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Turkmenistan jointly with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is planning to hold an international conference on energy security in Ashgabat on October 17-18, the Turkmen government said today.

According to the report, 'Energy security and sustainable development - future of the OSCE' will be the main topic. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry will act as a co-organiser.

Turkmenistan joined OSCE on January 30, 1992. Several large international forums, including those on energy security have been recently held in Ashgabat.


Ukraine expects to resume direct deliveries of Turkmen gas from 2015, a Ukrainian media outlet reported citing a statement of Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov.

"We are very interested in the free trade agreement between CIS countries working with full efficiency," the Prime Minister noted emphasizing the paragraph concerning the fuel-pipeline system.

According to the report, this agreement was ratified by Ukraine and Russia; however, this must wait until 2015 due to delays by Russia.


A visit of the chairman of the Majlis of the Islamic Council (parliament) of Iran Ali Larijani to Turkmenistan is expected in the coming days, a Turkmen government's statement said.

According to the statement, this question was discussed at a governmental meeting in Ashgabat. Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that expanding inter-parliamentary relations is an important factor in strengthening inter-governmental dialogue.
At the same time, the importance of establishing closer contacts in hopes of sharing experiences in legislative activities was stressed.


Consist of the Turkmen-Belarusian intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation was adopted with the Turkmen side, said in report of Turkmen government.

The decree was signed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov "to further development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Belarus".


According to the decree of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Amanmyrat Khallyev was appointed to the country's attorney, previously he held the position of Chief Justice, the Turkmen government said.

By another decree, Begench Charyev was appointed the President of the Supreme Court, who was previously the Minister of Justice. According to the information, Berdimuhamedov, who is also the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, has signed a decree on the appointment and dismissal of judges of the courts of Turkmenistan and assigning them to qualification classes.


The third international cotton exhibition fair in Turkmenistan will take place in the Sergi Koshgi exhibition palace in Ashgabat on November 23-24, 2013, the event organizers' statement said.

Turkmenpagta (Turkmencotton) State Concern, The State commodity and raw materials exchange of Turkmenistan and State Chamber of Commodity and Industry are exhibition organizers.


Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed the relevant structures, in regard to the issue of opening Turkmenistan's Embassy in South Korean capital of Seoul, Turkmen government's report said on Saturday.

"This will be an important event in the history of fruitful bilateral relations, which in recent years have reached a qualitatively new level and have significantly enriched in content," the report cited the Turkmen President's words, said by him at the government meeting.

Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in February 1992.


President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov speaking at the VII Congress of the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan decided to withdraw from the duties of the chairman of the political structure, Turkmen government reported on Saturday.


A shipyard will be put into operation at the Caspian port in Turkmenbashi in 2017.

Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary" (TDH) states in its commentary that the shipyard will become a new enterprise for the national economy, the operation of which will mean the birth of domestic shipbuilding industry.

The project will be implemented by Turkish Gap Inshaat, which, according to world media outlets, became the winner of the international tender on building a modern seaport with the estimated value of about $2 billion in Turkmenbashi.


The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the most important aspects of international cooperation in Turkmenbashi on Thursday, a source close to the negotiations said.

The parties confirmed the mutual desire to make long-term cooperation more dynamic.

The two sides expressed their confidence in the successful continuation of fruitful
partnership built on a long term and mutually beneficial basis.