Turkmenistan and Turkiye expand inter-parliamentary cooperation

On November 18, 2022, the meeting of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Turkiye Mustafa Shentop, who arrived in Ashgabat on a visit at the head of the parliamentary delegation of his country, took place at the Oguzkent hotel in the capital.

After the ceremony of official photographing against the background of the State flags of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Turkiye, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh invited the distinguished guest to go to the hall where negotiations were held in a narrow format.

Mustafa Shentop, on behalf of the President of the Republic of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan, conveyed heartfelt greetings to the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and best wishes to the fraternal people of Turkmenistan.

Expressing gratitude for the kind words, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, in turn, addressed the leadership of the friendly country with best wishes in response, noting that strengthening and developing mutually beneficial partnership with the Republic of Turkiye is an important direction of the foreign policy strategy of the Turkmen state.

Noting the great importance attached to the visit of the head of the Turkish Parliament to Turkmenistan, Arkadag expressed confidence that the issues related to the legislative sphere, which will be discussed during the current negotiations and meetings of Mustafa Shentop in Ashgabat, will significantly strengthen cooperation in this area.

Further, the meeting continued in an expanded format with the participation of representatives of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh and the Turkish parliamentary delegation.

At the end of the meeting in an expanded format, a ceremony of signing a bilateral document was held. Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Shentop signed the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan and the Grand National Assembly of Turkiye.

Then, in a solemn atmosphere, the Hero-Arkadag read out the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov on awarding the Speaker of the Turkish Parliament with the order “Garaşsyz Türkmenistana bolan beýik söýgüsi üçin”. As indicated in the document, Mustafa Shentop was awarded this high award for his contribution to enriching the content of interstate cooperation.

On behalf of the head of state, to the applause of the audience, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesha presented a high award to the head of the Turkish Parliament, warmly congratulating his Turkish colleague on this significant event and wishing him further success in his work.

Mustafa Shentop, in turn, expressed gratitude to the Hero-Arkadag and the President of Turkmenistan, noting that this high state award is recognition of his contribution to the strengthening of Turkmen-Turkish relations.

On behalf of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, an official dinner was given in honor of the Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Turkiye, Mustafa Shentop.

Today, in the afternoon, Mustafa Shentop visited the International Akhal-Teke Equestrian Complex, where the participants of the National Equestrian Games Group “Galkynyş” greeted the guest with their performance.

At the end of the program of the working visit, the Turkish delegation headed by Mustafa Shentop went to the International Airport of Ashgabat, from where they flew to their homeland.