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On Tuesday, August 12, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the framework of his working visit to the capital of the Republic visited the ongoing progress in ​​construction works in Ashgabat and the surrounding area from a helicopter. This was reported on Wednesday, August 13, by the press service of the head of state, which also noted that the head of the country looked at the action plan of a number of major new projects. According to G.


Russian energy company OJSC "SOJUZ", which is part of the SOJUZ Holding, started implementation of its first contract with the representatives of Turkmenistan. Previously, the Turkmen partners of OJSC "SOJUZ" invited specialists to analyze the technical condition of the foundation of a boiler in one of the blocks of the Mary power station, which is the flagship of the Turkmen energy.


Now enterprises and government agencies of Turkmenistan will be charged with responsibility of maintenance and operation of sports facilities throughout the country. This was reported by national television, which noted that during an expanded meeting of the government, the corresponding decree was signed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.


Turkmenistan intends to reinforce its border with neighboring Afghanistan, using the most modern technical means. Currently, the branches of French companies Airbus and Thales are engaged in military developments, and take part in the tender announced by the authorities of the Republic on the development of electronic border control system. According to the data given by the specialized publication Intelligence Online, the two companies to date have already submitted their variants of the device tracking system for all 744 miles of the Afghan-Turkmen border.


The Turkmen capital Ashgabat hosted the first meeting of the Constitutional Commission on the improvement of the Basic Law of the republic under the chairmanship of the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The Commission was established in May, 2014, by a presidential decree. Its objective is to develop further constitutional reforms in the country and to advance the Constitution in accordance with the requirements of the times and modern international standards.



The main direction of Turkmenistan's foreign strategy is expanding and strengthening partnerships with the neighboring countries of the Asian region. The statement was made by the President of the republic Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during the government meeting held on Friday, August 1. “One of the main vectors of the foreign strategy of our country has always been the strengthening and all-round development of fruitful partnership with our neighbors in the region of Central Asia, which includes Pakistan,” the head of state said.



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan held ministerial consultations between the Turkmen and Chinese parties attended by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Chen Gopin, who had arrived in Ashgabat on a working visit. The press service of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic reported the news, adding that during the talks the parties exchanged views on the current state and prospects of the strategic partnership between the two countries, as well as the priority tasks faced by their Foreign Ministries.


On Friday, August 1, an interregional thematic conference "Economic assessment of land degradation" began its work in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat. It is organized and carried out by the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. In addition, the organizer of the event from the Turkmen party is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic.


In execution of the Law of Turkmenistan "On denationalization and subsequent privatization of state property", the President of the republic Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on creating a central interdepartmental commission of the Ministry of Development and Economy of the Republic. In addition, he have also been issued another decree that approves the Regulations on Decentralization and further privatization of state-owned property, as well as the procedure for assessing the value of the property, subject to divestiture or privatization.


On Thursday, July 31, the regular meeting of the Turkmen-Uzbek joint commission on economic, trade, cultural and scientific cooperation was held at the Tashkent International Business Centre. The event was attended by heads of ministries and departments, companies and enterprises of the two countries that are engaged in areas such as trade and industry, foreign economic relations, energy, investment, oil and gas, transport and communications, agriculture, water management, railways, automotive industry, culture and sports.