07.11.2014 Talks between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who had arrived in the Turkmen capital on an official visit, held the talks in the Turkmen capital. An official ceremony of greeting the distinguished guest took place at the Oguzhan Presidential Palace Complex. 

 

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov invited President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to enter the Golden Hall, where they had one-on-one talks. 

 

The talks continued in Gorkut Ata Hall with the participation of the government delegations of the two countries. 

 

The ceremony of signing bilateral documents was held. The Framework Agreement on the cooperation between the Turkmengaz State Concern and Atagas Dogalgaz Tijaret A.Ş. Company on Natural Gas Sale and Purchase, the Protocol on the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Turkish Council on cooperation in the sphere of education between the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey, the Programme of Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey for 2015-2016, the Programme of Cooperation in the sphere of physical culture and sports between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey, the Memorandum of Understanding on the key principles of the cooperation in the sphere of transport between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey, the Agreement on enhancing and deepening the trade and economic cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey were signed. 

 

To the applause of those present President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan put their signatures to the Joint Statement. 

 

After the signing ceremony had concluded, the two leaders gave a press conference in Bayram Khan Hall. 

 

The leaders of the two states visited the Ahalteke Equestrian Sports Complex, where the President of Turkmenistan gifted a beautiful Ahalteke horse to the President of the Republic of Turkey as a symbol of the respect and indissoluble friendship between the two countries. 

 

Then the two leaders gave a press conference. The leaders of the two states highly evaluated the outcomes of the talks and reaffirmed the adherence of the two countries and peoples for the dialogue of friendship and fruitful cooperation. 

 

Then the leaders of the two states attended the opening ceremony of the Turkmen-Turkish Business Forum, which took place at the Mizan Business Centre. 

 

In the afternoon, President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan headed to Gypjak, where he paid tribute to the first President of Turkmenistan, laid flowers to the mausoleum and visited Turkmenbashi Mosque of Spirituality. 

 

The distinguished guest laid flowers at the Monument of Turkmenistan Independence located in the south of Ashgabat. 

 

President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, where the ceremony of conferring the academic title of Honorary Professor of this Institute to the leader of the Turkish Republic took place. 

 

In the evening, the President of Turkmenistan gave an official dinner in honour of the President of the Republic of Turkey. 

 

Then the President of the Republic of Turkey headed to Ashgabat International Airport and left Turkmenistan for his country. 

 

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A rich cultural programme was organized for the wife of the President of the Republic of Turkey – Mrs. Emine Erdoğan. Within the framework of the programme, the distinguished guest visited the National Turkmen Carpet Museum.

 

State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH)

 

 

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