Joint meeting of Cabinet council and State Council of safety

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

determined.

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

Avaza.

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

2017".

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

actions.

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

Turkmenistan.

During the cabinet meeting also other questions on were

considered, relevant decisions on them were made.

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