On September 26, a number of important guests arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the celebrations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence, the state information agency TDH reported.
On this day, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Martin Bouygues, the head of the French construction company Bouygues, which is entrusted with the largest construction contracts in Turkmenistan. Among other things, the company built a new stand for the reception of parades, which was opened on September 16. She was also instructed to rebuild the old rostrum into the Center for the reception of businessmen.
At a meeting with President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov , bilateral cooperation was discussed, and then Berdymukhamedov presented his colleague with the Order of Turkmenistan "Garassyzlyk". On the website of the head of Tatarstan, the talks are not reported.
He held a meeting Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Chairman of the Board of Governors Çalyk Holding Group Ahmet Çalik to discuss mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields. Like Bouygues, the company also handles a large number of construction orders in Turkmenistan.
The head of state also received the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov , who "expressed genuine admiration for the beauty and purity of white marble Ashgabat." The governor's website reports that Belov met with Deputy Prime Minister Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov . It was noted that in 2021 the trade between St. Petersburg and Turkmenistan increased by almost 30%.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan