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President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov conducted a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on the results of the activities of the Government for seven months of the current year via digital video communication in videoconference mode, at which relevant reports were made, and issues of the further socioeconomic development of the country were discussed. * * *

Neutrality as a political and legal status

The adoption by the United Nations General Assembly for the first time in its practice of a unique document – the Resolution “Permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan” on December 12, 1995, and the policy of positive neutrality pursued by Turkmenistan have fundamentally enriched the theory and practice of this important institution of international law. By adopting the Resolution, the Community of Nations expressed the universal recognition of the peaceful foreign policy of the Turkmen state, which is capable of making its significant contribution to the peaceful development of international relations and ensuring regional security. The Resolution “On permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan” indicates Turkmenistan’s striving for playing an active and positive role in the development of peaceful, friendly and mutually beneficial relations with the countries of the region and states of the entire world. The document also expresses the recognition and support of the status of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan on the part of all members of the Community of Nations and calls upon states to respect and support this status, while also respecting the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov holds the session of the Constitutional Commission

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held video conference session of the Constitutional Commission for development and compilation of proposal related to amendments and addendums of the Constitution of Turkmenistan, which was established according to the Decree of the Head of the State singed in September last year. Opening the session and addressing the members of the Constitutional Commission, the Head of the State noted that very important event in life of the country, historical session of the People’s Council, where new stage of constitutional reforms in the country have been started and initiatives about improvement of the Main Law of Turkmenistan have been made, took place on September 25, 2019.

Outcomes of seven months and perspectives of social and economic development of the country discussed at the session of the Government

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to outcomes of work of the Government for seven months. Having announced the agenda, the Head of Turkmenistan gave floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G.Mushikov who reported on macroeconomic indicators for January – July, which show stable growth in all branches.

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President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov conducted a working meeting via digital video communication with the participation of the hyakims of the velayats and the capital city. The issues of implementation of the strategy of the socioeconomic development of the country, the course of seasonal agricultural campaigns and the preparation for the forthcoming holidays and significant events were discussed. * * *

Outcomes of activity of security forces of Turkmenistan in January – July reviewed at the session of the State Security Council

President, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, Army General Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held video conference session of the State Security Council. The agenda included outcomes of work performed by military and law enforcement agencies for seven months of the year as well as provision of security and peace in independent state, further strengthening of equipment and facility base and improvement of activity of security forces.

Environment protection - care of current and future generation

Environment protection has been defined as a priority of the government policy pursued by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. This vector is also specified among the main aspects of foreign course of Turkmenistan. Being an active members of international dialog in this direction, our country stands for intensification and expansion of positive cooperation with all interested partners, especially in the United Nations format. Ratified environment protection documents of the UN about biological diversity, on combating desertification, climate change, protection of ozone layer, protection and use of transboundary water courses and international lakes, protection of the UNESCO world cultural and natural heritage, Framework Convention on protection of Caspian Sea environment and Ramsar Convention on wetlands as well as dozens of projects implemented with the UN Development Programme, UN Environment Programme, Global Ecological Fund are bright examples of this.

Priorities of social and economic development of the regions and capital of the country discussed at video conference session

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held video conference working session with participation of the heads of regional and capital administrations. The agenda included realization of the strategy of social and economic development of the country, seasonal agricultural works and preparation to coming holidays. First, the Head of the State has called Mayor of Ashgabat Ya. Gylyjov who reported on fulfilment of assignments for development of the capital given earlier by the Leader of the Nation, rates of construction of facilities, which are planned to be opened on occasion of the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of the country.

Dedicated to jubilee date

In commemoration of the historic event for the Turkmen people and the Community of Nations, various events are organised in the country and abroad this year held under the motto “Turkmenistan – the Home of Neutrality”. They were started in Ashgabat by holding an International Conference entitled “Turkmenistan and International Organisations: Cooperation for Peace and Development” with the participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on January 14, 2020. The culmination of the chain of events will be a high-level international conference entitled “Policy of Neutrality and Its Importance in Ensuring International Peace, Security and Sustainable Development”, which is to be held in the capital of Turkmenistan on December 12, 2020. According to the website of the Conference, the editorial board of the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper has prepared another digest of events organised abroad by the diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan to mark the 25th anniversary of the status of permanent neutrality.

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A telephone conversation between the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan took place. * * *