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Turkmenistan's national tourist zone “Avaza” is hosting an international seminar on the topic “The Caspian Sea: Sustainable Management and Development,” which was organized by the International Ocean Institute. The purpose of this event is the systematic training of specialists engaged in the Caspian Sea management in the areas related to the oil and gas sector. The forum will continue until March 16. It's participated by experts from a number of ministries and departments of the Caspian countries: Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkmenistan.


Presidents of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev jointly opened a new bridge across the Amu Darya River. The opening ceremony took place on the right bank of the river, where the leaders of the two neighboring countries arrived on the modern railway overpass that had been commissioned on March 7. According to the local media, there is a motorway on the coast between the railroads, and it was the route the presidential motorcade took.



On March 6, Turkmen and Uzbek Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev held talks in Ashgabat. As a result, there was signed the Treaty on Strategic Partnership between the two neighboring countries of the CA region. As reported by the State News Agency of Turkmenistan, a number of other documents were also signed.


In accordance with the decree signed by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, private producers of agricultural products will now be able to receive loans on preferential terms. This news was reported by local media on March 5. Agricultural producers will be able to obtain loans at a rate of 1 percent per annum for the acquisition of agricultural machinery, tools and mechanisms, as well as various types of irrigation and water-saving equipment.


The priority directions of development of Turkmenistan's economy in the coming years will be implementation of administrative reforms and diversification. These are the plans of the recently re-elected President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who received 97.69 percent of the votes in the recent elections. Among the priority projects, highlighted is the construction and modernization of transport and logistics infrastructure.



In 2016, the total value of products, works and services provided through the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan exceeded TMT1.09 billion, which is 11.6 percent more than the 2015 result. In addition, during this period, the production of electricity increased by 5.8 percent, and the volume of electricity exports increased by 16.2 percent. In general, as noted by the local media, Turkmenistan is currently developing the energy sector quite actively, and the investments in this sphere are increasing.



President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov named Russia the main strategic partners of the republic. He said so at the government meeting on February 17, which was the first after his re-election for the third term as president. Based on the results of the meeting, the Head of State approved the Concept of foreign policy of Turkmenistan for the next seven years.



The President of Turkmenistan has named the main challenges in the coming seven years of his presidential terms. This was said during the first government meeting since his re-election as the head of state, and the meeting of the State Security Council. “I am encouraged and inspired by the fact that my own people gave me their votes and elected me as their president once again. Such trust of the people inspires to do great things for the welfare and happiness of the nation, in the name of prosperity of our country,” the president said.



Incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov won in the presidential election on February 12. His candidacy was ahead of all the rivals by an overwhelming majority of votes. As previously reported by the Central Election Committee, 97.68 percent of the total number of voters participating in the election voted for him, accounting for more than 3.07 million people. According to head of the CEC Gulmurat Myradov, the voter lists included more than 3.22 million of Turkmen citizens.



In the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, there was held a meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran headed by a member of the Majlis (the Islamic Consultative Council) Hadi Shushtar. As reported by the Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the talks paid attention to the issues related to the intensification of joint activities in the field of road construction, in the transport and transit sphere, as well as in the electricity and gas sectors.