On May 18 the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held joint
meeting of Cabinet council and State Council of safety of
Turkmenistan. At the meeting topical issues of domestic and
foreign policy were considered, tasks for the next period were
The vice-chairman of Cabinet council M. Babayev reported on
preparation for the VIII International gas congress of
Turkmenistan and the international exhibition dated for this forum
which will take place on May 23-24 in the National tourist area
On the agenda of the gas congress such subjects as
diversification of export routes and transit of the Turkmen natural
gas, a construction of interstate gas pipelines, conditions and
opportunities created in our country for investment, international
initiatives of the President of Turkmenistan in the sphere of
environmental protection, the current state and the prospects of
development of the world gas market were taken out.
Having noted value of the forthcoming VIII International gas
congress designed to become the open area for discussion of
topical issues of a cooperation in energy industry, the President
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that "the forum will
promote expansion of mutually useful dialogue and experience
exchange in this strategic sphere, determination of further ways of
interaction with foreign partners".
In this connection the leader of the nation charged to the vice-
chairman to provide the high organizational level of carrying out
the International gas congress and the exhibition dated for it.
The questions connected with drafting of the State Budget for
2018, improvement of the Turkmen capital, preparation for a
summer season of rest of health resorts in the National tourist
area Avaza were discussed at the meeting.
It was reported that in Ashgabat the Turkmen-Belarusian
business forum and the Trade fairs "Trade and Services-2017"
will take place. The International exhibition "The Turkmen Carpet
— an Example of Beauty" and XVII a conference of the World
association of judges of Turkmen handmade carpet weaving will
be dated for the Holiday of the Turkmen carpet. On May 29-31 in
Turkmenistan it was planned to carry out Culture Days of the
Republic of Tajikistan.
The special attention was paid to preparation at high schools of
the country for the traditional "Farewell Bell" on the occasion of
the termination of academic year, and also the organization of
festive actions in honor of the City Day of Ashgabat.
Information on a working visit to the Republic of Moldova within
which the delegation of Turkmenistan participated in a ceremonial
opening of the "Dostluk" kindergarten built in the village
Chishmikioy of the Vulcanesht district of ATU Gagauzia in a gift to
fraternal people was heard. The President of the Republic of
Moldova Igor Dodon and the head of administrative-territorial unit
Gagauzia Irina Vlakh who expressed to the President of
Turkmenistan deep gratitude for such remarkable gift participated
in the opening ceremony of new preschool institution.
The head of state signed the Resolution "About Measures for
Organized Carrying Out of Grain Harvest in Turkmenistan in
The President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov once again focused
attention of participants of the meeting on such important issue as
need of careful personnel recruitment on executive positions. As
the leader of the nation noted, there were all bases to speak
about the shortcomings which were available recently in this
respect, especially after the discovered facts of the negative
phenomena among responsible government employees. "Strict
requirements shall be imposed to candidates for the leading
posts", the head of state emphasized, having charged to Majlis to
develop on the basis of the legislation the list of such
requirements, including qualification criterions.
The secretary of the State Council of safety, the Minister of
Defence of Turkmenistan Ya. Berdiyev, reported on the Supreme
Commander Armed Forces of the country on work on the project
of new edition of the Law "About Anti-corruption". As it was noted,
the anti-corruption law to which essential changes and additions
would be made will determine a legal and organizational basis of
the fight against corruption which must be conducted for the
purpose of the prevention, identification and disclosure of
offenses, and also accountability of the persons guilty of their
Emphasizing exclusive importance of enhancement of the
legislation taking into account the strengthened fight against such
negative phenomena as bribery and corruption, the head of state
declared that this work was directed to protection of the rights and
freedoms of citizens, effective activities of state bodies, ensuring
national security and stable economic development of
During the cabinet meeting also other questions on were
considered, relevant decisions on them were made.