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Ashgabat hosted the bilateral Turkmen-Iranian Business Forum, dedicated to the expansion of fruitful cooperation between the two countries. According to local media, the event was organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Turkmenistan in collaboration with the Embassy of Iran. The meeting of representatives of business circles held in the capital focused on the specification of the most profitable areas of mutual trade and economic cooperation.



In 2015, Russia "once again without a reasonable basis reported its intention to reduce volumes of natural gas purchased in Turkmenistan from 11 to 4 billion cubic meters a year." This statement was made in the article by Annadurda Meretgeldiev – the Deputy Director of the Institute of Oil and Gas, which is a part of the state company "Turkmengaz". The article itself was published on Monday, February 16 on the official website of the government of the republic.


On Saturday, February 7, in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat, at the palace "Mekan" a working meeting was held, which was attended by heads of several ministries and departments, representatives of the Municipality of Ashgabat and deputies of the national parliament of the republic. The event was dedicated to a discussion of measures aimed at implementing the concept for the development of the capital over the next two years, which had previously been set by the head of state, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.


The Embassy of Turkmenistan in the Uzbek capital Tashkent hosted a briefing "Turkmenistan's neutral status as a factor of peace and constructive cooperation." During the event, it was noted that this year in Turkmenistan the "Year of neutrality and peace" was declared, which is associated with the 20th anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution "Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan" No. № 50/80 from December 12, 1995.


During the regular meeting of the Government of Turkmenistan the President of the Republic Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave an order to perform a detailed analysis of the situation, which to date has developed in the global economy. The news was reported on Saturday, January 31 by the State Information Service "Turkmen Dovlet khabarlary", who noted that the President also pointed to the need of taking appropriate measures to prevent negative processes in the economy.


The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov believes that it’s necessary to create an institution of the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) in the republic, which would effectively counter the tyranny of government officials. He said this in his speech in the Parliament, noting the need to further improve the protection of human rights and freedoms by independent institutions. According to G.


In the course of the extended meeting of the Government of the Republic held in the capital of Turkmenistan the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov set the task to increase production of natural gas from bringing it to the level of at least 83.8 billion cubic meters per year. At the same time, he said, more than half of "blue fuel" produced, or about 48 billion cubic meters will be exported to foreign countries. Recall that Turkmen natural gas is currently exported to China, Russia and Iran.



Beginning from January 1 of this year, retail prices for gasoline of all grades, as well as diesel fuel in Turkmenistan have been raised. So, now a liter of RON95 gasoline will cost the owner of a vehicle 1 manat, and one liter of RON92 - 0.94 manat. Recall that at the end of last year one liter of 95-octane gasoline was 0.62 manat, and one liter of 92-octane gasoline - 0.58 manat. As noted in the local media, it was done in the framework of the gradual transition to price regulation in the energy sector by market methods.



On Monday, December 29 the new law "On legal regulation of the Internet development and Internet services in the country", published in the national press, entered into force in Turkmenistan.


The largest in the country shopping and entertainment center "Berkarar", which occupies a total area of ​​17.5 hectares, opened in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat. The opening ceremony was attended by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who made a short welcoming speech. As noted, the total area of ​​the new shopping center is 140 thousand square meters and it includes more than 340 stores, with different profiles of activity.