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Russian-Turkmenistani talks

October 2, 2017, Ashgabat

Ashgabat hosts talks between Vladimir Putin and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Participants in the limited attendance talks discussed current issues of bilateral relations. Following the talks, consultations were held with the participation of the delegations.

Following the talks, the two presidents signed the Joint Statement of the President of the Russian Federation and the President of Turkmenistan, as well as the Strategic Cooperation Treaty Between the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan. A package of intergovernmental and interagency cooperation documents was also signed.

Intergovernmental agreements were signed on cooperation in combatting illicit trafficking of narcotics, psychotropic substances and their precursors; on the mutual establishment of migration agency offices; and on cooperation in industry, agriculture, sport, tourism. A protocol amending the Intergovernmental Agreement on Marine Transport of September 17, 2013 was also signed.

In addition, interagency documents were signed regarding cooperation in finance, healthcare, culture, standardisation and metrology.

Vladimir Putin presented Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with a state award of the Russian Federation – the Order of Alexander Nevsky. The President of Turkmenistan was recognised for his significant personal contribution to strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries, and to stability and security in Central Asia.

In turn, the President of Turkmenistan awarded Vladimir Putin the Order for Contributions to Developing Cooperation.

The two presidents also made press statements.

Later Vladimir Putin took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the People’s Memory memorial in Ashgabat.

October 2, 2017, Ashgabat