A solemn meeting of the State Council dedicated to the 31st anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence and summing up the country's path, defining new goals and objectives was held in Ashgabat on Friday.
Today a telephone conversation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took place. During the conversation, Vladimir Putin warmly congratulated Serdar Berdimuhamedov on his birthday, wishing him good health, happiness and success.
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov declared Turkmenistan's readiness to cooperate with the Shanghai Security Cooperation Organization, speaking at the SCO summit in Samarkand as a guest of honor, official Turkmen media reported.
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov proposed at a meeting with Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Zhang Ming in Samarkand to create a Business Council "Turkmenistan-SCO", the official Turkmen press writes today.
President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov dismissed Guyzgeldi Baijanov from the post of chairman of the State Committee for Water Resources and appointed Durdy Gendzhiev as head of this structure.
On Monday, Turkmen leader Serdar Berdimuhamedov received Secretary General of the Organization of Turkic States Baghdad Amreev, who during the conversation confirmed the interest of the structure headed by him in developing a productive dialogue with Turkmenistan.
On Tuesday, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov flew around the new buildings of Ashgabat, also assessing the progress of improvement in a number of districts of the capital, after which the projects of new facilities were presented to the head of state.