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State Security Council meeting sums up security agencies’ activity for January
3 Feb
State Security Council meeting sums up security agencies’ activity for January

Held on February 2, 2017 under the chairmanship of President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country, Army General Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, a meeting of the State Security Council has summed up the running year’s one-month activity of the country’s military and law enforcement agencies.     The meeting focused on the implementation progress of the military reform aimed at strengthening and improving the material-technical base of the national army and training highly-qualified military personnel; the state of affairs at the State Border; the constructi...

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Early voting for the presidential elections started in Turkmenistan
3 Feb
Early voting for the presidential elections started in Turkmenistan

On February 2, according to the Electoral Code, the early voting for the presidential elections began in Turkmenistan. This procedure was made available to citizens who had left the country on business trips or vacations and can not come to their polling stations to vote for the worthiest candidate on the election day (12 February). It is possible to vote from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.    According to the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda in Turkmenistan, all stages of the election campaign were organized in a timely manner, in accordance with the legislation and generally accepted rules...

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The OSCE Observation Mission starts monitoring of the Presidential Elections campaign
2 Feb
The OSCE Observation Mission starts monitoring of the Presidential Elections campaign

On February 1, 2017 the Central Committee for Elections and Referendums in Turkmenistan held the meeting with members of the Mission of the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which arrived to Turkmen capital for evaluation of organization and conduct of the Presidential Elections on February 12.     During the meeting, the participants noted the efficiency of long bilateral cooperation, which important aspects are the share of experience and study of legal standards and international practices of elections campaigns....

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Turkmenistan discussing Caspian Sea agreements
2 Feb
Turkmenistan discussing Caspian Sea agreements

February 1, 2017 meeting on the draft agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the Caspian littoral states opened in Ashgabat.   The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and Development of Turkmenistan and the State Enterprise for the Caspian Sea under the President of Turkmenistan. It was attended by the heads, leading specialists and experts of relevant ministries and departments of the countries of the Caspian region.     As emphasized in the course of negotiations, a draft Agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the litt...

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Olympic Complex hosts Open Door Day for foreign sport specialists
1 Feb
Olympic Complex hosts Open Door Day for foreign sport specialists

On January 31, 2017 the Olympic Complex has hosted an Open Door Day attended by foreign sport specialists. The event was organized by the National Olympic Committee as part of thorough preparations for the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat in the running year’s September.

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President of Turkmenistan received Secretary General of the Energy Charter
1 Feb
President of Turkmenistan received Secretary General of the Energy Charter

On January 31, 2017 President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with Secretary General of the Energy Charter Urban Rusnak. The parties exchanged opinions on the issues of international cooperation in the energy sector, and joint work given Turkmenistan’s chairmanship of the 2017 Energy Charter Conference.      The issues of Turkmenistan’s chairmanship of the 2017 Energy Charter Conference were also under discussion. The international legal regulation of energy resources transit was identified as one of the priorities. This is one of the primary objectives of the Energy Charter, wh...

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