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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.

Joint statement

of the Heads of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Events in the Kyrgyz Republic The events taking place in fraternal Kyrgyzstan cause our serious concern.

Christine Weigand: “Scheduled immunisation in Turkmenistan fully complies with WHO recommendations.”

Cooperation between Turkmenistan and international organisations in the field of public health became the topic of a regular briefing held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which ended with the official ceremony of signing the Plan for the Procurement of Vaccines and Equipment for 2021–2025 under the standard Memorandum of Understanding on the provision of procurement services between the Government of Turkmenistan and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)”, signed on August 28, 2015. Speakers at the briefing, the top officials of the Ministry of Health and the Medical Industry and also representatives of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation and the European Union, dwelt upon the priorities of international cooperation in the field of health care, focusing on issues of immunoprophylaxis.

Routes Leading Us to the World

President of TurkmenistanGurbanguly Berdimuhamedov:The favourable location of Turkmenistan at a key crossroads of the Eurasian continent opens up great prospects for the effective use of its transport potential in ensuring global development. Having proclaimed its independence, Turkmenistan, as a sovereign and full-fledged member of the world community, began to pursue its independent foreign policy and to establish diplomatic relations and trade and economic ties with other countries. With receiving free access to the world, special importance was attached to the development of the national transport infrastructure and its integration into the regional system. Turkmenistan initially and today realises its national interests through the policy of positive neutrality and open-doors imbued with the ideals of peace and equal and mutually beneficial cooperation.

President of Turkmenistan congratulates new Prime Minister of Japan

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Yoshihide Suga on his election as Prime Minister of Japan. “I am confident that under your leadership, Japan will reach new heights in political and socio-economic development, strengthen its authority in the international arena”, emphasized the Turkmen leader in his address.

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

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov. Greeting the head of the largest region of Russia, the Turkmen leader congratulated him on re-election as the President of Tatarstan, emphasizing that his convincing victory in the elections vividly proves the high confidence and support for the course, pursued by Rustam Minnikhanov with the aim to ensure social and political stability and economic growth in the republic.

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

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Italy Sergio Mattarella. Warmly greeting each other, the heads of two states expressed satisfaction with the opportunity to discuss priority directions of Turkmen – Italian relations, which are built on the principles of equality, respect and constructiveness, in personal conversation.

Co-operation for years

Burc Turkmen is situated in Turkmenistan and represents more than 25 multinational companies. Burc Turkmen is involved in sales, installation, technical support services in the fields such as Airport Electronic Systems and Ground Support equipment, Security Systems, Environmental, Meteorological, Laboratory Systems and equipment, Telecommunication systems and equipment, Radars, Satellite Communication systems in Turkmenistan. Having its own offices, warehouses and service facilities in Turkmenistan and providing all technical and logistic support, the technical department of Burc Turkmen consists of highly qualified and well trained engineers which deal with installation, maintenance, repair and training.

Dedicated to the anniversary

The marathon of events devoted to the 25th anniversary of the status of permanent neutrality of our state, recognised by the Community of Nations and enshrined in the Resolutions “On the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan” adopted in 1995 and 2015, continues on the initiative of the embassies and missions of Turkmenistan. The following digest of events is based on the articles on the website launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan as an official resource of the upcoming High-Level International Conference “Policy of Neutrality and Its Role in Ensuring International Peace, Security and Sustainable Development” to be held in Ashgabat on December 12, 2020. Pakistan. The Embassy of Turkmenistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Centre for Global and Strategic Studies of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan jointly organised a webinar entitled “Neutrality of Turkmenistan – the mechanism of socioeconomic prosperity and interregional cooperation” to mark the anniversary. Turkmen diplomats, researchers and the

Turkmenistan–WHO: Promoting Partnerships

The World Health Organisation mission arrived in Turkmenistan on a Turkmenhowayollary charter flight from Frankfurt am Main (Germany) to work jointly with the Government and national experts on various aspects of COVID-19 preparedness and response. The mission is led by Dr Catherine Smallwood, Senior Emergency Officer, WHO Regional Office for Europe. Our country has done its best to make this visit possible. At one of the recent briefings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, it was noted that “this is the principled position of Turkmenistan – a visit of international experts, their joint work with national experts and an objective assessment of the current situation in Turkmenistan. Our country will ensure the arrival of the expert group and its departure for Europe. For this, Turkmenistan is ready to provide all necessary resources, including transport.”