On November 22, as part of the second day of his official visit to the United Arab Emirates, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in the opening ceremony of the Turkmenistan-UAE business forum.
In the morning, the motorcade of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov headed to the venue of the business meeting with the business elite of the friendly country – the fashionable “St. Regis Abu Dhabi”, where the head of Turkmenistan was warmly welcomed by the Minister of State for Foreign Trade of the United Arab Emirates Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi and the Chairman of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah Al Mazrui.
The exhibition of products manufactured in Turkmenistan, located in the lobby of the hotel, aroused great interest among the participants of the business forum.
Opening the meeting and warmly welcoming the high-ranking Turkmen guest, Chairman of the Federation of the UAE Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdullah Al Mazrui stressed that it was a great honor for him and all those present to meet with the head of one of the most dynamically developing states in the world.
Then the floor was given to the President of Turkmenistan.
Welcoming the heads of the largest companies of the friendly country, the head of state stressed that the Joint Committee for Cooperation between Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates, established in 2012, as well as the Business Council for Cooperation between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan and the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the UAE are good forms of business connections.
Inviting representatives of the business circles of the friendly country to large-scale and truly mutually beneficial cooperation that meets the huge potential of the two states, in conclusion of his speech, the President of Turkmenistan wished all the participants of the meeting good health, prosperity and great success in their work.
The speech of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov was listened to with great attention and met with thunderous applause.
A specially prepared video about the economic and investment opportunities of Turkmenistan, which was shown on a monitor installed on the stage, aroused great interest among the audience.
The high productivity of the business forum "Turkmenistan-UAE" was confirmed by the signing ceremony of bilateral documents held within its framework.
Also, between the business structures of the two countries, agreements were concluded for the provision of logistics services and various export-import operations.
Having warmly said goodbye to the participants of the business forum, which continued its work, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov came to the Wahat Al Karama Memorial Complex, built in honor of the national heroes of the UAE.
Having followed the line of soldiers of the Guard of Honor, the President of Turkmenistan solemnly laid a wreath at the foot of the monument, paying tribute to the memory and respect to the national heroes of the United Arab Emirates.
In memory of visiting the memorial complex, the head of the Turkmen state made an entry in the Book of Honored Guests and took a picture with representatives of the Emirati side.
Then the motorcade of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov headed to the Sheikh Zayed mosque. When leaving the car, the distinguished guest was met by the chief manager of the mosque, Yusef Al Obaidli. The President of Turkmenistan and Yousef al-Obaidli went to the center of the mosque, to a specially designated place.
Upon completion of the inspection of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the President of Turkmenistan went to the exit and left a memorable entry in the Book of Honored Guests. Here, the distinguished guest was presented with a gift of books telling about this mosque.
After warmly saying goodbye to the representatives of the friendly country, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov headed to the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
During the conversation here with the State Minister of Foreign Trade of the United Arab Emirates, Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov once again thanked for the cordial welcome and hospitality extended to the Turkmen delegation and expressed confidence that the agreements reached in the framework of the high-level negotiations, bilateral meetings and business forum "Turkmenistan-UAE", will give new powerful impetus to the further development of the traditional interstate dialogue.
Having completed his official visit to the United Arab Emirates, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov left for homeland.