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The meeting between the President of Turkmenistan and the President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation

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25 April 2022

 President Serdar Berdimuhamedov has met President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov, who arrived in our country to participate in the solemnities on the occasion of the national holiday of the Turkmen horse.

Having warmly greeted the head of the Turkmen state and having expressed his sincere gratitude for the accorded warm reception, President Rustam Minnikhanov conveyed the President of Turkmenistan sincere greetings and congratulations of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, who sent his wishes of wellbeing to all the Turkmen people. Having thanked for his continued attention to the issues of Turkmen-Tatar relations, the guest underlined that he is very glad to have an opportunity to visit again brotherly Turkmenistan.

Having thanked the guest for his kind words, the head of Turkmenistan conveyed his reciprocal greetings and best wishes to the President of the Russian Federation and noted a stable level of bilateral relations.

Availing of the given opportunity, President Rustam Minnikhanov once again congratulated the head of Turkmenistan with his confident victory at the elections and wished him successes in the large-scale work at the highest state post noting that he is sincerely glad to participate in the large-scale solemnities, which testify to the undying glory of “heavenly horses, an invaluable heritage of the national and world civilization.

In the meeting, a detailed exchange of opinions of the current state and priorities of further fruitful cooperation, which has great prospectus taking into account the existing interest developed by a great potential and rich experience of long-term joint work within the framework of realization of a number of large-scale projects, took place.

So, mutually beneficial cooperation between Turkmenistan and largest companies of Tatarstan - Kamaz PJSC, Tatneft, Kazan Helicopters Joint Stock Company and others can serve a good example for it.

Speaking of the interest of business circles of Tatarstan in expansion of their presence in the promising Turkmen market, President Rustam Minnikhanov pointed out that the favourable investment climate created in the country and high international authority of Turkmenistan as a reliable partner, which strictly follows its obligation, serve it.

The fuel and energy complex, transport and communications sector, trade and economic sphere, agriculture, sphere of high-end technologies, strengthening of bilateral contacts by business and entrepreneurship structures were outlined among priority areas. There is a great potential for bilateral partnership in the machine building, energy, oil processing and gas chemical industries as well.

Favourable opportunities open for interaction in connection with the complex reforms implemented in Turkmenistan with a view of industrialization of national economy, complete modernization of relevant infrastructure, creation of new high tech manufacture aimed at the output of a wide range of high quality competitive goods.

In the meeting, the head of Tatarstan made an emphasis on the national heritage and pride of Turkmen people – Turkmen alabay, one of the popular breeds of dog, which has preserved its original appearance, unique features, character and loyalty to his owner to our days. In this connection, the guest told the President of Turkmenistan of the alabay Ak dostu, which was given as gift by Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and now lives in Tatarstan.

Having highly appreciated a high level of bilateral cooperation reached in recent years, the head of the state underlined that our country considers Tatarstan a reliable and long-term partner.

In this connection, having marked the significance of participation of the head of Tatarstan in festive events on the occasion of the national holiday of the Turkmen horse, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that this visit will become another step in the strengthening of Turkmen –Tatar friendship and cooperation.

Upon completion of the meeting, the Presidents of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation exchanged kind wishes reciprocally confirming firmness of traditionally friendly bilateral relations and wishing peace, happiness and progress to brotherly Turkmen and Tatar peoples.