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Turkmenistan - Tatarstan: the course of development of cooperation with the regions of Russia
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Turkmenistan - Tatarstan: the course of development of cooperation with the regions of Russia
Published 19.05.2022
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Today, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, made a working trip to the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation, where, as an honored guest, he took part in the XIII International Economic Summit “Russia - the Islamic World: KazanSummit 2022”, and also held a number of bilateral meetings.

Upon arrival at Kazan International Airport, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was warmly welcomed by President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov and other officials.

As part of the Summit, a large-scale exposition was launched at the Kazan EXPO International Exhibition Center. The attention of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan was attracted by samples of modern buses operating on electric traction. After reviewing the presented models, Hero-Arkadag expressed interest in purchasing such eco-friendly buses for our country.

Then the meeting of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov was held, which was also joined by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov, the State Advisor of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev and the Chairman of the State Council of Tatarstan Farid Mukhametshin.

During the meeting, it was noted with satisfaction that relations between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation, based on the principles of sincere friendship, trust and equality, are successfully developing today in all areas of bilateral cooperation. The main factor in their expansion is open and fruitful dialogue established between our countries.

The possibilities of participation of Russian partners in promising projects implemented in various sectors of the economy of Turkmenistan were also considered.

At the end of the meeting, the invariable readiness of the two friendly countries to continue to build up a mutually beneficial partnership that meets long-term mutual interests, as well as consistent with the strategy of interstate relations, was confirmed.

Then the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, took part in the plenary session of the XIII International Economic Summit “Russia - Islamic World: KazanSummit 2022”.

At the beginning of his speech, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, thanked the head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov for inviting him to the festive events dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria.

Addressing the participants of the Forum, Hero-Arkadag noted that the organization of the current International Economic Summit “Russia - the Islamic World” in Kazan is a clear indicator that Tatarstan has a special, in many ways unique role in strengthening relations of friendship and mutual understanding between Russia and the countries of the Islamic world.

Tatarstan traditionally acts as an initiator and conductor of many projects and proposals aimed at developing interstate cooperation in the economic, trade, investment, and humanitarian spheres. Such a mission is especially in demand today, it is designed to preserve and strengthen the foundation on which, from time immemorial, the culture of Russian-Islamic civilizational dialogue has been created and enriched, the worldview and spiritual closeness of the peoples of multinational Russia and Muslim countries have been formed.

This beneficial contribution of Tatarstan is fully manifested in the context of the development of Turkmen-Russian interstate cooperation, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized.

Recently, Turkmen-Tatarstan relations have been given an additional powerful impetus, bringing them to a new level. Partnership in the economic and investment spheres is successfully developing. In this context, the activities in Turkmenistan of such large companies from Tatarstan as KAMAZ, Tatneft, KER-holding, Kazan Helicopter Plant, Ak-Bars shipbuilding corporation and others were especially highlighted. They have proven themselves in our country, which intends to further build mutually beneficial partnerships with them, Hero-Arkadag said.

There are also favorable conditions for successful cooperation in the agricultural, food and processing industries, in the fields of science, healthcare, and sports.

At the same time, special emphasis was placed on cooperation in the field of high technologies and science-intensive industries.

Turkmen-Tatarstan ties in the field of historical science, the revival of the richest cultural and historical heritage of the two fraternal peoples are gaining good momentum. Joint archaeological and ethnographic work is carried out, joint publications are published. Scientists, creative teams take part in international scientific and cultural events held in Turkmenistan and Tatarstan.

The speech of the Hero-Arkadag was heard with deep attention.

In the afternoon, in the building of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation, a meeting was held between the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Farid Mukhametshin, during which issues of further development of bilateral inter-parliamentary relations were discussed.

Warmly welcoming Hero-Arkadag, the head of the Parliament of Tatarstan stressed that he was very pleased to have the opportunity to meet with the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan as part of his current stay in Kazan.

Thanking for the warm welcome, Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov spoke in favor of intensifying contacts between the parliaments of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan within the framework of Turkmen-Russian cooperation.

In continuation of the meeting, the high level of mutual understanding inherent in the Turkmen-Tatarstan relations, which testifies to the mutual commitment of the parties to further strengthen and develop a long-term partnership, was emphasized.

In this aspect, the importance of the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the countries of Central Asia and Russia, held recently in Turkmenistan, was noted as an important step towards creating a new constructive mechanism for interaction through the legislature.

For its part, taking into account that the issues of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, interaction in the trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres should constantly be in the field of view of parliamentarians, Turkmenistan is determined to consolidate common efforts in this direction.

In this context, the expediency of establishing an effective partnership between the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan and the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation was noted. Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov invited deputies of the State Council of Tatarstan to pay a visit to Ashgabat.

At the end of the meeting, mutual confidence was expressed that warm and trusting Turkmen-Tatarstan relations would continue to develop dynamically and strengthen for the benefit of the two peoples.

On the same day, the meeting of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan with the State Advisor of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Mintimer Shaimiev took place in the Kazan Kremlin.

Warmly welcoming Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the State Advisor of the Republic of Tatarstan noted that he was sincerely glad to have the opportunity to meet with the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan.

Expressing sincere gratitude for the warm welcome, Hero-Arkadag noted that he perceives the invitation to participate as an honored guest in the events dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria, as well as in the XIII International Economic Summit “Russia - the Islamic World: KazanSummit 2022” as a sign of high respect and evidence of traditional historical ties between the Turkmen and Tatar peoples.

In continuation of the conversation, it was emphasized that the mutual participation of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan in national celebrations and major international events has become a good tradition and serves as a good example of friendly bilateral relations.

In this context, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that Mintimer Shaimiev, having been the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, had made a significant contribution to the development of Turkmen-Tatarstan cooperation for a long time, which, in fact, is an important part of the Turkmen-Russian strategic partnership. The wisdom of life and political insight characteristic of him received universal recognition. And today, being the State Advisor of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mintimer Shaimiev tirelessly continues his selfless service to his native Fatherland.

As emphasized, the fruitful contacts that currently exist between Turkmenistan and Tatarstan are a vivid example of long-term constructive cooperation in the trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.

During the meeting, State Advisor of the Republic of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev presented to Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov an exposition on the activities of the Republican Renaissance Foundation for the preservation of historical and cultural heritage, spoke about new and implemented projects by the Foundation.

Expressing confidence that the mutual enrichment of cultures, based on long-standing traditions of friendship, will continue to contribute to the deepening and development of bilateral relations and serve as a solid foundation for further partnership, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan and the State Advisor of the Republic of Tatarstan exchanged best wishes to each other and the two fraternal peoples.

Then, at the residence of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation, a solemn ceremony of presenting the highest state award of Tatarstan to the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, took place.

Here Hero-Arkadag was warmly welcomed by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov. After exchanging friendly greetings, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan and the head of Tatarstan proceeded to a specially designated place in front of the established State flags of Turkmenistan, Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan.

In a solemn atmosphere, the Decree of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan on awarding the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the Order of Merit to Tatarstan is read out.

Hero-Arkadag was awarded this highest state award for special merits in strengthening friendship and cooperation between the Republic of Tatarstan and Turkmenistan.

To the applause of those present, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov presented the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the Order of Merit for Tatarstan, expressing heartfelt congratulations and best wishes in this regard.

Speaking with a word of gratitude, Hero-Arkadag emphasized that it was a great honor for him to accept this highest state award of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation, which he perceives as a sign of great respect of fraternal Tatarstan for our country and the Turkmen people.

The Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan noted with satisfaction that today the Turkmen-Tatarstan relations are characterized by a high level of multifaceted cooperation in the widest range of areas of mutual interest. Our country is ready to continue to develop a successful and mutually beneficial bilateral partnership in all sectors.

We are united with the Republic of Tatarstan by centuries-old historical ties, a common culture, language, traditions, as well as the proximity of moral values and foundations. That is why in Turkmenistan they treat the hardworking and wise people of Tatarstan with sincere sympathy and great respect. On this solid foundation of brotherhood and friendship, we will continue to build and develop our partnership, Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized.

Taking this opportunity, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan once again expressed sincere gratitude to President Rustam Minnikhanov and all Tatarstan friends for awarding the highest state award of the Republic of Tatarstan. At the end of his speech, the Hero-Arkadag wished the head and people of Tatarstan happiness, well-being and prosperity.

At the end of the solemn ceremony, the meeting of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan with the President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation took place.

Once again cordially welcoming the Hero-Arkadag, the head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov thanked him for accepting the invitation to visit Kazan to participate in the current celebrations.

Stressing that bilateral cooperation continues to grow stronger, filled with new content, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan noted that the great merit in this, of course, belongs to the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, while assuring that fraternal Tatarstan was, is and will be a reliable partner of Turkmenistan.

Thanking President Rustam Minnikhanov for the cordial welcome and hospitality, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that he was very pleased to have the opportunity to meet with him in friendly Tatarstan.

Hero-Arkadag also expressed his gratitude for the invitation to participate as an honored guest in the events dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria, in the XIII International Economic Summit “Russia - Islamic World: KazanSummit 2022” and the annual meeting of the Strategic Vision Group “Russia - Islamic world”.

The holding in Kazan of such significant international events aimed at enhancing the economic interaction of the Russian Federation with the countries of the Islamic world is an indicator of high authority and great international interest in Tatarstan. At the same time, these events will serve as an effective platform for finding new ways to expand business partnerships between countries in the post-COVID period, when the world community joins efforts to accelerate economic and social recovery, said Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan.

Based on this, Hero-Arkadag expressed his deep conviction that the current visit of the delegation of Turkmenistan and the upcoming meetings at various venues will make a significant contribution to the expansion of bilateral relations, which are an important component of the strategic partnership between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation.

Today, this allows Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tatarstan to successfully develop cooperation in various areas and confidently make plans for the future. Recently, there has been a noticeable progress in cooperation in the fuel and energy sector, as well as in the fields of transport and agriculture.

In this context, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan emphasized that large well-known companies are involved and successfully operate in the Turkmen market, among which KAMAZ and Tatneft occupy an important place. For many years they have been providing quality services in our country.

An equally significant aspect of Turkmen-Tatarstan relations is interaction in the humanitarian sphere, including in the field of education, culture and art.

In addition, an important step in promoting the existing cooperation could be the intensification of inter-parliamentary contacts and the exchange of experience in legislative activities. In this regard, Hero-Arkadag spoke about the expediency of establishing effective interaction between representatives of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan and the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan.

In continuation of the meeting, an interested exchange of views took place on the prospects and priority areas of bilateral partnership, taking into account its diverse potential.

Reaffirming the intention of the parties to further actively strengthen and expand multi-vector cooperation, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov expressed their best wishes to each other and the two fraternal peoples.

Having completed his working trip, Hero-Arkadag departed for his homeland.

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