News 18 april 2017


State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH) and International News Agency Kazinform sign the Memorandum of Cooperation

Photo taken from Kazinform website

Memorandum of Cooperation between State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH) and International News Agency Kazinform is one of them. The signing ceremony of the document was held in the office of the largest news agency of Kazakhstan, the Kazinform, which has ramified correspondent network and disseminates the information in Kazakh, Russian, English, Arab and Chinese languages. Internet audience of Kazinform is 80 000 visitors per day.

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Order of Dostyk awarded to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

Underlining the outstanding contribution of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the development of friendly, good-neighbourly relations between the two states, enhancement of the fraternal ties between the two peoples as well as maintenance of peace and harmony in the world and promotion of fruitful international cooperation, the President of Kazakhstan announced the decision to present the high state award of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Order of Dostyk 1-st class to the President of Turkmenistan.

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President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President Nursultan Nazarbayev highly evaluate the current level of the interstate dialogue

Speaking about the results of the talks, during which the current state and prospects of bilateral relations were discussed, issues of regional and international policy of mutual interest were determined and specific directions for further cooperation were identified, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed the constructive and substantive nature of the meeting in Astana.

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A package of bilateral documents signed in Astana, on the basis of the Turkmen-Kazakh talks at the highest level

The heads of state consolidated their signatures with the Joint Statement, the Treaty on Strategic Cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Agreement on Demarcation of the Turkmen-Kazakh State Border.


The President of Turkmenistan invites the President of Kazakhstan to the opening ceremony of 2017 Asian Games

During extended negotiations of the government delegations of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, the Turkmen leader noted that recently, cooperation in sports between two countries was considerably activated, Turkmen and Kazakh sportsmen traditionally take an active part in competitions held in both countries.

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Turkmen-Kazakh cooperation in transport segment – a driving force of regional development

Speaking during the Turkmen-Kazakh talks in extended format, the Turkmen leader focused on a bright result of cooperation in the transport sphere – the construction of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway.


President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov speaks for development of the partnership between Turkmen and Kazakh business

During the talks with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Turkmen leader highlighted that at present moment, the members of the union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan have large projects in the country and Turkmen side welcomes active participation of companies from Kazakhstan in these projects.

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Energetics stands as strategic area for cooperation between Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan

The Turkmen leader mentioned Turkmenistan – China gas pipeline, built in 2009 as an example. The implementation of this unique project is of particular importance for the development of energy cooperation in Eurasia. In particular, it opens up new opportunities for Kazakhstan to supply gas from Kazakhstan to China and make a profit off of the transit of energy products through the territory of the country.

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Turkmenistan confirms commitment to settling the situation in Afghanistan via political means

During the talks with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Turkmen leader emphasized that efficient political and diplomatic mechanisms with the participation of international organizations, in particular the UN and its specialized agencies, were required to solve problems in Afghanistan.


Cooperation in ecological range of issues is an actual direction of Turkmen – Kazakh partnership

The Turkmen leader made special mention that both states stand for further consolidation and improvement of the activity of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, which is an important regional structure aimed at provision of cooperation in improvement of ecological, social and economic situation in the Aral Sea Region.


Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan to work together in disarmament sphere

The Turkmen leader noted that both countries are the members of the Treaty on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia and would work together for implementation of practical measures in this sphere under the UN and OSCE.


Ashgabat schoolchildren demonstrate success in studying the Chinese and Japanese languages


The linguistic contest organized at school No. 89 was held in three nominations that helped children to demonstrate their success in studying Oriental languages.


One of the vectors of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan is the mutually beneficial partnership on the Caspian Sea

During the talks with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Turkmen leader stressed that Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are neighbors on the Caspian Sea, and cooperation in a bilateral and multilateral format is an important factor in transforming the Caspian into a world of peace, good-neighborliness, harmony and mutually beneficial partnership.

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Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan act with unified positions on modern key matters

Speaking at the talks in the extended composition of the delegations, the Turkmen Leader stressed that the content of the Turkmen-Kazakh relations is conditioned by full mutual understanding, both in views on the priorities and prospects of the bilateral partnership, and on the tendency of regional and international development.

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High-level Turkmen - Kazakh talks start in Astana

The Heads of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan introduced members of the official delegations of their countries to each other and received the report of the Head of the Guard of Honour and paid tribute to the State Flag of Kazakhstan. After, the Heads of the states walked along the line of the Guards of Honour.

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The President of Turkmenistan arrives in Astana

From the airport, the President of Turkmenistan went to the Akorda Palace where the talks with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev would take place.