In recent days, information about the multimillion economic assistance on the part of the United States of America during the period of 20 years has appeared in a number of international mass media.
The Turkmen side declares that this information is untrue and underlines that the economic cooperation between Turkmenistan and the USA is implemented on the basis of mutual benefit and equal partnership.
At the same time, it is pertinent to note that over the quarter of a century the state structures and economic entities of Turkmenistan have realized jointly with the US companies 167 projects which costs nearly 3.5 billion American dollars in the field of power industry, civil aviation, aerospace sector, agriculture and a number of other strategically vital fields.
Being the customer for the construction of power industry objects, procurement of aviation, agriculture, construction-and-road-building machinery, including the works and services with the participation of American companies, the Turkmen side has always made the payments in the framework of abovementioned projects from its own resources.
Press Service of the MFA of Turkmenistan
A video film is launched in the centre of Tbilisi in honour of the 25th Anniversary of Permanent Neutrality of TurkmenistanMonday, 23 March 2020 17:26
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan, the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia has launched a demonstration of the video film dedicated to this important event. This film is displayed on a large monitor installed in the Tbilisi city centre, in front of the Tbilisi Concert Hall.
The video film demonstrates the cultural values, traditions and customs of Turkmenistan, as well as achievements in the fields of politics, economy, industry, agriculture, culture, art and sports.
As it is known, 2020 is declared in Turkmenistan as the Year of «Turkmenistan - Home of Neutrality». The slogan of 2020 is inseparably linked to humanistic principles, which are the basis of home and foreign policy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov who has developed universal formula of cooperation with the world community, which fully complies with global progressive tendencies of human development.
Due to the new video film presented, the Georgian public, as well as guests of Tbilisi have the opportunity to learn more about Turkmenistan.
Being committed to native traditions of good-neighborliness and high humane values, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed an Order, according to which humanitarian aid consisting of essential goods, including the medical tools were donated to the Islamic Republic of Iran due to the increase of cases of acute respiratory diseases evoked by the coronavirus on the territory of brotherly country.
On March 14, 2020, the presentation of the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework between the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations for 2021-2025 was held in the hotel “Yildiz.”
The given document is aimed to promote further collaboration between Turkmenistan and the UN in different areas, including the maintenance of economic stability and growth, protection of social rights of the population, enhancement of the healthcare system and preservation of ecological balance.
At the beginning of the ceremony, an exhibition of books created on the base of invaluable wisdom of the national Leader was held in the lobby of the building. It is noteworthy that the multivolume work of the Head of State “Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan” took a separate place at the exhibition. The first volume of this book in detail describes the use of "yuzarlik" and pepper, the preparation of medicine from them and the features of their use.
The heads and representatives of a number of ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, including the Parliament (Mejlis), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Healthcare and Medical Industry, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection of Turkmenistan, law enforcement agencies, Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan, as well as the heads and representatives of the diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan, representatives of public organizations, local and foreign journalists participated to the event.
In their speeches, speakers noted that the new Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework between the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations for 2021-2025, focuses more on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It was also emphasized that the new Cooperation Framework involves the participation of more UN agencies in its implementation than the current one. This is a clear evidence of the expansion of Turkmenistan’s interaction with UN specialized agencies and a multifaceted approach to solving common problems through the use of best practices and recommendations of international partners.
The signing ceremony of the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework between the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations for 2021-2025 took place in the course of the presentation.
Afterwards, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov and the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Elena Panova made an address to mass media.
During the address, they reiterated the constructive character of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UN structures and underlined that the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework will serve as a guide for joint actions of the Government of Turkmenistan and the UN system till 2025.
It was also stated that the Cooperation Framework confirms the common view and partnership between the Government of Turkmenistan and the UN system, while demonstrating joint strive for development of prosper, inclusive and sustainable Turkmenistan.
Leaders of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan discuss opportunities to enhance partnership in the sphere of trade and economyThursday, 12 March 2020 11:42
The Turkmen-Azerbaijani talks in Baku focused on the progress achieved in the trade and economic sphere. Thus, as compared to 2018, the trade turnover for 2019 increased by more than 40 %. Good experience has been accumulated at the governmental and departmental levels. At the same time, it was stated that the level of cooperation had not yet reflected the real potential.
In this regard, Turkmenistan suggested analyzing the status of trade and economic relations. It was underlined that today Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan were able to increase existing indicators and diversify mutual supplies.
The both countries have created a powerful industrial and agricultural base as well as modern transport infrastructure. These factors should be efficiently used with the aim to expand mutual trade and attract investment. It is necessary to reach large-scale projects in industrial cooperation, the service sector, and the agricultural sector.
In this regard, it was underlined the importance to intensify the work of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation.
Great opportunities are opened up for partnership between the business communities of the two countries. Major projects are implemented in our country through the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in the spheres of construction, trade, infrastructure, services, tourism and entertainment. Turkmenistan would welcome the active participation of Azerbaijani companies in these projects.
In order to increase trade and economic cooperation, the Turkmen leader suggested to open the Trade House of Turkmenistan in Baku and, accordingly, the Trade House of Azerbaijan in Ashgabat. In addition, the importance of creating a joint Business Council was noted.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President Ilham Aliyev considered cooperation in the sphere of transport during the talks in Baku.
The geographical location of the two countries determines the objective need for the close partnership in this area, which, according to the Turkmen leader, should be based on a well-defined strategy aimed at creating combined transport and transit corridors between Asia and Europe. Such a strategy should include the construction of new highways with the participation of not only Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, but also third countries.
The President of Turkmenistan called to consolidate the efforts of the parties in the field of transport, to develop common approaches and to launch the coordinated transport diplomacy on the international arena, providing for active interaction with specialized international structures. In particular, with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the International Road Transport Union among others.
It was noted that in order to expand mutually beneficial cooperation in this area, it is important to efficiently use the capabilities of the sea ports of Turkmenbashi and Baku, as well as the seaport of Alat through the development of effective mechanisms for road and ferry, railway and ferry services.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
The ceremony of signing bilateral documents was held on the outcomes of the top-level talks.
To the applause of those present, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Ilham Aliyev signed the Joint Communique.
The Agreement on cooperation in the field of migration; the Agreement on the mutual allocation of land for the Embassy of Turkmenistan in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Turkmenistan; the Protocol on amendments and additions to the Agreement between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on international motor service dated May 19, 2008 were signed at the intergovernmental level.
The following documents are aimed at enhancing partnership in the transport and communications sector: the Memorandum on cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies between the “Türkmenaragatnaşyk” Agency of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as the Memorandum of Understanding on the construction, ownership and operation of fiber optic communication lines along the bottom of the Caspian Sea along the route Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan by the “Türkmentelekom” telecommunication company and communications service providers of the “Azertelecom” Limited Liability Company; the Protocol between the “Türkmenhowaýollary” Agency of Turkmenistan and the State Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The Protocol on cooperation on the protection and study of the biological diversity of the Caspian Sea signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan strengthens the commitment to partnership in the field of conservation of biodiversity of the Caspian Sea.
The Agreement on Cooperation between Magtymguly Institute of Language, Literature and National Manuscripts of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and Institute of Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences; the Agreement on cooperation between the State Committee of Turkmenistan for Television, Radio Broadcasting and Cinematography and the Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint-Stock Company; the Memorandum of Understanding between the State Library of the State Cultural Center of the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan and the National Library of Azerbaijan on cooperation in the field of librarianship; the Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute of Seismology and Atmospheric Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and the Institute of Control Systems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences; the Protocol on cooperation between the Turkmen State University named after Magtymguly and Baku State University are aimed at developing the dialogue in the humanitarian sphere.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on cooperation in the management and privatization of state property; the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Justice of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on cooperation in the field of the state registration of titles to real property; the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on cooperation on land cadaster; the Memorandum of Understanding between the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan and the Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Development Agency of Azerbaijan; the Memorandum of Understanding between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan and the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) are aimed at expanding partnerships in the field of property relations and entrepreneurship development.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Today in the morning, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has arrived in the Republic of Azerbaijan with an official visit.
The Presidential airliner landed at Heydar Aliyev International Airport, decorated with the State flags of the two countries. In honor of the distinguished guest, the Guard of Honor were lined up along the carpet path. High-ranking officials greeted President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the air harbor of the capital of Azerbaijan.
From the airport, the motorcade of the President of Turkmenistan proceeded to the residence of the President of Azerbaijan, Zagulba, where top-level talks will be held.
It is planned to sign a number of documents in frames of the official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
The talks between President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President Ilham Aliyev, which were held in one-on-one format, continued with the participation of the official delegations of the both countries.
According to the President of Turkmenistan the main goal of the current official visit to Azerbaijan is to further strengthen interstate cooperation, offer it with the new quality and content given the interests and the objective opportunities of our countries.
“Today, we rely on the meaningful understanding of the necessity to strengthen interstate relations, the coincidence of long-term interests in the main areas of world politics, on the realization of the huge prospects for cooperation in the economy, trade, and the humanitarian sphere”, emphasized the President of Turkmenistan.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed believe that in the current environment it was necessary to further increase cooperation within the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and other international and regional structures.
On the 27th of February 2020, Turkmen-Afghan Business Forum was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
From the Turkmen side, the heads and representatives of a number of ministries and agencies of the country, including the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry participated to the Forum. Among the participants of the representative delegation of Afghanistan, there were specialists of trade-economic sector of the country and private entrepreneurs.
During the meeting, the parties touched upon a number of contemporary issues of trade and economic nature. The opportunities of expanding the variety of imports and exports between the two countries, enhancement of investments, facilitation of trade procedures, as well as the establishment of direct contacts between the business circles were regarded.
The parties expressed intent to intensify the trade relations in the field of energy, transport and logistics, communications and industry. The exchange of views on expanding the cooperation in the oil and gas field, as well as in the construction sphere took place. The participants agreed to continue regular negotiations on these matters.
Speaking about the social-economic development of Afghanistan, the participants noted the vital role of humanitarian initiatives realized under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.