Foreign policy achievements of Turkmenistan are the main subject of the Government session

President Gurbanguly berrdimuhamedov held regular video conference session with the participation of the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, hyakims of the velayats and the capital. Priority issues of the state life and regional development as well as the course of agricultural works have been reviewed at the session.

First, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov reported on the Resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

It was noted that the Resolution is aimed at the support of the projects in Afghanistan development including the measures for the assistance of regional communication, trade and transit. It makes special mention of the importance of Turkmenistan initiatives for international projects in transport and energy, particularly in the construction of Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India gas pipeline, Kerki – Ymamnazar – Akina railway and international transport corridor Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – Azerbaijan – Georgia – Turkey (Lyapis Lazuli corridor).

The UN Security Council officially appealed to all Member States of the UN to support these projects and to render assistance to its efficient implementation. Hence, active position of Turkmenistan in the development of regional and interregional collaboration received strong support of the UN. This fact gives grounds to assert that future realization of large-scale projects initiated by Turkmen leader will have an international support, the Head of the Foreign Ministry highlighted, having congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on this great foreign policy achievement on behalf of all Turkmen diplomats.

In his report, R. Meredov also informed that the Institute of International Relations of the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan, which was founded on March 20, 2008 by the Decree of the President of the country, observes its 10 years anniversary, which stipulate number of celebration events.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State addressed the compatriots.

Having expressed the confidence that 2018 held under the slogan “Turkmenistan is the heart of the Great Silk Road would be marked with new achievements in the realization of the state programmes in economic and social spheres and other significant areas of life of the Turkmen state and society, the President highlighted the adherence of creative home and foreign policy course held by Turkmenistan based on the principles of comprehensive cooperation and transparency.

Our policy, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov continued, is oriented to the consolidation of the foundations of the state, to the provision of rapid economic development and to the improvement of the wealth of native people. It is aimed at further strengthening of the international prestige of our country, expansion of equal and beneficial cooperation with all interested states and different international organizations.

The Head of the State emphasized that at present, Turkmenistan is the state with high international authority that has initiated a number of successful regional and global projects in energy and transport.

The policy pursued by our country finds wide support of the United Nations. Recent Resolutions proposed by Turkmen State in energy security and sustainable development spheres have been unanimously adopted the UN General Assembly.

The projects implemented by Turkmenistan together with the partners become the main component in establishing of large-scale trade and economic relations making positive effect to the consolidation of universal peace, stability and security. Throughout the continents, these projects are accepted with the understanding of their exclusive significance, and therefore their high appraisal and recognition of these initiatives by the world community is quite obvious.

In this context, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted with proud the importance of unanimous adoption of the Resolution on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan at the regular session of the UN Security Council.

The President noted that special role is assigned to the measures taken by our country for the revival of social and economic infrastructure of Afghanistan in this document of the UN Security Council, which is one of the main structure of the United Nations. In particular, based on the proposed initiatives, the Security Council supported further efforts for strengthening of the economic cooperation in the region and urged all countries to start the necessary work in this direction.

The initiatives include Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, the Agreement on the Lapis Lazuli Transit, Trade and Transport Corridor Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey and the Project of construction of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan railway.

Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov reminded that practical realization of TAPI pipeline projects has started in December 2015 and recently, the construction of Afghan part of this gas main and works on power and fibre optic lines laying along Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan direction have been launched.

Our country, the Head of the State continued, does great work in transport sphere. Two new railways – Kerky – Ymamnazar – Akina and Serhetabat – Turgundy have been built and put into operation to support the people in Afghanistan.

Taking into account large-scale activities, the UN Security Council has urged all interested parties to provide safe conditions and to support efficient cooperation to for practical realization of the above-mentioned projects and agreements.

The UN Security Council Resolution adopted on March 8 is a visual indication of the commitment and clear justification of the foreign course of Turkmenistan based on its neutral status. This document certifies the compliance of our foreign policy with the goals of universal peace and sustainable development. The Resolution recognizes the merits of Turkmensitan in the consolidation of large-scale international cooperation in Central Asia and neighbouring regions, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has stated.

The Head of the State has also highlighted the importance of the above-mentioned Resolution of the UN Security Council in strengthening of Turkmenistan’s positions as a partner of the United Nations and in the enhancement of international authority of our country. This document gives us an opportunity to implement with the confidence joint long-term plans and collaboration strategy with this international organization, the Head of Turkmenistan said, having congratulated the compatriots on this important event.

Having highlighted the role of the Institute of International Relations of the foreign Ministry in training of qualified personnel and international specialists, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave instruction to organize scientific and practical conference under 10 years anniversary of the Institute and to review the issues related to the realization of foreign strategy of our country based on the principles of neutrality, peace-loving, humanity that serves as a guarantee of stable implementation of large-scale regional, international projects and long-term national programmes.

After, Hyakim of Ashgabat Sh. Durdiliyev reported on the course of construction of living and other facilities, preparation to nation-wide tree planting day on March 21 and National Spring Holiday – International Nowruz Day.

The President of the country gave specific instructions to the Hyakim on the provision of the quality of building and facilities built in the capital, on the completion of construction works according to the deadline. The Head of the State also demanded to prepare thoroughly to all-nation tree planting day, having provided all necessary conditions for organized mass ecological action and further care of planted trees.

Having focused on coming events on occasion of Nowruz Bayramy, the Head of the State ordered to hold it on high organizational level.

After, Hyakim of Ahal Velayat Sh. Amangedliyev reported on the situation in the region including on the works in the fields, sowing of agricultural crops, preparation to cotton sowing campaign, construction of living and other facilities. In addition, the Hyakim informed on the preparation to coming national tree planting day on March 21 and National Spring Holiday.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to hold the cotton and other agricultural crops sowing according to the deadline and taking into account agrotechnical requirement.

The President gave instructions on the provision of high organizational level of the events dedicated to National Spring Holiday, which have to reflect the traditions and original custms of Turkmen nation.

Having focused on preparation work for the construction of sanatorium for 200 patients in Ak Bugday etrap, Ahal Velayat, the Head of the State demanded to solve all organizational issues and start the construction immediately.

Reporting on the works carried out in seaside region, Hyakim of Balkan Velayat S. Satlykov informed on the preparation to sowing campaign and plantation of certain agricultural crops as well as to national tree planting day.

Information about the construction of the facilities in the velayat including in Avaza National tourist zone, about organization of the events dedicated to National Spring Holiday has also been presented.

Certain instructions have been given on the final stage of the construction of the Avaza Sanatorium and the aqua park with entertainment centre, on provision of the readiness of all facilities and infrastructural systems of seaside resort to summer season.

In addition, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested to hold national tree planting day and the events dedicated to Nowruz Bayramy on high organizational level.

Video conference session was continued by the report of Hyakim of Dashoguz Velayat M. Bayramguliyev who informed on the activity in the region including the preparation to agricultural crops sowing, the course of construction of social facilities and organization of ecological action and coming celebration events on March 21.

The President of the country addressed the Hyakim with the specific assignments for conducting of seasonal works including the cotton and other crops sowing according to agrotechnical standards. Speaking of coming national tree planting day, Turkmen leader gave instructions on proper care of the trees’ seedlings and timely irrigation.

The Head of the State requested to hold the events on occasion on International Nowruz Day on high organizational level.

Hyakim of Lebap Velayat T. Atahalliyev reported on the work in the region, seasonal agricultural works, preparation to the spring sowing campaign as well as on the measures for the improvement of the life level of the rural population. Information on the preparation to the celebration of Nowruz Bayramy was also presented.

Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to take necessary measures for organized agricultural campaign with strict compliance to the schedule.

Certain instructions were given on the high-level organization of the celebration events.

After, Hyakim of Mary Velayat D. Annaberdiyev reported on the situation in the region, agricultural works including the preparation to potato and other crops sowing and construction of social facilities. The Hyakim also informed on the measures for organized national tree planting day and the events dedicated National Spring Holiday.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State pointed out the necessity of integrated approach to the solution of all issues related to the sowing campaign and its timely completion and addressed specific assignments to the Hyakim on this account. The President also gave instructions for organization mass tree planting and celebration of Nowruz Bayaramy.

Finishing video conference working session, Presdient Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished great success in work to all participants.