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...



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.



On Thursday, June 19, the exhibition dedicated to the industry of building materials of Turkey was opened on the basis of the largest exhibition complex of Ashgabat. The list of exponents includes nearly 120 companies from the domain of building materials, special equipment and services. The organizer of this event is the Chamber of Commerce of Turkmenistan, which seeks to establish contacts between Turkmen companies and potential Turkish partners.



On Monday, June 23, the International Conference on stateless persons and migration was opened in the capital of Turkmenistan. The two-day event was organized by the Government of the Republic together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The forum was attended by representatives of 32 countries and 15 international organizations that intend to expand and deepen cooperation on all issues related to displaced and stateless persons.



By the results of January-May of this year, natural and associated gas extraction in Turkmenistan has grown in comparison with the results of the similar period of last year by 10.3 percent. Such information was published by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Oil and Gas Industry of the Republic which cited data concerning development of the branch in the current year.


Up to 300,000 new job positions will be created in the tourism sector of Kazakhstan by 2020, the announcement made by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev during the Government Hour in the lower house of Kazakhstan's Parliament. According to him, the investment law recently signed by the head of state provides benefits for the national tourism industry.



On Friday, June 13 the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov held a session of country's Government, in the course of which development of the national economy within five months of the current year summed up. The participants of the meeting heard a report by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Annamahammet Gočyev on macroeconomic indicators in the period from January to May this year, which clearly demonstrated a trend of sustained economic growth.


The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov recently had a meeting with the Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich in Ashkhabad, news reported by the Turkmen presidential press service. The Belorussian Prime Minister is paying an official visit to the republic and heading a delegation of his country's government. During the talks, the Turkmen President and his Belorussian guest exchanged views on the further prospects of the Turkmen-Belorussian cooperation and interaction in the course of implementing the previously reached agreements.



The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov recently had a meeting with the Director General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan and the WHO Regional Director for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab in Ashkhabad, the capital of the republic. During the meeting, the directors of the leading international health organization noted that Turkmenistan has achieved great success in terms of public health care activities.


On Thursday, June 12, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov