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Telephone conversation with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

May 12, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

The two presidents exchanged warm greetings on the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. They noted the importance of this common anniversary for the peoples of the two countries, who cherish with pride the memory of the unparalleled feat of the combat veterans and home front workers.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sincerely thanked the President of Russia for sending a Defence Ministry delegation to attend Victory Day celebrations in Turkmenistan. The President of Turkmenistan expressed special gratitude for the delivery by Russian representatives of a copy of the Victory Banner and the original combat banner of the 748th rifle regiment of the 206th division of the Second Ukrainian Front, in which his grandfather Berdimuhamed Annayev fought heroically during the war.

The presidents also discussed the situation around the coronavirus pandemic and agreed on further contacts between relevant ministries and departments of the two countries.

They also reviewed a number of other bilateral issues with an emphasis on invigorating trade and economic cooperation.

May 12, 2020