Heads of foreign affairs agencies of Turkmenistan and the FRG discussed the issues of bilateral collaborationTuesday, 14 September 2021 17:52
Today, on September 14, a telephone conversation took place between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Heiko Maas.
Minister on behalf of the Government of Germany expressed deep gratitude to Turkmenistan for cooperation in the issues of ensuring the flights of aircrafts with the aim of evacuating citizens from Afghanistan. At the same time, it was emphasized that the immediate granting of permission by Turkmenistan to use its airspace has become a decisive factor in the effective evacuation of people.
In the course of the talk, the heads of foreign affairs agencies exchanged views on the issues of bilateral collaboration in political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres.
In particular, it was noted the close interaction of Turkmenistan and Germany in the process of “Green Central Asia”, as well as bilateral cooperation in the field of education between the governments of the two countries.
The parties also exchanged views on significant issues of international and regional agenda. Mutual readiness for continuation of active dialogue on Afghan issues had been expressed.
The Ministers agreed to continue on a systematic basis regular consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Turkmenistan and Germany with the participation of diplomatic missions.
Resolution on «Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization» adoptedMonday, 13 September 2021 11:41
On September 9, 2021, at the proposal of Turkmenistan at the 102nd plenary meeting of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly a resolution «On cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization» was unanimously adopted.
As is known, within the framework of Turkmenistan's chairmanship in the Economic Cooperation Organization, Ashgabat will host the 15th Summit of Heads of State of this organization on November 28 this year.
Neutral Turkmenistan promotes important initiatives and projects with major international organizations, including the Economic Cooperation Organization, to transform the regional cooperation into a constructive one. This in itself creates a solid foundation for fruitful relations for the long term.
On the 8th of September 2021, a multilateral ministerial meeting on Afghanistan took place in the format of a videoconferencing. The subject matter of the session was the situation in this country.
The Foreign Ministers of more than 20 countries as well as the high-level representatives of the UN, EC and NATO also attended the virtual talk initiated by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany.
Based on the main subject of the talks, the Foreign Ministers of the participating countries exchanged views on the current situation in Afghanistan and the efforts of the international community to expand cooperation on the Afghan track.
Turkmen side noted that, as the closest neighbor of Afghanistan, for Turkmenistan, the issue of stability and security in this country has its direct influence and significance, from a political, economic and humanitarian point of view.
The Turkmen side, speaking on the importance of creating new formats of partnership on Afghanistan, stressed the need to establish effective mechanisms of multilateral cooperation aimed at achieving peace and civil accord in this country, ensuring security and social stability, as well as the well-being of the Afghan people.
On the 8th of September 2021, the meetingof Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the countries-neighbors of Afghanistan was held in the videoconference format. The meeting was organized on the initiative of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
These consultations were also attended by the heads of the foreign policy agencies of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajiyev expressed the vision of the Turkmen side on the issues of currents events in the neighboring country and in the whole region.
“The current meeting is regarded as an opportunity to work out a consolidated regional approach to peace and security in Afghanistan and the further comprehensive development of this country” was underlined in the speech of the Turkmen side.
On the outcome of the talks the parties adopted Joint Statement of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of countries-neighbors of Afghanistan.
The leader of the nation conducted a general lesson of history of the country, the duty and responsibilities of the younger generationThursday, 02 September 2021 16:06
Today, at the capital's Congress Centre, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave a general lesson on the occasion of Day of Knowledge and Student Youth and the beginning of the new academic year.
It is a great historical event for all of us to meet, exchange opinions, share impressions and discuss successes achieved over the years of sovereign development. From this point of view, as the head of state, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, teacher, professor, academician, I decided to meet with you today and deliver a report in all areas, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted in his opening speech.
Then the participants of the meeting listened with great attention and enthusiasm to the speech of the leader of the nation.
Having cordially congratulated the audience on Day of Knowledge and Student Youth, which is of great importance in the public life of the country, and the beginning of the new academic year 2021-2022, the head of state emphasized that in a few days it will be 30 years since the declaration of independence of Turkmenistan.
On the first day of golden autumn, we celebrate Day of Knowledge and Student Youth with events that symbolize rapid development of national education system.
Addressing the youth, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov recalled that in his book "The Spiritual world of Turkmen" he noted that "the most valuable heritage is upbringing and education and science are the core of upbringing".
Decently continuing this noble tradition, today, with participation of members of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh, deputies of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, representatives of public organizations, respected elders, several modern secondary schools equipped with multimedia equipment and digital technologies are solemnly opened. Our kids, who are entering the world of knowledge for the first time, are presented with computers of domestic production "Bilimli", the leader of the nation said, noting that it is especially proud that these computers, containing information in Turkmen, Russian and English, are produced in our country.
In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave young people the following edification: to always strive to receive deep and comprehensive knowledge and improve their minds.
“As I noted in my book “Turkmenistan - Homeland of Neutrality”, “free, peaceful life of our people can be compared with calmly and freely soaring in the sky eagles and falcons, majestically spreading their mighty wings in the ascending streams. And speaking in artistic language, independence and neutrality are two wings of the Turkmen statehood! ”President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized.
As noted, after gaining independence, national symbols were established - State Flag, State Emblem and State Anthem. Our heroic and glorious history has been revived.
The Constitution of Turkmenistan, which is our Basic Law, is a national value that symbolizes the heights of our glorious past, present and great future, guarantees our unity, solidarity and dignity, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said proudly.
Today, the whole world knows such civilizations as Margiana, Bactria, Khorezm, Parthia, the culture of the Seljuqs Turkmens, historical and cultural monuments of Merv, Nisa, Urgench, Abiverd and Dehistan. I talked about the highest values brought by our people into world culture in such books as “Akhal-Teke is our pride and glory”, “Rapid tread of horse”, “Horse is a symbol of loyalty and happiness”, “Heavenly beauty”, “Music peace, music of friendship and brotherhood "," Turkmen culture "," Tea - medicine and inspiration "," Turkmenistan - heart of the Great Silk Road "," Turkmen Alabay ", the leader of the nation emphasized.
Continuing a kind of excursion into history, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that the Turkmen states always paid great attention to the development of science and education, made great efforts for this and spared no expense. Thus, in these states, Muhammad Khorezmi, Abu Reikhan Biruni, Ibn Sina, Fakhreddin Razi, Abu Bekr Muhammad As-Suli, Abdyrakhman Hazini, Omar Khayyam showed themselves to the world.
Learn, build, and create! In your beautiful poetic and prose works, musical and other works of art, glorify highly our beloved Motherland - Turkmenistan, our white city - Ashgabat, our courageous people!
Addressing the inspired younger generation of our sovereign state, the leader of the nation emphasized that, despite the current financial and economic crisis in the world, we are developing the economy of our country through diversification.
As science plays an increasingly important role in our lives, a new generation is emerging that is well versed in advanced technology. As you know, throughout its history, the Turkmen people never lived in isolation from science. Our young people today have the right to be proud of great discoveries of our ancestors in the world of science. Along with this, the younger generation must deeply master modern achievements of mankind in science and technologies.
It was noted that humanism, decency, spirituality, modesty, courage, truthfulness and pure morality became the norms of life. And on this basis, a national school of morality and education arose.
Young people should turn noble principles of our ancestors into their life credo. Today, the wisdom of our people illuminates the whole world, and huge transformations are taking place on the Turkmen land. In this glorious era, the main goal of our youth should be education, loyalty to the shrines created by our ancestors, and dedicated service to their beloved Motherland, the leader of the nation said.
This was the end of the first hour of the general lesson, which continued after a short break.
Continuing the conversation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that at present, on the way of creating an industrially developed state, much attention is paid to the harmonious development of economic sectors and regions. The share of agriculture is increasing. By radically improving the methods of managing the industry, the level of living conditions of villagers is consistently increasing. Our villages are developing harmoniously.
Bread is a sacred product. It has long been a tradition for the Turkmen people to consider wheat a storehouse, honouring bread, touching their foreheads, not throwing bread crumbs, protecting the tamdyr, the head of state emphasized.
Turkmen melons, including dried ones, were in great demand in the countries of Europe and the East. Historical sources indicate that sweet, like honey, Turkmen melons were sent to Baghdad, China and India. Now in our country hundreds of varieties of melons are grown.
Cotton is also one of the very important crops, the head of state continued. Cotton fibre, which is our wealth and glory, is used to produce yarn, which is used to make cotton fabric, which is environmentally friendly and pleasant for the human body. Oil is obtained from the seeds of this valuable plant, and cake is used for feeding domestic animals. Cotton branches are processed and materials used in furniture and construction are produced.
Particular attention in the speech was paid to the ongoing large-scale work to protect human health - the most valuable treasure of our state and society, to improve the national health care system in accordance with world standards.
Further, the head of state touched on the topic of sports, stating that it is a value that develops a person physically and spiritually, and also expands his worldview.
Here is my admonition to youth - our future - love sports! Sport is strength, beauty, health and high spirit!
The great future of Turkmen sport is in the confident hands of our valiant youth. We are immensely proud of this, the leader of the nation emphasized.
The white yurt is an integral part of the life culture of the Turkmen people. Councils of state importance were held in Turkmen white yurts. With this in mind, we have built “Türkmeniň ak öýi” buildings in all velayats of the country, which embody the features of the national architectural art. Today they are a kind of symbols of our hospitality and national culture, the origins of which go back many millennia, the head of state noted.
At the end of his speech, the leader of the nation wished the participants of the meeting good health, long years, happy and prosperous life, and great success in their studies!
The speech of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was greeted with stormy, prolonged applause.
Addressing those present, the leader of the nation noted that today during the meeting, an interested exchange of views took place on the large-scale work carried out in the country in all areas and important social issues.
Addressing 5th year student of the Turkmen Agricultural University named after S.A. Niyazov Gulsenem Orazveliyeva, who raised her hand, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov asked if she wanted to ask a question of her interest or simply express her opinion.
As noted, the general lesson given by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the first day of the new academic year 2021-2022, was full of deep meaning and content, leaving pleasant impressions on each of those present and enhancing the festive mood.
It is a great happiness to witness this important event in the month celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sacred independence of Turkmenistan, the student said, expressing the general opinion of the audience.
Thanks to the wise leadership of the Great Arkadag, happy young people grow up physically strong and spiritually rich, study science and receive education, and work creatively.
Having asked who else would like to express his opinion or ask a question, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov invited 5th year cadet of the Military Institute of the Ministry of Defence Toylymyrat Begmuradov to the rostrum.
Addressing the President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country, as well as the participants of the meeting - professors, teachers and students, the cadet cordially congratulated everyone on Day of Knowledge and Student Youth celebrated today.
Thanks to the tireless care of the leader of the nation, who outlines the development of education as the most important direction of state policy, at present, all conditions are created in the higher and specialized educational institutions of the military and law enforcement agencies of the country for high-quality education of cadets to receive military specialties.
- We, the children of the Motherland, on this historic day want to sincerely assure you that, further following the model example of your beloved grandfather Berdimuhamed aga, the wise principles of your beloved father Malikguly aga, we will honour our sacred military duty and will proudly take part in the solemn military parade in honour of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of independence of Turkmenistan, T. Begmuradov assured.
Expressing deep gratitude for the broad transformations implemented in the national education system, the opportunities created for the comprehensive development of military education and military art, speaking on behalf of the cadets of all military institutions, he wished President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov good health, long life and success in his state activities.
At the end of the students' speeches, the leader of the nation again turned to the participants of today's meeting, asking if they had any wishes or specific proposals on exciting topics. As noted, anyone can ask a question of his interest, including in writing, by sending a letter to the Office of the President of Turkmenistan.
Then the head of state addressed all those present:
- Dear youth, the future of our country is connected with you!
In conclusion, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov read out his famous poetic lines, which found a lively response among all Turkmen citizens.
Oh, my beloved country,
You are both friendship and spring!
The world is a single flag of hearts
And a sign for the whole Universe!
Life is illuminated with happiness,
These are the times!
He always goes forward –
Addressing the students and pupils present in the hall, the leader of the nation called out: "Dear youth, with you forward, forward and only forward, my native land - Turkmenistan!"
This concludes the general lesson.
Having warmly said goodbye to the meeting participants, the head of state left the place of the event.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan informs about the following.
As is known, currently a number of countries have started to evacuate their citizens who are present in Afghanistan.
In this respect, Turkmenistan fulfilling its international obligations, including those originating from the international humanitarian law, provides its airspace for the transportation of the abovementioned category of persons by the aircrafts of foreign states.
Press service of the MFA of Turkmenistan
Сегодня, 18 августа 2021 года Генеральный консул Туркменистана в городе Герат провел встречу с руководителем представительства движения «Талибан» по провинции Герат.
В ходе состоявшихся консультаций стороны обсудили организационные и другие вопросы, касающиеся деятельности Генерального консульства Туркменистана в западной зоне Афганистана.
На встрече, прошедшей в дружественной обстановке, было подчеркнуто, что историческая и культурная общность народов Туркменистана и Афганистана служит прочной основой для развития добрососедских отношений в настоящее время и в долгосрочной перспективе.
Today, on the 18th of August 2021, the Consul General of Turkmenistan in Herat city had a meeting with the head of the representation of the Taliban movement in Herat province.
During the consultations the parties discussed organizational and other matters, related to the activities of the Consulate General of Turkmenistan in the western zone of Afghanistan
At the meeting held in a friendly atmosphere, it was underlined that the historical and cultural community of the peoples of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan serves as a solid base for the development of good neighborly relations now and in the long term.
of the MFA of Turkmenistan
Today, on the 6th of August 2021, the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of States of Central Asia was held in the National Tourist Zone “Avaza”. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Central Asia, the Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Natalia Gherman also took part in the session.
The Presidents of Central Asian states arrived to Turkmenistan to participate to this conference in the framework of which a number of parallel events of economic and cultural scope were held, including the Economic Forum of the Central Asian states, International Exhibition of the Products of Central Asian countries, Women’s Dialogue of the States of Central Asia, as well as the International Festival of the National Cuisines of the region’s countries.
The Consultative Meeting of the Heads of States of Central Asia was held in the Congress Hall of the National Tourist Zone “Avaza”. The event was preceded by the bilateral meetings of the heads of states. Then, the joint photographing ceremony of the Presidents of five Central Asian states took place.
In his opening speech, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed gratitude to his colleagues for accepting the invitation to visit Turkmenistan for participation to the Consultative Meeting aimed at further strengthening of regional cooperation, provision of conditions for more active and oriented steps in this regard, which is expected to become a strong mobilizing factor for effective and constructive participation of the Central Asian region to the continental and global affairs.
The parties considered the key aspects of developing political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian collaboration between the countries of the region. A constructive exchange of views on the issues of regional stability was held. The Presidents discussed the pressing issues of regional cooperation, exchanged opinions on current topics of international development. They also agreed to accelerate the external policy cooperation, including through the regular five-sided meetings between the MFAs of the regions’ countries.
During the session, the Presidents discussed the issues related to the implementation of resolutions adopted at the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of States of Central Asia that was held in Tashkent on November 29, 2019. The parties noted the importance of the region from the geopolitical and geo-economic perspectives and underlined the high level of mutual understanding, trust and mutual respect between the countries that are united by century’s long historical, spiritual and cultural ties. It was emphasized that all of this is positively affecting not only the region, but the Eurasia in general.
Special attention was paid to the establishment of favorable conditions for the partnership in the energy sphere, expansion of cooperation between the region’s countries in transport-communications field, in particular through the maintenance of effective functioning of available and by forming new transport corridors. In his speech, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, “based on the UN documents, we are forming in Central Asia favorable political-legal and economic conditions for safe, sustainable partnership, which is oriented at the fulfillment of internal regional demand for energy carriers, as well as directed at the entrance to the world markets via the international transit corridors”.
The Presidents exchanged views on the development of trade ties, increase of export and import operations. The agreements were reached on the diversification of mutual trade turnover and industrial cooperation.
One of the main constituents of the agenda of the meeting was the consolidation of efforts of the region’s countries on countering the pandemic. The Presidents agreed to facilitate the organization and encourage joint research in the area of studying the nature of new type infections, as well as the application of new methods of treatment and prevention of communicable diseases.
Upon the outcomes of the meeting, the Joint Statement of the Heads of States of Central Asia was adopted.
Then, an official ceremony of awarding the Honorable Sign of the Heads of States of Central Asia was held. In accordance with the decision of the Presidents of the countries of Central Asia adopted at the current Consultative Meeting, the Honorable Sign was awarded to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon for outstanding achievements in the development of friendship, good-neighborliness, mutual understanding and cooperation between the states of Central Asia, as well as for strengthening peace and security in the region, promotion of joint interests and initiatives of the region’s countries within the international community. With the applauses of the audience, the Honorable Sign was awarded by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Then the press conference of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Central Asia, the Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Natalia Gherman took place upon the outcomes of the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of States of Central Asia.
The same day, the Presidents visited the International Exhibition of the Products of Central Asian countries and the International Festival of the National Cuisines of the region’s countries.
In the end of the day, the heads of states took part in the festive concert of the art and culture workers of the countries of Central Asia, as well as in the official dinner.
On August 6 in Turkmenistan, Avaza national tourist zone located at the coast of the Caspian sea, the Consultative meeting of heads of the Central Asian states, called to promote further development of multilateral regional cooperation, its growth into a new level, answering to modern realities and available potential boundaries will take place.
The day before honoured guests - President of Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Kirghiz Republic Sadyr Japarov, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon arrived in Avaza national tourist zone. It is remarkable also that participation of the Tajik leader in the present Consultative meeting coincided with his state visit to Turkmenistan.
In the International airport of Turkmenbashi city, decorated with National flags of the Central Asian countries, according to the established noble tradition honoured guests were welcomed with bread and salt.
On the agenda of the present Forum is a wide spectrum of issues concerning activization of interstate partnership in its key directions, and also actual regional and international subjects. It marks itself the next important stage in cooperation of the countries of Central Asia, formation of effective long-term mechanisms of interaction, concrete definition of paramount problems, creation of necessary conditions for sustainable development of the region, its accelerated integration into world processes.
Thus, the Consultative meeting of heads of the states of Central Asia being held in Avaza national tourist zone is of great importance for further development of full format regional cooperation, attachment of more dynamical, strategic character to it that answers centuries-old principles of good neighbourhood and interests of well-being of the brotherly countries and people.
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Today at the invitation of the President of Turkmenistan the head of the Central Asian states have made a joint voyage by the yacht on the Caspian Sea. During the voyage leaders of the countries of the region exchanged opinions on realisation of agreements reached before and possibilities of the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation which possesses an impressive potential.
Honoured guests noted the significance of the work, including creation of green space, for maintenance of favourable climate that strengthens the status of Avaza as the sanatorium zone corresponding to the international standards.
Further the head of Turkmenistan and honoured guests together went by bus to the multipurpose sports complex "Avaza", enjoying on their way natural features and luxurious projects of the National tourist zone.
In recent years in this corner the modern sanatorium infrastructure which provides all conditions for comfortable rest and improvement of health has been developed.
The president of Turkmenistan and honoured guests familiarised themselves with the possibilities created in the multipurpose sports complex "Avaza" for practice of physical training and sports.
Heads of the Central Asian states appreciated the strategy realised by the Turkmen leader directed to protection of public health, improvement of the health of society and active way of life, development of physical training and sports movement, formation of modern profile infrastructure in the country.