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President Putin spoke by telephone with Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov

January 4, 2001

The Presidents wished each other a Happy New Year 2001 and discussed a number of practical issues related to Russian-Turkmen cooperation. In particular, Mr Putin and Mr Niyazov discussed cooperation in the gas sphere, settling mutual finance obligations, further steps in defining the status of the Caspian Sea, etc.

January 4, 2001