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Turkmen President concludes state visit to China

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On the last day of the state visit of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the People’s Republic of China, a solemn ceremony of awarding the Turkmen leader a title “Honorary Professor of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine” was held in the People’s Hall. 

Opening the ceremony, the Rector of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Su Anlong, greeted the honorary Turkmen guest on behalf of all present and informed that the Academic Council of the University had decided to award the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov the title of  Honorary Professor of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in recognition of his services in the development of education, science, democratic development and international cooperation. 

Addressing the audience, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed his gratitude to the management and staff of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine for granting the high academic title of honorary professor. 

In his speech, the head of state highly praised the outcomes of the Turkmen-Chinese summit talks and the status of the current bilateral cooperation. 

Then, in the People’s Hall, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang. 

The sides discussed issues of the development of the Turkmen-Chinese cooperation and stressed the exceptional nature of outcomes of the negotiations held the day before between the Turkmen leader and President Xi Jinping, which resulted in signing of the solid package of important documents. 

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Mejlis elects leaders at first parliamentary session

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The Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan of the fifth convocation convened for its first session in Ashgabat. The members of the Mejlis elected new leaders of the national parliament and defined their priority tasks. The first session was led by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

The parliamentary session was also attended by the Vice-Premiers of Turkmenistan, heads of ministries and departments, members of the Council of Elders, heads of regional and district administrations, representatives of political parties, public associations, the Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan, Turkmen ambassadors to foreign countries, heads of the diplomatic missions accredited in Ashgabat, representatives of local and foreign media.

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Turkmenistan sums up parliamentary elections

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В Туркменистане подведены итоги парламентских выборов

The Central Commission for Elections and Referenda of Turkmenistan (CEC) has summed up the results of elections of deputies of the Mejlis of the fifth convocation. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the CEC announced that out of 283 candidates 125 were elected as deputies of the Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan of the fifth convocation.

The pool of elected deputies accounts for 47 representatives of the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan, 14 representatives of the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, 33 representatives of the Trade Unions, 16 representatives of the Women's Union, 8 representatives of the Magtumguly Youth Organization and 7 representatives of the groups of citizens of Turkmenistan.

The newly elected deputies of the national parliament include representatives of the public organizations, leading specialists from various branches of the national economy, education and science, culture and art, agricultural workers. It should also be noted that the newly elected deputies belong to different nationalities, including Russian, Kazakh and Uzbek nationalities.

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