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Sitting of the cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov conducted via the digital system a sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers, at which issues related to the approval of the new composition of the Government, current issues of the state life and drafts of some documents were discussed. After announcing the agenda, the head of state issued the Decree “On approval of the composition of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan”, which included 9 Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, 17 ministers and 20 heads of sectoral departments.

Turkmenistan enhances its role in achieving global energy security

International forum on attraction of foreign investment in Turkmenistan’s oil and gas industry The International Forum on Attraction of Foreign Investments in Turkmenistan’s Oil and Gas Industry was organised by the Türkmengaz, Türkmennebit and Türkmenhimiýa State Concerns and the Türkmengeologiýa State Corporation in partnership with Turkmen Forum ES and with the support of Gaffney Cline at the Yyldyz Hotel in Ashgabat.

Dashoguz growers starts cotton sowing

In accordance with the approved schedule, farmers of the Dashoguz velayat started sowing cotton, where, due to climatic conditions, the sowing campaign starts a little later than in other regions of the country. According to a good tradition, the beginning of the sowing season was blessed by the venerable elders. Upon saying a prayer to the Almighty for the wellbeing and prosperity of the Motherland, the Turkmen people and the head of state, they threw the first cotton seeds into the ground and then gave way to machine operators.

Bicycling for all

The Resolution “Integration of mainstream bicycling into public transportation systems for sustainable development” was adopted unanimously at the 61st plenary meeting of the 76th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on March 15. The document co-sponsored by 62 states was adopted at the initiative of Turkmenistan. The Resolution calls on UN Member States and all relevant stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector and academia, to maximize the potential of the bicycle and other active mobility modes to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and objectives of the 2030 Agenda. It has become increasingly popular all over the world to use the bicycle for transportation. Today, more than ever, people are saluting the many benefits of using a bicycle for transportation.

Reviving the great silk road

The Great Silk Road. This is one of the most significant achievements of world civilisation. It not only connected the East and the West, but became a source of mutual enrichment for two civilisations and taught the culture of international dialogue. Being at the crossroads of the Great Silk Road, Turkmenistan fulfilled the mission of a kind of bridge between the ancient centres of world civilisations. And today, realising the importance of the transport component for ensuring sustainable relations between countries, independent neutral Turkmenistan, actively implementing its transport policy, contributes to the strengthening of interstate ties. Turkmenistan has become widely known as a modern international logistics centre along the ancient trade route. Owing to the geostrategic location of Turkmenistan, several international transport corridors pass through our country. One of them is the TRACECA corridor. Despite the fact that Turkmenistan is not a signatory of the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for the Development of the Europe– Caucasus–Asia Corridor (BMA), our country is a significant partner of this Programme. Firstly, it helps strengthen the status of our country as the most important transport hub in the region, and secondly, by participating in the Programme, Turkmenistan makes a significant contribution to the revival of the Gre

Sing, Dutar!

The video presentation of the song Saýra, Dutar! (Sing, Dutar!) by the Turkmen authors took place in the concert hall of the Mukams Palace of the State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan. It brought together musicians from the Turkic-speaking countries via videoconference, who performed this composition in a unified creative impulse. The initiator of the flash mob of musicians is the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan. As the self-explanatory title of the song implies, the flash mob is dedicated to the recent significant event in the cultural life of our country – the inclusion of dutar making craftsmanship and traditional music performing art combined with singing in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The dutar has been the foundation of spiritual life of the Turkmen people over many centuries, which is why it is called one of the symbols of Turkmenistan. They cried and rejoiced, experienced hard times and celebrated holidays to its melodies. The performers of destans – baghshis enjoy tremendous respect of the people, and the names of many of them live among the people to this day.

Regular diagnosis and personal hygiene to prevent diseases

Among modern medical institutions, a special place is occupied by diagnostic centres. They specialise exclusively in making diagnoses. For this, the latest techniques are used, examinations are carried out using highly sensitive equipment, and the conclusion is given by experienced doctors with specialised qualifications. At diagnostic centres, you can undergo computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and X-ray examination, fluorography and mammography. Devices for such kinds of diagnostics can give a complete picture of the state of the organs under examination. A number of examinations should be carried out annually for preventive purposes. This makes it possible to detect deviations from the norm in time and avoid many problems. Diagnostic examination can be undergone at any medical institution in the country. For examinations at the medical centre, you need to provide a passport, a medical insuranсe and a referral from a doctor. Sometimes a doctor sends a patient to a specialised medical institution, fitted with more accurate equipment compared to that used in that institution, to clarify the diagnosis.

Pre­si­dent Ser­dar Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov: Mot­her­land is mot­her­land on­ly with the peop­le!

The So­lemn Cere­mo­ny of the Inau­gu­ra­tion of the Pre­si­dent of Turk­me­nis­tan On March 19, at the Ru­hiyet Pa­lace in the capi­tal city, a so­lemn cere­mo­ny of the inau­gu­ra­tion of the new­ly elected Pre­si­dent of Turk­me­nis­tan was held. This day will go down in the his­to­ry of our in­de­pen­dent neut­ral Mot­her­land as a special mi­les­to­ne, mar­king the ir­rever­si­bi­li­ty of the de­mocra­tic trans­for­ma­tions la­unched in our count­ry, which has cen­tu­ries-old tra­di­tions of ge­nui­ne de­mocracy. Fol­lo­wing the re­sults of the Pre­si­den­tial elections, held on March 12 on the princip­les of pub­licity and open­ness, on a broad al­ter­na­tive ba­sis and in accor­dance with the cur­rent na­tio­nal le­gis­la­tion and ge­ne­ral­ly recog­ni­sed norms of in­ter­na­tio­nal law, Ser­dar Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov is known to have be­en elected the new he­ad of the Turk­men sta­te, for whom the ab­so­lu­te ma­jo­ri­ty of the electo­ra­te voted.

Expan­sion of green zo­nes – a sym­bol of the pros­pe­ri­ty of the ho­me­land

Pre­si­dent Ser­dar Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov Ta­kes Part in the Spring Tree-Plan­ting Cam­paign With the par­ticipa­tion of Pre­si­dent Ser­dar Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov, the spring plan­ting cam­paign was la­unched in Turk­me­nis­tan. Nu­me­rous tree-plan­ting actions that to­ok place throug­hout the count­ry we­re not on­ly the fes­tival of ins­pi­red la­bour of our com­pat­riots, but al­so anot­her vivid evidence of the com­mit­ment of the Turk­men peop­le to spi­ri­tual tra­di­tions and values, inclu­ding the care for the ho­me­land.

Peop­le. Sta­te. Pre­si­dent.

On March 19, at the inau­gu­ra­tion cere­mo­ny, the po­pu­lar­ly elected Pre­si­dent of Turk­me­nis­tan Ser­dar Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov to­ok the oath of al­le­giance to the Mot­her­land and the peop­le and add­res­sed the par­ticipants of the inau­gu­ra­tion cere­mo­ny with a speech. The Inau­gu­ral Add­ress of the Pre­si­dent was a celeb­ra­tion of the uni­ty of the peop­le, the sta­te and the Pre­si­dent of in­de­pen­dent and neut­ral Turk­me­nis­tan at such a sig­ni­ficant mo­ment in our his­to­ry and loyal­ty to na­tio­nal de­mocra­tic values. Peop­le. Sta­te. Pre­si­dent. The­se three key words for the Turk­men peop­le we­re and re­main in­se­pa­rab­le, sym­bo­li­sing the de­mocra­tic values that are the ba­sis of the mo­dern Turk­men sta­te. In this discour­se, the inau­gu­ral speech of the Pre­si­dent of Turk­me­nis­tan Ser­dar Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov, de­livered in front of a broad rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the uni­ted peop­le, became a sym­bol of the uni­ty of the peop­le and the Pre­si­dent and a mu­tual oath of loyal­ty to the princip­les and ideals of the in­de­pen­dent and neut­ral Turk­men sta­te.

Healing Turkmen Liquorice

For more than 5,000 years, the Turkmen people have been using liquorice root as a medicine in the fight against various ailments. This miracle plant is first mentioned in ancient Chinese treatises and in the writings of the great Abu Ali ibn Sina, known in Europe as Avicenna. He emphasised that “the cure for diseases grows in the homeland.” Other prominent scientists of the past also wrote their scientific works about liquorice that has received unconditional recognition and have been used in Western and Eastern culture as a medicinal plant for several millennia.

The triumph of de­mocra­tic tra­di­tions for the sa­ke of the bright fu­tu­re of the neut­ral mot­her­land

The He­ad of Turk­me­nis­tan Gurbanguly Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov Ta­kes Part in the Pre­si­den­tial Elections On March 12, the lea­der of the na­tion Gurbanguly Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov to­ok part in the pre­si­den­tial elections in Turk­me­nis­tan and voted for one of the can­di­da­tes for the hig­hest sta­te post.

Exten­ded sit­ting of the cabi­net of mi­nis­ters and the sta­te securi­ty council of Turk­me­nis­tan

On March 15, the he­ad of Turk­me­nis­tan Gurbanguly Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov con­ducted an exten­ded sit­ting of the Cabi­net of Mi­nis­ters and the Sta­te Securi­ty Council, at which the re­sults of the most im­por­tant socio-po­li­tical event in the count­ry, the elections of the Pre­si­dent of the count­ry, held on an al­ter­na­tive ba­sis, we­re con­si­de­red. Af­ter an­nouncing the agen­da, the na­tio­nal lea­der gave the floor to the Chair­man of the Cent­ral Com­mis­sion for Elections and Re­fe­ren­da in Turk­me­nis­tan G. My­ra­dov, who in­for­med of the re­sults of the na­tion­wi­de pre­si­den­tial elections held on March 12.

“I am imp­res­sed by what i have se­en in Turk­me­nis­tan,”

- the He­ad of the Mis­sion of Ob­servers from the Com­mon­wealth of In­de­pen­dent Sta­tes, First De­pu­ty Chair­man of the Executive Com­mit­tee — CIS Executive Secre­ta­ry Leo­nid An­fi­mov sa­id in his in­terview. “Leo­nid Vasi­lyevich, this is your first ti­me in our count­ry. What are your imp­res­sions?”

Free. De­mocra­tic. open

– this is how in­ter­na­tio­nal ob­servers cha­racte­ri­se the pre­si­den­tial electi­on in Turk­me­nis­tan on March 12 Ak­mal­jon KUCHKA­ROV,the He­ad of the Ob­server Mis­sion from the Shang­hai Coo­pe­ra­tion Or­ga­ni­sa­tion, Am­bas­sa­dor Extraor­di­na­ry and Ple­ni­po­ten­tia­ry of the Re­pub­lic of Uz­be­kis­tan to Turk­me­nis­tan:

A ho­li­day of tas­te, pre­sen­ted by now­ruz!

Now­ruz has come – the who­le world is bloo­ming to­day.The nigh­tin­ga­le is sin­ging about the ro­se to­day. Re­joicing, the heart is drin­king joy to­day. In the de­sert, the gar­den of hap­pi­ness is gro­wing to­day... Turk­men po­et Shey­dayi (1730 — 1800)

Old Fort­ress on the Banks of the Uz­boy

The wes­tern part of our count­ry abounds with sacred mo­nu­ments. Mas­hat Mes­sa­rian, Pa­rav Bi­bi, Goz­li Ata, Shib­li Ba­ba and Ib­ra­him Ho­ja are located the­re. The­re are al­so litt­le-known his­to­rical and archaeo­lo­gical si­tes, si­tua­ted far away from the ur­ban civili­sa­tion, stu­died litt­le and visi­ted ra­re­ly. One of them is the ruins of the Ig­dy-ka­la fort­ress. Whi­le par­ticipa­ting in field expe­di­tions for ma­ny years, I hap­pe­ned to drive mo­re than once not far from that place – just a few ki­lo­met­res, but I visi­ted the fort­ress on­ly last spring, af­ter I had de­ter­mi­ned its exact coor­di­na­tes through sa­tel­li­te naviga­tion. …In the spring, du­ring the flo­we­ring and frui­ting pe­riods, the cover of du­ne sands ma­kes an ini­mi­tab­le imp­res­sion. Bloo­ming po­pu­la­tions of stri­go­sel­la are scat­te­red over vast areas and crea­te a kind of mo­saic ef­fect on the du­ne slo­pes – the li­lac-vio­let spots among tall gras­ses, “ra­ging” in the wind, that ri­se du­ring the short ra­in sea­son. At that ti­me, the blos­so­ming and frui­ting kan­dym, who­se flo­wers emit a de­licate aro­ma and who­se fruits lo­ok li­ke bus­hy balls, is char­ming. The bus­hes stud­ded with bright­ly colou­red “balls” re­semb­le a New Year tree.

Gifts of Na­tu­re for Your Health

Do you know that in ancient ti­mes, when peop­le did not know an­ti­bio­tics and ot­her synt­he­tic drugs, the gifts of na­tu­re hel­ped them ta­ke care of their health? To­day, the­se tra­di­tions of na­tu­ral hea­ling and preven­ting various di­sea­ses re­main im­por­tant. This is il­lust­ra­ted by the scien­ti­fic works of the lea­ding scien­tists of the world on the hea­ling po­wer of the gifts of na­tu­re. In this con­text, a special ro­le be­longs to the the­ma­tic se­ries of books Me­dicinal Plants of Turk­me­nis­tan by Gurbanguly Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov. But not on­ly me­dicinal plants have hea­ling pro­per­ties, but al­so ot­her gifts of ge­ne­rous na­tu­re that help imp­rove health and ga­in strength and vigour for an active and full-blood li­fe. Onion from seven ail­ments

Bloo­ming vio­lets and win­ter-sweets

In the flo­wer­beds of city parks, lacy leaves of or­na­men­tal cab­ba­ge and bright frag­rant calen­du­la flo­wers are still blos­so­ming in splen­dour. So­on, in ear­ly March, mass plan­ting of an­nual and pe­ren­nial flo­wer crops is be­gin­ning in the capi­tal city. From now on, every day in flo­wer­beds along the cent­ral avenues and streets, thou­sands of various species of or­na­men­tal flo­we­ring plants, cut­tings of ro­ses and wild ro­ses will be plan­ted dai­ly, ta­king in­to account two months of bright but short Turk­men spring in or­der to crea­te a con­ti­nuous se­ries of flo­we­ring, whe­re the blos­som fa­ding of so­me flo­wers would be com­pen­sa­ted by the bloom of ot­hers. To do this, plan­ting pat­terns, com­bi­na­tions of plants and the quan­ti­ties of seeds la­id in au­tumn in con­tai­ners with a nut­rient mixtu­re are calcula­ted. And now, in the nur­se­ries, green­hou­ses and con­servato­ries of the capi­tal city, count­less Ka­lanchoe, ge­ra­niums, ma­ri­golds, pe­tu­nias and decora­tive pop­pies have al­rea­dy be­en grown and are rea­dy for transp­lan­ta­tion. A few weeks be­fo­re the plan­ting sea­son, landscaping work be­gan: dig­ging and pre­pa­ring the so­il, re­novating tree plan­ta­tions and clea­ring the ho­les from de­ad plants.

The results of the Presidential elections

On March 12, 2022, an important socio-political event - the election of the President of Turkmenistan - was held in an organized, festive and cheerful manner. From 7:00 to 19:00 on election day, eligible citizens took part in the voting. Of the 3.460.080 registered voters across the country, 3.362.052 cast their ballots, with a turnout of 97.17%. A total of 9 candidates competed in the elections which was held in democratic conditions.  Thus, according to the results of the voting: