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(1937–2023) Ogulabat Berdimuhamedova, the mother of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Hero-Arkadag and grandmother of President Arkadagly Serdar passed away at the age of 86 in the holy month of Ramadan. The Turkmen people took this sad news with deep sorrow.

“Mother is the Harmony and Eternity of the World”

The title words are cited from the book Worshipping Mother – Worshipping a Sacred Person by the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. They were remembered again in connection with the sad news that Ogulabat eje, the mother of our wise Hero-Arkadag and grandmother of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, passed away in the holy month of Ramadan at the age of 86. The loss of a beloved, dear, closest person at any age is the hardest grief. In these mournful days, all citizens of Turkmenistan are extending their sincere condolences and their words of sympathy and support to them. Mother… This is the dearest word in the world. Mother… There is everything in this word: tenderness, kindness, love and care. It sounds in different beautiful melodies, including lullabies. It contains sleepless nights and endless excitement. Mother is a symbol of boundless love and life. Mother gives each of her children a piece of herself, her soul. She wishes him happiness and a cloudless fate.

The Beginning of a Great Path

Last week, the first meeting of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan of the seventh convocation was held with the participation of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. The meeting was held in a wide format at the Centre for Public Organisations of Turkmenistan. Among the participants were deputies of the sixth and seventh convocations, deputy chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of ministries and departments, representatives of political parties, public organisations, the media, the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda in Turkmenistan and others. Of fundamental importance for the audience was the speech of the head of state, in which the President outlined the most significant tasks on improving the national legislative framework for the further development of the country. A round table was devoted to the discussion of the key theses of the speech of the head of state and was held with the participation of deputies of the Mejlis of the seventh convocation Serdar Durdiyev, Bayramgozel Myradova and Chemen Rejebova elected from the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan. The event was organised jointly by the Ashgabat City Committee of the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan and the editorial office of the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.

Turkmen Flag Flies Proudly on World Sports Arenas

Honouring Winners of International Tournaments On April 7, at the instructions of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, a ceremony to honour the athletes of our country who had successfully performed and won prizes in the prestigious international competitions in the first quarter of the year, the motto of which is “Happy Youth with Arkadag Serdar”, took place in the Turkmen capital.

Volume XlV of the Book of the Hero-Arkadag Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan has Been Published in English

The publication of volume XIV of the scientific work of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, Doctor of Medicine, Professor Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan in the English language has become a new symbol of the growth of the international prestige of Turkmenistan, the strengthening of mutual understanding and the development of cultural and humanitarian relations with the countries of the world. The multi-volume scientific publication is not only of high academic interest in international medical circles, but also very popular among the wide readership. This unique encyclopaedia of flora and folk herbal medicine has become the property of millions of readers, giving them a wonderful opportunity to acquaint themselves with the centuries-old experience and traditions of the Turkmen people, who have made a huge contribution to the treasury of achievements of human civilisation, including that in the field of medicine.

Archaeology at a new stage

Scientific advancement occupies a leading position in strategic transformations in all sectors of the national economy and the life of each of us, in the context of our professional activities as well. Studying the history of Turkmen archaeology that dates back to the 1880s, when the Commander of Transcaspian Region General A.V. Komarov conducted first excavations on the Northern Hill of Anau in 1886, I studied many specialised articles. The newspapers of that time wrote, “In the upper layer of the barrow… bones, coals, shards and others began to appear…, a bone needle, a bone awl were found – both things were made of deer antler. Even deeper – a stone axe made of quartzite... The finds indicate that people of the Stone and Bronze Ages once lived there.”

The Miracle of the Kopetdag Spring

High in the mountains, where spring comes late, the magical time, hidden from human eyes, continues and fascinates with the swiftness of the change in the variety of flowering herbaceous plants. This most wonderful period absorbed precious moments of vegetation of rare and endemic plants into short three or four weeks. The flowering parade of botanical rarities of the Kopetdag Mountains will flash by like a fast flowing mountain stream. First flowers – the heralds of spring – begin to open their petals on the hills of the foothills long before the onset of calendar spring, as if according to schedule, despite the ups and downs of the weather, sometimes they peep out from under the non-melted snow, therefore they are popularly called snowdrops. They symbolise the start of a new round of the annual cycle of nature and therefore deserve careful and caring attitude. It is the Merendera robusta that appears first: its flowers, pressed to the wet ground, look like large snowflakes or drops of milk and exude a subtle delicate aroma. In early spring, in the upper horizon of the mountains on the steep cliffs of the peaks, a rare plant awakens to life – a dense green “cushion” of the Dionysia tapetodes with a height of up to 20 cm. This is an amazing miracle of nature living on stones. Shortened shoots of the plant with inflorescences were laid already in the autumn, their

Rules for Maintaining Health

Changing weather makes our body especially vulnerable. And spring hypovitaminosis can occur. Transport, public places, a coughing colleague or other situations have a high risk of getting sick. But this can be avoided if all precautions are taken. Let’s talk about simple ways to protect yourself and your loved ones during this period of the year. Get enough sleep

President Serdar BERDIMUHAMEDOV: Legislation Improvement – a Key Factor in Solving Tasks Important for our Society and the State

The Head of State Takes Part in the First Meeting of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan of the New Convocation  The first meeting of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan of the seventh convocation was held at the Centre for Public Organisations with the participation of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, during which a new leadership of the national parliament was elected, and priority tasks facing the deputy corps were identified.

Meeting of the President of Turkmenistan and the Rais of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov conducted a meeting with the Rais of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov, who had arrived in Ashgabat the day before on a working visit. After warmly welcoming the guest to the hospitable Turkmen land, the President of Turkmenistan noted that was their second meeting that year, which testified to the close nature of the bilateral dialogue and the intention to further develop mutually beneficial partnerships and to expand the range of their directions.

National Leader of the Turkmen People, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Visits the Exhibition of the Trade Complex of Turkmenistan

The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Head of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov, who was on a working visit to our country, visited the Exhibition of the trade complex of Turkmenistan, held in the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. There Arkadag held meetings with the Head of the Republic of Tatarstan and the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye, at which the main directions of the development of relations were discussed, and the tasks and prospects of interaction were identified. Arkadag and the Head of the Republic of Tatarstan acquainted themselves with the range of products and the list of services provided by the domestic trade complex. It should be noted that at present an important place in this sphere is occupied by private business.

Health for All

 (Press Release) The annual celebration of World Health Day on April 7 is a significant event for the Turkmen people and all progressive humankind.

Turkmenistan Increases the Competitiveness of Domestic Goods and Services

Ashgabat Hosts an Exhibition of the Trade Complex of the Country The Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted an exhibition of the trade complex of Turkmenistan, intended to demonstrate the achievements and prospects in increasing the production of domestic goods and expanding the service sector.

Vectors of Partnerships

Turkmenistan-US economic cooperation is successfully developing thanks to the steady economic growth of Turkmenistan and other positive factors. One of the members of a representative delegation of US businessmen who arrived in our country, the Chairman of the Board of Westport Trading Europe Limited Nikolay Yurchenko speaks with confidence about this and other aspects of a business-like approach to key aspects of economic relations between the two countries. “The crucial vector of the economic development strategy of Turkmenistan is industrial diversification, in particular, the oil and gas sector. Today, innovative technologies are being introduced into industry, enterprises are being supplied with modern equipment, increasing production volumes and widening the range of goods able to compete in world markets. The construction of high-tech enterprises creates broad prospects for the progressive development of Turkmenistan’s fuel and energy sector. Nikolay Fedorovich, what new can you offer to your Turkmen partners?”

Life in the rhythm of sport

World Health Day that marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948 is celebrated every year on April 7. At the initiative of the National Leader of the Turkmen people Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, this international date is included in the calendar of national holidays of Turkmenistan and is celebrated on a large scale. The festivities, abounding with physical activity, sports, cultural and recreational events and actions, take place throughout April. The best traditions of observing World Health Day continue to develop today, in the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State, when the concern for people and their health and wellbeing ranks among the state policy priorities.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov Votes at the Election of Mejlis Deputies and Members of Halk Maslahaty and Gengeshes

On March 26, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in the elections of deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan and members of halk maslahaty and Gengeshes. These elections are another evidence of the effectiveness of the democratic system in Turkmenistan. This was an important step towards the successful implementation of democratic reforms, forming the basis of the state policy pursued under the wise leadership of the President of the country.

The National Leader of the Turkmen People, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Participates in the Election of the Mejlis Deputies and Members of the Halk Maslahaty and Gengeshes

On March 26, the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the elections of deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of halk maslahaty and Gengeshes. From early morning, the polling stations, where Turkmen citizens came to exercise their constitutional right to vote for the worthiest candidate for deputies of the national parliament and local people’s authorities, were crowded. The active participation of the electorate in the electoral process became a visible evidence of the triumph of the principles of genuine democracy in the Turkmen land.

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