1. On January 5-6, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov will pay a state visit to the People's Republic of China. This visit of the head of Turkmenistan will be at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. It is expected that following the results of the summit meeting, the parties will sign a package of documents on cooperation.
2. Screenings of Russian films and animation continue in the capital of Turkmenistan. From January 2 to 12, the Week of Russian film and animation is held at the “Ashgabat” cinema. Admission to film screenings is free. This cultural action is organized by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ashgabat and the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan.
3.For the Mommadov family from Ashgabat, 2023 began happily.Their baby was born in the first minutes of the New Year at the Ashgabat Scientific and Clinical Center for Maternal and Child Health.
He is the first child born in the country in 2023.The baby was named Bagtyyar.The weight of the newborn is 3 kilograms 840 grams, height is 53 centimeters.
The boy's parents received congratulations and gifts from President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
4. “Turkmenistan” Airlines will temporarily reduce the number of flights on the Ashgabat-Frankfurt am Main route. Instead of two weekly flights, she will make one in the winter schedule. From January 7, “Turkmenistan” Airlines will cancel the flight on Wednesday, leaving only the Saturday flight in the schedule.
5.Türkiye has increased the list of documents for a visa for citizens of Turkmenistan.To apply for a Turkish national visa, citizens of Turkmenistan from January 3, 2023 will need a notarized “Statement of Consent”.
The “Statement of Consent” must be brought along with other required documents when visiting the Türkiye Visa Application Centre.Phone for information: (+993 12) 40 02 12.
6. The Pension Fund of Turkmenistan informs entrepreneurs that the settlement period for the payment of pension contributions for the second half of 2022 has begun. According to Article 23 of the Law of Turkmenistan “On State Pension Insurance”, pension contributions are paid from January 1 to February 15 of the current year.
7.The UAE state airline FlyDubai has launched the sale of air tickets for direct regular flights from Dubai to Ashgabat.Tickets are already on sale and available on the airline's website and at the box office.
Flights will start on January 23, 2023 and will operate twice a week.Flights will fly from Dubai to Ashgabat on Mondays and Thursdays, and from Ashgabat to Dubai on Tuesdays and Fridays.
8.Uzbekistan has introduced a Tax Free system for tourists at the airports of five cities - Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Fergana and Urgench.The Tax Free system implies the return to foreign citizens of the amounts of VAT paid by them when purchasing certain types of goods from entrepreneurs engaged in retail trade in Uzbekistan.
The list of goods covered by cashback is specified in the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan dated November 8, 2022.These are souvenirs, nuts, fruits and dried fruits, leather and fur products, carpets, textiles and much more.
9.The revolver of the 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt was sold at the auction for 910 thousand USD.The revolver was supposedly presented to Roosevelt at the very end of the 19th century during the American-Spanish war, that is, even before he became president.
Roosevelt usually kept it on his bedside table.The weapon is over a hundred years old, but it is in excellent condition.
10. The Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been officially presented as a player of the Saudi football club “Al-Nasr”. Ronaldo's presentation was held in Riyadh. The Portuguese contract with the new club was signed until June 2025. The 37 years old football player will play under the seventh number.
11.The Turkmen goalkeeper of “Abdysh-Ata” Rahat Japarov became the best goalkeeper of the Kyrgyz Premier League of the season 2022.Coaches and team captains, commissioners, sports journalists and specialists from the relevant departments of the Kyrgyz Football Union took part in the voting.
The goalkeeper played 21 matches, of which he completed 13 without conceded goals.In total, he conceded 11 goals.Rahat Japarov is 26 years old and has been playing for the “Abdysh-Ata” team since 2022.