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The President of Turkmenistan receive the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea

On January 7, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Turkmenistan Shin Sung-Chul. Presenting his credentials, the diplomat congratulated the Head of the State and people of our country on New Year 2021, which was declared as International Year of Peace and Trust by the special resolution of the UN General Assembly at the initiative of Turkmenistan, as well as conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov from the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in.

Telephone conversation between President of Turkmenistan and President of Turkey

On January 1, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had a telephone conversation. Warmly greeting each other, the leaders of the two countries congratulated each other on the New Year, wishing health, happiness, great success in all undertakings in the name of prosperity of the people of Turkmenistan and Turkey.

Turkmenistan – OSCE: Together for Stability and Security

The year 2020 is going down in history. It is customary to sum up the results and to assess past events. On December 21, a video briefing was held jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, with the participation of national partners and representatives of international organisations and the diplomatic corps of the OSCE member states on projects planned for joint implementation in 2021. Following the results of the outgoing year, the Head of the OSCE Centre in Turkmenistan, Ambassador Natalya DROZD gave an interview to our correspondent Irina Imamkuliyeva. NT: “For Turkmenistan, 2020 was marked by the celebration, together with the entire world community, of the 25th anniversary of the international recognition of the status of permanent neutrality. The neutrality of Turkmenistan has become a significant factor for the development of broad partnerships with authoritative international organisations. What events would you mark as the main ones in the outgoing year in the context of the anniversary of Turkmenistan’s neutrality?”

Successful Start of a New Stage of Cooperation

The first year of the project “Development of a Master Programme in the Management of Industrial Entrepreneurship for Transition Countries” (MIETC) of the European Commission Programme Erasmus+ is coming to an end. In the implementation of this project initiative, employees of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, the Centre of Technologies under it and representatives of two higher educational institutions, the Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management and the Turkmen State Institute of Finance, are involved from the Turkmen party. The Project Coordinator from European party is the University of Santiago de Compostela (Kingdom of Spain), and from the Turkmen side, it is the Academy of Sciences Turkmenistan. The aim of the project is to strengthen the academic potential of higher educational institutions in the field of industrial entrepreneurship in Central Asia by developing and implementing an interdisciplinary Master’s programme and establishing sustainable cooperation among partner universities. Other important directions are increasing the level of competencies and skills of students and young lecturers by developing innovative curricula in accordance with international standards, improving quality of higher education and increasing its relevance for labour market and society.

Telephone conversation between the President of Turkmenistan and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Telephone conversation between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been held on December 21. Having warmly greeted each other, the heads of two friendly countries expressed their satisfaction with the opportunity to share the opinions on the conditions and future of interstate cooperation, which meets fundamental interests of Turkmen and Uzbek people as well as to discuss some directions of international and regional policy.

Speech of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the session of the Heads of the states of the Commonwealth of Independent States

Dear Shavkat Miromonovich! Dear Heads of the States!

The Leader of the Nation participates in the session of the Council of the Heads of the CIS countries

On December 18, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has taken part in the session of the Council of the Heads of the States of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which was held in video conference format. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kasym-Jomart Tokayev, Acting President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Speaker of the Parliament Talant Mamytov, President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon, Presidenf of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomaly Rahmon have also taken part in the current session of the Council of the Heads of the CIS states, which was held chaired by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Customs control: to the level of innovative management

In the context of the development of multilateral cooperation and the integration of Turkmenistan into world economic relations, our country, under the leadership of the esteemed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, is actively moving towards digitalisation of the activities of the State Customs Service. In cooperation with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and with the active participation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), an automated system of customs data, ASYCUDA World, has been introduced into the system of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan. The system will become the main platform for the phased implementation of the single- window performance of export-import operations. On October 13, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, UNDP and UNCTAD signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to promote the implementation of the project. Our correspondent talks with Atamurad RAHMANOV, head at the department of law and international relations of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan, about the prospects of modernising the organisational and management activities of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan. NT: “The digital agenda is being actively discussed today in the format of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Transport, including that in the areas of the harmonisation of legal customs procedures

Video address of the President of Turkmenistan to participants of the International Forum for Northern Economic Cooperation

Your Excellency the President of the Republic of Korea! Esteemed Mr. Moon Jae-in!

An Important Step to Access to World Markets

The foreign-policy course of Turkmenistan is based on the principles of peacefulness, good neighbourliness and equal and mutually beneficial cooperation with all interested foreign partners. Moreover, the foreign policy of Turkmenistan is a logical continuation of the domestic policy and is regulated by the international legal status of permanent neutrality, recognised by the United Nations. This fully contributes to constructive mutually beneficial cooperation with all foreign partners. An important step to enter the international economic strata is a landmark event in the life of our state – Turkmenistan’s accession to the World Trade Organisation in observer status. This status is to contribute to the dynamic economic growth of Turkmenistan, to strengthen its positions in foreign trade, to promote multilateral cooperation, to attract foreign investments and to develop international trade relations. This also relates to the development of commercial and trading strategies, including their successful realisation.