President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov formulates priority objectives of the activity of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan

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President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov formulates priority objectives of the activity of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan


President of Turkmenistan, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the country, doctor of medicine and economy, Professor Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in General Assembly of the representatives of national science. The agenda included the subject of the election of the leaders of the Academy of Sciences as well as discussion of the direction of further development of national science in the context of the realization of strategic governmental programmes.

Scientific sphere in Turkmenistan is considered as important factor of the improvement of scientific and technical potential as well as of the modernization of the country. As is known, the Concept of social and economic development of the State assigns leading role to innovative economy based on deep scientific and theoretical knowledge and wide practical experience joined together in efficient technologies.

The subject set by the Leader of the Nation is to bring national science to new world level of the development, to increase practical turnover of the researches and technical developments and to aim them to the solution of topical issues of social and state life. Special role in solution of this objective is given to the Academy of Science as to the main coordinator of scientific and research works and leading innovative, technological and experimental centre.

Academic circles of the country were represented by the leading scientists, specialists and heads of scientific and research institutes in the conference hall of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan. Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of ministries and departments were invited to participate in the session.

Having announced the agenda, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov suggested to elect new head of the Academy by secret ballot as per the Charter of the organization due to the retirement of previous leader of the Academy and to select the group for vote counting for this purpose.

Having offered the participants to present the candidates, the Head of the State gave his opinion, having proposed Sapardurdy Toyliyev to this post, who, as the President noted, is wise and talented leaders having big working experience in the Government of the country as the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers coordinating educational, science, sports, health protection spheres and dedicated the most time of his working career to research activity.

After, the secret ballot took place.

After the election and vote counting, the results of the ballot were announced. 17 members of the Academy of Sciences took part in the ballot and unanimously gave their votes for the election Sapardurdy Toyliyev as the President of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan.

The members of the Academy of Sciences greeted the results with the storm of applauses.

Having approved the decision of the General Assembly of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the Resolution, having released S. Toyliyev from the post of the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers due to transfer to another work and the Resolution on his release from the post of the Chairman of Emergency Commission of Turkmenistan on combating the spread of diseases.

Having congratulated S. Toyliyev on his election to this responsible post, the Head of the State wished him big success in work.

The floor was given to new President of the Academy of Science.

Having expressed the gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan and the members of the Academy of Science of Turkmenistan for the trust, S. Toyliyev assured that he would put all his power and knowledge for further steadfast development of national science and for bringing it to advanced world levels.

On behalf of Turkmen scientists, new Head of the Academy of Sciences expressed the gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for comprehensive support and creation of all conditions for research activity, having assured that representatives of scientific society would spare no efforts and energy for further service to national science and implementation of large-scale reforms.

Speaking to the participants, the Head of the State highlighted that at present time, integrated development of science and efficient application of its achievements in national economy as well as improvement of intellectual potential of the society are priority direction of the State policy of Turkmenistan. Bringing of science to new higher levels will stipulate further improvement of technical and economic potential of the country, having made the conditions for the growth of cultural level and prosperity of native people.

It is known that it is impossible to achieve stable development of the State, its comprehensive wealth without relying on science at present time and it is impossible to establish high technology productions with proper supply system without relying on scientific achievements, the Head of the State continued.

Turkmen leader highlighted that science being strong transforming force of social development plays important role in the life of the country and serves as the main condition of its integration to the number of the leading countries of the world. Hence, paying special strategic attention to intensive development of domestic science, we take large-scale measures for its improvement, quality growth and support. We also put all efforts for large-scale reforms in our country have fundamental scientific ground, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

For these purposes, the Head of the State continued, fundamental and reliable legal base of national science was established recently, the resolutions aimed at its improvement and development of the infrastructure were adopted. According to new edition of the Constitution of Turkmenistan, our citizens are given with the rights for freedom of scientific and art activity. The articles of the Main Law highlight that the State encourages such activity and spread of its positive results, supports the development of science and expansion of international cooperation in this field.

Outlining the priorities of improvement of the activity of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, the Head of the State noted that while being the main scientific centre of the country, the Academy of Sciences has to provide the development of fundamental and applied studies accumulating scientific, engineering and technical potential of the society at the same time. Intellectual elite of the nation is to make the scientist of new formation attracting talented youth to scientific activity.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the necessity of attraction of the scientists to the work on analysis of imported equipment and machines for their correspondence with the world standards and specific conditions of our country. Representatives of scientific circle have also to be involved in the analysis of the projects, development and plans and their opinion are to be taken into account during the elaboration of such activities. It is necessary to implement widely scientific data and proposals of the scientists in the Government policy for the interest of the nation, the President of the country stated.

After, the President focused on the session of the Cabinet of Ministers on January 19 where branch Work Plans for 2018 were agreed and the assignment to the Vice-premiers on another analysis and approval in the spheres under their supervision was given. The Head of the State noted that it is necessary to rely on scientific achievements, especially on advanced technologies, innovation and know-how for the realization of these plans regardless of their profile. In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan expressed firm confidence that scientific personnel would make their contribution to successful implementation of these plans.

Addressing the leaders of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, scientists, directors of the universities, the Head of the State noted the necessity of further programme measures aimed at the development of science and education in the country. The President of Turkmenistan said that all efforts would be taken for steadfast consolidation of equipment and facilities base of the Academy of Science, for wide attraction of the youth to research activity and mastering of new scientific directions.

Thus, the President highlighted, the solution of the issues related with the provision of modern level of the development of all branches of national economy, scientific specification of large projects that are of the great importance for industrial development of the country are the most important objectives of today. At the same time, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov added, that the Government would provide comprehensive support from its side.

Development of the branches making effect of the improvement of the potential of national economy is very important. It is necessary to solve the issues of works in fuel and energy complex of the country, to implement modern technologies that provide the safety during construction of international gas lines and to use high achievements on science, the Head of the State said, having focused on the necessity of new developments in this sphere.

Continuing, the Head of the State noted that today, special attention is given to the development of agriculture. The main role is given to agrarian scientists during the work over Land Cadastre, improvement of lands fertility and selection. Therefore, successful solution of the objectives for the development of agricultural complex on scientific base, training of qualified agronomists and improvement of the work of scientific and research institute of agriculture are the main requirements of today

Having focused that today, taking into account favourable geographic location of our country, it is necessary to increase the rate of construction of important international transport corridors, the Head of the State noted that it is necessary to use high quality road construction materials during the construction important international roads. The scientist has to take the most active part in the provision of international quality standards of used resources, the Head of the State said and requested to pay special attention to scientific study and specification of these works.

Important role is given today to scientific discoveries, scientifically proven solution of the tasks for harmonic social and economic development of the country, implementation of modern achievements of science to all spheres of national economy. In this context, special importance is to be paid to the consolidation of scientific base of all branches of national economy of the country, the Head of the State noted and gave number of advices calling up all work in this direction to combine with modern principles and developed international practice.

In the end of his speech, the President informed that soon, he is planning to meet the scientists of the country to outline precisely and in details their objectives in the context of the realization of the Programmes of social and economic development of Turkmenistan in 2018 — 2024 adopted at the session of the Council of the Elders in the last year.

Having said warm goodbye and wished success to new leaders of the Academy of Science, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov left the place of event.

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