Turkmenistan

President dismisses Central Bank Governor; makes other changes


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President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has made a number of changes to his ministerial and senior government officials line-up. Perhaps most significantly he has sacked the Chairman of the Central Bank, Tuvakmammet Djaparov and replaced him with Chairman of the State Commercial Bank “Turkmenistan” Gochmyrat Myradov.

The full list of changes as published on the Turmenistan.ru website is as follows:

“President of Turkmenistan reshuffles government

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has appointed and dismissed a number of government officials. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the head of the state signed documents to this effect at a government meeting that reviewed the results of 2013.

Minister of Energy Murad Artykov has been promoted to the post of Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan for construction and energy.

His predecessor, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Shamuhammet Durdylyev, has been appointed Head of the Office of the President of Turkmenistan and the Cabinet of Ministers of the country.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Palvan Taganov was relieved of his duties as Head of the Office of the President and Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan.

Tuvakmammet Djaparov, Chairman of the Central Bank of Turkmenistan, Governor from Turkmenistan of the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank, has been fired for shortcomings in his work.

Chairman of the State Commercial Bank “Turkmenistan” Gochmyrat Myradov has been appointed Chairman of the Central Bank of Turkmenistan, as well as Governor from Turkmenistan of the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank.

Shatlyk Hummedov has been appointed Chairman of the Main State Tax Service of Turkmenistan.

Chairman of the State Concern “Turkmengaz” Kakageldi Abdyllaev has been relieved of his post in connection with his transfer to another job. He has been replaced by Charymuhammet Khommadov.

Chairman of the State Association of Food Industry Veli Veliyev has been dismissed for serious shortcomings in his work. He has been replaced by Orazmyrat Gurbannazarov, who served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi).

First Deputy Chairman of the State Livestock Association has been promoted to the post of Chairman of his organization.”

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