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August 1 and 2, the capital of Turkmenistan will host the regional conference on the economic assessment of land degradation. The event will be organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic and the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. The conference will be attended by experts and scientists, representatives of regional and international organizations in Europe and Central Asia. According to representatives of the Turkmen government, the issues related to the preparation of this event were discussed during the recent government meeting.


The international conference and exhibition “Saglyk 2014” was opened the capital of Turkmenistan, the event being confined to the Day of Medical Industry and Health. The activities were organized by the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce of the republic. The exhibition “Health 2014” (that is the name of the event translated into English) was attended by representatives of 41 countries.



In the capital of Turkmenistan, the President of the republic Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had a meeting with the President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, who arrived in Ashgabat on an official visit. After the official welcoming ceremony, the leaders of the two states conducted negotiations in the 'face to face' format. The parties discussed issues related to bilateral cooperation in different fields: political, economic, trade, cultural and humanitarian.


A number of new construction projects prepared by experts of VINCI Construction Grands Projets (France) were presented to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who reviewed them in the House of the Government. Worth recalling, the said facility is very important for the country and its construction has entered the final stage, the works carried out by the aforementioned French company, which has established itself as a reliable partner. 



A number of new construction projects, prepared by experts on special request of VINCI Construction Grands Projets from France, were presented to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who got acquainted with them in the House of the government. Recall that to date the construction of this very important for the country facility has entered the final stage. Construction of the House has also been charged to the French company, which had time to establish itself as a reliable partner.



The Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan received the World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia Saroj Kumar Jha, news reported by the government press-service on Friday, July 11. In the course of the negotiations, the parties discussed the implementation of bilateral cooperation programs and outlined priorities for further cooperation. In addition, the discussion broached the reforms to improve the investment climate in Turkmenistan and the strategy for expanding access to funding sources for private entrepreneurs and enterprises.



On Wednesday, 9 July, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov held talks with the Minister of natural resources and petroleum of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shaheed Hakan Abbasi. The latter arrived in the capital of the republic Ashkhabad to attend a meeting of the Steering Committee for the project of gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI).


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.