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Malaysian state oil company Petronas Charigali signed a memorandum with the State Agency for Hydrocarbon Resources under the President of Turkmenistan on Tuesday, June 10. This was announced by a company representative, who noted that this document is a question of understanding on issues related to long-term cooperation between the parties. The signing of the memorandum took place during the official visit to the Republic of Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, who also met President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.



The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the Chairman of Majlisi (Parliament) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh in Ashgabat. The parties discussed issues related to the expansion of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in all spheres of the economy. According to Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, Saudi Arabia is interested in further comprehensive development of constructive dialogue with Turkmenistan, which has been established in recent years.



As a result of the reorganization of the system of the Academy of Sciences in Turkmenistan, a number of new research institutions in various fields were created. This was reported by local media, which noted that a decree on holding these events was signed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. For example, for further development of biotechnology and biological research areas, the Institute of Medicinal Plants and the Institute of Botany were merged, on the basis of which the Institute of Medicinal Plants and Biology at the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan was established.


According to the press service of the Turkmen government, on Monday, June 9 Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is going to make an official visit to the country. His visit will last until June 11, and during these days, apart from talks with officials of the republic, he also plans to sign a number of documents dedicated to expanding and deepening of bilateral cooperation. As stated in the text of the government statement on the matter, preparation for the visit of Prime Minister of Malaysia was discussed at the last meeting.



Grain-harvesting campaign-2014 started in Turkmenistan, involving, first of all, farmers of Balkan, Ahalskoj, Mary and Lebap regions. Starting from June, 15 they will be joined by Dasoguz farmers, as it was reported by the State News Agency of the Republic (TDH). It was also specified that this year the country's growers will gather 1.6 million tons of grain from 860 thousand hectares that were rendered suitable for winter crops.



Being in a working trip to the Balkan region in Turkmenistan the President of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov examined the process of modernization of Turkmenbashi international seaport, and projects of the new objects relating to transport infrastructure which were planned to construct in the coastal zone of the Caspian Sea. In addition, the President received the Chairman of the Governing Board group of companies «Çalyk Holding» Ahmet Chalyk and conduct negotiations with him.


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.