President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers where topical issues of the state life have been discussed.
Having announced the agenda, the President gave floor for report on the situation in financial and economic establishments and banks of the country to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Myradov. Reporting on the fulfilment of the assignments given by the President of Turkmenistan, the Vice-premier informed about practical measures taken for using of local building materials in the construction as well as on the custom duties on certain industrial and construction materials imported to our country.
Reporting on the outcomes of agreement process of the custom fees on glass products and bottles that is brought to Turkmenistan with relative structures, the Deputy Chairman presented the draft document for review to the Head of the State.
Systematic gradual transition to the market economy in our country at present time is followed by the solution of the objectives for saturation of internal market with high-quality goods of local make that are able to compete with imported analogues, the Head of the State noted. Taking into account yearly growing demand, the number of the facilities producing various goods is increasing.
Realization of the events under relative state programmes would support the improvement of the competiveness of national economy what is defining factor of the development of foreign trade, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. Having signed the Resolution on Approval Tax Duties for on glass and bottle products imported to the territory of Turkmenistan, the Head of the State addressed the Vice-premier with the instruction to prepare the draft document on custom duties for certain type of imported industrial and construction materials.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers O. Gurbannazarov reported on the preparation to the exhibition and conference of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan dedicated to the 10th year of its anniversary.
182 members of the UIET will demonstrate their expositions on 2610 sq. m. area in the Trade and Industrial Chamber on March 17 – 18. The forum on March 17 will present and analyse the results of the activity of the Union for the past 10 years, the achievements and successes as well as coming goals related with the Programme of the President of Turkmenistan on social and economic development of the country in 2018 – 2024.
Giving the instructions on high-level organization of coming exhibition and conference of the UIET, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that economic potential of Turkmenistan entrepreneurship is growing today by the increment of production resources and introduction of advanced technologies. Non-governmental sector plays an important role in the modernization and diversification of the branches of national economy, in the increment of production volumes and in the expansion of the variety of competitive quality goods and in provision of food abundance as well.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of the participation of local manufacturers in international exhibition and business forums that open new opportunities for the realization of huge export and investment potential of the country, further successful advancement of Turkmen goods in the world market.
Having noted the necessity of the attention of the community to the achievement and capabilities of the entrepreneurship as well as the attraction of the students, who are future specialists, to this sphere, the President expressed the confidence that young specialists would support the development of Turkmen business with their educational and professional skills. for this purposes, the youth should visits the exhibitions organized by the UIET and branch museums have to be opened at the universities.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Babayev reported on the measures taken for further dynamic development of oil and gas complex of the country, support of number of big investment projects aimed at the improvement of production potential and diversification of fuel and energy complex, increment of the volumes of petrochemical goods and expansion of its variety.
Summarizing the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that active participation of our country in international energy cooperation is an important aspect of the energy strategy of Turkmenistan. Having the status of energy power, Turkmenistan would continue building its policy in this sphere in accordance with national interests based on the principles of transparency, pragmatism and mutual benefit and steadily consolidating its positions in the world energy markets.
Having focused on the significance of continuation of coordinated work in this direction, the head of the State addressed the Vice-premier with number of specific assignments on further expansion of productive partnership with the leading oil and gas companies that have advanced experience, technical and technology capabilities.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev reported on seasonal agricultural works in the velayats. At present, vegetation irrigation, mineral fertilizing and other works are carried out in the fields under the wheat. At he same time, preparation of the fields, equipment and seeds to coming cotton sowing is ongoing.
Information on the measures taken according to the assignment of the Head of the State on rational use of water and land resources, improvement of the land fertility by application of advanced practice and scientific achievements has also been given. Scientists and other specialists are sent to the velayats and the training seminars are organized for the support of agricultural producers including in organization of sowing campaigns, cultivation of grain, vegetable and cucurbitaceous crops.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov demanded to take all measures for conducting spring agricultural campaigns in optimum timeline. At the same time, special emphasis was laid upon the necessity of strict control of the compliance to all agrotechnical standards in farming, which are an important factor in receiving good harvest of wheat, cotton and other agricultural crops.
The Head of the State gave specific instructions with regards to the introduction of advanced scientific achievements, new resource saving technologies and in general, to the improvement of farming culture as integral conditions of successful development of the agrarian sector.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers K. Durdymyradov reported on the situation in the sphere under his supervision and on the fulfilment of the assignments on the realization of the programme of rapid industrialization of the country and the improvement of production potential of the industry that were given by the Head of the State earlier.
The formation of competitive economy of Turkmenistan is the only way of sustainable development of the country and bringing of it to the standards of wealth matching the developed states of the world, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted. Strategic role here is given to the processing branches of industrial complex that owing to quality modernization and diversification, investments to the establishment of innovative productions based on local resources have received the opportunity to enter international markets.
Having noted the importance of the attraction of foreign investments to this sphere in the form of the most advanced equipment and modern technologies, the Head of the State gave instructions to hold under permanent control the issues related with timely and quality completion of industrial projects that have strategic significance for the economy of the country both in import substitutive direction and from the export orientation point of view.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers D. Amangeldiyev made report on the work in the structures under his supervision. It was mentioned that large-scale activity is carried out in Ashgabat for further improvement of architectural and urban construction appearance of the capital, reconstruction of the facades of living houses and planning of the streets. Large attention is paid to the development of transport and engineering infrastructure, reconstruction of the highways, construction of parking plots, bus stops and roads intersections.
Having listened to the report, the President of Turkmenistan requested the Vice-premier to hold under unremitting control the activity of the spheres under his supervision. High dynamics of the economic development of the country at modern stage creates wide opportunities for the realization of large-scale programmes, which main aspects are the improvement of life level and quality of Turkmenistan citizens.
Having highlighted the importance of large-scale urban construction programme that is to turn white-marble Ashgabat into one of the most beautiful and comfortable cities of the world, the Head of the State focused on the necessity of compliance to the main criteria of the construction – the comfort for people, as well as to the provision of the reliability and durability of the facilities.
Turkmen leader ordered the Vice-premier to speed up the rates of the transformation works in all directions including the modernization of road and transport infrastructure, beautification of living estates, planning of the territories and other. These objectives are to be solved by using modern equipment and creation of innovative production structures, the Head of the State said, having addressed the Vice-premier with number of the assignments.
During the session, the President of Turkmenistan ordered Minister of Municipal Service M. Abilov and Hyakim of Ashgabat Sh. Durdiliyev to provide coordinated work of all links of municipal services for further improvement of social and living condition of the population and requested to hold this matter under permanent control.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Annameredov reported on the situation in transport and communication sphere. The information about the fulfilment of the assignments given by the Head of the State related to the realization of the measures for the improvement of the activity of Turkmenhowayollary Service and on the work for the procurement of new aircrafts for its fleet.
Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made special mention of the necessity of the modernization of all branches of national transport sphere, which have to operate on the level of the best world’s standards including the civil aviation, which development is supported by huge investments from the Government. The fleet of Turkmenhowayollary Service is equipped by the last generation planes and helicopters from the leading world’s producers. At present time, our aircrafts make regular flights to dozens states of the world.
Having mentioned the importance of further measures for the improvement of equipment and facilities base and quality of the services rendered to the passengers and in general, for the organization of works on the level of international standards, the President addressed the Vice-premier with number of specific instructions.
Deputy Chairperson of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Abdiyeva reported on the work carried out by the structures under her supervision.
Having listened to the report, the Head of the State focused on the utmost objectives of the institutes of this sphere including mass media. Having highlighted the importance of the events that enrich the relations of Turkmenistan with foreign countries with new content and supporting the consolidation of friendship and versatile international cooperation, wide popularization of spiritual heritage of Turkmen nation in the world, the Head of the State addressed the Vice-premier with specific instructions.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers P. Agamyradov reported on the development of the sport sphere of the country, realization of programme measures in this field including those related to the study and introduction of advanced international experience to national practice and organization of mass work for the propaganda of the sports.
We are paying great attention to the assertion of healthy life style principles in the society, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, outlining the objectives in this sphere. The Head of the State highlighted that the concept of long-term social and economic development of Turkmenistan defines an exclusive role of physical culture and sports in the formation of the human potential of the country.
In this context, the Head of the State gave number of assignments on the acceleration of large-scale reforms expanded in this sphere, consolidation of its equipment and facilities base, establishment of efficient system of the improvement of qualification level of the specialists. The work in this field is to give new impulse to health-improving movement in the country, the President said, having addressed relative officials with the assignments on active and rational involvement of the cities and villages.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign minister R. Meredov reported on the preparation to the events dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
It was highlighted that signing of relative Resolution by the President of Turkmenistan made the basis of national diplomacy school. For the past years, the University trained 410 qualified specialists in different directions, who work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic missions and consulates of our country abroad, other branch structures and mass media.
Based on the Resolutions of the President of Turkmenistan, the training centre for training of administration and technical personnel for national diplomatic service and Scientific and Methodological centre for the Goals of Sustainable Development have been opened under the Institute of International Relations in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Number of the events on occasion of the 10th anniversary including scientific and practical conference dedicated to the diplomacy of neutral Turkmenistan has been planned on March 20. In addition, it is planned to organize theme round table, different sports competitions, photo contest as well as young talents contest demonstrating their skills in English on March 17 – 20.
Having listened to the report, the President highlighted that the Institute of International Relations plays important role in the training of new generation of Turkmen diplomats who are to be the guides of foreign course of neutral Turkmenistan in new historical age. Initiative position of our country in the matters of international cooperation, its active participation in regional and global integration processes cause the requirement in highly qualified personnel that have wide world outlook and are able to represent the country deservingly abroad.
Speaking of this, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that the University has responsible objective to provide all the conditions for future diplomats would be able to master the skills of this noble profession in order to apply received knowledge in practice in the future supporting the consolidation and the growth of the authority of Turkmenistan in the world arena. In this context, having requested to provide high organizational level of the events timed to the 10th anniversary of the Institute of International Relations, the Head of the State gave number of the assignments on further improvement of the activity of the institute to the Vice-premier.
After, Chairperson of the Mejlis A. Nurberdiyeva informed on the activity of the Parliament for the modernization of legal and regulatory base of the country. Organizational works for the elections of the Mejlis deputies of the sixth convocation, members of the People’s Council and Gengeshys in March. The deputies explain the provisions of new laws to the population.
Having listened to the information, the President of Turkmenistan highlighted an exclusive importance of the elaboration of regulatory and legal acts in the context of modern realities and the reforms expanded in the country.
Having noted that efficient realization of their authorities by the parliamentarians is based on the support of the communication with the electorate, the President recommended the deputies to take active part in the work for the education of young generation, propaganda of healthy life style. Focusing on the organization of coming election of proper level, the Head of the State highlighted that the elections has to be held on alternative, transparency and publicity basis. This principles that are widely used in the world practice are to provide the election of the most deserving people who put all their efforts, power, experience and knowledge to bring the large-scale social and economic programmes to life.
Continuing the session, the President of Turkmenistan touched upon the subjects of the improvement of the activity of national mass media. The works in this sphere do not match the time realities, the Head of the State said and expressed his discontent with the measures taken for the fulfilment of the set objectives. Information materials and articles published in the press do not reflect entirely the achievements of rapidly developing Turkmenistan. Broadcasts of TV and Radio channels do not meet the requirements by the quality and content.
In this regard, it is necessary to bring the work of mass media on proper level, the Head of the State demanded, having requested to take active measures for the demonstration of the successes in all spheres and wide popularization of the achievements of Turkmenistan. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also highlighted the importance of responsible approach to the organization of the work of the entities of this sphere.
Addressing the participants of the session, the Head of the State stated with delight the efficiency of official visits to the State of Kuwait and United Arab Emirates.
Speaking of the outcomes of the visits to Kuwait on March 13 – 14, the Head of the State noted historical importance of this event in the chronicle of bilateral relations. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that the talks with the Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah were held in the atmosphere of friendship, mutual respect and trust.
The President expressed firm confidence that achieved agreements would open wide opportunities for further expansion of the cooperation between our nations. Turkmen – Kuwaiti high-level meeting is to bring the interstate relations to new level as well as would give strong impulse to the development of the cooperation in priority directions.
During the negotiations, the sides exchanged the opinions on the subjects of the intensification of efficient partnership in such key segments of the economy as oil and gas complex, construction, energy, transport and communication sector, high technologies, science and education, the Head of the State continued.
Opportunities of participation of big oil and gas companies, investment and financial structures of Kuwait in realization of Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India gas line project, the construction of the Afghan part of which has been ceremonially launched recently, were also discussed during the meeting.
Having noted the achieved agreement on the foundation of Joint Turkmen – Kuwaiti Committee on cooperation, Turkmen leader highlighted that this decision is supported by the signing of relative document.
Taking geographic location of two friendly countries into consideration, the subject of the development of productive relations in transport and communication sector was one of the themes discussed at the meeting, the Head of Turkmenistan said.
The President also highlighted that he has invited the Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to visit our country.
Having given high appraisal to the outcomes of Turkmen – Kuwaiti high-level meeting, during which 10 intergovernmental documents have been signed, the President stated with delight that all set objectives have been achieved.
Continuing the session, the Head of the State noted the efficiency and constructive character of the official visit to United Arab Emirates on March 13 – 14 that was also an important milestone in the history of interstate cooperation. In this context, it was highlighted that the talks with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of UAE Sheikh Muhammed Bin Zayed Al Nahayan were held in the atmosphere of friendship and understanding.
Having highlighted that significance of achieved agreements, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed the confidence that their practical realization would support further development of the relations between two friendly states and nations.
Recently, the Head of the State continued, the construction of the Afghan part of transnational TAPI pipeline has been started. In this regard, the perspective of the participation of the leading oil and gas companies and financial structures of UAE in implementation of this project that is important for all countries of the region was one of the subjects of the talks.
Consolidation of humanitarian relations especially in science, education, culture and art was outlined among the perspective directions.
Seven documents signed by the outcomes of the talks between Turkmenistan and United Arab Emirates will support the activation of fruitful partnership.
Having highly appraised the outcomes of the official visit to friendly country, during which all set objectives have been met, the President noted that he has invited the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of UAE, Sheikh Muahmmed Bin Zayed Al Nahayan to visit our country.
Ending the extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished all participants strong health, family prosperity and great success in work.
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