President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Shamshad Akhtar, who arrived in the capital of Turkmenistan.
A regular action on destruction of narcotics and smuggled tobacco products was held in Akhal province of Turkmenistan. The smuggled goods were seized by Turkmenistan’s law enforcement and military agencies during special operations.
Besides solution of issues of state construction and selection of foreign policy important for young Turkmen state that gained its independence 25 years, there was the development of economy. Owing to availability of huge natural resources, particularly gas reserves, the Turkmen practically have not their own export infrastructure.