President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov presented a three-year old Akhal-Teke stallion to his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov, said spokesman of the President of Uzbekistan Ulugbek Khasanov.
According to him, the stallion was presented to President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov during the Uzbek-Turkmen Friendship Festival as part of his official visit to Turkmenistan. "It's not just an Akhal-Teke horse, this is one of the elite stallions of the breed," Hasanov said.
The press secretary stressed that this gift is a sign of personal respect of the head of Turkmenistan to Islam Karimov and Uzbekistan as a whole.
In turn, according to the spokesman, the head of Uzbekistan repeated several times at various events during the visit that the relationship between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan was "an example of how friendship can be made and how peoples can make friendship."