On the final day of his official visit to Japan, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with the Chairman of Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren), Hiromasa Yonekura. The meeting was also attended by the heads of major Japanese corporations such as ITOCHU, TOYO Engineering, Chiyoda, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Marubeni, Toshiba, Komatsu, etc.
In the course of a business breakfast meeting, the sides exchanged views on the prospects and ways of intensification of the long-term partnership in the energy sector, trade and economic sphere, chemical industry, transport, agriculture and water management and other no less important areas of partnership.
The sides also discussed prospects of establishing direct contacts between businessmen of the two countries and more active adoption of Japanese largest companies’ experience, in particular in the field of business organization and management, establishing highly profitable industries, as well as the training of qualified personnel.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Japan Business Federation expressed mutual confidence in further strengthening of cooperation in line with the priorities and interests of the two friendly peoples.
On the final day of his visit to Japan, the President of Turkmenistan also visited the International Exhibition Center of Tokyo, where the International Tourism Exhibition “JATA Travel Showcase 2013” was under way. Turkmenistan took part in this show for the first time.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is holding an inter-regional meeting in Ashgabat, addressing the issues of cross border partnership in malaria control and elimination. The meeting has brought together representatives of Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, as well as two WHO regions - Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
The meeting has been organized by the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the offices of the WHO European and Eastern Mediterranean regions and the WHO country office in Turkmenistan.
As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports quoting the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, the meeting will review the current situation on malaria, analyze problems relating to combating and elimination of malaria, focusing on cross-border cooperation. The meeting participants will also discuss joint plans on coordination and organization of activities in the border areas and improvement of regular exchange of relevant information.
Issues relating to establishment of Turkmenistan’s Embassy in the Republic of Korea (Seoul) and Turkmenistan’s Consulate in Kazakhstan (Aktau) were discussed at the last government meeting.
In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a number of specific instructions with regard to establishment of Turkmenistan’s Embassy in Seoul and Consulate in Aktau. The President of Turkmenistan noted that these events will become important milestones in the history of relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea and Kazakhstan.
Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea established the diplomatic relations in February 1992. In January 2007, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea was opened in Turkmenistan.
Kazakhstan’s city of Aktau is the regional center of Mangistau region, neighboring Balkan province of Turkmenistan. This region of Kazakhstan is home to a large Turkmen diaspora. The two countries reached an agreement on establishment of the Consulate of Turkmenistan in the city of Aktau and Consulate of Kazakhstan in the city of Turkmenbashi.
Turkmenistan has established diplomatic relations with 131 countries. Turkmenistan maintains 33 diplomatic missions and consulates in foreign countries.
Issues relating to establishment of a unified educational space were on top of the agenda of the seminar held under the auspices of the EU programme “Tempus” at the Turkmen National Institute of World Languages named after Azadi.
The seminar was attended by representatives of educational institutions of Turkmenistan and the European Union member states - Germany, Portugal and Poland.
The project started in late 2010. It aims to improve national educational standards in Turkmenistan through learning and application of best European practices in this field.
According to the Bologna Declaration that seeks to ensure unified educational standards in the participating countries, the project facilitated a series of educational and training activities in Turkmenistan to find a compromise between the traditional forms of learning and innovative trends in education to enable the country to join the unified European educational space.
Turkmenistan’s real GDP growth in the first half of 2013 was 9.4 percent. According to the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent in Ashgabat, this was reported at the last government meeting discussing the socio-economic performance of the country over 6 months.
As a whole, all sectors of the national economy developed rapidly in the reported period. For example, the rate of the industry’s growth amounted to 6.6 percent, construction sector’s growth - 17.7 per cent, the service sector’s growth - 11.3 percent and agricultural growth- 7 percent.
Significant growth is reported in the construction industry. At present, some 1865 facilities are being erected in the country, while capital investments exceeded US $ 41 billion. Of this amount, US $ 13 billion are being used by the national companies of Turkmenistan for construction of facilities.
High-Level Side Event
“Connectivity and mobility – driving forces of Post 2015 Development Agenda”
Thursday, September 26, from 9 am till 11 am
Conference Room 4, North Lawn Building
UN Headquarters, New York
The Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the UN and the Permanent Delegation of International Road Transport Union (IRU) to the UN have the honour to invite you to participate to the event: “Connectivity and Mobility – driving forces of Post 2015 Development Agenda”.
This meeting is organized in the framework of ″Special event of the President of the General Assembly to follow up the efforts made to achieve the Millennium Development Goals″ and is dedicated to the role of international road transport in framing the goals and strategies of Post 2015 Development Agenda.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Sven Alkalaj.
The President of Turkmenistan and senior UN official exchanged views on the key issues of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UN Economic Commission for Europe, given the fact that this year, at the fifth meeting of the 65th session of the UNECE, Turkmenistan was elected vice- chairman of the Commission for a two-year period.
The sides discussed the topical areas of partnership such as trade and economy, energy, transport and communications sector and a number of others.
Turkmenistan believes that the 68th session of the United Nations marks an important stage in the process of consolidation of efforts of the international community aimed at maintaining and strengthening universal peace, stability and security, crating foundations for multilateral dialogue on various regional issues, adopting meaningful decisions on sustainable development and resolution of modern challenges and threats. Turkmenistan formulates its approaches to the work of 68th session of the UN proceeding from the purposes, tasks and the priorities of international cooperation reflected in its Concept of foreign policy for the period of 2013-2017 years, foreign policy initiatives which have been put forward by the President of Turkmenistan, as well as Turkmenistan’s membership in electoral bodies of the Organization.
A delegation of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is on a working visit in Turkmenistan, the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat quoting the official sources.
The OSCE delegation held meetings at the Mejlis (Parliament), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Central Commission for Elections and Referendums of Turkmenistan.
The sides discussed promising areas of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the OSCE in the area of implementation of international law in the national legislation of Turkmenistan, as well as preparations for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for this December.
The OSCE delegation will also hold meetings at the Turkmen National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan, as well as with representatives of political parties and public organizations of Turkmenistan.
A new nature reserve has been established in the Kara Kum desert. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree to this effect at a government meeting.
The document instructs the Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan to establish State Nature Reserve “Bereketli Garagum” (Bountiful Kara Kum) with a local state nature reserve in its structure. The new nature reserve will not be a legal entity.
Signing the decree, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that the new large-scale nature conservation project is designed to preserve the unique ecological system and natural resources of the Kara Kum desert, one of the world largest deserts.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree appointing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Russian Federation (Moscow) Berdimyrat Redzhepov Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Kingdom of Spain concurrently.
By the presidential decree, Yazguly Mammedov has been promoted to the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).
President also signed a decree appointing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Romania (Bucharest) Shohrat Jumayev Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Croatia concurrently.
- Head of Regional Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross holds meeting at the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan
- Statement by the delegation of Turkmenistan at the meeting of developing landlocked countries (ECOSOC substantive session, Geneva, 3 July 2013)
- Statement by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan H.E. Mr. Rashid Meredov at the High-level Segment of the Economic and Social Council (Geneva, 1 July 2013)
- The delegation of Turkmenistan took part in the annual high-level meeting of the ECOSOC Substantive Session
- UNDP representative holds talks at the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan
- Turkmenistan elected vice president of 68th Session of UN General Assembly
- FAO: Turkmenistan is one of the few countries that met both main Millennium Development Goal and World Food Summit goal
- UNESCO experts study natural monuments of Turkmenistan
- The prospects of regional energy routes are discussed in Turkmenistan
- Construction of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway launched
- UNFAO Regional Representative holds talks at Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan
- Building National Capacity of Turkmenistan for Effective Management of Protected Areas System
- Presidents of Afghanistan and Tajikistan to participate in the ceremony of starting construction of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway
- President of Turkmenistan and Executive Director of the UN Drugs and Crime Office discuss cooperation
- Turkmenistan, UN discuss humanitarian cooperation
- Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan visits Afghanistan
- Turkmenistan government delegation is exposed to international standards and best practices in social protection
- Briefing on adoption by UN General Assembly of resolution on secure transit of energy
- World Bank Group Shares Knowledge on Private Sector Development with Turkmenistan Government
- Statement by the Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations Ms. Aksoltan Ataeva at the 82nd plenary meeting 67th Session of the UN General Assembly (17 May 2013)