President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov: Energy security, transport and ecology are the main spheres of regional cooperation

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has taken part as an honorary guest in unofficial Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council) in online format by the invitation of the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Yolbasy, Honorary Chairman of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States Nursultan Nazarbayev. It is worth to remind that this international organization was established in October 2009. At present time, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Turkey are the members of the Turkic Council. Hungary has a status of observer in this organization.

Dialogue for development and cooperation

The progressive realisation of the peaceful foreign-policy strategy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov finds its practical embodiment on the example of concrete achievements in the development of fruitful cooperation on the world arena, primarily within the framework of authoritative international organisations. The head of Turkmenistan is known to pay special attention to its comprehensive expansion and deepening within the framework of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO), which is an effective platform for constructive dialogue in the regional dimension and meets the long-term interests of its member states. At present, Turkmenistan in its international activities places a particular emphasis on the economic aspect of neutrality. This is especially evident in the context of developing cooperation with regional organisations. In the concept of good-neighbourliness, Turkmenistan puts not just geographic proximity and historical commonality, but also a specific geopolitical and geo-economic meaning. Our country persistently promotes the idea of joint development of models of political and economic cooperation in Central Asia and the Caspian region, proposing and supporting big projects with the participation of various states. In addition to well-known projects to optimise and expand pipeline routes, these are proposals in the field of energy, water use and co

Following the course of constructive cooperation

Among the strategic vectors of the foreign policy of Turkmenistan is its wide and multi-format interaction with the UN and other international and regional organisations, aimed at using the joint potential in the interests of the sustainable development of all countries. Since 1992, Turkmenistan has been a member of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO), a regional association that also includes Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In March 2021, at the 14th ECO Summit, the chairmanship passed to Turkmenistan. As the President of Turkmenistan noted in his speech at the forum, our country regarded that as a responsible and high mission, and in the developed Conception, it had determined priority areas to which special attention would be paid. In the history of modern Turkmenistan, the Economic Cooperation Organisation has played a very important role. On March 14, 1995, the 3rd summit of the ECO member states was held in Islamabad and the well-known Islamabad Declaration was adopted. In it, the participating countries welcomed the statement of Turkmenistan on the proclamation of neutrality and expressed their readiness to fully support Turkmenistan in that intention. Following the ECO countries, the choice of Turkmenistan was supported by other states. The fact that the idea of neutrality was put for

Key Aspects of Partnerships Expanded

Turkmenistan and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have recently signed the Co-Financing Agreement for the 2021–2025 Country Programme. The official online ceremony was held within the framework of the International Conference entitled “Turkmenistan and the United Nations: Cooperation for Peace and Trust” that marked the 29th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s accession to the UN. In particular, the Co-Financing Agreement was signed between the Government of Turkmenistan and UNFPA. The parties signed the work plan for 2021 under the programme component aimed at strengthening mechanisms for youth participation in implementing the national youth policy and advancing gender equality between the Ministry of Sport and Youth Policy of Turkmenistan and UNFPA. After the end of the forum, held with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the UNFPA Country Office, the UNFPA Country Director for Turkmenistan Ms. Giullia Vallese commented on the event in an interview with the newspaper correspondent.

President of Turkmenistan receives President of ARETI International Group

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received President of ARETI International Group, member of the Steering Committee of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Igor Makarov. The main topic of discussion was the preparation for the upcoming UCI Track Cycling World Championship to be held on October 13-17, 2021, the organization of which is entrusted to the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs of Turkmenistan together with the Cycling Federation and the International Cycling Union (UCI).

The President of Turkmenistan and Foreign Minister of Turkey discuss priorities of interstate dialog

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu. Having expressed sincere gratitude for the spared time, the guest conveyed cordial greetings of President of Turkey Recep Tayip Erdogan to the head of the state and addressed best wishes to fraternal Turkmen people. At the same time, the commitment of Turkish side to traditionally friendly relations with Turkmenistan, which are successfully developed in all directions, has been confirmed.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participates in the ECO summit

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in work of the XIV Summit of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) held in online format at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayip Erdogan. Taking into account the situation in the world, the agenda of the high-level session included special emphasis on development of regional economic partnership in the period after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The wisdom of our esteemed President opens the way to the world

On the first days of 2021, announced as the year «Turkmenistan - Homeland of Peace and Trust» in which the 30th Anniversary of our Independence will be celebrated, glorious events written in golden letters in history, such as putting in commissioning of the 30 km. long «Akina-Andhoy» railroad, construction of the 153 km. long 500 kilovolt power electric transformation complex along the Kerki-Shibirgan Route, putting into operation of the Ymamanazar-Akina and Serhetabad-Turgundy fibre-optical international communication complex between our countries, and also the opening ceremony of the gas-compressor station in the «Malay» gas field located in the Charjev district brightly showed the reality about realization of great works giving an impetus to securing of the well-being of the present and future generations, strengthening friendly-fraternal relations and goodwill co-operation in the world and development of countries. As it was underlined by our esteemed President in his historic speech during the television space bridge which connected the participants of the ceremony in Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on the 14th of January, these large projects, intended for general goal; for giving powerful impetus to long term development of our countries and for supporting it, are aimed at prosperity and well-being of the Turkmen and Afghan peoples. Telling

Transport diplomacy: Cooperation for Sustainable Diplomacy

In the context of the integration of all aspects of the life of states and peoples, the transport and communication sector is recognised as an integral factor of sustainable development, directly influencing the growth of states’ economies and the quality of life of the population, stability and balance of world economic relations. In this regard, cooperation in the transport sector is a special topic on the international agenda. Being the heart of the Great Silk Road for many centuries, Turkmenistan pays great attention to this issue. This was reiterated by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a working meeting on the development of the transport and communication complex, held on February 6, 2021. As the head of state noted, that route was being revived in a new quality and the transport and communications sector played a special role in restoring that route. The government of the country was instructed to “continue activities for the further implementation of the transport diplomacy of the Turkmen state located at a convenient crossroads of Central Asia and Europe.” UN Resolution – Basis for Multilateral Dialogue

Based on Constructive Development

The results of the meeting of the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the delegation of the Political Office of the Taliban Movement, held in Ashgabat on February 6, caused great public, political and international resonance. They once again confirm the indisputable fact that the basis for the strengthening and further development of the modern architecture of international relations is nothing more than peace and trust. The history of relations between two neighbouring peoples, united by common traditions, customs, culture and spiritual and moral values, is known to take its origins from the depths of centuries. Being a neutral state, Turkmenistan has been actively pursuing a policy of peace and open doors for nearly thirty years, aimed at cooperation with neighbouring countries, both in the interests of the region and entire humanity. At the same time, our country is a supporter of ensuring peace, security and sustainable development in Afghanistan, initiating an exclusively peaceful resolution of intra-Afghan problems on the basis of political means and a broad national dialogue.