Turkmenistan

General information

September 27 is marked in Turkmenistan as the Independence Day. On December 12, 1995, Turkmenistan was recognized as a permanently neutral State by the resolution of the UN General Assembly with the unanimous support of 185 member States. At present Turkmenistan has established diplomatic relations with 145 countries. Turkmenistan is a democratic, law-based, secular State. The form of government is a Presidential republic. The political structure of the Turkmen state is fo...

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Foreign policy

Foreign policy is based on the Constitution, the Constitutional Act on the permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan, Foreign policy concept of Turkmenistan as a neutral state, other legislative acts. Turkmenistan's foreign policy is a logical extension of domestic policy and is determined by the international legal status of permanent neutrality, recognized by the United Nations. The main objectives of Turkmenistan's foreign policy are: - The preservation and streng...

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Economy

The economic growth of Turkmenistan is carried out on the basis of the national and state programs for short and long term periods. Today, Turkmenistan has the diversified, multifunctional economy presented by enterprises of power industry, oil and gas production, oil-processing, chemical and petrochemical field, mechanical engineering and metal-processing, objects for producing building materials, light and food industry. At the end of 2017, dynamic economic growth was en...

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Social sphere

Transition to market relations in Turkmenistan is being carried out in the framework of the state policy that ensures the population’s social security. The country’s policy of radical social changes is aimed at the provision of the high living standard of the population. “The State is for People!” is the main slogan and the basic doctrine of the ongoing reforms in Turkmenistan. Currently, hundreds of modern hospitals, clinics, higher educational institutions, schools, kinderg...

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Healthcare

Turkmenistan has reformed and developed the field of national healthcare, giving it a status of the multipurpose system of social protection. Large-scale work is carried out in Turkmenistan for health protection of people. The national system of health protection, which has reached the level of world standards, progressively develops.  On the principle of family medicine, the service in urban and rural polyclinics has improved. Owing to the successful implementation of the...

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Education

In Turkmenistan large-scale work is under way in order to modernize the national educational system, develop university science and raise it to the level of the developed states. Science and education are what the people accumulated for thousands of years and passed it down from generation to generation, this is our priceless heritage, the President noted. The “Law on Education” was adopted in the framework of the large scale support given by the state. The intensive co...

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Science

The fundamental reform of science is carried out under the direct supervision of the President of Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan has high state authority – the Academy of Sciences, which take the lead in the realization of scientific and technical policy of the country. Fund of Science and Technology under the Supreme Council for Science and Technology was established. Today, high educational institutes of the country have the Councils of Young Scientists involving the student...

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Sport and international sport cooperation of Turkmenistan

With the attainment of independence, new approaches to the organization of the sports and physical movement began to be formed in Turkmenistan and the foundations for international cooperation in the field of sports began to form. The starting point for its active phase began from 2007, when Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was elected to the post of the President of Turkmenistan to reform all spheres of state structure and society, including sports. Since that time the development...

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Culture

The Head of the State highlights the role of culture in wide coverage and artistic approach to progressive changes in the country and their support. In Turkmenistan there is a Ministry of Culture, whose activities are aimed at the accomplishment of tasks in accordance with the State Programme for the development of cultural sphere in Turkmenistan, which has a conceptual meaning for the formation of favourable cultural environment, which, in turn, will help to realize the c...

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Tourism

The most important area of social policy is also the development of tourism. The main task of the State Committee on Tourism of Turkmenistan is to promote international tourism as the most profitable areas of the tourism industry. New tourist routes will be opened in order to attract more foreign tourists, as well as measures are taken to improve the quality of services. In the practice of tourism enterprises of Turkmenistan more than 200 hiking trails, intended for local...

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Avaza National Tourist Zone

In June 2009, the opening ceremony of the first facilities of the Avaza National Tourist Zone took place on the Caspian coast. The “Avaza” project initiated by President of Turkmenistan occupies a special place in the strategic plans of the country over the next decade and, therefore, is dedicated to accumulate all of the most advanced achievements of world architecture, engineering, technical design and creative ideas. Currently, the cost of constructed facilities here is mo...

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