On May 19, the ex-president and chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan (upper house of parliament) Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went to Kazan to participate in the economic summit "Russia - the Islamic world: KazanSummit 2022", as well as to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria. This was reported by the press service of the President of Tatarstan.
President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov met Berdimuhamedov at the airport .
Minnikhanov invited Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to take part in the celebrations of the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria during his visit to Ashgabat in April this year.
At the summit site, the ex-head of Turkmenistan met with the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov . Specific topics of negotiations are not reported, but judging by the video published by the press service of the head of Tatarstan , the parties discussed cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), as well as transport and transit corridors. Berdimuhamedov promised to submit the proposals of the Russian side to the President of Turkmenistan for consideration.
According to the TASS agency , speaking at the summit, the head of the upper house of the Turkmen parliament said that Ashgabat is ready to help strengthen ties between Russia and the countries of the Islamic world.
"Turkmenistan sees its future in friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding with the Russian Federation and the states of the Islamic world," Berdimuhamedov concluded.
After the summit, Minnikhanov and Berdimuhamedov held bilateral talks in the Kazan Kremlin. The head of Tatarstan expressed satisfaction with the cooperation and said that a number of Tatarstan enterprises operate in Turkmenistan, including KAMAZ PJSC, Tatneft PJSC, KER-Holding, Kazan Helicopter Plant.
According to Minnikhanov, Tatarstan has already fulfilled the contract for the supply of 1982 KAMAZ heavy trucks, two high-speed passenger boats of the A 145 project and an ANSAT medical helicopter.
Berdimuhamedov also confirmed his intention to expand cooperation with Tatarstan.
It is reported that during the meeting, representatives of the Tatarstan companies Tatneft, KAMAZ, KER-Holding and Eidos-Medicine reported on the projects they are implementing in Turkmenistan and talked about the possibilities for further cooperation.
At the end of the meeting, Minnikhanov presented Berdimuhamedov with the Order of Merit for the Republic of Tatarstan.
On the same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the head of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov with the Order of Friendship, and a week ago Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was awarded the jubilee medal “IPA CIS. 30 years”, which was presented to him by the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko .
Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH