The Republic of Belarus observes the Independence Day. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Turkmenistan Oleg Tabanyuhov writes in his article that modern Belarus builds its relations with foreign partners based on the principles of humanity, mutual respect and trust, trying to achieve the peace and equal cooperation.
Turkmenistan is reliable friend and strategic partner of Belarus in the Central Asia, - the Ambassador mentions. � Belarusian � Turkmen friendship is tested and is not subjected to any influences of the world political state. Constructive cooperation of Belarus and Turkmenistan on large international grounds is an example for other countries.
Mutual support of international initiatives aimed at consolidation of peace, stability and expansion of efficient economic development is a bright evidence of common approaches to realization of the main principles of foreign policy of Belarus and Turkmenistan.
The practice of annual high-level visits and trustful relations between Alexander Lukashenko and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov lays in the background of multilateral and bilateral cooperation. Belarus highly appreciates the success of Turkmenistan in social and economic development, consistence of Turkmen Government in realization of multiaspect strategy aimed at improvement of wellbeing of the people and prosperity of the country.
Bilateral trade and economic relations are developed successfully. In 2016, the volume of trade and services reached 300 million US dollars. Around 9 thousand Turkmen students study in Belarusian universities. The cooperation in science, sports, tourism and culture are actively developed.
There were two historically important events for Belarus and Turkmenistan this year � the opening of Garlyk Ore Dressing Complex and new complex of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Ashgabat. These events confirmed long-term prospects and strategic character of Belarusian � Turkmen relations.
Belarus has always been and remains to be one of the reliable friends and partners of Turkmenistan, Oleg Tabanyukhov highlights and expresses his gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for large input to consolidation of mutually beneficial cooperation between the Turkmen and Belarusian nations as well as for comprehensive support rendered to the Embassy of Belarus in its diplomatic mission.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper