Priority positions of Turkmenistan at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Preamble Turkmenistan regards the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly as an important stage in the consistent consolidation of international efforts in addressing key issues on the global agenda, the establishment of the central and coordinating role of the UN in preserving and strengthening global peace, stability and security and the complete implementation of the declared Sustainable Development Goals.

A videoconference

As is known, Turkmenistan develops the sports and youth policy and gathers the international experience in this context. The President of Turkmenistan has created perfect opportunities to bring the Turkmen sports to the world level, to encourage the young people to do physical education and sports. This impressive work contributes to the international cooperation. The videoconference, attended by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport of the Kingdom of Morocco Othman El Ferdaous, the Minister of Sport and Youth Policy of Turkmenistan G.Agamyradov and the Minister of Culture of Turkmenistan A.Shamyradov, has been recently held to establish multifaceted cooperation between Turkmenistan and African countries.

Security Priorities — the Foundations of the Neutrality of Our Motherland

Over the years of the independent development of Turkmenistan, the principle of neutrality, which underlies both domestic and foreign policies of our country and is enshrined in its Basic Law, has firmly established itself in world politics and diplomacy as an effective and promising model of international cooperation. That is why, Turkmenistan actively uses the economic, environmental, humanitarian and other components of its foreign policy in its relations with the outside world. Moreover, the leader of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov consistently puts forward an increasing number of large-scale foreign-policy initiatives aimed at strengthening peace, security and sustainable development, and they are widely recognised in the world community, making an increasingly significant contribution to solving regional and global problems facing humanity. For example, the complex processes taking place in the world in recent years are undoubtedly leading to the rise in tension and a declining level of trust among nations. It is known that Turkmenistan has always considered and continues to consider it counterproductive and futile to resolve disputes by force and consistently advocates the solution of all issues by political and diplomatic means. That is why, the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the Resolution “International Year of Peace and Trust, 2

President Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOV: There is no such question, which we could not solve jointly

A Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia Held in Turkmenistan On August 6, the Third Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia, chaired by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, was held on the Caspian coast, in the Avaza national tourism zone. The Avaza Congress Centre became the venue for the High-Level Forum, to participate in which the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in our country.

Turkmen-Tajik relations have reached a new level of development

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov left for a working trip to the Balkan velayat to participate in the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia, which was held in the Avaza National Tourist Zone on August 6. In the morning, the national leader arrived at the capital city’s International Airport, where the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, being in our country on a state visit, arrived then.

The Pre­si­dent of Turk­me­nis­tan received the Am­bas­sa­dor Extraor­di­na­ry and Ple­ni­po­ten­tia­ry of the Uni­ted Arab Emi­ra­tes

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Alhay Hamad Khamis Al-Hameli, who presented his credentials to the head of state. Expressing sincere gratitude for the time allotted, the diplomat conveyed to the leader of the nation cordial greetings and best wishes from the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and members of the family of the Sheikhs of the United Arab Emirates, confirming his country’s commitment to the constructive interstate dialogue meeting common interests. As the Ambassador stressed, it was a great honour for him to represent the United Arab Emirates in Turkmenistan pursuing a peaceful and creative policy based on the status of permanent neutrality and demonstrating the progressive dynamics of socioeconomic development.

President of Turkmenistan received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Turkmenistan Saeed bin Osman Ahmed Sweid who presented his credentials. Expressing deep gratitude for the time allocated for that personal meeting, the diplomat conveyed to the head of the Turkmen state warm greeting words from the Servant of the Two Noble Sanctuaries King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, who addressed sincere wishes of peace and prosperity to the Turkmen leader and the people of the country.

Turkmenistan – Japan: Following the course of strategic partnership

Turkmen Delegation Holds Important Meetings in Tokyo and Participates in the Opening of the Olympic Games During the visit of a representative Turkmen delegation headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers S. Berdimuhamedov, which was sent to the capital city of Japan in accordance with the Order of the President of Turkmenistan to participate in the official opening ceremony of the XXXII Summer Olympic Games, a number of important bilateral meetings to discuss issues of interstate cooperation were held.

Transregional interrelatedness – new economic reality

The prospects of the model of mutually beneficial connectivity of Central and South Asia were discussed by the participants in the International High-Level Conference entitled “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity, Opportunities and Challenges”, which was held in Tashkent on July 15-16. The forum brought together 600 representatives from about 50 countries of the world. The agenda included issues of developing cooperation in the transport, logistics, energy, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres. The delegation of Turkmenistan also took part in the work of the conference and events on its side-lines. Central and South Asia are unique regions of the planet both in terms of their geographical location and resource and human potentials. The fact that in political and geographical terms South Asia includes, among others, countries such as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, speaks for itself. The geographical position of the Central Asian region makes it a transport and transit crossroads along the South – North and East–West routes, the depths of the region store valuable deposits of hydrocarbons and rare metals, and hydro resources make up a very significant part of the world ones. Economically, Central and South Asia are the fastest growing regions in the world today.

Sphere of transportation and logistics — priority vector of economy

The favourable geographical position of Turkmenistan, the formation of regional and international transport corridors in the country and its transformation into a large transit and logistics centre create new opportunities for the development of the national economy. The country is becoming a transport and logistics hub for Central Asia. Promoting this conception, the national leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasises the formation of a modern ramified transport and logistics system is one of the priorities of state policy aimed at the progressive socioeconomic development of the country and the establishment of broad regional and international cooperation. One of the main directions of the economic strategy of Turkmenistan is the creation of an extensive transport and logistics infrastructure in the country as an important factor in the economic and social development of the country. In this sphere, large-scale projects, including those for the modernisation of existing roads and the construction of new roads and railways, the radical renovation and expansion of the material and technical base of aviation and shipping, initiated by the esteemed President, have been successfully implemented. Pursuing the open-doors policy, Turkmenistan consistently strives for transport unification in the entire Eurasian space through modern logistics. The favourable geographical position pr