25 Mar 2022 21:16

Turkmenistan's new president forms government of ex-Vice Premiers

ASHGABAT. March 25 (Interfax) - Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedow has formed a new government, reinstating the Vice Premiers he made resign prior to his inauguration on March 19 in accordance with the Constitution, the national news agency Orient said on Friday.

The president also appointed Muhammetguly Muhammedow as Vice Premier for Economy, Banking, and International Financial Organizations, the post he held previously himself.

According to open-source information, Muhammedow graduated from Gazi University in Turkey with a major in economics and management. In 2013-2014, he served as Turkmen Deputy Finance Minister and then as Finance Minister until 2017.

Reinstating the government members, Berdimuhamedow noted they have the vast experience necessary to steer the country's social-economic development into a new era.

Berdimuhamedow, who is taking over the presidency from his father, won an early presidential election March 12 and assumed office on March 19.