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Based in Ashgabat official delegation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, headed by a member of the Supreme Chamber of Parliament Nesar Ahmad Haresemom was received in the highest legislative body of Turkmenistan. This was reported by the state news agency of the Republic, noting that during the talks the Afghan party expressed its appreciation for the global support and assistance in strengthening the foundations of peace and socio-economic revival of Afghanistan.


The State Bank for Foreign Economic Activity of Turkmenistan held a ceremony of signing of a number of loan agreements totaling more than $ 2.5 billion. These funds are allocated to the republic by Japanese Bank for International Cooperation, the Export-Import Bank of Korea, as well as syndicate of financial institutions in Japan, Korea, France, Germany, Italy, China, Switzerland and Austria. This loan is needed to finance the construction of the new Turkmenistan gas chemical complex in Kiyanly village, which will produce polypropylene and polyethylene.



Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is displeased with the Service for Protection of the State Border of the Republic in general, making a number of critical comments addressed to its authorities during the last meeting of the National Security Council. In particular, he drew attention to the particular importance of the tasks that are assigned to this service, noting that the state supports modernization of material and technical resources of the service.


The government of Turkmenistan is currently conducting a range of planned activities aimed at the inclusion of historical and cultural monuments of the country on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Deputy Prime Minister Maysa Yazmukhammedova unveiled the news, while delivering her report on the current state of the study and protection of historical and cultural monuments to the President during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers held on Friday, May 30.


The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed serious dissatisfaction with the textile industry of the Republic during the recent working session of the Government. So reads the report posted by the government's press service on Thursday, May 29. The head of state is also reported to have urged the leading companies of the industry to build momentum within the program on modernization and expansion of production volumes and range.



President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov prohibited the use of child labor in the agricultural sector, demanding respect for human rights. It happened on Monday, May 26, at the meeting, where the head of state said that now attracting children to such types of work will be punishable by law. Recall that this issue is quite topical in the country, and it was raised not only by the current president, but also by the first leader Saparmurat Niyazov.



On Sunday, May 25 Turkmenistan once again celebrated a national holiday entitled "Day of the carpet". First it was celebrated in the republic in 1992 and eventually became a regular event, which takes place on the last Sunday of May every year. It should be noted that Turkmen carpets are a matter of national pride of residents of the republic and it is not surprising that its elements are present on even on the main symbols of the country - the national flag and coat of arms.



On Friday, May 23, the capital of Turkmenistan hosted a regular meeting of the government chaired by the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The agenda included issues related to the preparations for the Ashkhabad Day and the Turkmen Carpet Feast, the former holiday to be celebrated in the republic for the first time. These festive events will be held in conjunction with the opening ceremony of the renovated Ashkhabad Recreation Park and the monument called “My White City of Ashkhabad.”



The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States Robert Eugene Patterson, as the mission headed by the American diplomatic official came to an end. The report was posted by the state news agency on Wednesday, May 21. The participants of the meeting exchanged views on the most urgent issues of the relationship between the two countries.



In Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, the Chairperson of the Republican Parliament Akja Nurberdyeva received credentials from the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bahrain Rashid Saad Al Doseri Dhaffer, news reported by the government of the country and distributed by the media on Wednesday, May 21.