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The meeting of representatives of Turkmen Foreign Ministry and the World Bank's Regional Director for Central Asia Saroj Jha took place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. This was reported in the Governmental message issued on Friday, July 11. During the talks the perties discussed the implementation of the program of bilateral cooperation, setting out the priorities for future cooperation.


Turkmenistan has completed construction of the railway line "North-South", as it was stated in the official report of the government. Currently a special inspection of the Turkmen section of the railway linking Uzen with Gyzylgaem, Bereket Etrek and Gorgan, which will link Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran transport corridor, is conducted. As it was said in the text of the government post, the total length of this section is 444 kilometers.



On July 6 and 7, Ashgabat hosts the 25th meeting of the technical working group engaged in preparing the construction project of the gas pipeline TAPI (Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India). Later, on Tuesday, July 8, the 18th meeting of the Steering Committee of the project will take place in the city, news voiced by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Baymurad Hojamuhammedov during a government meeting. According to him, the agenda will include the most important issues related to the practical implementation of the TAPI.



On Wednesday, July 2, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who that day was on a working trip to the Balkan region countries, inspected the progress of National tourist zone "Avaza" construction. According to him, "the basic requirement for facilities constructed here must necessarily be a harmonic combination of buildings and structures with the surrounding natural landscape, and it is particularly important in this regard to conduct greening activities.


Vehicle owners in Turkmenistan have every reason to grief - from July 1 free gasoline rationing which has been practiced in recent years, will be ceased. It happened in accordance with the presidential decree adopted last April, which determined the deadline of free POL rationing at June 30.  That is why, this day at gas stations in Ashgabat and other cities of the country long queues of motorists who were previously very rare, could be observed.



The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov invited into a country the world-famous Japanese company SONY to participate in a number of investment projects of national importance. It happened during his meeting with the Deputy Executive President of the Japanese concern Shoji Nemoto, as it was told in the press service of the Government of the Republic on Tuesday, July 1.


Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a working trip to Dashoguz region, where he not only studied economic and social situation on the ground, but also took part in opening of a number of industrial and infrastructure projects related to agribusiness. This was reported by the State News Agency of the Republic, noting that the first ceremony of a new grain elevator launching took place almost immediately upon arrival of the head of state in the region.


In the course of the meeting between the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Chairman of the Union of Chambers and Stock Exchanges of Turkey Mustafa Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, the parties discussed the current state of bilateral relations and joint plans for future cooperation in the field of economy, news posted by the presidential press service. The event was held in Dashoguz Province, during Berdymukhamedov's working visit to the region.


The Week of Turkmen Culture has recently been opened in Turkmenistan. This year, all the themed activities will be conducted in the city of Dashoguz, the administrative center of Dashoguz Province. The main objectives of the Week of Culture are: enhancing the professional growth of artists, preserving the spiritual heritage of the Turkmen people, as well as intensifying cultural diplomacy and rendering full support of fruitful international culture-related cooperation.


The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov recently had a meeting with the South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who arrived in Ashgabat on an official visit. In the course of bilateral negotiations between the leaders and delegations of the two countries, the discussion broached a wide range of issues related to the Turkmen-Korean cooperation. In addition, the parties specified the priorities of such cooperation in view of current and future realities.