On June 29, Ashgabat hosts the VI Summit of the heads of the Caspian countries. Presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin , Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev , Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Iran Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Turkmenistan to participate in the event .
The distinguished guests met with President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and his father, ex-president and current chairman of the upper house of parliament Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov , who is celebrating his 65th birthday this day.
The parties exchanged general phrases about the successes in cooperation in various fields.
According to the TASS news agency , Putin was met at the airport by Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov. The President of Russia went to the summit site in a black Aurus, on which the Russian flag was installed.
Two weeks ago , it was reported that Turkmenistan purchased the first white Aurus Senat Limousine armored vehicle, which is produced in Russia. It was on it that President Serdar Berdimuhamedov moved during his visit to the Russian Federation on June 10.
The RBC publication reports that in honor of the anniversary, Putin presented Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with two sabers, a chess set and a sculpture of a horse and rider.
According to the press secretary of the head of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov , the chess was made by Zlatoust masters, the sculpture “The Returning Rider” was made by the great-grandson of the famous St. Petersburg sculptor Lansere. Speaking of sabers, Peskov clarified that one of them is old, the other is new.
The head of Kazakhstan, Tokayev , presented Berdimuhamedov Sr. with the highest state award of the Republic of Kazakhstan - the Order "Altyn Kyran" "for a significant contribution to strengthening Kazakh-Turkmen relations."
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan