"Russia is reliable and strategic partner for Turkmenistan," said President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, who had arrived in Ashgabat on a working visit at the head of his country's delegation.
According to ITAR-TASS, the president of Turkmenistan expressed confidence that "the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia to Ashgabat is of great importance for strengthening political, trade-economic and educational relations between the two states."
In turn, Sergei Lavrov said that the agreements achieved last year during the visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Russia are being implemented. "These agreements are also implemented in the context of Russia's chairmanship in the CIS, he said. We expect that this visit will take interaction between Russia and Turkmenistan to a qualitatively new level.
During the visit, Sergei Lavrov will also hold talks with his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Meredov.