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The Ashgabat-based Oil and Gas Research Institute hosted the fifth conference of the Global Gas Flaring Reduction (GGFR). The organizer of the event was the World Bank, while the list of participants included delegations of such countries as Russia, Norway, Canada, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. In addition, the event was attended by representatives of the World Bank, a number of leading specialized research institutions of Turkmenistan and foreign companies that operate in the oil and gas industry of the republic.



The Ashgabat-based Center of Public Organizations of Turkmenistan hosted a meeting of the organizing committee for the creation of the third political party in the country, the Agrarian Party. The list of participants in the event included members of the organizing committee and regional deputies who support such an idea. The meeting broached issues related to the convening of the constituent congress of the new party, the order of assemblies and meetings to select representatives participating in the congress.



Last week in the capital of Turkmenistan a regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers chaired by the President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov took place. It was dedicated to discussion of the most pressing issues related to public life. During the event, the Ashgabat transport international high-level conference, which ended on September 4 and the results of the seminar on the development of the Balkan region were summed up.


During the recent meeting with the US Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Daniel Rosenblum held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the discussion broached the prospects of Turkmen-American cooperation. This was announced in an official statement released by the Turkmen government on Saturday, September 6. According to the document, participants in the meeting discussed the prospects of cooperation between the two countries and exchanged views on issues related to the activation of mutual partnership.



A joint meeting of representatives of the oil and gas industry of Russia and Turkmenistan has begun in Ashgabat, the event to take place from 8 to 11 September. The Turkmen government announced the news in an official statement, noting that the event is dedicated to the development of mutually beneficial cooperation between the countries. The document also states that the round table will include a number of bilateral meetings and negotiations with representatives and heads of major Russian oil and gas companies.



Within the sixth international construction exhibition "Turkmen Construction 2014", which takes place in Ashgabat, 10 leading manufacturers of building materials in Kazakhstan presented its products on a Single National stand. The National stand of the Republic was visited by the Minister of Construction of Turkmenistan G. Bayramydov and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic M.Artykov. As it turned out, they paid particular attention to the building materials that were presented under the brand «Made in Kazakhstan».


Two facilities related to transport infrastructure have been commissioned in Turkmenistan: the International Car Terminal and the International Customs Terminal. In addition, there was launched the construction of a motorway to connect Ashgabat with Turkmenbashi. The solemn ceremonies of commissioning the aforementioned facilities were attended by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the President of the Republic. The launch of the construction of the Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi highway was also attended by the head of the International Road Transport Union Mr.


This year, on the Day of Knowledge, September 1, opening of a new complex of the International University of Sciences and Humanities took place in the capital of Turkmenistan. This institution was founded in May of this year in accordance with the decree of the President of the Republic, who took part in today's opening ceremony. As it was noted, the education program of the new university has been formulated basing on the requirements of the Bologna process.



From September3 to 4 the capital of Turkmenistan will host an international conference on the role of transit corridors in sustainable development and international cooperation. This is stated in the message of the Government of the Republic, published on Monday, September the 1st. It is also noted that the organizers of the conference are the Ministries of Road Transport and Foreign Affairs.



Turkmenistan and China are major partners in the field of energy cooperation, particularly in the gas sector, the development of which has a very broad perspective. This statement was made to the press by the Deputy General Director of the Chinese oil and gas company «PetroChina» Lu Gunsyun. According to him, the recent visit of the Deputy Prime Minister of the State Council Zhang Gaoli to the Republic significantly promoted the implementation of various agreements and contracts between enterprises and governments of the two countries.