The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan

 

Islamic Development Bank Group and government entities of Turkmenistan discussed for preparation of the MCPS Concept Note on Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 3 August 2022 - The MCPS Technical Team of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG), led by the Regional Hub of Almaty and represented by the representatives of the IsDB HQ departments and IsDB Group entities, conducted online meetings with the concerned ministries and the state committees for formulation of the MCPS Concept Note (CN) for Turkmenistan.

The meetings have been held during the period 18 July – 2 August 2022, when the team has discussed the national development priorities of the Government of Turkmenistan and potential sectoral and thematic challenges proposed for consideration within the MCPS framework. The outcome of the bilateral technical meetings mark IsDB Group’s successful commencement of the preparation process for the new 2022-2025 MCPS for Turkmenistan in full alignment with the country’s long-term national program of socio-economic development of Turkmenistan "Revival of a new era of a sovereign state” for period 2022-2052 and other mid-term top priority sectorial programs of the Government of Turkmenistan.

Turkmenistan officially joined the IsDB in 1994. Turkmenistan is an upper middle-income country of 6.1 (2021) million people and the second largest country by area in the Central Asia. Turkmenistan is a landlocked and mainly desert country located in Central Asia, with an area of 488,100 sq. km. Turkmenistan borders with Afghanistan and Uzbekistan and has access to the Caspian Sea in the West, between Iran and Kazakhstan.

This will be the first-ever MCPS for Turkmenistan and it will leverage IsDB Group’s Synergy and an enhanced value proposition based on its multiple competitive advantages (products and services) and global partnerships. It will also provide required financial, technical, knowledge & capacity development, and private sector support to the relevant Turkmenistan counterparts and stakeholders.

 

The meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

Published 25.03.2022

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Today, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov has held an online meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, at which the issues connected with approval of the new staff of the Government were discussed and topical subjects of state life as well as separate documents were considered.

Having announced the agenda of the meeting, the head of the state signed the Resolution “On approval of the staff of the Cabinet of Ministers of Türkmenistan “ which included 9 deputy-chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, 17 ministers and 20 heads of sectoral departments.

The President of the country started approval of the staff of the Government with appointment of deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, who supervises the financial, economic and banking complex. 

M.Muhammedov was appointed deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers for issues of economic, banking and international financial organizations. Having noted his rich experience at various posts in the financial and economic sphere, the head of the state expressed confidence that he will cope with the position.

At the same time, M.Muhammedov was appointed a representative of Turkmenistan at the Economic Council of the participating countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Having wished the new deputy-chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers success in his work, head of the state Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed the relevant Decision.

Further, the President of Turkmenistan informed of his decision to leave S.Toyliev at the post of deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, which supervises science, education, healthcare and other relevant spheres taking his rich experience.

Having wished the deputy-chairman of the Government success, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed the Decision on his appointment.

Further, the head of the state addressed M.Mammedova and informed of his decision to leave her at the post of deputy-chairwoman of the Cabinet, which supervises the sphere of culture, taking into account her positive work experience. 

Having signed the relevant Decision, the President of Turkmenistan wished the deputy-chairwoman of the Cabinet successes in her work.

Having pointed out a great professional experience of Sh.Abdrahmanov, the head of the state mentioned his decision to leave him at the post of deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, which supervises issues of the oil and gas complex. Along with it, the deputy-chairman was entrusted with duties of chairman of the Turkmen-Korean commission for trade and economic and scientific and technical cooperation from the Turkmen side, Intergovernmental Turkmen-Afghan commission for trade and economic cooperation, Intergovernmental Turkmen-Armenian commission for economic cooperation, Joint intergovernmental Turkmen-Saudi Arabian commission for trade and economic cooperation and the Steering committee for implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project.

Having signed the relevant Decision, the President of Turkmenistan wished the deputy-chairman successes in his work.

The President of Turkmenistan appointed E.Orazgeldiyev deputy-chairman of the Cabinet for the agricultural complex, taking into account his positive work experience.

Having signed the relevant Decision on appointment of E.Orazgeldiyev as deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, the President of Turkmenistan wished him successes in his responsible work.

The President of the country appointed Ch. Purchekov deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, who supervises the construction complex, taking into account his good work experience and laying the duties of chairman of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Ukrainian commission for economic cooperation from the Turkmen side. 

Having signed the relevant Decision, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished the deputy-chairman of the Cabinet successes in his work.

Further, the President of the country informed that he has taken a decision to leave Ch.Gylyjov at the post of deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, which supervises the trade complex, taking into account his positive work experience. The deputy-chairman of the Cabinet was also entrusted with the duties of chairman of the Joint Turkmen-German commission, Intergovernmental Turkmen-Turkish commission for economic cooperation, Intergovernmental Turkmen-Azerbaijan commission for economic commission and Intergovernmental Turkmen-Kazakh commission for economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation from the Turkmen side.

Having signed the relevant Decision, the head of the state wished the deputy-chairman of the Cabinet successes in his work.

M.Chakyev was appointed director general of the Transport and Communications Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers, who supervises the transport and communications complex, taking his rich work experience. 

Having signed the relevant Decision, the head of Turkmenistan wished the appointed director general of the Transport and Communications Agency success in his work.

Passing to the next personnel issue, the head of the state informed of his decision to leave R.Meredov at the post of deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, minister of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan, taking into account his rich work experience. 

He was also entrusted with duties of chairman of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Russian commission for economic cooperation, Turkmen-Chinese committee for cooperation, Turkmen-Japanese economic committee, Joint Turkmen-Iranian commission for economic cooperation, Joint committee for cooperation between Turkmenistan and United Arab Emirates, Joint intergovernmental Turkmen-Qatar commission for trade and economic cooperation, Joint Turkmen-Pakistan intergovernmental commission, Intergovernmental Turkmen-Indian commission for trade, economic, scientific and technological cooperation, Intergovernmental Turkmen-Slovenian commission for trade and economic cooperation from the Turkmen side.

Besides it, deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, minister of foreign affairs R.Meredov will chair the National commission of Turkmenistan for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Strategic consultative council established within the framework of the Memorandum of mutual understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and United Nations Development Program. He is also appointed chairman of the Interdepartmental commission of Turkmenistan for the Caspian sea issues.

Further, the President of Turkmenistan informed of his decision to leave Ch. Amanov at the post of deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, secretary of the State Security Council, taking into account his rich experience. 

Further, at the meeting  the Resolution was signed and in accordance with which the following were appointed responsible supervisors: by Akhal region-deputy-chairman of the Cabinet Ch.Gylyjov, by Balkan region-deputy-chairman of the Cabinet M.Muhammedov, by Dashoguz region-deputy-chairman of the Cabinet E.Orazgeldiyev, by Lebap region-deputy-chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov, by Mary region-deputy-chairman of the Cabinet S.Toylyev and by Ashgabat city-deputy-chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Purchekov.

Further, addressing members of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov commissioned them to propose worthy candidates for heads of the spheres they supervise within a week’s period in accordance with legislation to form the Government of the country within a month’s term. 

Having warned them that strict requirement will be made from heads of all levels, the head of the state underlined importance of careful attention to selection and proper appointment of heads who will work fruitfully for the benefit of people by applying their experience and skill.

Further, the floor was given to deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, minister of foreign affairs R.Meredov, who reported on issues of cooperation of Turkmenistan with the United Nations.

In his speech at the inauguration ceremony President Serdar Berdimuhamedov clearly outlined key areas of foreign policy of our country for the future, one of the priority areas of which is constructive cooperation with international organizations, and first of all, with the UN.

So, until 2022 at the proposal of our country 17 Resolutions of the United Nations were adopted. At the same time, Turkmenistan enters 11 commissions and councils of the United Nations and carries out its international activity within their framework. 

In the given context, the deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, minister of foreign affairs informed that at the 61st plenary meeting of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, which was held on March 15 of the current year, at the initiative of our country, the Resolution “Integration of mainstream bicycling into public transportation systems for sustainable development” was unanimously adopted and 62 countries acted as its co-authors. Besides it, at the given meeting, Turkmenistan was elected member of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for 2022–2028.

In this connection, the deputy-chairman of the Cabinet, minister of foreign affairs sincerely congratulated the head of the state with the next great foreign policy victory of our independent neutral fatherland.

Having heard the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov addressing participants of the meeting and all our compatriots, underlined that today, our country is the state, which plays one of the key roles in ensuring sustainable development and security in the region and enjoys a great authority and respect in the world.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov sincerely congratulated all with significant events that augment the international authority of our fatherland.

As known, in the course of recent years, our independent neutral country within the framework of the long-term strategic partnership with the UN has been elected to its important institutions, commissions, committees and executive councils for many times. It serves a regular confirmation of recognition of a growing role of Türkmenistan in solution of global issues as well as a wide support of its positive foreign policy principle aimed at sustainable socio-economic development in the region and international arena by the world community. 

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Türkmenistan who spoke further, once again congratulated the head of the state on behalf of the Khalk Maslakhaty and Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh with his nationwide election to the highest post.

Arkadag also congratulated deputy-chairmen on behalf of the Khalk Maslakhaty and Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh with their appointment to responsible posts wishing them great successes in their work for wellbeing of people and property of our beloved fatherland to justify the trust of the President of Turkmenistan.

As you know, the chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty continued, good news has arrived –at the initiative of our country at the 61st meeting of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly the Resolution “Integration of mainstream bicycling into public transportation systems for sustainable development” was unanimously adopted.

Besides it, Turkmenistan was elected member of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law for 2022–2028.

Turkmenistan has entered a new epoch of its development, which was named “Revival of the new epoch of the powerful state”. At the historical meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh, the National program for socio-economic development of the country for the upcoming 30 years was adopted.

A significant role was given for the elderly generation in support of the state policy and education of the youth on the basis of their exemplary role.

The heritage of our ancestors is devoted to the entire humanity. In the course of millenniums, the national wisdom, patriotic social and humane principles, noble national features and rich spiritual world of Turkmen were developed. 

As the chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh noted, our ancestors created such wise sayings of their state leaders as “One leader is more important than thousand executives“, “The body without head is useless”, “The nation without leader will have neither plenty nor abundance”. So, they considered that in successful management of the state and its development, augmentation of wellbeing of its people much depends on leaders.

– Today, a great responsibility is laid upon heads of all levels, including on you for the fate of our independent fatherland and succeeding generations, Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

Having expressed firm confidence that each of the heads by fulfilling goals outlined in the National program timely and of high quality, will make a worthy contribution to the progressive development of our country and rise of the living standards of Turkmen nationals, the chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh once again congratulated deputy-chairmen of the Cabinet with their appointment and wished them sound health and great successes in their work.

Further, Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the President of Turkmenistan with his personal request. 

As you know, it is for 40 years now I have been working at the executive position, 25 years I have been engaged in policy. In connection with a great volume of work for this time, I could not take a full rest, the leader of the nation said addressing with a request to grant him a leave from April 1.

Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that for the period of his leave, he plans to complete his work upon his books as well as to prepare properly for the Inter-parliamentary forum of Central Asian countries and the Russian Federation, the Dialogue of women of Central Asian countries and Russia and other international events to be held this year at high level.

It was also requested to lay the duties of chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh upon deputy-chairman K.Babaev for the period of his leave. 

Having heard Arkadag, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov marked that his request will be satisfied.

Further, addressing the participants of the meeting, the head of Turkmenistan underlined that development and expansion of inter-parliamentary cooperation is attached an important place in realization of initiatives of our country aimed at ensuring sustainable development and universal peace.

As known, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov continued, it is planned to hold a solemn meeting of the Council of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the CIS countries on the occasion of its 30th anniversary in Almaty on March 28-29, 2022. Addressing chairwoman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh G.Mammedova, the head of the state informed that under her leadership, the delegation of Turkmenistan will make a business trip to the brotherly country for active participation in the jubilee meeting and events and meetings to be held on its margins.

Having signed the relevant Decision, the President of the country sent the document to the chairwoman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh online.

In conclusion, head of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov once again congratulated participants of the meeting with their appointment to deputy-chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers and wished them sound health and great success in their responsible work expressing firm confidence that they will cope with the priority tasks set before them with credit.

 

Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have expanded the scope of strategic cooperation

14.07.2022

Today, the President of Turkmenistan left for a two-day state visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

At the International Airport of the capital, the head of state was seen off by officials.

...After the flight to Tashkent, the presidential airliner landed at the Islam Karimov International Airport. On this significant occasion, the airport of the Uzbek capital was decorated with the State Flags of the two friendly countries.

Soldiers of the Guard of Honor lined up along the carpet strip.

At the boarding ramp of the plane, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov was warmly and cordially welcomed by Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov, as well as other officials and members of the government delegation of Turkmenistan.

Then the motorcade of the President of Turkmenistan drove from the airport to the “Yangi Uzbekistan” Park.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov was met there by officials of the neighboring state, as well as members of the government delegation of Turkmenistan.

The head of Turkmen state laid a magnificent wreath at the Independence Monument.

There the guide told President Serdar Berdimuhamedov about the features of that sight.

In the afternoon, the motorcade of the head of Turkmen state proceeded to the “Kuksaroy” Palace.

At the main palace entrance, the high guest was warmly and cordially welcomed by the Uzbek leader.

Having exchanged friendly handshakes, the leaders of the two countries proceeded to the square in front of the Palace, where the official welcoming ceremony for the high Turkmen guest took place.

Presidents Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev walked up a specially installed podium. The national anthems of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan were played. The commander of the Guard of Honor lined up on the square solemnly reported. The heads of the two friendly states watched the line of soldiers and paid tribute to the State Flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Then members of the Government delegations of both countries were introduced to Presidents Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

At the end of the ceremony, the soldiers of the Guard of Honor solemnly marched across the square.

Then the leaders of the two countries proceeded to the “Kuksaroy” Palace, where, after the official joint photographing against the background of the State Flags of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, the bilateral top-level negotiations were held.

The current high-level talks are a good opportunity to exchange views on priority issues of interstate cooperation and identify key areas for a productive long-term dialogue. Particular importance is attached in our country to the first visit of the head of Turkmen state to Uzbekistan, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized, expressing confidence that today’s meeting would open up a new chapter in the history of Uzbek-Turkmen relations, which are based on traditionally strong ties of friendship, good neighborliness, trust and mutual support .

The agreements reached and the solid set of documents to be adopted following the meeting are designed to further step up bilateral cooperation in a wide range, including at regional and international platforms, the Uzbek leader said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev highly appreciated the huge contribution of Hero Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the development of the Turkmen-Uzbek dialogue, thanks to which the partnership between the two neighboring countries was filled with a qualitatively new content, as well as to strengthening good neighborliness in the Central Asian region.

Thanking the leader of the friendly country for the invitation to pay a state visit to Uzbekistan and the hospitality and warm welcome, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov highlighted that this would further strengthen relations, contribute to the continuity of historical brotherhood, good neighborliness, commonality of goals and objectives today and in the future.

The head of state invited the Uzbek leader to visit Turkmenistan at a time convenient for him. The invitation was accepted with gratitude. The dates of the visit will be agreed through diplomatic channels.

Further, the negotiations were continued with the participation of members of the official delegations of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Highly appreciating the great services of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan in strengthening the wide-ranging interstate dialogue, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized that Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is the architect and creator of modern Turkmenistan, and that all the high achievements of the country, which were well recognized by the international community, are associated with his name, having pointed out with satisfaction that our countries have every opportunity to maintain positive dynamics and double the volume of trade in the coming years.

Much attention is paid to building up cooperation in the field of transport. As was highlighted in this context, cargo transportation increased by 17 percent last year, and this trend continues this year.

The willingness of the parties to diversify and increase trade, develop industrial cooperation was also specified.

Efficient cooperation was pointed out at the inter-parliamentary level, where there is already a broad experience of joint work.

The head of Uzbek state emphasized the relevance of the proposal made by the President of Turkmenistan to hold cultural events that would contribute to strengthening the centuries-old ties of friendship and brotherhood between our peoples.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took the opportunity to thank the Turkmen party for its active support for the Resolution recently adopted of the UN General Assembly on the initiative of Uzbekistan on strengthening the interconnectedness between Central and South Asia.

At the end of his speech, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed confidence that the current negotiations would bring the strategic bilateral partnership, which has great potential and wide opportunities, to a new level for progress and prosperity of the two countries and fraternal peoples.

Speaking then, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov thanked, on behalf of the delegation of Turkmenistan, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the warm welcome and hospitality, the high organization of the current meeting.

This is my first state visit to Uzbekistan, the head of state said, highlighting that he considers it as the most important and milestone event in relations between the two countries. Our main goal today is to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood, good neighborliness and mutual understanding, develop and expand bilateral cooperation in all areas, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasized.

Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan act as like-minded and responsible partners in the formation of their approaches to the most pressing issues of regional and global development.

The countries of our region have many common important and topical issues of cooperation, and their discussion at the highest level in the five-sided format, on a regular and systematic basis, can have the most positive impact on the development of processes in Central Asia and neighboring countries, open up new opportunities for development of specific coordinated decisions taking into account the interests of all participants, the head of Turkmen state said.

The topic of trust in interstate relations, the culture of dialogue is now acquiring global significance against the backdrop of the crisis phenomena that are observed in the world policy and economy. Setting an example of respect, equality and trust in relations with each other, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are actively promoting these ideas in the international arena in the modern epoch, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov said.

The pressing topic of the current talks is the situation in Afghanistan. Turkmenistan, in its national capacity and in the context of international efforts, continues to actively participate in promoting peace and stability in the neighboring state, creating conditions for the economic and social recovery of this country, and providing humanitarian aid to the fraternal Afghan people.

Having identified water and energy problems among the most important areas of multilateral partnership of the Central Asian states, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov pointed out the constructive position of Uzbekistan, its readiness for close cooperation.

Turkmenistan has always highlighted that water and energy problems in our region should be resolved on the basis of universally recognized rules of international law, taking into account the interests of each country and with the participation of international organizations, including the UN.

Turkmenistan is guided by the same goals in its approaches to the problems of the Aral Sea, advocating more efficient use of the potential of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, strengthening and improving fund’s activities. In this regard, the readiness for the closest cooperation with the Republic of Uzbekistan, other IFAS founding states and international specialized organizations was confirmed.

During the 14th meeting of the Joint Turkmen-Uzbek Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation, held in September last year, interest in diversification and a significant increase in trade in the coming years was highlighted, and an agreement was reached to draft an Industrial Cooperation Development Roadmap and fulfill the potential of partnership in trade and transport.

Particular emphasis was placed on the need to build partnership between the business communities of our countries. The head of state specified that the proper results of the work of the Turkmen-Uzbek Business Council have to be taken into account in this regard.

In recent years, border relations have intensified, and there is an exchange of delegations from neighboring regions, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov continued, expressing confidence that the Intergovernmental Agreement signed in October last year on the creation and regulation of the Turkmen-Uzbek border trade zone will be executed soon.

At the same time, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted that our country is looking forward to continuing partnership in the energy sector. The common range of joint activities already has a major energy project implemented, the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline, the head of state said, declaring their intention to consider, together with Uzbek partners, opportunities for a significant increase in energy supplies and expanding their transit configuration.

The undisputed priority of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan is the transport sector, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasized, pointing out with satisfaction that the freight turnover between the two countries over 5 months of this year amounted to more than 15 thousand units of wagons by rail transport, and more than 17 thousand units by motor transport.

 

Then the topic of cultural and humanitarian cooperation was discussed.

An important and deeply symbolic event will be the opening of the “Tashkent” Park in the center of Ashgabat, the construction of which is at the final stage, the head of state emphasized.

Proposing to hold a Turkmen-Uzbek creative festival in Dashoguz this year, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov said that humanitarian ties between the two countries would continue to be broadly supported by the state in Turkmenistan.

At the end of the talks in an enlarged format, bilateral documents were signed in the presence of the heads of state. These included: the Framework Agreement between the State Concern “Türkmenhimiýa” and the Joint-Stock Company “Uzkimyosanoat” (Republic of Uzbekistan) on the project for carrying out repair and restoration work and partial modernization of “Maryazot” (Turkmenistan); Agreement on cooperation between the State Concern “Türkmenhimiýa” and the Joint Stock Company “Uzkimyosanoat” (Republic of Uzbekistan) for strategic partnership and development of trade and economic cooperation; Protocol between the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan and the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the exchange of information on the movement of goods in mutual trade between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan; Technical Specifications for the exchange of preliminary information on goods being transported and vehicles moving between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan; Memorandum of Understanding between the State Museum of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan and the State Museum of the Temurids History of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan; Agreement between the Transport and Communications Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the development of transport and transit cooperation; Memorandum on further strengthening cooperation in the field of railway transport between the Agency “Turkmendemirýollary” and the Joint Stock Company “Uzbekiston temir yullari”; Program of cooperation between the Ministry of Adalat of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2022-2023; Program of scientific and technical cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2022–2024; Agreement between the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan on holding a joint competition of initiative research projects; Program of cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2023-2024; Agreement on cooperation between the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the International Institute of Central Asia; Agreement between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on cooperation in the field of tourism; Agreement between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the management, protection and rational use of the water resources of the Amudarya River; Action Plan (Roadmap) for the practical implementation of the provisions contained in the Agreement between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the establishment and regulation of the Turkmen-Uzbek border trade zone - Trade Center; Program of trade and economic cooperation and development of industrial cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2022–2025.

To the applause of the ceremony participants, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Joint Statement.

It should also be noted that during the current state visit of the head of state to the neighboring country, the following documents were signed: Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Preservation of Turkmenistan and the State Committee for Forestry of the Republic of Uzbekistan on cooperation in the field of forestry; Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Sports and Youth Policy of Turkmenistan and the Agency for Youth Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of youth policy and the Action Plan between the State Committee of Turkmenistan for Television, Radio Broadcasting and Cinematography and the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan to further expand cooperation in the field of television and radio broadcasting for 2022-2023.

In addition to the above, today a number of contracts have been signed in Tashkent between the business communities of the two countries on the export and import of the furniture complex, confectionery, chemical and agricultural products. Agreements were also reached on the design of an enterprise for the production of cars in Turkmenistan and on carrying out construction work in Uzbekistan.

The number of contracts concluded between the business communities of the friendly states totaled over 450 million US dollars.

At the end of the document signing ceremony, the heads of state addressed the media representatives.

Announcing the outcomes of the high-level talks, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that today’s state visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan is expected to be an important milestone in the history of the centuries-old brotherhood of our peoples, based on strong ties of friendship, good neighborliness, trust and mutual support.

Having exchanged views on a wide range of issues, the parties agreed to adopt the first Roadmap in the implementation of the agreements reached.

We have identified priorities for further joint work in the political, trade, economic, transport, water, energy and humanitarian areas. We are confident that the complex of all these measures will contribute to the dynamic development of interstate relations, the President of Uzbekistan summed up, noting that the outcomes of the negotiations were reflected in the Joint Statement, as well as in a solid set of documents just signed.

During the talks, much attention was paid to cooperation in the water and energy sector. I would like to especially emphasize that we are addressing all water issues in the spirit of good neighborliness, mutual understanding and taking into account the interests of each other on a long-term basis, the head of Uzbek state said.

According to the head of friendly state, interregional dialogue is intended to become a breakthrough area. As is known, the First Turkmen-Uzbek Regional Forum and the meeting of the Business Council with the participation of more than 200 representatives of business communities of the two countries were successfully held in Bukhara the day before. Following them, a solid set of documents was signed. This work will continue on an ongoing basis.

Commenting on the outcomes of the high-level meeting, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov once again thanked President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and all Uzbek officials for their hospitality and warm welcome, as well as the high organization of the visit.

During today’s meeting, the President of Turkmenistan continued, the state and prospects of bilateral relations, issues related to regional and international policies of mutual interest were discussed, and specific areas for further cooperation were identified. The constructive and substantive nature of the talks, which were held in the traditional atmosphere of mutual trust and openness, for relations between the two countries was especially emphasized.

As was noted, a high assessment was given to the current level of interstate dialogue, which is conducted in all areas such as political, economic, cultural and humanitarian areas. Wide-ranging Turkmen-Uzbek relations today are developing dynamically and progressively, on the principles of equality and mutual benefit.

The cooperation between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan is today a strategic factor in maintaining the stability and positive development of regional processes. Both countries are in favor of turning Central Asia into a zone free from conflicts and confrontations, a strong link in long-term stability in Eurasia, and an arena of broad international cooperation.

Our countries are successfully developing political and diplomatic cooperation within major international organizations, providing effective support to each other in promoting constructive resolutions.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took the opportunity to congratulate President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and, on his behalf, the fraternal people on the unanimous adoption of the Resolution “Strengthening the interconnectedness between Central and South Asia” by the UN General Assembly on July 11. This is a great foreign policy success, which demonstrates the high efficiency of Uzbekistan’s international activities, personal initiatives and proposals of the leader of the friendly country aimed at developing interregional cooperation on a solid legal basis. As the head of state noted, Turkmenistan was a co-author of this document and took an active part in its development.

Further in the speech, a high assessment was given to the activities of a new political joint action format established several years ago - the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia.

It was also noted that during the talks a detailed exchange of views on the situation in Afghanistan took place. In this regard, the readiness of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to continue cooperation on the Afghan issue, including in the context of international efforts aimed at political stabilization and economic recovery of this state, was emphasized.

In addition to the above, the commonality of approaches was stated to key issues on the global agenda such as countering the threats of international terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking.

As was emphasized, the parties confirmed their readiness to further maintain active cooperation within authoritative international and regional organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Economic Cooperation Organization.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov also highlighted that issues of bilateral trade and economic partnership were discussed in detail, in which regard a mutual interest was expressed in its expansion and diversification. Specified among the priority areas were energy, transport and communications, agro-industrial complex, chemical and textile industries, etc.

Particular emphasis is placed on the agreements reached on close cooperation and coordination of efforts in the creation of transport and transit corridors along the East-West line through the territories of our countries. In particular, Turkmenistan is ready for joint work on the development of the transport route Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Caspian Sea, through the Black Sea ports with access to Europe, the head of state said, stressing the importance of the speedy implementation of the Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman-Qatar transport corridor project.

During the talks, due attention was paid to the state and prospects of cultural, humanitarian, scientific, educational and sports ties, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov said, stressing that the parties confirmed their mutual readiness for their further expansion.

The Turkmen delegation gives high assessment to the outcomes of today’s meeting, following which a solid set of bilateral documents was signed, the head of state said.

I would especially like to emphasize the great personal services of the President of Uzbekistan in strengthening interstate ties, his constant attention to issues of cooperation with Turkmenistan, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov pointed out and said that he had invited the head of Uzbek state to pay an official visit to Turkmenistan at any time convenient for him.

Thanking for the invitation to visit Turkmenistan, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that during the upcoming visit, the opening of the “Tashkent” Park, which is being built in the capital of the fraternal country, will take place.

Today, the “Ashgabat” Park is one of the most favorite recreation places for residents and guests of Tashkent, the Uzbek leader said, expressing confidence that the “Tashkent” Park in the Turkmen capital would also be just as attractive and visited.

Emphasizing the need to step up work in all areas for the successful fulfillment of the agreements reached, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev proposed the development of new specific mechanisms designed to promote the progressive development of productive interstate cooperation.

In the evening, the head of state, according to the established tradition, planted a tree in the Alley of Honored Guests, located within the State Residence “Kuksaroy”.

It should be noted that during his visit to Uzbekistan, the Hero Arkadag planted a tree in this beautiful park, which is a symbol of true friendship. Now it is growing, embodying the progressive dynamics and content of fraternal relations and cooperation between the two countries. Planting trees is a wonderful tradition of both peoples, which continues today.

Upon completion of planting a young tree, which has become a symbol of the growing bonds of indestructible Turkmen-Uzbek friendship and respect for the cordiality and hospitality of the fraternal people, an official dinner was given, on behalf of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in the “Kuksaroy” Palace in honor of the President of Turkmenistan.

During the official dinner, art figures of Uzbekistan gave performances, which became the symbol of the inviolability of the primordial relations of good neighborliness between the peoples of the two countries. Turkmen-Uzbek friendship was glorified in captivating melodies, songs and dances.

The state visit of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov continues.

The results of the Presidential elections

Published 15.03.2022

On March 12, 2022, an important socio-political event - the election of the President of Turkmenistan - was held in an organized, festive and cheerful manner. From 7:00 to 19:00 on election day, eligible citizens took part in the voting. Of the 3.460.080 registered voters across the country, 3.362.052 cast their ballots, with a turnout of 97.17%. A total of 9 candidates competed in the elections which was held in democratic conditions. About this reports Central Commission for Holding Elections and Referendums in Turkmenistan.

Thus, according to the results of the voting:

Perhat Guvanchgulyyevich Begenjov, director of the Lebap velayat financial and economic secondary school 2,02% ; 

Agajan Bekmyradov, deputy governor of Mary velayat 7,22% ; 

Serdar Gurbangulyyevich Berdimuhamedov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan 72,97% ; 

Berdimammet Hanmammedovich Gurbanov, chief physician of "Avaza" sanatorium of the ministry of Health and medical industry of Turkmenistan 2,22% ; 

Babamyrat Tirkeshovich Meredov, director of "Wepaly gurlushyk" economic society 1,08% ; 

Hydyr Kakabayevich Nunnayev, vice-rector for scientific works of Turkmen state institute of physical culture and sports 11,09% ;

Maksat Myradovich Odeshov, chairman of the Dashoguz velayat, Saparmyrat Turkmenbashy etrap committee of the Democratic party of Turkmenistan 1,15% ; 

Maksatmyrat Ashirgeldiyevich Ovezgeldiyev, head of the Sanitation and disease control service of Babadayhan etrap of Ahal velayat 1,16% ; 

Kakageldi Atajanovich Saryev, director of the research and production center "Renewable energy sources" of the State energy institute of Turkmenistan 1,09% got votes. 

Based on the decision of the Central Election Commission at its final meeting on March 14, 2022 and in accordance with article 76 of the Electoral Code of Turkmenistan, Serdar Gurbangulyyevich Berdimuhamedov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan the candidate who received 72.97% of the votes in the elections, has been elected President of Turkmenistan.

 

The meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

13.07.2022

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov has held a regular online meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, which considered prepared drafts of documents and discussed a number of issues.

The head of the state first gave the floor to Chairwoman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh G.Mammedova, who informed on the activity to improve the national legislation carried out with a view of further steady development of branches of economy and democratization of Turkmen society.

At present, preparation for the upcoming nineteenth session of the sixth convocation of the Mejlis on July 16 of the current year is carried out.

It was informed that on July 2-6 representatives of the Mejlis jointly with the Khalk Maslakhaty took part in the work of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

Further Deputy-Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh K.Babaev reported on the complex work on improvement of a legislative basis of the country in accordance with the goals set before the National Parliament.

With a view of the strengthening of a legal basis of the democratic law and secular state in accordance with requirements of the time and generally accepted international standards, discussion of legislative documents aimed at protection of human rights and freedoms, realization of the state youth policy as well as further development of the fatherland, rise of social and living standards of people is carried out.

Further, the floor was given to Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Kh.Geldimyradov, who reported on the practical steps taken within the framework of transformations to improve the state management with a view of efficient regulation of labour resources and labour market.

At present, the work on agreement and approval of staff lists of public institutions and enterprises is carried out in accordance with the special Procedure. Having reported on the draft of the new version of the given Procedure, which meets requirements of the Labour Code and law of Turkmenistan “On public associations“ and developed for regulation and modernization of a number of legal acts, the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet gave a detailed information on the provisions of the given document.

Having summed up the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted that an inseparable part of the social strategy of the Government is maintenance of a high level of employment of population. Necessary preconditions for successful solution of goals in this area is possible thanks to dynamic paces of development of the national economic complex, investment intensity and implementation of large scale programs.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov reported on the measures carried out to develop the field of “Uzynada” in Balkan region and to expand its limits.

On the basis of geological exploration work carried out by “Türkmengeologiýa” State Corporation, “Türkmennebit” State Concern has started drilling of a well with a depth of 7300 meters in the deposit of “Uzynada’ with a view of expansion of its limits and efficient use of the richest hydrocarbon resources. It will serve approval of the prospects of increase in the production volume of crude oil at the given field.

Having summed up the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov underlined that conduction of relevant work here will serve realization of a significant potential of the national oil and gas sector called to make a weighty contribution in the social and economic development of the country.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet A.Yazmyradov reported on the course of seasonal agricultural campaigns as well as measures taken to improve water supply in regions of the country.

Nowadays, agro-technical activities are carried out actively to ensure care of cotton fields, including inter-row cultivation, their fertilization and vegetation irrigation.

In addition to it, in the fields freed from wheat, ploughing and levelling work is carried out. Measures for sowing intermediate crops are taken.

The Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet also reported on the work for improvement of water supply in the country, in particular, in Dashoguz region. Today, necessary measures are taken in the region to clean irrigation canals and save water resources.

Having heard the report, the President of Turkmenistan underlined that the basis of success in grain growing is a regular work on improvement of yield of grain crops, efficient use of cultivated fields and machinery. In this connection, the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet was given relevant instructions to complete successfully grain harvesting campaigns and to store properly the gathered harvest.

Further, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Purchekov reported on the work for development of production capacities of the plant for production of petrol from natural gas in Akhal region.

At present, “Türkmenhimiýa” State Concern carries out a steady work aimed at development of chemical industry, increase in the volume of chemical production through rise of production potential of the sector.

In the largest plant built in Akhal for production of petrol from natural gas, gasoline mark ECO-93 is produced from liquefied natural gas and desulpherized diesel fraction. From January to June, the production plan has been fulfilled by 120, 8 percent.

Having pointed out that in order to bring the plant to full capacity and realize its output at best price, it is expedient to build an additional warehouse complex in the territory of the plant, the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet submitted a proposal on announcement of the international tender.

Having heard the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov approved the given proposal. Drawing the attention to the importance of maintenance of production capacity of the unique industrial complex –the first plant in the world which produces gasoline from natural gas, the head of the state instructed the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet to carry out relevant work in this area.

Deputy-Chairwoman of the Cabinet M.Mammedova reported on organizational issues of the international festival “Handcrafts and decorative and applied art in the heritage of world peoples” to be held in Turkmenabat city of Lebap region on October 11-14 of the current year.

At present, the Provision of the international festival “Handcrafts and decorative and applied art in the heritage of world peoples” has been developed.

On its sidelines, it is planned to organize exhibitions- fairs of national applied art, master classes, scientific practical conferences and other events.

Having approved the proposal on organization of the international festival “Handcrafts and decorative and applied art in the heritage of world peoples”, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov gave the Deputy-Chairwoman of the Cabinet concrete instructions for its organization.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet N.Amannepesov reported on fulfilment of the instructions given earlier and submitted for consideration of the head of the state the draft of the Resolution “On organization of the World Sambo Championship in Ashgabat in 2025”.

In accordance with the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan of June, 2019, this championship was planned to be held in 2020 and in this connection, necessary organizational work was carried out jointly with the International Sambo Federation.

However, in connection with the global epidemiological situation, at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Sambo Federation held on April 27, 2022, the decision was adopted to hold the earlier planned World Sambo Championship in Ashgabat in 2025. The given proposal was explored by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Policy jointly with the National Federation of Martial Arts and supported.

The large international tournament will be held in the Sports complex of martial arts of the Olympic village in Ashgabat in November of 2025 and it is proposed to set up the organizing committee for its organization and conclude an additional agreement between the International Sambo Federation and National Federation of Martial Arts of Turkmenistan.

Having heard the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov underlined especially the importance of organization of the upcoming World Sambo Championship in the Turkmen capital at high level taking into account it significance for further augmentation of the sports image of sovereign Turkmenistan and strengthening of traditional friendly relations with foreign countries.

The President of the country also instructed the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet to carry out necessary work to qualify the best sportsmen to join the national sambo team and prepare for this important international competition.

Having signed he Resolution, the head of the state sent it online to the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet and instructed him to ensure a strict control over the course of fulfilment of all planned work.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, Minster of Foreign Affairs R.Meredov reported on preparation for the upcoming state visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

For consideration for the President of Turkmenistan, the program of the visit planned for July 14-15 was submitted.

Having summed up the report, the head of the state marked with satisfaction the traditionally friendly god neighbourhood character of the Turkmen-Uzbek dialogue based on the historically developed relations, spiritual and cultural commonality of brotherly people of two countries. Today, based on the firm good will of the sides, interstate relations continue develop dynamically upwards being enriched with new events.

Having noted the importance of high level talks, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov instructed the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, head of MFA to ensure a high organizational level of the state visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan in the course of which it is expected to sign a solid package of documents called to give a new impulse for further development of fruitful partnership and facilitate optimal realization of its multifaceted potential.

Director General of the Transport and Communications Agency at the Cabinet of Ministers M.Chakyev reported on preparation for the international conference “International transport-transit corridors: interconnection and development”.

It was informed that the forum aimed at intensification of modern transport and logistics system at international and regional levels is planned to be held in the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the country on July 18-19.

On the margins of the conference it is planned to hold the third meeting of the working committee of the Agreement on the Establishment of International and Transit Corridor between the Governments of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Sultanate of Oman, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan (Ashgabat Agreement) as well as the first working meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization on transport corridors of Kyrgyzstan –Uzbekistan –Türkmenistan –Iran and Tajikistan –Uzbekistan –Turkmenistan –Iran –Turkey.

Having heard the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov underlined hat in modern conditions partnership in the transport sector obtains a special significance as an inseparable factor of global sustainable development.

Further, the Transport and Communications Agency at the Cabinet of Ministers reported preparation for the contest of innovative projects “Digital solution -2022”.

For fulfilment of the goals set in the Concept of development of digital economy, the state program for development of digital economy in the country for 2021–2025, discovery and encouragement of young people engaged in development and introduction of innovative softwares, start-ups , it is planned to hold the regular contest “Digital solution -2022”.

It is expected to be held under such nominations as healthcare, science, education, transport and logistics, electronic industry, agriculture and services sphere.

Having summed up the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov underlined that at present, the country carries out the program work for digitalization of all spheres of national economy, introduction of scientific solutions in production which has a special significance for modernization of activities of branches of national economy in accordance with requirements of the time.

A number of other issues were also considered and important documents aimed at development of sectors were adopted at the meeting of the Government.

Having concluded the regular online meeting of the Cabinet, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished its participants sound health, family wellbeing and great successes in their work for progress of our sovereign fatherland.

Head of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the Presidential elections

Published 12.03.2022

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Today, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has taken part in the Presidential elections and voted for one of the candidates for the highest state post.

Organization of the social and political event-elections of the President of Turkmenistan important in the life of the country at high level testifies to observation of international standards and prevalence of principles of democracy in Turkmen society. The mass cultural events that took place in the course of the elections, display a complex approach to organization of the historically significant events.

In the early morning, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers who has been registered as candidate for the post of the President of Turkmenistan, arrived by car in polling station № 48 of Kopetdag district of Ashgabat city located in specialized secondary school № 68 named after Annaniyaz Artyk together with members of his family.

As known, this white colour car was presented to father of the leader of the nation, Malikguly Berdimuhamedov as a token of gratitude for his long and faultless service for the structures of international affairs and a high example of patriotism. Today, it is kept in the Berdimuhamedov family as a valued and priceless relic.

A deep respect for family values and traditions, succession of generations on the basis of respect for elders, adoption of serious decisions united are age-old traditions of Turkmen people.

Members of the family of Deputy-Chairman Serdar Berdimuhamedov were the first to cast their votes realizing their constitutional rights.

Then, the nominee for the highest state post talked to national and international observers, who carried out monitoring over the course of elections as well as to heads and representatives of mass media answering their questions.

ITAR-TASS correspondent Turyanova Leila asked Serdar Berdimuhamedov his plans in foreign policy of Turkmenistan in case of his victory at the elections.

The nominee for the highest state post Serdar Berdimuhamedov answered that the foreign policy of Turkmenistan is based on the status of permanent neutrality recognized twice by the United Nations, which enables it to develop the full-fledged relations with all countries both in the region and beyond its limits.

Turkmenistan pursues peace-loving foreign policy and therefore expansion and strengthening of friendly and good neighbourhood relations between countries are one of its main areas. Among main vectors are also development and strengthening of cooperation with large authoritative international organizations, first of all, with the United Nations, Serdar Berdimuhamedov underlined.

At the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, which took place on February 11 of the current year, the National program for socio-economic development of the country for the upcoming 30 years was adopted. Within the framework of its realization, our country will develop its foreign policy in five main areas. It is the ensuring of security and stability, promotion of neutral status of the country at the international arena, diversification of foreign economic relations, and facilitation of stable development and humanization of international relations. «In case, if the people give me high confidence and elect me President of Turkmenistan, the country will continue its foreign policy based on positive neutrality», – the nominee for the highest state post summed up.

Further, correspondent of the Turkish TV channel «TRT World» Rumeys Chodar addressed the nominee for the post of the President of the country. Noting that a great significance is attached to the long-term development of economy in Turkmenistan, journalist asked him to highlight issues of development of industrial enterprises with a view of manufacture of import-replacing goods.

Answering the question, Serdar Berdimuhamedov underlined that Turkmenistan pays special attention to development of five sectors of national economy aimed at successful fulfilment of state programs and support of private sector. In this connection, he marked significance of establishment of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan in 2008 members of which successfully work in different branches of national economy of the country, including in spheres of trade, agriculture, construction, transport and industry. Our processing sectors and industry produce high quality goods facilitating the growth of national economy, Serdar Berdimuhamedov said expressing his intention to further support the national private sector.

Chief-editor of the newspaper «Türkmenistan» K.Rejepov wished Serdar Berdimuhamedov great successes in the elections of the President of Turkmenistan and got interested in what measures will be taken for development and modernization of digital system in the country, in case of his election to the highest state post.

Pointing out that in Turkmenistan under the leadership of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov a program work is carried out to develop the digital system as well as «Conception of development of digital economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025» and «State program for development of digital economy in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025» were adopted, the candidate for the President of the country made an emphasis on the fact that introduction of digital system widely will enable significantly enhance the wellbeing and level of living standards of our people.

As Serdar Berdimuhamedov underlined, at the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh, the National program for socio-economic development of Turkmenistan for 2022-2052 was adopted and it attaches great attention to development of the digital system in our country.

Further, chief-editor of the newspaper «Nesil» A.Khojaberdiyev wished Serdar Berdimuhamedov success in the elections and got interested in his plans for mass involvement of the youth in research activities in case of his election to the highest state post.

As Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted, in our country the younger generation is surrounded with the great care. The main essence of the state policy in this area is to augment the feeling of pride for our fatherland, people and history and strive for knowledge and mastering sciences by representatives of the youth. Along with it, it envisages adoption of measures aimed at learning new technologies by the youth, modern education as well as patriotic education of the younger Turkmen nationals, cultivation of the feeling of responsibility for the fate of our fatherland in them.

Further developing upon the topic, Serdar Berdimuhamedov reminded that with a view of successful realization of the youth policy the relevant state program for 2021-2025 was adopted. Besides it, the National socio-economic development program of Turkmenistan for 2022-2052 approved in the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh attaches a special significance for its further development. Having assured that in case of his election to the highest state post, he will continue the undertakings initiated by the President of the country, nominee for the highest state post Serdar Berdimuhamedov bid farewell to the gathered wishing them successes in their work.

Further, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov together with his mother Ogulabat eje arrived in polling station № 48 of Kopetdag district to vote for the worthy nominee for the post of the head of Turkmenistan.

Songs and musical compositions performed and national sweets treated to electors and the holding of retail sales at polling stations of the country, provided with necessary equipment and facilities for voting displayed a responsible and complex approach to the holding of the current significant socio-political campaign in the life of our country.

All conditions were created at polling stations for Turkmen nationals to realize their constitutional rights in accordance with generally accepted standards of intentional law. National and international observers also monitored the course of voting. Representatives of mass media widely covered all stages of elections held in the country.

Having voted for the most worthy nominee, the head of the state and his mother Ogulabat eje, by that fulfilled their constitutional rights. The leader of the nation displays an example of great care of family values, elder generation, especially for mothers who are surrounded with especially love and deep respect.

It should be noted that the current socio-political event, elections of the President of Turkmenistan were held at high organizational level, in accordance with requirements of modernity and in the national spirit typical of Turkmen people.

Further, the head of the state talked to national and international observers, representatives of foreign mass media. As the Turkmen leader noted, our country hosts a hectically important socio-political event, elections of the President of Türkmenistan. 9 candidates for the highest state post who have deserved confidence of people and have got an opportunity to take part in elections, were registered.

The President Arkadag expressed confidence that this campaign of great significance for the future of our fatherland will be held in the atmosphere of openness, fairness and equity on democratic principles hat correspond to the highest status of our secular, democratic sovereign neutral state in which the rights and freedoms of individuals are protected. Only the elected President, who has won the trust of people will take the country ahead and will make everything that depend on him for further development of independent neutral Turkmenistan, the leader of the nation stated.

Having underlined with satisfaction that today’s socio-political event is held in accordance with generally accepted standards of international law and the Constitution of our country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished all successes in their noble work.

Having come out of the polling station, the head of the state watched performance of workers of art. Having talked to People’s Actor of Turkmenistan bagshy Lale Begnazarova and having noted her high performance skill and popularity among fans, the leader of the nation wished the singer further successes.

In her turn, the actor on behalf of all representatives of creative workers, expressed the Turkmen leader her best wishes and gratitude for his care of national art and support and help. She performed the song devoted to the mother accompanied by the dutar. It sounded as high hymn for the dearest mothers for whom the wellbeing of the country and happiness of children are the first and foremost thing.

The extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

08.07.2022

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov has held an extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers to sum up the outcome of activities of sectors of the national economy complex for the past six months and to discuss the course of realization of presidential and other programs for socio-economic development of the country and to outline priority goals for the second half of the year.

Turning to consideration of issues on the agenda of the meeting, the head of the state first gave the floor to Minister of Finance and Economy M.Serdarov, who reported on fulfilment of state and local budgets as well as on the outcome of work held in the first half of the year with a view of solution of priority goals of the financial and budget policy.

As was reported, the revenue part of the main financial plan for the accounting period was fulfilled by 100, 5 percent, expenditures – 98, 7 percent.

For January-June of 2022 a total of 48 meetings of balance commissions, including 34 regional ones were held.

The volume of capital investment aimed at development of national economy at the expense of all sources of financing in relation to GDP made up 14 percent.

By the outcome of the reporting period, 43, 7 percent of capital investment was directed to construction of production complexes and 56, 3 percent to construction of social and cultural projects.

As of July 1 of the current year, within the framework of implementation of the national rural redevelopment program, construction of 3 hospitals, 125,6 kilometers of engineering networks and projects, 246,5 thousand square meters of housing was completed. At present, the work at various social, cultural, production and infrastructure projects continues.

Further, Chairman of the State Statistics Committee D.Amanmuhammedov reported on economic indicators of ministries and sectoral departments for six months of 2022, according to which a steady growth of sectors is observed.

Stable indicators were also observed in the transport and communications sector and it was confirmed by the volumes of cargo and passenger transportation by all modes of transport. The volume of services provided increased by 7, 7 percent.

In the agricultural complex as compared with the relevant period of 2021, the production of vegetables, berries, fruits, meat and eggs grew remarkably.

Preparation for the upcoming complete population and housing census to be held under the motto “The population census 2022: Solidarity, Happiness, Bright future” in December of the current year became a separate topic of report.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet M.Muhammedov reported on the macroeconomic indicators for the first half of the current year.

Complex measures aimed at ensuring sustainable development of all sectors of economy and regions were taken in the past period. The pace of growth of GDP, which rose by 6 percent, can serve a good example for it.

As a whole, the volume of goods produced as compared to the same period of 2021, grew by 11, 5 percent.

For six months of the current year, the indicator of retail turnover as compared with the same period of the past year, grew more than 10, 4 percent and foreign trade turnover by 40 percent.

The rates of salaries by large and medium size enterprises of the country as compared to the relevant period of 2021, grew by 10, 4 percent. Salaries, pensions, state allowances and student scholarships were financed fully.

The Deputy-Chairman also reported on the results of the work carried out jointly with relevant ministries, sectoral departments, khyakimliks of regions and Ashgabat city to prepare the draft of the “Program of the President of Turkmenistan for socio-economic development of the country for 2022–2028”.

Besides it, the report on the draft of the National program of the President of Turkmenistan for transformation of social and living condition of villages, settlements, cities of districts and district centres for the period up to 2028 was also delivered.

The Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet also reported on the results of analysis of preliminary estimations of financial and economic activities of ministries and sectoral departments prepared within the framework of the draft of the state budget for the next year. According to the document, it is expected to increase the rates of salaries of employees of institutions and enterprises, pensions and state allowances of citizens, scholarships of students and learners from January 1 of 2023. In this connection, for consideration of the head of the state the draft of the relevant Decree was submitted.

Further, in the meeting President Serdar Berdimuhamedov released M.Muhammedov from the post of the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, who was responsible for economic, banking and international financial organizations’ affairs in connection with his transfer to another position.

Having appointed Kh.Geldimyradov, who was released from the post of Rector of the Turkmen state institute of economy and management, to this post, the head of the state signed the relevant Decree.

Further, the President of the country addressed Deputy-Chairman Kh.Geldimyradov and heads of ministries and sectoral departments. having noted that by the end of the year, one should successfully fulfil all the marked work, the head of Turkmenistan instructed the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet to hold jointly with other Deputy-Chairmen of the Cabinet a meeting on issues of the start of realization of Programs adopted at today’s meeting and on the draft of the State budget for the next year.

The head of Turkmenistan instructed them to complete the work on the state budget of the next year and send its draft for consideration of the Milli Gengesh. An emphasis was made, according to the Decree of the President of the country, on taking into account the increase in rates of salaries, pensions, student scholarships, state allowances and a number of other social benefits in the main financial plan as well as directing funds for construction of housing of the people in need in every district and city.

Further, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov reported on the outcome of work of sectors under his supervision for six months of the current year.

He informed on technical and economic indicators reached in particular, by “Türkmennebit” State Concern in oil production and fulfilment of the plan by 100, 7 percent.

The Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet reported that oil and gas condensate production was fulfilled by 111,5 percent, oil refining-112,1 percent, petrol production–132,9 percent, diesel fuel–115,9 percent, polypropylene–153,7 percent, lubricant oils –105,4 percent , liquefied gas –118,6 percent.

For the accounting period, fulfilment of the plan for production of natural gas and accompanying gas made up 112,3 percent, export of the “blue fuel” – 122,4 percent. As compared with the relevant period of the past year, the pace of growth of development of investment reached 161, 8 percent.

Having summed up the report, the President of Turkmenistan gave the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet a number of concrete instructions for modernization of work of enterprises of the oil and gas complex with a view of efficient use of natural riches and resources of the country. In addition to it, the importance of extensive introduction of modern digital technologies in production and creation of new workplaces was marked.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Purchekov reported on the outcome of activities of subordinate construction, industrial and energy complexes, “Türkmenhimiýa” State Concern and State Agency for Roads Construction Management for the first half of the current year.

For the accounting period, the plan for production and work in the construction and industrial sector was fulfilled by 153, 1 percent.

By the Ministry of Construction and Architecture the work plan for January-June of this year was fulfilled by 114, 5 percent.

In 2022, the motto of which is “The epoch of people with Arkadag“, by the country it is planned to construct sand commission into operation a total of 52 projects, of which 18 have been already commissioned into operation.

 

Ministry of Industry and Construction Production fulfilled production and work plan by 170, 4 percent.

For the period from the beginning of the year, by the Ministry of Energy the production and work plan was fulfilled by 127,5 percent.

The pace of growth of generation of power energy made up 114 percent, its export –144, 1 percent.

By the outcome of the first half of the current year, “Türkmenhimiýa” State Concern fulfilled its production and services plan by 181, 9 percent.

The production and work plan of the State Agency for Roads Construction Management was fulfilled by 102, 4 percent.

For January-June of 2022, the plan for development of capital investment by the construction and industrial complex of Turkmenistan was fulfilled by 166, 8 percent.

Having summed up the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov drew the attention of the Deputy-Chairman and relevant heads to upcoming important tasks. In particular, he instructed them to accelerate the analysis of the state of construction projects in the country. In this connection, the head of the state instructed them to ensure the high quality and timely commissioning of all planned projects into operation in the current year and to outline the construction program for 2023.

Further, Director General of the Transport and Communications Agency at the Cabinet of Ministers M.Chakyev reported on the activities of subordinate institutions for 6 months of the year.

For the accounting period, by the given complex the rate of growth of fulfilment of work and services provided was equal to 111, 3 percent.

The plan in the sphere of cargo transportation by motor road, railway, air, marine and river transport was fulfilled by 112, 7 percent, and by goods turnover – 110, 6 percent.

The rate of growth of production of services for January-June by “Türkmendemirýollary” Agency made up 111 percent, “Türkmenawtoulaglary” Agency – 132,1 percent, “Türkmenhowaýollary” – 108,6 percent, “Türkmendeňizderýaýollary” Agency -108,3 percent, “Türkmen­aragatnaşyk” Agency – 107,7 percent.

Joint working groups of Turkmen-Uzbek and Türkmen-Kazakh commissions for transport and transit issues and logistics were established.

Having heard the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov underlined that our country located on the strategic crossroad of Central Asia and Europe, possesses an enormous potential for development of all modes of transport.

The President of the country drew the attention to the necessity to take measures for creation of modern transport corridors in airports of “Türkmenhowaýollary” Agency and an efficient use of air hubs as well as utmost use of transponder potential of artificial satellite “TürkmenÄlem 52°E”.

Further, in the extended meeting of the Government, the head of the state signed the Resolution on appointment of M.Chakyev a responsible official for Balkan region and gave the head of the Agency a number of instructions for successful solution of upcoming tasks in this area.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet B.Atdayev reported on the outcome of work at subordinate ministries and trade departments and textile complexes as well as in the private sector for January-June of the current year.

By the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, as compared with the same period of the past year, the growth rate of trade turnover made up 100,3 percent, goods production – 105,6 percent.

As compared to the same period of the past year, the volume of production by enterprises of the Ministry of Textile, including cotton yarn and fabrics was equal relatively to 136 and 128,7 percent, garments and knitted goods – 115,8 percent , leather goods – 107,9 percent .

Fulfilment of the plan for production for carpet products at enterprises of “Türkmenhaly” State Corporation made up 116, 2 percent.

For the accounting period, the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange held 149 trade session at which 18 thousand 255 contracts were registered.

The growth rate by work carried out by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for January –June made up 104, 1 percent.

By the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the growth rate of production of agricultural and food products for six months of the year reached 167,9 percent, industrial goods – 110,1 percent.

Addressing the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet and heads of the given complex, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted the necessity to intensify the work on production of commodity goods, especially agricultural ones and instructed the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet to explore daily the state of affairs in supply of food products. In this regard, taking into account the situation in the world economy, one should improve supply of home market with foodstuffs and other essential commodities.

Deputy-Chairwoman of the Cabinet M.Mammedova reported on the activity of subordinate sectors for the past six months of the year.

For the reporting period, events devoted to significant dates as well as creative meetings, scientific practical conferences, exhibitions and explanatory and promotional actions on the occasion of announcement of the motto of 2022 “The epoch of people with Arkadag“ were held. The Culture Week was held in Mary region.

With a view to promote the trade of dutar making, art of its performance and discovery of talented bards and musicians and their encouragement, the contest “Çalsana, bagşy!” was announced. The procedure for granting the legal status of “national and “academic” theatres to theatrical groups of the country was approved.

The capital hosted the theatre festival, presentation of new editions, including ones devoted to national culture and art. Concerts in honour of Day of workers of culture and art as well as poetry of Makhtumkuli Fragi were held in the building “Türkmeniň ak öýi” of Akhal region.

Having summed up the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov marked the necessity of wide use of innovative technologies during cultural and mass public events and solemnities organized by cultural institutions as well as discovery and display of the spiritual heritage of Turkmen people in plays an national holidays.

Further, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet S.Toylyev reported on the work carried out in the spheres of education, science, healthcare and sports for the first half of the current year.

In the accounting period, realization of measures for improvement of educational activities, development of digital education continued. Textbooks and manuals were published.

The higher educational establishments of the country hosted online international internet Olympiads, competitions “Garaşsyzlygyň merjen däneleri”, “Ýylyň terbiýeçisi-2022”, “Ýylyň mugallymy-2022”, “Talyp gözeli-2022”, the ceremony of the last bell.

The international scientific conference “Science, technology and innovative technologies in the New Epoch of the Powerful State” and awarding ceremony of winners of the competition of research projects among the youth of Turkmenistan were held.

The work on different areas of medicine continued in medical and preventive treatment facilities of the country. In accordance with the Resolution of the head of the state, a start was given to construction of the enterprise for processing of liquorice root and production of glycyrrhizic acid and the National Program for the Turning of Turkmenistan into a Tobacco-Free Country for 2022-2025 was approved.

The solemn opening of the multipurpose hospital in Turkmenbashi city and the oncology hospital in Dashoguz city was held.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov released Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, who supervised issues of science, education, healthcare, sports, youth and public affairs S.Toylyev from his post.

The head of the state appointed N.Amannepesov Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, who supervises spheres of science, education, healthcare, sports, youth and public affairs and released him from the post of minister of health and medical industry.

Having wished N.Amannepesov success at his new post, the President of Turkmenistan also informed on his appointment a responsible official for Mary region.

In the meeting, the head of the state appointed A.Germanov minister of health and medical industry and released him from the post of deputy minister of the given ministry.

Further, the head of the state appointed A.Atabayeva Rector of the Turkmen state institute of economy and management and released her from the post of deputy khyakim of Mary region.

A.Atabayeva expressed her sincere acknowledgement to Arkadagly Serdar for the high trust.

The President of Turkmenistan also informed that in connection with his transfer to another post, he releases D.Myradov from the post of Rector of the Turkmen agricultural university named after S.A.Niyazov and appoints A.Gapurov, who was released from the post of Rector of the Turkmen agricultural institute, to this post.

The head of the state appointed D.Yolow Rector of the Turkmen state agricultural institute and released him from the post of Pro-rector of the Turkmen state institute of architecture and construction for scientific affairs.

In the meeting President Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed the Decree on approval of enrolment plans of students for the Public Service Academy at the President of Turkmenistan, admission into higher and secondary professional educational institutions for 2022 as well as approval of the staff of the State Commission for Admission into higher and secondary professional educational institutions.

Further, Arkadagly Serdar addressing Deputy-Chairman N.Amannepesov and relevant heads, made an emphasis on the end of the academic year and drew attention to the necessity of well preparation for the new academic year in addition to entrance examinations. In secondary and higher educational establishments one should carry out light and capital repair work. In health centres one should organize summer recreation activities of children, the President of Turkmenistan said.

Further, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, Minister of Foreign Affairs R.Meredov reported on the outcome of activities of MFA for January-June of the current year.

In development of constructive cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats a special significance is given to visits, meetings and talks at high levels. In this connection, it was pointed out that in April of the current year, the President of the Republic of India made a state visit to Turkmenistan. In June the head of the state made official visits to the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Sixth Caspian Summit under the chairmanship of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov held in Ashgabat on June 29 with participation of Presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan and Russian Federation became an important event.

Our country invariably demonstrates a responsible and initiative approach to cooperation within the framework of the UN. In this regard, it was marked that on June 7, Turkmenistan was unanimously elected Vice-Chairman of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

One of the priority areas of foreign policy of our fatherland is to strengthen mutually beneficial relations by channels of parliaments. An efficient step in this area was made by the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of Central Asia countries and the Russian Federation held in Ashgabat in May.

A systematic character is typical of bilateral consultations between MFA. From the beginning of the year a number of meetings were held in the given area.

Successive steps are also taken to develop foreign economic relations of the fatherland. As was pointed out, on February 23, 2022, in the regular meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization in Geneva (Swiss Confederation) Turkmenistan was granted the status of observer (“active observer”) of WTO.

Besides it, on March 15 of the current year, Turkmenistan was elected a member of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for the period of 2022-2028.

Having summed up the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov underlined that realizing the peace-loving, creative foreign policy strategy, our neutral fatherland will further expand its multifaceted cooperation both in bilateral and multilateral formats. Developing traditionally friendly relations with neighbouring countries, Turkmenistan also steadily strengthens a fruitful dialogue with states located in other regions of the planet.

Further, the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, Minister of Foreign Affairs reported on the issue of approval of the Concept of the foreign policy of neutral Turkmenistan for 2022–2028, which was submitted for consideration of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

Having heard the report and having approved the given Concept, the head of the state noted that it stipulates new goals and approaches to realization of foreign policy of Turkmenistan for the upcoming seven years which are based on five strategic areas of foreign policy of our neutral fatherland.

Along with it, one should develop and submit for consideration proposals on organization of various international events with participation of Turkmenistan. One should also prepare properly for international events planned in our country for this year and ensure their high organizational level, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov marked and signed the Resolution on approval of the submitted Concept giving the Deputy-Chairman, head of MFA a number of concrete instructions.

Further, the floor was given to khyakim of Ashgabat city R.Gandymov, who reported on the results of work of relevant institutions in the capital for six months. In the accounting period, subordinate self-financing enterprises and organizations of the city khyakimlik fulfilled the plan for work and services by 120, 2 percent. For the past six months the plan for development of investment funds was fulfilled by 113, 4 percent.

This year, it is planned to commission into operation in the capital 8 various projects. At present, construction activities are carried out properly. At construction of production and social projects in districts of Ashgabat great attention is given to the quality of work and timely commissioning of projects into operation.

Having heard the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov drew attention to the necessity of successful realization of socio-economic programs, investment projects, further accomplishment of architectural look of the capital, maintenance of more favourable conditions for life, work, and recreation of citizens, continuation of construction of highly convenient residential houses, creation of new parks and squares.

In connection with the season of summer holidays, the President of Turkmenistan instructed to continue construction of modern facilities on the banks of the capital lake “Altyn köl” as well as realization of projects of the 17th stage of buildings of the capital and new modern residential complex “Ashgabat city”.

Further, at the extended meeting of the Cabinet, reports of heads of administrations of regions were heard.

The first floor was given to khyakim of Akhal region Ya. Gurbanov, who reported on the fulfilled work, outcome of grain harvest, care of cotton as well as realization of the national rural redevelopment program.

The region carries out due work to harvest the wheat grown on 195 thousand hectares of land and its transportation to reception points and grain processing enterprises are well organized. Simultaneously the fields freed from wheat are ploughed and planned. All the work for preparation of fields of the next year is carried out strictly in accordance with agro-technical standards.

The khyakim also reported that this year 135 thousand hectares of land was sown with cotton in the region. At present, the inter-row cultivation and fertilization with minerals are carried out properly. Preventive measures are taken to control pests of agricultural plants.

Khyakim of Balkan region T.Atahallyev reported on the work carried out for six months in the western region and results of the wheat harvesting campaign as well as measures taken for efficient realization of the National rural redevelopment program.

The region also carries out the harvest of potato, vegetables and gourds and at the same time, preparation for plantation of autumn varieties of agricultural crops is carried out duly.

The khyakim also reported on the state of work at construction of various projects in the territory of the region and measures taken to accelerate the pace of work there.

Further, khyakim of Dashoguz region N.Nazarmyradov reported on the state of affairs in the northern region, the outcome of the first half of the year. He also reported on the course of work in wheat and cotton fields and fulfilment of the national rural redevelopment program.

For steady realization of reforms initiated by the head of the state in the agro-industrial complex and strengthening of food abundance of profile institutions of the region a well-coordinated work is carried out.

Khyakim of Lebap region Sh.Amangeldiev reported on the work fulfilled in the first half of the current year and wheat harvest as well as care taken of cotton fields and solution of tasks proceeding from the national rural redevelopment program.

In his turn, khyakim of Mary region D.Annaberdiev reported on the outcome of work carried out in the first half of the year. At that, it was pointed out that under the leadership of the head of the state, the dynamic socio-economic development of regions of the country, realization of large scale programs called to ensure the high living standards of people continue.

It was reported that at the same time along with the harvest of wheat, the planning and ploughing of fields freed from crops are carried out. The proper care of cotton fields, including inter-row cultivation, fertilization and irrigation taking into account the agro-technical standards are also ensured.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov appointed A.Orazov deputy khyakim of Mary region who supervises educational, cultural, healthcare and sports affairs and released him from the post of deputy khyakim of Ak bugday district of Akhal region and signed the relevant Resolution.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet A.Yazmyradov reported on the outcome of work carried out at sectors under his supervision in the first half of the year and agricultural activities held in regions of the country.

By the agro-industrial complex, the rate of growth of total production volume as compared with the same period of the past year, made up 110, 1 percent. By the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection the given indicator reached 110,7 percent, State Water Economy Committee– 104,1 percent , “Türkmen atlary” State Association – 103,4 percent.

The Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet also reported on indicators of production of foodstuffs in the country. In particular, it was informed that fulfilment of the plan for vegetables made up 114, 8 percent, gourds – 118, 3 percent, potato – 120, 7 percent. By development of investments, the plan was fulfilled by 163, 3 percent.

 

Having heard the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov gave the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet and khyakims of the regions and heads of the agricultural complex concrete instructions for intensification of work aimed at realization of adopted programs for development of agriculture, especially, increase in the volume of cotton production.

Up to date, diligent wheat growers have gathered over 20 centners of grain per hectare and it enables to supply the population with flour, bread and bread products fully. Speaking of the ongoing wheat harvest, the head of the state underlined that he expects selfless work of agriculturists and higher results and achievements. The President of Turkmenistan also instructed the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet to continue work on wheat harvesting till the last grain.

Further, the floor was given to Chairwoman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh G.Mammedova, who first informed the head of Turkmenistan on the good news of Declaration adopted by the outcome of the Dialogue of women of Central Asian countries and Russia held in Ashgabat in May of the current year and its recognition as document of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly and informed on legislation activity carried out from the beginning of the year.

For 6 months the Mejlis held 2 meetings and adopted a total of 39 laws and resolutions, in particular, 23 laws of Turkmenistan and 16 resolutions. It included laws connected with amendments and additions to acting legislative documents concerning improvement of social and living standards of citizens, support of small and medium businesses, and safety of road traffic.

In accordance with priory areas of state policy in working commissions established in the Mejlis with participation of representatives of ministries and sectoral departments the draft of the Law of Turkmenistan “On the state youth policy” is developed on the basis of analysis and study of proposals received from citizens, employed in various spheres, young specialists, population.

Within the framework of international and inter-parliamentary cooperation 18 meetings were held in the Mejlis, 10 business trips were organized to foreign countries. Deputies and specialists of the Mejlis took part in 75 seminars, working meetings organized jointly with relevant ministries, structural divisions of the UN and other authoritative international organization and devoted to improvement of legislative activity.

Members of the Mejlis during their working trips to regions of the country took part in meetings held in district and city khyakimliks and connected with methodological support of work on consideration of appeals of citizens as well as explanation of legislation, advocacy of national traditions and customs of Turkmen people, family values.

Deputy-Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh K.Babaev informed on the complex work carried out from the beginning of the year to improve the legal basis of the country in accordance with the tasks set before the national parliament.

According to the instructions of the head of the state and program approved by Hero Arkadag of March 1 in the course of the meeting with members of the Milli Gengesh, new laws are developed and laws in force are improved.

Two meetings of the first convocation of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh were held and legislative documents and relevant resolutions on issues of protection of human rights and freedoms, road safety, customs work, tax service, international relations and others were adopted unanimously.

The Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan made working visits to Balkan, Akhal, Dashoguz and Lebap regions. Having familiarized himself with topical social tasks in regions, Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave valuable advice and admonishments on further work in these areas and put new tasks before members of the Khalk Maslakhaty.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov underlined that adoption of the Declaration by the outcome of the successfully held large scale forum in the capital as document of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly is a recognition of the foreign policy and initiatives of Turkmenistan by the international community and regular evidence of the growth of authority of our fatherland on the world arena as well as happy news for all Turkmen nationals.

Further, the head of the state drew attention to the necessity of further intensification of process of development and improvement of national legislation that will enable to take steady steps for optimization of the political system and strengthening of economy of the country.

Further, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov made an emphasis on the foreign policy of Turkmenistan which remains unchanged. Like before, our country actively cooperates with the UN and other large international organizations and maintains close collaboration in solution of issues of ensuring energy, and water security and ecology.

The large scale construction of production and social projects continues. So, at present, about 2 thousand 900 projects with a total cost of over 38 billion US dollars are under construction.

In accordance with the National rural redevelopment program of the President of Turkmenistan for the accounting period over 1 billion 300 million manats of capital investment were used. For the past half year, 30 large projects, housing with a total area of 322 thousand square meters, including houses with high modern conveniences with a total cost of about 900 million manats were constructed and commissioned, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted with satisfaction.

The planned quantity of industrial projects, residential houses, secondary and nursery schools and other buildings were built and commissioned.

According to the marked plans, the policy of diversification of delivery of Turkmen energy resources to work markets is realized. The project of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline and other regional projects are successfully implemented.

Within the framework of diversification of the national economy state programs for development of import replacing products, increase in the volume of export of local goods, creation of electronic industry are implemented efficiently. Speaking of it, the head of Turkmenistan also stressed the necessity of intensification of efforts to decrease the share of the state in economy and expansion of the share of the private sector in it.

Having summed up the outcome of the meeting, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov marked that today the personnel issues were touched upon. A number of documents aimed at development of sectors of national economy were adopted.

Having stated that indicators of the past six months were satisfactory as a whole, the head of the state instructed heads of ministries and sectoral departments to hold meetings on the results of work carried out in the past six months in the upcoming days.

The President of Turkmenistan also informed that from August 1 to September 1 senior officials will be granted holidays during which they can rest in Avaza, Archman, Yilysuw and other health resorts of the country. At that, the head of the state pointed out that Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet A.Yazmyradov, who supervises the agro-industrial complex and heads of the agricultural sector can take holidays after completion of the grain harvesting campaign.

Further, addressing participants of the meeting, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov drew attention to the fact that on July 9–10–11 our country marks the Gurban bayramy. In this connection, the head of the state signed the relevant Decree which envisages transfer of the day off from July 10 to Tuesday, July 12.

With a view of organization of this nationwide holiday at high level, all heads and especially law enforcement bodies were instructed to organize additional duty of related services.

Having sincerely congratulated his compatriots with the holy Gurban bayramy, the head of the state conveyed his best wishes to all.

Other important issues were also considered and relevant decisions were adopted in the meeting.

Having concluded the extended meeting of the Cabinet, the President of Turkmenistan wished its participants sound health, family wellbeing, and great successes for further progress of our sovereign fatherland.

 

The meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

Published 04.03.2022

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held an online meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, at which the outcome of work of sectors of national economy for two months was summed up, reports of relevant heads were heard and a number of other topical issues of state life were considered.

Turning to the agenda of the meeting, the leader of the nation gave the floor to Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who reported on macro-economic indicators of January-February months of 2022.

As compared with the same period of the past year, production of goods as a whole grew by 10,7 percent.

By the outcome of January- February, the volume of retail goods turnover as compared with the relevant period of 2021, grew by 10,6 percent, foreign trade turnover by 30, 7 percent.

The revenue of the state budget was fulfilled by 106,1 percent, the expenditure by 96,9 percent.

By large and medium enterprises the salaries as compared with the same period of 2021, grew by 10,4 percent. Salaries, pensions, state benefits and scholarships of students were fully financed.

Within the framework of realization of the new version of the National rural redevelopment program, construction of 101 social projects, water treatment facilities, over 326 thousand square meters of housing as well as infrastructure systems was carried out.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov reported on the outcome of work of sectors under his supervision for January-February of the current year within the framework of the Program for development of oil and gas industry for the period till 2030 as well as the work carried out at the second stage of development of «Galkynysh» gas field.

For the period under reporting, the plans for production of oil was fulfilled by 100,8 percent, oil refinery by 110,3 percent, petrol production by 117,8 percent, diesel fuel by 116 percent, lubricant oils by 111 percent, polypropylene by 118,9 percent.

As compared with the same period of the past year, the growth rate of production of natural gas and accompanying gas made up 102,7 percent, production of liquefied gas – 108,8 percent.

The Deputy-Chairman reported that the plan for export of the blue fuel was fulfilled by 114,7 percent.

According to the policy implemented on international partnership in the fuel and energy complex, mutually beneficial cooperation with the People’s Republic of China is maintained in the gas sector. In this connection, for consideration of the leader of the nation were submitted proposals on the second stage of development of Galkynysh gas field at the expense of investment funds prepared in accordance with the law of Turkmenistan «On hydrocarbon resources» based on the «Risk Services contracts».

«Türkmengaz» and «Türkmennebit» State Concerns as well as Turkmenbashi oil refineries complex cannot fulfil planned tasks stably by separate indices.

In this connection, the head of the state commissioned the Deputy-Chairman to analyse in detail the developed situation and to submit proposals on improvement of work of sectors under his supervision.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Purchekov reported on the outcome of work in construction, industrial and energy complexes, «Türkmenhimiýa» State Concern and the capital administration for two months of the current year.

For the period under reporting, the plan for production of goods and fulfilment of work in the construction and industrial sector was fulfilled by 156 percent.

By the Ministry of Construction and Architecture the plan for work for January-February of the current year was fulfilled by 107 percent.

The Ministry of Industry and Construction Materials fulfilled the plan for production of goods and realization of work by 159,2 percent.

For the period from the beginning of the year, by the Ministry of Energy the plan for production, work and services provided was implemented by 133,3 percent.

«Türkmenhimiýa» State Concern fulfilled the production and services plan by 187 percent.

By the khyakimlik of Ashgabat the plan for work and services for the accounting period made up 118, 9 percent.

As was pointed out, within the formwork of the city planning policy, all over the country the construction of industrial and social projects by application of advanced technologies is carried out a rapid pace.

The Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet reported that in accordance with the instructions of the President of Turkmenistan, khyakimliks of regions and Ashgabat city jointly with sectoral ministries and departments considered the list of large buildings and projects, completion of construction and commissioning of which are planned for 2022.

The draft of the relevant Decision was submitted for consideration of the head of the state.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov underlined necessity of the soonest and active realization of measures on commissioning of different projects into operation envisaged in the recently adopted Investment program for this year.

Having signed the submitted Decision, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent it online to the Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, giving him concrete instructions for proper execution of the given document.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Ch.Gylyjov reported on the outcome of work carried out in the ministries and trade and textile complexes under his supervision as well as in the private sector for January-February months of the current year.

By the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, as compared with the same period of the past year, the growth rate of trade turnover made up 104 percent, production of goods – 109, 4 percent.

The volume of goods produced by enterprises of the Ministry of Textile Industry as compared with the same period of the past year, including cotton yarn and fabrics, made up relatively 130,5 and 124,4 percent, garments and knitted goods – 118,7 percent, leather goods – 109,6 percent.

Fulfilment of the carpet production plan by enterprises of «Türkmenhaly» State Corporation made up 114 percent.

The State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange held 49 trade sessions and registered 5 thousand 560 contracts in them for the accounting period.

The growth rate of work carried out by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for January-February months of the current year made up 104, 1 percent, the period under consideration two exhibitions were held.

By the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the growth volume of agricultural and industrial goods for two months of the year reached relatively 162, 8 and 113, 7 percent.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet S.Toyliev reported on the work carried out in January-February months of the current year in the spheres of education, science, healthcare and sports.

In the period under reporting measures on improvement of education system were carried on. Advanced methods are widely introduced in the education procession. Textbooks and manuals were published. The efficient method for improvement of quality of education by digitalization and introduction of innovative technologies is carried out.

In January-February months online meetings with representatives of international organizations, as well as online educational and methodological conferences with foreign partner higher educational establishments were held.

The scientific work on such priority areas as nanotechnology, biotechnology, agriculture, ecology, information and communications systems, innovative economy and humanitarian sciences was coordinated.

In the National Institute of Education the Information Access Centre equipped with modern technologies, computer and severs was launched into operation.

Measures were taken to celebrate solemnly the 300th birthday anniversary of Magtymguly Fragi within the framework of the plan of events.

In the period under reporting, the training of sportsmen for planned Asian Games in 2022, the 31st Summer Student Games, Championships of world and Asia and other large international tournaments continued. Preparation of the national teams of Turkmenistan for the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games and XVII Summer Paralympic Games, which will take place in Paris (French Republic) in 2024, is also carried out.

Director General of Transport and Communications Agency of the Cabinet of Ministers M.Chakyev reported on the outcome of activities of subordinate institutions and profile departments for two months of the current year.

As was informed, for the designated period, the growth rate of work carried out and services provided by the given complex was equal to 114, 3 percent. Fulfilment of marked goals for realization of investment made up 105, 6 percent.

The plan in the sphere of cargo transportation by motorways, railways, airways, marine and river transport was fulfilled by 108, 3 percent, goods turnover by 107, 1 percent.

The growth rate of services provided by «Türkmendemirýollary» Agency made up 120,9 percent, by «Türkmenawtoulaglary» Agency - 139 percent, by «Türkmenhowaýollary» Agency – 108,7 percent, by «Türkmendeňizderýaýollary» Agency – 107,8 percent and by «Türkmenaragatnaşyk» Agency – 107,1 percent.

Having heard the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made an emphasis on the fact that in the given complex the results of activities carried out are not satisfactory enough. The sector has still the issues which require solution, the leader of the nation continued his word and commissioned him to attach due responsibility for work upon them and intensify measures in this area.

Further, Deputy-Chairwoman of the Cabinet M.Mammedova reported on the outcome of work carried out in the spheres under her supervision for two months of the current year.

For the period under accounting, events devoted to significant dates as well as creative evenings, scientific and practical conferences, round tables, exhibitions and promotional and propaganda activities connected with the motto of the year 2022 were held.

With a view of active propaganda of programs of state development adopted in the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh, the conference on the theme «Khalk Maslakhaty – a national model of democracy» was held.

A number of events were devoted to familiarization of population widely with new woks by the leader of the nation. A solemn presentation of the book by the President of Turkmenistan «Abadançylygyň röwşen gadamlary» was held.

Within the framework of cooperation with foreign partners, different online events were also organized. Turkmen specialists took part in a number of international online seminars and conferences.

The solemn conference and exhibition on the occasion of inclusion of the craft of making dutar, performing musical art of playing it and the art of bakhshi in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage was organized.

Large-scale achievements of our country, its success in realization of transformation programs as well as the opening of social and cultural projects were widely highlighted by the printed media, TV and radio channels and internet sites.

Concrete instructions were given to the Deputy-Chairwoman to continue explanatory work connected with the measures taken in the country to prevent the infectious diseases.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet E.Orazgeldiyev was the next to report on the outcome of the work carried out for the past two months of the year in the sector under his supervision.

As a whole, the growth rate of production by the ministry and departments of the agro-industrial complex as compared with the same period of the past year, made up 110,7 percent. By the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection the given index reached 111,1 percent, by the State Committee for Water Economy – 105,1 percent, by the State Association «Türkmen atlary» – 103,5 percent. The plan for realization of investment was fulfilled by 102 percent.

The information on large-scale work carried out within the framework of the state nature protection policy to create the clean environment and ensure ecological safety as well as the measures taken to prepare for the spring afforestation campaign was also delivered.

In this connection, the Deputy-Chairman submitted for consideration of the head of the state the draft of the Resolution «On organization of the nationwide tree planting action in Turkmenistan».

Further, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, Minister of Foreign Affairs R.Meredov reported on the outcome of activity of MFA for the past two months of the year.

With a view of implementation of the foreign policy strategy of independent neutral Turkmenistan, fulfilment of the instructions given by the head of the state and the goals set for the designated period, the relevant work on development of fruitful cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats within the framework of authoritative regional and international organizations was carried out.

 

In the strengthening of constructive relations with foreign partners, a special significance is given for visits and meetings at high levels. So, on February 3–5 the working visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the People’s Republic of China took place. Within the framework of his visit, the leader of the nation took part in the opening ceremony for the XXIV Winter Olympic Games in Beijing and held talks with the Chairman of PRC.

In January, the head of the state took part online in the Summit «Central Asia-China» and the first Summit «Central Asia-India». In the period under consideration telephone talks were held between the President of Turkmenistan and heads of a number of foreign countries as well as Executive Director of the Business Council “Turkmenistan –USA”.

For the accounting period, 198 online meetings of different character were held. With a view of strengthening the legal basis of international relations of Turkmenistan 7 documents were signed in the course of the year.

A regular character is typical of bilateral contracts of MFA. From the beginning of the year, a number of meetings and consultations were held in the given area.

Consecutive measures are taken to enhance foreign economic relations of our fatherland. In this regard, it was noted that in the course of the successive session of World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council, Turkmenistan was granted the status of an observer.

Proper work is carried out to organize meetings of bilateral Intergovernmental commissions and other related structures. So, in January the regular meeting of the Joint Turkmen-Tatar working group for economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation and the meeting of co-chairmen of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Iranian commission for economic cooperation were held.

Having heard the report, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov drew the attention to the upcoming elections of the President of Turkmenistan.

In this connection, the head of the state gave the Deputy-Chairman, head of MFA instructions to ensure the high level of organization of polling stations at embassies and consulates of Turkmenistan abroad. Further, the leader of the nation developing upon the topic, noted necessity of providing all-round facilitation for international observers, creation of relevant organizational, technical and legal conditions for them to carry out their monitoring over the elections campaign and to fulfil their mission properly.

In addition to it, the head of the state commissioned him to make a list of planned international events with the president elect of Turkmenistan and to submit it for his consideration.

Further, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov reported on the state of affairs in the subordinate structures, fulfilment of instructions given earlier by the President of Turkmenistan.

Having heard the report, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that Turkmenistan, having declared positive neutrality, peace-loving, good neighbourhood, constructive international cooperation as main principles of its state policy, realizes the Military doctrine, which bears strictly a defensive character and gave the Secretary of the State Security Council concrete instructions.

Chairwoman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh G.Mammedova informed on the activity carried out to further improve the national legislation from the beginning of the current year.

Further, Deputy-Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh K.Babaev informed on the work carried out by the Khalk Maslakhaty for two months of the year to modernize the legal basis of the fatherland with a view of progressive advance of all sectors of the national economic complex.

Addressing Chairwoman of the Mejlis G.Mammedova and Deputy-Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty K.Babaev, the head of the state underlined that in the recent meeting of the Milli Gengesh the goals for 2022 were considered and noted necessity to intensify the work for their realization.

Further, drawing attention of participants of the meeting to the outcome of work of sectors of the national economy for the past two months, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with satisfaction pointed out that they testify that our independent country continues to develop stably. From the beginning of the year GDP remains at the level of 6,2 percent.

For the two months the growth rate in agriculture made up 3, 2 percent, in trade – 8, 8 percent, transport and communications – 4 percent. Large-scale construction of various projects worth 37 billion USA dollars, the prevailing number of them are social projects, continues, the leader of the nation stated. It is especially noteworthy that the great part of these new projects for over 18 US dollars is erected by local construction and erection organizations.

Along with it, at present, taking into account the situation developed in the world economy, we should keep the reached growth rate. Recently, the program for work for the current year has been approved. And now we should work upon its fulfilment, the head of the state underlined.

Having removed all shortcomings in the sectors, one should create a good basis for successful realization of the long-term program for socio-economic development of our independent country for 2022-2052. We should further work to continue economic and social reforms as well as to transformations in the spheres of education, science, healthcare, digitization and ecology, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted.

In the given context, leader of the nation commissioned all Deputy-Chairmen of the Cabinet and in particular, Deputy-Chairmen who supervise regions and Ashgabat city, to keep the course of realized reforms under an unremitting strict control jointly with khyakimliks.

Besides it, such issues as construction of subordinate projects, especially social projects, fulfilment of programs for housing and clean drinking water supply should be always under a strict control. As a whole, close attention should be paid to further improvement of living and social standards of people, the head of the state pointed out.

Continuing the meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the Resolution «On organization of the nationwide tree planting action in Turkmenistan». Having sent it online to Deputy-Chairman E.Orazgeldiyev, the head of the state noted that taking into account the situation developed, every region and the capital should take responsibility for the organizational level of the afforestation campaign marked for March 20 and events on the occasion of the national spring holiday –Intentional Nowruz in its territory.

Further, addressing participants of the meeting, the leader of the nation said that on Tuesday our country will mark solemnly International Women’s Day. Having congratulated sincerely all our women compatriots –mothers, women, girls with the upcoming wonderful holiday, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished them sound health, happiness and wellbeing.

Further, the head of the state signed the Decision «On bestowal of the honorary title of Turkmenistan «Ene mähri» on mothers of many children. The leader of the nation gave local governing bodies the instruction to take relevant measures for fulfilment of the given document. In this connection, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov informed on the decision to allocate new modern flats to the mothers who have given birth to eight and more children as a gift to mark the occasion of International Women’s Day.

The head of Turkmenistan commissioned khyakimliks in places to organize presentation of women with holiday gifts as well as those women, who have been entitled to, with keys to new flats on the occasion of the 8th of March in a solemn atmosphere.

Other topical issues of state life were also considered and relevant decisions were made at the meeting.

Concluding the online meeting of the Cabinet, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished its participants sound health, family wellbeing and great successes in their work for the benefit of further development of our sovereign fatherland.

Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

Published 13.05.2022

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov held a regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers via the digital system, having considered priority aspects of state policy and drafts of a number of documents.

Opening the meeting, the head of state noted that, in accordance with the instructions given earlier, the main topic on the agenda is the digital system.

First, the President of the country gave the floor to the General Director of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers M. Chakiyev, who reported on the measures taken to implement the “Concept for the development of the digital economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025” and the “State program for the development of the digital economy in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025”.

The tasks envisaged in the Concept are planned to be implemented in three stages. As part of the first stage, in accordance with the Decree of the President of the country, the Interdepartmental Commission for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan was established and the Regulations on its composition were approved. Türkmenaragatnaşyk agency was appointed as the authorized body in this area.

Practical steps are also being taken to create a single information center.

In continuation of the meeting, a report was made on the implementation of the instructions previously given by the head of state on the preparation of a draft resolution “On the approval of standards for the protection of communication lines.”

In this context, a draft of the relevant document was submitted for consideration by the head of state.

Having given specific instructions on resolving the issues of managing the protection of communication systems, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed the Resolution “On Approval of Standards for the Protection of Communication Lines” and sent it to the Deputy Prime Minister via the digital system.

Then the head of the Agency reported on the efforts to improve the legal framework of the transport and communication complex, carried out within the framework of the socio-economic reforms carried out in the Revival of the new epoch of powerful state. In this regard, information was provided on prepared proposals for the creation of an Intersectoral Commission under the Cabinet of Ministers for classifying the degree of importance of information infrastructure facilities.

Further, the Vice-Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh K. Babayev informed about the ongoing work on further modernization of the domestic legislative and legal framework, democratization of public life.

At the sixth meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty of the first convocation, a number of laws were discussed, which were unanimously approved.

For merits in the development of parliamentarism, contribution to the improvement of the legal foundations for the functioning of the Commonwealth of Independent States, strengthening of international relations and inter-parliamentary cooperation, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was also awarded a jubilee medal established on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly.

Heartily congratulating the Hero-Arkadag on these high awards, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished him good health, longevity and new outstanding successes in large-scale activities for the benefit of the Motherland and people.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mukhammedov, who then spoke, reported on the implementation of the measures provided for in the “Concept for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025” and the “State Program for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025”.

Then the Deputy Prime Minister reported on the practical steps being taken to launch a digital system at the Ministry of Finance and Economy for holding tenders for the purchase of goods, as well as auctions for the privatization of state property.

After listening to the report, the head of state Serdar Berdimuhamedov approved the submitted project and ordered to continue work in this direction.

During the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister reported on the comprehensive measures being taken to improve the digital system, expand the Internet-bank system, and build up the system of remote online payments. Since 2019, the provision of such services has been carried out by the Joint Stock Commercial Bank “Rysgal”. Given the great interest of bank customers in this type of service and the accumulated positive experience, a proposal was submitted to the President of the country for the introduction of the Internet-bank system in the State Commercial Bank “Daýhanbank”, as well as in the Joint Stock Commercial Banks “Halkbank” and “Senagat” for legal entities and individual entrepreneurs.

Then the Deputy Prime Minister reported on the ongoing work to improve the Bank's foreign economic activity of the international payment system. In this regard, information was provided on the results of the international tender.

Having approved the submitted proposal, the head of state ordered to control the implementation of the relevant work in this direction at the proper level.

Then, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov focused the Deputy Prime Minister's attention on the importance of accurately fulfilling the set tasks for the development of the digital economy.

In turn, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Abdrakhmanov reported on the ongoing work on the introduction of a digital system in the structural divisions of the fuel and energy complex.

In accordance with the “Concept for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025” and the “State Program for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025” special departments for the introduction of digital technologies and information security have been created in the central offices of the State Concerns "Türkmengaz", "Türkmennebit", the State Corporation "Türkmengeologiýa" and Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries, and plans for their work have been approved. All necessary equipment and software, electronic document management systems were installed.

In order to switch to an electronic service format, control the digital system for the sale of natural gas to domestic consumers in a non-cash form, carry out trade in storage facilities and manage data on gas fields and wells, the "Settlement Center" was created in the State Concern “Turkmengaz” along with the program "Elektron ammar".

The State Concern "Turkmennebit" operates an internal network, including the electronic document management system "Netije" and the official website, as well as installation and commissioning of measuring equipment in order to determine the volume of emulsion water and control by monitoring the level of oil in the tanks for collecting and preparing commercial oil.

In accordance with the plan for the development of the digital economy for 2022, the GOLDAW electronic document management system was put into operation in the central office of the TCOR, an Internet website was created, financial statements and other activities are carried out using electronic equipment in digital format.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Purchekov reported on the implementation of the tasks outlined in the “Concept for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025” and the “State Program for the Development of the Digital Economy for 2021-2025”, adopted in order to turn our country into an industrial developed state, increasing the effectiveness of work to improve the national economy.

Departments of cybersecurity and digital technologies have been opened in the ministries and sectoral departments of the construction and industrial complexes and in the Ashgabat city hyakimlik, official websites have been put into operation, where all the information of interest about the work performed, services provided, products, etc. is posted.

Preparatory work on advertising products manufactured by the Ministry of Industry and Construction Production and the State Concern “Türkmenhimiýa”, as well as on the organization of electronic commerce has reached final stage.

Further, the Deputy Prime Minister reported on the preparations for the upcoming holidays and the XXI International Universal Exhibition “White City of Ashgabat”.

Practical steps are being taken to hold high-level festive celebrations and cultural events to mark the Day of the Constitution and the State Flag of Turkmenistan.

The 21st International Universal Exhibition “White City of Ashgabat” is traditionally timed to celebrate the Day of the City of Ashgabat, in which over 80 local and foreign companies, government agencies and enterprises, and representatives of the private sector expressed their readiness to take part this year.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov reported on the measures taken to implement the "Concept for the development of the digital economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025" and the "State program for the development of the digital economy in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025" in the supervised area.

In order to implement the tasks, set in these documents, an electronic document management system has been introduced and is operating in the structural divisions of the trade complex. Internet sites have been created in ministries, sectoral departments, as well as large enterprises under their jurisdiction to obtain the necessary information in Turkmen, Russian and English.

The online trade and goods delivery service established by the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, retail enterprises of the Ministry of Textile Industry, members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the country are expanding. Orders for carpet products from domestic and foreign buyers are accepted through the website of the State Association “Türkmenhaly”.

The website of the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange provides data on goods sold at daily exchange auctions, as well as their prices on world markets. Exchange trading is carried out interactively through the e-commerce system, and registration of contracts - through the "Single Window" system.

During 2021 and four months of 2022, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry held 54 conferences and 4 virtual exhibitions using the digital system.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers S. Toylyev reported on the implementation of the measures provided for in the "Concept for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025" and the "State Program for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025".

At the first stage, all institutions of the complex were provided with computer equipment, servers, a network system, necessary programs, and were connected to the Internet. In addition, in accordance with other legal documents, relevant departments have been opened in ministries and sectoral departments and websites have been created. IT-specialists work in these departments, and measures are being taken to improve their skills.

Digital educational portals have been created in higher and secondary vocational schools, educational work is regularly enriched with electronic aids, books, textbooks, video and audio materials, interactive and multimedia technologies, presentations, information about the achievements of science and technology. In the Innovation Information Center of the Ministry of Education, effective measures are being taken to organize subject Olympiads and exams in an online format.

The Academy of Sciences, its research institutes and the Technology Center are united through a single internal network. National manuscripts, books, monographs related to the rich cultural heritage of the Turkmen people are converted into electronic format.

Medical institutions are also connected to a high-speed information network, and appropriate equipment has been installed in the Telemedicine system.

Socio-political organizations are provided with modern computers, network systems and telecommunications equipment.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs R. Meredov reported on the activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the context of solving the important tasks set.

Created on the initiative of the Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the new partnership format, called the "Ashgabat format", has confirmed its relevance as an effective platform for discussing topical issues of inter-parliamentary cooperation, developing proposals for strengthening it and filling it with new specific content. An agreement was also reached on the formation of a secretariat of this structure with headquarters in the Turkmen capital.

In this regard, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed sincere gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan and the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of the country for the all-round support provided in the successful implementation of the foreign policy of an independent neutral Motherland.

Then the Deputy Prime Minister, Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on the steps taken to develop the digital economy and implement the relevant Concept for 2019-2025.

As part of the implementation of the Concept, the country also provides for the launch of a unified online platform "SIngle Window". In this context, measures are being taken to connect the Internet sites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan abroad to it. In particular, along with the launch of a single Information Center (Data Center), steps were taken to synchronize the work of the MFA website with this Center.

Since August 2020, the Internet newspaper "International News" has been published on the website of the country's foreign ministry.

Then, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, addressing the members of the Cabinet of Ministers, noted that digitalization work is not being carried out in the country at the proper level. In this context, emphasis was placed on the priority tasks in this direction.

Expressing dissatisfaction with the activities of the General Director of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers M. Chakiev, the head of the digital system in Turkmenistan, the head of state reprimanded him and signed the relevant Order, demanding that work be done at the proper level.

Speaking further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev reported on the ongoing measures to transition to a digital system in the agricultural sector.

In accordance with the "Concept for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025" and the "State Program for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025", a digital system is being actively introduced in the supervised area. Special departments have been created in the subordinate ministries and departments and their work plans have been approved.

According to the Concept of transition to a telematic digital system, which consists of three stages, the first batch of the latest harvesting equipment equipped with telematic sensors was purchased from John Deere. As part of the implementation of the relevant Decree, work is underway to deliver the second and third batches of this equipment and inventory by the end of this year.

Measures are being taken to ensure that 154 grain receiving points are fully ready for the start of the grain harvest season. This year, during the mowing, it is planned to use 2,64 grain harvesters, which will be managed by 4,47 machine operators, working in two shifts. 463 repair and adjustment teams have been created, equipped with mobile workshops, welding machines and vehicles for transporting fuel.

The harvest will be delivered to collection points, elevators and barns by 9,817 trucks. At the field camps, all conditions are created for the comfortable rest of grain growers, mobile trade will be organized.

The Deputy Prime Minister submitted a draft of the relevant Resolution for consideration by the head of state.

Having signed the Decree “On measures for organized wheat harvesting in Turkmenistan in 2022”, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov sent it to the Deputy Prime Minister via the digital system.

Summing up the report, the head of Turkmenistan focused on the upcoming grain harvest campaign and addressed a number of instructions.

Then, addressing Vice-premier Ch. Purchekov, the head of Turkmenistan ordered, by concluding contracts with enterprises of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, to provide trucks of the relevant ministries, sectoral departments of the construction and industrial complex, as well as the hyakimlik of the city of Ashgabat for timely transportation and without loss wheat to reception points, storages and elevators.

Deputy Prime Minister Ch. Gylyjov was instructed to provide the appropriate trucks of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs for timely and lossless transportation of grain harvested from the fields to reception points, storage facilities and elevators through the conclusion of agreements with enterprises of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection.

Director General of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers M. Chakiyev was instructed to conclude contracts headed by the Agency with enterprises of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection to ensure timely transportation and without loss of wheat harvested from the fields to reception points, storage and elevators, as well as the smooth and efficient operation of vehicles.

"Türkmenawtoulaglary" Agency was instructed to control the proper operation and use of vehicles during the mowing period.

In continuation of the meeting, the head of Turkmenistan focused the attention of Deputy Prime Minister Sh. Abdrakhmanov on the fact that, on the basis of agreements with enterprises of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, trucks of the relevant ministries, sectoral departments of the oil and gas complex should be provided for timely transportation and without loss of grain harvest to reception points, storage facilities and elevators.

At the same time, the TCOR, together with the enterprises of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, in accordance with the concluded contracts, was instructed to ensure the uninterrupted supply of the relevant ministries and sectoral departments with the necessary oil products at the expense of the limits allocated for the current year for transporting crops harvested from the fields to reception points, storage and elevators.

Addressing Deputy Prime Minister M. Mukhammedov, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov instructed the Daýhanbank State Commercial Bank to ensure timely settlement with producers for the delivered crop during the harvest period.

The main state service "Turkmenstandartlary" during the harvest season must ensure proper acceptance of grain after checking its quality in laboratories at the relevant points, as well as keep accurate records of the volumes of grain handed over.

The Minister of Defense, Secretary of the State Security Council B. Gundogdyev was instructed during the harvest to carry out work to ensure fire safety in the fields, at reception points, on combine harvesters and vehicles engaged in the transportation of crops, and to ensure that drivers comply with traffic rules.

At the meeting of the Government, a number of other issues were also considered, important documents aimed at the development of industries were adopted.

Concluding the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on the digital system, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished its participants good health, family well-being and great success in their work for the prosperity of the sovereign Motherland.

 

The President of Turkmenistan received the Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy

03.03.2022

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On March 3, 2022, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) Natalia Gherman.

Warmly welcoming the head of the UNRCCA, the leader of the nation, first of all, thanked Natalia Gherman for her great personal contribution to the development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UN, active and fruitful interaction with the Government of Turkmenistan and support for our international initiatives.

As is known, this year, March 2, marks the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's accession to the United Nations, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, noting that over the three decades of cooperation with the UN, Turkmenistan has become one of its active members, a reliable and strategic partner in ensuring global peace, security and sustainable development.

It is gratifying to note that this year marks the 15th anniversary of the formation of this Regional Center, the leader of the nation said, stating that over the past period the Center has established itself as an effective platform linking the United Nations system with the countries of Central Asia in resolving many emerging issues.

Our country actively supports the work and undertakings of the Regional Center, in particular, in promoting political-diplomatic, trade-economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the states of the region and neighboring countries.

Turkmenistan actively cooperates with this structure of the United Nations in maintaining regional security, including the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

Then, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, once again thanking Natalia Gherman and all the staff of the Regional Center for the effective and fruitful activities, as well as the great contribution to the development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UN, expressed confidence that the multifaceted partnership with the UN and its agencies would be strengthened in the name of stability, peace and sustainable development on the planet.

Taking the opportunity, the leader of the nation wished the head of UNRCCA good health, happiness and further success in her responsible activities, and also asked to convey warm greetings and best wishes for health and well-being to the UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres.

Then the floor was given to the head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, Natalya Gherman.

Natalya Gherman, on behalf of the Secretary General of the United Nations, once again congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the significant date - the 30th anniversary of joining the UN and wished peace, prosperity, development and well-being to the Head of state and the people of Turkmenistan, noting that the UN Secretary General sent in this connection filled with warmth written message addressed to the Head of state.

In conclusion, the head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia once again expressed her deep gratitude for the multilateral and constructive partnership with the United Nations. 

 

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan held talks in the United Arab Emirates

30.04.2022

On the instructions of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the Turkmen delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov left for a visit to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Within the framework of the visit, a meeting was held between the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Minister for Presidential Affairs Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahayan.

During constructive negotiations, the parties discussed topical aspects of the Turkmen-Emirati agenda. It was emphasized that regular contacts at the highest and high levels give a powerful impetus to the development of bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.

The interlocutors noted the effectiveness of the bilateral trade and economic cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UAE. In particular, the issues of expansion the partnership interaction in investment and financial-banking spheres were considered.

In this context the parties discussed specific steps to promote the agreements reached during the previous visits of the Turkmen delegation to the UAE.

Also, within the framework of the visit of the delegation of Turkmenistan to Abu Dhabi, a meeting was held between the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

After exchanging warm greetings and noting the high dynamics of the development of bilateral relations, the ministers proceeded to discuss a number of key issues in the political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian fields. The high level of confidential dialogue between the top leadership of the two countries was emphasized. It was also emphasized that high-level contacts are of paramount importance in the further promotion of interstate relations.

The ministers reaffirmed the importance of cooperation between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries. Particular emphasis was placed on interaction within the framework of international organizations, including the UN, OIC and others, and the importance of mutual support for international undertakings and initiatives in these structures.

Speaking about the challenges and threats of our time, the parties noted the importance of strengthening international cooperation in the fight against the global pandemic.

Trade and economic relations between the two countries were discussed in detail. A constructive exchange of views took place regarding the further implementation of previously signed documents and agreements reached. The parties spoke in favor of maintaining the active work of the Joint Committee on Cooperation between Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates.

The Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan adopted a historical decision for the upcoming 30 years

Published 11.02.2022

Today, in the capital «Maslahat köşgi» under the chairmanship of President of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov the meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, which became a significant event in the life of our state and society, has been held.

The agenda of the meeting included discussion of the outcome of the year 2021, important tasks for the upcoming 30 years as well as other significant issues of state policy to ensure further development of our fatherland.

In the meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty, the chairperson of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh, deputy-chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of military and law enforcement bodies, ministries and departments, administration of Ashgabat and regions took part. Among the gathered were also members of the Halk Maslakhaty and deputies of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh, members of the regional, district and city Halk Maslakhaty, representatives of the capital and all five regions of the country, honoured elders, esteemed mothers and the student youth. By online communication, representatives of all the regions, who gathered in the building «Türkmeniň ak öýi» in Akhal region and in Rukhyet Palaces in Balkan, Dashoguz, Lebap and Mary regions jointed the meeting.

…in the morning, the leader of the nation arrived in the «Maslahat köşgi» of the capital. People standing with noisy applauds welcome the head of the state, under the leadership of whom independent neutral Turkmenistan goes ahead confidently towards new heights of creation and progress.

Having greeted participants of the meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that today the outcome of the year 2021, which successfully passed under the motto “Turkmenistan-Homeland of Peace and Trust” will be discussed, priority goals for the upcoming 30 years will be outlined as well as other topical issues of state life will be considered to ensure further development of our fatherland.

Further, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov declared the meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty open.

Addressing the participants of the meeting, the leader of the nation marked that first of all, the extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers will be held, reports of deputy-chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers and khyakims will be heard and their activities will be assessed to sum up the outcome of the work carried out by the Government for the past year as well as goals of socio-economic development of the country for the current year will be discussed.

Having passed to the consideration of the issues included in the agenda, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave the floor to Chairman of the State Statistics Committee S.Velbegov, who reported on planned indices for the year 2021 fulfilled by ministries and sectoral departments.

By the outcome of the year, 83773 million cubic meters of natural gas have been produced, its export as compared to 2020, has grown by 34,8 per cent, generation of power energy has grown by 11,6 per cent, and its export by 36,4 per cent, production of petrol by 0,5 per cent, lubricant oils by 7,8 per cent, cement by 4,5 per cent, brad and bread products by 6,3 per cent, processed and tinned fish and fish products by 2,1 per cent, sausage goods by 9,8 per cent, confectionary by 7,3 per cent, pasta by 4,1 per cent, cotton yarn by 24,8 per cent and cotton fabrics by 6,4 per cent.

Freight turnover carried out by all modes of transport by the outcome of 2021 made up 50335, 7 million ton-kilometres, passenger turnover -28236, 9 million passengers-kilometres. The volumes of income for the provided service to population in the sphere of communication grew by 10, 4 per cent.

The positive tendency is observed in agriculture as well. In the past year as compared to 2020, the volume of production of vegetables grew by 5 per cent, fruits and berries by 2, 6 per cent, potato by 9, 2 per cent, meat in live weight by 0, 9 per cent and milk by 0, 9 per cent.

For the period under review, the private sector has also gained a proper growth. At that, production of pasta goods grew by 12,9 per cent, sausage goods by 9,1 per cent, confectionery by 8 per cent, milk products by 6,7 per cent, pipes of plastic and fibre glass by 33,2 per cent, vegetables by 5,2 per cent, fruits and berries by 7,5 per cent, eggs by 1,2 per cent.

Along with that, the head of the State Statistics Committee informed on the pilot population census carried out by application of digital technologies on December 17-27, 2021 in accordance with «Planned complete population and housing census of Turkmenistan for 2022». At present, measures are taken to organize the given event at due level.

Minister of finance and economy M.Serdarov, who spoke further, reported on fulfilment of the State budget, investments made and realization of the National rural redevelopment program for 2021.

As was reported, fulfilment of the budget revenue of the main financial plan made up 104, 1 per cent and budget expenditures – 99, 9 per cent.

Fulfilment of the revenue of the local budget made up 102, 4 per cent, expenditures -99, 9 per cent.

For the reported period, 177 meetings of balance commissions, including 142 meetings of balance commissions in regions were held.

For the past year, 95 state properties were privatized.

In 2021, at the expense of all sources of finance the capital investment in the amount of 31, 7 billion manats was made. As compared to GDP, this indicator made up 18, 1 per cent. 46, 3 per cent of used capital investment was directed to construction of industrial projects and 53, 7 per cent to socio-cultural projects.

Reporting on fulfilment of the National rural redevelopment program, the minster informed that for 2021, 2424, 4 million manats were used. For the past year within the framework of the Program, 1 hospital, 1 health home, 7 secondary schools, 1 vertical well, 293, 3 kilometres of pipelines and networks, 529, 7 thousand square meters of housing, 597, 6 kilometres of communication system were constructed. As of January 1, 2022, construction of 101 social and cultural projects, 35 wastewater treatment facilities, 2366, 9 kilometres of pipelines and networks, 104, 1 thousand square meters of housing continues.

Chairperson of the Central Bank G.Mushshikov reported on the outcome of the work carried out for 2021.

As was reported, as of January 1 of the current year, as compared with the beginning of 2021, the total volume of balance of credit allocated by banks of the country grew by 7,3 per cent, by the private sector -32,1 per cent, easy-term credits - 4,6 per cent, agriculturists- 82 per cent, mortgage credits - 8,2 per cent. The quantity of financed projects of small and medium business made up 1874 and the number of created work places - 16 610 or over 1, 7 per cent.

For the period under consideration, the credit agreements on attraction of foreign investment for 300 million US dollars were concluded for development of public and private sectors of national economy.

The sum of financial funds attracted by institutions, enterprises and citizens made up 52, 1 billion manats.

By the outcome of 2021, the income of credit institutions as compared to 2020, grew by 8,4 per cent. Consolidated assets of banks reached 138,8 billion manats.

The volumes of non-cash payment in 2021 as compared with 2020 made up over 31 per cent.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Serdar Berdimuhamedov reported on the outcome of development of economy of Turkmenistan for 2021 as well as on the draft of «The Program for socio-economic development of the country for 2022».

Macroeconomic indices for the past year, in particular, stable growth of GDP, which as compared to 2020, grew by 6,2 per cent, can serve a bright example for it. In the industrial sector, this index grew by 9,2 per cent, in construction by 0,3 per cent, in the transport and communications sector by 4,3 per cent, in trade by 8,8 per cent, in agriculture by 3, 8 per cent, in the service sphere by 5,8 per cent.

According to the reported data, as a whole manufacture of products as compared to 2020, grew by 7, 7 per cent. Positive production indices were reached in sectors of economy.

For the period under review, the growth of volumes of retail trade by 16, 6 per cent was observed and foreign trade turnover rose by 20, 5 per cent.

Rates of salaries by large and medium enterprises of the country as compared to 2020, grew by 10, 5 per cent. Salaries, pensions, state benefits, and student scholarships were paid timely and fully.

With the framework of the «Program of the President of Turkmenistan on socio-economic development of the country for 2019–2025» the work at 42 projects expected to be built was completed, 276 were reconstructed and the work at 167 projects continues.

In the course of the year, which successfully passed under the motto “Turkmenistan-Homeland of Peace and Trust” and under the sign of the 30th anniversary of independence of our fatherland, the issues connected with construction and timely commissioning of different projects in the capital and regions of the country were held under a strict control. For 2021, a total of 73 large industrial and social projects were commissioned into operation.

Addressing Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Serdar Berdimuhamedov and all other heads, the President of Turkmenistan noted that the main goal is first of all, at the expense of intensive development of sectors, digitization and diversification of economy, to work to further enhance the economic potential of the country, to maintain socio-economic development, to achieve paces of growth of GDP by at least 6 per cent and to raise revenues of the state and develop market economy.

Along with that, necessity of rise of volume of investment in research and experimental and development work as well as importance of further improvement of structures of management of economy, training of new young executive personnel were marked.

Head of the state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov drew attention to the necessity of preparation of the new National program of the President of Turkmenistan on transformation of social and living conditions of villages, settlements, cities of districts and district centres for the period till 2027 and making as much investment as possible in its realization.

Further, the leader of the nation signed the Resolution on approval of the Program on socio-economic development of the country for 2022.

Expressing a deep gratitude to the head of the state for adoption of this most important document, Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Serdar Berdimuhamedov assured that he would further make all efforts for successful implementation of the goals outlined in the program.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Sh.Abdrahmanov reported on the outcome of the work carried out for 2021 in the sectors he supervises.

The Deputy-Chairman reported on the technical and economic indices reached in the field of production of oil and gas condensate as well as oil refining. In the period under review, the production plan for petrol was fulfilled by 105 per cent, bitumen by 142, 3 per cent and polypropylene by 105, 9 per cent.

For the period under report, the production plan for oil and associated gas was implemented by 120, 1 per cent, export of the “blue fuel” by 129, 8 per cent and realization of investment by 109 per cent. The information on volumes of production of diesel fuel and liquefied gas was also delivered.

The Deputy-Chairman of the head of the Government reported that by the outcome of 2021, the highest index of product of natural gas for the years of independence -83 billion 772,9 million cubic meters, was reached.

The information that in the past year adjustment of production of polypropylene film covered with nacre and aluminium , aviation kerosene of mark Jet A-1, semisynthetic lubricant oil of mark «Turkmenoil Advance 5W-40», marine fuel, high octane alkylation petrol, petrol of mark А-98, meeting the standards of Euro-6, was also mentioned.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Purchekov reported on the outcome of the work in construction, industrial and energy complexes, «Türkmenhimiýa» State Concern for January- December of 2021.

For the period under reporting, the production plan for manufacture and fulfilment of work in the construction and industrial sector was implemented by 136,5 per cent.

In particular, by the Ministry of Construction and Architecture the plan for the work carried out for the past year was fulfilled by 113, 6 per cent.

The Ministry of Industry and Construction Production fulfilled the plan for manufacture of goods and realization of the work by 130, 9 per cent.

For the period under accounting, the Ministry of Energy fulfilled the plan for manufacture of goods, realization of work and services by 133, 9 per cent.

The pace of growth of production of power energy made up 111, 5 per cent and its export -136, 4 per cent.

«Türkmenhimiýa» State Concern implemented its plan for production and services by 143, 9 per cent.

As was pointed out, in 2021, marked with the glorious 30th anniversary of sacred independence, all over the country 73 largest projects were commissioned into operation. Among them are Akhal- Balkan high voltage transmission line, which has become an important link creating a power grid system of the country and the gas turbine power energy station with a capacity of 432 megawatts built in Charjev district of Lebap region. To the 140th anniversary of foundation of white marble-coated Ashgabat the opening of a new complex of two- storey houses erected in the northern part of the capital was timed.

Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Ch. Purchekov submitted the draft of the resolution “On approval of the Investment program of Turkmenistan for 2022” for consideration.

The volume of capital investment, at the expense of all sources of financing, will make up about 40 billion manats. Construction and reconstruction of plants, factories, hospitals, centres, health homes, preschool establishments, secondary schools, culture centres, an administration centre, new settlements and residential houses are expected.

To the applauds of participants of the meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signs the Resolution on approval of the Investment program for 2022.

Director General of the Transport and Communications Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers M.Chakyev reported on the outcome of the work carried out by the enterprises under his supervision for 2021.

The plan for the accounting period for services and production by the given complex was fulfilled by 107, 4 per cent and for investment by 104, 8 per cent.

The plan for cargo transportation by all modes of transport was implemented by 112, 8 per cent, for freight turnover by 107, 1 per cent.

The pace of growth in the sphere of services for the past year by «Türkmendemirýollary» Agency made up 119, 2 per cent. By railway 138, 7 per cent of cargo was sent abroad, 126, 1 per cent of cargo was delivered and transit cargo made up 166, 2 per cent.

According to the “Türkmenawtoulaglary” Agency, the growth rate in the provision of services is 142.3 percent. Compared to 2020, the indicator of foreign vehicles entering our country reached 207.6 percent, and domestic vehicles leaving the country - 163.5 percent.

Relevant work was carried out by the “Türkmenhowaýollary” Agency.

According to the “Türkmendeňizderýaýollary” Agency, for the reporting period, the growth rate for the provision of transport services amounted to 103.4 percent, and for cargo transportation through the International Port of Turkmenbashi - 110.4 percent.

For 2021, the growth rate for the provision of communication services for the “Türkmenaragatnaşyk” Agency is 110.4 percent.

During the indicated period, a Boeing 777-200LR passenger airliner, Ansat and MI-17-1W medical helicopters, a Rahat high-speed passenger ship, Hyundai city buses and Toyota Corolla taxis were purchased along with freight and passenger diesel locomotives.

The modern transport, communication and logistics industries created in the Motherland should be focused on the development of international cooperation, increasing the economic and export potential of the Turkmen state, the President of the country emphasized.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov reported on the results of the work of the ministries and departments of the trade and textile complexes, as well as the business sector for 2021.

According to the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, the growth in trade volume amounted to 118.8 percent, production - 111.6 percent.

During the period under review, the growth in the volume of goods produced by the enterprises of the Ministry of Textile Industry is 125 percent. High-tech textile complexes were put into operation in the Kaahka and Babadaykhan etraps of the Ahal velayat, meeting the objectives set forth for the industry to increase the output of export-oriented products.

Also, existing industry enterprises are equipped with modern equipment, which has led to an increase in their capacity. The growth rate of export products amounted to 138.4 percent.

Over the past year, in order to strengthen the material and technical base of the Türkmenhaly State Association, carpet production enterprises were built and put into operation in the Baherden etrap of the Ahal velayat, the Gubadag etrap of the Dashoguz velayat, and the Bayramali etrap of the Mary velayat. As a result, 28351 square meters of carpets and rugs were woven by subordinate enterprises, the plan was fulfilled by 110.7 percent.

During the reporting period, the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange held 300 trading sessions, 159 foreign companies took part in exchange trading.

In January-December 2021, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized 9 exhibitions and 49 conferences. Among them is an international review within the framework of the third Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia, held in the Avaza National Tourist Zone, as well as the National Pavilion of Turkmenistan at the World Exhibition EXPO-2020, held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

Thus, according to the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the growth rate of agricultural and food production for 2021 amounted to 115.7 percent, and industrial production – to 117.8 percent.

Deputy Chairwoman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova reported on the results of the work of the sphere under her supervision in 2021.

In honor of the 140th anniversary of the Turkmen capital, the Türkmenfilm Association named after Oguz Khan held the film festival of short feature films “Aşgabat bahary” and the film week “Aşgabadyň waspy kino sungatynda”.

In the Balkan, Dashoguz and Lebap velayats, the buildings of “Türkmeniň ak öýi” were solemnly put into operation. In June, the Week of Culture was held in the Lebap velayat and, within its framework, the premiere performance of the opera “Gul-Bilbil” was held. In honor of the Day of Workers of Culture and Art, as well as the poetry of Magtymguly Fragi, a number of other cultural events were held.

The ceremony of awarding the winners of the competition of the President of Turkmenistan “Türkmeniň Altyn asyry” was held, with the television competition of amateur young performers “Ýaňlan, Diýarym!” and a review of young talents “Garaşsyzlygyň merjen däneleri” organized within its framework. At the end of the year, the traditional competition “Ýylyň parlak ýyldyzy” was held among young pop singers and amateur performers of the country.

The opening ceremony of the new complex of the State Tribune was timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the independence of Turkmenistan, where festive celebrations were held on September 27th.

During the reporting period, presentations of the books of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Ak şäherim Aşgabat” and “Garaşsyzlyk – bagtymyz”, the conference “Arkadagyň parahatlyk ýörelgesi - dünýä nusgalyk görelde”, dedicated to the poem of the head of state “Ýaşasyn, parahat durmuş!”, were organized.

Relevant work has been carried out to fulfill the tasks arising from state programs, as well as to improve the professional level of employees. Departments of “Digital technologies and information security” were created in the structure of the Ministry and departments of the sphere of culture. The measures provided for in the Provision on State Regulation of the Provision of Cultural Services at Weddings and Other Celebrations have been taken.

Various meetings, seminars and conferences were held using the digital system, a number of documents on international cooperation were signed. Students of specialized universities, taking part in international competitions online, were awarded prizes.

Fruitful cooperation with UNESCO resulted in the inclusion of the craft of making dutar, performing musical art on it and the art of bakhshi in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Valuable finds discovered in the course of the archaeological surveys, after scientific analyzes and corresponding restoration work, were transferred to the state museums of the country in a solemn atmosphere.

The plan for the Turkmen State Publishing Service was fulfilled by 100.2 percent. Relevant work has been carried out to inform the population of information from newspapers and magazines in electronic format, as well as to combine some of them.

Within the framework of cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, as well as in accordance with previously signed documents, media forums and other specialized events were held via the digital system.

The leader of the nation emphasized, that new theatrical performances, plays, musical and song concerts should be prepared before the holidays. It is also necessary to organize more creative meetings, scientific conferences, exhibitions, competitions, theatrical performances and musical and song celebrations glorifying our Motherland and the courageous Turkmen people.

Much attention should also be paid to improving the quality of news broadcast on TV and radio channels, which should cover the positive changes taking place in our society. In accordance with the motto of the year, the grandiose successes and achievements of the Fatherland over the past thirty years should be widely covered.

The President of the country ordered to continue the cooperation of the State News Agency with the leading news agencies of foreign countries.

It is important to strengthen friendly and fraternal ties between workers of culture and arts from different countries of the world, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov continued, instructing to hold the Days of Culture of Turkmenistan abroad and similar events in our country more often.

Broad coverage of our international initiatives aimed at strengthening global peace and neutrality of our Motherland, as well as important events in domestic and foreign policy, is necessary to promote their effective implementation, the head of state stressed.

Separate instructions were given regarding the conduct of extensive explanatory work among the population on personal hygiene issues, measures taken to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers S. Toylyev reported on the work carried out in 2021 in the areas of education, science, healthcare and sports supervised by him.

A solid foundation for the quality education of the younger generation was created by the Regulations on State Vocational Educational Institutions approved by the President of the country, and the transfer of individual universities to self-financing.

During the reporting period, Olympiads in basic academic subjects were held in general educational institutions. Student youth and schoolchildren, having successfully performed at international subject Olympiads, were awarded gold, silver, bronze medals and diplomas of various degrees.

Last year, new books and teaching aids were published, and young scientists were admitted to graduate school; 57 young talented scientists and students have been declared winners of the annual scientific competition among the youth of Turkmenistan.

The initiative of the Turkmen leader to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great poet Magtymguly Fragi received wide support from the international scientific community.

In the health sector, a new edition of the State Program “Saglyk” was adopted, the National Program to Improve the Immunity of the Population in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025, the National Strategy “Healthy Mother - Healthy Child - Healthy Future” and the National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases in Turkmenistan for 2021–2025 were approved.

Last year, the construction of modern healthcare facilities throughout the country continued. A new building of the infectious disease hospital was opened in the city of Turkmenbashi along with a new hospital in the Magtymguly etrap of the Balkan velayat.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov initiated the construction of the International Scientific and Clinical Center for Physiology and the International Medical and Rehabilitation Center.

New ambulances were received by pediatric departments of hospitals in all five velayats.

The achievements of domestic sports in the reporting period include successful participation of Turkmen athletes in international sports competitions, including the XXXII Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan), which further raised the sports prestige of our country.

Despite the pandemic, we need to focus on developing new curricula in important areas such as finance, agriculture, industry and the electronics industry. To this end, it is necessary to constantly study and generalize the best national and international experience. It is also necessary to implement joint educational programs in partnership with the world's leading universities to train specialists in new areas. Our research institutes should be involved in this work, the head of state stressed.

The head of state placed special emphasis on the need to intensify work on studying the dynamics of development of possible earthquake zones in the process of developing the current seismotectonic status, monitoring and evaluating seismic, geodynamic, electromagnetic, hydrodynamic and geochemical parameters of the earth's crust.

Then the reports of the heads of the regional administrations were heard.

The first to report was Hyakim of Ahal Velayat Y. Gurbanov, who reported on the state of affairs and the results of the work carried out in 2021. In particular, as part of the implementation of the tasks arising from the “Program of the President of Turkmenistan for the socio-economic development of the country for 2019-2025”, the growth rate of industrial production at the enterprises of the velayat compared to 2020 amounted to 134.3 percent. The volume of retail trade turnover amounted to 116.4 percent.

In order to make a worthy contribution to ensuring food abundance in the country, it is planned to obtain 400 thousand tons of grain from 195 thousand hectares of fields sown with winter wheat. In addition, only 28 thousand 310 hectares were allocated for sowing potatoes and other crops this year in the velayat.

Hyakim of the Balkan velayat T. Atakhalliyev reported on the results of the work done in the western region over the past year, as well as the construction and commissioning of a number of industrial and socio-cultural facilities, residential buildings under the National Rural Program. The new buildings include the Türkmeniň ak öýi building in the city of Balkanabat, the Balkan Velayat Center of the International Association of Turkmen Alabai, the new high-voltage double-circuit overhead power line Ahal-Balkan in the Avaza etrap, a 100-bed infectious diseases hospital in the city of Turkmenbashi, a multidisciplinary hospital in the Magtymguly etrap and a health house.

Hyakim of the Dashoguz Velayat N. Nazarmyradov reported on the results of the work done in 2021. As reported, the growth rate of industrial enterprises compared to 2020 amounted to 111 percent. The volume of trade turnover in the domestic market is 116.5 percent. In accordance with the National Rural Program, the annual plan for the development of investment funds was completed by 238.5 percent.

In 2021, 145 thousand hectares were sown with winter wheat, it is planned to obtain 265 thousand tons of grain from the lands. 140,000 hectares of fields have been allotted for spring sowing of cotton, with a plan to harvest 275,000 tons of crops.

Hyakim of the Lebap velayat Sh. Amangeldiev reported on the results of the work carried out over the past year. As reported, the plan for the development of investment funds within the framework of the tasks defined in the Program for the socio-economic development of the regions was completed by 153.1 percent.

During 2021, a gas compressor station with a capacity of 30 billion cubic meters per year at the Malay gas field, a gas turbine power plant with a production capacity of 432 megawatts, an international airport in the city of Kerki, the Türkmeniň ak öýi building in the city of Turkmenabat, a children's entertainment center in Farab etrap, as well as residential buildings of superior comfort have been put into operation.

Then, hyakim of Mary Velayat D. Annaberdiev reported on the results of the work done in 2021, noting, in particular, that the volume of products manufactured by industrial enterprises increased by 14.1 percent compared to 2020.

The hyakim also said that 170,000 hectares were sown with winter wheat in the velayat, in accordance with the plan, it is planned to get 345,000 tons of crops from them. This year, the velayat has allocated 165,000 hectares for cotton sowing, and 28,170 hectares will be sown with potatoes, vegetables, melons and other crops. This will be a worthy contribution to ensuring food abundance in the country.

At the end of the speeches of the hyakims of the velayats, a break was announced, during which the participants of the meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan took part in a festive sadaka on the occasion of this important political event of historical significance.

Following the centuries-old traditions, the mufti of Turkmenistan read the ritual prayer “tebarek”, asking the Almighty for the well-being of the country, the happy life of the people, and the achievement of new successes in all areas. This was another evidence that all historical events of great importance in the life of our society are necessarily held in accordance with the original national traditions.

Following centuries-old traditions, the Mufti of Turkmenistan read the tebyarek ritual moleben, asking the Almighty for the welfare of the country, a happy life of the people, achieving new successes in all spheres. It testifies once again that all historical events of great importance in the life of our society are compulsorily held in accordance with the primordial national traditions.

According to tradition, a ritual prayer was offered at the end of the meal.

Then President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov thanked the bakhshi musicians who, playing the dutar, gave the sadaka participants the opportunity to savor with the gentle sounds of folk melodies.

Recalling that our people have an ancient tradition, reinforced by the wise phrase – Toýdan topukça, according to which those who came to the bakhshi festival are presented gifts as a sign of great gratitude, the leader of the nation ordered to grant the musicians.

At the end of the festive sadaka, the head of state noted that on the occasion of today’s important event, the reading of Sabbatical namaz will be held in the capital’s Hezreti Omar mosque and in all velayat mosques.

Festive sadakas were also held in all velayats of the country.

Then, after sadaka, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E.Orazgeldiyev continued the extended Government session, who reported on the results of the work of the supervised industries in 2021, as well as on the progress of reforms in agriculture and seasonal work being carried out in the velayats.

In the agro-industrial complex as a whole, the growth rate of production volumes, work performed and services amounted to 107.8 percent. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, this figure reached 108.1 percent, the State Committee of Water Management – 105.2 percent, the Türkmen Atlary State Association – 102.4 percent. In addition, there have been implemented plans to harvest wheat – 1,485 thousand tons, cotton – 1,280 thousand tons, rice – 86 thousand tons, as well as cocoons – 2,131 tons.

Then the mayor of Ashgabat, R. Gandymov, reported on the results of the work executed in 2021 on the comprehensive improvement of the capital.

A detailed report was made on the development of investments, measures being implemented to increase the pace of construction of facilities, as well as on the implementation of the production plan by self-supporting enterprises and institutions by 146.3 percent.

Then Cabinet Deputy Chairman, Minister of Foreign Affairs R. Meredov reported on the results of the activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 2021, anticipating the report, cordially congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the 15th anniversary of his election to the highest state post and wished him new outstanding successes in his large-scale activities for the benefit of the Motherland and the people.

At the same time, it is necessary to continue to develop relations with the countries of the Caspian region, to develop new methods and vectors of cooperation. In this aspect, it is necessary to carry out proper work in order to ensure a high organizational level and content of the 6th Summit of the heads of the Caspian states in Turkmenistan in 2022, the leader of the nation emphasized.

Then the floor was given to the Chairwoman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh G.Mammedova, who informed about the activities to improve the country’s legislation in 2021.

Four meetings of the Mejlis were held, 123 documents were adopted, including 71 laws and 52 resolutions of the Mejlis regulating public relations in various spheres of life of the state and society.

Deputy Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh K.Babayev reported on the comprehensive work carried out by this structure in 2021.

Members of the Halk Maslahaty conduct explanatory and propaganda activities, regularly participating in conferences, meetings and other public events.

“The Mejlis and the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, should prepare well for the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of Central Asian Countries and the Russian Federation, which is scheduled to be held in May 2022. Within the framework of this Forum, it is planned to hold a Dialogue between women from Central Asian countries and the Russian Federation. Therefore, it is necessary to draft the agenda of the Inter-Parliamentary Forum and work in this direction in close cooperation with the Government of the country,” the leader of the nation underlined.

Gross domestic product growth was 6.2 percent last year.

Noting that the country has increased the size of wages, pensions and state benefits, the head of state emphasized that in 2021 in Turkmenistan, compared with 2007, the average wage increased by 366.3 percent, and the allocated funds for the payment of pensions and state benefits for the 2008-2021 period increased by 1,054 percent. Since January 1 of this year, the implementation of specific measures to increase the material well-being of mothers with many children has begun.

The indicator for the volume of disbursed investments at the expense of all sources of financing is 24.6 billion manats.

The leader of the nation noted with satisfaction that last year, instead of the planned 30 facilities, 73 large structures with a total cost of 13 billion manats were put into operation.

Then, addressing the meeting participants, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov recalled that, as you know, at the beginning of last year, a traditional competition was announced to determine among etraps and cities with etrap rights in the velayats the best of them in terms of social, economic and cultural indicators. Noting that a special commission under the leadership of Trade Unions summed up the results of this review, the head of state gave the floor for a report to the Chairwoman of the National Center of Trade Unions A.Durdyeva.

According to the results of the competition, the winner was determined by the Dyanev etrap of the Lebap velayat.

After hearing the information, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, to the applause of the meeting participants, signed an Order awarding a cash prize of 1 million US dollars to the khyakimlik of the Dianev etrap of the Lebap velayat and announcing a similar competition in 2022.

Then during afternoon in the capital, under the chairmanship of the President of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the meeting of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan continued.

The main issue on the agenda was the discussion and approval of the National Program of the main directions of socio-economic development of Turkmenistan for 2022-2052.

Then the head of state delivered a big keynote speech to the meeting participants.

Declaring that this historic Program will be adopted today, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused the attention of the meeting participants on the priority aspects of this document.

Our country will actively implement the new philosophy of international relations formed by us, based on clearly verified political criteria, healthy, positive pragmatism, universally recognized and understandable human values.

Within the framework of cooperation with the UN, for the sake of the well-being of all mankind, the implementation of the Millennium Goals will continue. At the same time, the issues of ensuring a peaceful and free life of people will always be foremost.

Our strategic plan for the future calls on us to solve our tasks on a daily basis. Life shows that correctly set goals lead to success, the head of state said.

“We will form a new social model of development that will ensure high standards of living for Turkmen citizens,” the leader of the nation said.

In the future, reforms aimed at diversifying the national economy based on innovation will be continued, advanced technologies will be widely introduced, new economic relations will be formed. This will ensure the transition to new principles of economic strategy, modernization of the macroeconomic policy of the state.

Speaking about plans for the future, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused on the fact that the budget policy will be improved, that will allow the state budget to focus on promising national projects.

One of the most important issues is the further promotion of environmental diplomacy, the leader of the nation continued, noting that active and fruitful cooperation in this direction with international organizations will continue. At the same time, activities in accordance with The Hague Convention will remain relevant. As it was emphasized, the interstate dialogue on rational water use, environmental protection and improvement, adaptation to climate change, global warming, combating desertification, improving land reclamation, landscaping will continue to develop.

“We will ensure a significant increase in yields due to the introduction of new technologies. It is expected to introduce new scientific, technological, managerial achievements in animal husbandry,” the leader of the nation said.

The main areas of work were the continuation of a thorough study of advanced scientific experience in solving water supply problems, the introduction of modern technologies for the extraction and prudent use of groundwater, a comprehensive transition to moisture-saving technologies.

As the leader of the nation noted, in 2021, 63 percent of the entire world’s population used the Internet. Among them is the population of our country. Future expansion of cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union will create even more opportunities for Internet users.

In the field of healthcare, the nation’s leader continued, it should be taken into account what we have achieved over the past years and work together with partners to develop a special program of the World Health Organization to study the coronavirus genome and the WHO multilateral mechanism to combat pneumonia. At the same time, it was noted that it was necessary to establish the functioning of the methodological center of the World Health Organization for the treatment and Prevention of acute infections and the Central Asian Regional Center for Epidemiology, Virology and Bacteriology in the future.

Thus, the development of science, education, healthcare, the popularization of cultural values and active, fruitful cooperation in these areas will continue to be the main tools of our scientific, educational, medical and cultural diplomacy.

“Everything I’ve observed above is my vision of the prospects for the development of our country. This is my new political course. Therefore, we will continue to work purposefully and with inspiration,” the leader of the nation said.

As the head of state noted, special hope is placed on our youth. Because the younger generation is the embodiment of all our hopes for the future. Everything we do today is done for our young people. Most of them are of the same age as our independent Turkmenistan. Soon they will become mature citizens of our country, who will take an active part in the implementation of the tasks we have outlined. And they will have to determine the further path of our Motherland.

The older generation should help the younger ones to follow the right path, and love the Motherland. Our youth will have to be guided by them, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted.

In this context, the national leader emphasized that our glorious ancestors paid special attention to the upbringing of the younger generation. Their wise words, which have come down to our days through many centuries, have a very deep meaning. In the upbringing of the younger generation, the role of such proverbs, as “The example of elders is a vital principle for generations”, “If a student does not surpass a mentor, then the craft will disappear”, “The fathers’ traditions are priceless, and those who love them love the Motherland!”, “The generations’ valor is the people’s honor”, has much power. The meaning embedded in the proverbs that I have just voiced should be a vital principle for future generations. These generations should enrich our progress and achievements even more, reach even more significant heights and raise the authority of our independent Motherland even more!

“Our future is with our youth. In the Anthem of our country, we have also expressed the important responsibility that falls to the young generation in the future,” President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, reciting lines from it:

We are not afraid of storms, adversities of times,

Let's preserve and multiply glory and honor!

This once again proves that the future of the Turkmen state depends on our youth, our descendants and their responsibility for the fate of the sacred Motherland!

In continuation, the leader of the nation underlined that a talented generation of young people has been formed thanks to our progressive policy. This gives us a great opportunity to preserve our human potential and continue the progressive path of prosperity of our sovereign Motherland.

“As you know, exactly 15 years ago, on February 11, 2007, the elections of the President of Turkmenistan were held in our country. Then my native people elected me to the highest state post, thereby showing great confidence,” the leader of the nation said, emphasizing that he clearly felt this support at the national elections of 2012 and 2017.

During this time, thanks to this great faith and the direct support of our united people, having identified as the main principle of the policy “The State is for Man!”, we have made significant steps on a new path of development, implemented ambitious programs and major international projects. All the work was aimed at reaching new heights on the path of independent development, further improving the living standards of the people, increasing the economic power of the Motherland and multiplying its authority on the world stage. With the active participation of our courageous compatriots, programs have been successfully realized and are being implemented in this direction.

“For 15 years already I have been working at the highest and very responsible post of the President of Turkmenistan, simultaneously acting as Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the State Security Council, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan,” said the nation’s leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

As you know, the head of state continued, two years ago I reached the age of a Prophet. In this regard, the country’s President announced a difficult decision for him.

Noting that he fully supports the opinion on the need to open the way to public administration at a new stage of our country’s development to young leaders brought up in a spiritual environment and in accordance with the high requirements of modernity, the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov announced his intention to use his vast life and political experience as Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty.

We connect not only our future with the youth, but also the present. The greatness of each state is determined by the generation that it has nurtured, the President of Turkmenistan continued, noting that today our patriotic youth, possessing modern sciences and knowledge, a broad outlook, manifests itself in all areas.

Deeply honoring the national heritage, representatives of the younger generation are distinguished by the fact that they adequately cope with the diverse and rapidly changing realities of time.

– Youth is the present and future of our state.

– Youth is a worthy successor of our endeavors.

– Where the wisdom, rich experience of the older generation and the energy of youth converge, there are no unattainable goals and unreachable milestones!

Deeply cherishing the national heritage, representatives of the younger generation are characterized by the high adaptability to the versatile and rapidly changing realities of the time.

– Youth is the present and future of our state.

– Young people are worthy successors of our undertakings.

– Where wisdom, rich experience of the older generation and the energy of youth meet, there are no unattainable goals and inaccessible frontiers!

As our Homeland is united, so our destiny and future are united, the President of Turkmenistan said, stating that we are all united by one sacred feeling of boundless love for the native land and the people, as well as one great goal to contribute to development of the sacred Homeland, selflessly serve the people, applying all efforts, knowledge and diligence, wherever we are and whatever position we hold.

Serving the people is serving the Almighty, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov continued, emphasizing that he sees the meaning of his whole life in serving his Homeland and the native people.

- What will we call the next period of development of our country? This, of course, is directly related to the inexhaustible love of each of us for our native people, the sacred Homeland , our aspiration for the great goals that we set for ourselves, for the new milestones that we will achieve”, the head of state said.

In accordance with the great goals, the President of Turkmenistan continued, I think it would be very appropriate to call the future period of our country’s development “Revival of the New Epoch of the Powerful State.

– May our Independent Neutral Homeland continue to go forward on the path of progress, sovereignty and prosperity!

– May our courageous people always live a happy and prosperous life!

With these inspiring words, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov concluded his keynote speech, which was heard with deep attention and welcomed with general prolonged applause.

During the session of the Halk Maslakhaty, the leader of the nation mentioned the great merits of the older generation of Turkmen citizens in strengthening the economic power of the Homeland, in successes achieved in the implementation of state programs for development of all sectors of the economy, and in educating young people in accordance with national traditions and customs.

Speaking about the significant contribution to these exciting achievements of workers in the domestic healthcare system, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov announced the decision to confer the title “Hormatly il ýaşulusy” (People’s Honored Elder) of Turkmenistan on Ataev Gurbannazar, a dentist-therapist at the Children’s Department of the Dental Training and Production Center of the State Medical University of Turkmenistan named after Myrat Garryev, taking into consideration his services in strengthening the country’s independence, developing national traditions and customs, enhancing the unity and cohesion of the native people, and educating the younger generation.

Expressing deep gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for doing him the great honor and emphasizing that this is a special responsibility for him, G. Atayev assured that he would continue to apply every effort and ability to carry out the progressive reforms initiated by the head of Turkmen state and implement large-scale programs aimed at strengthening unity and solidarity of the nation, peace and stability in society, the prosperity of the Homeland.

Addressing the forum participants, the head of state informed that the future period of development is called “Revival of the New Epoch of the Powerful State”. In view of this, the National Program for Socio-Economic Development of Turkmenistan for 2022-2052 had been prepared.

Due to the fact that the delegates to the session of the Halk Maslakhaty of Milli Gengesh had already looked through this Program, the leader of the nation stressed that he considers it right to discuss the document once again.

The first to speak was Dovletgeldi Gurbanov, chief specialist at the Serakhs Etrap Technical Maintenance Enterprise of the Agricultural Production Association of Akhal velayat, who said it was a high honor and an unforgettable historical event for him to participate in the Halk Maslakhaty session chaired by the President-Arkadag, where issues of national importance had been reviewed.

Then the floor was given to Eziz Matdyev, a sailor of the passenger ship “Rowaç” of the Closed Joint-Stock Company “Deňiz söwda floty” of the “Türkmendeňizderýaýollary” Agency, who said it was a great honor for him to speak on behalf of the workers in the transport and communications sector from the high platform of the session of the Halk Maslakhaty of Milli Gengesh.

Tazegul Aramedova, a teacher at the secondary school No. 65 of Gorogly etrap, Dashoguz velayat, who then spoke, said she was proud and happy that she, a young teacher, had the high honor to take part in such a representative forum.

During the meeting, the head of state informed that in order to further promote the country’s prosperity, the Resolution on Approval of the Program “Revival of the New Epoch of the Powerful State: National Program for Socio-Economic Development of Turkmenistan for 2022-2052” will be adopted.

Then the leader of the nation signed the relevant document to a storm of applause.

Further, the Halk Maslakhaty session was continued by the speeches delivered by the delegates.

People’s Honored Elder Gurbangeldi Aliyev, a resident of Akhal velayat, emphasizing the importance of adopting the Program for Socio-Economic Development of the Country for the Next 30 Years, cited a folk wisdom “The people who have a goal will achieve it”.

Further, the floor was given to Dursun Begcherova, a resident of the city of Gumdag, Balkan velayat, who pointed out that the new National Program for Socio-Economic Development of the Country for the Next 30 Years, initiated by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, would be a worthy continuation of the policy, the main principle of which is “State for people!”.

Honored Elder of Turkmenistan, pensioner Khenip Zahyrov, a resident of Gorogly etrap, Dashoguz velayat, who then spoke, emphasized that the meeting participants heard the historic speech of the head of state with deep attention and enthusiasm.

Further, Annagul Kullyeva, the Director of Kindergarten No. 7 “Diyar” in Khojambaz etrap, Lebap velayat, in her speech emphasized that all those present are sincerely proud to take part today in the historic session of the Halk Maslakhaty of Milli Gengesh, which will be written in gold letters in the newest chronicle of our sovereign Homeland.

Then the floor was given to Honored Elder of Turkmenistan, pensioner Khezretguly Ovlyagulyev, a resident of Yoloten etrap, Mary velayat, who highlighted that the today’s historic speech by the head of state once again deeply analyzed the grandiose achievements of the Homeland over 30 years of its sacred independence.

Further, the floor was given to Charyguly Ataev, a resident of Ashgabat who stressed that holding a historic session, which in essence is a meeting with the people of the country, is an illustration of the political will and wisdom of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Further, addressing the audience, the President of Turkmenistan pointed out that the proposal on the participation of young people in the further government of the state, offered during the forum, was approved. In this regard, the Chairperson of the Central Commission for Holding Elections and Referenda was instructed to start the relevant work in accordance with the Constitution and legislation of Turkmenistan.

Then President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the audience and all compatriots with a closing speech. According to the head of state, today, following the primordial traditions and customs, a significant meeting for the state was once again held by all the people and in unity, at which issues related to the future destiny of the country were discussed.

Thanking the delegates to the forum, and especially those who directly participated in its work and organized holding, the President of Turkmenistan wished all of them sound health, family wellbeing and great success in the lofty efforts for further prosperity of the Homeland.

Thereupon, the head of state declared the session of the Halk Maslakhaty closed.

Its final chord was the re-played National Anthem of Turkmenistan, the majestic sounds of which evoke a feeling of sincere pride for the Homeland in the heart of every citizen of the country, under the leadership of the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, confidently going along the path of peace, creation and progress towards a higher leel of development.

 

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took participation in the celebrations

Today, the country has celebrated the National Holiday of the Turkmen Horse on a grand scale, on the occasion of which the main events with the participation of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took place at the International Akhalteke Equestrian Complex.

Today, the International Akhalteke Equestrian Complex in the Kopetdag foothills has been the center of the final festivities, where an exciting atmosphere of the holiday reigned, combining scale and grandeur with a single spiritual burst of the people, a high state level with the expressiveness and color of national traditions, and the generosity of the Turkmen celebration.

Everyone welcomes President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who arrived at the International Akhalteke Equestrian Complex, with great enthusiasm.

The guest of honor at the holiday was President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov, who is specially visiting our country these days.

Congratulating everyone on the wonderful holiday, Presidents Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Rustam Minnikhanov walked on the path of the complex, along which colorful vernissage, improvised concert and sports grounds were arranged, and scenes from folk life were shown.

There were yurts representing all the velayats and the capital, and recreating the way of life of the ancient Turkmen village with its essential attributes, and ancient traditions and rituals revive. Women were weaving carpets, embroidering and making felts, and bakhshi were singing to the accompaniment of national instruments.

Vernissages were arranged along the path, where the main characters of fine and decorative artworks were the incomparable Akhalteke horses. This gallery included products of folk arts and crafts such as original pieces of jewelry and needlework, carpet, textile, silk, felt, leather and wood products, national musical instruments, and various souvenirs.

There were also traditional samples of clothing and headdresses of the Turkmens, household utensils, tools, etc. All that made it possible to reflect the richness and diversity of the national heritage of our people, show their generosity and talent.

In a kind of open-air vernissage, the works performed by the winners of the competition for the artistic embodiment of the beauty of the Akhalteke horses were designated the place of honor. Beautiful horses were featured in carpets, original sculptural compositions, engravings and photographs, and splendid jewelry sets for ceremonial horse tack testify to the great love of the Turkmens for their horses.

Competitions in various sports, including national games, were also organized. Goresh wrestling competitions were the most captivating.

Head of State Serdar Berdimuhamedov, together with the guest of honor, watched the palvans (strong men) demonstrating unique goresh techniques.

All this adds a bright color to the celebration on the occasion of this holiday. Awards were intended for the best palvans, including special prizes and “holiday share”. According to the ancient Turkmen custom, a colt was presented to the winner palvan, which is an expression of the continuity of primordial noble traditions in the modern epoch.

In front of the main building of the International Akhalteke Equestrian Complex, pop soloists and dance ensembles greeted the celebration participants with festive musical compositions.

The guests were pleased with the performance of the group of national equestrian games “Galkynyş”, the winner of cups and prizes at various international festivals of circus art.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the guest from Tatarstan entered the building of the equestrian complex, and proceeded to the presidential box.

As the head of Turkmen state said at the 12th meeting of the International Akhalteke Horse Breeding Association, the glory of the splendid Akhalteke horses has been thundering all over the world for thousands of years. Our legendary horses made a great contribution to the emergence of world horse breeding culture.

The moderator announced the start of the holiday races, the most prestigious competitions of the season.

The starting signal sounded, and thin-legged fast horses rushed off, quickly picking up speed, attracting the attention of spectators.

In total, there were seven heats at various distances, in which dozens of horses raced, demonstrating their best qualities.

In the first 1200 meters heat, the competition was for the “Polatly” prize of the financial and economic complex.

The best, showing the result of 1 minute 18.4 seconds, was the bay horse Dagbedev from the Akhalteke Horse Breeding Complex of the President of Turkmenistan, ridden by jockey R. Agamyradov.

In the second 1200-meter heat for the “Meleguş” prize of the oil and gas complex, the bay horse Artyk, presented to the competition by the Akhalteke Horse Breeding Complex of the President of Turkmenistan, was the winner. He covered the distance with master jockey M. Mammedov on its back in 1 minute 18.9 seconds.

In the third 1200-meter heat for the “Gelşikli” prize of the trade complex, the dark-dun horse Arka, also owned by the Akhalteke Horse Breeding Complex of the President of Turkmenistan, was the first to finish. The horse, ridden by master rider M. Agamyradov, finished on 1 minute 20.5 seconds.

The race distance for the “Ýanardag” prize of the transport and communications complex was 1400 meters. The bay horse Yagmyr from the “Baherden” horse breeding farm of the oil and gas complex of Turkmenistan with jockey J. Hydyrov on its back was the best, showing the result of 1 minute 31.8 seconds.

In the fifth 1400-meter heat, where competition was for the prize “Pereň” of the construction and industrial complex, the winner was the horse Gadam (Turkmen Agricultural University named after S.A. Niyazov), overcoming the distance in 1 minute 34 seconds with jockey O. Berdiyev.

The award in the sixth 1400-meter heat was the “Garader” prize of the agro-industrial complex. The first place in this competition was taken by the bay horse Dordepel, presented by the forestry enterprise of the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations. Its rider was Y. Saparov, and the result was 1 minute 29 seconds.

In the final seventh heat, there was a tense competition for the main prize of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the “Akhan” prize and the Challenge Cup. The horse Bezirgen, owned by the Akhalteke Horse Breeding Complex of the President of Turkmenistan was first to overcome the distance of 1600 meters. The horse, which was ridden by master rider B. Agamyradov, came to the finish in 1 minute 44.4 seconds.

Song and musical performances were organized between the heats. The audience could enjoy the melodies and songs of the bakhshi and artists, celebrating the glorious past and the grandiose transformations of the present.

During his stay at the International Akhalteke Equestrian Complex, the President of Turkmenistan held a number of bilateral meetings with foreign businessmen who arrived in our country to participate in the celebrations on the occasion of the National Holiday of the Turkmen Horse.

Among them were Chairman of the “Altkom” Financial and Industrial Group Alexander Tislenko, Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Construction Association “Interbudmontazh” Vladimir Petruk, and Director of the Company “Yugneftegaz” Igor Burkinsky.

During bilateral meetings, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, greeting the businessmen, thanked them for their constant participation in festive and other events held in Turkmenistan, a country of peace, friendship and mutual understanding.

During a bilateral meeting with Chairman of the “Altkom” Financial and Industrial Group Alexander Tislenko, priority areas for further partnership were touched upon, which, taking into account many years of successful experience of joint work in development of the transport sector, have great prospects.

Thus, during a meeting with the leader of the Ukrainian Construction Association “Interbudmontazh”, the head of state stressed that the concept for further development and improvement of Ashgabat opens up wide opportunities for continuing close joint work, focusing on the invariable requirements of the Turkmen party. The priority in this regard is strict compliance with the terms and quality of constructing facilities, the building of which requires using innovative engineering and technical solutions.

During the meeting with Director of the Company “Yugneftegaz” Igor Burkinsky, an exchange of views took place on promising areas of mutually beneficial cooperation in the context of specific projects and programs being carried out in our country in the oil and gas sector.

The businessman also confirmed the readiness of the company headed by him to share with Turkmen partners all its experience and potential, including in seismology.

At the end of the bilateral meetings, the businessmen expressed their sincere gratitude to President Serdar Berdimuhamedov for the all-round support provided for their work, assuring that the largest companies headed by them will continue to make every effort to fulfill their responsible undertakings in a quality and timely manner, contributing to the economic growth of Turkmenistan.

As part of today’s festivities, a ceremony was held to present valuable prizes on behalf of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov to the winners of festive competitions held this week such as the marathon and show jumping competitions.

The winner of the marathon was the horse Meshgur owned by the Akhalteke Horse Breeding Complex of the President of Turkmenistan, which, with rider O. Annaev, showed the best time of 2 hours 41 minutes 58 seconds. The first place in competitions in show jumping, the equestrian sport which is gaining popularity, was taken by the horse Toychi, owned by the Equestrian Sports Federation of Turkmenistan. Its jockey was N. Beglaryan.

Then the ceremony was held to award the winners of today’s races, who were presented with prizes, valuable gifts and large sums of money. In addition, the challenge Cup of the President of Turkmenistan and a diploma were awarded to the winner of the final heat.

Expressing sincere gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan for paying attention to the development of national horse breeding and equestrian sports, the jockeys assured that they would make every effort to preserve the famous national horse breeding traditions and further popularize the Akhalteke breed.

The festive races came to the end, but music was still sounding in the International Akhalteke Equestrian Complex, and the audience was exchanging opinions and sharing impressions.

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Festive events on the occasion of the National Holiday of the Turkmen Horse have been held today in all cities and villages of the Homeland. The program included concerts, exhibitions, literary, musical and poetry evenings, honoring horse breeders, trainers and riders of the country.

With the current celebrations and the large-scale consistent work being carried out under the leadership of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov to develop the national horse breeding school, Turkmenistan confidently declares itself as a major international horse breeding center that has given the world the beautiful Akhalteke horses, still preserving this heritage of world culture for future generations.

 

The President of Turkmenistan held a working meeting on improvement of the activity of the financial-economic sector

26.01.2022

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held a working meeting with participation of Deputy-Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, who supervise the financial and economic sector, minister of finance and economy and heads of banks. The agenda of the meeting included topical issues of further improvement of activity of the banking complex.

The head of the state discussed key aspects of development of the given sphere and the issues faced in this area with heads of the financial and economic sector.

The first floor was given to Deputy-Chairman of the Cabinet Serdar Berdimuhamedov,  who reported on preparation of the draft of the “National Program of Socio-Economic Development of Turkmenistan for 2022-2052: Revival of the New Epoch of the Sovereign State” jointly with ministries, sectoral departments, khyakimliks of Ashgabat city and regions in accordance with the instruction of the President of Turkmenistan and with a view of its submission at the extraordinary meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty. At present, the given work is at its final stage. 

In the meeting, the head of the state signed the Resolution to approve the composition of the Joint Turkmen-Tatar working group for trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation aimed at further development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation) from the Turkmen side as well as implementation of the Agreement on trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Minister of Finance and Economy M.Serdarov reported on the state of affairs in the institutions he supervises, fulfilment of the instructions given earlier by the head of the state to increase in the volume of investments, directed to development of economy. The information on the state support provided to successful solution of goals proceeding from the National rural redevelopment program was also delivered.

Further, Chairman of the Central Bank G.Mushshikov reported on the outcome of activities for the past year and measures planned for the year 2022. Fulfilment of the instructions given earlier by the head of the state for improvement of the work of banking institutions in accordance with requirements of modernity, introduction of the latest world practice and digital system were also reported. As was informed, practical steps aimed at intensification of international cooperation in the banking sphere and financing of important projects of the country are taken.

Within the framework of the working meeting, reports of heads of banking institutions on the work for realization of the goals faced at present and large-scale transformations with a view of introduction of the advanced practice in the activity of banks were also heard. 

The head of the state stated with satisfaction that in spite of the complex situation emerged in the world, the country maintains its stable macroeconomic position. It speaks clearly of the well-balanced budget and tax policy pursued in the country and realization of which facilitates achievement of great progress.

The economic growth is ensured sufficiently at a high and stable level. This index by the outcome of the past year has made up 6,2 per cent.

The country also keeps the financial and social stability, the President of Turkmenistan said noting that effective measures are taken for combat of external factors and work for adaptation of economy to external factors is carried out. As the leader of the nation underlined, the social sphere, to be more exact, the system of social protection of population is developed, transformations in the spheres of education and healthcare continue. 

An efficient work is carried out to implement the industrialization policy of the country, in particular, manufacture of import-replacing production and increase in the volume of export-oriented goods.

This has helped maintain competitiveness of many sectors of economy and diversify foreign trade transactions, the head of Turkmenistan continued his word. 

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also made an emphasis on the fact that dynamic paces of realization of large-scale regional and national investment projects and transformation of different branches of economy are also maintained. The leader of the nation also marked transformations made in the spheres of finance, tax and budget, monetary, foreign economic and pricing policy. 

Further, the leader of the nation set concrete tasks before institutions of the financial and economic complex.

Money should always function stable, the head of the state said. In this connection, at present, the main goal of the Central Bank and the entire banking system is to keep the balance of money in economy and to provide a regular control in this area.

One should improve the monetary policy of the country, management of financial assets, as well as ensure and rise an efficient use of loans directed to economy, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov continued his word.

The main goal of the monetary policy of Turkmenistan should be to strengthen the purchasing value of the national currency, to maintain industrial and innovative development of the country, the head of the state made an emphasis and underlined that one should provide key branches of economy, including priority spheres with enough funds. 

For enhancement of investment activity of the country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, one should continue to finance projects realized by small and medium size enterprises. In this regard, it is necessary to cooperate actively with international financial institutions, especially with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank and other financial institutions.

The head of the state also drew attention to the significance of control over implementation of measures stipulated in the adopted national programs in the sphere of banking system and coordination of activities in the given area.

In the Strategy of actions for development of Turkmenistan for 2022-2052, it is necessary to envisage rise of quality and a range of digital banking services provided for population, the leader of the nation said.

This year practical steps for further strengthening of economic potential of the country, maintaining of high paces of economic and social development should be taken, the head of the state pointed out, drawing attention to importance of rise of budget revenues and development of market relations in economy.

The leader of the nation made a special emphasis on proper preparation for organization of the extraordinary meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty in February, the current year. 

Having underlined that for determination of main areas of development of the independent country for the upcoming 30 years, it is necessary to develop the final draft of the “National Program of Socio-Economic Development of Turkmenistan for 2022-2052: Revival of the New Epoch of the Sovereign State”, the head of the state gave relevant authorities concrete instructions to this end.

Summing up the outcome of the working meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that new programs for development of the country will facilitate solution of issues connected with increase in the GDP volume, which in the long run, will enable to achieve rise of wellbeing and quality of social and living conditions of population and wished participants of the meeting great successes in fulfilment of the goals faced.

 

President of Turkmenistan held a working meeting via the digital system

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov held a working meeting via the digital system with the participation of the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers in charge of the agro-industrial complex, hyakims of the velayats and the city of Ashgabat, having discussed important issues of the country's socio-economic development, as well as the progress of seasonal agricultural work in the regions.

 

The head of state first called the hyakim of the city of Ashgabat R. Gandymov for direct communication.

The head of the capital administration reported on the state of affairs in the main city of the country, measures to maintain cleanliness and its improvement. In this context, information was given on the activities carried out by public utilities services, the fulfillment of the tasks set to accelerate the pace of work at the facilities under construction.

Summing up the report and emphasizing that the work carried out in Ashgabat should be exemplary in all respects, the head of state noted the need to intensify the construction of facilities in the city. In this regard, the tasks of creating green zones and proper organization of the activities of public utilities should be carried out at the proper level, the President of the country said.

Along with this, the head of state Serdar Berdimuhamedov stressed that the hyakims of the capital's etraps should keep the development of the country's main city under constant control. Speaking about the primary importance of the modernization of roads, the President of Turkmenistan addressed the hyakim with relevant instructions on this matter.

Having also focused on the work of retail outlets, the head of Turkmenistan addressed a number of instructions to improve the quality and cultural level of public services.

In continuation of the working meeting on the digital system, the President of the country, turning to the issue of ongoing seasonal agricultural campaigns these days, heard the report of the hyakim of Ahal velayat Ya. Gurbanov.

The head of the regional administration reported on the state of affairs on agricultural land, in particular, on the measures taken aimed at the qualitative and timely completion of cotton sowing, the cultivation of high yields of potatoes, onions and other vegetable and melon crops, as well as the organized cocoon production season.

In addition, information was given on the systematic work carried out in accordance with the adopted state programs, on the construction of social and industrial facilities, residential buildings, roads, water and sewerage treatment facilities in the velayat.

Information was also given on the preparation of events planned on the occasion of upcoming significant dates, in particular, the National Day of the Turkmen Horse.

Speaking about the importance of completing construction works in the region on time and with high quality, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov demanded that special attention be paid to the construction of a multidisciplinary hospital, which is one of the urgent requirements of the time.

The head of state ordered to ensure a high level of organization of events scheduled on the occasion of significant dates, in particular, the National Day of the Turkmen Horse.

Hyakim of the Balkan velayat T. Atakhalliyev, who then spoke, expressed gratitude to the President of the country on behalf of the residents of the velayat for the opening of a multidisciplinary hospital and the laying of new residential buildings, which became significant events in the life of the coastal region.

Further, the head of the administration reported on the state of affairs in the region, the large-scale measures taken to organize the sowing of cotton, as well as the successful implementation of the instructions previously given by the head of state on the cultivation of generous harvests of potatoes, onions and other vegetable and melon crops.

Information was also given on the preparations for the celebrations dedicated to significant dates, with special attention paid to the cultural program of events planned on the occasion of the National holiday of the Turkmen horse, widely celebrated in the Balkan region this year.

Summing up the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov focused on the importance of organizing seasonal agricultural work in accordance with today's requirements and agricultural standards. In this context, it is necessary to properly control weeds and pests that negatively affect the vegetation of cereals, while effectively using the capabilities of bio-enterprises operating in the region.

Focusing on the importance of ensuring a high level of organization of events for the National Holiday of the Turkmen Horse, which will be held in the equestrian center of the Balkan velayat, the President of the country addressed the hyakim with relevant instructions.

The working meeting via the digital system continued with the report of the hyakim of the Dashoguz Velayat N. Nazarmyradov, who reported on the pace of seasonal agricultural work in the region, including the care of grain, as well as practical steps aimed at high-quality and timely sowing of cotton.

The head of the administration reported on the complex measures being taken on the agricultural fields to obtain high yields of potatoes, onions and other vegetables and gourds, the measures taken to ensure the organized cocoon production season.

After listening to the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov stressed the importance of the responsible approach of farmers to cotton sowing and compliance with the quality of work, which will be the key to a future rich harvest. In wheat fields, measures must be taken to combat weeds and pests. It is also necessary, in accordance with agrotechnical standards, to use the capabilities of bio-enterprises, as this is an urgent requirement of the time, the head of state noted and gave the hyakim a number of specific instructions.

The head of state instructed to provide high-level training in the velayat for the National Day of the Turkmen Horse.

Further, the hyakim of the Lebap velayat Sh. Amangeldiev reported on the ongoing activities in the sown areas of the region, in particular, on the care of grain crops in accordance with agrotechnical standards and large-scale work aimed at timely and high-quality cotton sowing.

The hyakim informed the head of state about the progress in fulfilling the previously given instructions related to obtaining high yields and caring for potatoes, onions and other fruit and vegetable crops. Every effort is being made to carry out the cocoon production season at the proper level.

The head of the regional administration reported on measures to implement the National Rural Program and the Program for the socio-economic development of the country for 2019-2025, as well as to increase the pace of construction of various facilities in the velayat. In addition, the hyakim reported on the preparation of events on the occasion of the National Day of the Turkmen Horse.

After listening to the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov focused on the need to care for grain crops and cotton sowing at the proper level and instructed to properly organize the fight against agricultural pests and weeds. At the same time, it is necessary to effectively use the capabilities of bio-enterprises available in the velayat.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov ordered to ensure a high level of organization of events dedicated to the National Day of the Turkmen Horse.

Hyakim of the Mary velayat D. Annaberdiev reported on the progress of field work in the region, including the organized and high-quality cotton sowing in accordance with agricultural standards, as well as the care of wheat crops.

The report reported on the measures taken to ensure high yields of potatoes, onions and other vegetable and melon crops, as well as an organized cocoon production season.

In accordance with the National Rural Program, the construction of social facilities, residential buildings and roads, water treatment and sewerage facilities is being carried out at a high pace in the velayat.

The head of the velayat administration reported on the preparation of solemn events on the occasion of the National holiday of the Turkmen horse.

After listening to the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov stressed the importance of timely and high-quality spring field work. Organized care for grain crops and cotton sowing on schedule are the requirements of the present time. Along with this, in accordance with the rules of agricultural technology, it is necessary to carry out work to combat pests of agricultural crops and weeds.

Noting that today special attention is paid to the issues of ensuring food abundance, increasing the volume of production of vegetable and melon products, the Head of the State addressed the Hyakim with a number of specific assignments in this regard.

As President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted, the urgent requirement of the day is to ensure high quality and timely commissioning of various facilities under construction.

Then, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev reported on the progress of seasonal field work in the country as a whole.

To lay the foundations for a high yield of wheat, these days the crops are carefully cared for, watered and fertilized with mineral fertilizers. In addition, the fight against agricultural pests has been launched.

The vice-premier also informed that silkworm caterpillars are being cared for in Akhal, Lebap and Mary velayats, and high-quality grena has been harvested in Balkan velayat, which is distributed among silkworm breeders. In Dashoguz velayat, taking into account the climatic conditions of the region, silkworm caterpillars will be cared for on April 26.

Noting that the state is investing huge funds in the development of the agro-industrial complex, the vice-premier assured the head of Turkmenistan that rural workers, effectively using the opportunities provided, will do everything in their power to successfully solve the tasks set. The Deputy Prime Minister also reported on the ongoing planned preparations for the upcoming National Day of the Turkmen Horse.

After listening to the report, the President of the country noted that seasonal field work must meet the requirements and be carried out within the established agrotechnical terms and with high quality. Particular attention should be paid to the care of crops, the fight against crop pests, weeds, which must be carried out properly. At the same time, it is necessary to effectively use the possibilities of bio-enterprises available in the country.

The head of state noted the importance of obtaining high yields of potatoes, onions and other fruits and vegetables in all velayats of the country, in connection with which the vice-premier was given specific instructions.

It is also necessary to make every effort to organize the harvesting season of silkworm cocoons and successfully fulfill the planned plans for the production of this valuable raw material. The Deputy Prime Minister was also given a number of instructions on this matter.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov focused on the organization of high-level events on the occasion of the National Day of the Turkmen Horse, which is held on the last Sunday of April, having addressed the Vice-premier with specific instructions.

The head of state noted the importance of the socio-economic development of the regions in accordance with the requirements of today, as well as a comprehensive approach to high-quality seasonal field work.

Concluding the working meeting via the digital system, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished the participants good health, family well-being and great success in their work for the further prosperity of the sovereign Motherland.