Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan
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Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

On September 11, 2020, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers where priority issues of the state life have been discussed, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reports.

Having announced the agenda, the Head of the State gave floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushikov who reported on work in establishments of the sphere under his supervision. In particular, the report on practical measures for improvement of insurance activity and update of normative and legal acts regulating this direction as well as introduction of advanced practice.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State noted that improvement of insurance activity and organization of work of this sector according to time realities is among priority vectors of the government policy. Having signed presented relative documents, the President have sent it to the Vice-premier by electronic document management system and ordered to hold fulfilment of objectives outlined in this direction under control.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on modernization of activity of the complex under his supervision.

The Vice-premier has reported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov that work for expansion of merchant fleet of the country, protection of Caspian Sea environment, strengthening of normative and legal base of the industry is carried out at present.

Several modern vessels have been bought and put into operation for improvement of competiveness of national merchant fleet as well as for implementation of innovative projects of water transport. Measures for provision of operation of Turkmenbashy International Seaport, which is provided with modern equipment and advanced technologies, in full capacity are taken.

Having highlighted the issues of digital transformation of communication complex, the head of the State demanded to accelerate the rates of works in this direction, having given number of specific instructions.

During the session, the President of Turkmenistan has reprimanded B. Ovezov for unsatisfactory performance of his duties and loss of control of activity of profile facilities under his supervision.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on measures for promotion of transport diplomacy of Turkmenistan.

Strengthening of cooperation with regional UN commissions including European Economic Commission (EEC) and Economic and Social Commission for Asian and Pacific Region is very important. It is planned to hold Regional high level dialog dedicated to transport problems together with the above-mentioned structures on September 29, 2020.

Actual measures are also taken for strengthening of legal base for further efficient cooperation with foreign partners in this direction. Thus, the Resolutions on ratification of 6 international documents on transport matters have been adopted at regular session of National Parliament on August 22 this year.

In this regard, the Vice-premier, head of the Foreign Ministry, has made a proposal on joining of Turkmenistan to international Convention of facilitation and harmonization of customs procedures (The Kyoto Convention), which would support the expansion of beneficial cooperation.

Fruitful cooperation with the UN specialized agencies is carried out under digitization of transport segment of national economy. Project of the UN Development Programme on introduction of integrated informational customs system ASYCUDA WORLD is implemented in this sphere.

In this aspect, the Draft Memorandum on staged implementation of Single Window project in export and import operations has been developed by relative establishments of Turkmenistan together with the UNDP and United Nations Conference for Trade and Development.

Following the proposals made by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during trilateral meeting with the Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Republic of Azerbaijan on July 2, measures are taken for implementation of joint project of Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – Azerbaijan – Georgia – Turkey international transport and transit corridor.

In particular, trilateral Interdepartmental Commission for development of cooperation in transport and communication sphere has been established. Working groups in number of profile directions have been formed and meetings have been held under its framework.

Summing up the report, the President noted that optimization of international cooperation in transport and communication sector is one of integral factors of achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. Having significant potential in this strategic sphere, Turkmenistan invariably stands for development of efficient and coordinated approaches to multilateral partnership.

Further, the floor was given to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council CH. Amanov, who reported on activity of military and law enforcement agencies of the country, implementation of integrated military reform initiated by the President of Turkmenistan, modernization of equipment and facility base of security forces.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State noted that being a sovereign state, Turkmenistan implements changes for rearmament of the Armed Forces with modern equipment and for strengthening of personnel potential based on defensive military doctrine.

Having focused on the necessity of further improvement of activity of security forces, education of younger generation in the spirit of patriotism and faith to sacred military duty, the President of the country addressed the Vice-premier, Secretary of the State Security Council with specific instructions.

Other current subject, on which relative decisions were taken, have been reviewed at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Finishing video conference session, the Government, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished strong health, family wealth ad success in work to the participants of the session.