27.03.2017. At the auctions of the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange of Turkmenistan 28 transactions were registered this week.

For foreign currency businessmen from Afghanistan bought diesel fuel manufactured at the Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries and businessmen from the USA - technical carbon (SC "Turkmenkhimiya").

For foreign currency one-coloured and jacquard terry products in assortment, cotton yarn, cotton fibre and Portland cement were realized. The countries-buyers: Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Singapore, Turkey, Poland, Afghanistan. The total amount of transactions exceeded 27 million 960 thousand US dollars. For the manat businessmen from Russia purchased cotton yarn for 1 million 680 thousand manats.

For the home market local businessmen bought oil bitumen (ТORC) and food wheat for a total sum of over 405 thousand manats.


Official visit to Turkmenistan of the President of the Republic of Belarus is scheduled for 29-31 March.

Regular mutual visits and summit talks contribute to the high level of Turkmenistan-Belarus relations that are actively developing both in bilateral and multilateral formats, within reputable international organizations.

At the same time, there is an impressive potential for the further development of successful cooperation. The upcoming official visit of the President of the Republic of Belarus will give a new impetus to the traditionally multidimensional partnership.


24.03.2017. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, which reviewed drafts of several documents, and discussed topical issues of state life.

The participants of the meeting presented information on preparations for the official visit to Turkmenistan of the President of the Republic of Belarus scheduled for March 29-31, and preparation for the International Sports Congress “Asian Games-2017: International Cooperation in the Sphere of Sport for Peace and Progress” scheduled for April 7th in the Avaza National Tourism Zone.

The measures to improve the activities of banking institutions have been reported. Since January 1st 2016 departments, local executive authorities and institutions subordinate to them have introduced the practice of transferring wages to plastic cards, as well as payment for various services through such cards.

Information was provided on measures to increase oil and gas production, expand the directions for the delivery of energy resources to world markets, optimize the work of the State Concerns “Turkmengaz” and “Turkmennebit”, and ensure deep processing of hydrocarbons.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed dissatisfaction with the slow pace of reforms in the oil and gas sector, lagging behind the pace of construction work at enterprises in this sphere, demanding to give suggestions on improving the efficiency of the fuel and energy complex, and speeding up the implementation of the projects envisaged for the Dashoguz velayat.

22.03.2017. In Mary in Rukhyet Palace of Mary velayat there was a ceremony honoring the cultural figures, art masters, intellectuals and educational workers, awarded state awards and honorary titles in accordance with the Decree of President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov. According to the Decree of the Head of the State a number of citizens of the country were conferred cash prizes of the President of Turkmenistan.

Among the participants of the ceremony, gathered in this festive day under the arches of the hall of Rukhyet Palace there were members of the government, heads of the Mejlis, the country's culture sphere, social organizations, velayat administration and the city of Mary, intellectuals, elders and the student youth.

In the festive atmosphere was read out the Presidential decree on conferring state awards and conferring honorary titles, as well as the Decree on awarding money prizes.

Poets and prose writers, stage managers and actors, singers, musicians and composers, journalists, managers of creative groups, professionals working in this field, people who are retired, went on the stage, expressing the Leader of the nation heartfelt gratitude for the appreciation of their work, the creation all conditions for the full creative process in the country.


The city of Mary hosted main Novruz festivities in the square in front of the Cultural Events Center, “Türkmeniň Ak Öýi”. Opened in 2015 when the city was a culture capital of the Turkic World, the center became the first of its kind. In accordance with the Decree issued by President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, a similar 3,000-seat concert hall is now under construction in “Nowruz Ýaylasy”, a specially-designated area not far from Ashgabat.

Among those attending the festivities in honor of Novruz were the Mejlis Chairperson, government members, leaders of ministries and agencies, regional governors, representatives of public organizations, foreign and local media, heads of the foreign diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited to Turkmenistan, creative workers of our country, numerous residents and delegations from all velayats, foreign guests. At the airport, the guests received a warm welcome and were offered to taste mouth-watering toi-pishme, traditional national sweets and fruits.

Nearby the “Türkmeniň Ak Öýi” Center, is a big improvised traditional village with yurts, livestock, steaming cauldrons, and an oriental bazaar with its many-colored stalls, energetic sellers and performers entertaining the event attendees.

The event participants were greeted with fast-paced music and dances performed by artistic groups, soloists and folk groups. Children enthusiastically recited poems and sang cheerful songs for the guests. They also demonstrated children’s folk entertaining games; boys were playing with little bones and girls – with handmade dolls. Four-footed “characters”– charming alabai puppies, lambs and other animals fit perfectly into the scene.

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