The participants of the event were informed about the innovative approaches of the Turkmen state in the field of urban transport.
The past month has been a very eventful one for the country, with a number of activities taking place that have significantly enhanced international collaboration and increased its global standing. The meetings, negotiations, forums, political consultations, conferences and exhibitions that have occurred during this period have been instrumental in furthering the cause of universal peace, prosperity and progress.
The open door policy of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov has enabled the display of Turkmenistan’s peacemaking and creative potential. During the regular session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Vancouver (Canada), the commitment of the Turkmen state to peaceful diplomacy, economic cooperation, cultural dialogue, environmental sustainability and the fight against terrorism was highlighted, culminating in the adoption of the Vancouver Declaration.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan held talks with the Deputy Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Ciyong Zou, where they discussed further partnership and joint projects in industry, energy, ecology, digitalization, etc.
The grand opening of the first stage of the development of the smart city of Arkadag was marked by a series of solemn events. These included the International Scientific Conference “Public Organization of Doctors of Turkmenistan”, the International Conference “Arkadag City – the Land of Akhalteke Horses”, an international football-coaching seminar, the International Conference “Arkadag City – the City of Smart and Green Technologies”, the International Conference “Arkadag City – an Ecologically Safe Land of Beautiful Nature”, and the International Scientific Conference “Arkadag City – a Majestic Example of Construction and Industry”.
At a meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth Affairs and Development of the United Kingdom, Minister Leo Docherty, the two countries discussed cooperation in a variety of areas, leading to the signing of a Protocol of Intent between the two foreign ministries.
The second meeting of the Steering Committee of the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP) – Phase 7 was held in the capital, attended by representatives of state institutions-beneficiaries of Central Asian countries, delegations of the European Union in Central Asian countries, a number of European institutions and EU programmes. A meeting on the topic “Turkmenistan’s experience in combating smoking and alcohol consumption” was also held.
The delegation of Turkmenistan participated in the OSCE High-level Conference on Climate Change, held in Vienna (Republic of Austria). The topics discussed included mitigation of the potential consequences of climate change, stabilization of greenhouse gas emissions using energy-efficient and resource-saving technologies, etc.
The 42nd General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) was held in Bangkok (Thailand), and the Turkmenistan delegation was present. The Foreign Ministry held a meeting with a delegation headed by the Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshikawa Yuumi, which discussed the Turkmen-Japanese dialogue in the political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, as well as within the framework of authoritative structures, foremost, the UN.
The second meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group on the Development of Hydrogen Energy in Turkmenistan considered a set of priority tasks, including the implementation of international initiatives in hydrogen energy, the study of foreign experience in the development of this area, strengthening the scientific base and training the qualified specialized specialists.
During the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates to Turkmenistan Ahmed Al Hameli, the current agenda of bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas was discussed.
The foreign ministers of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tajikistan held talks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they highlighted the importance of further development of interstate relations in the political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian fields.
The Turkmen delegation took part in the High-level Forum on Sustainable Development “Accelerating Recovery after COVID-19 and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”, held in New York City. The Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the UN organized an event on the theme “Sustainable urban transport: preparation for the High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Sustainable Transport and the Arkadag City model for the implementation of SDG 11”. The participants of the event were informed about the innovative approaches of the Turkmen state in the field of urban transport.
In a telephone talk between the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the traditionally friendly, neighborly, mutually respectful nature of interstate relations based on the principles of strategic partnership was stated.
The presentation of a new book by the National Leader of the Turkmen People, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Ömrümiń manysynyń dowamaty” took place at the Mukams Palace of the State Cultural Center. The literary and philosophical work summarizes information about the achievements of independent neutral Turkmenistan, contains information about the spiritual and moral values of our people, handed down from generation to generation, as well as the wise thoughts and reflections of the author.