Telephone conversation of between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamed Al Thani was held yesterday.
During telephone conversation, the President of Turkmenistan and the Emir of Qatar have stated high level of interstate dialog, which is successfully developed owing to mutual goodwill of the sides, having highlighted the presence of wide perspectives for intensification of beneficial cooperation in priority directions.
In this regard, the intent of both countries to strengthen productive trade and economic partnership, to promote close business contacts in various spheres has been confirmed.
Oil and gas sector, transport and communication sphere, chemical and textile industry, trade and investments, which have big opportunities for long-term cooperation and implementation of joint projects, have been outlined among perspective directions of cooperation.
At the same time, it was highlighted that traditional cooperation in humanitarian and cultural field, which is based on similarity of historical roots, spiritual and cultural values of both nations, is an integral part of Turkmen – Qatari relations.
Having exchanged the views on current issues of regional and global agenda, the sides highlighted the commitment of Turkmenistan and the State of Qatar to long partnership under competent international organizations, where our countries demonstrate mutual support of constructive proposals and initiatives.
Turkmen leader has invited the Head of friendly state to make and official visit to our country at any convenient time. The invitation has been accepted with gratitude. The time of the visit will be agreed through diplomatic channels.
In the end of the telephone conversation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani have confirmed mutual intent of the sides to develop fruitful interstate dialog in all directions, having wished health and success to each other and peace, wealth and prosperity to fraternal nations of both countries.
The telephone conversation has been initiated by Qatari side.
TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTANFriday, 09 October 2020 12:03
On October 8, 2020, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The leaders of the two states noted with satisfaction that the fraternal, friendly and good-neighborly dialogue between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan is dynamic and progressive, it is distinguished by deep sincerity and openness.
As it was emphasized, in recent years, Turkmen-Uzbek cooperation has reached a qualitatively new level and is successfully developing in a wide range of areas, both in a bilateral format and through international structures.
In this context, it was noted that a fruitful character is inherent in interstate trade and economic relations. A vivid example of this is the first online meeting of the "Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan" Business Council held yesterday.
The activities of this Council are designed to help intensify bilateral business contacts, increase the volume of mutual trade, and stimulate investment activity. At the same time, traditional cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian field is expanding and strengthening.
During the exchange of views on a number of topical issues of regional and global agenda, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev touched upon the spread of coronavirus infection, which has now become a serious test for the entire world community.
As was noted, today Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are carrying out effective work in order to minimize the negative impact of the pandemic on the interstate trade and economic partnership.
Continuing the telephone conversation, the issue of holding a Consultative Meeting of the Heads of States of Central Asia was also raised. In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proposed to hold it in 2021 in Ashgabat.
In case of approval of this proposal, Turkmenistan is ready to start an appropriate procedure for coordination on the above issue. As for the date and agenda of the upcoming Summit, it is proposed to agree on them through the foreign ministries of the region's countries.
At the end of the conversation, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev wished each other good health and success in responsible government activities, and the fraternal peoples of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - peace, well-being and prosperity.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had a telephone conversation with King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The President of Turkmenistan expressed regret and deep concern about the illness of the King of Saudi Arabia and his hospitalization.
“I am sure that due to your vital energy and inflexible will, you will soon recover,” the Turkmen leader noted.
“I pray the Almighty to send Your Majesty the strength for a speedy recovery and success in tireless work for the happiness and well-being of the brotherly people of Saudi Arabia”, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov says in his address.
Continuing the conversation, the President of Turkmenistan and the King of Saudi Arabia congratulated each other on Eid al-Adha, which symbolizes humanism and charity. Noting that this holiday inspires for achievement of new creative goals, unites peoples, the parties expressed confidence in strengthening mutual understanding and solidarity throughout the Muslim world.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov underlined the importance of the dialogue with Saudi Arabia, expressing satisfaction with the high level of the Turkmen-Saudi relations based on a mutual interest to intensify interaction. In this context, the President of Turkmenistan expressed gratitude to King Salman ibn Abdul-Aziz Al Saud for his personal contribution to strengthening cooperation.
Discussing the global agenda, the President of Turkmenistan and the King of Saudi Arabia underlined the importance to develop a coordinated approach to address the crucial problems of our time, one of which is the coronavirus pandemic, which had a negative impact on international economic relations.
In this regard, the Turkmen leader expressed belief that the consolidation of the efforts of all states and the development of new methods for preventing and combating COVID-19 would contribute to achieving the desired results.
Reaffirming the commitment of the two countries to strengthening interstate cooperation, the leaders of the two states expressed confidence in the successful development of dialogue across the entire spectrum of areas.
In conclusion, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and King of Saudi Arabia Salman ibn Abdul-Aziz Al Saud once again exchanged good wishes on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, wishing peace and prosperity to the peoples of the two countries.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Telephone conversation between President of Turkmenistan and President of the Republic of UzbekistanMonday, 27 July 2020 17:37
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation.
The Turkmen leader cordially congratulated his Uzbek colleague on his 63rd anniversary - the age of the Prophet Muhammad.
Underlining the importance of this significant date in the life of every Muslim, deeply revered in Islam, the President of Turkmenistan wished Shavkat Mirziyoyev good health, happiness, as well as new successes in all undertakings and aspirations for the benefit of the people of Uzbekistan.
Highly evaluating the achieved level of interstate relations, the parties emphasized the mutual commitment to strategic cooperation, the development and comprehensive enhancement of which meets the fundamental interests of the fraternal peoples, since ancient times linked by bonds of inviolable friendship and good neighborliness.
The interlocutors called for intensifying the traditional mutually beneficial partnership, and not only on a bilateral, but also on a multilateral basis - within authoritative international and regional organizations, in particular the CIS, which the Republic of Uzbekistan presides over this year.
During the telephone conversation, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev exchanged views on a number of aspects of world problems, expressing satisfaction with the coincidence of the approaches and positions of the parties on key issues on the agenda, primarily related to ensuring global peace, security and prosperity.
Speaking about the global problem of our time - a pandemic of a new type of coronavirus infection, which has a negative impact on international economic relations, the heads of the two states noted the development of a coordinated approach in combating the spread of this dangerous disease, as well as regular sanitary and quarantine measures.
In this regard, the importance and timeliness of the initiatives put forward by the Turkmen leader on the active use of the mechanisms of scientific diplomacy and the creation of an international Council of medical scientists were emphasized.
Particular attention was focused on the general problem of the Aral Sea, the drying up of which had a negative impact on the climate, ecology, and health of people living in the Aral Sea region and far beyond its borders.
The President of Turkmenistan noted that natural factors could contribute to the transfer of various infections over long distances by dusty air currents that form in the Aral Sea zone.
Supporting this opinion, Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke about the steps taken in Uzbekistan, in particular, planting saxaul at the bottom of the dried Aral Sea.
Turkmenistan also implements a number of measures. In particular, special forest protection strip was planted in the Dashoguz velayat to filter dusty winds blowing from the Aral Sea.
Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed confidence that the existing high level of trust and mutual understanding would continue to serve as a solid basis for the development of a constructive dialogue.
The Turkmen leader once again sincerely congratulated his Uzbek colleague on his birthday, wishing him good health and further success in responsible government activities, and peace, well-being and prosperity to the fraternal people of the neighboring country.
Состоялся телефонный разговор между Президентом Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедовым и Первым Президентом Республики Казахстан – Елбасы Нурсултаном Назарбаевым.
В начале беседы глава государства сердечно поздравил национального лидера Казахстана с отмеченным недавно 80-летним юбилеем и пожелал крепкого здоровья, неиссякаемой жизненной энергии и успехов в его ответственной деятельности, направленной на дальнейшее процветание казахстанского народа. В Туркменистане хорошо знают и уважают Первого Президента Республики Казахстан как мудрого политика, посвятившего жизнь развитию братской страны и укреплению её авторитета на международной арене.
Говоря об этом, Президент Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов подчеркнул неоценимый личный вклад Елбасы Нурсултана Назарбаева в упрочение отношений дружбы и взаимовыгодного сотрудничества с ближайшими соседями в Центральной Азии.
Туркменистан, в свою очередь, нацелен на самое широкое партнёрство с государствами региона, всемерно содействуя продвижению равноправного, доверительного диалога по всем направлениям, как в двустороннем, так и в многостороннем формате.
Выразив искреннюю признательность за поздравления и добрые слова, Елбасы Нурсултан Назарбаев отметил высокий уровень взаимопонимания и доверия, присущий межгосударственным отношениям и являющийся надёжной основой для их дальнейшего успешного развития.
В ходе телефонного разговора собеседники с удовлетворением констатировали поступательную динамику туркмено-казахстанского сотрудничества, которое, опираясь на многолетние узы добрососедства и взаимной поддержки, ныне наполняется новым содержанием.
Как отметил Президент Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов, в Туркменистане очень рады выздоровлению Елбасы Нурсултана Назарбаева, который благодаря силе воли и духа смог преодолеть недуг и вернуться к созидательной деятельности во благо Казахстана.
Собеседники также уделили внимание мировой проблематике, связанной с пандемией коронавируса, и пути сложения международных усилий для её преодоления.
Одним из таких путей, как отметил туркменский лидер, является продвижение партнёрства по линии научной дипломатии, в том числе взаимодействие ученых в области определения происхождения коронавируса, причин и условий его возникновения.
Как известно, опасные для здоровья человека вещества, в том числе вирусы, могут переноситься воздушными потоками, особенно в сложной экологической среде. Центральная Азия относится к наиболее чувствительным и уязвимым с экологической точки зрения регионам мира. Одной из главных причин этого является проблема Аральского моря.
Воздушные массы, формирующиеся в зоне Арала и распространяющиеся на обширном географическом пространстве, оказывают негативное воздействие на природу и климат и представляют особую опасность для здоровья людей, проживающих не только в этом регионе, но и за его пределами.
Туркменистан, выступая за создание Специальной программы ООН для бассейна Аральского моря, предпринимает конкретные шаги для развития этой инициативы.
Особо памятен тот день, продолжил Президент Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов, когда Вы 24 августа 2018 года в Авазе на Саммите МФСА выступили в поддержку предложений Туркменистана по комплексному решению вопросов Аральского моря на уровне ООН.
- Я отчетливо помню Ваши слова, сказанные в обоснование этой позиции. Тогда Вы подчеркнули, что «на протяжении жизни одного поколения людей с лица планеты Земля исчезло целое море, - отметил туркменский лидер.
Говоря о необходимости согласованных действий в целях устранения последствий этой экологической катастрофы, глава Туркменистана заявил о готовности в самое ближайшее время установить регулярные контакты между учеными-медиками, экологами и другими специалистами Туркменистана и Казахстана.
Подобное профессиональное партнерство станет весомым вкладом в дело обеспечения экологического благополучия в Центрально-азиатском регионе, охраны здоровья проживающих здесь людей, борьбы с глобальной пандемией, отметил туркменский лидер.
Мы убеждены, что реализация совместных планов, нацеленных на расширение традиционных туркмено-казахстанских политических и экономических связей, отвечающих общим интересам, будет продолжена и впредь, сказал глава государства, ещё раз тепло поздравив национального лидера соседней страны с замечательным юбилеем.
В завершение беседы Президент Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов и Первый Президент Республики Казахстан – Елбасы Нурсултан Назарбаев обменялись наилучшими пожеланиями в адрес друг друга и братских народов обеих стран.
Государственное информационное агентство Туркменистана
Telephone conversation between President of Turkmenistan and First President of the Republic of KazakhstanMonday, 13 July 2020 21:40
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev had a telephone conversation.
The President of Turkmenistan congratulated the national leader of Kazakhstan on the 80th anniversary and wished him good health, inexhaustible life energy and success in his responsible work aimed at ensuring the further prosperity of the Kazakh people. People in Turkmenistan know and respect the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan as a wise politician, who has devoted his life to the development of the fraternal country and strengthening its authority in the international arena.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized the invaluable personal contribution of Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev to strengthening the ties of friendship rand mutually beneficial cooperation with the closest neighbors in Central Asia.
Turkmenistan, in turn, aims at developing wide partnership with the states of the region, contributing in every way to promoting an equal, trusting dialogue in all areas, both bilaterally and multilaterally.
Expressing sincere gratitude for congratulations and kind words, Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev underlined the high level of mutual understanding and trust inherent in interstate relations that stand as the basis for their further successful development.
During the telephone conversation, the interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the progressive dynamics of the Turkmen-Kazakh cooperation, which is filled with new content, relying on many years of good neighborliness and mutual support.
According to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Turkmenistan is very happy for the recovery of Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, who, thanks to his will and spirit, was able to overcome the disease and return to creative work for the good of Kazakhstan.
The interlocutors also paid attention to the world problems because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the joint international efforts to address the problems
According to the Turkmen leader, one of the ways is to promote partnership in scientific diplomacy, including the interaction of scientists to identify the origin of coronavirus, the causes and conditions of its occurrence.
As is known, substances hazardous to human health, including viruses, can be carried by air especially in a complex ecological environment. Central Asia is one of the environmentally sensitive regions of the world. One of the main reasons for this is the problem of the Aral Sea.
Air masses that form in the Aral Sea zone and spread over a vast geographical area have a negative impact on nature and climate and jeopardise the health of people living not only in this region, but also outside it.
Putting forward the initiative on creating the UN Special Program for the Aral Sea Basin, Turkmenistan takes concrete steps to develop this initiative.
Speaking about the importance of coordinated efforts in order to eliminate the consequences of this environmental disaster, the President of Turkmenistan expressed the willingness to establish regular contacts between medical scientists, environmentalists and other specialists of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan in the near future.
According to the Turkmen leader such a professional partnership will be a significant contribution to ensuring environmental well-being in the Central Asian region, protecting the health of people living here, and combating the global pandemic.
“We believe that the implementation of joint plans aimed at expanding the traditional Turkmen-Kazakh political and economic ties that meet common interests will continue in the future”, underlined the President of Turkmenistan, once again warmly congratulating the national leader of the neighboring country on the anniversary.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed the best wishes to each other and the fraternal peoples of the two states.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had a telephone conversation.
Warmly, fraternally welcoming each other, the heads of the two states expressed satisfaction with the opportunity to personally exchange views on the state and prospects of the Turkmen-Afghan dialogue, as well as discuss some aspects of international and regional politics of mutual interest.
The President of Turkmenistan congratulated the head of Afghanistan on the holy holiday of Oraza, wishing him good health and happiness, and peace, prosperity and prosperity to the people of the friendly country.
In turn, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and all Turkmen citizens on the 25th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan celebrated this year, as well as UN declaring the year of 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust on Turkmenistan’s initiative.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani expressed gratitude to his Turkmen colleague for the ongoing policy of peace and good neighborliness, the efforts made to strengthen cooperation in the region, to ensure favorable conditions for the development of constructive interstate partnership.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that the foreign policy of Turkmenistan prioritized multifaceted relations with the states of the world, and, first of all, with its closest neighbors.
During the conversation, the leaders of the two states expressed mutual interest in intensifying political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian ties between the countries.
Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Mohammad Ashraf Ghani identified fuel and energy, transport and communications sectors as priority areas for partnership.
First of all, the construction of the transnational gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI), which will provide long-term supplies of Turkmen natural gas to the largest countries in Southeast Asia.
Another significant project is the laying of a new interstate energy highway - a high-voltage power line and fiber-optic communication along the route Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan.
According to the parties, the favorable geographical position of the two countries is of great importance for the implementation of strategically significant infrastructure projects for the formation of new transit and transport corridors, including along the route Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey, which will directly contribute to the expansion of trade and economic ties and an increase in the volume of trade between the countries of Central and South Asia and the states of Europe.
During the telephone conversation, the head of Turkmenistan supported the proposal of the Afghan leader to hold a trilateral online meeting between the Presidents of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Azerbaijan, the agenda of which will include the issues of increasing the efficiency of the transport corridor Lyapis-Lazuli.
Given the geoeconomic and geopolitical importance, special attention will also be paid to the further development of international transport corridors.
Expressing solidarity with the fraternal Afghan people to maintain peace, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that Turkmenistan would continue providing all possible support and humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.
Discussing the issues on the international agenda, the heads of two states underlined the necessity to develop a coordinated approach to address the challenges of our time, one of which is the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which had a negative impact on international economic relations and the life of many states and peoples.
In this regard, the Turkmen leader noted that our country had put forward the idea of widespread use of the mechanisms of scientific diplomacy in the fight against such challenges as the spread of coronavirus on a global scale.
The President of Turkmenistan emphasized that the mechanisms of scientific diplomacy were the most effective vector of cooperation at present, therefore, the initiative put forward by the Turkmen side to create a Council of Medical Scientists could have a positive impact on the overall fight against coronavirus.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov underlined once again that Turkmenistan, successfully implementing the measures to combat the dangerous virus, fully supported the efforts of the international community and considered it necessary to intensify international cooperation aimed at developing coordinated actions, emphasizing that only due to the joint efforts positive results could be achieved.
Speaking about the necessity for coordinated sanitary-quarantine measures on the border between the two states, the Turkmen leader expressed the willingness of Turkmenistan to build special terminal facilities in the border railway stations, checkpoints and in some other places on the territory of Afghanistan - similar to those erected in our country - for the disinfection of railway transport and cargo, and also to equip these facilities as a humanitarian aid to the neighbouring state.
Thus, joint measures will allow achieving the high level of sanitary and epidemiological safety, creating conditions for the disinfection of vehicles and goods crossing the border.
Reaffirming the mutual aspiration to intensify the interstate dialogue, the heads of the two neighbouring countries expressed their commitment to long-term partnership.
In conclusion, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Mohammad Ashraf Ghani once again expressed good wishes to each other and the peoples of the two countries.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Telephone conversation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of RussiaTuesday, 03 September 2019 11:40
A telephone conversation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.O.Meredov with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S.V.Lavrov was held on the 29th of August, during which the issues of bilateral cooperation were discussed.
The parties highly appraised the outcomes of the First Caspian Economic Forum which was held in Turkmenbashy city on August11-12 of the current year.
Also, the heads of external policy agencies of the two countries exchanged views on the preparation to the meeting of the Council of the Heads of States of the Commonwealth of Independent States to be held on October 11 in Ashgabat.
Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani held a telephone conversation with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.
Discussing the ongoing processes in Georgia’s occupied regions, the sides paid special attention to the difficult human rights situation on the ground.
The Georgian Foreign Minister informed the EU High Representative in detail about the recent developments across the occupation line, including the erection of artificial barriers by the Russian occupation forces in the vicinity of the village of Gugutiantkari and restriction of the local population’s right to free movement.
Highlighting the European Union’s important role in pursuing the peaceful conflict resolution policy, the sides underscored the necessity to keep Georgia atop the international agenda.
While on the theme of an increasing number of incidents across the occupation line, the sides stressed the need to discuss the aforementioned issues at the IPRM meetings, as well as within the framework of the Geneva International Discussions. Special note, in this light, was taken of the importance of the EU Special Representative’s visit to Georgia.
David Zalkaliani thanked Federica Mogherini for the activities of the EUMM as the only international monitoring mechanism on the ground, which plays an important part in de-escalating the situation and further improving the security environment.
The EU High Representative reaffirmed her support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.