The participants of the press-conference titled “Significance of peace and trust in modern world” highlighted the timeliness of holding the Year of Peace and TrustThursday, 25 March 2021 11:41
During today’s press-conference titled “Significance of peace and trust in modern world”, which was held in the MFA of Turkmenistan with the participation of the heads of the authoritative foreign broadcasting organizations, it was highlighted the timeliness of Turkmenistan’s initiative, as well as the Resolution of the UN General Assembly on proclamation of the year of 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust.
The Deputy Chairman of Interstate TV and Radio Broadcasting Company “Mir” B.Kozorezov during his speech stated that international initiatives and undertakings of Turkmenistan are fully targeted to promote global peace and mutual understanding.
Speaking at the press-conference, Programs Director of Turkish TV and Radio Broadcasting Company “TRT World” B.Bayraktar said that the country during the years of its independence achieved huge success in all spheres of national economy, which is confirmed by the development of the infrastructure and industry with high pace.
Director General of the Russian International Network of Information TV Channels “Russia Today” A.Nikolov stated that international initiatives of neutral Turkmenistan aimed at peaceful and trusting coexistence of the countries and peoples of the world, are in tune with the Goals of the Global Agenda.
In his video address, Javad Mottaghi, Secretary General of the Asian-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) underlined the significance of the peacefulness and conflict-free interstate and interpersonal contacts in international relations.
Deputy Direcor of the Directorate of international relations of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company” A.Perevoshchikov stated that Turkmenistan, being the neutral state invariably acts for the strengthening of peace and security on regional as well as on world scale, thereby actually proving the efficiency of the institution of the permanent neutrality.
Within the frame of his statement Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation of India Shri Shashi Shekhar Vempati underlined that today the notions of peace and trust are important as never before. In this regard the work of media plays considerable role. By means of close cooperation we can convey to the listener the objective information and facilitate the friendly dialogue between the countries and peoples.
During the speech of the Chairman of National Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Uzbekistan A.Hadjaev, he stated that this event confirms once again aspirations of Turkmenistan to further strengthen peace, stability and security in the region. In this context, the mass media plays important role in building confidence in the society, which is the driving force of the development.
Besides that, in their presentations the Director of Georgian TV channel “TV-24” B.Nachkebia, Director of the international radio programmes of “AZTV” F.Iskenderov, as well as the representatives of the State Information Agency of Azerbaijan “AZERTADJ” S,Ibragimov and Armenia’s Information Agency “ARMENPRESS” A.Djanpoladyan, it was underlined the significance and timeliness of the proclamation by the League of Nations of the “International Year of Peace and Trust”. They expressed especial need of strengthening trust and mutual understanding in international relations for full realization of Sustainable Development Goals and provision of peaceful coexistence of the states and peoples of the world.
The Chairman of the State Information Agency of Turkmenistan M.Gazakbaev, the Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Television, Radiobroadcasting and Cinematography of Turkmenistan A.Kakaev and Editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Turkmen Dunyasi” B.Muradov also underlined the significance of proclamation by the UN General Assembly of 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust. Initiatives of the Leadership of the country are aimed at promotion of global peace, mutual understanding and solidarity, as well as preservation of unity and harmony in the world.
As is known, during Independence years the domestic and foreign policy of Turkmenistan was being developed in accordance with the principles of neutrality, aimed at strengthening of bonds of friendship and peace among the countries and peoples.
Участниками пресс-конференции «Значимость мира и доверия в современном мире» особо отмечена своевременность проведения Года мира и доверия
На сегодняшнем пресс-конференции «Значимость мира и доверия в современном мире», состоявшегося в МИД Туркменистана при участии руководителей авторитетных местных и иностранных телерадиовещательных организаций особо отмечена своевременность инициативы Туркменистана, а также резолюции Генеральной Ассамблеей ООН опровозглашении 2021 года – Международным годом мира и доверия.
Так, в ходе своего выступления В.Кaзaрезов, Заместитель Председателя Межгосударственной телерадиокомпании «Мир» констатировал, что международные инициативы и начинания Туркменистана всецело нацелены на продвижение глобального мира и взаимопонимания.
Выступая на пресс-конференции программный Директор Турецкой телерадиовещательной корпорации «TRT World» Б.Байрактар подчеркнул, что страна за годы своей независимости добилась огромных достижений во всех сферах национальной экономики, что подтверждается развитием инфраструктуры и промышленности высокими темпами.
А.Николов, Генеральный директор Российской международной сети информационных телеканалов «Russia Today» особо отметил, что международные инициативы нейтрального Туркменистана будучи нацеленным на мирное и доверительное сосуществование стран и народов мира, созвучны с Целями Глобальной повестки.
В своем видеообращении Джавад Моттаги, Генеральный секретарь Азиатско-Тихоокеанского вещательного союза (ABU) подчеркнул особую значимость миролюбия и бесконфликтных межгосударственных и межличностных контактов в международных отношениях.
Заместитель директора Дирекции международных отношений Федерального государственного унитарного предприятия «Всероссийская государственная телевизионная и радиовещательная компания» А.Перевощиков констатировал, что Туркменистан будучи нейтральным государством неизменно выступает за укрепление мира и безопасности в региональном и мировом масштабах, тем самым на деле доказывает эффективность института постоянного нейтралитета.
В рамках своего выступления Шаши Шекхар Вемпати, главный исполнительный директор Индийской вещательной компании «Prasar Bharati» подчеркнул, что сегодня понятия мир и доверие важны как никогда раньше. В данном аспекте работа СМИ играет здесь важную роль. Путем тесного сотрудничества мы может доносить объективную информацию до зрителя и тем самым способствовать укреплению дружественного диалога между странами и народами.
В ходе выступления заместителя председателя Национальной телерадиокомпании Узбекистана, Н.Хикматуллаева было отмечено, что данное мероприятие еще раз подтверждает стремления Туркменистана дальнейшему укреплению мира, стабильности и безопасности в регионе. В данном контексте СМИ играет важную роль в укреплении доверия среди общества, являющегося движущей силой развития.
Кроме того, в выступлениях Директора Грузинского телеканала «ТВ-24» Б.Начкебия, директора программ международного радио «Aztv» Ф.Искендерова и представителей Государственного информационного агентства Азербайджана «АЗЕРТАДЖ» С.Ибрагимова, информационного агентства Армении «АРМЕНПРЕСС» А.Джанполадяня подчеркнута значимость и своевременность провозглашения Лигой Наций Международного года мира и доверия. Выражена особая насущность укрепления доверия и взаимопонимания в международных отношениях для полноценной реализации Целей устойчивого развития и обеспечения мирного сосуществования государств и народов мира.
Председатель Государственного информационного агентства Туркменистана М.Газакбаев, заместитель председателя Государственного комитета Туркменистана по телевидению, радиовещанию и кинематографии, А.Какаев и главный редактор газеты «Туркмен дуньяси» Б.Мурадов также особо подчеркнули значимость провозглашения Генеральной Ассамблеей ООН 2021 года – Международным годом мира и доверия. Инициативы руководства страны нацелены на обеспечение мира, взаимопонимания и солидарности, также сохранению единства и гармонии во всем мире.
Как известно, за годы Независимости внутренняя и внешняя политика Туркменистана развивается в соответствии с принципами нейтралитета, нацеленного на упрочение и развитие уз дружбы и мира между странами и народами.
Press-conference titled “Significance of peace and trust in modern world” was held in the MFA of TurkmenistanThursday, 25 March 2021 11:31
On March 24, 2021, a press-conference titled “Significance of peace and trust in modern world” was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan in a hybrid format. The event was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s Independence, to the 25th anniversary of the permanent Neutrality of the country as well as to the announcement of the year 2021 as the Year of Peace and Trust.
The press-conference was attended by the editors-in chief of the national printed editions, representatives of the foreign media, accredited in the country and heads and representatives of the national media. Heads and representatives of the authoritative foreign broadcasting organizations, as well as about 80 journalists from the information agencies of 18 countries of the world participated to the press-conference by means of videoconferencing.
The speakers from Turkmenistan and foreign countries set out their vision of the notions peace and trust, which today are very important as never before. They highlighted the role of mass media in promotion of these values on national, regional and international levels.
The participants of the press-conference highlighted timeliness of the proclamation by the UN General Assembly the year of 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust. In this context the participants expressed the success and efficiency of the foreign and domestic policy of Turkmenistan conducted under the wise leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during independence years.
At the press-conference the speakers picked up Turkmenistan’s success during independent years in political, economic and cultural-humanitarian fields. It was underlined the important position of Turkmenistan in the sphere of promotion of peaceful and trustful relations in the region and beyond.
The participants expressed to the Turkmen side their gratitude fo the organization of this event. Representatives of International media confirmed their interest to work in close contacts with Turkmen colleagues for further strengthening of bonds of friendship and mutual understanding among the countries and peoples.
В МИД Туркменистана состоялась пресс-конференция «Значимость мира и доверия в современном мире»
24 марта 2021 года в Министерстве иностранных дел Туркменистана в гибридном формате состоялась пресс-конференция «Значимость мира и доверия в современном мире». Данное мероприятие, приурочено к 30-летию Независимости Туркменистана, 25-летию постоянного Нейтралитета, а также объявлению 2021 года – Международным годом мира и доверия.
На пресс-конференции руководители и представители национальных и зарубежных средств массовой информации, иностранные журналисты, аккредитованные в Туркменистане. Посредством видеоконференцсвязи в мероприятии участвовали руководители авторитетных иностранных телерадиовещательных организаций, а также около 80-ти корреспондентов информационных агентств из 18-ти стран мира.
Выступившие в ходе встречи делегаты из Туркменистана и зарубежных стран изложили свое видение понятий – мир и доверие, которые сегодня актуальны как никогда раньше. Выделена роль СМИ в продвижении этих ценностей на национальном, региональном и международном уровнях.
Участники пресс конференции особо отметили своевременность провозглашения Генеральной Ассамблеей ООН 2021 года – Международным годом мира и доверия. В данном контексте они выразили успех и эффективность внутренней и внешней политики Туркменистана, проводимой под мудрым руководством Президента Гурбангулы Бердымухамедова.
На мероприятии выделены успехи Туркменистана за годы независимости в политической, экономической и культурно-гуманитарной областях. Особо подчеркнута важная позиция Туркменистана в деле продвижения миролюбивых и доверительных отношений в регионе и за его пределами.
Выражена благодарность туркменской стороне за организацию данного мероприятия. Представители международных СМИ подтвердили заинтересованность в работе с туркменскими коллегами для дальнейшего укрепления уз дружбы и взаимопонимания между странами и народами.
Online meeting of Turkmen and Georgian experts on the study of medicinal properties of licorice rootSaturday, 20 March 2021 13:16
On 19 March 2021, with the assistance of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia, there was an online meeting of Turkmen and Georgian experts on the study of medicinal properties of licorice root.
From the Turkmen Side, the meeting was attended by the representatives of “Turkmendermansenagal” Association of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan, from the Georgian Side - by the representatives of Scientific-Research Center of Agriculture of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Agricultural University of Georgia.
During the meeting, participants exchanged views on the medical properties of licorice and its active substance - glycyrrhizic acid. As is known, the licorice root has long been used by people for treatment of upper respiratory tract diseases.
It was also noted that the relevant scientific research of the scientists have confirmed the therapeutic and prophylactic effect of medicines from licorice, as well as glycyrrhizic acid.
In this regard, both parties stressed the importance of further research the properties of this plant and expressed their readiness to actively cooperate in this direction.
Online conference dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of Independence of Turkmenistan and the declaration of 2021 as International Year of Peace and Trust was held in TbilisiWednesday, 10 March 2021 18:31
On March 10, 2021, the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held an online conference dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of Independence of Turkmenistan and the declaration of 2021 as International Year of Peace and Trust
The representatives of Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations accredited to Georgia, Ministry Foreign Affairs of Georgia, academia, as well as representatives of Georgian media attended the conference.
It was noted that over the years of sovereign development, under the wise leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the large-scale programmes and socio-economic, scientific and educational, social and political reforms have been successfully implemented to ensure the country's prosperity, for the happiness and well-being of the people.
During the conference, it was emphasized that the fact of the declaration of 2021, in accordance with the UN General Assembly Resolution adopted at the initiative of Turkmenistan, as the International Year of Peace and Trust, clearly confirmed the effective role of the creative foreign policy strategy implemented by Turkmenistan under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in stimulating positive regional and global processes, strengthening a culture of peace and trust for the sake of sustainable development and progress on the planet.
A video on Turkmenistan’s political, economic and cultural achievements was also presented to the conference participants.
On March 10, 2021, an awarding ceremony of the merited athletes of the country with the participation of the President of Turkmenistan, President of the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was held in the Sports Complex of the Martial Arts of the Olympic town.
The ceremony was attended by the members of the Government, as well as coaches and leading athletes of the country.
In the course of the ceremony the President of Turkmenistan, President of the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov presented a solemn speech.
Then, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov awarded the gold medal to Yulduz Djumabayeva, who became the winner of the World Weightlifting Championship held in November 2018 in Ashkhabad.
As is known, International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on its official website had renewed the protocols of the World Weightlifting Championship of 2018, having recognized Yulduz Djumabayeva the winner of that tournament in the weight category up to 45 kilograms.
So, following the revision of the results, the Turkmen athlete, who has updated world records among juniors in double-event (179 kgs), was awarded a gold medal in the “clean and jerk” discipline (104 kgs), and silver medal in the “snatch” discipline (75 kgs).
After that, Interim President of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) doctor Michael Irani and Secretary General of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Vice-President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation Mohammed Jalood made their presentations via videoconferencing.
High-ranking representatives of the IWF noted that the awarding of the merited athlete Yulduz Djumabayeva in Turkmen capital testifies to the fact that traditional sports are reborn in the country, which provide Turkmen sport with a worthy place in the world. This is recognition of dedication to work of Turkmen athletes who gained significant results.
On March 5, 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoglu arrived at Ashgabat on a two-day working visit.
In the framework of the visit, the head of the foreign policy agency of Turkey was received by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. President of Turkmenistan highly appraised the level of relations between the two countries, based on the principles of friendship, brotherhood and mutual respect.
Then the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey had a meeting with his Turkmen counterpart, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov. Having expressed the satisfaction by the negotiations held recently in Ankara, the parties discussed actual aspects of the Turkmen-Turkish agenda. The issues of political-diplomatic partnership were considered in details including cooperation in regional and international structures.
The head of the foreign policy agency of Turkey highlighted the active position of Turkmenistan in promoting peaceful dialogue between the countries and peoples, which is reflected in important initiatives adopted on the platform of the United Nations. Talking about significance of the chairmanship of Turkmenistan in the Economic Cooperation Organization, Mevlüt Çavuşoglu expressed readiness of the Turkish side to work on expanding transport-transit and energy corridors for regional economic integration. One of the illustrative examples of cooperation is the Lapis Lazuli Corridor.
The sides also considered the level of trade-economic cooperation between the two countries.
Diplomats discussed cultural-humanitarian cooperation, exchanged views on the issues of effective continuation of scientific, educational and cultural contacts.
In addition, they considered the possibilities of the development of cooperation in the sphere of security, including the ecological.
In the framework of his visit, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoglu laid flowers to the Independence Arch of Turkmenistan located in Ashgabat.
On the 4th of March 2021, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated to the 14th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization which was held via videoconferencing. It is vital to note that the chairmanship in ECO in 2021 has passed to Turkmenistan.
The heads of states and governments of ECO Member States, as well as the chiefs of international organizations, particularly the Energy Charter and the Turkic Council participated to the Summit with the theme of “Regional Economic Cooperation in the Aftermath of Covid-19”.
Speaking at the Summit, the President of Turkmenistan voiced the priority vectors of cooperation in the framework of the chairmanship of the country in the Organization and underlined that the state intends to actively promote the work of ECO with the focus on the development of trade-economic, cultural and humanitarian ties. It was stated that the unfolding of the transport-transit, energy, industrial and communication potential of ECO is in the center of Turkmenistan’s strategy in its capacity as the chairing country.
During the Summit, a constructive exchange of views took place on numerous projects of the Organization that are being implemented. The participants appraised the current state of economic cooperation which is impacted by the global pandemic and considered the opportunities of reestablishing and expanding full partnership.
The participants of the Summit congratulated the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with assuming the chairmanship in the Economic Cooperation Organization and welcomed the vision of Turkmenistan on intensifying the work of ECO. The next, 15th Summit of ECO is planned to take place in Turkmenistan.
A NUMBER OF BILATERAL DOCUMENT WERE SIGNED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “TURKMENISTAN AND THE UNITED NATIONS: COOPERATION FOR PEACE AND TRUST”Wednesday, 03 March 2021 18:21
Today, on March 2, the International Conference “Turkmenistan and the United Nations: Cooperation for Peace and Trust” on the occasion of
the 29th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s UN membership, has started in the MFA of Turkmenistan.
Within the framework of the event online ceremony of signing the bilateral documents was held. In particular, the following documents were signed: Agreement between the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Population Fund on Co-Financing, as well as Work Plan between the Ministry of Sport and Youth Policy of Turkmenistan and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) within the framework of the project “Strengthening mechanisms of youth participation in the implementation of the national youth policy and advancement of gender equality” for 2021.
Then Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov handed over to the Acting UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, UNICEF Representative in Turkmenistan Christine Weigand the Note verbale of the MFA of Turkmenistan officially announcing on behalf of the Government of Turkmenistan about the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan on the approval of the procedure for visa-free entry to Turkmenistan of foreign citizens with UN passports.
As is known, that Resolution had been signed by the President of Turkmenistan on the 28th of February 2021, according to which, starting from March 2 this year, foreign citizens holding UN passports are allowed to come to Turkmenistan, stay in the country, leave it, and cross the territory of Turkmenistan in transit without visa.
Besides that, the document prescribed those foreign citizens – officers of the UN or its specialized structures, accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, as well as their family members, are exempted from obtaining visa during the period of work in Turkmenistan.
The adoption of this Resolution is in line with the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations.
Meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the Leader of the National Islamic Movement Party of AfghanistanMonday, 22 February 2021 18:43
On February 22, 2021, the meeting was held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Leader of the National Islamic Movement Party of Afghanistan Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum who arrived in Ashkhabad on a working visit.
During the constructive talks the sides exchanged views on the agenda of the effective Turkmen-afghan interaction. It was underlined the active development of bilateral ties with the aim of all-round implementation of the agreements reached on high level between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
The Leader of the NIMP of Afghanistan especially underlined the efforts of Turkmenistan’s Leadership aimed at strengthening peace and security in the neighbor fraternal country as well as the integration of Afghanistan and its people into the stable channel of economic development.
In this context the initiatives of the President of Turkmenistan directed to the intensification and development of effective regional interaction with active involvement of the afghan side were highly appreciated.
The parties expressed adherence to the addition of joint efforts in rapid implementation of energy, communications, transport and other projects. In this regard it was expressed mutual interest to the timely and effective realization of the perspective project of TAPI gas pipeline, of the TAP transmission line and new routes of the railroad from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan.
During the negotiations the sides highlighted the significance of the realization by Turkmenistan of large-scale infrastructure projects directed to the further development of Afghanistan and the whole region. As is known, the given projects are aimed at creation of cost-effective jobs as well as stimulating the growth of well-being of the population living along the implementation of megaprojects.
The Turkmen side confirmed once again its readiness to continue active dialogue aimed at advancement of peace inter-afghan negotiations, as well as to provide its political space for any of their future rounds.
In the course of the talks the patties agreed that it is necessary to strengthen and enhance the mechanisms of achieving peace, sustainable development, stability and security in the region as a whole.
The meeting with the delegation of Political Office of Taliban movement was held in the MFA of TurkmenistanSunday, 07 February 2021 12:52
February 6, 2021 the leadership of Turkmen foreign ministry met with the delegation of Political Office of Taliban movement headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in the MFA of Turkmenistan.
During constructive negotiations, the parties have underlined the importance of establishing and maintaining peace and stability in Afghanistan.
In this regard, it has been noted that Turkmenistan has given significant support for Afghan people, contributed to the development of Afghan economy, primarily strategically important fields such as energy, transport, connectivity and communications.
The significant projects in the aforementioned fields are “Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India” pipeline, high voltage electric power transmission line, fiber-optic connection along “Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan” route, as well as railways connecting Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
The delegation of Political Office of Taliban movement expressed full support to the implementation of above-mentioned infrastructure projects aimed at ensuring well-being and prosperity for Afghan people.
The representatives of Afghan delegation made a statement to the press and answered questions from journalists after the negotiations.
Further, full text of press statement by thedelegation of Political Office of Taliban movement is published
«Dear Mass Media Representatives!
First of all, let me welcome you today at the press conference and introduce myself. My name is Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, I am member of the Political Office and Negotiations Team of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
On behalf of the IEA Political Office, I would like to express my gratitude to the Turkmen side for the invitation to visit Turkmenistan and for warm hospitality.
Yesterday, as part of our visit, we visited two mosques and acquainted with the ancient religious sites and cultural traditions of the Turkmen people.
Today, here, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, we held talks in an open and friendly atmosphere with His Excellency Rashid Meredov, Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan and Deuty Prime Minister and his delegation, during which we gave a positive assessment of the policy of neutral Turkmenistan towards Afghanistan and the long-term political and economic support to Afghanistan that neighboring Turkmenistan is providing, provided and will provide.
Turkmenistan, as a Muslim, neighboring, neutral state, has been taking initiatives for a number of years aimed at establishing peace and development in Afghanistan.
The implementation of infrastructure projects in Afghanistan initiated by Turkmenistan deserves special attention and assessment. There is no doubt that the early start of construction of projects such as TAPI, TAP and railways from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan will contribute to the achievement of prosperity and economic development in Afghanistan. On the one hand, while we are struggling to gain independence of our country, meanwhile, we are trying to contribute to prosperity of our people and development of our country by providing protection to all national projects in the country.
In this regard, as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, we declare our full support for the implementation and security of TAPI and other developmental projects in our country.