Programme of the visit of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to Turkmenistan is discussed at the Government session

Working visit of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the Republic of Kazakhstan us completed. Upon the arrival, the Head of the State held joint session of the Cabinet of Ministers and the State Security Council with participation of the Chairperson of the Mejlis, leaders of some ministries and departments, hyakims of Ashgabat and velayats in Ashgabat International Airport.

Announcing the agenda, the Head of the State noted that the outcomes of the working visit to Kazakhstan would be summed up, issues of the forthcoming visit of the UN Secretary General to Turkmenistan would be reviewed and targets related to the development of national economy and outlining of the near-term perspectives would be discussed.

In particular, the Head of the State spoke of high-level meetings held during the visit, during which an extensive information on realization of national programmes and grandiose transnational projects aimed at establishment of Eurasian economic, transport, communication and humanitarian space was presented.

Undoubtedly, the participation of the Leader of the Nation in the opening ceremony of specialized international exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 improved the authority of domestic exposition. Representation in this universal forum gave an opportunity to demonstrate economic achievements of our country to the world community and at the same time, to study advanced world's practices in different spheres, to expand the geography of beneficial cooperation with foreign partners.

Turning to the preparation of the visit of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to Turkmenistan, the President of the country gave floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs R. Meredov.

The Vice-Premier noted that owing to the open door policy pursued under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, efficient relations with different countries of the world and competent international organizations, including with the UN, are being developed. This is vividly indicated by dynamic dialog with the United Nations that recently received new concrete content and high trust of the UN, which takes Turkmenistan as reliable and accountable partner.

It was mentioned that the programme of the visit of the UN Secretary General to Turkmenistan including high-level meetings is developed and approved. It is planned to sign number of documents aimed at further activation of beneficial partnership by the outcomes of high-level talks.

Thus, bilateral high-level meeting, while being a vivid evidence of wide recognition and support of progressive political course of Turkmen Leader and growing authority of Turkmenistan, which seeks for implementation of its peace-making and creative potential for the universal sake, is to give new impulse to cooperation under the UN.

Having stated with delight fruitful character of cooperation of our state with the leading UN agencies, the Leader of the Nation noted that coming high-level talks would promote consolidation and expansion of traditional partnership and practical implementation of its considerable potential.

Having mentioned the role of foreign policy department in realization of the initiatives of Turkmen side, which are aimed at provision of universal progress and improvement of the authority of our state in the world arena, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the Vice-Premier, the Head of the MFA with number of relative assignments on provision of high organizational level of the visit.

After, the Head of the State listened to the reports on social and economic development of the country, improvement of the activity of number of branches of national economy and legislation base, activation of the measures undertaken for preparation of 2017 Asian Games, strengthening of equipment and facilities base of military and law enforcement departments, support of order and discipline.

In particular, the importance of introduction of the worlds advanced practice, innovative technologies and methods, successful solution of the issues in this directions as well as measures on timely preparation of souvenirs productions dedicated to Asian Games was discussed.

Reports on the work for preparation of the competitions, symbols of Asian Games, types of sportswear for athletes and coaches were given.

During the session, special attention was paid to provision of housekeeping and urban planning of the main city of the country as well to high quality level of construction works at the facilities and their timely completion. It was highlighted that targeted work for making Turkmen capital as one of the most beautiful and well-planned cities of the world, where all conditions are created for comfortable life and rest of its citizens, is continued.

Speaking of the works in oil and gas complex, which is one of the basic branches of national economy, the information on the measures for successful implementation of Presidential programmes and solution of the tasks in this direction was given.

The importance of activation of works on industrial development of the country including accumulation of the powers of textile branch, chemical production and fishery was highlighted.

The Vice-premier responsible for agricultural sector reported on the works on the fields and the fulfilment of the assignments given earlier by the Head of the State on increase of rate of crop harvest campaign without any losses.

Issues of the preparation of new legislative acts, which are very important for social and economic development of the country and improvement of the wellbeing of the nation, were touched upon during the joint session held at the International Airport of the capital.

Having listened to the reports, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed the attention on the necessity of high-level preparation of 2017 Asian Games and ordered to organize coordinated work of relative services in this direction. In particular, it is necessary to provide the quality of services to sportsmen and guests of the capital and to develop interesting cultural programme, the Head of the State said, having required approaching the fulfilment of the tasks responsibly and comprehensively.

Speaking of the development of the agricultural complex, the Leader of the Nation pointed out that it is necessary to pay special attention to high quality of agrotechnical measures. In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan addressed the Vice-Premier with number of concrete assignments related to crops harvest without any loss and its further proper storage and processing.

The Head of the State required providing proper traffic control and discipline on the capital roads during V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. It is necessary to pay special attention to further improvement of quality and culture of service of the passengers in relation with V Asian Games. The service sphere has to be taken to the highest level. In this context, the President pointed that relative issues have to be under utmost attention of the leaders of all types of transport.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper