The Turkmen print media published today a congratulatory message of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the occasion of Turkmenistan's Independence Day. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the message notes that in recent years Turkmenistan has achieved a significant success in the socio-economic area and has significantly strengthened the country's international prestige and position.
The multifaceted Russian-Turkmen relations are becoming more substantive, said Dmitry Medvedev. According to him, these relations are based on a strong tradition of friendship and mutual respect.
"We are determined to continue to actively develop a political dialogue, economic and trade cooperation and humanitarian relations, expand cooperation in regional and international affairs. I am convinced that such a harmonious working together in the interests of the peoples of Russia and Turkmenistan will serve the cause of peace and development in Central Asia," said the Russian leader in his message.
Medvedev expressed confidence that the implementation of agreements reached at the recent Turkmen-Russian summit will give additional impetus to multifaceted cooperation and contribute to the successful work on major joint projects. "I will be happy to continue our fruitful contacts," said the Russian President, wishing health and welfare to his Turkmen counterpart, and prosperity to the Turkmen people.