Traditions of the Kyrgyz people were being formed with the help of economic, trade, domestic and other relations with kindred and other tribes that were closely related to the geography of their ha...

After the coup of 19 March 1953 in the socio-political history of Iran there were fundamental changes: the powers of parliament were limited and the absolute power of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was...

In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran are two countries that claim to leadership in the region. With a powerful resources and political potential these countries are the...



Turkmenistan is carrying out a month-long sports and health campaign “Health and Happiness,” which is dedicated to the World Day of Health. As reported by local media, this campaign includes mass sports, cultural and socio-political events, competitions in national games and in various sports to be held in the capital of the country and in the provinces. In addition, there will be held concerts and other mass actions.



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a meeting with the delegation of the CADAP (Central Asia Drug Action Program). The Turkmen Ministry published the report on April 7, indicating that the delegation was headed by supervisor of the project Ernesto Robello. Worth recalling, the CADAP is financed from the funds provided by the European Union.



Turkmenistan intends to sign a Framework Partnership Program with the United Nations Organization. The Program will contribute to development of cooperation between the parties in the period 2016-2020. According to local media, the project of the program was considered at a recent government meeting. According to deputy prime minister and head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov, over the last ten years, the republic has implemented 264 projects in various fields with the support of a number of specialized UN agencies.


Turkmenistan and Belarus are interested in further expansion of bilateral cooperation and interaction, particularly in such priority areas as mutual trade, services and business contacts in particular industries. This statement is included in the text of an announcement published by the Belorussian Embassy in Ashgabat on March 31, after the meeting of Ambassador Oleg Tabanjuchov and deputy chairman of the Turkmen government Batyr Atdaevym.


Turkmen Parliament has considered and adopted the new law “On civil service,” which aims to further improve the efficiency of state bodies. This document defines the institutional and legal framework of the public service, the procedure and conditions for realization of the right to public service in respect of Turkmen citizens. The law also regulates relations that arise as a result of civil service, and defines the status of civil servants.



Ashgabat has hosted the Turkmen-Russian business forum, which was aimed at strengthening the economic and trade cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation. The event was held at the Turkmen Chamber of Commerce, which was one of its organizers. The forum also determined new areas of cooperation between the parties, discussed creation of an enabling environment for activation of partnership between business structures of the two countries.



The capital of Turkmenistan hosted a regular meeting of the Government chaired by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. It addressed topical issues relating to the situation in the country, and projects of some important documents. At the meeting, reports were delivered by heads of several ministries and agencies, who informed on the work done during the reporting period.



At the end of 2016, the capital of Turkmenistan will host the first UN Global Conference on Sustainable Transport Systems. The Turkmen government announced so in the message published on March 26. According to the announcement, the event is envisaged in the resolution entitled “Ways to ensure the full interaction of all modes of transport with a view to facilitating creation of sustainable multimodal transit corridors” that was adopted at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly on December 22, 2015.



Ashgabat hosted the Turkmen-Czech business forum, which was attended by business leaders and government agencies of the two countries. In particular, the Czech delegation was headed by Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of Parliament Ian Gamachek. The delegation also involved representatives of companies that specialize in fields such as the gas transport sector, logistics, healthcare, insurance, banking system and a number of others. The event was held at the Chamber of Commerce of Turkmenistan, where the Czech guests were acquainted with the economic potential of the country.


Turkmenistan is putting to an order the system of imports and sales (wholesale and retail) of tobacco products. In accordance with the decree signed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade has received the exclusive right to import tobacco products and set minimum retail prices for them in the prescribed manner. As reported by local media on March 19, persons arriving in Turkmenistan can bring two packs of cigarettes for their own use.