President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers where current subjects of the government policy have been discussed.
Having left Oguzkhan Palace Complex, the President went by bicycle to the building of the Cabinet of Ministers, the place of the session of the Government.
Having opened the session of the Government, the Head of the State listened to the report of Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Myshikov on fulfilment of assignments for regulation of foreign currency reserves of legal entities, which are engaged in export of production.
It was informed that Draft Resolution on reserve foreign currency fund has been developed by the results of performed work. According to the document, the reserves of the Fund are planned to be concentrated in the Central Bank and to transfer foreign currency income of ministries, departments, lower facilities and all legal entities with the state share to the Bank.
Having approved and signed the Resolution on Reserve Foreign Currency Fund, the Head of Turkmenistan sent it to the Vice-premier by electronic document management system, having requested to hold strict fulfilment of set objectives under attention.
After, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers reported on taken measures for improvement of licensing work. In particular, it was informed that list of authorised bodies, works and amount the state duty have been reviewed of according to new edition of the Law of Turkmenistan on Licensing of certain activities.
Having highlighted the necessity of proper control of compliance of relative licensing requirements, head of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested to continue work in this direction and addressed specific assignments to the Vice-premier.
Further, Deputy chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov reported on situation in the sphere under his supervision, promotion of number of investment projects aimed at modernization of fuel and energy complex, increment of production capacities and diversification. It was informed about work for increment of volumes of processing hydrocarbon materials at Turkmenbashy Refinery Complex and production of high quality petroleum products, which are on high demand at the world markets.
Draft Resolution on procurement of various resources for Turkmenbashy Refinery Complex has been presented to the President of the country for review.
Summing up the report, the President highlighted that the utmost attention has to be paid to enhancement of efficiency of operation of oil deposits, introduction of modern technologies, which support intensification of raw material production as well as drilling of new wells including by attraction of foreign investments, expansion of international cooperation in this spheres.
Having signed relative document, the Head of the State sent it to the Vice-premier by electronic document management system, having given number of assignments for fulfilment of the set objectives.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev reported on seasonal agricultural works continued in the regions and preparation to the wheat harvest campaign.
Having listened to the report, the President noted importance of agricultural complex for national economy and creation of food abundance in the country. in this context, it is necessary to provide optimal rates of coming wheat harvest, to collect all produced yield using modern equipment efficiently.
It is also necessary to hold quality fulfilment of agricultural technical activities for care of cotton, potato, onion and other vegetable and cucurbitaceous crops under permanent control, the Head of Turkmenistan pointed out, having addressed the Vice-premir with specific assignments.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev reported on preparation to cultural events on occasion of the Day of Ashgabat and XIX Multi-purpose exhibition “White City of Ashgabat” on May 25.
International exhibition organised by Ashgabat city hall and Trade and Industrial Chamber will demonstrated achievements and perspectives of further development of Turkmen capital and define priorities of cooperation in different spheres.
Multi-purpose review will be one of important events timed to the celebration of the Day of Ashgabat. Celebration concert and public events are also planned on occasion of this remarkable day and end of the school year.
Having noted important of traditional international exhibition, the Head of the State ordered to provide all conditions for its organization on proper level.
It was highlighted that having established itself as big business and cultural centre of the region, Ashgabat embodied unique model of dynamically developing mega city, which harmonically combines beauty and comfort, advance achievements of architecture, engineering and technical thought and traditions of national architecture.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov reprimanded the Vice-premier for loss of control of activity of ministries and departments under his supervision, having focused that number of deficiencies have been admitted at construction sites of the city. The Head of the State pointed out mistakes, having demanded to correct admitted deficiencies as soon as possible.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov reported on work and fulfilment of assignments for modernization of communication sphere including activity of Türkmenpoçta Postal Company and expansion of its services.
The Vice-premier informed that specialists of Türkmenaragatnaşyk Agency have analysed and reviewed opportunities of provided services and prepared relative proposals in accordance with the Law of Turkmenistan on Communication.
Summing up the report, the President noted having taken the course to diversification and digitization of the economy, Turkmenistan makes bet on advanced scientific and technical achievements. Big role is in this is given to Türkmenpoçta Postal Company and Türkmenaragatnaşyk Agency.
The list of the main functions of the department has to include not only delivery of letters, parcels and periodic press but also fast postal shipments to any country. it is necessary to introduce new electronic services, advertise these services by permanent update of useful information for targeted audience, the Head of the state highlighted.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov reported on the situation in the structures under his supervision as well as on preparation to coming Turkmen Carpet Day.
According to the programme of events, fair exhibition dedicated to the achievements of carpet and textile industry as well as trade sphere will be organized in the building of Trade and Industrial Chamber. The 20th session of the World Turkmen Carpet Association with participation of representatives of number of foreign countries by video conference, honouring of the best workers of the State Association Türkmenhaly and concert of art masters will take place.
Having listened to the report, the President noted the importance of professional celebration of carpet makers observed in the country every year on the last Sunday of May, which has become the tribute to painstaking work and talent of Turkmen masters.
The Vice-premier was requested to conduct all events planned on the celebration including honouring ceremonies of the best personnel of the sphere, who make deserving contribution to protection and improvement of ancient national traditions of carpet making, on high organizational level.
Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Abdieyva reported on the situation in the structures under her supervision.
It was informed that steadfast work is carried out for improvement of national mass media. At the same time, preparation to coming celebrations and remarkable events is carried out. Special attention is paid to celebration in honour of 25th anniversary of the status of neutral status of Turkmenistan.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted importance of detailed study of advanced world practice for rapid bringing of activity of mass media on level of modern standards. It was highlighted that it is necessary to approach preparation of all planned cultural and public events on occasion of coming celebration with full responsibility.
During the session, the Head of Turkmenistan reprimanded the Vice-premier for improper fulfilment of duties, deficiencies admitted in work of mass media, in particular publication and articles and broadcasting of TV programmes with the last warning on correction of existing deficiencies as soon as possible.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers P. Agamyradov reported on preparation to International Children Day. On this day, Ministries of education, health protection and medical industry, culture, sport and youth affairs together with Ashgabat administration and public organization will organize different events.
Draft Resolution on Approval of the Programme of improvement of activity of children pre-school facilities in the sphere of early development and improvement of preparation of child to school in Turkmenistan in 2020 – 2025.
Having noted that Turkmenistan has always demonstrated its responsible approach to comprehensive and harmonic development of children, having announced protection of their rights and interests as an utmost care of the society and state, the Head of the State requested to prepare thoroughly to all planned cultural and public activities and hold these activities on the highest organizational level.
Having approved and signed relative document, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent it to the Vice-premier by electronic document management system, having given assignments regarding fulfilment of the objectives outlined in the document.
Continuing the session, the President has listened to the report of Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov.
It was informed that Information on measures taken by the Government of Turkmenistan in health protection of the population and combating of COVID-19 coronavirus infection, which was laid out in the letter of the President of the country addressed to General Director of the World health Organization Tedros Ghebreyesus, has been distributed as official document of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
This document was published in official languages of the United Nations Organization and distributed among the UN state members. It was another evidence of recognition of significant input of our country to joint efforts for development of effective solutions of actual modern issues and problems, counteraction against global challenges and threats, confirmation of high authority of the country in the world arena.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that being invariably committed to strategic partnership with the United Nations, neutral Turkmenistan as responsible member of international community is close contact with the UN and its specialized structures, especially with the World Health Organization, from the first days of pandemic threat.
Measures taken by our country following complicated situation in the world entirely meet recommendations of the WHO developed in the context of counteraction against the spread of coronavirus infection of new type.
Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister reported on Turkmenistan’s Infectious Disease Readiness, Prevention and Response Plan, which was presented to the Head of the State for approval.
Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that care of health and prosperity of people is a priority of the government policy. Following this, the utmost attention is paid to development of health protection sphere on innovative basis. This is visually indicated by successful realization of the State Health Programme aimed at bringing of Turkmen medicine sphere to the level of high world standards.
Expansion of cooperation with competent international organizations especially with the UN and its structures like the UNDP, WHO, UNICEF and other specialized organizations is one of integral components of this programme.
Number of accomplished joint projects, which are very important, is the result of this old fruitful cooperation. Active and initiative position of Turkmenistan in cooperation with foreign partners, success and achievements of our country in health protection received high appraisal of the world community.
Having highlighted that the government would continue paying utmost attention to protection and strengthening of health of people, Turkmen leader signed the Resolution approving Turkmenistan’s Infectious Disease Readiness, Prevention and Response Plan. Having sent it to the Vice-premier, the Head of the Foreign Minister by electronic document management system, the Head of the State addressed number of assignments on this regard.
Further, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Foreign Minister reported on preparation to regular session of the Council of the Heads of the Governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Participation of Turkmenistan’s delegation in regular session of the Council of the Heads of the Governments of the CIS, which is to be held in video conference format on May 29 this year is planned according to the order of the President. It is planned toreview number of issues of organizational aspect as well as subjects related to cooperation in economic, transport, cultural, sport and tourism and other spheres under the agenda.
As is known, Declaration on strategic economic cooperation between members of the Commonwealth of Independent States has been adopted by the outcomes of the session of the Council of the Heads of the Governments of the CIS in Ashgabat on October 11 last year. Based on its main direction, work for elaboration of the Draft Strategy of economic development of the CIS until 2030, which is in the final stage, is carried out at present.
It was informed in the report about development of the Action Plan regarding to the declaration of 2019 as a year of architecture and urban construction in the CIS by initiative of Turkmen leader.
Following constructive proposals of the Head of Turkmenistan made on the CIS Summit in 2017 in Sochi, relative joint work has been carried out for definition of priority directions of cooperation between members of the Commonwealth and development of draft of relative document.
Our country also takes active part in activity for regular organization of sport games under the CIS, improvement of their prestige in international arena. Following this, the CIS members have developed Draft Strategy of cooperation development in the sphere of physical culture and sport in coming decade.
It is planned to organize Working Meeting in video conference format with participation of representatives of all CIS countries on May 27 for final agreement on draft documents, which are to be reviewed at the session of the Council of the Heads of the Governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Development of constructive partnership in the Commonwealth format is one of the main vectors of foreign course of neutral Turkmenistan, the President highlighted. Our country strives to support comprehensively to strengthening of traditionally friendly, neighbour interstate relations, which have significant potential in different spheres.
Proposals of Turkmen side on bringing of cooperation under the CIS to wider geographic and economic horizons, realization of perspective multilateral projects, especially in transport, communication and other spheres, stimulation of humanitarian and cultural contacts are aimed at this.
Turkmenistan also stands for further consolidation of joint efforts in such actual direction as strengthening of peace, security and stability, counteraction against modern challenges and threats, for continuation of effective cooperation in the format of competent regioanla nd international organizations.
Speaking of this, the Head of the State ordered the Vice-premier, the head of the Foreign Ministry to provide high organizational level of preparation to participation of delegation of our country in coming session of the Council of the Heads of the Governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
After, Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova informed about activity of National Parliament for modernization of legal and regulatory framework of the country, work for development of number of draft laws. It was informed that sessions of working commission for study and compilation of proposals on amendments and addendums of the Constitution of Turkmenistan are held in set order.
Summing up the information, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted importance of gradual activity of the Parliament in the context of legal provision of integrated changes aimed at progressive development of all spheres of life of the state and society.
The Head of Turkmenistan noted that deputies have to pay close attention to work on sites, awareness of the population with constitutional reforms, which are to support further strengthening of unity and solidarity of our people.
After, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov reported on activity of the structures under his supervision, course of military reforms and fulfilment of assignments given by the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that Turkmenistan, which is invariably committed to neutral status and pursuing defensive Military doctrine would continue taking care of strengthening of its defensive capability as a guarantee of peace and security of the country and wealthy life of the nation.
Provision of the Armed Forces with latest specialized equipment and all conditions for service and life of officers and soldiers remain the main directions of the government policy in this sphere.
Special focus has been made on improvement of level of professionalism, theoretical, social and political, physical training of officers, education of young warriors in the spirit of patriotism and best traditions of Turkmen army.
Addressing the participants of the session, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted priority directions of coming work.
Speaking of importance of taking integrated measures for support of economic growth in Turkmenistan, the President ordered to improve mechanisms stimulating processes of diversification of branches, increment of list of competitive production of own make and its export. Having highlighted that special attention has to be paid to stable development of transport sphere in modern conditions, the Head of the State requested to extend capabilities of logistic system.
Compliance with requirements of quality and timeline of construction of facilities planned to be opened on occasion of the 25th anniversary of neutrality of the country has been outlined among the main direction for nearest future. At the same time, it was requested to provide high level of all events planned on occasion of this remarkable date.
Having highlighted the subjects of preparation to coming holidays on national and international significance, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to organize them on proper level.
Continuing the session, Turkmen leader noted that Eid Al Fitr would be widely celebrated on Sunday, May 24. Having congratulated the participants of the session and all Turkmenistan citizens on coming holiday, the President of Turkmenistan addressed wishes of strong health and wealthy life to all.
Addressing the members of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Head of the State highlighted that the Day of Ashgabat, which is a special event for the residents of the capital, would be celebrated on May 25
Our capital is booming; numerous white-marble buildings have been erected, city border are expanded. Ashgabat has turned into political and business centre of international level. “We would continue paying special attention to comprehensive development of the capital of our independent and neutral state”, - the President of Turkmenistan has said.
Finishing video conference session of the cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished strong health, family wealth and success in work to all participants. Having left the building of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Head of the State went to Oguzkhan Palace Complex by bicycle.
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