technical support of the Armed Forces.

In his speech, the President outlined the development of the oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan and its integration into the international energy system among the key areas. Serdar Berdimuhamedov also put forward as his goal the minimization of the negative impact of climate change and industry on the environment and human health, and the reduction of emissions.

The environmental aspect, as follows from the speech of the head of state, will also be decisive in such large-scale construction projects as Ashgabat City and other reform programs in all regions of the country.

The state will receive investment support for the electric power industry, both in terms of export diversification and in the development of renewable energy sources, including solar; agro-industry – for technical and technological modernization in order to expand the processing of agricultural products to saturate the domestic market and increase supplies abroad.

Among the most important areas of work is the country's transport and logistics sector, which is capable of joining regional and continental routes as the core of the Great Silk Road with the maximum use of geographical and other competitive advantages.

The government will focus on digitalization and support for entrepreneurship, especially technology enterprises, science and culture, education, healthcare and medical industry, sports, said President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

One of the main tasks of the head of state was the strengthening of social and legal protection of citizens, support for large families. Providing each family with modern housing will be among the main concerns of the president.

The President of Turkmenistan dismissed the government

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Sunday, 20 March 2022 14:07

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


Published in World
Sunday, 20 March 2022 14:05

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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