The main news of Turkmenistan on January 8 Turkmenportal

The main news of Turkmenistan on January 8  Turkmenportal

President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov held the first meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers in 2024, Turkmenistan will hold a forum to attract investments in Paris, fashion shows under the auspices of UNESCO started in Ashgabat and other news


1. President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov held the first meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers in 2024, at which issues of upcoming events and development plans for the country were discussed. In particular, the agenda included issues of regulating foreign trade and improving investment policy, plans in the areas of construction, fuel and energy complex, culture and information technology.

2.During the meeting, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Batyr Amanov reported on the Work Plan of the sectoral departments of the oil and gas complex for the current year.

According to the plan, the state concerns “Turkmengas” and “Turkmennebit” are tasked with developing new oil and gas fields, increasing the production of natural and associated gas, oil and gas condensate.

It is also planned to increase the production of liquefied gas and the export of Turkmen energy resources to foreign markets.

3. Deputy Prime Minister Baymyrat Annamammedov reported on the ongoing work to strengthen the country’s educational and scientific base, its material and technical equipment. A proposal was made to design and build a modern secondary school for 1,200 places and a dormitory for 120 places in the village of Bokurdak in the Ak Bugday etrap, Ahal velayat.

4. Deputy Prime Minister Mahrijemal Mammedova reported on preparations for celebrations and events on the occasion of the proclamation of the city of Anau as the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2024.

5. On April 24-25, the capital of France will host the International Forum to attract foreign investment in the energy sector of Turkmenistan. The purpose of the event is to attract foreign direct investment in all segments of the energy industry of Turkmenistan, strengthening regional cooperation in order to develop the energy sector.

6.The grand opening of the first day of fashion shows of national Turkmen clothing was held at the Ashgabat Fashion House.This event is timed to coincide with the inclusion of the Turkmen capital in the UNESCO network of creative cities.

The honorary guests of the opening ceremony were the organizer of the Oriental Fashion Show catwalk shows Hind Judar, the famous photographer Jacques Tamosini and the executive secretary of the National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO Chinar Rustemova.

7.The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan hosted an award ceremony for the winners of the Gulbaba Children's Prize.Children under 18 years of age from all regions of the country who excelled in creativity, music, sports, science and education took part in the national children's competition.

This year, based on the results of the competition, 71 winners were determined.The laureates were solemnly presented with diplomas and valuable gifts.


8.Actress Emma Stone has confirmed that a “Cruella” sequel is in development.Stone admitted that she does not know when filming of the project will start.

However, she hopes that she can start working on the film as soon as possible.In September 2022, The Disney Insider reported that singer Taylor Swift could be the villain in the “Cruella” sequel.

According to the publication, the sequel to the film will be filmed in the genre of a musical.

9.Bird of prey specialist Frederic Giguet will try to catch a crow that has been unable to escape from a Paris metro station for two months.The bird was stuck at the Mesnilmontant station in the city's 20th arrondissement.

She was unable to find a way out on her own and flies over the heads of the passengers.The city authorities turned to the Natural History Museum for help.

The ornithologist should arrive at the station in the coming days.


10.The striker of the French club “PSG” Kylian Mbappe has decided to join “Real Madrid”, reports Foot Mercato.The 23 years old forward's contract with the Parisians expires this summer.

From January 1, Mbappe received the right to negotiate employment with other clubs.It was previously reported that “Real Madrid” gave Mbappe until the end of January to decide on his future.

11.Turkish football club “Besiktas” announced the appointment of Fernando Santos as head coach of the team.The 68 years old Portuguese specialist has previously coached clubs such as “Porto”, AEK, “Benfica” and PAOK.

He also captained the national teams of Greece, Poland and Portugal.At the helm of the Portuguese national team, Santos won the 2016 European Championship and the UEFA Nations League.

After 18 rounds of this season, “Besiktas” ranks only sixth in the Turkish Championship standings, 18 points behind the leading Fenerbahce.

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