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25.05.10 13:18
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visits Abdulrahim Khan's mausoleum in New Delhi
On May 24, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived in Indian on a three-day state visit. The president's airliner landed at Palam airport of New Delhi in the afternoon.

On the first day of the visit, the head of Turkmenistan visited the world famous attractions of the Indian capital, including the mausoleum of Abdulrahim Khan - son of a distinguished statesman, famous general, great thinker and writer of the East, Bairam Khan Turkmen, who left his stamp on the history of medieval India.

After going round the mausoleum, the President of Turkmenistan went to the upper tier of the mausoleum in the center of which stands the gravestone of Abdulrahim Khan and his wife, covered with a Turkmen carpet in honor of the momentous event, which was then handed over to the Indian side as a museum exhibit. A brief prayer "Ayat Tovir" was offered at a gravestone.

On the same day, the Turkmen leader visited the ancient mosque Kuwwat-ul-Islam where he viewed Qutb Minar minaret - "the seventh wonder of Hindustan", a unique monument of medieval Indo-Islamic architecture, which is included in the World Heritage List.

As part of the state visit, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will hold a series of important bilateral meetings, including with top leaders of India, in New Delhi today. Following the talks, the sides are expected to sign a solid package of documents that will regulate the Turkmen-Indian cooperation in a wide range of areas, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH) said.


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