Party affiliation: Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Member Communist Party Soviet Union, since 1956. Vice rector, then rector Lenin Pedagogical Institute, Turkmenia, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Deputy chairman Turkmen Council Ministers, since 1975.
Foreign minister Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic, since 1985. Elected people's deputy of Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, since 1989. Member from Turkmen, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Supreme Soviet, Moscow, 1989-1990.
President of Presidium, Turkman Supreme Soviet, since 1988.