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Turkmenistan speaks out against the militarization of the Caspian Sea region, and therefore makes every effort to creating a climate of mutual understanding and trust between the Caspian states, while supporting increased efforts to joint providing of disarmament and non-proliferation. This announcement was made on Saturday, September 27 in the republic's government statement made on the eve of the high-level summit of the Caspian, which was held on September 29 in Astrakhan.


The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the head of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) Rovnag Abdullayev, the discussion broaching various aspects of cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector.


In Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, the 8th International Exhibition of information, telecommunication, telemetry technologies and broadcasting equipment “Turkmentel 2014” began its work. In addition, a scientific conference with the participation of representatives of the leading companies in the aforementioned areas is scheduled to be held as part of the event. The conference and exhibition will be attended by delegations from more than 20 countries of Asia and Europe.



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.