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Free. Open. Democratic

— international observers on the elections of deputies of the Mejlis and members of local representative bodies of power The leaders and representatives of the Observation Missions from the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the Organisation of Turkic States announced their conclusions and assessments at press conferences for national media and foreign news agencies. According to the general opinion of international observers, the elections of deputies of the Mejlis and members of the velayat, etrap and city halk maslahaty and Gengeshes were held in accordance with the current national electoral legislation and generally recognised norms for holding democratic elections. The Observation Missions recognised the elections in Turkmenistan on March 26 as free, open and valid. Press conferences were held at the Garagum Hotel.

Cotton Planting Campaign Launched in Turkmenistan

An important agricultural campaign, cotton planting, has been launched in the country. In accordance with the schedule announced by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov at the sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers on March 17, cotton growers of the Ahal, Balkan, Lebap and Mary velayats started planting cotton on March 24. Farmers in the Dashoguz velayat joined them on March 29. Cotton farming is one of the leading sectors of Turkmenistan’s agroindustrial sector, which plays an important role in the implementation of the state import substitution and export promotion programmes.

Transport — an Important Link of Business Cooperation

Being an important link of major international transit corridors, Turkmenistan actively establishes mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign countries and international structures. A wide range of issues related to cooperation in the transport sector is included in the agenda of almost all business forums. In March, the Turkmenistan–Tatarstan business forum was held in Ashgabat. In the context of building up trade and economic cooperation and mutual trade in accordance with the existing potential, both parties expressed their readiness for close cooperation in the transport and logistics sector. As it was emphasised at the Forum, the relations with the Republic of Tatarstan occupy an important place in the bilateral partnership between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation. This cooperation develops consistently and on a systematic basis in line with the Declaration on deepening the strategic partnership between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation, signed by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last June, and the agreements concluded. The key areas of the multifaceted dialogue between Turkmenistan and Tatarstan are the fuel and energy complex, the textile industry, agriculture, machine- and shipbuilding and transport. The solid and wide composition of the representatives of the business community of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan and the

Subject Olympiads and Science Competitions Are in Full Swing

The bright embodiment of this year’s slogan “Happy Youth with Arkadag Serdar” is the impressive numerous achievements of students and schoolchildren – the participants in various science and education competitions on a national and international scale. Record number of participants

Moscow Hosts 15th Congress of Eurasian Universities Union

The delegation of Magtymguly Turkmen State University participated in the 15th Congress of the Eurasian Universities Union that took place recently in the capital of the Russian Federation, Moscow. The venue for the forum was Lomonosov Moscow State University. In an interview with our newspaper, the Turkmen participants of the Congress – Head of the Research Department, Candidate of History Murad Hojakuliyev and a leading specialist of the Advanced Training Department Bayramgeldy Annaklychev spoke about the goals of the trip and the issues on the agenda of the forum. On May 19, 1992, Magtymguly Turkmen State University joined the Eurasian Universities Union that was established on the initiative of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Since its inception, the Union has held 15 congresses in Moscow, Kyiv, Baku, Ashgabat, Kazan, Minsk and Astana. Today, the Eurasian Universities Union (EAU) includes the national universities of all the CIS states, major regional universities and higher educational institutions of the Eurasian countries.

Turkmen Land Abounds with Talents

The wealth of folk crafts is a tangible reflection of the spiritual wealth of cultural heritage, long history and sustainability of national traditions and customs. Human talent and variety of national traditions can be seen in the warm patterns of a solar felt mat koshma, the scattering of gems on the metal basis of Turkmen women’s jewellery that has no analogues, the viscous sound of the tuyduk and the originality of embroidery on the wedding cape kurte. Representatives of crafts, members of folk dance groups, craftsmen in sheepskin processing, tailoring of national robes and telpek headdresses, carpet weavers and felt makers often cheer their fellow countrymen in velayats with their art of dancing and singing during the festive events and state exhibitions. At these moments, craftsmen put their artworks on display on improvised trestle beds covered with carpets, and musicians dressed in bright national costumes play the national instruments performing melodies of their region next to the pavilions showcasing the economic achievements of the regions. The performances of dutar and depchi players and masters of verbal folk art attract numerous spectators. Pumpkin carving

Inhabitants of Karakum Lakes

According to one of the versions, the Karakum Desert “begins its lineage” from the ancient dried up Aral-Caspian Sea as part of the prehistoric Tethys Ocean, representing the seabed in the distant geological past. The second, river version, which many modern scientists follow after Academician V. A. Obruchev, says the Turan desert was built by the rivers that carried its debris from the southern mountain ranges, washed the soil, changing the course and forming a huge mass of sands. In any case, older marine sediments are buried under the river sands. Depressions, sinkholes, soil structural discontinuities and karst voids can be found in this multi-layered sandy ocean. All these sights together can be called a unique landscape monument. For example, the Sarykamysh depression and drainless Archakay depression located below the ocean level have become a well-known natural phenomenon like the deep Darvaza gas crater. For wildlife lovers, an unexpected discovery will be a trip to another depression located northwest of the Zengibaba chink. It is filled with weakly brackish drainage water coming from the Shasenem agricultural massif through the Malyab bypass canal, forming a chain of large and small lakes 15 kilometres long joined by channels.

Antibiotics — by prescription only

Let us imagine a situation where you become sick. Today, thanks to the universal availability of the Internet, many, in an effort to get rid of the disease as soon as possible, are looking for the answer to the question on the World Wide Web: the symptoms of which disease have disrupted a healthy course of life? Having found similar signs, they make a diagnosis for themselves and there determine the course of their treatment and which medicine to take. And then everything is simple – each medicine has an instruction and a pharmacist in a pharmacy will help you choose the right one. And most often they prescribe antibiotic therapy for any reason, including a cold. Unfortunately, there is an erroneous opinion: if you want to get better faster, drink antibiotics. But they act on a specific microbe and not on any disease. 80 per cent of colds are caused by viruses and antibiotics are absolutely not needed here.

The President of Turkmenistan Launches the Spring Planting Campaign

In Turkmenistan, with the participation of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, a new planting season has started as part of the large-scale nationwide programme to turn the Motherland into a flourishing land. On that day, hundreds of thousands of trees of various species – coniferous, deciduous, fruit and others – “settled” in the vast forest park zones of the country. In general, in 2023, ministries, sectoral departments and hyakimliks plan to plant three million seedlings in the capital, its environs and in the velayats.

New Vectors of the Turkmen-Qatari Partnership are Determined

The State Visit of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov to the State of Qatar Top-level talks between President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the Emir of the State of Qatar were held with great success.

Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan Celebrates 15th Anniversary

UIET Holds Anniversary Forum in Ashgabat An exhibition of the Union of Industrial Enterprises and Entrepreneurs was held in the capital city to mark the 15th anniversary of this large public organisation. On this occasion, an anniversary conference took place.

President Serdar BERDIMUHAMEDOV: May the Motives of Nowruz Merge into the Music of Unity, Peace and Beauty, Filling the Hearts With Inspiration And Happiness!

Nationwide Spring Holiday Celebrations Turkmenistan widely and solemnly celebrated the National Spring Holiday – International Nowruz Day. The main celebrations took place in the Nowruz Valley in the Ak Bugday etrap, Ahal velayat.

Sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov conducted via the digital system a regular sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers, at which drafts of a number of documents were considered, and topical issues of the state policy were discussed. Turning to the agenda, the Head of Turkmenistan gave the floor to the Chairwoman of the Mejlis G. Mammedova, who informed of the current legislative activities of the national parliament and the measures taken to strengthen and develop the legal basis for the socioeconomic transformations carried out in the country.

A Healthy Society is the Basis of a Prosperous State

The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Attends the Ceremony of Laying the Foundations of New Healthcare Facilities In the capital, with the participation of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, a solemn ceremony of laying the foundations of three specialised medical institutions, which in the coming years will replenish the multidisciplinary infrastructure of the healthcare system, was held at once.

Mutual Support and Solidarity are a Centuries-Old Tradition of Fraternal Peoples

The National Leader of the Turkmen People, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Participates in the Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Turkic States The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a working visit to the Republic of Türkiye, where, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he took part in an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Organisation of Turkic States (OTS).

The President of Turkmenistan Conducts a Working Meeting Via the Digital System

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov conducted via the digital system a working meeting, which was attended by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers supervising the agroindustrial complex A. Yazmyradov and the hyakims of the velayats. The agenda included the issues of the progress of seasonal agricultural work in the country and the implementation of the National Rural Programme. First, the floor was given to the Ahal Velayat Hyakim Ya. Gurbanov, who reported on the state of affairs in the fields of the region.

Working Trip of the National Leader of the Turkmen People, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Around Ashgabat

The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a working trip to Magtymguly Pyragy cultural and park complex, which is being built in the southern part of the capital city. The Hero-Arkadag acquainted himself with the progress of work at the final stage and with a number of projects and also met with the Head of the Vozrozhdenie Group of Design and Construction Companies Igor Bukato. Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived at the place of the beginning of the Path of Health. The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty noted the importance of that route, laid along the slopes of the Kopetdag Mountains, with a high flagpole with the waving State Flag of Turkmenistan in the centre. As the Hero-Arkadag emphasised, the State Banner, visible from afar, inspired compatriots and raised their patriotic feelings.

Festive Concert in Honour of International Women’s Day

A concert in honour of the glorious daughters of the Motherland took place at the Muqam Palace of the State Cultural Centre on the eve of International Women’s Day. This spring holiday is celebrated in Turkmenistan in accordance with national traditions, reflecting the tender attitude and respect of our people to women and, first of all, to the woman-mother.

Agroindustrial Complex as an Important Segment of the National Economy

Turkmenistan attaches particular importance to the modernisation of the agroindustrial sector, which is directly related to ensuring food abundance in the country and building up the export potential of the national economy. The large-scale reforms aimed at improving agricultural efficiency and increasing agricultural output are being successfully implemented. Now the application of new organisational and legal forms in this sector in line with international practices, modern requirements and national realities is becoming increasingly important. In recent years, the agricultural reforms, aimed at diversifying production, optimising land and water relations, supporting agribusiness, creating high value-added production chains and adopting market mechanisms and digital technologies, have been implemented in Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan’s agroindustrial sector comprises several sectors of the economy, namely agriculture, industries and trade closely related to agricultural production. Its effective functioning focuses on producing and processing agricultural crops into high-quality consumer goods.

Safeguarding and Replenishing Golden Springs of National Identity

Turkmenistan is a country of ancient culture, great cultural heritage, centuries-old cultural traditions and inexhaustible creative potential. The historical path of the Turkmen people has shaped its cultural identity, features of the national mentality and the value bases of the life of the Turkmen society. Due to its geographical position at the crossroads of the Great Silk Road, our country has developed and is developing as a country that unites two worlds – the East and the West. Therefore, the cultural heritage of the Turkmen people is also a common human heritage. To promote the preservation of the cultural diversity of the peoples of the world, to make known and protect unique objects of the cultural and historical heritage of humankind are a priority for UNESCO in the field of culture. Cultural diversity is the common heritage of humanity