News 1 march 2017

People

Presentation of the official mascot of the Asian Games 2017 has taken place in the metropolitan shopping center “Berkarar”

State News Agency of Turkmenistan

Bright puppet in the form of a cute and funny puppy with the characteristics of the breed has attracted the attention of buyers, especially children, who immediately surrounded it. This character has a special role in creating a holiday atmosphere, reflecting hospitality, cordiality and friendship during the Games, filling them with good emotions.

Oficial

The President of Turkmenistan congratulated President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation on the jubilee

In his message, the head of state, noting that under the leadership of Rustam Minnikhanov fraternal Tatarstan has made considerable achievements in political, economic and social spheres, gave a high estimate of his great personal contribution to the development of relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tatarstan and expressed hope for further strengthening of cooperation.

Oficial

Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Recep Tayip Erdogan agree the aspects of Turkmen - Turkish cooperation

State News Agency of Turkmenistan

Noting with satisfaction the ongoing dynamics of the interstate dialogue having the character of a strategic partnership, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emphasized that its foundation is the unbreakable bonds of friendship, historical, cultural and spiritual commonality uniting the peoples of the two countries.

Oficial

Muhammad Navaz Sharif highlights the relevance of international initiatives proposed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

State News Agency of Turkmenistan

The Head of government of the friendly country takes this opportunity to congratulate the President of Turkmenistan with a convincing victory in the recent election and re-election to the highest state post.

In the spotlight

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focuses the attention on priority aspects of cooperation under the ECO

Speaking at the high level Summit, the Turkmen Leader noted that more than 20 years ago, on March 15, 1995, there was the third meeting of the Heads of the States and Governments of the ECO in Islamabad, which resulted in Islamabad Declaration on Award of Neutral Status to Turkmenistan. The Declaration became one of the first international documents, which made the foundation of the Resolution on Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan, which was unanimously adopted by the UN general Assembly on December 12, 1995.

People

High-speed internet and mobile TV for participants and guests of the Asian Games

Vladimir KOMAROV

90 2G (GSM) and 3G (UMTS) base systems will be installed additionally to ensure stable mobile communications on the territory of the Olympic Village and other regions of the country. 4G (LTE) network will be expanded. 40 base systems of 4G format will provide the guests to the 2017 Asian Games with high-speed internet and mobile TV. The Altyn Asyr Closed Joint Stock Company concluded agreements with mobile operators in all countries, participants of the sports forum for roaming service.

Science

Voluntary team of the International University of Humanitarian Sciences and Development – the best team based on the result of the contest among higher educational institutions

Mira BALYKOVA,
photo: Yuri SHKURIN

The main requirement applicable to the contest participants was the high level of English proficiency that they demonstrated during the contest. In the first round, the students made interactive presentations.

Economy

The number of Altyn Asyr mobile network subscribers increases up to five million

Vladimir KOMAROV

Due to the complex modernization of this sector, over 97 % of the country are covered by cellular communication. Only 160 base stations were installed in the country last year. Turkmen specialists developed a mobile communication development programme for remote rural areas. 40 2G and 3G stations will be installed in the villages in Ahal Velayat. 60 mobile telephony exchange stations will be installed in other regions of the country.

In the spotlight

The head of Turkmenistan took a stand for the development of regional infrastructure in partnership with Afghanistan

President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov reminded that in December 2015, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan signed the tripartite document on cooperation in the electric-power industry, according to which, it is contemplated the formation of appropriate infrastructures for delivery of electric power from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Today, the work on a laying fiber-optic line project in this trilateral format is underway.

In the spotlight

President of Turkmenistan appeals to not politicize the Economic Cooperation Organization but to develop innovative approaches to cooperation within the framework of organisation

Speaking during the ECO Summit in Islamabad, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that the current realias, trends in the global economy, special aspects of the situation in the region required innovative approaches in the ECO activities.

In the spotlight

President of Turkmenistan proposes to hold a ministerial meeting on transport of ECO Member States in Ashgabat

The national program of Turkmenistan transport system development is connected with the expansion of regional and international cooperation in this direction, says the President, stressing that the country initiates large-scale infrastructure projects and implements them jointly with foreign partners.

In the spotlight

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov presents Turkmenistan vision on energy issues at the ECO Summit

Another large initiative of Turkmenistan is the establishment of international legal base for reliable energy provision, which resulted in unanimous adoption of the Resolution on Reliable and Stable Transit of Energy Carriers and Its Role in Provision of Sustainable Development and International Cooperation by the UN General Assembly on December 19, 2008. The adoption of such important document is one of the first steps in establishment of international legal framework in global energy provision, particularly in its energy security.

Oficial

Recep Tayip Erdogan congratulates Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the 25th anniversary of Turkmen – Turkish diplomatic relations

Our political relations and versatile cooperation entered quality new level for the quarter of the century. I am confident that constructive dialog, established for 25 years, would continue to be actively developed and efficient cooperation would be aimed at further stability in the region.

In the spotlight

Meeting ceremony of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is held in Islamabad Airport where he arrived with working visit

Respected honour was paid to high Turkmen guest in Nur Hana Airport of the capital Pakistan. Motorcade of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proceeded to the residence in Serena Hotel where the ECO Summit will take place.

In the spotlight

XIII Economic Cooperation Organization Summit starts in Islamabad

Current meeting of the Heads of the States and Governments, high-rank representatives of the ECO members and international organizations will be important phase in the activity of the Organization for analyses of the past work and definition of perspective future directions.

Sport

200 days until the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games: its symbol is hoisted on Dushakerikdag Peak

Devoted to the Year of Health and Inspiration, the sporting and patriotic event, is aimed to promote the upcoming major competitions in Ashgabat, in which the best athletes from Asia and Oceania will participate. The expedition members have already conquered the Airybaba, the highest peak of Turkmenistan. The peak of the Koitendag is 3, 139 meters above sea level. Now, the “Ascent” team is ascending the Kopetdag, the country’s second highest and most extensive mountain range. The expedition aims to reach the summit of the Dushakerikdag (2,482 m).