Orazmyrat Gurbannazarov has been appointed Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations of Turkmenistan, according to a decree signed by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Wednesday.
The Head of State dismissed Amandurdy Ishanov, the former head of the ministry, for serious shortcomings in his work.
Before his new appointment, Gurbannazarov headed the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan (CCIT).
Dovletgeldi Rejepov, former vice-president of CCIT, was elected to head the chamber. Turkmen President signed a decree approving this decision.
The Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations is a government body of Turkmenistan that carries out activities to saturate the country's domestic market with goods, improve the organization of trade and public catering, provide material and technical support to the national economy, and ensure compliance with state interests in the foreign market in accordance with international treaties.
The ministry unites in its structure more than 200 trade, manufacturing, supply, and service enterprises.