Turkmenistan signs MoU with IRU on creation of a Model Highway in Central Asia and Caspian region

Turkmenistan signs MoU with IRU on creation of a Model Highway in Central Asia and Caspian region

H.E. Esen Aydogdyev, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UN Office in Geneva today signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

The International Conference on Migration and Statelessness: Identifying Challenges and the Way Forward organized by the Government of...

Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Venezuela – with residence in New York – Aksoltan Ataeva presented her...

Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites

Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites

Turkmen biologists and experts of the UK Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have made joint expeditions to Koytendag and Badkhyz...

Foreign Ministry discusses cooperation with the regional director of the United Nations Population Fund

Foreign Ministry discusses cooperation with the regional director of the United Nations Population Fund

On May 27, 2014 the Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Mr. Heimo Laakkonen held...

UNESCO Director-General boosts cooperation with Turkmenistan

UNESCO Director-General boosts cooperation with Turkmenistan

From 15 to 17 May, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, will undertake her first official visit to the Republic of Turkmenistan. During the...

Turkmen delegation participates in 17th session of UN Commission on Science and Technology

Turkmen delegation participates in 17th session of UN Commission on Science and Technology

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  • Turkmenistan signs MoU with IRU on creation of a Model Highway in Central Asia and Caspian region

    Turkmenistan signs MoU with IRU on creation of a Model Highway in Central Asia and Caspian region

    Tuesday, 01 July 2014 22:21
  • Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

    Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

    Monday, 23 June 2014 17:30
  • Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

    Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

    Thursday, 12 June 2014 22:02
  • Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites

    Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of...

    Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:42
  • Foreign Ministry discusses cooperation with the regional director of the United Nations Population Fund

    Foreign Ministry discusses cooperation with the regional director of the United Nations...

    Tuesday, 27 May 2014 17:22
  • UNESCO Director-General boosts cooperation with Turkmenistan

    UNESCO Director-General boosts cooperation with Turkmenistan

    Wednesday, 14 May 2014 17:07
  • Turkmen delegation participates in 17th session of UN Commission on Science and Technology

    Turkmen delegation participates in 17th session of UN Commission on Science and Technology

    Monday, 12 May 2014 20:13
  • Nuclear powers pledge not to use weapons on Central Asian nations

    Nuclear powers pledge not to use weapons on Central Asian nations

    Wednesday, 07 May 2014 22:32
  • Climate risk assessment workshop was organised within the framework of the UNDP project of Climate Risk Management in Turkmenistan

    Climate risk assessment workshop was organised within the framework of the UNDP project of...

    Wednesday, 07 May 2014 13:45
  • Turkmenistan and Fiji established diplomatic relations

    Turkmenistan and Fiji established diplomatic relations

    Monday, 05 May 2014 21:43

Ashgabat hosts WHO inter-regional meeting on malaria control

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В Ашхабаде проходит межрегиональное совещание ВОЗ по борьбе с малярией

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.

Priority Positions of Turkmenistan at the 68th session of the UN General Assembly (September 2013)

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Priority Positions of Turkmenistan at the 68th session of the UN General Assembly (September 2013)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.

Delegation of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights discusses cooperation issues in Ashgabat

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Delegation of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights discusses cooperation issues in AshgabatA 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.

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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 largest deserts in the world

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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 largest deserts in the world

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 appointed Embassadors to Croatia, Spain and Malaysia

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President of Turkmenistan appointed Embassadors to Spain and MalaysiaPresident 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.

The delegation of Turkmenistan took part in the annual high-level meeting of the ECOSOC Substantive Session

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The delegation of Turkmenistan took part in the annual high-level meeting of the ECOSOC Substantive Session1-4 July 2013 delegation of Turkmenistan headed by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Rashid Meredov took part at the annual meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva. November 2012 Turkmenistan was elected to the ECOSOC - one of the key organs of the United Nations, for the period 2013-2015.

Within sessions Turkmenistan in the capacity of the Vice-Chairman of the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) presented to the Council regional report for Europe. Special attention was paid to the key issues of the forum - science, innovation and technology for development. Delegation also presented the national statement, which outline the basic principles of the state policy pursued by the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The statement reflected the international initiatives put forward by the Turkmen leader and aimed at addressing the current issues and the development of broad constructive cooperation in priority areas - economy, energy, and environment.

Turkmenistan to open embassy in Seoul and consulate in Aktau

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Turkmenistan to open embassy in Seoul and consulate in AktauIssues 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.

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Turkmenistan and European Union discuss prospects of establishing unified educational space

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Туркменистан и ЕС изучают вопросы создания единого образовательного пространства

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.

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Turkmenistan's real GDP growth exceeded 9 percent in first half of 2013

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Turkmenistan's real GDP growth exceeded 9 percent in first half of 2013Turkmenistan’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.

Head of Regional Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross holds meeting at the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan

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Head of Regional Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross holds meeting at Foreign Ministry of TurkmenistanHead of the Regional Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Central Asia, Yves Arnold, held a meeting at the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan.

According to the press service of the Foreign Ministry, the sides discussed Turkmenistan’s cooperation with this international organization, prospects of joint work in implementing the international humanitarian law, establishment and development of relations of Turkmenistan’s academic institutions with the ICRC. 
The sides also highlighted the importance of holding training courses, workshops and seminars and taking a number of practical measures aimed at implementing the international instruments in the area of human rights and freedoms.

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UNDP representative holds talks at the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan

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UNDP representative holds talks at the Foreign Ministry of TurkmenistanYannick Glemarec, Executive Coordinator of the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), held talks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

The sides discussed issues relating to establishment of a National Climate Fund under the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change and prospects of UNDP’s assistance in this area, the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said.

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