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Cooperation, energy to top Turkmenistan’s priorities as it chairs CIS

Cooperation, energy to top Turkmenistan’s priorities as it chairs CIS

Ashgabat: Increasing the level of cooperation with international organizations, including the United Nations and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and creating conditions for enhancing trade and economic cooperation will top the priorities of Turkmenistan as it chairs the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) starting October. Turkmenistan’s concept of its chairmanship also includes integration […]

Central Asia’s widening religious tolerance highlighted as Feast of Sacrifice celebrated

Central Asia’s widening religious tolerance highlighted as Feast of Sacrifice celebrated

  Almost 30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union that had often denounced religion as an enemy of Communism, former member states celebrated the Islamic “Feast of Sacrifice” openly within an air of an increasingly open religious tolerance and with congratulations from their leaders. In Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev “wished all Muslims Happy Eid […]

Turkmen urged to strengthen peace, friendship as country celebrates Kurban Bayram

Turkmen urged to strengthen peace, friendship as country celebrates Kurban Bayram

  Ashgabat: Every citizen of Turkmenistan considers it an honour to make a worthy contribution to strengthening peace and friendship on the planet and to developing culture and traditions, the country’s president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said as he congratulated compatriots on Kurban Bayram, the Feast of Sacrifice celebrated by Muslims on Sunday across the world. Turkmen […]

Turkmenistan’s TV shows Berdimuhamedov on holidays

Turkmenistan’s TV shows Berdimuhamedov on holidays

  Ashgabat: Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was shown driving a rally car in circles near a 230-foot wide fiery pit in the first footage of him since rumors of his death last month. Last month, reports emerged that Berdimuhamedov died while on vacation abroad. The reports started with a foreign-based medium run by Turkmenistan regime […]

S. Korea to share 5G, satellite development know-how with Turkmenistan

S. Korea to share 5G, satellite development know-how with Turkmenistan

South Korea will share its know-how in 5G network technology with Turkmenistan and contribute to the central Asian country’s commercial satellite development plan, as part of its broader effort to make inroads into Central Asia, the government said Thursday. The move to expand cooperation comes as Science and ICT Minister Yoo Young-min and Durhanov Tahyrberdi, […]

Moon to hold summit with Turkmen president

Moon to hold summit with Turkmen president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet his Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve the countries’ bilateral ties. The summit will follow a welcome ceremony for Moon, who arrived here Tuesday on a three-day state visit. It will be held at the presidential palace, Oguzkhan, according to Moon’s presidential office […]

Central Asia: 25 Years without Miracle

Central Asia: 25 Years without Miracle

From September till December 2016 all five Central Asian countries- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – have lived in the special historical atmosphere: one after another they have celebrated 25th anniversary of independence. A quarter of century passed since they gained independence after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Throughout this period, with […]

Azerbaijani, Turkish and Turkmen energy ministers to meet early 2017

Azerbaijani, Turkish and Turkmen energy ministers to meet early 2017

Meeting of energy ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Turkmenistan is planned for early 2017, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Cavusoglu made the remarks during a joint briefing with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku Dec. 3. “Azerbaijan and Turkey also intend to develop cooperation within trilateral formats with the participation of the region’s […]

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

(Timings of the American and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections nearly within a month together with the functioning of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and forthcoming Tripartite meeting of Russia, China and Pakistan over Afghanistan may likely lead to major policy shifts in America’s Afghanistan and Central and South Asian policy trends).   BACKGROUND:  leadership changes after the Presidential […]

Turkmenistan keen to diversify electricity export

Turkmenistan keen to diversify electricity export

Turkmenistan intends to diversify the directions of electricity supplies, said the country’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. He made the remarks during the ceremony of commissioning of a control center in Ashgabat, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported Oct. 19, Trend reports. Measures, taken in this direction, allow fully meeting the country’s electricity demand, and exporting the surplus […]

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