The Turkmen delegation headed by Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in memorial events in Abu Dhabi in connection with the death of the UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (died on May 13 at the age of 73). This was reported on May 15 by the state news agency TDH .
In Abu Dhabi, the ex-president met with the eldest son of the deceased Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan , to whom he expressed condolences. He then met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan .
The President said that Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan helped in the construction of the Ashgabat mosque, the Döwletliler kösgi Palace, the Ene Myahri Center, the International Center for Internal Medicine, the Children's Hospital in Mary Velayat, and the modernization of the Archman sanatorium sanatorium and the Mary International Air Harbor, and also provided charitable assistance to the Döwletliler kösgi Palace, writes TDH.
The construction of these facilities was financed by the Abu Dhabi Development Fund, which was headed by Sheikh Khalifa (became president in 2004 after the death of his father). The Foundation began its activities in Turkmenistan in 1999, when its first project financed the restoration of the Archman sanatorium and opened a specialized hospital in Ashgabat for 182 million dirhams (about $50 million today).
During the visit, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also met with UAE Minister of Presidency Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan .
In Abu Dhabi, the delegation also visited the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where a prayer service was read for the deceased. The representative of the mosque presented the ex-president with books containing detailed information about this and other similar places of worship in the world.
In recent years, Ashgabat has regularly sent delegations to the UAE, which are trying to attract investment in various projects in Turkmenistan. Last time, on April 29, a delegation from Turkmenistan led by Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov held meetings in Abu Dhabi with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Minister for Presidential Affairs.
Earlier, the Turkmen side received a loan for the construction of a chemical plant for the production of mixed mineral fertilizers in Turkmenabat, a loan of $100 million for the construction of an airport in the city of Jebel in the Balkan velayat and a hybrid solar-wind power plant with a capacity of 10 megawatts in the Serdar etrap of the Balkan velayat.
Turkmenistan also offers the Abu Dhabi Development Fund to invest $175 million in the construction of a plant for the production of polyvinyl acetate in the Dashoguz velayat. It is planned to repay the loan with manufactured products.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan