On April 24, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov met with President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov, who arrived in our country to take part in the celebrations on the occasion of the National Day of the Turkmen Horse.
Warmly welcoming the head of the Turkmen state and expressing sincere gratitude for the cordial welcome, President Rustam Minnikhanov conveyed to the President of Turkmenistan cordial greetings and congratulations from the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, who addressed the wishes of well-being to all the Turkmen people.
Thanking the guest for the kind words, the head of Turkmenistan addressed the return greetings and best wishes to the President of the Russian Federation and noted the stable level of bilateral relations.
Taking this opportunity, President Rustam Minnikhanov once again congratulated the head of Turkmenistan on his convincing victory in the elections and wished him success in his large-scale work at the highest state post, noting that he was sincerely glad to take part in celebrations that testify to the enduring glory of the "heavenly" horses - invaluable heritage of the nation and world civilization.
The head of Turkmenistan stressed that the expansion of cooperation with Russia, its regions and leading industrial centers is among the key vectors of the foreign policy of Turkmenistan. This confirms the commitment of our country to the comprehensive strengthening of the traditionally trusting and fruitful dialogue with the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation, with which Turkmenistan has long-standing economic and cultural relations.
Speaking about the interest of the business circles of Tatarstan in expanding their presence in the promising Turkmen market, President Rustam Minnikhanov noted that the favorable investment climate created in the country and the high international prestige of Turkmenistan as a reliable partner strictly following its obligations served this purpose.
Noting that in recent years Tatarstan has accumulated impressive experience in the development and implementation of digital technologies, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov stated that Turkmenistan is interested in using the advanced experience of Tatarstan in the field of modern technologies.
As stated, in the light of the development of trade and economic relations, an important role is given to the activities of the Turkmen-Tatarstan working group on trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation, which monitors the entire spectrum of bilateral contacts.
Highly appreciating the solid level of bilateral cooperation achieved in recent years, the head of state stressed that our country considers the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation a reliable and promising partner.
In this regard, noting the importance of the participation of the head of Tatarstan in the celebrations on the occasion of the National Day of the Turkmen Horse, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that this visit would be another step in strengthening the Turkmen-Tatarstan friendship and cooperation.
At the end of the meeting, the Presidents of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation exchanged mutual good wishes, confirming the inviolability of traditionally friendly bilateral ties, addressing the wishes of peace, happiness and prosperity to the fraternal Turkmen and Tatar peoples.