Berdimuhamedov: Russia is a strategic partner of Turkmenistan

Berdimuhamedov: Russia is a strategic partner of Turkmenistan


The head of state noted that cooperation between Turkmenistan and Russia has the potential, is sustained, effective and built with the expectation for the future.

ASHGABAT, 30 Jan. Amangeldy Of Nurmuradov. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a government meeting said that Russia is a strategic partner of his country, reported on Saturday local media.

This statement of the Turkmen leader made after the visit of Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Ashgabat on 28 January this year, during which they discussed topical issues in Russian-Turkmen interaction.

The head of state noted that relations between Turkmenistan and Russia is based on long-standing traditions of friendship, good-neighbourliness, the principles of equality, sustainability and mutual benefit.

“Russia is a strategic partner of Turkmenistan, with which a cooperation has been incremental, efficient and built with the expectation for the future. The interaction between our two countries has great potential and opportunities in trade and economic sphere and in humanitarian-cultural sphere”, — said Berdimuhamedov.

He highlighted the development of Turkmenistan’s partnership with the regions of the Russian Federation. According to the President, Turkmenistan has established close links with the major industrial regions of the Russian Federation, including Tatarstan, St. Petersburg, Astrakhan and Sverdlovsk regions.

Local media reported that Berdymukhamedov, stressing the desire of Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation continue to strengthen the traditional cooperation both in the bilateral format and within international organizations, gave the Vice-Premier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov, the number of instructions on further development of Turkmen-Russian relations.