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Beginning of official visit of the President of Tajikistan to Turkmenistan

Official visit of the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to Turkmenistan began this morning with a welcoming ceremony at the Ashgabat Independence Square.

To welcom the distinguished guest - the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, this attractive square was decorated with the National Flags of the two countries, guard of honor and the orchestra of wind instruments.

Distinguished guest - President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon was met by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov who invited him to the honorary tribune.

Afterwards, official welcoming ceremony continued with a report of the commander of the guard of honor, the performance of National Anthems of the two countries, the passage of the two presidents before the honor guard, a tribute of the high-ranking guest to the National Flag of the host country, greeting to the officers and soldiers of the Honour Guard, and the introduction of the official delegations of the two countries as well as the diplomatic corps accredited in Ashgabat and ended with the passage of the Guard of Honour before the two Heads of state.

The issues related to the development of friendly relations and expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation were discussed at the first meeting of Emomali Rahmon and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the narrow format.

President of Turkmenistan emphasized that "we consider your official visit to our country as important, as Turkmenistan and Tajikistan have similar views on many regional and global issues, particularly in the defense of peace, tranquility and stability". Berdimuhamedov highly appreciated the development of bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade, economy, energy, transport, industries, scientific and cultural domains, and stressed that it serves mutual interests.

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, pointing to the importance of the proximity of the positions of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan on many international issues, including countering terrorism, extremism and other global threats, stressed that such proximity is a good basis for expansion of political, trade-economic, investment and cultural ties.

They also expressed confidence that today's meetings and negotiations will actively promote the development of relations between the two friendly countries.

It is expected that as a result of meetings and negotiations at the highest level will be signed 5 new documents on cooperation in the fields of health, television and radio, and library.





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