On July 6, 2018, in the second half of the day, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has left Ashgabat for the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation on a working visit. After three hours, the aircraft of the President has landed in Kazan International Airport decorated by the State Flags of Turkmenistan, Russian Federation and Tatarstan.
Turkmen leader has been warmly welcomed by President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov who invited the President of Turkmenistan to make this visit.
From the airport, the motorcade of the heads of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan went to “Idea” Technical Park located in central part of Kazan next to the leading academic and educational facilities of the city. Technical Park includes business incubator, innovation and technology center and nano-technology center as well as Business Park. The objective of this facility is to build the system of commercialization of scientific ideas.
At the central entry, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Rustam Minnikhanov have been greeted by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov and Director of Innovation Technical Park Oleg Ibragimov and invited to look around the exhibition dedicated to industrial potential of Tatarstan.
Presentation of the number of completed and the most perspective projects demonstrated the practice of innovative activity of Technical Park. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Tatarstan had also visited the centre of development and production of medical robot simulator, which production has been arranged by “Eidos” centre, which was explained in details by its founder and general director Lenar Valeyev.
Joint motorcade of the Presidents of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan went to Kazan Kremlin from the “Idea” Technical Park.
There, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Rustam Minnikhanov went to Observation deck where the President of Tatarstan told to his high-rank guest about this unique complex of archaeological, historical and architectural monuments, which were built and operating from the foundation of the city until our days. In 2000, the Kazan Kremlin was entered into the UNESCO World Heritage List. Kazan Kremlin also has several museums including the Islamic Museum, the Museum of natural history of Tatarstan, branch of Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum the Hermitage-Kazan Centre and others.
After Turkmen and Tatar Leaders were photographed on the background of the city, they entered the President’s Palace and went up to the Ceremonial Hall where President of Turkmenistan left memory entry in the Book of honored guests of Kazan Kremlin.
The ceremony of official photographing took place in Ojak Hall. After, the meeting of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Rustam Minnikhanov with the participation of the members of the delegations of two countries took place in the Meeting Hall.
During the negotiations, the sides exchanged the views on current condition and perspectives of development of traditionally friendly Turkmen – Tatar dialog, which rests on historical ties and common spiritual and cultural values.
Topical objectives of cooperation in its key directions including the opportunity of expansion of beneficial trade-economic partnership and humanitarian contacts have been discussed during the meeting. Special attention has been paid to the improvement of relations in the sphere of education, established between Turkmenistan and Tatarstan, where many students from Turkmenistan study at the higher educational institutions.
In the end of the meeting, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Rustam Minnikhanov again confirmed the commitment of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tatarstan to traditional relations of friendship and constructive cooperation, having addressed the wished of happiness, wealth and prosperity to fraternal nations of both countries.
From the Kremlin, the Head of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan went together to Kazan Arena Stadium for the quarterfinal match of the World Football Cup 2018.
After completion of the programme of the working visit, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went to Kazan Airport from where he flew to Turkmenistan. After some time, the aircraft of the Head of the State has landed in Turkmenbashy International Airport.