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31 Aug

CONSTRUCTION OF THE RAILWAY HAS RESUMED

Starting from the 30th of August 2021, the construction works at the railway segment “Akina-Andkhoy” in Afghanistan have resumed. As is known, the construction of the railway line “Kerki-Ymamnazar-Akina- Andkhoy” had started on June 6, 2014.  The opening ceremony of the 30 kilometers railway segment “Akina-Andkhoy” was held on the 14th of January 2021 in Afghanistan. Currently, the technical and commissioning works at the given railway section continue which are planned to be completed in...

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31 Aug

TURKMENISTAN IS COMMITTED TO ITS INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW

On August 29, 2021, during a telephone conversation with President of the European Council Charles Michel, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, confirming the serious focus of Turkmenistan on further expanding cooperation with the European Union, noted that today we are faced with urgent tasks of building up partnerships, the topics of which touch the issues of maintaining peace and security in the region of Central Asia and adjacent zones. The President of Turkmenistan noted that he carefull...

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30 Aug

TURKMENISTAN STANDS FOR PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT OF THE SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN

On August 29, during a telephone conversation between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the European Council Charles Michel, it was especially emphasized that Turkmenistan stands for the settlement of the situation in Afghanistan only by peaceful, political and diplomatic means and methods. Turkmenistan continues to supply electricity to a neighboring state in accordance with existing contracts, and Turkmen electricity is supplied to Afghanistan in several d...

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29 Aug

THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN HAD A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL

On August 29, 2021, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the European Council Charles Michel. Confirming the serious focus of Turkmenistan on further expanding cooperation with the European Union, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that bilateral cooperation with the European side is effectively developing within the framework of the existing partnership mechanisms, in particular, in the format “Central Asia-Eu...

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26 Aug

A MEETING WITH THE AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN WAS HELD AT THE MFA OF TURKMENISTAN

Today, on August 26, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan there was a meeting of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan  B.Matiyev with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Turkmenistan Hiroyuki Yamamoto. During the constructive talk the diplomats discussed the broad range of issues of bilateral Turkmen-Japanese interaction. In this context, special emphasis has been done on the implementation of the agreements reached during the visit of...

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26 Aug

VISIT OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN TO TURKMENISTAN

On August 25-26, 2021, a delegation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan headed by the Foreign Minister of the country Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited Ashgabat.  On August 26, the head of MFA of Pakistan was received by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.  Conveying to the head of state the warm greeting of the leadership of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated the commitment of the Pakistani side to strengthen political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitari...

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24 Aug

UNINTERRUPTED OPERATION OF CHECK-POINTS LOCATED ON THE TURKMEN-AFGHAN BORDER IS ENSURED

Turkmenistan continues to ensure the smooth operation of check-points located on the Turkmen-Afghan border. Currently, more than 70 railway wagons and about 160 freight vehicles are allowed through “Ymamnazar – Aqina” and “Serhetabad – Torghundi” check-points every day. The main part of cargo passed through the state border is made up of oil products, liquefied gas, grain and everyday goods. In this context it is important to emphasize that the Afghan side reduced customs tariffs for ex...

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