These documents signify a wholly new level of our dialogue and partnership. Pooling the economic potentials and using geopolitical position, partnership between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan serves as a bona fide factor of a stable development of the whole Central Asian region. Going far beyond the limits of traditional areas of bilateral cooperation, these documents are to govern both economic and humanitarian interaction. Plans and programs that they enshrine are a powerful stimulus for the intensification of partnership in all areas of this interactionAnalysis: Uzbek-Turkmen cooperation Oct 19, 2007
The Caspian pipeline will provide for an opportunity to double the amount of gas supplied from Central Asia to RussiUPI Energy Watch Oct 19, 2007
As the president of Turkmenistan, I am the supreme guarantor of safety of your future investmentAnalysis: Turkmenistan looks to U.S. Sep 28, 2007
Gurbanguly Myalikguliyevich Berdymuhammedov (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. Berdymuhammedov and the Halk Maslahaty announced on December 26 that the next presidential elections would be held on February 11, 2007. On February 14, 2007, Berdymuhammedov was named the winner of the presidential election held three days earlier, and immediately sworn into office.
Berdymuhammedov 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 Berdymuhammedov said: