Actual issues of the State policy are reviewed at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held regular session of the Cabinet of Ministers where actual issues of the State policy as well as drafts of the some documents have been reviewed.

Having announced the agenda, the Head of the State gave floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Myradov who reported on the situation in the sphere under his supervision. The Vice-premier informed on the work for wide coverage of the achievement of national economy. In this regard, the institution of new scientific magazine Finances and economy has been proposed. It is planned that the issue will start to be published from January 1 of the next year in Turkmen, English and Russian languages. The editorial office of the magazine is planned to be opened at the Ministry of Finances and Economy.

Having listened to the report, the President noted the importance of introduction of the achievements of modern Turkmenistan that confidently entered the way toward fundamental reforms and transformations to wide community. Having focused the attention on the main objectives of new magazine, the Head of the State signed relative document and addressed the Vice-premier with number of specific instructions.

Continuing the meeting, the Vice-premier made report on practical measures that have been proposed for provision of the copyrights protection of the articles of architecture, urban construction and landscape design arts. In this regard, it is stipulated to levy a tax in national and foreign currencies for the registration of the copyright properties, issue of the patents and certificates as well as to adopt the Provision on this subject.

Having highlighted the importance of the solution of the matters of the State management in copyright and related regulations, which are to support the establishment of legal conditions for the development of creative initiative in different spheres, the President gave number of specific proposals. Having pointed on the necessity of more detailed study of this matter, Turkmen leader addressed the Vice-premier with relative instructions.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers O. Gurbannazarov reported on the activity of the structures under his supervision as well as on the preparation to International Exhibition of Import Substitutive Production Technologies on December 2 � 4 where modern equipment for different industries like oil and gas, chemical, agricultural, food production and health protection spheres would be demonstrated. The review will give the opportunity to study advanced world practices in laser and electronic technologies, to advertise the goods, which production was developed in Turkmenistan for import substitution and to establish partnership contacts.

The Vice-premier also reported on the 9th session of Turkmen � Austrian joint committee and the business forum within its frame planned on December 4 � 5. Representatives of government organizations and companies specialized in energy, heavy engineering, agriculture and food industry, production of construction materials, road construction, transport and logistics, health protection, tourism, education and computer technologies will participate in the forum.

Giving instructions on conducting of international business events, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that they are all aimed at the consolidation and expansion of trade and economic relations, introduction of the investment opportunities of Turkmenistan to the world community, initiation of the projects for the improvement of the competitiveness of national economy and its production potential. The foundation for long-tern plans of cooperation and joint work over perspective business ideas is laid on professional level, the Head of the State said, having instructed the Vice-premier to provide high organizational level of coming exhibition and the session of Turkmen � Austrian Committee.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Babayev reported on the outcomes of the working visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on November 20 � 21. It was informed that the issues related to the construction of TAPI gas line, Turkmenistan � Afghanistan � Pakistan 500 KWt power lines and fibre optic communication line have been discussed during the meetings.

Having expressed the confidence that the participation of the IRA in realization of large infrastructural projects is decisive condition for the recovery of the economy of this state, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted special importance of the construction of TAPI gas line. Implementation of such large project will make positive effect to social and economic development of not only participating countries but to the whole region in general and will support and consolidate the security and stability, the Head of the State highlighted.

The President also noted that specific measures for the improvement of electrical energy infrastructure toward Afghanistan is considerable contribution of Turkmenistan to the recovery of the economy of this country and addressed the Vice-premier with number of specific instructions of detailed elaboration of the above-mentioned projects.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet t of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev reported on seasonal agricultural campaigns in the velayats including on the care of winter crops.

The information on the work for the foundation of special land fund for provision of the citizens with land plots as private property for personal farming in rural areas, construction of living houses in the cities and towns. It was mentioned that this Fund is established following the objectives outlines by the Programme of social and economic development of the country in 2018 � 2024 and new edition of National Programme of reformation of social and living conditions of the villages, settlements and towns' population until 2020.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested to hold under unremitting control the realization of the programme of regions development and to work out in details the subject of the establishment of land Fund. At the same time, the Head of the State noted that granting of land plots to the possession of the residents of towns and villages would support the improvement of their living conditions and wellbeing of the population.

The President of Turkmenistan asked about the fulfilment of the assignments given previously related to the popularization of ahalteke horses in the world. it was emphasized that the participation of Turkmen horses in international competitions would support further improvement of the glory of ahalteke horse, which are by right are recognized as the phenomenon of national and world culture, standard of grace, beauty and speed.

Having made number of remarks on this account, the Head of the State gave instruction to the Vice-premier to activate the work of the State Association Turkmen Atlary in this direction. Our horses have to take part in all international competitions and not just participate but also win the prizes, the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

Speaking of Turkmen alabays, the Head of the State noted that the dog shows are held in different countries. Having expressed the confidence that the alabays would win numerous medals and prizes participating in such shows and would be more famous and popular in the world, the Head of the State gave number of specific instructions on this account.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Aydogdiyev reported on the work in the branches under his supervision as well as on the measures for the provision of textile facilities with cotton on reduced prices for manufacturing of the production in 2018.

It was mentioned that at present time, the world production of textile items exceeds the demand what creates high competiveness in the market. Well-thought price policy on raw material will allow using existing capacities more efficiently, providing competitive advantages of local manufacturers in external market and increasing the profits the enterprises.

Summing up the report, the Head of the State highlighted that textile industrialization has an important role in solution of the objectives of the increase of volumes and variety of high quality production for satisfaction of internal needs. Practical measures are taken on the Government level including the establishments of national brands, which would be able to occupy stable positions in the world textile business, to support high rates of the development of the industry, improvement of the efficiency of the enterprises and the growth of the competiveness of Turkmen textile in foreign markets, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted. Turkmen leader requested the Vice-premier to hold under permanent control the solution of the objectives in this sphere.

Having noted low rates of works in chemical industry, the Head of the State instructed to take measures for their activation.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Minsiters D. Amangeldiyev made report on the measures for procurement of spare parts for power stations. The Vice-premier informed that the Ministry of Energy has announced international tender on the provision of spare part to the power stations under the control of Turkmenergo Electric Power Corporation for planned maintenance works and replacement of outdated equipment. At present time, the specialist of the branch carry out necessary works according to the outcomes of the tender.

The President of Turkmenistan highlighted that the requirements in energy are constantly growing with the development of the economy, construction of new plants and expansion of large and small settlements. Electrical energy sphere, the same as other branches of national economy, experience radical modernization making solid foundation for the development of production and social sphere and economic growth. The State will continue paying great attention to the improvement of the potential and consolidation of equipment and facilities base of this sphere, which has the important role in implementation of large-scale plans of country development, the President noted.

After opening of new modern power plants giving high production output, the opportunity to define and implement optimum modes of operations of both certain capacities and entire Turkmen energy in general has appeared, the Head of the State highlighted, having instructed the Vice-premier to accelerate the advancement of infrastructural projects planned for realization in energy branch in the nearest future.

Having focused the attention on the implementation of modern technologies, efficient and reliable equipment and materials, further consolidation of beneficial cooperation with the leading world energy companies, the President addressed the Vice-premier with number of specific assignments.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Annameredov reported on the preparation to the repair works of the part of the railroad in Afghanistan. Relative work has been carried out according to the instructions of the Head of the State and for the support of the development of Turgundy port (IRA). Particularly, the specialists of the Ministry of Railroad Transport developed special plan, according to which Turkmen construction companies would lay the railway line to the territory of neighbouring state.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State highlighted that our country is committed to traditional friendly and constructive dialog with Afghanistan and is willing to render comprehensive support in the future in its economic and cultural recovery. Turkmen people sincerely support Afghan people in its desire for peaceful and stable life, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, having noted that today, the history of bilateral relations experience quality new stage that opens large perspectives for the consolidation of the cooperation.

Focusing the attention on the main directions of coming work, the Head of the State highlighted that all facilities of railroad infrastructure have to be provided with modern equipment and meet its operational purposes and international standards by all parameters. In this relation, the President of Turkmenistan noted the necessity of making of proper conditions for the work of the specialists, which would build the rail line. Having pointed at the importance of the provision of high quality of construction of the railroad and timely commissioning, Turkmen leader addressed number of specific instructions on this account.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers A. Garajayev reported on the preparation to the celebration of Neutrality Day and New Year, opening of social and cultural facilities timed to this holidays. The programme of the events includes the concerts with participation of the art masters of Turkmenistan, topical exhibitions and contests, scientific and subject conferences. The results of The Star of the Year Art Contest among popular and young amateur singers will be summarized traditionally in the last decade of December.

Joint concert of Austrian and Turkmen musicians, conferences dedicated to the Neutrality Day as well as guest performances of circus group from Russian Federation are among international events. Big cultural programme has been prepared for New Year celebration. Lighting ceremony of the New Year tree will be held on December 15.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the Vice-premier with number of instructions on provision of high level of coming celebration events and cultural mass activities.

Speaking to vice-premiers A. Garajayev and S. Toyliyev, the President requested to activate the work for organization of international archaeological researches in our country. It is necessary to have negotiations with the world famous institutes for this purpose, the Head of turkmensitan pointed out, having highlighted that the work of expeditions would allow to make new discoveries shedding the light on the history of Turkmen nation.

Our land is located in the centre of the ancient Great Silk Road and keeps plenty of undiscovered secrets and events of the past centuries, the Head of the State noted, having expressed the confidence that having discovered these secrets, Turkmenistan would attract more attention of the world to its richest history. In this regard, the President addressed the Vice-premiers with specific instructions.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers S. Toyliyev reported on the conferring of the Youth Award instituted by the Central Council of Magtumguly Youth Organization as well as on the work for the improvement of teaching foreign languages in educational institutions of the country, implementation of new methods in this sphere for the establishment of integral language system on all levels of educational process. In this context, the Programme of the activities for realization of relative Concept has been prepared.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the role of teaching of foreign languages in modern quality education of growing generation. Language knowledge is not only important advantage of young specialists but it also enrich the person opening wide opportunities for him, the Head of the State said. This process is quite painstaking and substantial scientific and theoretic development of all activities stipulated by the Concept and improvement of teaching potential are required for the results to meet high modern requirements, Turkmen leader noted, having given instructions on this account.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov reported on the preparation for the 28th session of the Energy Charter Conference that would be held in Ashgabat on November 28 � 29. It was highlighted that the development of beneficial partnership in strategic directions including the energy is one of the priority vectors of foreign course of neutral Turkmenistan steadily implemented under the leadership of the President of the country.

At present day, our country is the place for multilateral meetings and conferences aimed at the realization of important international documents adopted in this sphere. In this context, it is necessary to mention the fact of the election of Turkmenistan as the Chairing country of the Energy Charter Conference in 2017. In this relation, the Programme of events to be held in our country and abroad has been developed and approved by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Coming 28th session of the Energy Charter Conference will gather the leaders and representatives of profile ministries and departments of participating countries and observes, number of international and regional organizations, foreign mass media express keen interest in Ashgabat forum.

According to the developed plan of the session, the work will divided into two part � legal and ministerial. The agenda of the forum will include the outcomes of the activity of Energy Charter in this year as well as number of subjects related to further improvement of its work and promotion of fruitful cooperation for the provision of stable energy of the future.

Special attention is to be paid to practical realization of international initiatives proposed by Turkmen leader in energy sphere, which gained overall support of the world community. It is planned to adopt relative Final Document by the outcomes of the 28th session of the Energy Charter Conference.

It is also planned to organize the exhibition within the forum.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that neutral Turkmenistan, having colossal reserve of hydrocarbon resources, implement integrated strategy, which is to support the development of efficient international cooperation in energy sector. For these purposes, our country initiates and successfully implements large infrastructural projects with foreign partners aimed at the diversification of transport routes of energy carriers to the world markets by the formation of ramified pipeline system.

The Head of the State noted that constructive international cooperation built on optimum balance of mutual interests in this field is an integral part of sustainable development taking into account long-term perspective. Having an active position in partnership's subject, Turkmenistan is trying to support comprehensively to the consolidation of fruitful dialog in fuel and energy sector with the participation of all interested parties under competent organizations and structures including the Energy Charter.

In this relation, the President requested to provide high level of organization of the 28th Energy Charter Conference, which our country would host as the Chairing country, having highlighted the importance of coming forum in the context of the development of coordinated approaches to the formation of the structure of global energy security meeting the time demands.

Chairperson of the Mejlis A. Nurberdiyeva informed in law-making activity of National Parliament and on the preparation to the regular session of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan on November 25. The agenda of the 25th session will include Draft Laws of Turkmenistan on the State Budget of Turkmenistan for 2018 and number of other bills.

The Head of the State highlighted that entire work of the Mejlis has to dedicated to practical interests of the society. In this regard, the President made special mention of the importance of the State Budget of Turkmenistan for 2018 for further steadfast economic growth, successful advancement of the country in progress and prosperity and implementation of the slogan The State is for Human!

Some other issues of the state life, on which relative decisions have been taken, were reviewed at the session of the Government.

Source: State News Agency of Turkmenistan