Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Abdulla Aripov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Abdulla Aripov. Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan today. Dignitaries discussed the topics of current cooperation between the two countries, focusing on economic relations and highlighting the prospects of deepening the diverse cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Georgia. It was noted during the discussion that the inflow of tourists has particularly grown in Georgia and economic relations are advancing between the two nations. It was stressed that Georgia is one of the most significant transport corridors for Uzbekistan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan expresses concern over the information about the events that have taken place in recent days in the Republic of Karakalpakstan of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The Turkmen side supports the timely and decisive actions of the leadership of Uzbekistan to protect the constitutional order and law and order in the country, the security and peace of the people.
We are confident that centuries-old folk wisdom, experience and foresight will help overcome the difficulties that have arisen and ensure the progressive and stable development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the stability of state and public institutions.
Turkmenistan, as a close neighbor of Uzbekistan, connected with this country by ties of brotherhood, friendship and close cooperation, expresses its readiness to provide it with the necessary support and assistance.
Press-service of the MFA of Turkmenistan
From June 1, vehicles of Uzbekistan and other foreign states are allowed to transit goods through Turkmenistan. This is reported by the Uzbek media with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Transport of Uzbekistan.
The route runs through the Farap checkpoints on the border with Uzbekistan (Alat checkpoint) and Serakhs with Iran.
Trucks must move through Turkmenistan in a convoy, which will be formed at a distance of 1 km from the borders of Uzbekistan and Iran. It starts to form from 8:00 in the morning.
The convoy will be accompanied by traffic police. For rest of drivers, refueling and maintenance of vehicles, special parking lots are provided. In the event of a malfunction or other problems during the movement, the car is taken out of the column. Law enforcement agencies, together with the Turkmen Road Transport Agency, will provide the driver with practical assistance in solving the problem.
For transit through the territory of Turkmenistan, it is necessary to comply with a number of other requirements and conditions.
Drivers must submit the documents required for transit through the border of Turkmenistan for special sanitation. Vehicles must be sanitized.
When crossing the border, you must present the results of a PCR test for COVID-19 (at least 72 hours in advance) or a certificate of vaccination against coronavirus (at least 42 days from the date of the last vaccination). Also, you must pass a rapid test for COVID-19 at the post.
Chairman of the upper house of the Parliament of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discussed with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev topical issues of strengthening strategic partnership between the countries, the press service of the Head of the Republic of Uzbekistan reports.
During the conversation, the sides paid special attention to the development of fruitful inter-parliamentary dialogue both in bilateral and regional formats.
Mirziyoyev congratulated Berdimuhamedov on the successful holding of important international events in Ashgabat – the first Interparliamentary Forum of Central Asian countries and Russia, as well as the Dialogue of Women of Central Asian countries and the Russian Federation. The Head of the Republic of Uzbekistan supported the proposal of the Chairman of the People's Council of Turkmenistan to give the forum a regular character.
The interlocutors also exchanged views on the international agenda, including the issue of promoting peace and security, as well as the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan.
TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTANWednesday, 16 March 2022 14:41
On March 15, 2022, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Having warmly welcomed the head of the friendly state, the Turkmen leader said that according to the results of the Presidential elections held on March 12 announced by the Central Election Commission, Serdar Berdimuhamedov was elected the new President of Turkmenistan.
At the same time, the leader of the nation noted that he intends to continue his active work, but in a new capacity - the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan.
Taking the opportunity, the head of state thanked his Uzbek friend and colleague for his contribution to the development of a constructive interstate dialogue and the established fruitful cooperation.
The President of Uzbekistan, in turn, congratulated the leader of the nation on the early presidential elections successfully held on a broad alternative basis, which again demonstrated the steadfastness of the course of independent neutral Turkmenistan towards progressive democratic transformations.
Noting the great personal contribution of the Turkmen leader to the achievements of the modern Turkmen state, to the international prestige of the country, Shavkat Mirziyoyev supported his far-sighted decision to involve young initiative leaders in state building and wished Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov good health and great success in his future activities for the sake of the prosperity of the Fatherland.
Having wished the President of Uzbekistan good health, long life and success in all endeavors, the leader of the nation handed over the phone to the newly elected President of Turkmenistan.
Warmly congratulating the newly elected head of the Turkmen state on his convincing victory in the elections, the President of Uzbekistan wished him great success in his activities in this important and responsible post.
Sincerely thanking Shavkat Mirziyoyev for congratulations and best wishes on his election to the highest state post, Serdar Berdimuhamedov stressed that he intends to continue the course started by the previous President of the country, in particular, to take further steps to build up the entire range of bilateral Turkmen-Uzbek cooperation, promote new mutually beneficial projects and programs for the benefit of the fraternal peoples of the two countries.
Taking the opportunity, the newly elected President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished the head of friendly Uzbekistan good health and success in responsible state activities, and peace, well-being and prosperity to the people of the fraternal state.
On January 17, 2022, in accordance with the instructions of the President of Turkmenistan, a working visit of the government delegation of Turkmenistan headed by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers S. Berdimuhamedov to the Republic of Uzbekistan took place.
During the visit, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov.
At the beginning of the meeting, S. Berdimuhamedov conveyed warm greetings and best wishes from President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the President of Uzbekistan. In turn, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his best wishes for peace and prosperity to the President and the people of Turkmenistan. During the meeting, the parties noted with satisfaction the high dynamics of the development of interstate relations between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, which are growing stronger based on a trusting political dialogue at the highest state level.
Also during the visit, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov met with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov.
During the talks, the interlocutors considered a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in the political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres. The close interaction of the two countries in the international arena within the framework of international and regional organizations was emphasized.
Paying special attention to cooperation in the field of trade and the economy, the parties expressed interest in diversifying and increasing mutual trade turnover. In this regard, the importance of creating a border Turkmen-Uzbek trade zone, agreed upon during the official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Tashkent on October 4-5, 2021, was emphasized. It was also noted that the priority areas of cooperation between the two states are the transport and energy sectors.
The parties expressed confidence that the traditionally established brotherly relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, thanks to joint efforts, will continue to develop dynamically and deepen in the spirit of mutually beneficial partnership, for the benefit of our countries and peoples.
In addition, during the visit, a meeting of the governmental delegation of Turkmenistan was held at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan. At the meeting, topical issues of bilateral cooperation in the field of health protection were discussed and the need for the exchange of experience in the field of prevention of infectious diseases was expressed.
Tashkent also hosted a meeting of representatives of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan with representatives of business circles of Uzbekistan. Following the results of this meeting, a number of documents between representatives of the private sector of the two countries were signed.
Today, on January 17, inter-ministerial consultations between the foreign policy agencies of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were held in Tashkent. The Turkmen side at the meeting was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan B. Myatiev, the Uzbek side - by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan V. Norov.
During the consultations, the parties noted the dynamics of the development of Turkmen-Uzbek relations, emphasizing the key role of high-level visits in promoting bilateral relations.
Stating the positive experience of interaction between the two countries within the framework of international and regional organizations, in particular the UN and its structural divisions, the parties stressed the commitment of both parties to the search for effective multilateral mechanisms to maintain stability, economic growth and security in the region and in the world.
Particular emphasis was placed on intensifying cooperation in the trade and economic sphere, where there is a solid potential for joint work. In this regard, the importance of the joint Intergovernmental Commission on Trade-Economic, Scientific-Technical and Cultural Cooperation was noted. The issues of developing the legal framework for cooperation between the two countries were also discussed.
Speaking about interaction in the region, the parties stressed the unity in the desire to help brotherly Afghanistan to achieve peace, harmony and stability as soon as possible. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan continue to provide comprehensive economic and humanitarian support to Afghanistan.
Also during the meeting, issues of deepening cooperation in the transport and logistics, energy, chemical, industrial sectors and in the field of information security were discussed. In addition, the parties considered issues of interaction in the field of cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent sincere congratulations to Shavkat Mirziyoyev on his victory in the presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
"The voting results vividly prove the nationwide support for your far-sighted policy aimed at ensuring the prosperity of the country, the consistent growth of its authority in the international arena and the well-being of the fraternal people of Uzbekistan," the President of Turkmenistan noted in his message, expressing confidence that fraternal and good relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic Uzbekistan, based on the principles of good neighborliness, friendship and mutual understanding, will continue to develop dynamically for the benefit of the bright future of our peoples.
Taking this pleasant opportunity, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished Shavkat Mirziyoyev good health, happiness and success in responsible activities, as well as peace and prosperity to the fraternal people of Uzbekistan.
Today in the second half of the day, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov left with a two-day official visit for the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Having made a flight to Tashkent, the presidential airliner landed at the International airport named after Islam Karimov. National flags of the two friendly countries decorated the air harbour of the Uzbek capital on this significant occasion.
Along the carpet path, soldiers of the Guard of honour were lined.
At the boarding stairs of the plane, President of the Republic Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev as well as members of the governmental delegation of Turkmenistan welcomed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov warmly and hospitably.
According to the established noble tradition of hospitality, children in national costumes met the honoured guest.
Then the motorcade of Turkmen and Uzbek leaders from the airport headed towards the Monument of Independence and Humanism located on the Square of Independence.
The monument symbolising statehood, sovereignty and aspiration of Uzbek people to prosperity, is one of the main sights of modern Tashkent.
On the massive granite cenotaph, a globe with an engraved contour of Uzbekistan towers. Before the pedestal one more monument «Happy mother» - a female sculpture holding on her hands a child stands. This deeply substantial image testifies to succession of generations, solicitous attitude to centuries-old national traditions and cultural wealth, which nowadays provide unity and consolidation of Uzbek people.
After laying flowers at the majestic monument, the head of Turkmenistan together with the President of Uzbekistan by car heads to the Kuksaroy Presidential Palace
Tomorrow - on October 5- the Turkmen-Uzbek summit talks in which course Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev will outline approaches of the parties to the further formulation of mutually beneficial cooperation, will take place, to create possibilities for the fullest realisation of available potential.
Today Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are uniform in their aspiration to assist positive development of regional processes, strengthening of all-round relations between the states of Central Asia, establishment of stable peace, stability and security, promoting general progress and prosperity in the region.
As known, adjustment of close, full-scale interaction with the closest neighbouring states was and remains the major priority of the foreign policy doctrine of Turkmenistan, successfully following the course of a constructive international dialogue in general interests.
Thus, the present official visit of the head of Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan urged to become a major landmark in the history of the centuries-old Turkmen -Uzbek relations based on age-old, indestructible traditions of friendship and good neighbourhood.
The Turkmen-Uzbek economic forum held today in Tashkent in the capital Yashnabad Innovation Technopark- a huge modern complex where innovative projects are carried out, became a business prologue to the bilateral top-level talks planned for tomorrow, scientific developments and researches in the most different areas.
Cars and the agricultural machinery, which have already well proved themselves in the soil-environmental conditions of Turkmenistan and are made in Uzbekistan, displayed on the outdoor platform were shown to members of the delegation of our country. In the building, a wide assortment of production of Uzbek manufacturers using a great consumer demand in the country and abroad was also presented.
Special video clips on successes and achievements of key economic branches of Turkmen economy, priorities of strategy of construction realised by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov prospering and advanced in every respect of the state with strong economy and steadily growing well-being of people were shown to the Uzbek party.
The Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan widely was displayed as well. As known, in the economic strategy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov the national private sector is assigned a part as one of the backbone factors in national economy industrialisation, manufacture export-focused and import replacing production.
The state renders big, effective support to the private businessmen, involving representatives of small and medium business in formation of innovative economy that directly promotes increase of competitiveness of Turkmen goods in the internal and external markets.
Today members of UIET take an active part in realisation of large-scale town-planning projects, putting into practice advanced solutions. As an example for it, one can cite construction of new projects of different designations an integral component of which are high innovative technologies and know-how, steadily expanding borders of white marble coated Ashkhabad and also Avaza national tourist zone and other regions of the country.
On the sidelines of the forum, members of delegations of both countries marked a number of concrete steps on cooperation diversification on the most perspective directions. As was underlined, a key vector of joint work was and remains to be an establishment of direct relations between business circles of two countries, expansion and deepening of industrial cooperation, creation of joint ventures, active exchange of experience in use of the latest technological solutions and creation of innovative economy that should be promoted directly by organization of business forums, economic exhibitions, business meetings and negotiations on a regular basis.
The signing of 13 bilateral documents, including those on realisation of export-import transactions for a total sum about 13,5 million US dollars became an evidence of invariable adherence of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to centuries-old bonds of friendship and good neighbourhood, mutual interest in steady expansion and deepening of established mutually beneficial cooperation.
Participants of the Turkmen-Uzbek economic forum expressed confidence that all reached arrangements will give a new impulse to development of multi-faceted dialogue in interests of both states and their fraternal people.
On completion of the forum a number of bilateral meetings with participation of heads of separate ministries and departments, representatives of state and private structures took place.
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.