Creation of the Turkmen-Azerbaijan Intergovernmental Commission also testifies of aspiration of our two countries to attach a more fruitful and constructive character to traditional cooperationUPI Energy Watch May 21, 2008
We have a single view that this area will become the strategic direction of further interstate partnership. In order to study opportunities of cooperation thoroughly and present them for the world, we have agreed to conduct a conference, 'Oil & Gas of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan,' in Baku this SeptemberUPI Energy Watch May 21, 2008
The pipeline between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India will be a weighty contribution to the positive cooperation on this continentIndia, Turkmenistan to work on gas Apr 07, 2008
The first in the line of deposits to undergo the audits are Southern Yolotan (Iolatan) and Osman, which may be entered in the list of the Earth's largest in terms of the size of reservesAnalysis: U.K. firm to audit Turkmen gas Mar 28, 2008
This law has been drafted as part of the policy of deep reforms of our economy and is aimed at attracting foreign investmentAnalysis: Iran and Turkmen gas Mar 20, 2008
Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow (Russian transliteration: Курбанкули (or Гурбангулы) Мяликгулыевич Бердымухаммедов, born June 29, 1957) has been the President of Turkmenistan since December 21, 2006, when he became acting president following the death of Saparmurat Niyazov, and the imprisonment of his constitutionally appointed successor, Öwezgeldi Ataýew. Berdimuhamedow and the Halk Maslahaty announced on December 26 that the next presidential elections would be held on February 11, 2007. On February 14, 2007, Berdimuhamedow was named the winner of the presidential election held three days earlier, and immediately sworn into office.
Berdimuhamedow was born on June 29, 1957 in Babarab in what is now the Geok Tepe etrap ("district") of Ahal province. He graduated from the Turkmen State Medical Institute in 1979 and entered a career in dentistry. He also received a PhD in medical sciences in Moscow. By 1992 he had become part of the dentistry faculty at the Medical Institute.
In an interview when asked about his life experience Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow said: