Joint session of the Cabinet of Ministers and the State Security Council

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held joint session of the Cabinet of Ministers and the State Security Council of Turkmenistan where priority objectives of the state life have been reviewed.

Having announced the agenda, Turkmen leader gave floor to Chairperson of the Mejlis G. Mammmedova who informed on the work of the Parliament on further improvement of legal framework of the state as well as on the preparation to the first session of the People’s Council. The Mejlis of the country develops the draft of relevant documents for the conduct of the first session of the People’s Council on high organizational level.

Having listened to the information, the President of Turkmenistan highlighted the appropriateness of steadfast work of the Mejlis in solution of the objectives aimed at the promotion of the country toward social and economic changes and use of international practice in law-making activity.

Speaking of the preparation to the first session of the People’s Council, the Head of the State focused on the importance of thorough elaboration of all organizational issues, agenda and documents, which would be reviewed by the delegates of nation-wide session. Coming forum has to be held taking into account rich historical practice in the country administration gained by the ancestors for wide attraction of the representatives of all level population to large-scale work of the government importance, the President highlighted.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov reported on the activity of the MFA in the context of steadfast implementation of foreign course of neutral Turkmenistan and fulfilment of the assignments given by the Head of the State.

It was reported on the measures for further development of fruitful cooperation, both in bilateral and multilateral levels under competent international organizations including the UN and its largest structures. At the same time, systematic work for promotion and practical implementation of peace-making initiatives proposed by Turkmen leader is carried out.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that our country would continue consolidating and expanding constructive cooperation with all interested foreign partners, for which it has considerable potential.

Implementing its foreign course based on neutral status, principles of peace-loving good neighbourliness and transparency, Turkmenistan makes considerable contribution to universal efforts on the development of mutually accepted solutions of topical issues of regional and global agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Speaking of key vectors of the activity of the MFA, the Head of the State highlighted the necessity of integrated approach to the fulfilment of set assignments. The President also gave specific instructions on the preparation to coming important international events and provision of high level of their organization.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Myradov reported on the situation in the structure under his supervision and on the fulfilment of the assignments given by the President of Turkmenistan.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused on the importance of integrated measures for further improvement of establishments of financial and economic system. Support of dynamic growth rates in all branches of national economy, increment of export volumes have been outlined among topical directions of work. The Head of Turkmenistan has also requested to hold under control the realization of the State and profile programmes, having addressed relevant orders to the Vice-premier.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers P. Agamyradov reported on the activity for the improvement of education and science spheres, development of health protection and sports as well as on realization of the youth affairs objectives and expansion of international contacts in these directions.

The Vice-premier reported on the preparation to International rally Amul – Hazar 2018 including the involvement of voluntaries and provision of medical services, etc.

Mentioning the importance of the formation of physically and morally fit generation, provision of actual contribution of Turkmen scientists to rapid diversification and stable development of the country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that the progress of social sphere is the leading mechanism of the improvement of human potential and quality of life of Turkmen citizens.

Regarding the preparation to the rally, the Head of the State gave specific instructions including the duties of medical teams composed of experienced doctors and provided with advanced equipment and medicines and language training of the voluntaries. The President requested to provide the coordination of the activities of the organizations participating in the organization of the competitions for creation of necessary conditions on the route and camping sites.

Deputy Chairperson of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Abdiyeva reported on the activity of the structures under her supervision and cultural events held under slogan of the year “Turkmenistan – the Heart of the Great Silk Road” as well as those timed to the start of International rally Amul – Hazar 2018. It is planned to organize the concerts with the participation of the art masters and artistic collectives in order to make the sport event bright and colourful celebration.

Information on the measures for improvement of national media and publishing services has been given in the report.

Having listened to the report and addressing the Vice-premier, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the necessity of continuation of work for further improvement of the activity of the spheres in accordance with the objectives and time demands.

Having focused on the preparation of cultural part of coming International rally Amul – Hazar 2018, Turkmen leader highlighted its special significance in creation of celebration atmosphere of the sport forum, attraction of the interest of the participants and guests to historical monuments of our country, which are located along the Silk Road.

Each event has to be bright, dynamic, educational and interesting, the President said, having given relevant instructions to the Vice-premier. Speaking of coming celebration events and other activities, which are to popularize rich national heritage of Turkmen nation, its contribution to the world treasury as well as to demonstrate the success of our country, the Head of the State gave specific instructions on their high-level organization to the Vice-premier.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers D. Amangeldiyev made report on the work in construction and energy complexes of the country and on the fulfilment of the assignments given by the Head of the State.

Having listened to the information, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the importance of the objectives of these branches. It was highlighted that it is necessary to continue the work on turning of Turkmen capital into one of the most beautiful and comfortable cities of the world with all conditions for work and rest of people.

The President pointed out the necessity to accelerate the rates of the reforms in all directions including the modernization of road and transport infrastructure, beautification of living estates, planning of the territories, planting of trees and other. These objectives are to be solved by the implementation of modern equipment and latest technologies, creation of innovative production structures, the Head of the State said, having given the number of assignments to the Vice-premier.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev informed on seasonal agricultural works in the velayats including the preparation to cotton harvest and winter crops sowing.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State addressed the Vice-premier with the number of instructions on high quality organization of all planned agricultural works, strict compliance of agrotechnical standards, having noted that the issues of comprehensive provision of the cotton harvest campaign and winter crop sowing with necessary technical resources have to be under attention. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested the Vice-premier to provide the complex of measures for qualitative campaign and to take care of the protection of harvested cotton.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Chakiyev reported on the situation in the branches of transport and communication sector, improvement and modernization of its equipment and facilities base.

Having summed up the report, the President of Turkmenistan highlighted the importance of steadfast realization of the programmes of development of transport and communication and thoroughly thought approach, which takes into account modern tendencies in solution of set objectives.

The Head of the State highlighted the necessity of permanent introduction of new technologies, exchange of practice, useful innovative developments with foreign partners, having noted the appropriateness of dynamic development of transport sector and addressed the Vice-premier with the number of specific assignments.

Having pointed out the technological modernization of profile facilities is priority objective of the sphere, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered the Vice-premier to take measures for provision of organized and coordinated work on quality service and efficient operation of available equipment.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov reported on the realization of the Programme of development of oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan until 2030 and situation in different sectors of fuel and energy complex.

Having listened to the report, the President ordered the management of fuel and energy complex to control the activity of all structures under supervision paying utmost attention to the growth of production and processing of oil and gas. The Vice-premier received specific instructions concerning the realization of big investment projects including the construction of modern petrochemical complexes and Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India gas line.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Minister Ch. Gylyjov reported on the situation in the spheres under his supervision and measures for improvement of the trade turnover, activity of trade facilities and stimulation of private business initiative and support of national producers of export and import substitutive production.

The Head of the State outlined the utmost objectives of the trade complex including the provision of foo abundance in internal market by local goods as well as gave the instructions for creation of all conditions for further development of the entrepreneurship in the country, its role in improvement of the competiveness of national economy and expansion of foreign economic relations.

Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused on the objectives of promotion of national production in foreign markets, search for new forms of the state and private partnership including the support of the facilities in establishment of the contacts with business circles of other states, having given the Vice-premier with the number of instructions.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers K. Durdymyradov reported on the situation in industrial sector. It was reported on the measures for solution of set objectives and fulfilment of the assignments of the Head of the State on integrated modernization of relevant infrastructure, improvement of the variety of high quality production demanded in internal and foreign markets.

Having pointed out to work on implementation of the plans of industrialization of the country, import substitution and improvement of production of local competitive export oriented goods more actively, the President noted that it is necessary to establish new high technology facilities together with foreign partners, to improve the profitability of industrial branches.

The Head of the State said that there are all capabilities and rich resource potential in Turkmenistan, which has to be used efficiently with maximum output. Having highlighted that industrial complex is one of key segments of national economy and plays important role in dynamic social and economic development of the country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave certain assignments to the Vice-premier.

Minister of Internal Affairs I. Mulikov made detailed report on the preparation to International rally Amul – Hazar 2018. Information about the measures under coming sport competitions on proper level including the session, organizational and working committees, presentations held in different countries, practical measures for highlighting of the competitions in mass media has been given. It was informed that there is special internet site with all information about the rally, registration of the sportsmen willing to participate in the race.

The Head of the MIA presented the samples of sport suits for the participants of the competition to the review by the President of Turkmenistan. The work of specially organized courses for training of the pilots, navigators and technical personnel representing national team was separate subject of the report.

Having listened to the report, the Leader of the Nation noted that International rally Amul – Hazar 2018 would be deserving contribution to the revival of historical route connecting Asia and Europe by trade and cultural contacts for ages in modern format. Work for organization of coming competitions has to be organized in coordination with the solution of relevant objectives, the Head of the State noted, having addressed the Minister with relevant assignments.

It is necessary to approach the issues related to the registration of the participants of the rally, custom clearance of racing vehicles and creation of conditions for high-level organization of the competitions in general with responsibility, the President highlighted. The reception, accommodation, service of the participants and guests have to meet universal international standards and traditions of hospitality of Turkmen nation, the Head of the State noted.

It is necessary to think thoroughly over the programme of cultural events, which would be held along the route of the rally, the President continued, having noted that they have to reflect the importance of this event as well as the achievements of national sports. Special emphasis was made on the importance of using of the elements reflecting the beauty of Turkmen land and its unique natural attractions on the sport suits of the participants of the rally. Having highlighted again the necessity of the provision of high organizational level of Amul – Hazar 2018 rally, the Head of the State ordered to solve all issues of preparation and conduct of coming international competitions.

Finishing the joint session of the Cabinet of Ministers and the State Security Council, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished success in important and responsible work to all participants.